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International Student Projects

It all began 19 years ago with the Insight China project. In the following years three more projects were added: Focus India, connectUS, ExploreASEAN and HOLATAM. FHNW students organise these with annually changing thematic focuses to give participants an insight into the economic and cultural diversity of these countries.

Each project includes:

  • Preparatory seminar in Olten (one week in February)
  • On-site seminar (about 2 weeks in March/April) and
  • Final event in Olten (one evening in May)

About 16-20 students and 3-4 employees of the FHNW can be accepted for each project. The application deadline for staff is in May/June while an information event for students will take place in October.

All HLS BSc students in their 2nd and 3rd year can apply. If the on-site seminar coincides with exams, there is the possibility of postponing the exams in consultation with the Head of Studies. PhD students can apply as staff and invest their vacation days.

Numerous HLS students and staff have already participated and all talk enthusiastically about the unique experience, the professional organization and the intensive and very instructive time spent in the countries. If you too would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact us!

FHNW School of Life Sciences

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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