Your Profile

  • Final year Bachelor student at FHNW (usually 3rd year student, 2nd year social work and life science student, or 4th year part-time student)
  • Interested in actively participating in an international project
  • Keen on learning more about North American business practices and the North American culture
  • Eager to enhance your employability

Academic compensation

  • School of Business: 5 ECTS for Integration Module
  • Applicants from other degree programs would receive equivalent ECTS compensation to be agreed with your Head of Degree

Your benefits

  • Learn more about the “Vision Zero” and how it is implemented in different companies
  • Destination visits – destinations are currently under revision and in development due to Covid-19
  • Meet companies and experts from a variety of industries who use their networks and cooperation’s in order to create competitive advantages
  • Become more effective in business through professional networking and thus expand your network
  • Meet our partners, who are looking to possibly employ FHNW graduates
  • Improve your English skills and learn how to present yourself in a real-life business context.
  • Interact and exchange information with students from other study fields such as Life Sciences, Applied Psychology and Engineering.
  • Get insight into the destinations culture and how to do business there
  • Meet industry and governmental leaders from Switzerland and the destination for the Seminar Abroad


The project team set a maximum amount of CHF 2’800.-. However, there is a possibility that the sum will be lowered, provided that the project team is able to raise more sponsoring money than budgeted. You are welcome to suggest us any potential sponsor from your personal network. The fee covers international flights, domestic flights, buses, visa, accommodation, joint dinner and cultural activities (not fixed).

The definite amount will be adjusted accordingly if destinations change or travel becomes restricted due to Covid-19 or other events.

Important Dates

The Seminar in Switzerland: 14 – 18 February 2022

The Seminar Abroad: 7 April –  24 April 2022

Final Event: 16 May 2022

ConnectUS and COVID-19 - Questions?

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are developing various contingency plans in case the situation at the destination changes. These various contingency plans are in place for all possible scenarios in order to guarantee a smooth execution of the project and keeping all involved safe. The connectUS team is committed to deliver an unforgettable experience and guarantee the highest possible benefit for the delegation despite the unforeseeable future.

We follow the 3G-strategy (vaccinated, recovered, tested) through the entire project term, as long as respective governments require it.

Please be aware that connectUS will not be able to conduct the Seminar Abroad in the United States and/or Canada. We carefully evaluated all the risks involved and decided that they are not bearable. Therefore, we are investigating a combination of online days in Switzerland to cover the north American culture and several days in Northern Europe.

Please do not hesitate and contact us via the contact form or if you have any questions regarding the project, your application or Covid-19. We are here for you.


Application Deadline

24th of October, 2021, 23:59 CET

All documents must be merged into one PDF file in the order shown below and named Family Name_Given Name_Project e.g. Müeller_Maria_connectUS

Please, do not forget to include:

  • Curriculum Vitae / Lebenslauf (in English or German)
  • An internal FHNW referee – a lecturer or member of staff who is willing to support your application (only name required, you do not need a written reference)
  • Copy of your passport
  • Answer the four questions in three-five full and elaborated sentences

Application Form – Apply here!

    All Documents merged in one PDF File (CV in English or German, Copy of your Passport)

    Should your files be too large please help yourself HERE.

    I confirm that I have read and accept the General Terms and Conditions.