Information for term January in Singapore
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineNovember 1, 2020
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: November 1, 2020
- Dates: Dec 28, 2020 – Jan 18, 2021
- Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
OverviewClick to Open
Spend J-term in Singapore earning three credits toward Entrepreneurship and Start-up Culture. The island republic's great climate and excellent infrastructure - including a highly efficient and affordable public transport system, enable students to enjoy its many sites and attractions in a safe, clean, and green environment.
Take a bumboat
to the rustic Pulau Ubin Island and bike around.
to your hearts content at one of Singapore’s Michelin Star winning hawker stands.
gigantic monitor lizards wander through the historic Singapore Botanical Gardens.
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, MANDARIN, MALAY, AND TAMIL4
Direct Flight: the 19-hour direct flight from New York to Singapore is among the world’s longest commercially operated routes1
Population of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)700M
Location & CultureClick to Open
The city-state of Singapore lies one degree north of the equator in Southeast Asia. It blends Malay, Chinese, Arabic, and Indian cultures and religions. Since gaining independence in 1965, Singapore has become a flourishing country that excels in trade and education and is considered a model to developing nations. Singapore is one of the most competitive economies in the world and a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Excursions & Activities
- Learn about hawker cuisine, and the heritage behind street food in Singapore.
- Visit Sentosa Island History Museum and learn about WWII battles on this strategic island.
- Explore the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve trail, the only primary forest in Singapore.
PROJECTS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
- Teach at local centers for youth rehabilitation.
- Explore service-learning at the Singapore nature and parks boards.
Daily LifeClick to Open
Students live in a dormitory for international students in a location accessible to public transportation. Singapore is a small city and major attractions are within easy reach via public transit. Commute around the island nation is under 60 minutes even from its furthest points via public transportation.
Basic kitchen facilities are available to prepare simple meals and a variety of affordable food options are available in Singapore.
Where You'll Study
Gardens by the Bay
A network of modern greenhouses & waterfront parks containing super trees lined with solar cells.
Lau Pa Sat Hawkers Center
Rebuilt Victorian covered hawker centre in CBD with local delicacies & international food stalls.
The Jewell at Changi Airport
Passenger & cargo hub with 4 modern terminals plus buses & trains to the city center.
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Program DetailsClick to Open
What you need to knowThe program details
During the January in Singapore program, all students take the required course: Entrepreneurship and Start-up Culture. In class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.January in Singapore invites students to focus on a single 3-credit, intensive course offered during the 3-week session, with ample time to explore Singapore with your peers. Coursework is taught in English at the CIEE Global Institute – Singapore.
AcademicsClick to Open
Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5
CoursesClick to Open
Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
Language of Instruction
One CIEE course
January 2021 CIEE CoursesClick to Open
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
Dates & FeesClick to Open
Dates & Fees
Fees & Housing
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