Application deadlines for autumn semester 2017 are getting closer!
Would you like to spend a semester abroad this autumn? If yes, then now it is the time for some action, as the application deadline for most of our programs for the upcoming autumn semester is due on April 30th 2017. Our students have the opportunity to choose their destination from several vital and modern metropolises, but the ones enjoying more laid-back beach life aren’t forgotten either! Check out our destinations and partner universities and find the right match for you!
Our application process is very easy and fast. You will receive an initial acceptance to the program within a week of sending your application. Fill out an application and secure your place in the program of your desires and get to spend an unforgettable semester abroad this autumn!
Our whole selection of destinations and programs can be found here.
Launching brand new free webinars!
Been through our website, read all the information you can find but still have some questions about studying in Asia? Or perhaps you haven’t yet made up your mind whether Asia is the right study abroad destination for you?
We’re now introducing free webinars aimed towards anyone who is interested in studying in Asia, whether it’s about doing a study abroad semester (or a year), joining a summer school or completing a whole degree. The webinars are free of charge.
The webinars are held by our experienced team members. You can submit questions beforehand which you would like to get answered during the webinar, or you can ask your questions during the webinar itself.
There will be both general webinars about studying in Asia as well as webinars focusing on specific destinations in Asia, for example Indonesia or Thailand.
The first general webinar will take place on Friday, March 24th at 10 AM Central European time (GMT +1). You will learn why Asia is quickly becoming one of the most popular study abroad destinations for students from all over the world and why studying in Asia can be an important investment into your personal and professional future. Learn more about this webinar and sign up here. Please note that there is only a limited number of seats available, so if you’re interested, be quick to sign up!
Additional webinars will be held on April 21st and May 19th, so in case you miss the one held in March, you can still sign up for the others. You can find out about all our upcoming webinars on our event page.
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, for the last few months we have been running the Win the Experience of a Lifetime –contest, in which we were looking for a student to study for a semester in one of Asia Exchange study abroad destinations and share his/her experiences with the rest of the world on social media.
The number of great applications from all over the world made us very happy – yet it did take us a good while to first narrow the applicants down to six people who were then interviewed. Also in the applications that didn’t make the cut there was so much talent and enthusiasm that we will be strongly considering doing a similar contest in the coming years. In all honesty, every single one of the interviewed students could have been a winner, yet it was Thomas E. Kingston from UK who impressed us the most.
Thomas, a mid-twenties law graduate, currently studying his masters in Pacific Asian studies at SOAS London University, not only demonstrated overall positive attitude, broad skills in social media and blog writing, and great interest towards the position as our “Social Media Superstar” – but also genuine enthusiasm and knowledge about Asia and South Korea in particular. Thomas will be heading over to study at HUFS in Seoul this fall with flights and tuition fees paid for by us! See a short video clip from him right below!
Congratulation to Thomas – we are excited to get to share studying abroad experience in Korea with the rest of the world through his eyes. And thank you again to everyone who applied!
Summer semester in Bali? You can still apply!
Want to spend the summer in Bali?
Last autumn we were very happy to announce a brand new cooperation with Warmadewa University in Bali, our second partner university in Bali and our third one in Indonesia. For years we have partnered with one of the island’s most prestigious universities, Udayana University, whose international BIPAS (Bali International Program on Asian Studies) program has grown highly popular among students from all over the world. So popular in fact that there was a need for another program in Bali that would offer the same degree of internationality and interdisciplinarity, the hallmarks of the BIPAS program.
Additionally, there was a need for a program that would better suit the academic calendars of students all across the world, where semesters might begin at different times and therefore sometimes overlap with a planned study abroad semester.
Learn skills for the future
The new Warmadewa International Program (WIP) at Warmadewa University answers the demand for a program similar to BIPAS. It covers a broad variety of topics, ranging from Indonesian language and culture to tourism and strategic management. It provides you with an in-depth look at the next rising star of the South-East Asian region, knowledge that could prove invaluable should you be aiming for a career in international business or international relations.
No matter what your desired career path, however, immersing yourself in a foreign culture and leaving the familiar behind even just for a few months will expand your worldview and teach you intercultural awareness, an indispensable skill in the globalized and interconnected world of today.
Semester runs from April to July
Unlike the BIPAS program which starts in January, the Warmadewa International Program starts later in spring. If you want to study in Bali but starting your study abroad semester in January does not suit your schedule, the new program is the perfect option for you. Launched for the first time in summer 2017, it runs every year from April to July (summer semester) and September to December (autumn semester).
Limited time to apply
The deadline for the summer semester ended officially on December 31st, but we are happy to announce that we can still accept applications for a limited time on a case-by-case basis. So, if the idea of studying in a highly intriguing international program while living on the famous paradise island of Bali is something that really inspires you, be sure to act quick and send us your application in the next few days!
Universiti Putra Malaysia ranks high on the UI-Greenmetric World University Ranking
Asia Exchange’s partner university, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) ranked 1st in Malaysia, 2nd in Southeast Asia, 4th in Asia and 34th in the world in the recently published UI-Greenmetric World University Rankings of 2016.
UPM in Kuala Lumpur has been consistently ranked close or very close to the top on several university rankings since we started our co-operation in 2013, and we at Asia Exchange are very proud of our long-term partnership with Universiti Putra Malaysia.
Asia Exchange Blog – Most read articles of 2016
At Asia Exchange Blog we share stories and articles that are travel and study abroad related. With articles being published on a weekly basis from all of our study abroad destinations, there is a lot of information available for anyone looking to do an exchange semester abroad in Asia.
We wanted to share the most read articles from 201 with you in case you missed some of them, so here is the TOP-5. Click on the title of the article you would like to read to open the whole story in a new tab.
Everybody enjoys a good love story. Two spirits from two different countries were just starting their study abroad semesters in Guangzhou with Asia Exchange when their eyes met for the first time…
We are looking forward to seeing what 2017 will bring. If you would like to contribute to Asia Exchange blog, please email us directly at email@example.com.
Bali Summer School now open for applications!
Asia Exchange is proud to announce a new addition to our study abroad options, Bali Summer School! We have worked together with our long-term partner Udayana University to make this program a possibility and we are ready to start the program in July 2017.
The program lasts four weeks from July 31st to August 27th, and the students can earn up to 20 ECTS during their time in the exotic island of Bali. You will study in an international environment with students from all over the world, in the most prestigious university the island of Bali offers. The students will study the local culture, experience new ways of studying and make new friends from all over the world, all in the same package of one month. Experience Bali and its culture next summer in a brand new program that suits the needs of many different fields of studying.
If you are looking for a life-changing experience, but cannot study an entire semester abroad, Bali Summer School is a great choice for you. You will not miss the start of your autumn semester at home either, so read more about the summer school program in Bali and apply now!
If you feel like studying abroad during the summer, but Bali does not seem to be the correct destination for you, we also offer a summer program in Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea. Find out more about our summer program in Korea.