About Us

Mission Statement

The Association of American Universities and Colleges in Switzerland is a group of North American institutions of higher education operating in Switzerland.  Some members run study-abroad programs for one or two semesters, others accept local students and award degrees in Switzerland.   

The purpose of the Association is primarily to address the many complex issues affecting the establishment and functioning of such programs in Switzerland.  These include compliance with legislation concerning immigration, visas, residence permits, internships, and other questions related to hosting third-country nationals in Switzerland, either as students, staff or faculty.   

The association retains a legal advisor  to provide up-to-date information on legal and political developments in Switzerland, both local and national, and advice on how to manage these changes.   

The Association also acts a collective voice for the members and as an interlocutor for the Swiss authorities, at both federal and cantonal level.

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Current member institutions

Webster University

Webster University Geneva is the Swiss campus of Webster University based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

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Kent State University

Kent State University is a public research university located in Kent, Ohio, United States. Established in 1910.

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Colgate University

Colgate is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and  interdisciplinary inquiry.

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Smith College

Smith College is a highly selective liberal arts college for women founded in Northhampton, Massachusetts in 1871. 

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Boston University

Boston University is a private research university established in Boston, Massachusetts in 1839.

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Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University's study abroad program offers students the chance to engage in experiential learning. 

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