Around the World Study Program


Around the World is a one-of-a-kind study abroad program that reimagines international student mobility. The program enables students to examine and address issues such as political polarization, as well as to prevent mutual misunderstanding. Instead of the typical study abroad semester, students will have the opportunity to enjoy the most extraordinary experience conceivable. During their semester abroad, our students will visit two of the greatest private universities in Latin America and Southeast Asia for seven weeks each.

Established in 2007, Asia Exchange and Beyond Overseas has sent over 10.000 students abroad, and we are happy that our Facebook community rated our services 4.8/5.

Furthermore, Asia Exchange and Beyond Abroad have garnered numerous accolades and recognitions around the world,

Harri Suominen
Harri SuominenCo-Founder and President of Asia Exchange and Beyond Abroad
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Around the World is one of the most exciting projects we have ever worked on. We are proud to have formed such a project with the Latin American University of Science and Technology and Warmadewa University. I studied abroad in Shanghai, but if Around the World existed, no other program would have convinced me more”


Student, France

Being able to study abroad gives me so much! I became independent and I was able to learn so much about this wonderful Costa Rican culture but above all to see and visit this country which has such beautiful and diverse landscapes!

Ali & Ilona

Students, Germany

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.


Student, Germany

Don’t be scared and just do it! We are not regretting it at all. We are having the time of our life even though it is COVID-19. So, do it, you won’t regret it!

Around the World - Destinations

Study abroad in Bali, Indonesia

Indonesia’s most popular island, Bali, is so much more than sun, sea, and surf. Often called Silicon Bali, the island has developed into one of Southeast Asia’s most concentrated business and innovation hubs. 

Indonesia is the World’s fourth most populous nation and the 10th largest economy globally. The country demonstrated its inherent strength during the global economic crisis back in 2014. Its economy grew by over 5% in 2014, which is better than many other emerging powers in the G20. Nowadays, Indonesia has become an attractive market for investors due to the growing middle class, political and economic openness, and business relations with the large, emerging markets of the Middle East. 

The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards have awarded Bali the most popular destination in 2021. Every year, the island welcomes over six million foreigners. The island of gods is the best tourist destination worldwide, a surf mecca, a place many students never want to leave.

study abroad in bali with asia exchange


Warmadewa University (UNWAR)

Study Abroad in Bali at Warmadewa University for 1 or 2 Semesters

Warmadewa University is centrally located in Renon, one of the friendliest districts of Denpasar, the bustling capital city of Bali, where international students can fully immerse themselves in the local culture and lifestyle. It takes only a few minutes to reach the city center by public transport, and most students live in proximity. The location also provides easy access to the harbor and the neighboring islands.

Students can easily walk to the beautiful central park or to the white beaches of Sanur and its attractive surfing spots. The town of Ubud, Bali’s art and culture center, is a popular day-trip destination not far from Renon. Ubud is famous for its museums, art galleries, rice fields, traditional Hindu temples, and a monkey forest sanctuary.

Currently, the university has 7 faculties and over 10 000 students. Warmadewa University is an accredited university with the power to grant degrees at both Bachelor’s and Master’s levels in several areas of study. Asia Exchange students study at the Faculty of Letters (Fakultas Sastra) together with local students. The university simultaneously promotes Balinese and Indonesian cultures and strives for internationalization by offering an intercultural study program and continuously expanding its global network.


Bachelor and Master, GAP Year


International Business, Economics, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Development and HR, Marketing, Politics, Environmental Sustainability, Indonesian Language and Culture

Open for Gap Year Applications

You can apply for a gap year program if you are a high school or college graduate with uncertain plans or simply wish to take a break from your everyday activities. Studying abroad during your gap year is an excellent opportunity to refocus your life!

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Study abroad in Costa Rica

Costa Rica the land of “Pura Vida”, a country of environmentally friendly policies, with no military, mindblowing natural beauty, and a tropical climate all year long. In Costa Rica, pristine beaches and breathtaking volcanoes are only an hour’s drive away. After spending a short time in Costa Rica, you will understand why Costa Rica is one of the most desirable destinations worldwide.

On top of that, Costa Rica has 27 national parks making up over 75% of the country’s flora and fauna, which in the long run, will guarantee the preservation of Costa Rica’s diverse wildlife. As a student, you will have time to explore the country’s hidden gems and the opportunity to benefit from one of the highest standards of living in Latin America. 

costa rica's stunning nature - beyond abroad


The Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT)

Study Abroad in Costa Rica at the Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT) for 1 or 2 Semesters

The Latin American University of Science and Technology -ULACIT- is an innovative and entrepreneurial university. ULACIT strives to prepare its students for leadership positions in science, technology, and other fields of human endeavor, with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they will require to serve the World in the 21st century. ULACIT promotes positive social coexistence and interpersonal relationships. They support establishing contact networks, always within an area of respect and appreciation of the cultural, political, ideological, religious, ethnic, and identity diversity of gender.

ULACIT makes its top-of-the-line facilities available to all international students, including fully equipped computer labs, high-tech multimedia equipment, cafeteria, and student lounge areas, library, printing and copy center, our student health center, and on-campus wireless connection.

