Geneva - Switzerland

Programme Overview

Give your students a once in a lifetime trip, with unprecedented access to experts at the United Nations, Non-Governmental Organisations and CERN.  Tailored to your areas of interest, this trip offers opportunities to engage with experts in:

  • Human Rights; Health; Refugees
  • Trade; Development
  • Environment and Climate

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Geneva

An educational and inspiring destination

Geneva is the birthplace of the Red Cross, and is now the global centre for diplomacy, science, trade, and the coordination of disaster relief, human rights, and humanitarian aid. Many United Nations agencies have their headquarters in Geneva: over 40 UN organisations and 200 Non-Governmental Organisations are located in this beautiful city, with the Alps and Lake Geneva as a dramatic backdrop.

Geneva is also home to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, one of the world's largest and most respected centres for scientific research. A laboratory for particle physics research, it's where you'll find the famous Hadron Collider, and the latest research findings from a collaborative international team of scientists on the origins of the universe.

The experience in a nutshell

This Geneva trip is designed to enhance cross-curricular learning, and deepen understanding of the role of the UN, partner organisations and other Non-Governmental Organisations.

It’s important to say that no two Global Action Switzerland itineraries are the same! We tailor the trip and all the activities, including the exact UN agency and Non-Governmental Organisation visits and seminars, to your school’s learning objectives. Global Action partners with many specialised UN agencies, such as the WHO, World Bank, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNEP, and UNDP. In the planning stage we will work with your team’s profile and interests, as well as the availability of UN managers, to plan an outstanding programme for your group.

All school teams also have the opportunity to visit The United Nations Office at Geneva, CERN, The Red Cross Museum and a relaxed cable car ride and walk up Mont Salève with views over Lac Leman to Mont Blanc.

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Booking your trip

We appreciate how busy teachers are, so we’ve made the booking process as simple as possible! There are 4 easy steps:

  • Contact us

    Call or email us to book a meeting or phone call at your school. We will listen carefully to what interests you, and your requirements.

  • Tailored Proposal

    We will then email you a tailored proposal, which will include a full itinerary, all-inclusive price, and key documents for the Senior Management Team (SMT).

  • SMT Approval

    Once you get approval from the SMT, we will send you key marketing material, including posters, to help promote the trip.

  • School Presentation

    We visit your school to deliver inspiring presentations in a short Morning Assembly and a longer Parents’ Presentation 10 days later.

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Don't just take our word for it

Find out what our students, teachers and parents have to say about their experience with Global Action

  • I expected to learn a lot and we did. Expected pupils to engage, be inspired, challenged, shaken out of their comfort zones - most were at some point although this trip will probably affect them for the future too in ways yet unknown.

    Teacher – Millfield School

    Switzerland

  • The most important experience of the trip was getting the students to see what goes on in international agencies (dispelling some prejudices and inspiring them to get involved globally).

    Teacher – Sherrardswood School

    Switzerland

  • Absolutely perfect.  Perfectly organised visits and transportation.  Well done and a huge thank you.  Always a step ahead of us, the overall experience was not stressful for us as staff.

    Deputy Head – Westonbirt School

    Switzerland

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