Practical training and projectsApply what you have learnt in your day-to-day work

As the bachelor’s programme primarily aims to prepare you for your future career, we focus on providing you with a specific methodological skill set in addition to teaching in-depth theoretical knowledge. Practical modules (internships) and practical projects allow you to apply what you have learnt, and thus improve your expertise and abilities.

Practical modules (internships)

Two practical modules (internships), as well as seminars accompanying your practical training, form an integral part of your studies. These will allow you to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the two practical fields of Social Work. Furthermore, students can develop and improve their level of professional competence within the framework of internships of several months. You will be trained by qualified experts working in a practical environment and supported by the FHS St.Gallen. The Practical Training Office will support you in searching for an internship placement.

Practical project

The practical project represents an equally important part of the study programme. In cooperation with organisations that deal with social issues, main-course students address relevant issues by applying recognised methods. This project work allows you to gain an insight into various methods and how they are utilised in practice by social organisations as well as during research, development and consulting activities. Students thus receive the opportunity to apply their specialist and methodological knowledge in order to solve a real problem or issue, and to better acquaint themselves with and implement project management and practical activities.

«I was very eager to complete my practical semester abroad. Based on his own positive expe-rience, a work colleague recommended Switzerland.»

Jessica Landskron, Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin