Lake Forest College wants to encourage its dual-season and winter-sport varsity athletes to participate in study abroad programs, without having to give up their sport. For this reason, we are working with several of Webster University’s programs abroad, which allow those students to study for a single term in one of several locations, while still bringing their financial aid.
Geneva is the historic center of international cooperation and is home to the United Nations, other major international organizations, numerous multi-national corporations, and a vibrant financial and trading center. When it comes to recreation, the Alps and the Lake Geneva region offer some of the best sporting terrain in the world – right at your doorstep. Moreover, Geneva is situated in the heart of Europe so it is easy to immerse yourself in the culture of other European cities, all accessible in less than two hours by plane.
To be eligible to participate in this program, students must meet the following requirements:
Geneva is an ideal destination for students who wish to explore Europe. The campus is just a 5-minute drive from the airport and most major European cities can be reached in less than one hour by plane. For students who wish to stay closer to Geneva, the city and region do not disappoint. In addition to outdoor activities in any season, students are just a few minutes from the French border and Italy can be reached in just a few hours by train.
Webster University programs abroad have two terms each semester, with courses being taught in Term 1 or Term 2. Lake Forest varsity athletes participating in a dual-season or winter sport would choose one term.
At Webster Geneva, you will be welcomed into Webster University’s global community by faculty, staff, and students from more than 90 nations. Students at Webster Geneva are surrounded by a supportive and collegial community which provides the individual attention necessary for academic success and personal growth.
Webster Geneva offers a wide range of undergraduate majors and minors (see reverse side). Students can choose to take courses specific to their academic area or courses from the Global Citizens Program (GCP), Webster’s globally focused general education program. GCP courses are regularly offered at Webster Geneva, allowing for a vast selection of general education courses. A student can choose from courses in the fields of accounting, anthropology, business, computer programming, finance, French, history, journalism, mathematics, management, photography, politics, psychology, religion, sociology, and much more!
The campus offers classrooms, academic and staff offices, recording and photographic studios, a cafeteria, a fitness center, a student recreational area, and a library. The library consists of a physical collection of over 25,000 items and is supported by a professional, accredited Librarian and trained staff. It also includes an extensive online Library, which allows access to digital collections of academic journals in all subject areas, over 25,000 ebooks, e-reference collections, educational streaming video sites, and training materials among other resources.
More information on courses can be found on the Webster Geneva website.
Students contribute enormously to Webster’s vibrant campus and community through the generous volunteering of their time and energy for various activities and events.For example, students assist with Orientation Day and the annual Graduation Ball. They also help organize debates, forums, guest lectures (local and international), conferences, field trips, clubs and societies, sports teams, fun evenings, and weekend events.The Student Services team at Webster Geneva can help you make the most of being in Geneva, with information on the local area, activities, and events across the city!
|Housing and Meals|
Student-athletes may be eligible to live on campus during their sports season, even if they are planning to study abroad that term. To maintain eligibility to live on campus, students must apply to Residence Life in advance, and meet these conditions:
On-campus housing at Lake Forest is not guaranteed. Contact Stacy Oliver-Sikorski during the study abroad application process to apply.
Students may also choose to live at home, if eligible, prior to departing on their study abroad program.
Study abroad students are housed off campus at Les Berges du Rhône. Les Berges is well serviced by public transportation, both train, and bus, making the 20-minute commute to campus a cinch for students! Housing 118 students, Les Berges is located in the center of Geneva, on the banks of the Rhône River.
OVERVIEW- Type of Units:
AMENITIES AT LES BERGES:
Linens, including quilt and cover, pillow and pillow case and bottom sheet, are provided for Study Abroad students. Webster-Geneva does not provide TVs, radios, alarm clocks, towels or hair dryers.Packing lists will be given in your orientation packet at the end of the semester. 3 Assistant Resident Coordinators (ARCs) live on the premises and are available to help students manage and enjoy their residence hall lives as part of the Webster community.
More information on housing can be found here.
For all approved programs for guaranteed financial aid transferability, students pay their Lake Forest College tuition plus a program fee. The program fee for a single term (1/2 semester) to Webster University-Geneva includes orientation, on-site director, college fees, the ISIC card, and housing. Meals are not included.
In addition, if you are approved by Residence Life to live on campus during the other half of the semester, there will be a pro-rated charge for housing, meals, and fees that are not included in this estimate. Please see Stacy Oliver-Sikorski for details.
Here is an estimated budget for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 programs:
Tuition rates and program fees are subject to change each year, but this information was up-to-date as of February 2018. We will notify applicants, and update this page if the program fee or other estimates change.
You can discuss with Financial Aid your specific aid package and your expected family contribution.
Keep in mind that you may spend more or less in certain areas like personal expenses, travel, meals, or airfare, depending on exchange rates and your own spending habits. Classroom or lab fees are not included in this estimate and will depend on your course registration choices.
Don’t forget to apply for scholarships! A great listing can be found here.
For Questions About the Initial Application Process:
Coordinator of the Global Engagement Office