Your Profile

  • Final year Bachelor students at FHNW (usually 3rd year students, 2nd year social work and life science students, or 4th year part-time students)
  • 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

  • Visit Canada
  • 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
  • Meet our partners, who are looking for 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.
  • Learn more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how they are implemented in different companies
  • Get insight into the North American Culture and how to do business there
  • Meet industry and governmental leaders from Switzerland and North America


The project team calculated 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).

In case of travelling is not an option, the amount will be adjusted, according to the respective alternative plan.

Important Dates

The Preparatory Seminar: 15 – 19 February 2021

The On-site Seminar: 25 March –  11 April 2021

Final Event: 10 May 2021

Our precautions regarding COVID-19

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Canada and Switzerland and have developed various contingency plans in case it would not be possible to travel to Canada. These various contingency plans are in place for all possible scenarios in order to guarantee a smooth execution of the project. The connectUS team is committed to deliver an unforgettable experience and guarantee the highest possible benefit for the delegation despite the unforeseeable future.

  • Letter of Application (in English)
  • 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)
  • One written external reference (you can upload an existing reference from a former employer, social organisation etc. which shows your skills/ abilities)
  • Copy of your passport

    • All Documents merged in one PDF File (Motivation letter, CV in English or German, Reference Letter, 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.


    Application Deadline

    25th of October, 2020, 23:59 CET