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.
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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.
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.