Asian Culture Transfer (ACT)

ACT will travel to Singapore in Summer 2019!

Swiss Trip: 13–22 July 2019

Exchange Trip: 23 July – 1 August 2019

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 Project

Applications is open until 26 November 2018

Next Destination

ACT will travel to Singapore in Summer 2019. The Swiss Trip will be from 13–22 July 2019 and the journey will take place from 23 July – 1 August 2019, making it the perfect timing for a post-trip in South East Asia or to travel on to your exchange semester.


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 Singapore (plus an optional privately organized post-trip). The price for ACT 2019 will be approx. CHF 1’350.- and includes everything in both countries (e.g. the flight, the accommodation, the food, all entry fees, the transport etc. ).

The ACT team 2018/19

Contact us for any questions!

Joanna Joos


Edina Zürcher


Simon Gutmann

Swiss Trip

Simon Pabst

Student Relations & Marketing

The RI

We are engaged on and off campus throughout the year

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 at 25% of the costs. 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.

Patrons Asian Culture Transfer

Assisting the RI with valuable insights

Dr. Daniel Woker

Dr. Daniel Woker is an Ambassador in Residence at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Previously, he served as the Swiss Ambassador to Kuwait, Bahrain and Katar as well as Singapore and Australia.

Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Rolf Dubs

Prof Dr. Dres. h.c. Dubs is Professor Emeritus for „Business Education“ at the University of St.Gallen (HSG). Amongst others, his teaching focuses on development aid in Africa and Asia.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Spremann

Prof. Dr. Spremann is the Director of the Swiss Institute for Banking and Finance and represents the University of St.Gallen (HSG) in Singapore. Prof. Spremann has been supporting ACT since its inaugural rendition in 1998.

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