Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
Orientation Week is your opportunity to make friends and learn more about studying at the Geneva Academy and living in Geneva. It takes place the week before the start of the academic year.
This mandatory week is designed to assist you in your transition to the Geneva Academy. The information sessions will help familiarize you with the Geneva Academy, your programme and the campus.
It is also an opportunity to ask questions about administrative and legal issues related to your arrival in Geneva. For example, health insurance, residence permits, bank accounts or registration at the University of Geneva and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
The Geneva Academy brings together a vibrant, intimate and multicultural community of around 100 talented students, leading professors and key experts in the humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice fields.
The Geneva Academy Student Council promotes the interests and welfare of Geneva Academy students. This ensures they all enjoy the richest student experience possible during their stay in Geneva.
While studying at the Geneva Academy, you can take a wide variety of French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese or Arabic language courses.
Student life also extends beyond classrooms and libraries to the many social and cultural events and sports activities that take place throughout the year.
The Geneva Academy offers an exceptional quality of training in international humanitarian law, international human rights law, public international law, refugee law, and international criminal law. The interdisciplinarity and rigour of this programme greatly contributed to my professional development, both at the international criminal tribunals in the Hague and at the ICRC.