Orientation Week

Group photo of 2016-2017 LLM students Group photo of 2016-2017 LLM students

Make a Smooth Start

Orientation Week is your opportunity to make friends and learn more about studying at the Geneva Academy and living in Geneva. It takes place the week before the start of the academic year.

Familiarize Yourself with the Geneva Academy

This mandatory week is designed to assist you in your transition to the Geneva Academy. The information sessions will help familiarize you with the Geneva Academy, your programme and the campus.

Get Answers to Administrative and Legal Questions

It is also an opportunity to ask questions about administrative and legal issues related to your arrival in Geneva. For example, health insurance, residence permits, bank accounts or registration at the University of Geneva and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

Student Life

Student Life   >

The Geneva Academy brings together a vibrant, intimate and multicultural community of around 100 talented students, leading professors and key experts in the humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice fields.

Student Council   >

The Geneva Academy Student Council promotes the interests and welfare of Geneva Academy students. This ensures they all enjoy the richest student experience possible during their stay in Geneva.

Language Courses   >

While studying at the Geneva Academy, you can take a wide variety of French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese or Arabic language courses.

Activities   >

Student life also extends beyond classrooms and libraries to the many social and cultural events and sports activities that take place throughout the year.

Several years have passed and I am now surrounded by former Geneva Academy students anywhere I go to work. I often come back to Geneva: walking through the streets, meeting my friends and seeing current LLM students full of hope and expectations makes me somewhat emotional, particularly because I know that they will meet those expectations.

Niccolò Pons, Associate Legal Officer, Trial Chamber, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia