Get a life time experience you will never forget! Whichever education you are enrolled in at Business Academy SouthWest you have the opportunity to go abroad as a part of your education. You can choose between studying abroad for a semester or doing your internship abroad.
An Internship abroad gives you the opportunity to experience a different culture and learn how to work internationally. It also gives you the opportunity to build an international network and improve your CV.
An Internship is compulsory in all of our programmes but it is your decision where to go. Previous students from Business Academy SouthWest have been doing internships all over the world.
Please remember that your stay abroad will have varying costs depending on your travel and accommodation costs.
It is a good idea to start your research as soon as possible if you want to do your internship abroad. Use your network and think creative.
You can apply for an Erasmus+ grant within Europe or the Business Academy SouthWest grant outside Europe.
If you want to do your internship abroad please come and meet our Go Abroad Counsellors in Student Services.
If you need help to plan your internship abroad you can get help from one of the many internships agencies we collaborate with. Please be aware that most of the agencies will charge you a small fee to help you.
Agreements between you and the agency are at your own risk.
- AIESEC – primary entrepreneurs
- Alott – Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mauritius, Chile and South Africa and Japan
- Beintern – Spain – Valencia area
- BUNAC – Great Britain
- EDU – Boston, Hong Kong, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco and Toronto
- Europlacement – Worldwide
- Goabroad.com – Worldwide
- Hutong School – China – incl. language school, full packages
- Ihipho – Worldwide – primary internship ads
- Internex – Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Australia, Ireland and Columbia
- Internships downunder – Australia
- Istituto Europeo – Italy – Florence
- Italymobility – Italy
- Kilroy – Australia, China and USA
- Magister South Africa – South Africa
- Placement-UK – Great Britain
- Studysea – Vietnam, Australia, USA + more
- Venga Travel – Spain – Malaga and Barcelona
You have a lot of opportunities if you want to study abroad. Living and working in a different culture will give you both memories and the experience of a lifetime. Business Academy SouthWest has agreements with a wide range of educational institution both inside and outside of Europe.
Most of our students at Business Academy SoutWest have the opportunity to go abroad for one semester. We offer three different ways to go abroad: Through the Erasmus+ programme, at our partner schools and as a freemover.
Erasmus+ universities in Europe
Most of our partner universities in Europe are a part of the Erasmus+ programme. This means that when you apply for a semester at an Erasmus+ school you will automatically apply for both exchange and the Erasmus+ scholarship. The scholarship depends on the costs in the country where you are applying for exchange but is approximately € 200 per month. You will not pay a tuition fee if you are an exchange student at one of our partner universities.
Partner Schools – outside of Europe
You may also choose an exchange stay at one of our partner universities outside of Europe.
As a Free Mover you can study at a university with which Business Academy SouthWest does not have an exchange agreement. As a rule you will have to pay your tuition yourself as a Free Mover, but you can apply for grants and funds.
Please come and meet us in Student Services if you want to study abroad.
AP Degree in Marketing Management (MAK)
AP Degree in Tourism and Hospitality (SRV)
AP Degree in Multimedia Design (MMD)
AP Degree in Computer Science (CS)
AP Degree in Financial Management (FIN)
AP Degree in Fashion Design (DT)
Bachelor in Int. Sales and Marketing (ISM)
Bachelor in Web Development (WD)
Bachelor in Software Development (SD)
Bachelor in Design & Business (DB)
Artevelde University College Ghent
ERASMUS code: B GENT39
MAK, SRV, MMD
Haute Ecole de la Ville de Liege
ERASMUS code: B LIEGE42
ERASMUS code: HR RIJEKA03
GES – School´s Network Paris
ERASMUS code: F PARIS431
Université Montpellier 2 Sciences et Techniques
ERASMUS code: F MONTPEL02
Institut Supérieur de Communication et Publicité
ERASMUS code: F PARIS404
ESSCA School of Management
ERASMUS Code: F CHOLET07
Duale Hochschule Baden Württemberg Ravensburg
ERASMUS code: D RAVENSB02
MAK, SRV, CS, FIN, SD
Fachhochschule Erfurt – University of Applied Sciences
ERASMUS code: D ERFURT03
Hochschule Harz – University of Aplied Sciences
ERASMUS code: D WERNIGE01
MAK, SRV, ISM
FH Nordakademie – Private University of applied Sciences in Elmshorn
ERASMUS code: D ELMSHOR01
MAK, CS, ISM, SD
Fachhochschule Potsdam – Univeristy of Applied Sciences
ERASMUS code: D POSTDAM03
Budapest Metropolitan Unversity
