• Destination 2020
    Beijing, China
  • Tour Dates (Swiss Trip)
  • Tour Dates (Beijing)
  • Approximate Tour Fee
    ca. 1.350 CHF (excl. visa fees)

Asian Culture Transfer (ACT)

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.

This year we combined the old ACT tour and the old Mandarin tour so there is only one tour in Asia. Since a few years we travel to Beijing so you can expect a great and well organized tour in Beijing and cities nearby and you even get a chance to see the Great Wall of China!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What kind of program can I expect?
You can expect a wide ranged program with activities in the four pillars Business, Economy, Social and Culture. The programs are well planned, both here in Switzerland and in the respective exchange country. You do not have to worry about getting somewhere, everything is perfectly planned for you and you can just enjoy your stay.
What does the participant fee include?
The participant fee covers EVERYTHING! Your flight tickets as well as the full program, the accommodations and the food for the whole 20 days! It also includes all the get-togethers we provide for you before the actual tour starts.
How does the application process work?
For the application as one of our Teamies you need to fill out the application form online and you will then get invited for an interview with the respective Chairperson. The application as a Participant works similar. You also have to fill out your application online and will then get invited to an interview with our Teamie in Student Relations & Marketing.

Previous ACT Team (2019/2020)


Nicolas Schmid


Noah Nolè


Donja Vera Bernet


Miguel Sailer

Swiss Trip

Our Patrons

Our patrons support our projects with their experience and network. Their help is of great value for us and we are deeply thankful for their commitment!


Prof. Dr. Maximilian von Zedtwitz

Patron ACT
Prof Dr. Maximilian von Zedtwitz is professor of Innovation and International Business. His teaching focuses on F&E Management, International Management and developing countries.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Spremann

Patron ACT
Prof. Dr. Spremann is director of the Swiss Institute for Banking and Finance and represents the University of St.Gallen in Singapore. Prof. Spremann has been supporting ACT since its foundation in 1998.

Our Partners

Without these amazing partners, our projects would not be possible. We are immensely thankful for their generous and continuing support!

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