ULACIT has its campus in central San José, the capital of Costa Rica. The exact location is 800 meters north of the Central Park of San José, or 150 meters south of the newspaper La República, in the Tournón neighborhood. It is located in the banking district of San José, just 20 kilometers (20 minutes) from the Juan Santamaría International Airport. The Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer is located in Escazú, Plaza Tempo.


Bachelor, GAP year


Economics, Business Management, Latin American culture and history, International Relations, Political Science, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Spanish language

Open for Gap Year Applications

You can apply for a gap year program if you are a high school or college graduate with uncertain plans or simply wish to take a break from your everyday activities. Studying abroad during your gap year is an excellent opportunity to refocus your life!

Read more…

Study Matters

What does a semester in the Around the world Program look like? Rundown?

You will start your journey on the island of gods, Bali. Also often referred to as Silicon Bali, you will learn about the most trending Marketing and Entrepreneurship topics. The second stop will be at the Latin American University of Science and Technology in Costa Rica to dive into the Pura Vida culture while learning about sustainability, Business Development, and communication.

One of the most life-changing experiences comes from learning about other cultures. Thus, the program is riddled with cultural elements, aside from many sustainability elements, and you will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Spanish and the Indonesian Language. 

Study business and economics around the World and on 2 continents. Learn about sustainability and the Latin American and Asian culture while making the World a better place. 


  • Convenient application process
  • Secured study placement
  • Study abroad with friends or in groups
  • Most affordable tuition fees
  • Acceptance, even in one day
  • Information services



Credit credits are granted in ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) points and US credits. Each of the courses is worth 3 ECTS / ca. 2 US credits.

ULACIT works with the US credit system. Each academic course covers 45 contact hours per season (1 lesson each week, for 15 weeks), representing 6 ECTS or 3US credits per course.

To apply to study abroad you need to have at least

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • A high school diploma or similar certificate.
  • You are not required to be enrolled at an institution of higher education.

See the additional requirements.

  • An official transcript of records, or if you are not currently enrolled at an institution of higher education, a copy of your high school diploma. This should preferably be submitted in English, but we also accept these documents in German, French, Finnish, and Spanish.
  • A copy of the identification page of your passport. The passport needs to be valid for 12 months after the end of the semester. If your passport expires earlier, please apply for a new passport as soon as possible. Please note that applications sent without a valid passport cannot be processed.
  • A pass color photo of 4 x 3 cm. The photo must be taken wearing a nice collar shirt, without glasses, and with no smile (neutral face). In addition, the photo should appear different from the one on your passport. See example
  • Signature Page (See example)
  • Warmadewa University forms
Apply to study abroad 

Get the required documents (see list below)

Fill out and submit the online application form together with the required documents

You’ll get a confirmation of your study placement within one week, at best as quickly as one day.

  • When you apply for two semesters: 100 EUR discount on the second semester
  • Get access to comprehensive information materials such as a Beyond Abroad Guide and an interactive orientation webinar after you apply


  • Scan all the required documents (1–2) to your computer.
  • Finally, fill out the online application form below and submit it with all the documents.
Uploading and submitting the attachments
  • Please upload the attachments in PDF format.
  • If possible, please submit all the attachments together with the application. If you’re missing some attachment(s) when you apply, you can later send the missing document(s).  However, please note that we won’t process applications without any attachments whatsoever.
  • All attachments must be sent to us by the application deadline at the very latest, preferably as soon as possible.
  • You can submit all the documents electronically. Please don’t send anything via regular mail.
  • There is a late application fee for applications or attachments submitted after the application deadline.

You’ll get a confirmation of your study placement in 1-7 days, starting when your application is complete with all the required documents.


The application fee invoice will be sent to you soon after the initial acceptance letter. This fee will be due within 10 days of receiving your confirmation. The application fee is non-refundable even if you decide to cancel (see below).


If you’re unable to participate in the study abroad semester, you have the right to cancel your participation up to 1 month before the semester starts with no extra cost (the application fee will not be refunded, however). Let us know about your cancellation by writing us an email at info[at] Cancellations notified via phone, SMS, or by any other means will not be considered. For more detailed information on our cancellation policy, please see the terms and conditions for cancellation. We also reserve the right to cancel your participation if any of your fees becomes overdue. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.

Travel insurance

You are required to have a valid accident and health insurance from your home country for the whole duration of the program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate at the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.


Traveling by plane to study abroad increases the carbon footprint of each student. Over the past years, it has become more apparent than ever: we face a climate crisis, and air transport is responsible for up to 10% of humankind’s contribution to global warming. But should students stop pursuing their dreams of studying abroad and sacrifice their future goals? We don’t think so!

We see it as our responsibility to preserve our environment, live a sustainable life, and minimize our students’ carbon footprint. Consequently, Asia Exchange has chosen to work with Atmosfair, a non-profit organization that actively contributes to CO₂ mitigation and offers Co2 offsetting. You can now easily donate a free amount of money to Atmosfair’s projects dedicated to offsetting Co2 emissions. During the application process for your study abroad program, you can donate and mitigate your flight emissions.

Simultaneously, Asia Exchange will support your efforts to reduce their carbon footprint when studying abroad by doubling your donations and contributing equally. Let’s make this world a better place!

Click here to find out more about offsetting your flight emissions.

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