Program Details

Program Location Singapore, Singapore
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31035
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 06/25/24 to 08/05/24
Summer 2024 05/12/24 to 08/03/24
Summer 2024 05/12/24 to 06/22/24
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Situated on the equator, Singapore is a global financial center and a major business and transportation hub for the Southeast Asian region. Given the city-state's importance on an international scale, "The Garden City" is the perfect place to take your studies abroad! Spend one six-week block (or up to two blocks) of your summer diving deeply into Asia's diversity while honing your academic skills and networking with international contacts.

The island-state of Singapore lies one degree north of the equator in Southeast Asia and is a melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Arabic, and Indian cultures and religions. Since gaining independence in 1965, Singapore has become a flourishing city-state that excels in trade and education and is considered a model to developing nations. Singapore is one of the most competitive economies in the world and a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). 

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CIEE.


The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [Daniels School of Business]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Students take two credit-bearing courses per summer block. Students will learn the intercultural skills needed to succeed in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.


Ample activities and day trips will be offered to immerse yourself in Singaporean culture and historical heritage.   

You might: 

  • Explore the capital city of Indonesia's Special Region of Yogyakarta.  
  • Experience the cultural richness of the port of Malacca in Indonesia.  
  • Learn about hawker cuisine and the heritage behind street food in Singapore.  
  • Visit Sentosa Island History Museum and learn about WWII battles on this strategic island.  
  • Explore the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve trail, the only primary forest in Singapore.


Students live in a hotel room in a location accessible to public transportation. Each hotel room consists of a private bathroom with shower facilities and two single beds. The hotel also has a 24-hour concierge to assist students.

Housing includes a twin room in a shared apartment inside the hotel, located within 45 minutes by subway or bus to CIEE Singapore or Singapore Management University. The hotel conveniently features a swimming pool, fitness room, a common area for studying, and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Program and housing fee includes tuition for one block (6 credits), housing, orientation, airport greeting, excursions and activities.

The costs listed are for one summer block. If participating in both summer blocks, you will be charged an additional $304.70 for the study abroad fee, and should plan for the costs to be doubled.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2024

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $4,753.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.40
Housing $2,000.00
Insurance $197.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,300.00
Local Transportation $150.00
Books and Supplies $100.00
Meals $552.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $150.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

CIEE has scholarships available, more information can be found HERE.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email