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  • Locations: Brig, Switzerland; Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Only
Click here for a definition of this term Language Interest: English Click here for a definition of this term Academic Focus: Business
Program Type: Faculty-led Additional Info/Reqs: Completion of I Bus 380 is recommended., Students must be certified in their majors.
Program Description:



Brig CastleThe Switzerland program is for certified majors and minors in the WSU Carson College of Business. Students who are certified in other majors at WSU and interested in receiving an IBUS or HBM minor are encouraged to apply. The program is located at Cesar Ritz Colleges (CRC) in Brig, which lies in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The immediate surroundings of the town offer unequaled beauty and opportunities to relax, whether hiking in the spring or skiing in the winter. CRC is housed in a college building with facilities of a modern campus. Faculty members from WSU and CRC will provide course instruction in English (up to 15 credit hours). WSU students and students from CRC will take classes together.

This program will include a weekend group excursion to Prague. Students will receive guided tours of Prague, participate in cultural events, and have time to explore the city on their own as well. 

WSU Sponsoring Unit: Carson College of Business
External Partner: Cesar Ritz Colleges
Program Dates: October 7, 2019 - December 20, 2019
Program Eligibility Requirements:
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application.
  • Be 18 years or older at the time of the program.
  • Be in good academic standing at WSU.
  • Be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Be a current WSU student (matriculating or non-degree seeking).
Program Specific Eligibility From CCB:
  • Students eligible to certify in a business major or minor
    • GPA Requirement at 2.5 or above
    • Completed all 10 certification courses or in progress
    • Prerequisites required for all business courses
  • No visitors can be allowed on the programs
  • Non-business majors are required to have all business course prerequisites
  • Warning: If certification into a major or minor is denied, students may forfeit program fee and WSU is not responsible for any program related expenses (air fare, etc.)
Please Note: a minimum number of participants is needed for this program.


Cost Information

Total Program Cost Estimate: In-state: $23,707**, Out-of-state: $30,825**
** WSU has not published current Fall 2019 tuition rates. The prices posted above are subject to change.

Program costs are categorized as those billed by WSU (Fixed Expenses) and those not billed by WSU (Estimated Additional Expenses).  A breakdown of these costs can be found below. For payment due dates please scroll to the “Billing Schedule”.

Fixed Expenses Billed by WSU

Participation Expense* $12,139
WSU Tuition (Fall 2019 figures TBD)**

In-State: $5,128
Out-of-State: $12,246
Global Learning Application Fee $200
International Insurance Fee $150
     Total Paid to WSU**                   
In-state: $17,617
Out-of-State: $24,735


 *Participation Expense includes excursions, accommodation, 2 meals a day Monday - Friday, and program related in-country travel.
** WSU has not published current Fall 2019 tuition rates. The ones posted above are subject to change.

Estimated Additional Expenses*

Personal Expenses       $4,100
International Airfare $1,800
Books and Supplies $50
U.S. Passport** $140
Visa** NA
     Total Estimated Additional Expenses $6,090

*All of these costs are ESTIMATED and may vary. These costs are not billed by WSU and are the sole responsibility of the participant.
**Please see the “Destination” tab for additional passport and visa information.

Billing Schedule:

This billing schedule is for the Fixed Expenses billed by WSU only and does not include Estimated Additional Expenses that are the responsibility of the participant.

Financially Responsible as of: April 1, 2019
Program Fee Date Billed Date Due
 Participation Expense 1st Payment  $1,000 April 15, 2019
April 19, 2019
 Application Fee  $200
 International Insurance  $150
 Participation Expense 2nd Payment  $11,139 May 10, 2019
 WSU Tuition (Fall 2017 figures TBD)** In- State: $5,128**
Out-of-State: $12,246** 
** WSU has not published current Fall 2019 tuition rates. The ones posted above are subject to change.
Refund Policy: Participants are responsible for the Fixed Expenses of the program once they have committed to the program application and the application deadline has passed.

Financial Aid Disbursement Alert: Participants eligible for financial aid can use aid toward this program. Please note that per federal regulations, financial aid is released on the first day of the regular WSU semester, or ten days prior to the participant’s program start date, whichever is LATER. Program payment due dates may be before aid is released.  Participants must budget accordingly.




world_switzerlandThis is a 12 - 15 credit program. Students may choose from WSU courses and ones taught at CRC.

WSU Core Courses:  
  • FIN 325 (3 credits)
  • IBUS 380 (3 credits)
  • HBM 375 (3 credits)
  • HBM 381 (3 credits)
  • HBM 491 (3 credits)
  • HBM 495 (3 credits)
  • MGMT 301 (3 credits)
  • MGMT 450 (3 credits)
  • MKTG 360 (3 credits)
Other Courses:
  • EconS 305 (3 credits)
  • Engl 402 (3 credits)
  • HBM 494 (3 credits)
  • IBus 435 (3 credits) 
  • Psych 350 (3 credits)
Course Prerequisites:
  • Prerequisites for all Carson College of Business MUST be completed prior to Fall semester. Carson College of Business recommends checking with your Academic Advisor about all classes for certifing students.
Grades and GPA:

All courses will calculate into student’s WSU cumulative GPA unless noted as a “Non-WSU Course”.

Non-WSU Courses:
  • Will not calculate into student’s cumulative WSU GPA, but will factor into Major and Minor GPA’s.
  • Courses and grades will appear on zzusis/MyWSU and WSU transcript.
  • These have a non WSU transcript provided.   Participants should anticipate transcripts taking two to four months to arrive at WSU.



