Certificate of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Interpreting

CAS in Humanitarian Interpreting (Certificate of Advanced Studies)

Dates: September 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016
Website: http://inzone.fti.unige.ch/CAS

Are you a:
  • field interpreter?
  • interpreter working for humanitarian organizations?
  • member of the diaspora who hopes to utilize your language and cultural skills?
If so, consider enrolling in the University of Geneva’s Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Humanitarian Interpreting, a continuing education course delivered 100% online in partnership with DisasterReady.org.

Modules in this course include:
  • Interpreting skills
  • Interpreting ethics
  • Core skills for humanitarian interpreters
  • International humanitarian law for humanitarian interpreters
  • A specific module relevant to the organization(s) you work for
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand complex speeches, take notes and deliver a consecutive interpretation
  • Identify and manage challenges related to professional ethics while interpreting
  • Understand humanitarian contexts and apply humanitarian principles
  • Develop collaborative relationships, demonstrate leadership in humanitarian response and achieve results
  • Understand the basic ideas of international humanitarian law and its application to interpreting and ethics
  • Understand how various humanitarian organizations work
Admissions criteria
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Necessary technological skills for an online course
  • B2/C1 level in English and your other working language (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; click here for a self-assessment)
A short phone interview may be required to verify language proficiency.

Course load: 11 ECTS (275 – 325 learning hours)


Application deadline: July 31, 2015

Tuition: 3,200 CHF

To apply via the online form, please visit http://www.unige.ch/formcont/CAShumanitarianinterpreting.html

Barbara Moser-Mercer, Course Director; Director, InZone
Marta Lumbreras
Carmen Delgado
Leila Kherbiche
Nayla Younes


For any other questions, please contact:

InZone – Centre for Interpreting in Conflict Zones
Faculté de Traduction et d'Interprétation
Bd du Pont-d'Arve 40
CH-1211 Genève 4 SWITZERLAND

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
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