ERASMUS CODE: HU BUDAPES45
Università degli Studi Firenze
ERASMUS code: I FIRENZE01
Lithuania Business University of Applied Sciences
ERASMUS code: LT KLAIPED 07
University of Rzeszow, PL
ERASMUS code: PL RZESZOW03
Cracow University of Economics
ERASMUS code: PL KRAKOW04
FIN, MAK, ISM
The university of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów
ERASMUS code: PL RZESZOW03
Malopolska School of Economics in Tarnow
ERASMUS code: PL TARNOW01
MAK, SRV, FIN
University of Economics in Bratislava
ERASMUS code: SK BRATISL03
GEA College of Entrepreneurship
ERASMUS code: SI PORTORO02
International school for Social and Business studies in Celje, Slovenia
ERASMUS code: SI CELJE03
University of Maribor
ERASMUS code: SI MARIBOR01
ERASMUS code: E MATARO01
Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
ERASMUS code: E SALAMAN01
Windesheim, University of Applied Sciences
ERASMUS code: NL SWOLLE05
Saxion University of Applied Sciences
ERASMUS code: NL ENSCHED03
MAK, MMD, CS, WD, SD, ISM
Partners outside of Europe
NID – National Institute of Design
Block C, First Floor, Megan Avenue II no 12, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Olympia College – KL
No.3, Changkat Raja Chulan,
Off Jalan Raja Chulan,
50200 Kuala Lumpur,
Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)
Av. Ignacio Morones Prieto 4500 Pte.
San Pedro Garza Garcia
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue,
See the Erasmus+ Charter for higher education 2014-2020
European Policy Statement
Business Academy South West was founded the 1st of January 2009 as a merger between Business Academy West and Business Academy South. The international management at the former Business Academy West in Esbjerg manages all international activities.
The overall international strategy is to build up partnerships with schools and enterprises for the benefit of students and staff at the academy. The international activities are focused on three areas: Europe (The Erasmus program), USA/Canada and Asia (especially China and Malaysia).
Business Academy SouthWest has participated in Erasmus activities since 1998 and the cooperation has always been a very important part of the strategy. BASW has 24 bilateral agreements with Erasmus partners and the partners are chosen based on the opportunities of mutual benefit for both partners. The partners are found in following countries Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland Hungary, Germany, Turkey and Lithuania. The distribution of partners represents the areas where the academy has focused our international activities and we have chosen to work with a limited number of partners in order to ensure a good and close contact with each partner.
Our objectives by participating in the Erasmus programme is to:
- Increase the amount of student exchange
- Increase the amount of staff exchange (academic and administrative)
- Participate and initiate multilateral projects
Business Academy South West has 10 different short cycle programs and 6 bachelor programs and on all of the programs the students are offered the opportunity to participate in the student mobility program within the Erasmus framework. It is our goal that up to 20 % of all students participate in our study abroad program where the Erasmus partners are very important.
The exchange of staff is an important part of the career planning at the academy. We use the exchange of academic staff as a part of the teachers’ supplementary training and all teachers at the academy are strongly encouraged to participate regularly. Also the administrative staff are offered the opportunity to learn from our partners, this is especially useful for the staff that are working with international students.
On all our study programs we have compulsory company placement on the last semester. This placement is fully recognised as a part of the curriculum and the students gets 15 ECTS for the placement. The opportunities for company placements in the Erasmus program are fully implemented in our placement program and we expect to increase the number of students participating in company placements in the future.
We are also planning to participate in multilateral projects and we will especially focus on projects within cooperation between higher education and enterprises. One of our other main priorities is teaching within innovation and entrepreneurship. We have good cooperation with many of our partners in this regard and we want to initiate more projects in this area in the future.
In all of the activities within the Erasmus framework we focus on high quality both for incoming and outgoing staff and students. We use our normal quality assurance system to evaluate our performance and the satisfaction among the participants.
All the Erasmus activities are handled by the International Office where two full time employees are taking care of incoming and outgoing staff and students.