EXCHANGE STUDENTS @HSG
Every semester, more than 300 students from all over the world spend an exchange semester at the University of St. Gallen to broaden their academic and cultural horizons. The BuddySystem acts as an official link between them and Swiss culture. To this end, the BuddySystem offers exchange students numerous cultural events and enjoyable activities. In addition, our initiative also includes 300 Swiss students who support the exchange students in their integration. We offer exchange students the opportunity to be assigned a local buddy who helps them get used to the demands of the university, the city and the people. This way, long-lasting friendships can develop and we are also happy to meet new exchange students from all over the world every semester.
Thank you for your application.
Please note that we are currently still in the matching process and you will be informed about your buddy by E-Mail in September at the latest.
We offer all incoming exchange students the opportunity to be assigned a local buddy who will help them settle in and answer any questions exchange students may have about the city, the university, and any other aspects of life in St. Gallen.
EXCHANGE STUDENTS @HSG
Head of BuddySystem
Jô Gaio Baumann
Matching & Tandem
Without the support of our great partners, our projects would not be possible.
We are immensely grateful for your generous and continuous support!
Our long-standing partner Trischli as the largest student club in St. Gallen convinces us every semester anew. Under the motto "Dance with us" or "Exchange goes wild" parties are organized in cooperation with Trischli. Among all the many memories that the exchange students take home after their semester in St.Gallen, the nights at the Trischli are still present years later.
The Bergkäserei Marbach supports us with their ready-to-pour fondue mix for our fondue nights and thus helps us to bring the Swiss tradition closer to the exchange students. The cheese dairy has an experience cheese dairy and produces fondue in three different cheese varieties. The fondue convinces not only the exchange students but also all local students.
As an institute of the HSG, Student Mobility offers a variety of exchange opportunities with over 200 partner universities worldwide. The BuddySystem maintains a good contact with Student Mobility. Student Mobility enables the BuddySystem contacts with exchange students and partner universities. We are grateful for the long-standing cooperation.
Our patrons support our projects with their experience and network.
Their help is of great value to us and we are very grateful for their commitment!
Dr. Peter Lindstrom
As Dean of External Relations, Dr. Peter Lindstrom is responsible for the university's exchange programs and for maintaining good contacts with all official partner universities. He and his team support the BuddySystem with their expertise and network. We are very grateful for their support!