Let’s work together

We believe in the power of collaboration and frequently work together with our students. After all, our students are the ones having those life-changing experiences every single day. They know what it’s like to be an exchange student, be it in Bali, Bangkok, Shanghai or Seoul – or in any of our destinations.

Share your experiences with the rest of the world

We want to give anyone dreaming of studying abroad in Asia a window to those experiences. That’s why we often ask our students if they are willing to write blog posts or send us their amazing photos and videos, or just take over our Snapchat for a week.

Sometimes we ask their help for collaborating on a project we’re working on, such as a video shoot. There are many talented young people studying at our partner universities in Asia every year. That they willingly offer us their skills and input is very valuable.

A group of students are standing with their hands up in a ricefield in Bali.
Our latest project would not have been possible without our fine students. Photo by Fabian / CC BY

Shooting a video about typical student day in Bali

Let’s take our latest project as an example. In 2016 we started partnering with Warmadewa University in Bali and launched the Warmadewa International Program (WIP). First Asia Exchange students attended this program from April to July 2017. Because it has been going well, we are now launching another program together with the university, the Warmadewa International Summer Exchange (WISE), which is a four week summer school program taking place for the first time in August 2018.

The Warmadewa International Program is still relatively new. Because our first study abroad program in Bali, the Bali International Program on Asian Studies (BIPAS) has been so popular, we of course wanted as many people as possible know about the WIP program as well. We asked our students their opinion. When they were first considering about studying in Bali in the WIP program, what would they have appreciated to see? What they came up most with was ”a typical day as an exchange student in Bali”. And that’s what we decided to do.

You might also be interested in: 10 Must Have Free Apps for Exchange Students!

Hindu women talking to eachother in Balinese clothes in Bali.
As an exchange student in Bali you get to explore the beautiful hindu culture. Photo by Fabian / CC BY

Behind every film production there is a talented team working. In collaboration with the Balinese film crew @enjoytheday_ and our fine students, we ended up filming two days and going to five different film spots around Bali to realize this video.

A man is filming students sitting on the beach during sunset in Bali.
We took our Warmadewa students to 5 different film spots and  filmed for 2 days. Photo by Lotta / CC BY

After two successful days of filming, the end result wouldn’t have been achievable without our talented students. Without their fine acting skills, enthusiasm and ideas how to shoot different scenes, the video wouldn’t have been possible to make.

Watch the end result below:

Want to collaborate with us, do cool things and boost your CV?

If you’re currently participating in one of our programs or are planning to, we’d like to invite you to share your study abroad experience in any way you can. It can be writing a blog, taking photos or shooting videos. And when the opportunity arises and you feel like it, you also have the chance to collaborate in bigger projects such as the above.

“What’s in it for me?”, you might ask. These are some of the ways you can benefit from collaborating with us:

  • Gain practical experience and hone your skills in writing, photography, filming and marketing
  • If you’re planning to become a professional in any of the above, you’ll have something to add to your portfolio
  • When working with us on different projects, you have the chance to gain exposure to professional industries and expand your network. The above video was made with the help of the Balinese film crew @enjoytheday, and the students got to meet these guys during the filming process.
  • We’ll write you a personal recommendation letter, which is also a nice addition to your CV.
  • If the collaborations turn out to be successful, you will get rewarded in other ways too!

Here are some examples of student collaborations:

Lotta Tamminen, photographer & student in Bali. Lotta has been sending us photos on a regular basis.

Silke Floren, photographer & student in Bali. Silke has also regularly been sending us photos.  

 

 

Antonia, blog writer & student in Seoul Korea. She is writing about her experience in Korea. 

 

Studying abroad is the perfect way to combine studying and travelling.

Do you want to study and explore Asia? Start here 

Asia Exchange is a Finnish company providing study abroad opportunities in Asia Pacific for students from all around the world. Want to get travel tips and new blog posts straight to your inbox? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! If you have any questions about studying abroad, feel free to contact us! We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

This article was written by our Digital Marketing Coordinator Fabian.

Latest in our blog

12.10.2018

Bali Is The New Skateboarding Mecca – Meet Brady Scott

Bali is the epicenter of Indonesia´s skateboard scene! In recent years, Bali has become the epicenter of Indonesia’s skateboarding scene. The small island is no…

→ Read more

04.10.2018

Watch Out For The Korean Wave!

The Korean wave is taking the world by storm! Watch out for the Korean wave! The catchy beats, colorful soap operas and gripping dramas are…

→ Read more

28.09.2018

Bangkok From A Student’s Perspective – Meet Robin

“The exchange helps prove yourself, the way you work, and the way you study.” Bangkok is a city of contrasts – a place where every…

→ Read more

12.09.2018

A Love Letter to Bangkok

The city of life will steal your heart! Hi there, Bangkok. … No, hold on, that’s not romantic enough, this is supposed to be a…

→ Read more

31.08.2018

Māori – One Of the Most Captivating Cultures In the World!

Get to know the fascinating culture of the Māori! Have you ever encountered the Māori culture? You might have seen on the discovery channel men standing…

→ Read more

24.08.2018

What to Expect When Moving to New Zealand

These are useful facts you need to know before arriving to New Zealand! You have chosen to study abroad in New Zealand and you are…

→ Read more

20.08.2018

Why Study in Asia? Join Our Free Webinar on September 5th to Find Out!

Seize Your Future & Learn More About Study Abroad Opportunities in Asia This autumn we’re once again organizing a free webinar called Why & How To Study…

→ Read more

17.08.2018

Kuala Lumpur – Attractions You Definitely Need to Explore!

Get the best out of your stay in Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur is the lively capital of Malaysia. The name ‘Kuala Lumpur’ literally means ‘muddy…

→ Read more

Get useful tips, inspiring stories and latest news straight to your inbox

Sign up for our monthly newsletter

We'll also send you a free 30+ page University Profiles Guide!
What do you want to receive?

Your information is safe with us. Unsubscribe any time.

Asia Exchange, Vuorikatu 3 L 3 33100 Tampere, Finland
Email: info@asiaexchange.org
Tel: +358 45 322 1230, Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm (GMT +2)
Privacy Policy

Site by Atomi