Information Session – Korea University International Winter Campus 2017

<Message from IRO>

Dear students,

Do you have any plan this December?

Join us in the information session conducted by Korea University to find out the opportunity to experience winter in Korea while earning credits towards your NUS degree and immerse in cultural and networking activities.

Information Session – Korea University International Winter Campus 2017

Date: 10 October 2017, Tuesday
Time: 4.15pm – 5.15pm
Venue: Central Library Theatrette 1

Register your attendance at https://myaces.nus.edu.sg:443/CoE/ViewEvent….

Refer to this link http://nus.edu.sg/iro/doc/prog/isp/kr/i-SP_KU_Winter.pdf for more information.

 

[Application Open] Tokyo University of Foreign Studies – TUFS Short Stay Winter Program 2018

Application for TUFS Short Stay Winter Program 2018 (from January 11 to February 7, 2018) is now open till September 30, 2017.

TUFS is very pleased to inform that TUFS Short Stay Winter Program 2018 – Japanese Language & Cultural Studies will be held from  January 11 to February 7, 2018 in Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. This four-week intensive program is aimed at learners of the Japanese language who are currently enrolled in universities. They offer General Japanese course, which is designed to be practical ones providing the learners hands-on exposure to everyday Japanese language commonly used in Japanese education, culture, and society.

Please visit the web site below for further details regarding the course description, admission procedure, scholarship, and etc. The program schedule and program leaflet can also be downloaded from the same web site.

(English)  http://www.tufs.ac.jp/english/intlaffairs/exchange_in/sswp.html

(Japanese) http://www.tufs.ac.jp/intlaffairs/exchange_in/sswp.html

(Frequently Asked Questions) http://www.tufs.ac.jp/english/intlaffairs/exchange_in/ss_faq.html

Thank you.

STEER Middle East 2017, 9-23 Dec 17 – applications ends 12 Sept 2017

<Message from International Relations Office>

Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER)

STEER Middle East 2017

Theme: Where the Road Forks; Charting a New Development Path for the Gulf Co-operation Council Countries
Venue: Kuwait City, Kuwait, Muscat, Oman and Abu Dhabi, Dubai & Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
Date:
9 – 23 December 2017

What is STEER?

The NUS Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) is a programme designed to familiarise students with the diverse socio‐cultural‐political‐economic environments of newly emerging markets through a mix of classroom‐based learning and experiential site visits. Inaugurated in December 2010, STEER has brought our students to Botswana, Brazil, Hungary, China, India, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand and Viet Nam.

What is STEER Middle East about?

The Arabian Gulf is home to nearly two-thirds of the world’s crude oil reserves and about 35% of the world’s natural gas reserves. Collectively, the region is responsible for approximately one-quarter of the world’s oil production. The fall in oil prices in recent years has provided the countries in the region with the necessary willpower to diversify their hydrocarbon export based economies into knowledge-based ones, including a flourishing tourism sector. Learn how Kuwait, Oman and United Arab Emirates have been utilizing their oil revenues to hasten the transformations of their economies and societies.

Embrace the culture and heritage of the Bedouins and their semi-nomadic lifestyle of the past. Learn about the delicate balance of the pressures and demands of a modern society and its effects on nomadic, tribal traditions and cultural practices.

Experience the desert, and marvel at the stars and the constellation in the cloudless sky from the cool comfort of your Arabian tent. Intrigue yourself in the ancient sport of falconry that dates back to the 7th century BC where birds of prey (saker or peregrine) are netted during their migration and learn about its role in today’s society.

Meet up and network with fellow Singaporeans working and living in Oman and the United Arab Emirates and be inspired by what it takes thrive and succeed in a foreign land.

Join us, as we embark on a fascinating journey where we familiarize ourselves with the unique heritage, culture, society and economies of these 3 countries in the Arabian Gulf.

When does the programme take place?

9 – 23 December 2017

Participants will spend their first week in the United Arab Emirates followed by Kuwait and Oman*.

*subject to change

Who can apply?

STEER Middle East 2017 is open to all full‐time NUS undergraduate students*.

Successful applicants should be thoughtful and mature in their outlook and be able to act as effective ambassadors of NUS.

*Students graduating in December 2017 will not be eligible for funding from International Enterprise (IE Singapore).

How can I apply?

Students interested in applying for STEER Middle East 2017 will be required to apply for the programme through NUS Student Integrated System (https://myisis.nus.edu.sg/)* (refer to email attachment for the application guide) by Tuesday, 12 September 2017.

*students encountering issues in submitting their application via NUS Student Integrated System may write to Jasper Tang irottd@nus.edu.sg for the application form.

Candidates shortlisted for the programme may be invited for an informal meet-up session at a later date. Final decisions will be made by Thursday, 14 September 2017*. Candidates will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of S$1,000 to secure their places by Tuesday, 19 September 2017*.

. *subjected to change

How much does the programme cost?

The estimated programme cost is approximately S$4,500 inclusive of air fare, accommodation, some meals and insurance. Subsidies are available (refer to financial assistance). Any portion of the payment amount not utilized during the trip will be returned to students.

