Every academic year, MA staff lead a four-day study tour to Geneva, which enables students to gain experience and knowledge of human rights advocacy before inter-governmental organisations. Students attend sessions of the UN Human Rights Council and learn from a wide range of human rights advocates based both inside and outside the UN. This includes meeting government delegates and representatives of UN agencies. Meetings are also organised with officers from human rights NGOs based in Geneva.
The cost of the Geneva Study Tour is not included in the programme tuition fees. The Geneva trip can take place at any time between the last week of May and the third week of June. Travel arrangements are the responsibility of the student. The Institute will organise events and entry into the UN buildings, and travel insurance.
Overseas students may be required to obtain a visa for entry into Switzerland. It should be noted that only the applicant is permitted to ask the Swiss authorities for a visa; the university cannot do this on behalf of a student.