Mayflower 2019 will take place in Montreal, Canada! The RI is proud to announce a collaboration with the prestigious Concordia University.

Dates of the Swiss Trip: 7–15 May 2019

Dates of the trip to Canada: 28 March – 6 April 2019

Mayflower 2019 will be YOUR chance to experience Montreal, Québec and the rest of North America through a whole new perspective.

Mayflower is our youngest bilateral projects and will take place for the second time in 2019. The project aims at fostering intercultural understanding between Switzerland and the USA & Canada by getting to know the country through the eyes of a local. Each year, 40 students in total from the University of St. Gallen and an exchange university in North America will have the chance to spend 10 days in each country. Our goal is to give foreign students an insight into Swiss life and on the other hand giving Swiss students an opportunity to get to know the lives of Northern American students.

The Project

Applications will re-open in Autumn 2018

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.


The program includes lectures, workshops, city tours, and company visits in both countries. In the last year 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 selected companies.

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.).

The Mayflower team 2018/19

Contact us for any questions!

Jonas Glatz


Loïc Favre


Louis Probst

Swiss Trip

Alessandra Jans

Student Relations & Marketing

The RI

We are engaged on and off campus throughout the year

what´s in it for you

As a Mayflower team member you will help to organize an unforgettable exchange project in Northern America 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 commitment.

who we are looking for

To become a Mayflower 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 Mayflower

Assisting the RI with valuable insights

PD Dr. Claudia Franziska Brühwiler

PD Dr. Claudia Franziska Brühwiler is a lecturer and project-coordinator at the University of St.Gallen. She has been a visiting lecturer at Keio University (Tokyo) as well as a visiting researcher at several US universities and at the University College Dublin. In her research, she focuses on American political culture, American political thought (conservatism and libertarianism), and politics and literature.

Prof. Dr. Falk Uebernickel

Prof. Dr. Uebernickel is a Professor for Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) with a special focus on Economic Computing Science. Being involved in a research team in the U.S., he has contacts throughout the continent.

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