International Week

Upcoming International Weeks

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International Weeks (IW) take place at more than 25 universities all around Europe and Asia. The University of St. Gallen is one of them. All IWs are based on the same core concept: during one week organized by a local students´ committee a group of guest students – up to two from each other participating university – explore the host country. Every IW contains manifold opportunities for exchange of information and ideas as each delegation presents its country and university. Lectures are given by professors of the host university, macroeconomic figures are reviewed and discussed and above all, there are tours to local companies which represent local industries and economic growth engines. The latter gives a greater sense of Academia vis-à-vis Real life. Equally important, the social structure of this week creates friendships and social networks, which inspires future cooperation between different people from different countries. The customary International Dinner in which each delegation makes traditional dishes accompanied by its own stories, drinks and cultural merits, is one such example.

General Information

The IW network

The International Week Program is a worldwide network of student unions and student organizations that promotes cultural, economic, social and business exchange between students from all over the world.


Each International Week consist of an exiting program including company visits, political topics, sightseeing and cultural events.

Duration & Costs

The costs for the whole program (including accomodation and food) are usually covered by the hosting student organization. As a participant you only have to pay the flight.

International Week Switzerland

The International Week Switzerland will take place from 1-8 July 2018!

We will invite about 25 students from foreign partner universities (usually one or two from each university) for an unforgettable week in Switzerland. The week will be organized and accompanied by our IW team, which consists of four students of the University of St. Gallen (HSG). The aim of the International Week Switzerland is to show the participants our beloved Switzerland and to introduce them to the economic, political, ecological and cultural peculiarities. We will travel around to cities like Berne, Lucerne, Zurich, and St. Gallen and enjoy activities including company visits, workshops, city tours and other cultural events.

The IW team 2018/19

Contact us for any questions!

Anna Rosa Pleyer


Philippe Caubergh


Aurel Schmid


Marco Rudin

Swiss Trip

The RI

We are engaged on and off campus throughout the year

what´s in for you

As a Swiss IW team member you will help to organize an unforgettable week in Switzerland and can participate in it at 25% of the costs. You will work in a highly motivated team, make new friends from all over the world and have a lot of fun. You can also get up to 4 campus credits for your engagement.

who we are looking for

To become a Swiss IW team member you should be in St. Gallen for at least one more year and have some time besides your studies. You should also bring a decent level of English skills and travelling experience and of course loads of motivation and energy!

how it works

Should you decide that this is the right thing for you and you are the right person for the team, please apply through the online form below with your motivation letter and CV. After the application deadline we will invite you for a short informal interview to get to know you better.

Patrons International Week

Assisting the RI with valuable insights

Prof. Dr. Christoph Frei

As one of the most prominent representatives of the International Affairs study program at the University of St.Gallen, Prof. Dr. Christoph Frei has been supporting EuroTour and the International Week for many years.

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Landfester

Mrs. Prof. Dr. Ulrike Landfester belongs to the humanities department and became vice president of the University of St.Gallen in 2011. She stands for the support of the IW through the rectorate of the university.

Our Supporters

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