GSD student and alumni testimonials

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Hassan Abul Enein
Egypt
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
GSD Student Body President 2017
Class of 2017

‘It has been a captivating journey that changed my life’

Jade Robert
France
Master of Arts in International Relations (MA-IR)
MIR/MA-IR Student Body Ambassador 2017
Class of 2017

‘My year at GSD, as part of my MA-IR course and as a Student Body Ambassador, has been the highlight of my academic life so far!

Viktoriia Satviska
Ukraine
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (BA-IR)
Student Body Ambassador BA-IR Year I
Class of 2019

‘відкриває двері в світ міжнародних відносин, це буде цікаво та захоплюючи!’

Mariana Suarez
Colombia/ New Zealand
Master in International Relations (MIR)
Student Body Ambassador MIR 2016
Class of 2016

‘The schools’ assistance in finding an internship takes you out of a classroom and into the offices of International Institutions, NGOs and Missions.’

Dr. Kalliopi Ioannidou
Greece
Executive Master in International Relations
Class of 2016

‘I feel extremely fortunate to have been able to study at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and to have had the opportunity to receive an inspiring education at all levels; well-structured lectures, practical training through simulation sessions, participant engagement and mentoring.

Juan Pablo Cardenal
Spain
Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR)
Class of 2016

‘Being at the heart of Geneva and close to the UN environment was key for me in choosing GSD. The EMIR program is very much connected to topics that are top of the agenda in today’s current affairs.’ 

David Orre
Sweden
Master of Arts in International Relations
Class of 2017

‘I would recommend Geneva School of Diplomacy to anyone who is looking for an engaging and interactive education, with a clear professional focus’. 

Donis Sadushaj
Tirana, Albania
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (BA-IR)
Student Body Ambassador BA-IR Year II & III 2016
Class of 2018

‘Only a few people get the chance to be part of the international organizations and I was lucky to be part of GSD which gave me the opportunity to join ITU’.

Noori Obaid Khan
Afghanistan
Executive Master in International Relations

GSD is suitable especially for professional people and provides excellent faculty who are experts in their chosen fields. The education at GSD encourages peace for all human beings on a global scale. GSD also provides a multicultural atmosphere which is itself an amazingly enriching learning environment.’

Marco Dos Reis Da Costa
Timorese (Timor-Leste)
Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR)

The executive studies at GSD serve me on a daily basis since all the study subjects have a direct impact on my work as a career diplomat. I feel honoured to be part of the GSD family of highly motivated students, brilliant faculty, and exceptional alumni.’ 

Zoé Ryan
United States
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Class of 2017

“Working for the Council of Europe has provided me the opportunity to thoroughly network with the international community in Geneva and has given me an entirely new perspective of international affairs from an organizational point of view.”

Shuchita Mehta
India
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Alumni

‘Thanks to GSD I was in a good position to capitalise on Geneva being the hub of international relations & diplomacy. During the period of 13 months, I internet with three organisations, including the World Health Organisation (WHO), Nuclear  Age Peace Foundation (NAPF) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP).’

Ambassador Matern Lumbanga
Tanzania
Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR)
Alumni

At GSD, I benefitted from the very resourceful Professors who provided important knowledge relevant to their fields of study and advice at all times. Apart from the Professors, I had a lot to learn from my fellow students whose varied experiences and backgrounds also provided a rich learning experience. I found that most of the issues taught at GSD were also very relevant to my day to day activities related to my work.’

Hon. Mahmoud Thabit Kombo
Zanzibar/Tanzania
Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR)
Alumni

GSD gave me a lot of value especially in leadership. And now I’m a political leader because the position I’m holding is a top position in the Ministry of Health (approximately 4.8 thousands employees are directly under me). I believe GSD is one of the best things I have ever done because of the lectures what gave us the right level of practicality. Other institutions teach more theory, but at GSD we were dealing with practitioners; ambassadors, people of high profile, people who had negotiated big United Nations agreements, etcetera. Anybody who wants more practical experience should come to GSD.

Jon-Mark Walls
United States
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Alumni

‘With internships at the 2010 Spanish Presidency of the European Union as well as the Office of the Director General at the United Nations Office in Geneva working on the Political Affairs, External Relations and Interagency Affairs team, I feel confident moving forward in a related career.’

Louisa Djerroud
Algeria / Switzerland
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Student Body Ambassador BA Year II-III 2017
Class of 2017

‘I have to say that my favourite thing about GSD is the long list of professors that have an insight into the work of the international community, through working at the Human Rights Council, to managing NGOs and sharing their experiences as Ambassadors, they have the best advice you could possibly find in Geneva. It is also such a thorough and accessible way for starting your own network. ‘

Marco Marcucci
Italy
Master in International Relations
Student Body President 2016
Class of 2016

I chose Geneva School of Diplomacy due to the high level of professionalism and the level of the entire staff, both faculty and personnel. My choice has been well rewarded.  

Faaiz Kaamil
Afghanistan
Master in International Relations
Class of 2011

‘Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations is an exceptional institution, which not only has expertise in providing a scholarly and academic understanding of International Relations and Diplomacy, but also allows students to enjoy a great opportunity of learning from practitioners with lifetime experiences in practical diplomacy in the world’.

Hussein Aboul-Enein
Egypt
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Class of 2017

‘The most important thing I have learned is to work hard until you get where you want to be. Of course I’ve also learned a ton load of protocol, drafting skills, innovative thinking and more. I consider my internship as my lifestyle!’ 

Robina Alhneiti
Jordan
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Class of 2017

‘The internship is a profound experience in exploring the field of diplomatic practice, with joint efforts being drawn cross- regionally, internationally and individually driven’.