International exchange

The rise of global networking is reflected in all levels of human coexistence. Against this backdrop, the internationalisation of social work is becoming more and more important. The ZHAW School of Social Work cultivates various subject-specific international exchange possibilities for its students and staff, as well as for interested parties from partner tertiary institutions, and adds to these on an ongoing basis.

View of the campus of the university Emden/Leer
University of Emden/Leer campus – staff mobility 2017
Students serving food to the homeless
Exchange Week Dayton (Ohio) 2017 – House of Bread
View of the University of Groningen’s campus.
University of Groningen campus – staff mobility 2015
The group of participants at the study week in Ohio listen to a social worker from the “Freedom Center of the Veterans’ Affairs Hospital”.
Dayton (Ohio) exchange weeks – visit to the “Freedom Center of the Veterans’ Affairs Hospital”, where social workers help veterans to integrate into everyday life with regard to health, family and work.
Many people walking on a street in India.
2014 study trip to India

Going abroad

A diverse range of options are open to students and staff at the ZHAW School of Social Work who wish to spend time abroad.

Studying at ZHAW

The ZHAW School of Social Work welcomes students wishing to complete a semester as a visiting student in Switzerland and offers them assistance with their preparations.

Working at ZHAW

Staff from partner tertiary institutions abroad can select from various exchange options at the ZHAW School of Social Work.

International partners

Cooperation between the ZHAW School of Social Work and various partner tertiary institutions abroad creates possibilities for student exchanges and promotes staff mobility.

«International social work exchange» blog

Students and staff report on their international exchange experiences. What is it like to study at a school of social work abroad? What most concerns social workers in the USA? And what are exchange students’ impressions of a semester spent studying at the ZHAW in Zurich? You’ll find the answers in the fascinating reports in the blog.

«International social work exchange» blog