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Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva

The University of Michigan Law School offers a semester study abroad opportunity with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (the Graduate Institute, Geneva) for up to two students each academic year as part of a student exchange. This opportunity began in fall 2007 and students may attend either semester. The language of instruction is English and French.

The Graduate Institute, Geneva, an independent graduate school, is thought to be the best international law and relations institute on the continent and offers an opportunity for Michigan Law students to study at a distinguished institution located in a dynamic and cosmopolitan international center.

Geneva is synonymous with world-class culture, food, parks, and shopping. Easily accessible—the French and Swiss Alps are close by and Paris, Milan, and the Mediterranean are reachable within about four hours by high-speed train—its close-in airport has numerous non-stop flights to cities in Europe and worldwide. No other foreign city has as strong a presence of international organizations as Geneva. With scores of official agencies and organizations and dozens of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) based in and around Geneva, it's truly an international city, bringing together policymakers, diplomats, advocates, and many other professionals whose work focuses on the most challenging global issues of the day and offering volunteer opportunities for law students interested in international affairs.

Interested students must comply with the General Guidelines for Semester Legal Studies Abroad [PDF], which contain important information, including how to apply. Please also read the Guidelines for Semester Study Abroad at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies [PDF].