Switzerland, Zurich - Winterthur

Foreign Affairs & Applied Diplomacy

when 29 June 2015 - 10 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee CHF 2500

Learn directly from Swiss Diplomats!
This interdisciplinary program is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and practical skills needed to operate successfully in today’s globalized world.

Participants will be able to develop their own critical perspective on international affairs and gain an understanding of key foreign affairs institutions, particularly those located in Switzerland such as the United Nations Office Geneva, the World Trade Organization (WTO), or the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Great Benefits at Every Level!
Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to study at one of Switzerland’s leading business schools, while getting to know our culture and our people. You will be able to connect and socialize with students from around the world, interact with Business leaders during company visits, and discover the natural beauty of Switzerland. Company visits, field trips, and an attractive range of extracurricular activities will make your stay a unique experience. During our special “Swiss Days”, you will have a chance to experience up close how Tradition and innovation go hand in hand in Switzerland.

Join us and be a part of yet another fantastic Summer Academy. We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Switzerland.

Course leader

Dr. phil. II, Dr. h.c. Max Schweizer, ret. Minister, served as a diplomat for the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs for 32 years. Since 2012 he is Senior Lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) School of Management and Law,

Course aim

Program topics will include International Politics & Organizations and Foreign Economic Policy. In addition, participants gain an insight into Swiss-EU relations.

Excursions to Geneva and Berne as well as meetings with key decision makers will enable them to discuss topical issues.

In addition, there will be an opportunity to hear directly from experienced diplomats and foreign affairs experts such as members of the Association SwissDiplomats – ZurichNetwork.

Credits info

After successful completion of the program, you will receive 6 ECTS credits and a certificate of attendance from the ZHAW School of Management and Law.

Fee info

CHF 2500: The program costs CHF 2,500 (includes course material, company visits, and welcome/farewell events). A 10% price reduction is available to students from partner institutions. Contact the International Office at your University to get the discount code for partner institutions. Accommodation is not included in the Price. The Summer Academy team will provide you with a list of attractive accommodation options near the campus.