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MHA Healthcare in Geneva

Program Details

Students will have an unique opportunity to visit with key government, healthcare, education, and global leaders within various organizations in Geneva. Some of the expected on-site visits will include healthcare organizations, the World Health Organization, UN Palace of Nations, higher education facilities, and others. Students will also be taken on guided visits to cultural and historical sites in Geneva.

Participants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be a MHA student


  • Geneva, Switzerland

Program Dates:

May 5th - 11th, 2024


$2,900 (Airfare NOT Included)

Suggested Payment Schedule (This does not need to be followed exactly. It is a guide so you do not have to pay so much at the end, but you can pay as much or as little as you want so long as the trip is paid in full before you leave):

  • Deposit: $500
  • December 1, 2023: $500
  • January 1, 2024: $500
  • February 1, 2024: $500
  • March 1, 2024: $500
  • April 1, 2024: $400

Deposit: $500

Deposit is due 72 hours after registration. If not paid in that timeframe, you may be dropped from your trip.

Payments can now be made online! Visit this website for instructions on how to pay your deposit and future payments online. Charges should show on your account within 24-48 hours after registration. If you want to pay with cash or check, please pay at the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning.

Includes: all program and cultural visit costs, hotel accommodations (double occupancy), all breakfasts and lunches on days in country (not travel days), two dinners, transportation within the city, insurance, and tuition.

Not included: airfare, passport, incidentals, excess baggage costs, any unscheduled travel, and some meals.


Itinerary is subject to change. Make sure to attend all pre-departure meetings.

  • Saturday, May 4 th Fly from SLC to Geneva, Switzerland 

  • Sunday, May 5th - Arrive in Geneva, Switzerland
    Welcome meet & greet

  • Monday, May 6th
    LECTURE: Introduction to Global Health
     LECTURE: Economic Evaluation & Analysis to promote UHC
    Cultural Sites Visit

  • Tuesday, May 7th
    VISIT & PRESENTATION: U.S. Mission to UN and Other International Organizations
    VISIT & PRESENTATION: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) “Introduction to Non-Governmental Organizations and their role in the Global Health Policy Realm”
    VISIT: UN Guided Tour

  • Wednesday, May 8th
    VISIT & PRESENTATION: The Joint United Nations
    Lunch on their own
    Visit Cultural Sites

  • Thursday, May 9th
    VISIT Geneva University Hospital (HUG)
    VISIT & PRESENTATION: World Health Organization (WHO)
    VISIT International Committee of the Red Cross Museum

  • Friday, May 10th
    Lecture: Wrap-up and concluding lecture
    Free time for students to explore the city

  • Saturday, May 11 th Fly home to SLC

Academic Courses

Students who participate in this study abroad program will be able to register for up to three (3) semester credits through Weber State University in the following:

  • MHA 6830 (3 credits)

Program Directors

Dr. Darcy Carter: Chair of the Department of Health Administrative Services and the MHA Director.

Dr. Miland Palmer: Program Director for the BS in Public Health

Trip Cancellations

If Weber State cancels a trip for any reason, all participants will be refunded 100% of funds paid to the school. If a participant withdraws from the program for any reason, they are subject to the refund policy found on the first page of the application.  Deposits are always non-refundable, unless the program is canceled by Weber State.  No refunds will be issued 30 days prior to program start date. 

Refunds will NOT be given to students due to COVID-19 concerns. Before programs were canceled in 2020, every student was given the option to withdraw from programs without penalty due to COVID-19. This year students are applying, cognizant of the pandemic. Weber State will not intentionally place students into high risk situations. We will work together with Program Leaders and Departments on canceling should the destination demonstrate increased risks, be they from COVID or any other concern. As such, students must abide by the standard refund policy.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8715.