Looking Back at Year 2021 – Almost 900 VŠE Students Went Abroad

The year 2021 has already been the second year affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Despite that, a total of 873 VŠE students set off to study abroad or went on an internship abroad. It is approximately 130 more students abroad compared to the previous year! Out of the overall number of 873 outgoing students, 77 went on internships abroad and 796 to study abroad at one of our prestigious partner schools.  At the same time, a total of 621 foreign students from our partner universities studied here at VŠE. 

VŠE students travelled to overall 46 countries on 5 continents in the year 2021. When it comes to exchange semesters abroad, the largest number of VŠE students went to Germany in 2021. Followed then by France, Austria and Sweden. However, VŠE students also travel to distant countries all around the world. In 2021 they studied not only in the USA or Canada, but also in Hong Kong, Thailand, Brazil or Russia. 

For an internship abroad, our students mostly travelled to our neighbouring Germany or to the Great Britain and Spain. Other very popular destinations for the year 2021 were Austria, Belgium and France. However, our trainees also reached more exotic and distant parts of the world last year, such as the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Peru or the USA.  

The possibility to study abroad or to go on an internship abroad is open to all VŠE students. In 2021, a total of 422 bachelor’s students440 master’s students and 7 doctoral students took advantage of this opportunity. The remaining study abroad stays were of recent VŠE graduates. From the perspective of individual faculties, the most active travellers are students of the Faculty of International Relations, followed by students of the Faculty of Business Administration and the Faculty of Finance and Accounting. 

Even though the instructions were again conducted mostly online during the year 2021, many partner universities have chosen a combination of distance and face-to-face teaching. Still, our students evaluated their studies or internships abroad as an invaluable personal and academic experience.

More information about student stories is available on the International Office´s websiteon Instagram vse_studyabroad and Facebook VSE Study Abroad.