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University of Geneva

If you intend to come to Geneva for your studies, join me on this virtual tour to get to know the University of Geneva and the places around and make the best of your stay!

From Geneva
Online Experience
1 Hour
Upto 10 people
English, French, German, Spanish
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the campus of the University of Geneva
  • See some of the most famous historical and modern buildings on the campus
  • Learn about the student life here and what to prepare for before coming to this university

Originally founded as a theological seminary and law school in 1959, the University of Geneva is considered to be one of the best 100 universities in the world. The third-largest university in Switzerland in terms of student numbers, it has a sizeable international population. Almost 40% of the university’s students come from abroad. The university is located in several buildings across Geneva as well as the nearby city of Carouge, with lectures given in six different locations.

On this Online Experience, we will explore various buildings of the University located in the city centre of Geneva: Uni Bastions; the oldest building of UniGE; Uni Dufour, Haute Ecole de Musique, Uni Mail, and the Sciences faculty. You will see the places where students like to go out for a drink or grab something to eat, parks to rest and other places you might enjoy. On the way, we will discuss all the practical details you need to know about living and studying in Geneva to make the most of your stay in Switzerland.

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 40 CHF per screen OR as a private session for 110 CHF for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Emilie Bissardon

I have been a professional guide in Geneva since 2009. I have studied at the University of Geneva for the Certificate of Advanced Studies "Patrimoine et Tourisme". I work with the tourist office of Geneva and the museum of the Martin Bodmer Foundation. I am passionate about the history of Geneva. It is so rich that there is always more to discover and I love that! I also appreciate the melting pot of cultures from around the world in a human-scale city where you can do everything on foot and go from the lake to the historical centre to a park in a flash.

From USD 45 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.