Visa fees (where applicable) and other personal expenses will be borne by the student.

Is financial assistance available?

IRO will provide a STEER Award, valued at S$500 per student to successful candidates to help offset the cost of the programme. Students who are Singapore citizens or Singapore PRs (except those in their graduating semester) may apply for funding from International Enterprise (IE Singapore) for up to S$800 (subsistence and partial airfare).

After relevant subsidies, the estimated cost is between:

S$3,200 – S$3,500 for Singaporeans and Singapore PRs, who are eligible for IE Singapore funding

S$4,000 – S$4,300 for graduating students, non-Singaporeans and non-Singapore PRs

Students from Yale-NUS College will need to approach the Yale-NUS College for financial assistance

*Please refer to the website on Young Talent Programme – Market Immersion funding from IE Singapore for the eligibility criteria and terms and conditions of the grant.

Who to contact for more information?

For additional information or related queries, please click here or write to Mr Jasper Tang @ irottd@nus.edu.sg.

For travel notices please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website

International Exchange Day 2017

Come join us to:

  1. Find out more about international opportunities available
  2. Speak with representatives from partner universities
  3. Interact with returning seniors who have participated in these programmes
  4. Attend region specific talks about exchange and summer programmes
  5. Visit the FASS booth and get your questions answered

 

You can also sign up for IED talks here:

Time Venue 1 – CLB Theatrette 1  Venue 2 – CLB Theatrette 2
10am – 10.30am Exchange to the Americas
10.30am – 11am Special Programmes – TFI LEaRN Programme and Scholarship, Sino-Singapore Undergraduate Exchange Programme and Semester at Sea
11am – 11.30am Summer programmes in the Americas
11.30am – 12pm  

Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER)

12pm – 12.30pm Exchange to Europe 1
(Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland)
12.30pm – 1pm
1pm – 1.30pm Summer programmes in Europe 1
(Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain)
Yale Visiting International Student Program (Y-VISP)
1.30 pm – 2pm
2pm – 2.30pm Exchange to Europe 2
(Central Eastern Europe, Ireland, the Netherlands,  Nordic countries, UK)
2.30pm – 3pm Exchange to Asia and Australasia
3pm – 3.30pm Summer programmes in Europe 2
(Central Eastern Europe, Denmark, the Netherlands, UK)
3.30pm – 4pm Summer programmes in Asia and Australia
4pm – 4.30pm Exchange and summer programmes in Israel, South Africa and Turkey
4.30pm – 5pm

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Cheers,

StudyAbroadFASS

STEER Taiwan

STEER Taiwan

Exploring the Cultural Splendor of Taiwan!

 

What is STEER?

The NUS Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) is a programme designed to familiarise students with the diverse socio‐cultural‐political‐economic environments of newly emerging markets through a mix of classroom‐based learning and experiential site visits. Inaugurated in December 2010, STEER has brought our students to Brazil, Costa Rica, China, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Brunei, Myanmar, Oman, Panama, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Viet Nam.

 

What is STEER Taiwan?

風土人情 (feng tu ren qing) – A Chinese idiom used to describe the local customs and practices of a region. Join us this December to explore the feng tu ren qing of Taiwan!

An industrial powerhouse, Taiwan was referred to as one of the “Four Asian Economic Tigers”. During the period from 1960s to the 1990s, this newly industrialising economy saw many social and cultural transformations – including the flourishing and export of its culture – pop music, TV drama series, bubble tea and street foods. All these developments took place against a backdrop of strong adherence to local customs and religious practices of the land, and an increasing interest in the culture of its indigenous tribes.

This STEER Taiwan programme will take you on a journey to explore – consumer, food, convenience store, youth, Chinese and tribal related – cultures. Immerse yourself in the history and folklore of this region through academic programmes and exciting out-of-classroom activities. Visit inspiring business organisations. Meet and interact with university students from universities in Taiwan.

When and Where?

Date: 10 – 23 December 2017 (14 days)
Cities*: Taipei, Hsinchu, Hualien
*Cities to visit are subject to changes

Programme Cost

The programme costs approximately S$2,500* before subsidies.

The cost includes airfare, accommodation, some meals and miscellaneous fees. It excludes visa fees (where applicable) and other personal expenses. Upon acceptance, students will be required to pay a S$1,000 non-refundable deposit. Any portion of the payment amount not utilised during the trip will be returned to students.
Eligible students can receive up to $1,300 in subsidies.
*This may be subjected to change depending on exchange rates and other economic factors. We will confirm the finalise amount closer to the date.

Who can apply?

STEER Taiwan is open to all full‐time NUS undergraduate students.

How To Apply?

Please apply for the programme at NUS MyISIS by 17 September 2017.

Financial Assistance

  • STEER Award worth S$500 per student
  • Young Talent Programme – Market Immersion funding from IE Singapore worth up to S$800 per student*
    *Students graduating in AY2017/2018 Semester 1 will not be eligible. Please refer here for more information. 
  • Yale-NUS College students please approach the Yale-NUS College for financial assistance

 

For enquiries, please click here or write to Ms Eleen Tay at eleen.tay@nus.edu.sg

SEP Consultation Session – Pre Departure Edition

Hi students

 

I hope you are having a wonderful summer break.

