Singapore Travel Stories

Jessica Chen

(MIB, Candidate 2022)

“I had been looking forward to my semester abroad ever since I entered the MIB program. When I first arrived in Singapore, I felt nervous since it would be my first time away from home. At the same time, I was incredibly excited about all the new people and experiences I would encounter during my time there.

My study abroad was everything I expected and more! Living and studying in a country was completely different from my past experiences traveling because I felt like part of the community instead of just another tourist. I was forced out of my comfort zone and met lots of people that made my semester special. Although I encountered some surprises along the way, the experience definitely helped me grow and I would do it all over again if I could.”

Study Abroad: Nanyang Technological University

Betsy Li

(BBA, Candidate 2020​)

“During my study abroad term in Singapore, I traveled to Bali, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. I was able to broaden my perspective on the world and experience the diversity of different cultures. One important lesson I learned during my time abroad is that planning and time management are crucial. It’s important to plan your time wisely in order to make the most out of your time abroad. Some of my tips while traveling abroad is to try and step out of your comfort zone and to attend as many campus events as you can to meet other exchange students who make great travel companions!”

Study Abroad: National University of Singapore

Cameron Choi

(MIB, Candidate 2021)

“Doing an exchange at the National University of Singapore has definitely been the highlight of my university experience so far! I traveled a lot during my time abroad, visiting almost all the countries in Southeast Asia and a variety of different cities! Out of all of them, my favourite trip was to Mount Bromo: a remote active volcano in Indonesia. Taking over 7 hours to get there, we hiked up an opposing mountain at 2 am, seeing the milky way clearly by eye, and waiting for the sun to rise over the volcano. After doing so, we trekked to the volcano located in the middle of a mini dessert and hitching a ride off locals with scooters to do so. Mount Bromo’s landscape felt like an alien planet, having a crater on one side of the path, a cliff on the other, and mountains everywhere you looked. With no one in sight, it was the most surreal experience I’ve ever had and something I will never forget.”

Study Abroad: National University of Singapore
Work Abroad: PwC Hong Kong