Singapore, Singapore

Global Internship

Program Launching Fall '22
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Information for term Global Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Aug 15 – Dec 17, 2022 (18 weeks)*
  • Credit: 12 - 18 semester hours / 18 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Singapore combines an ultramodern skyline with the rich history of its past. Interns can look forward to an exhilarating summer at a centuries-old crossroads of international trade and a dynamic gateway to Asia. The world's aspiring “City in a Garden” - Singapore has a wonderland of lush green spaces as well as a prosperous economy that embraces everything from finance and pharmaceuticals to technology and tourism.

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Unique Experiences

  • LIVE IN THE DYNAMIC GATEWAY TO ASIA

    that combines an ultramodern skyline with the rich cultures of its past.

  • LEARN FROM THE ISLAND CITY-STATE

    that hosts Asian headquarters of many multinational corporations across a range of industry sectors, making it an exceptionally diverse business community.

  • WORK IN A RAPIDLY GROWING ECONOMY

    that embraces everything from finance and pharmaceuticals to technology and tourism.

  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, MALAY, MANDARIN CHINESE, AND TAMIL

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  • UNIVERSITIES

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  • SQUARE MILES OF TOTAL AREA

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Location & Culture

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A hub of international commerce, Singapore is one of the world’s most globalized economies. This island city-state hosts the Asian headquarters of many multinational corporations across a range of industries. It is an ideal venue for a challenging and rewarding internship program as well as an exciting place to explore - with its remarkable landscape and diverse blend of cultures and cuisines.

The Culture

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Excursions & Activities

  • Join the locals and enjoy water sports like sailing, kayaking, water skiing, and scuba diving.   
  • Take in a symphony, an arts festival, or even an open mic night during your stay in Singapore, a “gateway between the East and West" and a center for performing arts and culture.
  • Visit the world-famous Singapore Zoo, nestled within the lush Mandai rainforest and home to over 300 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Take advantage of resume guidance and learn interviewing skills based on the local business culture
  • Explore the professional working world of Singapore through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures
  • Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship

Daily Life

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    Housing

    Program housing is in student dormitory or apartment-style accommodations. It includes shared (double or triple) rooms, laundry facilities, internet access, and convenient access to public transportation.

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    Meals

     Meals are not included in the program housing, but housing is within close walking distance to a 24-hour food court as well as many affordable eateries and malls.

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Where You'll Study

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    CIEE SINGAPORE

    Located at Paya Lebar Square, the CIEE office is part of a shared co-working space and is centrally located with access to the MRT. Students will have co-curricular activities throughout the city.

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    GETTING AROUND

    Students commute to their internships and most program activities via local public transportation. Introduction to the transportation system is provided during orientation. Program housing is convenient to public transportation and all internship locations are accessible.

Academics

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Academics

As a global intern in Singapore, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of industries. Extracurricular excursions and cultural activities in and around Singapore complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.

This semester length program includes 6 weeks of academic coursework and a 12-week full-time internship and course. During the 6-week block of academic coursework, participants enroll in two elective Open Campus courses. In addition to the required 6-week block of courses at the start of the program, participants are also provided the option to take one additional Open Campus course during Block II and/or Block III should their schedules allow. Class environment varies depending on the course and is designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. All internships are offered in English.

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Students participating in the Singapore Semester Global Internship program must maintain full-time student status at their home university while participating in the CIEE program and must have matriculated full-time at their home university at least three months prior to application. Students should be prepared to obtain a signed letter from their home university confirming student matriculation details.

Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

Upon completing the two electives during the first 6-week block, students participate in an integrated academic course taught alongside the 12-week, full-time internship. The two 6-week elective courses, internship and course are required components of the program.

Explore literature, history, religion, and more with our course offerings. Students will enroll in:

  • Two Block I CIEE courses offered on a 6-week academic block system.
  • 12-week full-time internship with an integrated online academic course. Optional additional CIEE elective course in Block II and/or Block III

Optional additional CIEE elective course in Block II and/or Block III

PROGRAM CREDIT

Total credit: 12-18 semester/18-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours unless otherwise noted
  • CIEE Internship: 6 semester/9 quarter credits; 45 academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours
  • Weeks 1 – 6
    • 2 Block I CIEE elective courses
  • Weeks 7 – 18
    • INSH 3826 HYBR: Academic Internship in a Global Workplace
    • One additional CIEE elective course in Block II and/or Block III (optional)

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment for elective courses typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion. An integrated academic course correlates with the 12-week internship and is taught primarily in an online learning environment to complement the internship experience. Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations.

Class Format

Students begin by taking two Block I CIEE courses offered on a 6-week academic block system. The second part of the program includes a 12-week CIEE full-time internship (225-300 hours) and an online academic course for 6 semester/9 quarter credits. In addition, students have the option to enroll in one additional CIEE elective course in Block II and/or Block III. Typically, students should expect to spend up to 30-35 hours per week engaged in internship project work.

Except for the required Internship course, all courses are offered with the CIEE Open Campus program, and will therefore be shared with students on the program, and many are available in multiple CIEE locations. To help ensure you are able to enroll in the courses you need, some courses may be facilitated as a Hybrid course by an instructor from a location that is separate from your own. In a Hybrid course, you will learn either face-to-face or online, depending on your location. However, regardless of your location, you will apply what you learn from the instructor and course materials in your location.

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Final grades are based on class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and midterm and final exams. Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the integrated academic seminar, as outlined in the syllabus. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress toward goals.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

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Course Information

Course Notes

  • All internships are offered in English.
  • Students should expect to spend up to30-35 hours per week engaged in internship work
  • Block I courses are chosen from any of the courses offered through the Open Campus Block program in Block I. Courses are listed as “Fall Block I” and “Spring Block I” respectively.
  •  The optional courses for Weeks 7-18 available for Block II and Block III are listed below. Students can only add one optional course per block (Block II and Block III).
  • Hybrid courses can be identified in the course list as those whose course codes end in “CIEE” – open the syllabus to see the instruction location, if known.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

 

Program

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Fees & Housing

Fall 2022 18 weeks May 1, 2022 Aug 15, 2022* Dec 17, 2022*
$18,750
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $15,406 **

Housing = $2,850

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $18,750

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Books & Supplies = $300

Total Estimated Costs = $300

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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