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Winter in Singapore

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    About the Program

    Singapore is an economically prosperous nation with a rich cultural history and a diverse population. In a 15-day study tour this course examines Singapore’s multiculturalism using as a backdrop British imperialism, post-colonial nation-building, relationships with neighboring countries, diasporic connections to China and India, economic forces of globalization and historic trade networks. The class will visit heritage sites, museums and historic landmarks of the three major populations of Chinese, Malays, Tamil (Indians). Additional excursions include popular sightseeing attractions. The course culminates with a three-day trip to the Malaysian city of Melaka known for its rich history of colonialism and cultural diversity. Through the experience, students will gain an understanding of the factors that transformed Singapore from a trading village to a 21stCentury model for nation-building. 

    See pictures of previous programs on Instagram:  @singaporeusb

    Location Singapore, Singapore
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program
    Program Term Winter
    Program Dates January 2nd - January 19th, 2024
    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements

    Hotel-style accommodation

    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.


    GPA 2.0
    Other Requirements

    Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program and in good academic standing.

    Application Deadline October 1
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    Participants will register for a total of 3 credits. 

    AAS /HIS 340: Topics in Asian History: Ethnicity, Pluralism and Nationhood in Singapore - 3 credits ( SBC: SBS+)


    Academic Policies

    • Credits earned on this program will calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University. Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.
    • Students following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) may request for GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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