Geneva is a leading financial center and home to the highest number of international organizations in the world, some of which include the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization and the Red Cross. An ideal global destination for international conferences and negotiations, Geneva is the location of over 200 diplomatic missions and 119 financial institutions.
Nestled between the Jura mountains to the west and the French Alps to the east, and situated on the bank of Western Europe’s largest lake, Geneva is easily one of the most picturesque cities in Europe. With its central location, Geneva can be reached within one hour by plane from most major cities in Europe, it’s no wonder that a city of 200,000 inhabitants is the diplomatic center of world.
It is the second-largest city in Switzerland and the most international city in Europe. With three official languages, Geneva is as diverse as it is international, and while French is spoken predominantly, English is spoken almost everywhere.
EU Geneva campus life
The EU Geneva campus is located alongside the Rhône river close to the Pont du Mont-Blanc. This central location puts you at the heart of the world’s leading businesses and is just a five-minute walk from the financial district and the main shopping area.
You’ll feel right at home in your new neighborhood, surrounded by eclectic architecture and steps away from artisanal shops, trendy bars and restaurants. The area is well connected by public transportation, so you can easily move about and explore this charming city.
Head for a scenic lunch break at Philosopher’s Island and Parc des Bastions. Need a quiet place to study? One of the biggest libraries in the city, is a few minutes away on foot. In summer, you can take a refreshing swim in Lake Geneva at Bain de Pâquis beach or take a stroll through the flea market in Plainpalais. With the Alps just a short, one-hour drive away, you can hit the slopes every weekend. Geneva is also home to a number of music festivals and the Nuits de Bain - gallery nights that take place in the hip art district of Quartier des Bains.
The campus building houses state-of-the-art learning facilities. Wi-Fi access is available across campus and every classroom has a SMARTboard with a high-tech sound system.
Programs Offered in Geneva
GETTING TO EU GENEVA
Bus and Tram
The campus is a ten-minute walk from Gare Cornavin, which links to the rest of Geneva and the rest of Europe.
The closest public transportation stops are Isaac Mercier, Stand and Bel-Air. Tram 15 and bus 1 stop at both Isaac Mercier and Stand. Tram 12 and buses 3, 5 and stop at 10 Bel-Air.
There are underground parking facilities close to campus.