 

To prepare you for exchange, FASS StudyAbroad Team is holding 3 consultation sessions.

Please reach no later than 5.30pm. This is only for FASS students (home faculty).

 

27th June (5-6pm)

29th June (5-6pm)

4th July (5-6pm)

 

Location: AS7 Level 5 (FASS Dean’s Office)

 

This is a QnA session for students to come to ask about matters like:

  1. How do I calculate my credits using the MC Ratio?
  2. How do I map my modules?
  3. What are the withdrawal/LOA procedures
  4. Late return – what should I do?
  5. Safety measures to take

 

So, do come with your questions and we will help you along. J

For students who are unable to make it, here are some helpful slides. You can also email your questions to studyabroadfass@nus.edu.sg.

 

Pre_Departure-14hk20s

Regards

StudyAbroadFASS

 

 

Rikkyo Short-Term Intensive Japanese Program(Winter 2017)

Greetings from Rikkyo University and we hope that this message could find you well.

 

Rikkyo University is pleased to present Short-Term Intensive Japanese Program in winter 2017.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could kindly inform your students about this program.

 

The program starts on Jan. 10 and ends on Jan. 26, 2018.

The entire program comprises 45 hours of classroom instruction and 25 hours of cultural workshops, including field trips.

Upon completing the full program, participants will be given a certificate of completion and an official transcript.

 

The deadline to apply for the program is Oct. 20, 2017.

We are looking forward to receiving the applications from the students who are interested in learning Japanese language and Japan.

Thank you in advance for your kind assistance.

(Application Link  https://cjle.rikkyo.ac.jp/english/sijp)

 

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[Scholarship Application] AEI-ASEM Summer School 2017

The EU Centre together with its partners in the Jean Monnet Network on Challenges to Multiculturalism and Multilateralism (JMN-CMM) are supporting the 2017 AEI-ASEM Summer School on “Cultural Pluralism in Asia and Europe” (from 24 July to 11 August).

This 3-week Summer School with interactive learning modules and field trips in Malaysia and Belgium (Brussels and Bruges) will explore the broad theme of integration and multiculturalism.
Five Scholarship Grants Available for the Summer School!

The EU Centre is providing 5 grants for matriculated students from three Singaporean universities (NUS, NTU, SMU). Each Grant will cover the USD1000 fees for the Summer School plus a €300  travel subsidy. The USD1000 fees will cover course materials, accommodation, meals and cultural trips and activities in Malaysia and Belgium.

If you are interested in applying for the grant for the Summer School, please send in your CV, copy of transcript and a personal motivation letter (500-600 words) spelling out your interest on the theme of Cultural Pluralism in Asia and Europe.

Your application should reach eucentresg-jmncmm@nus.edu.sg
(before 21 April 2017)

For more information and updates,
visit
JMN-CMM Website and follow JMN-CMM Facebook

STEER Kazakhstan 2017 – application extended to 3 April 2017

 

When does the programme take place?

18 June – 2 July 2017

  • 18 – 24 June: Astana (Capital City)
  • 25 June – 2 July: Almaty

Who can apply?

STEER Kazakhstan is open to all full‐time NUS undergraduate students (except graduating students this semester).

Successful applicants should be thoughtful and mature in their outlook, and be able to act as effective ambassadors of NUS.


How can I apply?

Students interested in applying for STEER Kazakhstan will be required to apply for the programme through NUS MYISIS (problems? click here to download the application guide – NUS VPN required for connection outside NUS network) by Monday, 3 April 2017.

 

Candidates shortlisted for the programme may be invited for an informal meet-up session at a later date. Final decisions will be made by Thursday, 6 April 2017*. Candidates will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of S$1,000 to secure their places by Wednesday 12 April 2017*.

. *subjected to change
How much does the programme cost?

 

The estimated programme cost is approximately S$4,400 inclusive of air fare, accommodation, some meals and insurance. Subsidies are available (refer to financial assistance). Any portion of the payment amount not utilized during the trip will be returned to students.

Visa fees (where applicable) and other personal expenses will be borne by the student.

Is financial assistance available?

IRO will provide a STEER Award, valued at S$500 per student to successful candidates to help offset the cost of the programme. Students who are Singapore citizens or Singapore PRs (except those in their graduating semester) may apply for funding from International Enterprise (IE Singapore) for up to S$1,000.

After relevant subsidies, the estimated cost is between:

S$2,900 – S$3,200 for Singaporeans and Singapore PRs, who are eligible for IE Singapore funding*

S$3,900 – S$4,400 for non-Singaporeans and non-Singapore PRs

Students from Yale-NUS College will need to approach the Yale-NUS College for financial assistance

*Please refer to the website on Young Talent Programme – Market Immersion funding from IE Singapore for the eligibility criteria and terms and conditions of the grant.
Who to contact for more information?

For additional information or related queries, please click here or write to Mr Jasper Tang @ irottd@nus.edu.sg.

For travel notices please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website