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  • Justin Elliott's Studies in Geneva

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    I can still remember the feeling of standing inside of the World Trading Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. My thoughts ranged from “wow, I feel really important” to “never could I have imagined an opportunity such as this.” This visit was just one of many, including our…

  • Credit: Justin Elliott
  • Major: Economics
  • Tags: Duke in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Cowbells

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    My favorite sound is now officially the melody of Swiss cowbells. After hiking up Mont Salève (aka "Balcony of Geneva") after class one day, my friends and I were surprised to hear such a loud and seemingly out-of-place muted rumble of cowbells. We soon thereafter came upon…

  • Credit: Ashley Middleton
  • Major: Public Policy
  • Tags: Duke in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Swiss Bliss

    Dear Global Education Office,

    So many times I would just go into the city, walk around the lake, and admire the Swiss beauty.  The lake, the mountains, the boats, the jet all make for scenery that you can't imagine anywhere else.  There truly is a serenity that exists here…

  • Credit: Ethan Levine
  • Major: Undecided
  • Tags: Duke in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • A Weekend to Remember in Berlin

    What a weekend we spent in Berlin! It was wonderful to be able to explore the city on our own time frame and with transportation provided by the program. My friends and I took the opportunity to explore Museum Island on foot on Friday, to…

  • Credit: Holly Dayton
  • Major: History
  • Tags: Duke in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Fete-de-Geneve

    It seems all so perfect and romantic. My last day in Geneva was also the last day of the Fete-de-Geneve (the Geneva Festival). The beautiful city bade me farewell in the most wonderful manner - with fireworks blazing over Lake Geneva for hours into the night.…

  • Credit: Arun Karottu
  • Tags: Duke in Geneva, Switzerland, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I spent six weeks studying in Geneva, Switzerland and traveling throughout Europe. I was able to tour Switzerland, visiting a castle in Vevey, jazz festival in Montreux, a gorgeous cathedral in Fribourg, and the city of Lausanne with everything it has to offer. I experienced Barcelona, Spain's…

  • Credit: Gabrielle Levac
  • Major: Statistics
  • Tags: Duke in Geneva, Switzerland, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    One of the highlights of my study abroad experience was hiking near Chamonix and Mont Blanc in the French Alps. At times we were so high, it felt like we were floating among the clouds. Not only did we get up close and personal to glaciers, we…

  • Credit: Samantha Prouty
  • Tags: Duke in Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    One weekend while I was in Geneva, our teachers took us hiking in the French Alps. This was a very special weekend for me because I really pushed myself to do something I didn’t think I’d ever be able to do. I climbed to the summit of…

  • Credit: Grace Cao
  • Tags: Duke in Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    During my six weeks based in Geneva, I traveled to major cities almost every weekend. We sat at cafes in Paris, straddled democracy and communism in Berlin, looked out over the Charles River in Prague and tramped the avenues in Zurich during Street Parade. But perhaps my…

  • Credit: Ben Cohen
  • Tags: Duke in Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    As a part of Duke in Geneva, the class visits Chamonix, France, a small town in the Alps with an outstanding view of Mount Blanc. On one of our day hikes after reaching a cafe fairly high up, and eating some delicious stew overlooking the town, the…

  • Credit: Gabrielle Levac
  • Major: Statistics
  • Tags: Duke in Geneva, Switzerland, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Duke in Geneva, simply put, was an unforgettable experience. Geneva's reputation as a global city provided countless opportunities to visit international NGOs such the United Nations, WTO, and ILO, as a way to expand upon my knowledge of international business. Additionally, its prime location in the middle…

  • Credit: Vadim Leonov
  • Tags: Amsterdam, Berlin, Duke in Geneva, Geneva, Prague, Switzerland, Venice, summer
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain