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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. 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 overnight excursions to Lausanne and Zurich where students will visit the Olympic Museum, the Alimentarium, Fifa World Football Museum 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)
Required Text:
CHEM 361: Managing Global Infectious Diseases (3 credit) 
Required Text:


W&M Faculty:
Dana Lashley (
Program Dates:
Arrival: December 27, 2021
Departure: January 16, 2022
*please keep in mind arrival dates will likely require a departure from the US earlier than this date.

Important Dates:
Application Due ($75): September 14, 2021
Deposit Due ($600): October 15, 2021
Balance Due: November 1, 2021

*A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.

Program Fees:
Program Cost: $4,900
Includes: some meals, course fees, accommodations, transportation, excursions, international health insurance.
Does not include: some meals, airfare, US transportation to airport, personal expenses. 
For more information on the breakdown of program fees please visit our budget sheet here

Scholarship for this program is available. Please apply to the Reves Winter Scholarship by the September 14 deadline. 
Funding will be awarded based on financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. 

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 study abroad advisor Marina LaMastro ( 

Winter Abroad Handbook 2020 - 2021

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.