Faculty-led Orientations

All faculty-led participants are required to attend the orientation sessions listed below prior to departure.  Participants will be notified regarding the date and times for those orientations which are not noted as being online after the program has been officially confirmed.
  • Faculty-Led and Financial Planning: This is an online training that is a required application component that provides additional details on the application process, costs of the program, billing, financial aid, and other relevant information. This training is accessible once an application is started.
  • Global Learning Pre-Departure Orientation: There is an online session that participants will have access to in the final stages of their Global Learning application.  Additionally, there is an in person country specific component.
  • Faculty Directed Orientation: These take place over multiple sessions and will be planned by the program faculty director.


Destination Details

Site Descriptions

BrigBrig, Switzerland is located in central Europe. The city of Brig, lies in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The majority of the program will be held in the WSU International Center, a part of Cesar Ritz's scenic, but modern campus.
  • Language: German, French, Italian and Romansch all are considered national languages in Switzerland. In Brig, a Swiss dialect of German is primarily spoken.
  • Currency: Swiss Franc (Compare to U.S. Dollars)
  • City Size: As of 2013, Brig and its surrounding municipalities total 12,823 people. (SwissFederal Stastictics Office).
  • Weather: Brig is popular among winter sport athletes, since it is surrounded by many Alp summits.  The temperatures in winter remain around zero, with summer staying rather warm.

Accommodation Information

Students will stay at the Cesar Ritz Dorms while on the program. These will either be single or double occupancy depending on program numbers and availability in Brig. Most meals and use of student facilities at CRC are included in the program expense fee. Amenities like internet access, linens and dorm furniture are provided by CRC.

During the planned excursion, hotels with double occupancy rooms will be used. It is possible that during these days, students will be responsible for a few meals.

Students on this program will have to adhere to CRC dress codes. This includes the use of business style clothing while going to class and school activities, as well as maintaining neat hairstyles and general appearances. For more information on dress and hair standards, please contact CCB or the faculty director.

Passport & Visa Details

It is each participant’s responsibility to acquire a valid passport to travel internationally.
United States citizens can use the links below for information on how and where to apply for a United States passport:
Unless otherwise noted below, it is the responsibility of the participant to determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program based on their nationality, and to apply for any such visas.  Some visas may require a fee or that applicants travel to the nearest Consulate or Embassy to apply in person.

United States citizens can use the link below to determine if a visa is required for the destination and how to acquire the necessary visa. 
  • United States Department of State
  • Switzerland does not require a visa for US citizens staying under 90 days, however, if you stay after the program is over, you will need to secure a visa. (As of 8.2015)
    • Please Note: Information presented here may change, regardless of what is stated here YOU are responsible for ensuring you have any required visa and for any visa costs.
Non-United States citizens are required to meet with the Global Services Department for United States entry and exit requirements.  Check visa requirements for your host country/countries based on your country of citizenship.



How to Apply

Before the Deadline:
  • Please Note: There is no application fee for starting an application.
  1. You now have an application and are in "Application Phase." Complete application materials:
  • Signature Documents
  • Questionnaires
  • Material Submissions (Electronic and/or Physical)
  • Online Trainings
  • In-Person Meetings (if applicable)
Please Note: Items which say “NOT Required by Deadline” can be submitted after the deadline but are due before you depart to go abroad.
  1. Once all materials have been completed, your application will be moved to either the “pending” or “accepted” phase. 
  • “Accepted” Phase: your application has met all Global Learning and program specific requirements and you have been accepted to the program, conditional on whether or not you commit by the deadline.
  • “Pending” Phase: your application has met all Global Learning and program specific requirements, and your application is being reviewed before your participation is determined.  After review, if you are accepted your application will move to the “Accepted” phase.
  1. Commit to the program: Once in the “accepted” phase, you will see a box appear asking you to “Commit” or “Decline” your participation on the program. 
  • If you click “Commit”: you have committed to participate in your program and accept all responsibilities associated with commitment.
  • If you click “Decline”: your application will be withdrawn.
After the Deadline:
  1. After you commit and are in "Committed phase", complete:
  • Required orientations (see “Orientation” tab for more information)
  • Remaining or new applications items (questionnaires or material items) which were not due before the deadline.
  • Any requested material items specific to your program.
  1. Prepare to Depart!
  • Apply for a visa (if required)
  • Buy airfare (if not included in your program)
  • Start packing!


How to Fund Your Program

Financial Planning: Know Your Budget!
  1. Review the costs and payment due dates of this program carefully
  2. Financial Aid recipients should speak with Student Financial Services
  3. Review your Faculty-Led and Financial Planning (FLFP) training (see orientations tab)
  4. Discuss fees and expenses with any financial contributors (i.e. spouse, parents, guardians)
  5. Know what funds you have to spend before and during the program
  6. Create your budget
  7. Explore additional financing (scholarships, funding sources, etc.)
Explore Scholarships: Community Resources:
Consider asking your home or college community groups and organizations about additional funding resources. Groups may include:
  • Rotary International, Kiwanis, Sorority or Fraternity or Religious Organizations
  • Private Businesses
  • Online Fundraising


Contact Information
France- Krikac Instruction 2
Faculty Director:
Sung Ahn
(509) 335-6819

In Country Faculty 
Scott Eckstein

CCB International Study Abroad Coordinator:
Courtney Jackson
(509) 335-2180

Global Learning Department:
(509) 335-6204

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.