Geneva Program

Boston University’s Geneva Physics Program, in cooperation with the University of Geneva, brings students directly to the cutting edge of modern physics. With classes at the University of Geneva and directed research at CERN, students work with the world’s leading physicists to explore the universe on the level of its most basic constituent particles.

The semester starts with a six-week orientation. During that time, students attend a course (PY482: Undergraduate Physics Seminar on Computation for Experimental Particle Physics) at CERN, in addition to intensive French classes. Both courses are accompanied by weekly follow-ups. During the internship, the students are mentored by BU physicists and others at CERN and the University of Geneva.

The lectures at the University of Geneva (Electrodynamics and Quantum Mechanics) are taught in French, with a separate discussion section in English held weekly. Students are considered full-time University of Geneva students, and enjoy all student privileges. Boston University’s residence hall is located in the center of Geneva.

For more program details, requirements and application deadlines please visit the Boston University Study Abroad website.