A great environment August 19, 2021

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 01/11/2021 to 05/08/2021 with

Yale-NUS College: Singapore - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I think it's the most supported and socialized I've ever been. People were just really nice and I realized what I was missing at my home institution.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The program was excellent socially, I met amazing people from all over the world. The academic rigor was also comparable to my home university.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

The dining halls were ok, but they did give a bunch of people in the college a bout of food poisoning which wasn't fun. I think they're switching to another food provider, so it may be better in future.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Yale-NUS is a bubble, it's not like the rest of Singapore. This is both positive and negative.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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

I had a really good time, perhaps academically I could've chosen something that challenged me more, transferred credits easier, or improved my language skills but I loved it.


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $15 SGD


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

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
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The people
* What could be improved?
  • Some introductory classes aren't too good.
  • The workload is high
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Add/drop ends really quickly, and most classes have a high amount of work required. Also, registration is extremely difficult and I wish someone had guided me on that.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.