Widener Law’s Summer Abroad Programs Open in Switzerland
Web Editor - Published: June 3, 2013
SwitzerlandFlagXSmallWidener Law’s 2013 Summer Abroad program in Lausanne, Switzerland recently got under way and will run until June 29th. The program, operated in conjunction with the University of Lausanne, takes students to a breathtakingly beautiful city and intellectual center that is home to the International Olympic Committee.

Widener students have been traveling to Switzerland for a unique and exciting summer program since 1991, and specifically to Lausanne since 2009. Course offered during this year’s program include Comparative & International Health Law, Topics in Global Health: Infectious and Chronic Diseases, and International Litigation and Arbitration.

The program in Lausanne affords students the opportunity to explore the surrounding lake and mountainside area or travel into other parts of Europe during downtime from classes. Popular destinations include Geneva and Montreux, home of the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival, or even trips into neighboring countries France, Germany, Austria, or Italy.

Widener Law also offers Summer Abroad programs in Venice, Italy and Nairobi, Kenya that will run from June 17th to July 12th and June 24th to July 24th respectively. Both programs provide students with a distinctive educational and cultural experience.

Widener Law’s oldest Summer Institute, The Nairobi program began in 1988 and is offered in partnership with the University of Nairobi. Students in the program experience a beautiful country with world famous wilderness reserves and beautiful beaches on the Indian Ocean while studying the law from both Kenyan and American faculty.

Students participating in the Venice program this summer will have the opportunity to learn comparative corporate law from Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland, one of America’s most distinguished jurists. Students in the course will compare what other countries are doing in areas of corporate law when confronted by similar issues that have already been decided by Delaware courts.

“It’s really interesting to learn about different approaches,” says Holland, adding, “Venice is a spectacular city and I look forward to again sharing this summer experience with students who are studying through the Widener program.”

Learn more about Widener’s study abroad programs in Venice, Nairobi, Kenya or Lausanne, Switzerland.