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ExploreASEAN 2022
Building Bridges for Young Talents
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Established in 2015

Since 2001, the FHNW School of Business has offered final year students a unique chance to broaden their horizon by participating in interdisciplinary projects. exploreASEAN is unique in Switzerland, giving students the chance to plan, organize and lead a venture during a year besides their regular studies.

Our Mission

„Building Bridges for Young Talents” is the foundation and heart of our project vision. We provide young talents with the great opportunity to access the ASEAN markets and to establish a professional network in Southeast Asia. 


Ever since the beginning of exploreASEAN, we have attached great importance to sustainable actions. As an international project, we aim to act responsibly and adequately concerning environmental issues. Our objective is to organize our production and our business in an economically efficient, yet environment friendly way.

We are proud to present the seventh edition of exploreASEAN, the youngest of the four prestigious student projects by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Northwestern Switzerland, which provides young talents with the chance to access the ASEAN community.

The ASEAN community consisting of ten member states, where each of it has its unique economical, cultural and environmental characteristics. The once underdeveloped region has become one of the fastest growing consumer markets worldwide, along the way holding the third largest and youngest labor force in the world.

Our project pursues to give an in-depth understanding of the interconnectivity between the countries of ASEAN+ and their role in the global value chain. The journey of this year’s exploreASEAN edition will lead us to Singapore, Thailand, and South Korea. We especially take a closer look at South Korea, which is one of the most important trading partners of ASEAN.

We are looking forward to explore ASEAN and building bridges together.

Your exploreASEAN 21/22 Team
Jasmin, Anil, Patrick, Marsha, Selina, Marco

Project Milestones

Seminar in Switzerland
Feb. 14th to 18th 2022

Our delegation will have the opportunity to discuss the characteristics of the ASEAN region together with expert speakers, and also learn how to do business in these emerging markets and expand their personal networks by means of company visits in Switzerland.

Career Fair
Feb. 18th 2022

At the last day of the seminar in Switzerland our partners will have the opportunity to present their companies and recruit students from various fields of study.

Onsite Seminar
Apr. 7th to 24th 2022

During our On-Site trip, our delegation has the unique opportunity to visit local as well as international companies in Thailand, Singapore, and South Korea, and discover first hand the ASEAN markets and the role of ASEAN+ countries in the global value chain.

​Final Event
May 9th 2022

In our closing event, all the four flagship projects of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland will present their experiences made during the projects.​

Anil Singh exploreasean
Marsha Schurtenberger exploreasean
Patrick Bier exploreasean
Jasmin Freiburghaus exploreasean
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"Combining strengths with matching partners creates synergies and value for a sustainable future."
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"Since I have a strong bond to Asia, I want to use this chance to introduce to our delegates all the beauty and open opportunities ASEAN+ has to offer."
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"With deep insights into businesses, economies and cultures, I am sure exploreASEAN will be an exiting, challenging and educational opportunity for us!"
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"Lets build bridges and explore ASEAN together!"
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The Project Team

Jasmin Freiburghaus
Responsible for Coordination & Communication

Marsha Schurtenberger
Responsible for the On-Site Seminar

Patrick Bier
Responsible for the Seminar in Switzerland

Anil Singh
Responsible for Partnership & Finance

The Communications Team

Selina Stücker
PR & Communications Manager

Marco Müller
PR & Communications Manager

The previous Team

exploreASEAN Team 2020/2021

Jonas Renfer
Coordination & Communication

Michelle Widmer
On-Site Seminar

Michelle Serina Kalousek
Preparatory Seminar

Tobias von Burg
Partnership & Finance

Hang Thanh Bui
PR & Communications-Manager

Ann-Michelle Hammer
PR & Communications-Manager

Find out more about all the previous Teams of exploreASEAN

The Supervisor of exploreASEAN

Dr. Teresa L. Freiburghaus
Head of Southeast Asia Studies at University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW

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