May Ann’s Journey: From Passion to Profession

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Studying abroad is a life-changing experience, and our employees play a crucial part in ensuring that students have the best possible study abroad journey. Discover May Ann‘s inspiring journey from volunteering at her university to becoming a Senior Administrative Specialist at Asia Exchange. Learn how her passion and commitment to international education have contributed to the success of countless students.

Early Beginnings

May Ann Princesa 
Senior Administrative Specialist 
Asia Exchange and Beyond Abroad 

Hi! My name is May Ann. I’m from Philippines and working as a Senior Administrative Specialist in Asia Exchange.

My journey began with a deep interest in education setting. During my undergraduate studies, I had the opportunity to volunteer as a student assistant where I worked with students and professors on daily academic matters such as screening students, posting courses and schedules, hosting orientations, and many more. Through these experiences I have realized I wanted to be part of each student’s success stories in finishing their degrees. 

Pursuing a career in Education

After graduating, I pursued a career that would enable me to promote and facilitate these educational experiences for others. Although my initial attempts were unsuccessful, I persisted in following my passion. Eventually, I discovered Asia Exchange and was immediately attracted to their mission of making international education more accessible. 

Asia Exchange & Beyond Abroad Team – Our mission is to make international education accessible to everyone

Finding my path at asia exchange

Working with international students and our partner universities, I have found a unique and rewarding path that aligns with my passion for ensuring a smooth and enriching study experience for students. Every successful study abroad experience shared with us is incredibly meaningful to me as their coordinator. 

It’s a privilege to be part of an organization that facilitates transformative experiences. Witnessing students grow academically, personally, and culturally is profoundly fulfilling.


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