Mayflower 2018 will take place in Montreal, Canada! The RI is proud to announce a collaboration with the prestigious Concordia University.

Dates of the Swiss Trip: 16-25 February 2018

Dates of the trip to Canada: 30 March – 8 April 2018

Mayflower 2018 will be YOUR chance to experience Montreal, Québec and the rest of North America through a whole new perspective.

Mayflower is the newest addition to our bilateral projects and will be launched in 2018. 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 first 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 16.-25. February 2018, the trip in Canada will take place from 30. March – 8. April 2018.


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 2018 will be 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 2017/18

Contact us for any questions!

Valérie Nguyen Dang


Sarah Baur


Bastien Zufferey

Swiss Trip

Celia Vetter

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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