• Destination 2022
    Costa Rica
  • Magellan
    18 - 27 July 2022
  • Swiss Trip
    6 - 15 May 2022
  • Tour Fee
    CHF 850


Magellan is a bilateral exchange program which aims to foster intercultural understanding and intercontinental friendships between students from the University of St. Gallen and an annually changing partner university in Latin America. Since 2003 it has enabled hundreds of students to participate in the exchange with countries such as Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina or Uruguay. In doing so, it has stood true to the explorer spirit of its patron – the Portuguese sailor Fernão de Magalhães: each year, the project offers a total of 40 open-minded students from both participating universities the opportunity to explore their partner country and to get to know its culture and its peculiarities. The program is split into two 10-day parts and consists of a wide range of different events and activities. In summer 2021, the Magellan Tour partnered up with the Universidad de Los Andes and would have traveled to Bogotá, Colombia.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What kind of program can I expect?
You can expect a wide ranged program with activities in the four pillars Business, Economy, Social and Culture. The programs are well planned, both here in Switzerland and in the respective exchange country. You do not have to worry about getting somewhere, everything is perfectly planned for you and you can just enjoy your stay.
What does the participant fee include?
The participant fee covers the program, the accommodations and the food for the whole 20 days! It also includes all the get-togethers we provide for you before the actual tour starts. We offer you full flexibility in that you book your flight yourself so that you are able to add a pre- or post trip!
How does the application process work?
For the application as one of our Teamies you need to fill out the application form online and you will then get invited for an interview with the respective Chairperson. The application as a Participant works similar. You also have to fill out your application online and will then get invited to an interview with our Teamie in Student Relations & Marketing.

Meet the Magellan Team (2021/2022)


Bruno Aebli


David Mutter


Mascha Maurer

Marketing & Student Relations

Philipp Lack

Swiss Trip Manager

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!


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.

Our Partners

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