Application RI

Experience the trip of your lifetime

The Ressort International (RI) is an initiative by the Student Union of the University of St.Gallen that aims to provide a platform for international encounters of students from all over the world and to foster students’ cultural competencies. Committed to the idea of intercultural communication and exchange as a means of improving mutual respect and understanding, the RI runs various projects which enable students to travel abroad and to meet people from diverse cultural backgrounds. The projects are designed to equip all participants with a backpack of experiences which inspire tolerance and open-mindedness in their future actions.
ACT

Next Destination

ACT will travel to Singapore in Summer 2019. The Swiss Trip will be from 13–22 July 2019 and the journey will take place from 23 July – 1 August 2019, making it the perfect timing for a post-trip in South East Asia or to travel on to your exchange semester.

Program

The program includes lectures, workshops, city tours and company visits in both countries. In the last years activities in Switzerland included visits to the UN and the parliament building, a trip to the Jungfraujoch, visits to cheese and chocolate factories, as well as workshops with companies such as Blaser Swisslube, Baloise and Strategy&.

Duration & Costs

The project involves a 10 day program in Switzerland as well as a 10 day part in Singapore (plus an optional privately organized post-trip). The price for ACT 2019 will be approx. CHF 1’350.- and includes everything in both countries (e.g. the flight, the accommodation, the food, all entry fees, the transport etc. ).

EuroTour

Next Destination

The EuroTour 2019 will take place in Zagreb, Croatia during the Spring Break 2019! The RI is proud to have secured a partnership with the Zagreb University.

Program

The program includes lectures, workshops, city tours and company visits in both countries. In the last years, activities in Switzerland included visits to the parliament building, local watch, and chocolate factories, as well as visiting companies like Hilti AG or Homburger.

Duration & Costs

The project involves a one week program in Switzerland as well as one week in Croatia. The price for EuroTour 2019 will be approx. CHF 750.- and includes everything in both countries (e.g. the flight, the accommodation, the food, all entry fees, the transport etc.).

Magellan

Next Destination

Magellan 2019 will travel to Santiago, Chile! The Swiss Trip will take place during the Spring break from 30 March – 8 April, and the journey to South America by the end of July 2019.

Program

The program includes lectures, workshops, city tours, and company visits in both countries. In the last years, activities in Switzerland included visits to the UN and the parliament building, a trip to the Jungfraujoch, visits to cheese and chocolate factories, as well as workshops with companies such as Blaser Swisslube, Baloise and Strategy&.

Duration & Costs

The project involves a 10 day program in Switzerland as well as a 10 day part in Latin America (plus an optional privately organized pre- or post-trip). The price of Magellan 2019 will be approx CHF 1’500.- and includes everything in both countries (e.g. the flight, the accommodation, the food, all entry fees, the transport etc.).

Mandarin

Next Destination

In contrast to the other exchange tours, Mandarin does not annually change its destination, but is exclusively focused on China. The RI is regularly partnering with Peking University. Swiss Trip: 15–24 July 2019 – Trip to Beijing: 30 July – 8 August 2019

Program

The program includes lectures, workshops, city tours and company visits in both countries. In the last years, activities in Switzerland included visits to the UN and the parliament building, a trip to the Jungfraujoch, visits to cheese and chocolate factories, as well as workshops with companies such as Blaser Swisslube, Baloise and Strategy&.

Duration & Costs

The project involves a 10-day program in Switzerland as well as a 10-day part in China (plus an optional privately organized post-trip). The price for Mandarin 2019 will be approx. CHF 1’350.- and includes everything in both countries (e.g. the flight, the accommodation, the food all entry fees, the transport etc.).

Mayflower

Next Destination

For the second edition of our Mayflower tour, the RI will organize a student exchange with the prestigious Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. The dates for the Swiss trip will be 7–15 May 2019, the trip in Canada will take place from 28 March – 6 April 2019.

Program

As Mayflower is a new program, there haven’t been any tours before. They will surely contain a similar program as our other bilateral exchange programs, with events such as lectures, workshops, city tours, and company visits in both countries.

Duration & Costs

The project involves a 10-day program in Switzerland as well as a 10-day part in the Montreal, Canada (plus an optional privately organized pre- or post-trip). The price of Mayfower 2019 will be approx. CHF 1’500 and includes everything in both countries (e.g. the flight, the accommodation, the food, all entry fees, the transport etc.).