About the Ressort International

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.


The RI Team 2021/2022


Jill Schwaller

Executive Committee
President of the RI

John Gallacher

Executive Committee
Vice President & Finance
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Laura Raschle

Executive Committee
Marketing & Participants
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Daniel Hoffmann

Executive Committee
Corporate Partnerships

Gwendolyn Furrer


Daniela Mettler


Bruno Aebli


Maurine Oehler

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Stefanie Rehm

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Fabia Baumgartner

International Week

Tina von Albertini


Our Patrons

Our patrons support our projects with their experience and network. Their help is of great value for us and we are deeply thankful for their commitment!


Dr. Peter Lindstrom

Patron RI & BuddySystem
As Dean of External Relations, Dr. Peter Lindstrom is responsible for the exchange schemes of the university and for mainting good contacts with all the official partner universities.

Prof. Dr. Rolf Dubs

Patron WorldTour
Prof Dr. Dres. h.c. Dubs is professor emeritus for „Business Education“ at he University of St.Gallen. His teaching focuses inter alia on development aid in Africa and Asia.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger

Patron WorldTour
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger is the former president of the University of St. Gallen and a full professor of business administration with a focus on tourism. His roots and expertise in Swiss tourism are an invaluable asset to the WorldTour and we are deeply appreciative of his support.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Spremann

Patron ACT
Prof. Dr. Spremann is director of the Swiss Institute for Banking and Finance and represents the University of St.Gallen in Singapore. Prof. Spremann has been supporting ACT since its foundation in 1998.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Frei

Patron EuroTour & IW
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. Ulrich Schmid

Patron EuroTour & IW
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schmid is professor for Russian culture and society at the University of St.Gallen and is always at hand with help and advice for the EuroTour organizing teams.

Prof. Dr. Yvette Sanchez

Patron Magellan
As director of the Centro Latinoamericano-Suizo, Mrs. Prof. Dr. Yvette Sanchez possesses excellent contacts all over Latin America, which she uses to support the Magellan Team in organizing their exchange.

Prof. Dr. Markus Schwaninger

Patron Magellan
Prof. Dr. Markus Schwaninger teaches Business Studies with a focus on system-oriented management and provides the Magellan team with his inside knowledge and experience of Latin America.

Prof. Dr. Maximilian von Zedtwitz

Patron ACT
As an alumni of the University of St.Gallen (HSG) and Professor for Technology and Innovation Management at renowned universities in China, Prof. Dr. Maximilian von Zedtwitz supports ACT with helpful advice.

PD Dr. Claudia Franziska Brühwiler

Patron Mayflower
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

Patron Mayflower
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.

Our Partners

Without these amazing partners, our projects would not be possible. We are immensely thankful for their generous and continuing support!