The Duke Global Policy (DGP) Program in Geneva is a one-of-a-kind experience that prepares graduate and professional students from around the world to tackle the world’s most pressing policy challenges.


Option 1: Intensive Course Week

Focus options: Global Health or Humanitarian Crises, Refugees, and Human Rights.

Students learn how international and non-governmental organizations in Geneva are addressing today’s global challenges.

Meet with practitioners, visit Geneva-based IGOs and NGOs, attend networking events, gain professional coaching, join group case simulations, write a policy memo. It’s a rigorous week that shapes students’ professional and personal ambitions.

(2 academic credits from Duke University) 

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Many students stay for the summer and complete a local internship. Participants who choose this option gain unparalleled access to UN agencies and other leading Geneva-based institutions. 

This program is ideal for individuals who can spend a longer time in Geneva.


2024 details

The Summer 2024 program is currently under design and will be announced later this fall. Please check back for updates.

The intensive course-week was one of my best decisions at Duke University. I got to interact with students with similar interests across not only Duke but also other colleges in the U.S. The presentations by development practitioners in Geneva were top-notch. It's amazing to see that we got so much done in just five days! That says a lot about design of the program - impeccable! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in international development/global policy and looking for an insight into what is happening in Geneva. Monisha Eadala, MIDP '20


Access to International Policymakers

Geneva Program students often intern at international policy organizations such as the United Nations, World Health Organization, and World Trade Organization.

Explore Geneva program FAQs.

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