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.
Why you should go
There are many benefits you will receive from attending the European Business Field School. Here are just a few of them:
What to expect
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.
Logistics and cost
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
How to apply
January 31st, 2019
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.