The Zurich University of Applied Sciences is a public university in the Canton [State] of Zurich, Switzerland with more than 1,'000 students in eight departments. It traces its origins to the founding of the School of Engineering in 1874. It reached its current structure with the establishment of the School of Health Professions in 2006.
The School of Management and Law has 3,300 bachelor students, 150 master students and approximately 1,300 participants in professional continuing education programs.
All courses are taught on a semester basis.
The exchange is expected to be primarily to the School of Management and Law due to the large offering of courses taught in English.
The basic "teaching unit" for most courses is classes of 30 students. In some subjects input lectures may be given to groups of 100 students, but all are followed by classroom instruction in smaller groups.
SDSU Business students will study in English alongside Swiss students in the classroom.
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Students with sufficient knowledge of German may choose to take one or more courses taught in German.
Students may study German at no cost for credit during the semester. Courses are offered at Beginning and Intermediate Levels. Incoming exchange students are encouraged to participate in German language training.
Students may study at the School of Management and Law for one semester or for a full academic year.
Spring Semester: Mid-February to the late-June
Academic Year: Mid-September to the late-June
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Housing and Meals
Incoming exchange students live in off-campus housing facilities and shared apartments. The International Office of the School of Management arranges accommodation for those students who request assistance.
There is a cafeteria in the main building serving breakfast, lunch and snacks. A coffee bar, microwaves and vending machines are also available. No meal plans are in place.
All SDSU students will be automatically enrolled in the appropriate international health insurance for their study abroad term. The insurance charge will appear on your student account services billing shortly before departure. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure.
For more information about entry/exit requirements for your host country, visit the U.S. Department of State