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Singapore, Singapore

Global Entrepreneurship

Business

Dates

-

3 weeks

Costs

$6,650

Extended Deadline

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Dates

-

3 weeks

Costs

$6,650

Extended Deadline

Enroll Now

Request Information

Program Overview
Inspire your entrepreneurial thinking in Singapore, a hub for sustainable businesses. 

At the forefront of technology, Singapore is where incredible business ideas become reality. Through accelerated, interactive classes, discover how to get a viable and sustainable business off the ground. Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a framework, team up with other Global Navigators to discuss community challenges, pitch a sustainable business solution, and participate in an “ideas fair” to share your prototype. 

Singapore is home to tens of thousands of startups doing social good and improving people’s lives. Connect with innovative guest speakers. Engage directly with local businesses on their sustainable and ethical business models. Gain practical business skills as you assess social entrepreneurship opportunities, requirements, and risks. 

There’s lots to enjoy outdoors on the island. Stroll along Marina Bay and meet local teens at art festivals. Get fresh air at nature parks and try delicious food at restaurants—local dishes like char kway teow noodles and chili crab. On excursions, hop on a ferry to the island of Pualu Ubin and cruise “The Historic City” of Malacca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

The Take-Aways

Real-World Experience

Develop business and social entrepreneurship skills that create positive change for society. Come home ready to take the next steps on your entrepreneurial journey.

Credentials for Your Future

Topics for your college essays, experience to inform your future career, and a Business Proposal showing off your sustainable business ideas.

Life Skills and New Friendships

Return with greater self-confidence, independence, and improved communication and leadership skills. Enjoy a broader worldview and friends of different backgrounds from across the U.S.

45

HOURS OF EXPERT INSTRUCTION

3

WEEKS PURSUING YOUR PASSION

1

LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE

The Destination
  • singapore building abroad
  • singapore student tour around city
  • singapore traditional temple at night

The Destination

Welcome to Singapore, a small island of many contrasts and diversity. 

Known as the “City in a Garden,” Singapore is located on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. This tiny island sitting between the Indian Ocean and South China Sea is the largest and busiest port in Southeast Asia. Previously a Malaysian city, Singapore became its own country as it evolved into one of the world’s greatest commercial centers. It’s referred to as an island, but Singapore is not just one island—it’s made up of 63! 

The modern metropolis full of skyscrapers keeps a picturesque, calming beauty about it. It’s one of the world’s greenest cities—clean air and clean living is a priority. Almost half of the island is covered by parks, gardens, and plant life. The Singapore Botanic Gardens, its most popular park, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Culturally rich hotspots like Singapore’s Chinatown and Little India are a must-visit. Dishes at food markets combine Chinese, Malay, and Indian flavors. The National Museum of Singapore, one of your excursions, is also an essential place to understand the country’s multi-ethnic cultures. 

Cultural Awareness

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. 

Daily Life

Daily Life

Monday–Friday  

Each day offers a balance between interactive instruction and cultural activities with time on your own, too. Morning classes and afternoon activities may swap places.    

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Experiential learning with expert instructors and business entrepreneurs 
  • Lunch with your fellow Global Navigators  
  • Out and about for a Cultural Activity or visits to local businesses 
  • Dinner out in the community

Weekends  

  • Overnight or day excursions to top sites   
  • Quality time with friends

Housing

Hotel, shared rooms with other Global Navigators

24/7 Support

1 Program Leader for every 12 students and support from local staff

Program Blogs

From CIEE

Sustainability in Singapore

By Sara Garrett at CIEE

As a densely populated island city state that is only 719 km² (278 mi²) (smaller than the size of New York City), Singapore must be conscious of their land and... keep reading

From CIEE

Channeling Frida Kahlo

By Sara Garrett at CIEE

Hidden talents have emerged for some students as they’ve been participating in a few different artistic endeavors over the past couple weeks. The activities that students have done have combined... keep reading

From CIEE

Singapore Botanic Gardens

By Sara Garrett at CIEE

After a morning of rain, the weather held off as students enjoyed a trip to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the first UNESCO Heritage Site in Singapore and the first and... keep reading

Activities

Sample Activities

students swing on beach abroad singapore

Just Imagine All the Fun You’ll Have!

  • Feel the energy of old and new in the vibrant streets of Chinatown. Stroll by Buddhist temples, Mosques, and Hindu temples all in the same street. 
  • Take a ferry to Pulau Ubin. Explore the sandy beach, rock formation, seagrass lagoon, mangroves, and coastal forest of the Chek Jawa national park. Learn about the government’s eco-conservation efforts. 
  • Get an exclusive look into a Singapore startup directly from its founder and jot down expert tips on how to set up a company and secure funding from investors. 
  • At the National Museum of Singapore, the nation’s oldest museum, get inspired by the multiethnic and multicultural stories that have shaped the island to what it is today. 
  • On a visit to Malacca in Malaysia, hike up to the 16th century St. Paul’s Church, take a river cruise to see colorful architecture, and tour farms to understand the agriculture and cottage industries. 

Please note activities are based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to adapt to local circumstances and participant feedback. Our goal when arranging activities is always to enhance your experience.  

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

Eligibility

  • Participants must be 14 years old and above.
  • Program open to all current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.  
  • For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our Scholarship page.
  • This program involves engaging in moderate-intensity physical activities.

For more information, refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Application Fee

$25 

Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insurance, but do not cover the cost of flights. Find additional details about what’s included with your tuition.  

More questions? Find answers, get application support, sign up for virtual presentations or contact us.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Costs

Program Summer Session I 2024 3 weeks Start Date End Date Costs $6,650
Program Summer Session II 2024 3 weeks Start Date End Date Costs $6,650

What's Included

Interactive Classes

Housing

3 Meals/Day

(Dietary Needs Accommodated)

All Ground Transportation

(Once In-country)

Optional Flight Chaperone

(Flight Cost Not Included)

Pre-departure Advice and Orientation

Access to Local Phone and WIFI

All Cultural Activities and Excursions

Comprehensive Medical and Travel Protection

24/7 Emergency On-site Support

Our 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.

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