Student Life at BFH

It is mandatory for all international students to attend the Welcome Week. This event offers new international students a great opportunity to settle in to Switzerland and learn more about university life before studies start. During this week you’ll be able to find out essential information, make new friends, meet members of staff and find your way around the university and local area.

The Welcome Week will allow you to:

  • get to know many of the students who will be taking the same modules as you. As our study programme often requires that you work in teams on project papers, this is an ideal way to ensure that you have already 'broken the ice' and so can start working effectively and efficiently on your study tasks
  • get to know a bit more about Swiss culture and the cultures of the exchange and international students. Cultural differences can cause tensions so an awareness of the differences is a good starting point
  • get some tips on how to deal with cultural differences which will help you integrate and function optimally
  • last but not least, have fun together (games and socialising together is an important way to get to know one another better ... and are found in many cultures, even in the business environment)