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Kasetsart University - Bangkok, Thailand

Siam University - Bangkok, Thailand

Warmadewa University - Bali, Indonesia

couple studying in bali

Ali & Ilona

GERMANY
ali.oezdemir@yahoo.com
Languages: English, German

Hey there! When we first planned our semester abroad, we were accepted to an university in Canada. But then we came across Asia Exchange and were amazed by the opportunity to study in Bali. Looking back, we could not be more grateful for letting the chance go of studying in Canada and going to Bali instead. In one semester, we grew personally and developed a business out of there after returning a half year later. Now we commute between Germany and Bali and love to call Bali my second home. A semester abroad is the best possibility to learn a lot about yourself and grow personally.  Go to Bali, do some yoga, find your inner peace, and awake your true potential. 

If there is anything you want to know about our study experience or living in Bali, please don’t hesitate to shoot us an E-Mail.

Udayana University - Bali, Indonesia

a girl studying in Bali, Indonesia

Viktoria Dehm

Heroldsbach, Germany
viktoria.dehm@gmail.com
Languages: German, English, Spanish

“Rahajeng sore! I am Viktoria a 20 year old student from Germany. I am very excited to spend my fifth semester at Udayana University in Bali, Indonesia. My love for surfing and nature made me looking for study abroad programs in Bali. Luckily I came across Asia Exchange who helped me to get my semester credited and supported me with every single question I had. If you are interested in how my semester is going or if you have any further questions, I would be happy to hear from you.“

Follow Viktoria on Instagram @viktoria.dhm for daily stories of study life in Bali

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies - Seoul, South Korea

our hankuk university ambassador Natassja

Nastassja

Wildeck Obersuhl, Germany
nastassja880@gmail.com
Languages: German, English, Japanese, Spanish

“Hi! I’m Nastassja and I studied at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies for not only one but two semesters! I guess I couldn’t get enough of Seoul since it’s an incredible city with so many things to explore… I am truly happy that I jumped out of my comfort zone to go to Korea although it is so different from my home country. The time is spent there shaped me in so many aspects…the fun stories, the memorable moments, and the sad goodbyes. But I can say for sure that living in Seoul for a year was the best decision I made until now. I know that the whole journey can feel difficult for you at times so I am happy to help you!”

Best wishes
Nastassja

student from netherland enjoying local beverages

NIklas MELCHER

Amsterdam, Netherlands (born in Germany)
niklas.melcher@me.com
Languages: German, English, Dutch

“Hey guys! The time in Korea was incredible! Both the educational and the personal experiences will make me never forget this beautiful country.  Though, I chose to take the international part which is why within the last few years I have lived in Hong Kong, Vienna, Taipei, and thanks to Asia Exchange also in Seoul. Currently, I am about to finish my Communications Bachelor while I am living in Amsterdam. I would be happy to help you experience the same wonderful exchange. Please don’t hesitate to ask any kind of questions.”

Hannah Reeves

Hildesheim, Germany)
h.l.reeves.99@gmail.com
Languages: German, English

“Hi! Even before choosing my University in Germany, I had already decided on where I would study abroad. Originally, my plan was to go abroad for one semester, now I am about to start my second semester at HUFS. That should speak for itself (and HUFS). I stayed for the interesting classes, the opportunity to learn more Korean and because there’s still so much I haven’t seen yet.

Going abroad is a challenge, but it is definitely worth it!
So, if you have any questions regarding life and studies in Korea, feel free to contact me! I am happy to help :)”

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NOAH

Buchholz, Germany
zyburanoah@yahoo.de
Languages: German, English, Japanese, Spanish

“Hello, I’m currently studying at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul with Asia Exchange.
I am having a great time enjoying the amazing food culture, convenience stores, perfect infrastructure and a very international atmosphere of the university, not to mention karaoke.
If you have any questions concerning Korea, please don’t hesitate to contact me”

