Great Education, Great Experience. May 28, 2018

By (Digital Art & Culture, Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/01/2018 to 05/11/2018 with

National University of Singapore: Singapore - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I got to understand different ways of learning. I got to understand the ways that city planning can impact citizen's relationship to the land.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Classes were rigorous and lesson plans were well developed. At times classes felt very intense, but the intensity helped me understand the subject matter better. It took a while to get used to the lecture and tutorial structure but after a couple tutorials, I got used to the flow of the week.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

On-site administration was very helpful and answers all my questions about class scheduling quickly.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Housing was nice, and I hear they are getting airconditioning this coming Fall semester.

* Food:

Food was good. It was good quality and the staff served large portions. The food options in the surrounding area were nice as well.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Everyone was very friendly. I made life-long friends the day after I landed. This may be rare, but for the most part everyone was friendly to me.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I never had any health problems while there. I did hear from other friends how easy it was to schedule an appointment and get help. The Counseling center was also very helpful to my friends that were there as well.

* Safety:

Singapore is very safe. You can walk around at any time of night and not be scared of anything happening.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring USD to Singapore to exchange later or when you want to travel to the surrounding countries.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • People
  • Education
  • Food
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Singaporean Politics and History.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!