singapore harbor at night
Singapore, Singapore

Summer in Singapore

Study Program

Dates

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6 weeks

Costs

Credit

6 - 7 per Block semester hours

9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours

Eligibility

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Dates

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12 weeks

Costs

Credit

6 - 7 per Block semester hours

9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Apply Now

Request Information

Contact Us

Dates

-

6 weeks

Costs

Credit

6 - 7 per Block semester hours

9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours

Eligibility

Extended Deadline

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Overview

Situated on the equator, Singapore is a global financial center and a major business and transportation hub for the Southeast Asian region. Given the city-state's importance on an international scale, "The Garden City" is the perfect place to take your studies abroad! Spend one six-week block (or up to two blocks) of your summer diving deeply into Asia's diversity while honing your academic skills and networking with international contacts.

When class is in session, you will learn from instructors at CIEE Singapore in courses across a wide range of subject areas, including business, communication, community health, international relations, STEM, and more. Outside the classroom, you'll have plenty of time to explore Singapore's cultural and architectural heritage, world-class food scene, suburban farming, and iconic landmarks, like Merlion Park, which is home to a 70-ton merlion statue!

Build Your Summer Adventure

Select one or two six-week blocks at any CIEE Open Campus Block location. Stay in Singapore for both blocks or go mobile and spend your second block in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Sydney, or Yucatan. 

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 won 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 (114 feet).

4

official languages: English, Mandarin, Malay, and Tamil

19 H

length of direct flight from New York to Singapore, one of the world's longest

700 M

population of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Experience
  • singapore girl on boat looking at buildings

Your Destination

The island-state of Singapore lies one degree north of the equator in Southeast Asia and is a melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Arabic, and 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). 

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Singapore. 

The Culture

singapore busy street

Excursions & Activities

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

You might:

  • 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. 
singapore student business intern

Projects and Volunteer Opportunities

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

Program Blogs

From CIEE

Study Abroad Singapore: The Ultimate Guide

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

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From CIEE

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

By Global Internships at CIEE

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Academics

Academics

Students take two credit-bearing courses per summer block. This program provides opportunities to enroll in courses from a variety of academic tracks. Students will learn the intercultural skills needed to succeed in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world. 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. 

GPA

2.5

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.

Requirements

All students must enroll in two credit-bearing CIEE courses per block. 

Program Credit

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

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours 
  • language courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 60 contact hours 
  • lab courses: 4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits; 60 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

Each course is a full semester in content, covered in a six-week block, so the pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. 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 away from the city when classes are in session and plan trips for the weekends in between blocks. 

Class Format

Courses are typically for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet two, three, or four times per week. 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 with our learning management system, Canvas.  

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on the basis of 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 and/or Malay

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

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. 

Language Classes

  • During course selection, students interested in a non-introductory language course will be required to take a language assessment to determine their proficiency level. Enrollment will be finalized on site and is based on assessment outcomes. 
  • Students can also enroll in an optional Survival Malay course (non-credit) during a single block. 

Summer Block I 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Block II 2024

Course
Language
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.

Scholarships

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:

  • Wollitzer Merit Scholarships in Area or Comparative Studies
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Summer Block I 2024 6 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $6,950
Program Summer Blocks I, II 2024 12 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $13,900
Program Summer Block II 2024 6 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $6,950

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 = $4,453

Housing = $2,000

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,950

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 = $552

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $150

Round trip airfare between locations = $1,000†††

Total Costs = $3,252

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

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

††round-trip based on U.S departure

†††Air Travel to another OCB site in Asia-Pacific

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 = $9,403

Housing = $4,000

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $13,900

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 = $1,104

International Airfare = $2,600††

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $200

Personal expenses = $300

Round trip airfare between locations = $1,000†††

Total Costs = $5,504

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

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

††round-trip based on U.S departure

†††Air Travel to another OCB site in Asia-Pacific

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 = $4,453

Housing = $2,000

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,950

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 = $552

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $150

Total Costs = $2,202

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

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

††round-trip based on U.S departure

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 travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

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.

Get Started Steps

Get Started

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1

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2

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