International Security Studies in Switzerland
This six-credit course will take place in Fribourg, Switzerland from July 1-22, 2021. Enjoy world-class lecturers and site visits to the United Nations, Council of Europe, NATO, and the European Parliament.
Incredible Site Visits
We travel to Geneva, Strasbourg, and Brussels to visit the United Nations, Council of Europe, NATO, and the European Parliament. We also tour French and Swiss WW2 fortresses and make a memorable pitstop at a French vineyard…
During our lectures and site visits we meet with military officials, ambassadors and diplomats, international security analysts, NGO leaders, and European scholars from a wide range of disciplines.
Study Abroad at Its Best
Switzerland is an incredible place to be during the summer. Not only is the city of Fribourg a fantastic base, but its location in the heart of Western Europe makes it easy to visit other amazing places during the free weekends as well as before or after the course.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for anyone considering a career in international security and for those interested in working for international organizations like the United Nations, NATO, International Red Cross, International Criminal Court, and the like.
The course is also a fantastic way for students to add evidence of international savvy and intercultural competence to their resumés.
Finally, for those students who are just looking to cap off their college experience with an international experience, Switzerland is a phenomenal place to do it.
What program alumni are saying...
Top 5 Reasons to study in Switzerland
In my humble opinion this course is the single best way to earn six credits at George Mason, period. Why am I so sure?
Watch the video to hear me explain my top five reasons:
Number 1: Invaluable international perspective
Number 2: Eat, Drink, Chocolate…
Number 3: Incredible site visits
Number 4: Location, location, location
Number 5: It will change your life
How the course works