International Student Projects

Since 2001, the FHNW School of Business has offered International Student Projects and in 2015, Insight China, Focus India and connectUS will again deliver international, interdisciplinary, experiential learning opportunities for students and staff from across our university. The projects occupy a key position in our international management education and are supported by the highest levels of the School of Business. Due to huge success of these projects, 2015/16 will also see the launch of a fourth project exploreASEAN. ...

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China, India, USA & ASEAN

Within the School of Business Bachelor Programmes, four unique international student projects are offered in the graduating year.

Final-year students from a number of faculties may apply to participate in Insight China, Focus India , connectUS or exploreASEAN

The seminars are organised by a student project team (supervised by FHNW professors) and involve a one-week preparatory seminar in Olten (intensive events, talks, lectures and discussions) and the two-week on-site seminar.
These seminars enable once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet successful business managers, other students or executives in a variety of organisations in one of these dynamic, fast growing economies.
In 2016, the preparatory seminar will be open for students and lecturers from our ASEAN partner universities for the first time. All information concerning this Cross-Cultural Learning Seminar Week in Switzerland can be found here.

The Projects

Insight China 2015

Insight China

Insight China is a prestigious project in its 15th anniversary year at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW).

Focus India 2015

Focus India

Focus India is a flagship project within the bachelor degree program of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.

connectUS 2015


Launched in 2007, the primary goal if connectUS is to deepen future graduates’ business and intercultural understanding by linking theory with on-site experience in the US – the land of opportunity.

exploreASEAN 2015


Starting our project by selecting the countries to be visited on the onsite trip, finding partners who support the idea of accessing ASEAN and organizing a preparatory seminar are seen as the main tasks.