Summer School (ISSAS)

Practical information


International Summer School in Affective Sciences (ISSAS)


Emotions & Well-being

July 7-15, 2022 
Chateau de bossey, Switzerland


COVID-19 policy

Official information about the COVID-19 in Switzerland can be found here


Important dates

Application deadline: March 20 (at 23:59 of your local time)
Decision communicated: April 13
Registration deadline: May 23
ISSAS 2022: July 7-15, 2022


The registration fee for ISSAS is 1800 CHF on average (slight changes depending on type of room chosen). The price includes registration, full board and accommodation, but not transportation to the venue. For those with financial difficulties, a few (partial) fee waivers are available. Waivers are applied for at the same time as applying for a place at the summer school. However, to apply for a waiver, you must provide evidence that you have already obtained/been denied funding from other institutions or concrete proof that the rules of the relevant agencies will not allow you to apply yet. Therefore, if you intend to request a waiver during the school application, contact your funding agencies ASAP.


Conversion rates can be found here.


Château de Bossey (The Ecumenical Institute)
Chemin Chenevière 2
CH 1279 Bogis-Bossey
Tel: +41 22 960 73 00 - Fax: +41 22 960 73 67


The Château de Bossey is located in Bogis-Bossey, 20 km away from Geneva.
Geneva is easily accessible by plane and train:

From the Geneva airport you can take a train directly into the Geneva railway station (Cornavin), where you can take a regional train to Nyon or Coppet. You can find fares and schedules on the following site (destination = Nyon):

From Nyon you have two options. The easiest and recommended one is to take a taxi directly to the Château. There are usually taxis outside the Nyon train station (the ride will be about 15 minutes and will cost around 40 CHF). A taxi can also be booked in advance with the company AAB Taxi (Tel: + 41 79 362 1111). They operate regularly with Château de Bossey for a fixed rate: CHF 100.- from Geneva airport or from Cornavin train station, and CHF 40.- from Nyon train station. Please, check beforehand if credit card payment is an option – there are no ATMs near the Château.

An alternative way to go from Nyon to the Château is to take the local bus (line 811) and then walk (20-30 mins). The bus stop to get off at is called to “Céligny Village”. Once in Céligny walk in the direction of the townhall ("mairie" - look for the flags), towards the small roundabout at the end of the street, and turn right into Route de Coudres. Go straight on for a while, past the "Auberge de Céligny" and past the "Service du Feu", and when you arrive at the first major intersection, simply turn left following directions towards the "Institut oecuménique".