International Exchanges

USI has cooperation agreements in the field of mobility with more than 80 institutions abroad and with all the other Swiss universities. The Bachelor in Communication encourages the mobility of its students because immersing themselves in other linguistic and cultural contexts and discovering different academic realities helps to strengthen their education, open new horizons and develop interests and reflections.

The Bachelor in Communication offers two types of international exchange:

  • "Structured exchanges" - "Packaged" exchanges, where the student follows a pre-established study plan and does not have to deal with the equivalences between the courses provided in USI and those of the host university. These are exchanges with some renowned universities with the aim of developing "dialogue" training programmes, i.e. designed to have a complete pedagogical integration between the courses provided by the two universities.

    • ICSE Programme with Hanken School of Economics – The ICSE programme with Hanken School of Economics and the Faculty of Economics at USI is focused on Intercultural Communication and Sustainable Economics with a special focus on sustainability in business. Students become capable of understanding the economic, societal, and environmental impact of their decisions and gain key skills that will integrate international agility with a firm grounding in the local context. Courses, workshops and other training activities put a premium on problem-solving skills, intercultural competence and extramural exposure to professional work environments. Programme admission is on a competitive basis and students from USI receive a scholarship to participate in ICSE and join students from Hanken School of Economics to study for a semester (their 5th) in Finland. All courses are taught in English and are recognized by both universities as an integral part of USI’s bachelor degree. 
      This exchange programme is addressed specifically to students enrolled in the Bachelor in Economics, Management stream, and students enrolled in the Bachelor in Communication, Specialisation in Business, Markets and Society.
       
    • Linking Lives Programme with Virginia Tech – USI Students will join the Linking Lives program (www.linkinglives.org) of Virginia Tech during their 5th semester. The program aims to create sustainable social change by providing students with an intercultural experience in a U.S. university context and a four-week field project in Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Rwanda) where they collaborate with local NGOs along with their practical needs. This practical experience will be prepared through a set of interactive classes and problem-based learning programs in Lugano together with Virginia Tech students on topics such as Marketing, Society and the Public Interest, International Development, and Strategic Communication for Non-Profit Organizations. All courses are taught in English and recognized by USI’s bachelor program in communication. Program cost is 2'500 CHF, which include: round trip airfare from Milan/Zurich to Rwanda or Ethiopia, 4 weeks in the host country, all meals, local transport, social activities.
      This exchange programme is addressed specifically to students enrolled in the Specialisation in Business, Markets and Society.
       
    • Media, Management and Technology programme with Shenzhen University –This programme is in partnership with Shenzhen University (SZU), China. USI students will spend their sixth semester (February to June) at Shenzhen University, which is located in the city’s high-tech industrial park, surrounded by emerging tech companies like Huawei and Tencent. The program offers a unique opportunity to USI students as they can learn about a fast-growing country like China, understand Chinese companies in the field of media and communication technology, interact with peers from SZU and other international students. In particular, problems and opportunities offered by digitization, media convergence, globalization, data security, integration of digital markets and competition for technological power will be discussed. Students choose up to 27 ECTS courses in English offered by Shenzhen University and recognized by both universities.
      This exchange programme is addressed specifically to students enrolled in the Specialisation in Media and Journalism.
  • Free Exchanges - The student chooses independently the university to which he/she wants to make an exchange and, with the help of the Bachelor's representatives, builds a study plan equivalent to the one she would have to follow at USI. As a rule, these exchanges take place in the fifth semester. In order to facilitate the choice within a wide range of offers, the Bachelor in Communication has identified a list of partner universities that have specific programs similar to the three proposed specializations (to view the documents needed for the mobility procedure we recommend contacting the International Relations and Mobility Area, Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society).

Country

University Name

Tuition Language

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Danimarca

Copenhagen Business School

ENG

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Business, Markets and Society

Finlandia

University of Jyväskylä

ENG

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Francia

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

FR

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Media and Journalism, Culture and Communication Technologies

Francia

Université de Bourgogne, Dijon,

FR

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ENG

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Germania

Augsburg Universität

DE

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Germania

Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz

DE

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Business, Markets and Society, Media and Journalism

Germania

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München,

DE

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Media and Journalism

Germania

Universität Bremen

DE

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Media and Journalism, Culture and Communication Technologies

Germania

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

DE

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Germania

Zeppelin University

DE

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Business, Markets and Society, Culture and Communication Technologies

Italia

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore I

IT/ENG

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Italia

Università degli Studi di Perugia

IT

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Italia

Università degli Studi di Pisa

IT/ENG

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Paesi Bassi

Erasmus University Rotterdam

ENG

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Media and Journalism, Culture and Communication Technologies

Portogallo

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbona

ENG

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Singapore

Nanyang Technological University

ENG

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Slovenia

University of Ljubljana

ENG

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Spagna

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

ESP/ENG

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Spagna

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

ESP

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Svizzera

Universität Basel

DE

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Svizzera

Universität Bern

DE

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Svizzera

Universität Luzern

DE

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Svizzera

Universität St. Gallen

DE

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Svizzera

Universität Zürich

DE

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Svizzera

Université de Fribourg

DE

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Svizzera

Université de Genève

FR

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Svizzera

Université de Lausanne

FR

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Svizzera

Université de Neuchâtel

FR

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