Study visit to the USA 2023

March 30 to April 4, 2023 in Boston, USA.

Information and registration


Higher education in the United States provides one of the largest, most powerful and diverse education systems in the world, in which student services play a central role. Not only at the famous elite universities, but also in the broad range of state mass universities and in the vocational community colleges, everything is in the service of students’ personal development and academic success.

Although the situation for students is currently precarious, as in many countries, the “student services” of the universities with their offers in residence halls, study counselling, psychological and health support, with scholarships and extensive cultural and sporting activities represent a core area of campus life.

For many years, the DSW has maintained a cooperation with NASPA, the US umbrella organisation for student services, because of the diversity and high quality of the services offered to students.

This year, we would like to experiment and invite you to look over the horizon and learn about the unique social infrastructure of higher education in the US in a combination of an online event, campus tour, international symposium and insights into the NASPA annual conference with numerous workshops and a trade show exhibition.

When? March 30, 2023 (outbound flight) to 4/5 April 2023 (night flight).


Where? Congress centre and colleges in Boston and the surrounding area as well as online preparation seminar on March 1, 2023 (4-6 pm)


For whom? Executives and management of student unions as well as colleagues from comparable institutions in other European countries (within the framework of ECStA) – min. 5 and max. 15 persons*


Costs? Participants pay for their own airfare. Accommodation and conference participation as well as most meals are covered by a participation fee of approx. 1500,00 Euro per person, which will be invoiced before the exchange. Since Boston is a very expensive city, please calculate additional expenses for occasional dinners, personal expenses and public transportation in Boston.


Language? A good knowledge of English (level B2) is certainly helpful. The DSW will be happy to help with technical vocabulary and comprehension difficulties.


Registration? Please register online here by February 10, 2023 the latest. (max. 1 person per institution, max. 15 persons only, as long as places are available).



*Please note: only employees of ECStA-member orgsanisations can participate in the study visit to the USA, and only one person per institution can participate, if sufficient places are available.


Invitation letter

Preliminary programme

Practical information


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