Business, economics, and internationality have always been closely intertwined. Improved travel and transport logistics are bringing countries and continents closer together, and cross-border business and trade are a matter of course. This is why it’s important to WU to make sure as many of its students as possible have the opportunity to gain experience abroad. A diverse portfolio of mobility programs offers the perfect option for everyone. The numbers confirm the success of this strategy: In 2017/18, 1,188 WU students participated in an international mobility program.
Exchange Semesters Remain Popular
Exchange semesters at one of our many partner universities around the world remain the most popular option for getting to know a different academic environment, learning a foreign language, living in another culture, and building up an international network. In the 2017/18 academic year, 1,002 WU students spent semesters abroad in 41 different countries.
Two Universities, Two Degrees
Students who want to spend more time abroad and who are planning for an international career can apply for a double degree program. Participants are full-fledged students at the partner institution and have a degree from both WU and the partner school after graduation.
New Joint Certificate Program
WU’s expertise in the CEE region has been recognized for many years. The Competence Center for Emerging Markets & CEE concentrates research in this field and is a main contact for policy makers and the business community. With its new Central Europe Connect joint certificate program, taught in English, WU offers students the opportunity to gain profound knowledge of the CEE economic region.
The program is held in cooperation with partner schools in Warsaw and Bratislava: 20 bachelor’s students from each university complete a week-long block of courses at each of the three universities. The syllabus focuses mainly on economic conditions and business-related issues in the Central and Eastern European region. Students also benefit from the numerous networking opportunities offered by the program. Company visits, guest lecturers, and social events round out the program at the host universities. Central Europe Connect was launched in the 2018/19 winter semester. Scholarships are available at all participating partner universities to help students cover travel expenses.
International Summer University Programs
Around 100 WU students travelled to a partner university abroad to participate in a Joint International Summer University (ISU) program in the 2018 summer break. These intensive, three-week programs focus on project work in mixed-cultural teams, combined with field trips and contact with local businesses. In 2018, ISU China was added to the portfolio thanks to a new partnership with Tongji University in Shanghai. Another new program, ISU Nordic, was also added in cooperation with the Estonian Business School in Helsinki. The ISU Vietnam programs were relaunched in a new format at the partner schools Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) and the National Economics University Hanoi (NEU).
Joint International Summer University (ISU) programs