Asia-Europe Cross-Cultural Summer Academy 2013

About Us

AFS Antarabudaya Malaysia 

AFS MalaysiaAFS MAS  is a non-profit organization that promotes intercultural learning through student exchange programs. We offer students the opportunity to live with a family and attend a local school in more than 15 countries around the world. Through the AFS volunteer network, we equip students with the intercultural skills needed to succeed in school, career and life.

The AFS intercultural experience is an immersion experience. AFS exchanges always include a home stay experience and a school experience. AFS participants learn first hand about the culture, daily lives and people of another country. AFS participants develop the language skills, self confidence and global awareness to excel in school, career and life.

The AFS intercultural experience also is a two-in-one experience. While intercultural learning is our main goal, we also encourage students to explore Malaysia.

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University Kebangsaan Malaysia ( National University of Malaysia ) 

UKM MalaysiaUniversiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) was established on May 18, 1970 as the national university with the mission of promoting Bahasa Melayu (Malay language)  as the  language of knowledge at the pinnacle of the national education system. With an excellent track record in research, academic programs, community engagement and internationalisation, UKM has evolved into one of the leading universities in the region. It is well supported by modern infrastructure in a sustainable green campus.

With good transportation infrastructure made up of the North-South Highway, KTM Komuter services, and a good network of bus services, the campus is easily accessible to students and visitors. The Bangi campus is also close to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang making the University even closer to international reach. The campus is also within the vicinity of the MSC (Multimedia Super Corridor) and very near to Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, the two constituent deemed to be the catalyst for the development of information technology.

The main campus spans an area of about 1,096.29 hectares located in Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan approximately 35 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur city centre. The main campus houses eight faculties and 14 institutes. In addition UKM also has a Medical Campus in Kuala Lumpur with four faculties: the Faculty of Medicine (Pre-clinical), Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Pharmacy. UKM also has a Medical Centre (UKMMC) located in a 22.3 hectares area in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. UKMMC consists of a hospital, the Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Medical Molecular Research (UMBI).

Based on the excellence of its multi-discipline research fields for the past three decades, UKM has been chosen as one of the Research Universities in Malaysia. That position is further enhanced when a national and an international research organisations are placed in UKM, namely the Malaysia Genome Institute (MGI) and the International Institute of Global Health, United Nations University. UKM is also a recipient of the Prime Minister Quality Award 2006. The award is in recognition of its excellent achievements in the fields of academic distinction and management. With these strong foundations, UKM is committed to  uphold the standards achieve with its slogan, ‘Inspiring Future, Nurturing Possibility’.

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Karlshochschule – International University


Karlshochschule International University is an internationally-oriented private university of applied sciences offering accredited degree programmes in business administration and management that are taught in English. Karlshochschule provides a practical and career-focused management education with a strong international and intercultural focus, including study periods abroad and training in foreign languages. Its students enjoy an individualised education in an open-minded environment, with small classes and intensive counseling.

Karlshochschule is located in Karlsruhe, in the southwest of Germany and is supported by a non-profit foundation and the Karlsruhe Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It was founded in 2005 and today has 16 professors, 5 guest professors, more than 60 instructors and lecturers and around 500 students. Karlshochschule has received excellent results in the latest CHE ranking and received institutional accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities for the maximum duration of ten years. All our programmes are officially accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA).

Since 2010, Karlshochschule has increasingly engaged in international projects with partners. Besides being a co-organizer of the Asia-Europe X-Cultural Summer Academy, it has been organizing a Summer Academy on Intercultural Experience each August together with AFS Germany as well as an international conference each September (Narrative and Innovation 2010, Branded Spaces 2011, Re-thinking Diversity 2012) and has been participating in EU-projects, such as “Emerald Forest” project, a Leonardo Da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project which aims at improving a virtual, internet-based simulation modeling a holiday park, as well as the ERASMUS intensive programme „Environment Awareness. Communication. Interpretation“. Moreover, Karlshochschule’s Management Institute is coordinator of a new project called “Age-related Leadership – workshop for Managers who lead elder employees”, a two-year project that started in August 2011.

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InterCulturInterCultur offers trainings, workshops and consultancy for educational institutions, organisations, enterprises, and individuals in need of enhancing their understanding of other cultures and
improving their approach to cultural differences.

InterCultur is a subsidiary of AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V. and therewith part of the oldest and worldwide largest organisation for intercultural exchanges. Over 60 years of experience in pedagogical supervision of intercultural encounters and situations stand for our know-how.

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