STUDY FOR A BRITISH UNIVERSITY DEGREE RIGHT HERE IN GENEVA IN 2021
by Chené Koscielny
2020 and 2021 are not the best years to start your university career, let’s face it.
COVID-19 has resulted in cancelled exams, missed university places, enforced self-isolation and online learning for many young people and there is no telling when it will all end and how this year’s problems might continue to affect next year’s intake. This is regardless of whether the pandemic is brought under control or not.
Now that hopping on a plane is not so easy, international families living in Geneva have to think carefully whether having a child studying abroad is the best choice after all.
If your family is based in Geneva and your child wants to study for a British university degree, but you are also looking at options closer to home, the International University of Geneva (IUG) offers a British university degree right here in Geneva.
7 REASONS TO STUDY FOR A BRITISH UNIVERSITY DEGREE IN GENEVA
1. COVID, OBVIOUSLY!
As long as this pandemic is around, having your child closer to the family home seems like a good idea.
2. 2 DEGREES IN 3 YEARS
Since 2018 students who study for any IUG bachelor programme have the opportunity to graduate with 2 international degrees in Geneva in 3 years: a Bachelor degree from the International University in Geneva IUG and a BSc (hons) in Business Management from the University of Plymouth (UK). This is shorter and more cost-effective than doing 2 separate degrees.
In their third year, students are graded both by the professors of the International University in Geneva and the University of Plymouth (UK).
3. FAMILIAR, MANAGEABLE SURROUNDS
If your child has grown up in Geneva, the thought of studying in a bigger city far from home- particularly in these uncertain times may be daunting. Continuing their studies, including studying for a British degree, in the familiar surroundings of Geneva, may be the perfect solution.
4. MULTI-CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT, GLOBAL EDUCATION AND NETWORK
IUG students study in a in multicultural environment and classes are limited to 30, providing students the time to access their professors. By choosing to study in a university, where the student body represents over 60 nationalities, each student prepares themselves for a global education. The faculty from 20 countries develop the analytical and decision-making skills necessary to thrive in a competitive environment.
IUG alumni are invited back on campus to present the company or organisation for which they work. The alumni span over 100 countries, representing an opportunity for students to participate in a global network.
5. INTERNATIONAL STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
During their studies IUG students can spend a term abroad at one of the partner institutions including Boston University, ESIC in Madrid or American University in Dubai. During the academic year several study tours are organised such as the visit of Silicon Valley and a student delegation participates each year in the competition of the Model United Nations organised by Harvard University -World MUN.
6. INNOVATIVE INSTRUCTION AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
The methods of instruction at the International University in Geneva are innovative and underline the importance of gaining an international perspective on management, digital, and international relations issues.
7. TWO INTAKES A YEAR
The undergraduate programs have two entries in September and February.
MORE ABOUT IUG
The International University in Geneva was founded in 1997 with the aim of providing an international education in Geneva. The institution is a not-for-profit Foundation established under Swiss law. Its governance is registered in a Charter which is approved by the Federal Department of Home affairs.
The University has institutional accreditation with the British Accreditation Council and proposes undergraduate and graduate programs in Business Administration, International Relations, Digital Media and Computer Science.
MORE ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
The University of Plymouth has over 30’000 students and was ranked by the Times of Higher Education among the top 150 young universities worldwide in 2020.
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