The GoXchange app allows students from UK and Irish institutions link up with fellow exchange students, as well as former students, to reduce the stress and uncertainty of living and studying in another country.
“Our mission is to increase the number of students having an overseas experience”
Those who have previously lived and studied in the host destination will be able to give new exchange students “first-hand advice and insights to help them prepare for the move, as well as get help finding a suitable internship to further help their employability”, according to the company.
“The extensive admin along with worries about settling into a new city and country can put some off embarking on such an adventure,” said Daniel Hinkley, co-founder of GoXchange.
“With our new network, our mission is to increase the number of students having an overseas experience as part of their studies and to help them get the most out of it.”
The new network will help universities’ mobility teams better manage their student cohorts, Hinkley added.
“Mobility is a rapidly evolving area of higher education.
“With so many different study and work programs, we’re streamlining the whole process to make sure that universities can spend less time on emails and admin and more time on student wellbeing and welfare.”
The app was created by the team behind app cloud service CampusConnect and the basic product is available for free.
The University of Westminster, The University of Limerick, and Maynooth University are the first three institutions to register their profiles on GoXchange.