Best regards

Umeda Hoffmann

Lokken, Denmark
Umeda13@live.dk
Languages: Danish, English

“Hello! My name is Umeda Hoffmann, I am 25 years old and I am from Denmark. I am a former Hankuk University of Foreign Studies student where I studied for one semester in 2021. It was the best time of my life. I met so many close friends, experienced a new culture and food and tried to study and live abroad for a while. I found the university through Asia Exchange and applied through them. They were super helpful throughout the whole process before arriving and during my stay in Seoul, and made my experience a lot easier and better. I am currently still in Seoul where I live and work as an English teacher but also as an ambassador for Asia Exchange. My role includes various things including helping future students coming to Seoul and participate in meetings. I look very much forward for this collaboration and the cooperation between Asia Exchange and I – I will be happy to help!”

Hanyang University - Seoul, South Korea

Fulya

Hildesheim, Germany
fulya_kirnak@hotmail.de
Languages: German, English, Turkish, French and Korean

“Hey guys! I‘m Fulya from Germany and I’m currently studying architecture at Hanyang University on the Erica Campus. Having the opportunity to study one semester abroad in South Korea was one of the best experiences in my life. I experienced a completely different culture and made new friends from all around the world. I had the chance to travel around the country and taste different traditional foods. I am really enjoying the food, culture and the environment, it‘s completely another world here! If you have any further questions about South Korea, regarding studying here, or even how to deal with finding vegetarian/halal food. Please feel free to contact me. I will try my best to answer all the questions!”

student in colorful architecture

Akankscha

Bargfeld Stegen, Germany
dhawan_akankscha@hotmail.com
Languages: German, English, Hindi

“Hi everyone! In the upcoming fall semester, I will be studying at Hanyang University. Visiting South Korea has always been a dream of mine, which is why, when I came across Asia Exchange, I knew that this was a chance I couldn’t let go. I can’t wait for all the great experiences. I hope that, just like me, you will also be able to start your journey.”

Shanghai University - Shanghai, China

Universiti Putra Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

a girl relaxing near petronas tower malaysia

Agnès

France
bosseragnes@gmail.com
Languages: English, French

” Hi everyone! I went to Malaysia to do my second semester and without lying, it was the best travel in my entire life. You can do everything you want, drink a coconut on the paradise beach, take pictures with monkeys even if sometimes they steal your snacks, do a trek in the forest, be the king of the world at 452 m on the floor… If you hesitate or have any questions, please don’t be shy and ask me. I will be happy to share with you everything I know and answer your questions!  
One piece of advice: Let’s discover the world.”  

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY OF LISBON - Lisbon, Portugal

studying in portugal

Alice Orlandelli

Mantova, Italy
orlandellialice24@gmail.com
Languages: Italian, English, French, German

“Hi everyone! My name is Alice and in the upcoming semester I will attend some Management courses at Universidade Europeia, here in Lisbon. From the very begging I felt that both the university and the city stroke my curiosity. There are so many things to experience, which you will never get tired of! The city is vibrant, rich in culture, it has beautiful landscapes and great experiences to join. People are very friendly and accommodating, you will for scure feel at home here in Lisbon!! I am already in love, I hope you will come and enjoy this too. Feel free to contact me for any doubt you may have, I am more than glad to help you!”

UNIVERSITY OF CAGLIARI - Sardinia, Italy

Filippa Nyqvist

Stockholm, Sweden
filippa.nyqvist@forward-college.eu
Languages: Swedish & English

“Hi! I was studying in Cagliari for a whole year. I ended up going to Sardinia at the very last minute and it was one of the best decisions of my life. Sardina has this natural beauty that makes every day fantastic. Sardina has a rich culture and amazing people who make you feel like home. If you want an authentic Italian experience, Sardina is the best place to go. It overexcited all of my expectations and I’ve made friends for life from Sardinia. I’m forever grateful for the experience. If you have any questions about making the decision to study in Italy you are more than welcome to contact me! I know that there were a lot of things that I wasn’t sure about before leaving so I’m happy to help you with everything.”

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