Participants must make their own travel arrangements. Participants who need a visa should make inquiries at the Swiss embassy in their home countries. Ms. Tonya Jacobs will supply necessary documentation. In order to ensure arrival at the Institute at the start of the program, visa applications should be made well before the program begins.
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Directions from the airport to Hotel les Nations
Hotel les Nations
62 rue du Grand-Pré
Option I - By taxi
The fare will be approximately 30 Swiss francs plus a small charge for each bag. Tips are calculated in the fare and are not necessary except for outstanding service and never more than 5-10 percent. French instructions for taxi drivers: Je voudrais aller a l'Hotel les Nations, s'il-vous-plait, au 62 rue du Grand-Pre. L'hotel se trouve juste avant la Rue Antoine Carteret.
Option II - By public bus, using bus 5
Bus 5 stops at the departure (upper) level of the airport, to the left as you exit the building. Bus tickets must be purchased from a machine at the bus stop. The one-way fare is 3 Swiss francs, and no change is given, so make sure you get 1 or 2 franc coins before leaving the airport. Buying a bus ticket involves three steps: select the button "Tout Geneve" under "Tarif plein" ("All Geneva , full price"); insert the exact change in the slot; take the ticket. You do not have to give or show your ticket to driver or validate it, and you will rarely be asked to show a ticket. If you cannot show a ticket when the transportation police check, however, you will be liable for a substantial fine. Get off Bus 5 at "Vidollet" stop. Walk slightly back in the direction the bus came to the Rue de Vermont. Turn left and go one block to the Rue de Grand-Pre, turn right, and the hotel will be one block on the right.