Working together for student mobility
Dear Study Abroad Advisor or International Coordinator,
International student exchanges and multi-cultural university campuses would not be the norm we now take for granted without your work and efforts.
In the last few decades, Asia has become more and more important. Knowledge of Asian languages, insights into Asian societies and experience of these rapidly growing economies will help students enter and thrive in the ever-changing and challenging global job market.
Bilateral exchange agreements form the backbone of student mobility. Our mission is to provide students with an additional avenue for studying abroad in Asia, while we also support more established channels of student exchange.
In pursuing our mission, we benefit everyone: students, sending universities and the host universities – our partner universities.
Chance to study abroad at top Asian universities and choose among a diverse number of programs and courses
Together with our carefully selected partner universities, we strive to offer a diverse range of courses suitable for students from many academic backgrounds.
Affordable tuition fees
We negotiate the tuition fees with each partner university individually and strive to keep them as low as possible.
Simple, streamlined application procedure with confirmation already in up to a week
Our simple, efficient and time-tested application procedure means that a student can have their study abroad placement confirmed as quickly as in a day, or at most in a week, removing waiting and uncertainty from the equation.
“Asia Exchange offers great services. Their replies to your questions are as fast as Usain Bolt. All the information you need can be found on the website. Asia Exchange is a bridge for making your dreams come true!”
“Thank you for supporting people who want to spend a semester abroad in Asia! You have made planning and applying so much easier.”
“Being a student at a world-class university such as Kasetsart University allowed me to get to know and enjoy every single aspect of Thai life & culture. Even though I studied hard, I had also time to visit other South-East Asian countries. A student gets to know locals and the culture much better than a tourist. I heard each and every student saying ‘I will come back here as soon as possible’.”
-ANGELA (ITALY) studied in Bangkok, Thailand
“Studying at Udayana University has been a great experience. The courses and workshops will be of most use to me in the future.”
-KATRIINA (FINLAND), Studied in Bali, Indonesia
“The study program developed my skills for interacting in a multicultural environment. It increased my self-knowledge as well as my knowledge on Asian business life and culture. The quality of the courses was excellent. Many of my courses were better than at my home university.”
-MIRELLA (SWEDEN), Studied in Phuket, Thailand
Complementing existing student mobility channels
While bilateral agreements will always form the backbone of student mobility, we offer a complimentary, simple and secure avenue for studying abroad for those students who cannot find a suitable placement through bilateral agreements alone.
Reducing administrative workload
We help the sending universities by acting as the direct link between the student and the host university, thereby reducing the administrative workload for both parties.
Extensive expertise in Asia and its higher education systems
We keep up-to-date with the latest news and developments concerning our host countries’ higher education systems, political landscape and visa regulations. We are happy to offer our expertise to higher education professionals dealing with Asian countries.
Partnership with internationally recognized and easy-to-work-with organization
Having operated in the field of international student mobility since 2007, we have formed trusted partnerships with Asian universities in many countries, with which we maintain good personal relationships. We also consult our partners in their internationalization efforts and have helped them to kickstart international study abroad programs.
Recruitment of talented, well-prepared international students free-of-charge
All our partner universities strive to internationalize their profile further and attract talented international students from all over the world. We help them make themselves known and increase the number of incoming students.
We provide students with extensive information materials to make them well-prepared for their study abroad experience ahead.
Help with administrative tasks
With managing student mobility comes a large amount of administrative work. Our streamlined application procedure, developed together with our partner universities, smoothens the admission process significantly and reduces administration workload and costs for all parties involved.
Beyond Abroad was established in 2020 in Finland by Harri Suominen and Tuomas Kauppinen, founders of Asia Exchange and Edunation. After establishing several businesses in the education sector focusing on Asia and sending more than 8000 students abroad, they decided to leave their comfort zone and expand their operations globally. Beyond Abroad was born. Today, Beyond Abroad offers the chance to study abroad in Europe, Asia, North America and South America.