Skip to Content
Education Abroad, U.Va.

Education Abroad

A Division of the International Studies Office
  • Explore
  • Experience
  • Engage
  • Excel
Programs : Brochure
This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
UVA Commerce: Third Year Core: Switzerland: University of St. Gallen
St. Gallen, Switzerland (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
3rd year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No Enrollment Restricted to: McIntire School of Commerce
Housing: Off-campus Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Angie Turner
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Program Description:

Third Year Core Abroad

University of St. Gallen
St. Gallen, Switzerland

Third year McIntire students:
After completing the online Education Abroad Workshop on this website,
apply to the "UVA Commerce: Semester Abroad" program, not to the specific program.


Program Overview

The McIntire School of Commerce and University of St. Gallen are offering third-year Commerce students an opportunity to study international business in Switzerland during the spring semester of students' third year of study.


The curriculum is designed to provide the essentials of the courses you would have taken at McIntire during this semester, so you will not fall behind your classmates who do not study abroad. The skills you develop and the experiences you have in this program will surely be a very valuable part of your total UVA educational experience. St. Gallen course offerings are extensive, and all Commerce students will find a good selection of courses that interest them.

During the term abroad, students must complete 24 ETCS credits to transfer as 12 UVA semester hours. In addition to those courses, Commerce students must also complete the online UVA-taught Global Strategy and Value Enhancement course, which will result in four UVA credits for COMM 3040 being awarded by McIntire faculty and counting in students' UVA GPA. Each student must complete at least two business courses to equal 9 credits from the course planning list. Those two courses, along with the COMM 3041 online course, will satisfy the spring 9 credit ICE requirements. Additional courses will satisfy appropriate Commerce School or University electives.

For more information, view our course planning information.

NOTE: UVA accepts transfer credit (no grades) for courses taken abroad; however, students must receive a grade of C or better on each course to transfer credit back to UVA.

Application Process

Students must attend the McIntire information session and complete the online Education Abroad Workshop on the website. Students should then complete the online "UVA Commerce: Semester Abroad" application available on the ISO website.

Applications are due by noon on the deadline date. Once admission is approved, students will be required to complete a program-specific application packet and attend several orientation sessions later in the semester.


No on-campus housing is available, but the housing office locates housing for exchange students if requested and for a fee.

  • Non-refundable processing fee: CHF 250 (required)
  • Housing price per room: CHF 550 to 750 or higher, depending on individual requirements
  • Facility management fee CHF 150
  • Liability insurance: approximately CHF 30
  • Gas/electricity: approximately CHF 30 (when not included in rent)

Students may arrange housing on their own by using the online housing market.

Additional Information

This program is an exchange program, with tuition being paid to UVA. Detailed information about this fee can be found in the online Education Abroad Workshop.

All UVA students are required to have both basic international health coverage and emergency assistance coverage when studying abroad. See the Insurance page on the ISO website for more information about requirements. Additional information and details about the program can be found on the St. Gallen website.

This program is currently not accepting applications.