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National University of Singapore (Exchange)

The quintessential modern Asian city, Singapore has exudes 21st-century style and culture.  As a multi-lingual city where English is the language of business and government, Singapore offers students a chance to live and study in an Asian society without prior study of an Asian language.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a comprehensive public university that is internationally recognized.  The University has 13 faculties offering undergraduate and graduate programs. It also offers collaborative programs with leading international institutions including MIT, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Georgia Tech, and Stanford.  NUS' faculty members number approximately 1,500. The number of undergraduate students enrolled at NUS is approximately 23,000, and the number of graduate students is over 9,000.

Located about 12 kilometers from the center of Singapore, the University's Kent Ridge Campus sits on a ridge of low hills, and spreads out over some 150 hectares. Although only 75 meters above sea level, the elevation offers the campus a clear view of the waters off the southwestern shores of Singapore.

Program Dates
Academic Year, Spring and Fall semester.

Fields of Study
Chinese Studies, Information and Communications Management, Economics Management, English Language and Literature, South Asian Studies, Geography, Southeast Asian Studies, History, Public Policy, Japanese Studies, Malay Studies, Philosophy, American Studies, Political Science, European Studies, Social Work and Psychology, Singapore Studies, and Sociology, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Bioengineering.

Program Eligibility
3.0 GPA; Completion of coursework with Asian content highly recommended. 

Academic Program
All courses are taught in English. Students take 4-6 courses (modules) per semester, including one area course with Asian content, as well as one Asian language course from the NUS curriculum. In the Departments of Psychology, Economics and Political Science, a maximum of 4 modules is advised due to the intensity of the course, the heavy workload. 

Tulane awards 500-level credit for coursework completed at NUS.

Living Arrangements
Students will live in one of the university's 6 residence halls or in off-campus residents.  Each hall is equipped with laundry facilities and social lounges. Students have the option of buying a meal plan from the university or eating in "canteens" on the street.

Tulane Faculty liaison
Dr. Yutaka Horiba, Asian Studies and Economics

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