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  • Locations: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: W&M applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winter
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Join W&M in Geneva, Switzerland this winter as students explore the world of infectious disease management. Depending on availability, students will have the chance to visit sites such as the International Red Cross and Red Crescent offices and Museum, Doctors without Borders, CERN (which houses the world's largest particle accelerator) and several other leading organizations in Global health to meet with leaders in public health management. During this trip, students will take a deep dive into real world problems in disease mitigation, tracing, and immunizations. Students will live in Geneva, immersing themselves in the Swiss lifestyle. The trip also includes excursions to other sites in Switzerland, and end with several days in Zurich.

About W&M Winter Programs:
W&M Winter programs are led by W&M faculty and students will received W&M credits. All courses must be taken for a grade, which will be calculated into their GPA. Students will participate in a 1 credit pre-course that will take place from mid-October through just before exams. This course is required for participation in the program.  Students will automatically receive COLL300 for courses taken abroad.

Course Information:
INTR 299: W&M Winter Geneva Pre-Course (1 credit)
Required Text: TBD
CHEM 360: Global Infectious Diseases (3 credit)
Required Text: TBD

Prerequisite: none

W&M Faculty:
Dana Lashley, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Program Dates:
Arrival: January 3, 2024 in Geneva
Departure: January 20, 2024 in Zurich
*please keep in mind arrival dates will likely require a departure from the US earlier than this date.

Important Dates:
Application Due ($75): September 18, 2023
Deposit Due ($700): October 16, 2023
Balance Due: November 1, 2023
*A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the deposit fees are non-refundable.

Application fee information:
The application fee ($75) is due by the deadline and should be paid online at the GEO Marketplace Store. Whoever is making the payment will need student 93#, email, and phone number. The application fee is refundable in the event that you are not accepted into the program or the program is canceled by W&M. 

Program Fees:
Program Cost: $3500
Includes: Excursions, accommodations, in country transportation, some meals, course fees, international health insurance. 
Does not include: Flights, personal expenses, some meals, US transportation, required texts.
For more information on the breakdown of program fees please visit our budget sheet. 

Scholarship for this program is available. Please apply to the Reves Winter Scholarship by the September 18 deadline. 
Funding will be awarded based on financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. 

  • Students must be an active W&M undergraduate student in good standing, not on academic or disciplinary probation during time abroad, and eligible to take classes at the W&M Williamsburg campus to study abroad. 
  •  Students currently on-campus must successfully complete 1 credit fall course. 
  • For more information about eligibility, please visit our Policies that Affect You page.
Please contact Lisa Roney, Special Programs Advisor (

W&M Winter Program Handbook 2024

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.