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Rebecca
Manchester Business School, Manchester, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
3.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Their is a bit of a divide between local and exchange students, as local students mostly think exchange students are not serious about work and are only here to travel.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
The workload to be more fluent per module. There were a lot of work clashes within modules alone let alone with your different modules.
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
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Derek
Pennsylvania State University, State College, United States
Biology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I had the impression before going that locals are closed off to internationals and that most of your friends are going to be international but this certainly does not have to be the case. It's not that the locals are closed off- it has more to do with the cultural differences that cause the self-segregation.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
If you're someone who doesn't like to go out all the time and would be interested in interacting with the local community, I def. recommend the residential college. It is like a U.S. dorm building but with it's own clubs (sports, music, art, dance, writing, etc.) They also divide every few floors into a 'House' which holds its own events and helps with integrating into the local community.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
I think this program adapts to all kinds of students and it's certainly a top-notch option for those looking to study abroad (especially for native English-speakers who don't want to learn a new language). Good weather, food, well-developed, easy to travel around, good school, etc.
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Frederic
Ecole des Mines de Paris, Paris, France
Engineering, Mechanical, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
When doing an exchange, one gets to know many people, so one goes out more often. Singapore is also a good place to travel around in very cheap South-East Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand...
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Travel, Nightlife, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Food:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Only currency exchange-rate sometimes gives valuable extra-purchasing power.
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Mirko H.
UniversitÓ Bocconi, Milan, Italy
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
3.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: French
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning French a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my French
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your French?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
English was the official language in Singapore. I love their slang and their cute chinese accent.. they call it Singlish!! The English of one of my professors was really bad and this fact made me hate his course.
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Derek
Pennsylvania State University, State College, United States
Biology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Residential College in UTown
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Convenience, easier to interact with other students.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I would highly recommend the residential colleges (CAPT, USP, Tembusu, etc.) because mostly locals stay in them so it's a great way to meet & interact with locals. They are also relatively new facilities in a really nice part of campus. There is a meal plan and the food is ok.
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Marc
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Singapore is fun but expensive. Travel to the neighbouring countries, especially the islands and spend time on the beach. Tioman, Bintan (Trikora beach), Peranthian, and Phi Phi are not to be missed. Sentosia, on the other hand, is over rated.
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