Outgoing students – venture out into the world!

«I learned quite a bit from the physiotherapy practitioners here, especially about the treatment of patients with chronic back pain.»

A Sri Lankan physiotherapy student’s international clinical placement

«Thanks to this Summer School, I experienced many different faces of Japan and developed some of my professional and personal skills.»

A student nurse’s Summer School placement in Japan

«The first days were overwhelming. I was allowed to attend or assist with five births per shift on average.»

An Ethiopian midwifery student’s international clinical placement

What about a semester or a clinical placement abroad? We encourage our students to be mobile!

Spending a semester or a clinical placement abroad is a valuable experience for any student and offers the opportunity to learn how health professions are taught and how they practise in other countries. During their studies at ZHAW, students are regularly informed about worldwide opportunities to study abroad.

Practical experience

We enable our students to spend semesters abroad at a number of partner institutions, mainly as part of compulsory clinical placements in the bachelor degree programmes.

Semester abroad

Spending an international semester at one of our partner universities as part of a bachelor’s programme is a valuable experience for any student, which broadens their professional and cultural horizons. The Coordinators for International Relations at our four institutes assist students in planning and organisation.

A particularly attractive opportunity for students is the European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy with its slogan: 5 modules – 5 partners – 5 countries!

Short term mobility

From conferences to module visits and study trips – each Institute at the School of Health Professions at ZHAW offers students a variety of opportunities for short stays abroad within Europe.

International Days

“International Days” offer our students the chance to learn about opportunities to study abroad. Since 2014, ZHAW has organised international days in March/April each year.