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  • Locations: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: Miami University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Label: Approved Course(s) Available In: Environmental Science, French, Kinesiology and Health, Political Science, Sociology, Zoology
Study Abroad Advisor: Annalee Jones, Kerry Strader, Kevin Fitzgerald, Paula Hudak, Peter Maribei, Ryan Dye
Program Description:
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SIT Study Abroad: Switzerland: Food Security and Nutrition (Summer)

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Investigate how the international community addresses the challenges of meeting the nutrition, food security, and health needs of populations in the 21st century.

Program Highlights

  • Examine food security, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and Slow Food culture in Switzerland and Istria.
  • Learn from food security and nutrition experts at governmental, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental agencies.
  • Complete an in-depth independent research project.
  • Study French and live with a family in the French-speaking canton of Vaud, where you’ll be immersed in Francophone culture.
  • Enjoy access to research and documentation centers such as the United Nations Library, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute in Lausanne.
  • Explore Istria, at the crossroads of Germanic, Latin, and Slavic cultures, and enjoy its high-quality olive oils and truffles. Spend a day in Venice.
  • Develop networking skills and global contacts in the fields of food security, nutrition, and public health.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

Key Topics of Study

  • Sustainable agriculture

  • Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

  • Slow Food culture in the contexts of Switzerland and Istria

  • Public health and non-communicable diseases

  • Obesity, under-nutrition, and inadequate nutrition

  • Infant and child feeding

Money Matters

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:

  • All educational costs, including educational excursions
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance


  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

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