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Singapore, Singapore

January in Singapore

Study Program



3 weeks



3 semester hours

4.5 quarter hours


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Spend January studying abroad in Singapore, a beautiful and dynamic city-state full of lush green spaces, beautiful natural attractions, and historical landmarks. Singapore'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. 

Unique Experiences

Take a bumboat

to the rustic Pulau Ubin Island and bike around. Encounter wild boars, macaques, and other local animals.


to your heart’s content at one of Singapore’s Michelin Star-winning hawker stands.


gigantic monitor lizards wander through the historic Singapore Botanical Gardens.


official language: English, Mandarin, Malay, and Tamil


length in hours of direct flight from New York to Singapore, one of the world's longest commercially operated routes

700 M

population of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

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  • singapore plate of noodles with several hands with chopsticks reaching in

Your Destination

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). 

The Culture

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Excursions & Activities

  • Learn about different hawker cuisines and the history behind street food in Singapore. 
  • Visit Sentosa Island and learn about WWII battles on this strategic island. 
  • Explore the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve trail, the only primary forest in Singapore. 
singapore old and new skyline

Projects and Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer with Community Services or Charities in Singapore 
  • Explore service-learning at the Singapore nature and parks boards. 

Program Blogs


Study Abroad Singapore: The Ultimate Guide

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

If you’re looking for an adventure in a lively, busy city packed with incredible natural landscapes, a unique modern culture, and amazing food, consider Singapore . Read on as we... keep reading


24 Hours in Singapore: A Global Intern's Guide to an Island City-State in Asia

By Global Internships at CIEE

When you are a Global Intern in Singapore, the possibilities are endless. From beautiful landscapes and lush green spaces by the water, historic landmarks, and fresh seafood galore, there is... keep reading



During the January in Singapore program, all students will take a 3-credit course whose 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 CIEE Singapore. 



Language Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

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.


All students take one 3-credit course. 

Program Credit

Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits 

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours

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

The course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. Regular class attendance and participation is expected and required. Students will play an active role in their own education; group projects and interaction with fellow students and professors are expected.  

Class Format

Courses are exclusive to CIEE students and are scheduled Monday-Friday. Attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas. 


U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students’ grades are based on attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations. Learning outcomes assessment is continuous through personal reflections, evaluation feedback, self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi. 

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


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.


Course Information

Business, Economics, Management, and Marketing

Semester Credit

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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Dates & Fees

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.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program January 2025 3 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $4,350

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.

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $2,595**

Housing = $1,375***

Insurance = $80

Total Fees = $4,350

Estimated Costs

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

Meals not included in program fee = $276

International Airfare = $1,500††

Local Transportation = $170†††

Books & Supplies = $80

Personal expenses = $130††††

Total Costs = $2,156

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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*non-refundable fee

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

***Housing fees listed are for financial aid purposes only and should not be considered a basis for calculation of refunds.

Meals are not provided and there is no access to a kitchen.

††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††Transportation Card for three weeks

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

What's Included



Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet


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

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support


Our Staff

Marc Teng

Center Director

Marc has over 15 years of experience in the education and travel sectors. He holds an MBA and a postgraduate diploma in education.

Biona Liew

Program Coordinator

Biona joined CIEE in 2022 after seven years of managing operations in the education travel industry. She holds a diploma in hospitality.

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