Yet Another Friday at the Office

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Hello everyone!

First of all, let me introduce myself.  I am Katri, a new member of AE Team. I started to work at Asia Exchange a month ago and my main tasks are Student Support Service in German and updating our German website and social media. The first weeks have been great and I have learnt many new things. Other team members are very friendly and supportive.


This new job is a dream come true for me because I have always been interested in foreign cultures and languages. Working and studying abroad made me the person I am today. International experiences helped me to get this exciting job as a Student Advisor. I’m very glad to be part of this wonderful international team and I really want to encourage everyone to make the best decision of their lives and move to Asia for a couple of months!

Last Friday was quite an unusual day at the office here in Tampere. Many of our team members are remote workers because they live in other cities and countries, but on Friday our office was very crowded because we had a photo session.

AE Team

Tuomas and Harri

Reeta, Katariina, and Ella

One of those who usually work from home is Tuomas Kauppinen, Acedemic Director and co-founder of Asia Exchange. He lives in Hong Kong with his family and made a two-week visit to Finland.

Ella Gustafsson who currently lives in Turku is Asia Exchange’s first employee. She has worked in this company for five years but now the time has come for her to leave Asia Exchange and head towards new adventures. The whole AE Team would like to thank Ella for her efforts during these years. We wish you all the best for the future!

Ella got a little gift from us. It’s an EllAir aircraft!

Unfortunately, the weather in Finland has been very grey and rainy recently. On Friday evening, however, we had a nice Hawaiian themed Pre-Christmas party. There was a pool and a sauna, some delicious food and a really fun How Well Do You Know Your Colleague themed Quiz. Even Santa Claus visited us that evening.

santa hats and hawaiian necklace