Optional courses

The Eduki Foundation invites teachers to organize a program of visits and debates in various international organizations, based on a pre-defined theme, over a semester or a year. Classroom courses and visits are organized alternately.

An optional course on international relations

ONU option complémentaire

The Eduki Foundation, together with Secondary II teachers, organizes the complementary option "meeting with Geneva International". It can be spread over 1 or 2 semesters and deal with one or more themes of international relations.

Withe the consent of the teacher, between 1 and 3 themes of the international cooperation can be chosen and studied in class. For each theme, presentations are organized in international and non-governmental organizations. Each time, an expert of a theme presents his organization and his work. The presentation of the expert is preceded by a course  carried out in class by the teacher.

Extract from a semester "meeting with Geneva International" on the theme "agriculture and development"

Lesson 1 Introduction to International Geneva in class.
Lesson 2 Preparating about the theme of  "Agriculture and development". 
Lesson 3 Meeting with an expert from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Class outing.
Lesson 4 Developing a course on agriculture and development in class.
Lesson 5 Meeting with an expert from the Swiss Mission to the World Trade Organization. Class outing.
Lesson 6 Meeting with a speaker  from a multinational food company. Class outing.
Lesson 7 Oral examination on classroom lessons and external visits.

Other possible themes

Human rights
Economy, Labor and Development
International Geneva
Professions in International cooperation
Humanitarian aid, Refugees and Migration


Internet, post and telecommunications
Peace and Disarmament
Population, culture and education
Intellectual property
Science and research
United Nations System

Non-exhaustive list. Contact us for more information.

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare questions in advance.

The thematic files available (French only) on our website make it easier to get information about the issues that will be discussed.

One week before each visit, topical links to the theme will be sent to participants by e-mail.