School of Business

Field School

Experience Culture and Business in Europe while Earning Credit toward your UFV Degree

Have you always wanted to go abroad, yet could never find the time in your course scheduling? There is now a great opportunity for those looking to gain an international experience but are short on time.

The School of Business is offering a 10 day European Business Field School to Switzerland and Holland. This is a great opportunity for UFV students looking to gain a memorable international experience in a condensed, time-saving format. It takes place this May and you could be one of twenty students who get to participate.

There are many benefits you will receive from attending the European Business Field School.  Here are just a few of them:

Academic Benefits

  • You will receive three credits for Bus 390 upon the successful completion of the Field School. These credits can be used as a 300-level Marketing or Business elective in your UFV program of studies. 
  • Active learning opportunities like this one get you outside of the classroom to expand your knowledge base which has been proven to be the best way to learn.

Personal Benefits

  • You will get to experience three new countries with friends and get an insider-perspective on European culture and business practices.
  • You will meet other students from our host universities and have an opportunity to engage with them while experiencing local cuisine, local sites and local businesses.
  • You will enjoy a weekend of sightseeing where students travel from Switzerland through southern Germany to Holland.

Professional Benefits

  • Having an international experience on your resume will set you apart when interviewing for full-time positions after graduation.
  • You will be participating in company tours where you will get the opportunity to ask questions to executives about their management strategies.  
  • You will take your networking to a whole new level.

Preliminary Schedule:

May 12:           Meet in Zurich and travel to nearby St. Gallen’s.

May 13 - 17:    St Gallen’s visit.

May 18 - 20:    Travel from Switzerland through southern Germany to Holland.

May 21 - 24:    Rotterdam visit.

May 25:           Fly home.

Cost: $3,000 - $3,500.  See FAQ section for further details.  Note that additional tuition fees will apply for international students.

Payment Due Dates: $1,500 is due on February 22nd, 2019 to hold your spot. All remaining costs need to be paid in full by April 19th, 2019.

Q: How do I apply?

A: See the “Apply Today” section where the steps to apply by January 31st, 2019 are outlined.    


Q: Who is eligible to go?

A: All active students at UFV in any discipline who have earned a minimum of 30 credits.


Q: What is covered in the $3000-$3500 Field School fee?

A: Accommodations, all scheduled tours, and travel between Zurich and Rotterdam. There will be at least two dinners also included.


Q: What are some expenses that are NOT covered?

A: Travel to and from Europe, travel insurance and food costs.


Q: Will I have free time to sightsee during the Field School?

A: There will be a few travel days included in the Field School while travelling from Switzerland to Holland. In addition, most days will include some free time to take in the local sites. If you are interested in exploring other locations, we encourage you to take the opportunity to travel prior to the start date of the Field School or after it is over.


Q: Do I need a visa?

A: If you are a Canadian citizen, you will not need a visa. However, if your citizenship is with another country, it is recommended you confirm visa requirements prior to applying.


Q: If I do need a visa, will UFV aid me in this process?

A: No. Visas are the responsibility of the student.

Application Deadline:

January 31st, 2019

How to Apply:

Step 1: Fill out the fillable form by clicking on the “APPLY TODAY” button below.

Step 2: Watch your email as a member of the School of Business will be in contact with you by February 6th, 2019 confirming if you have been short listed.

Step 3: If you have been short listed you will be scheduled for a short informal interview with a member of the selection committee. Interviews will be conducted during the first and second week of February.

Step 4: Letters of acceptance will be sent out by February 15th, 2019.

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