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Singapore Skyline near Marina Bay and pond with lilies in the foreground and central business district at daytime in the background.

Program at a Glance

CIEE, Singapore

Country or area Singapore
City Singapore
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type Internship
Minimum GPA 2.5
Term Summer
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Singapore is a hub for business and innovation, making it a perfect place to prepare you for a culturally diverse workplace. In an 8-week summer, build intercultural communication, networking, and professional development skills. Complement those skills with an internship at a small startup, nonprofit, or global organization in a variety of industries. Explore the city's thriving global economy through program symposiums and city tours. A futuristic city, Singapore boasts solar-celled super trees, autonomous taxis, and a glass biome with a cloud forest. But don’t let the ultramodern skyscrapers fool you—there is plenty of history to see in centuries-old temples, peaceful gardens, and pagodas. 

Where you'll study

The CIEE office, located at Paya Lebar Square, is an area with modern co-working spaces where people from various backgrounds and industries collaborate on entrepreneurial ideas. The office is right next to a public subway station and a short walk from the central business district, where your internship will take place. Orientations, networking events, and meetings with internship supervisors are held at the study center and local organizations.

My internship added to my academic coursework and strongly influenced my career plans. I found that I genuinely enjoy participating in research. I was intrigued while analyzing public campaigns and how they could be improved. I found the work very rewarding, and I've decided to pursue it in the future and work at a research institute.

Faith Varela UC Berkeley Public Health Singapore

My internship abroad was helpful for me in discovering what I like in a workplace and what I don't. I now better understand my goals and what I must do to acclimate and feel comfortable in new positions after graduation. Likely, I will never work in another country again, so observing the work-life balance and values of workers in Singapore was interesting. It made me value work-life balance even more than before I studied abroad.

Serena Trang UC Irvine Public Health Policy Singapore

The best way to make the most of your time abroad is never to be afraid to ask for help. You not only get to know the locals, but you never know what people you will meet that may stay in your life forever. This has to be the most valuable skill I learned, especially because it was my first time in a foreign country by myself.

Caitlyn Lee UC Irvine Global Cultures Singapore

My time as a study abroad student and intern left me with many new skills, meaningful connections, and precious memories. Now, I find myself looking positively toward the future and welcoming any new situations and opportunities that come my way.

Alix Maung UC Los Angeles International Development Studies Singapore