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    Asia Exchange: Best & Cheapest Gap Year Study Abroad Programs

    Asia Exchange: Best & Cheapest Gap Year Study Abroad Programs


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: China, Costa Rica, Ireland, Italy, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Bali
    • Program Length: Academic Year, Semester
    • Start Month: January, September
    • Category: Academic
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
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    Asia Exchange’s gap year study abroad programs are among the most affordable you can find. We help you spend the best possible gap year because we know what a fantastic experience it is and what a difference it can make in your life. Since 2007 we’ve helped more than 10,000 students from 100+ different countries study abroad worldwide. Choose between 8 countries for your gap year study abroad program. 

    Have you ever dreamt of traveling all around the world? You’re not alone—the gap year phenomenon has never been as widespread. The gap year is an opportunity to explore another country, learn a new language, immerse yourself in a completely different culture, and gain valuable life experience. But it can also be a time to relax, reflect and discover your passions—or even discover new ones.

    You can choose between eight countries for your gap year study abroad program!

    > Bali, Indonesia

    Firstly, you can visit Bali, Indonesia, also known as the island of gods. Live in a tropical island paradise and study at Udayana UniversityWarmadewa University, or Undiknas University.

    > Bangkok, Thailand

    Or move to Bangkok, Thailand, for one or two semesters. Experience the city that never sleeps and explore the country during your studies at Siam University.

    > Phuket, Thailand 

    Alternatively, Study in the exotic paradise island Phuket! A lot more than just beautiful beaches, Phuket is the perfect destination for anyone studying or living abroad for the first time. Study tourism and economics at Prince of Songkla University.

    > Sardinia, Italy

    If you prefer Europe, we highly recommend considering Sardinia, Italy, for your gap year. The University of Cagliari is one of the oldest universities globally, and the island offers the most beautiful coastline. 

    > San José, Costa Rica

    Do you prefer Latin America for a gap year? Study abroad at the Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT) in San José, Costa Rica, and travel through the breathtaking country. Meet young people from all over the world and experience the pure Vida lifestyle. 

    > Dublin, Ireland

    Additionally, the capital of Ireland, Dublin, is one of the most popular study abroad destinations in Europe. Improve your English and live in a historic student city while spending your semesters at the American College Dublin.

    > Seoul, South Korea

    South Korea as your summer school choice? Spend an engaging academic summer at the no. 1 international university in Korea, located in the dynamic capital city of SeoulThe Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Summer School is known for its high-quality curriculum in international studies, globalization and as many as 40+ foreign languages. Dive into the Korean language and culture and earn up to 10 ECTS in the span of one month.

    Join the Korean Language, Culture and Business Immersion Program in the heart of Seoul, South Korea. It is the ideal choice for anyone wanting to stay for 3 months in Korea and to learn about the Korean Language. Additionally, you will have the chance to join some of our intriguing eCampus distance learning courses free of charge.


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      Reviewed on Nov/28/2023 by yrsa-roelofs

      Studying a semester abroad has been a life changing experience for me. Personally, I went to Bali and not only did I broaden my knowledge on topics regarding my current studies, but I also met a lot of new people, got better at speaking English, saw a lot of beautiful places of Indonesia and learned a lot about the Indonesian culture. AsiaExchange made it possible for me to choose from a lot of studies and countries and were always very helpful with any questions I had during the application process. I definitely recommend studying abroad with AsiaExchange!