Studying outside Europe – Singapore

Samantha Lister
Monday 15 August 2016

Julia (International Relations)

Photo of Julia on her year abroad

My experience was that studying at National University of Singapore (NUS) was intense. Heat and humidity, many deadlines, a large number of events, constant possibilities for extra engagements, and many interesting people to get to know.  It was one of the most developing experiences I have had.

Academically, my modules were fantastic. My lecturers and professors were great and provided complex insight situation of the South- and South-East Asian region. Right down my line of interest. I took 3000 and 4000-level modules and I thought they were a good level.

It is worth mentioning that I was initially unsure about how I would be able meet the deadlines. I had many more assignment at NUS than previously in St Andrews. However, I later realised that it was very doable and that junior Honours had prepared me well for the requirements that NUS presented.

Also, the NUS campus is incredible! It has great food courts, many good areas for studying, very nice sports facilities and a relaxing swimming pool. I would recommend anyone going to NUS to live there. I stayed in U-Town residences and shared an apartment with three other girls who became my close friends.

Finally, Singapore is such an interesting country!

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