Singapore, Singapore

Open Campus Block

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Information for term Open Campus Block

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Aug 15 – Sep 24, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Sep 26 – Nov 5, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Nov 7 – Dec 17, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Aug 15 – Nov 5, 2022 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Sep 26 – Dec 17, 2022 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Aug 15 – Dec 17, 2022 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Singapore is a hub for global finance and trade at the tip of the Malay Peninsula boasting one of the fastest growing economies in the past 50 years. You’ll find its warm climate and excellent infrastructure allows for one of the highest standards of living in the world. Once a small shipping port, Singapore is one of the safest, greenest and multicultural cities in the world. Customize your study abroad experience to include Singapore Open Campus Block Program with one, two, or three six-week blocks and select your courses from a wide range of subject areas. You’ll be live and learn in the center of the city, with easy access to culture, art, music, and theater as well as shops, restaurants and cafés.

Stay in Singapore the entire time or spend other blocks at our Open Campus Block locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Sydney, and Yucatán.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

CIEE is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling on programs. Read more ›

Unique Experiences

  • Take a boat

    to the lush and biodiverse Pulau Ubin Island and view wildlife by bike.

  • Eat

    to your heart’s content at Singapore’s hawker stands – two of which have Michelin Star awards!

  • Run or Walk

    past Dragonfly Lake in the futuristic Gardens by the Bay. Stop to visit its world-renowned indoor cloud forest and the world’s largest indoor waterfall (114ft).

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

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  • Direct Flight: the 19-hour direct flight from New York to Singapore is among the world’s longest commercially operated routes

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  • population of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

    700M

Location & Culture

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The island-state of Singapore lies one degree north of the equator in Southeast Asia. It blends Malay, Chinese, Arabic, Indian cultures and religions. Since gaining independence in 1965, Singapore has become a flourishing city-state 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

Ample activities and daytrips will be offered to immerse yourself in Singaporean culture and historical heritage. 

  • Explore the capital city of Indonesia's Special Region of Yogyakarta.
  • Experience the cultural richness of the port of Malacca in Indonesia.
  • 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.

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PROJECTS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Teach at local centers for youth rehabilitation.
  • Explore service-learning at the Singapore nature and parks boards.

Daily Life

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    Housing

    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.

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    Meals

    Basic kitchen facilities are available to prepare simple meals and variety of affordable food options are available in throughout Singapore.

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Where You'll Study

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    Gardens by the Bay

    A network of modern greenhouses & waterfront parks containing super trees lined with solar cells.

  • B

    Lau Pa Sat Hawkers Center

    Rebuilt Victorian covered hawker centre in CBD with local delicacies & international food stalls.

  • C

    The Jewell at Changi Airport

    Passenger & cargo hub with 4 modern terminals plus buses & trains to the city center.

Academics

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Academics

Students enroll in one, two, or three six-week blocks, taking two courses during each block. This program gives students the flexibility to stay in Singapore the entire time or spend other blocks at our Open Campus Block locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Sydney, and Yucatan.

Students choose from a variety of disciplines within seven different tracks: : Art and Architecture;  Business; Communications, Journalism, and New Media; Global and Community Health; International Relations and Political Science; Language, Literature, and Culture; or STEM and Society.  The CIEE Singapore Center is centrally located and convenient to public transportation for exploring the city.

Content courses are taught in English by CIEE faculty drawn from a variety of higher education institutions in Singapore and worldwide.

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

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

Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course.

PROGRAM CREDIT

  • One block: 6-7 U.S semester/9-10.5quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12-14 U.S. semester/18-21 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
    • lab courses: 4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits; 60 contact hours
  • CIEE Academic Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 internship placement hours
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 research hours
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 90 service 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

Each six-week 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. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel out of Singapore when classes are in session and plan trips for the long weekends in between blocks.

Class Format

Courses taught at CIEE Singapore are typically for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet either two, three, or four times per week. Attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required 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. 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.

Grading

The 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

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

  • Courses are listed below by block and track; course list subject to change. Courses are in English unless otherwise noted. “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple CIEE locations.
  • Use the Course Comparison Tools to compare classes offered across all Open Campus Block programs for each block:
  • Students studying for three blocks who wish to complete a lab course will be required to opt out of one course to remain within the program credit range.
  • Many CIEE courses 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. 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.

Academic Projects

  • Each Academic Project (Internship, Service-Learning, Directed Independent Research) placement will be based on the student’s project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience.
  • Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process

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:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing, and Public Health Merit Scholarships
  • 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

Program

Application Due

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End Date

Fees & Housing

Fall Block I 2022 6 weeks May 1, 2022 Aug 15, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
$6,250
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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 = $4,806 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $6,250

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 = $800

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $950

Total Estimated Costs = $3,250

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

*** Students in the homestay option have two meals per day provided as part of the program fee. No meals are included in the on-campus residence hall option.

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

Fall Blocks I, II 2022 12 weeks May 1, 2022 Aug 15, 2022 Nov 5, 2022
$12,500
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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 = $10,106 **

Housing = $1,900 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $12,500

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 = $1,600

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $200

Personal expenses = $1,900

Total Estimated Costs = $5,200

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.

See Scholarships

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

*** Students in the homestay option have two meals per day provided as part of the program fee. No meals are included in the on-campus residence hall option.

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

Fall Blocks I, II, III 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.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,400

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $300

Personal expenses = $2,850

Total Estimated Costs = $7,150

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.

See Scholarships

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

*** Students in the homestay option have two meals per day provided as part of the program fee. No meals are included in the on-campus residence hall option.

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

Fall Block II 2022 6 weeks May 1, 2022 Sep 26, 2022 Nov 5, 2022
$6,250
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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 = $4,806 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $6,250

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 = $800

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $100 ††

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $950

Total Estimated Costs = $3,250

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.

See Scholarships

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

*** Students in the homestay option have two meals per day provided as part of the program fee. No meals are included in the on-campus residence hall option.

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

†† Transport costs are can be up to $50AUD per week.

Fall Blocks II, III 2022 12 weeks May 1, 2022 Sep 26, 2022 Dec 17, 2022
$12,500
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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 = $10,106 **

Housing = $1,900 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $12,500

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 = $1,600

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $200 ††

Books & Supplies = $200

Personal expenses = $1,900

Total Estimated Costs = $5,200

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.

See Scholarships

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

*** Students in the homestay option have two meals per day provided as part of the program fee. No meals are included in the on-campus residence hall option.

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

†† Transport costs are can be up to $50AUD per week.

Fall Block III 2022 6 weeks May 1, 2022 Nov 7, 2022 Dec 17, 2022
$6,250
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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 = $4,806 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $6,250

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 = $800

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $950

Total Estimated Costs = $3,250

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.

See Scholarships

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

*** Students in the homestay option have two meals per day provided as part of the program fee. No meals are included in the on-campus residence hall option.

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

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
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support