January in Singapore
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
population of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
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 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.
Projects and Volunteer Opportunities
- Volunteer with Community Services or Charities in Singapore
- Explore service-learning at the Singapore nature and parks boards.
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Housing & Meals
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. Commuting around the island nation takes about 60 minutes, even from its furthest points via public transportation.
Food is widely available and affordable at locations such as local hawker centers, food courts, and coffee shops. A plate of chicken rice can cost as little as $3.
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.
Business, Economics, Management, and Marketing
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
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.
Fees & Housing
|Program January 2024 3 weeks||Start Date||End Date||Fees & Housing $4,250|
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.
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 = $2,710
Housing = $1,160
Insurance = $80Total Fees = $4,250
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 = $1,200††
Local Transportation = $150
Books & Supplies = $70
Personal expenses = $130†††Total Costs = $1,826
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.
†Meals are not provided and there is no access to a kitchen.
††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
†††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries
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
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
CIEE iNext travel protection
24/7 emergency on-site support
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