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  • Locations: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: W&M applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winter
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Join W&M in Geneva, Switzerland this winter as students explore the world of infectious disease management. 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 Lausanne where students will visit the Olympic Museum, the Alimentarium, and other local experiences. 

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)
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Program Dates:
Arrival: January 3, 2023
Departure: January 20, 2023
*please keep in mind arrival dates will likely require a departure from the US earlier than this date.

Important Dates:
Application Due ($75): September 30, 2022
Deposit Due ($600): October 21, 2022
Balance Due: November 1, 2022
*A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and 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: $TBA - August 2022
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 30 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.

Seniors: Students who will be in their final year at W&M during this program are required to complete the COD Policy Waiver Petition. Please send your completed form to the advisor listed below for the GEO Advisor signature. 

Please contact the Global Education Office (

Winter Handbook 2022.pdf
Geneva Handbook.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Approximate Decision Date (Subject To Change) Start Date End Date
Winter 2022-2023 09/30/2022 10/07/2022 01/03/2023 01/20/2023