Your Time in Geneva
Away from the classroom your time in Geneva will be filled with opportunities. Below you will find links to some suggested attractions and resources that will help you plan how to fill your time off campus.
The Swiss, French and Italian Alps and Lake Leman are at your door step! Geneva region is the perfect place for outdoor activities: skiing, paragliding, sunbathing, strolling along the lake… Sightseeing : Montreux, Gruyère, Annecy, Chamonix … (www.geneve-tourisme.ch)
Among European cities, Geneva is one of the best connected by low-cost airlines with direct daily flights landing in Geneva from many European capitals. Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin are just a few hours away. If you book early you return ticket might only be CHF 60.- (www.gva.ch)
It is also very easy to get around by train within Switzerland and neighbouring France and Italy: Luzern, Interlaken, Paris, Rome…
Get your Eurail for unlimited travel: www.eurail.com
Geneva also has a lot to offer. Wander in the botanical gardens, explore the Old Town and St Pierre cathedral, get a taste of Geneva’s history and heritage by the Reformation Wall (www.ville-geneve.ch).
Visit some museums that are unique in the world: the International Red Cross and Red Crescent museum, the Information and Telecommunication Technology museum at the International Telecommunication Headquarters, Patek Philip museum on the evolution of watch making in Geneva, the Olympic museum in Lausanne.
(www.geneva.info/museums/) Enjoy coffee in a local café: www.geneve-tourisme.ch