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IARU Global Summer Program - National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Summary

    Program Dates: June 19 - July 21, 2017 & June 26 -July 21, 2017

    The Global Summer Program (GSP) is an exciting learning experience that connects students from IARU universities with their peers from around the world. GSP participants have the unique opportunity to come together to explore and discuss critical issues in a global perspective that require multidisciplinary approaches.

    GSP courses are fun, but intense. Days are full as the classes are rigorous, requiring full-time commitment for the whole duration of the course.

    IARU universities include:

    The Australian National University
    ETH Zurich
    National University of Singapore
    Peking University
    UC Berkeley
    University of Cambridge
    University of Cape Town
    University of Copenhagen
    University of Oxford
    The University of Tokyo
    Yale University

  • Eligibility

    Bachelor students

    Further specifications:

    Those enrolled in programs relating to all aspects of Southeast Asian studies, including ASEAN, economics, culture and politics are encouraged to apply.

    Prerequisites:

    This program is open to undergraduates from all IARU universities, regardless of academic majors. A keen interest in Southeast Asia will be beneficial to the student experience.

    Non-NUS students will be assessed based on recruitment criteria and procedures administered by each participating university in consultation with the NUS Department of Southeast Asian Studies.

    NUS2

    Bachelor students

    Further specifications

    This course is designed with undergraduates in-mind. Nonetheless, graduate students are welcome to take this course on a non-credit basis.

    Prerequisites

    This program is open to students from all IARU universities, regardless of academic majors.

    Non-NUS students will be assessed based on recruitment criteria and procedures administered by each participating residential college/university in consultation with the NUS Tembusu College.

    There is no requirement to have prior background in Asia, Asian Studies, or Asian languages. Ideally, students in this class will be in their second or third year of a four-year undergraduate program, but in general we will accept undergraduate and graduate students at any level.

  • Courses

    Course: NUS1 - Southeast Asia in Context (June 19 - July 21, 2017)

    Southeast Asia in Context is a five-week exploration of Southeast Asia’s geographical, historical and cultural diversity. This course takes advantage of Singapore’s strategic position in offering a unique blend of classroom instruction at NUS campus with hands-on fieldwork other SE Asian countries. The lecturers are experienced teachers and researchers of Southeast Asia, who will explore themes such as Southeast Asian religion, archaeology, rural development, politics and regional integration. The fieldtrip includes visits to magnificent ancient temples, rural agricultural communities, war memorials and a fair sampling of local village life that is well off the usual tourist track.

    For more information on the course, please visit the course page on the IARU GSP website.

     

    Course: NUS2 - Animals and the City (June 26, 2017 - July 21, 2017)

     

     

    With a focus on Asia, this four-week intensive summer program draws on a diverse range of literature (history, anthropology, animal activism) to contextualise the dynamics and conflicts between humans and animals. Southeast Asia is one of the last regions in the world with extensive rain forest habitat for wild animals, but these creatures are threatened by burgeoning urbanization and agriculture. We will also look at 'urban animals' such as pets and farm animals, and other topics that are salient to this part of the world. Seminar-style classes will be supplemented with field trips and market surveys.

     

     

    For more information on the course, please visit the course page on the IARU GSP website.

     

  • Costs

    All tuition and program fees will be paid directly to National University of Singapore. Fees and living costs estimates are as follows:

    Tuition

    SGD 2,590

    Mandatory Miscellaneous Fees: Approximately SGD 50 (payable by all exchange & non-exchange international students. Cost subject to change.)

    SGD 1,295

    Mandatory Miscellaneous Fees:

    Approximately SGD 60 (payable by all exchange & non-exchange international students. Cost subject to change.)

    Accommodations

    SGD 1,300 (5 weeks on-campus accommodation. Cost subject to change.)

    SGD 850 (for 27 nights' on-campus accommodation. Cost subject to change.)

    Textbooks

    SGD 50-100

    N/A

    Living Expenses

    SGD 600–800 (for on-campus meals over 5 weeks). Does not include personal expenses such as toiletries, clothing, groceries, entertainment etc.

    Estimated Student’s Pass & Multiple Entry Visa Fees: SGD 90-120

    Estimated local transportation costs: SGD 100-150 (based on 4 weeks travel by public buses / trains only)

    SGD 600–800 (for on-campus meals over 5 weeks). Does not include personal expenses such as toiletries, clothing, groceries, entertainment etc.

    Estimated Student’s Pass & Multiple Entry Visa Fees: SGD 90-120

    Estimated local transportation costs: SGD 100-150 (based on 4 weeks travel by public buses / trains only)

     

     

    Scholarships

     

     

    Santander Scholarship

    IARU and Santander Universities Global Division offers scholarships to support participation in the Global Summer Program. All accepted participants of the Global Summer Program will receive a guaranteed Santander Scholarship, disbursed by UC Berkeley. The scholarship amount is determined based on a flight estimate to the student’s destination, as well as estimated tuition and accommodation expenses. Students accepted into the program will be contacted by the GSP coordinator post-acceptance regarding their scholarships. No additional application is needed to receive the scholarship.

     

    Scholarship Directory

     

    A number of scholarship awards are available to UC Berkeley students participating in GSP. View our Scholarship Directory for additional awards that you might qualify for.

  • Timeline

    Application opens

    December 12, 2016

    Application closes

    March 17, 2017

    Applicants notified of selection by

    April 7, 2017

    Applicants confirm participation in program

    April 14, 2017

     

    All steps GSP participants take after April 14 will be coordinated directly with their host university.