- Asia, bilateral
- 10 days per country
- Next destination
Recognizing the growing importance of Asia in the world economy and its unique cultural heritage, the Asian Culture Transfer (ACT) aims to cultivate mutual respect as well as fertile dialogue between Asian and Swiss Students. ACT, in its core concept, gives twenty students of each of the two participating universities the possibility to spend ten days in each of the two respective countries exploring and discovering their economic, political, ecological and cultural peculiarities and differences. The program includes sightseeing, company visits and university lectures as well as other cultural activities that are typical for the respective country. In this way, participants do not only develop a fundamental understanding of the structure and culture of both countries but can also learn from each other and establish long-lasting friendships.
The destination and exact dates for ACT 2018 will be announced in due course.
The program includes lectures, workshops, city tours and company visits in both countries. In the last years activities in Switzerland included visits to the UN and the parliament building, a trip to the Jungfraujoch, visits to cheese and chocolate factories, as well as workshops with companies such as Blaser Swisslube, Baloise and Strategy&.
Duration & Costs
The project involves a 10 day program in Switzerland as well as a 10 day part in Taiwan (plus an optional privately organized post-trip). The price for ACT 2017 was CHF 1’350.- and included everything in both countries (e.g. the flight, the accomodation, the food, all entry fees, the transport etc. ). The trip in Switzerland took place from 15.-24. July and the trip to Taiwan from 1.-10. August 2017.
what´s in for you
As an ACT team member you will help to organize an unforgettable exchange project in Asia and can participate in it for free (if the project doesn´t make losses). You will work in a highly motivated team, make new friends from all over the world and have a lot of fun. You can also get up to 4 campus credits for your engagement.
who we are looking for
To become an ACT team member you should be in St. Gallen for at least one more year and have some time besides your studies. You should also bring a decent level of English skills and travelling experience and of course loads of motivation and energy!
how it works
Should you decide that this is the right thing for you and you are the right person for the team, please apply through the online form below with your motivation letter and CV. After the application deadline we will invite you for a short informal interview to get to know you better.
Dr. Daniel Woker
Dr. Daniel Woker is Ambassador in Residence at the University of St. Gallen. Previously, he served as Swiss ambassador to Kuwait, Bahrain and Katar as well as Singapore and Australia.