This course starts at GSU with two days of cultural exploration. GSU students will learn what to expect once in Singapore and how their culture may differ from our US culture. Once in Singapore, students will learn more about their education system and interact with individuals with disabilities, their parents and college students. GSU students will also have the opportunity to explore various cultural attractions such as the iconic Merlion, Arab Street, Garden by the Bay, and the Night Safari.
There will be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed,
and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance.
There may also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
Day 1 at GSU - Discuss course syllabus, expectations, trip, my previous trip to Singapore, Singaporean culture, and expected behaviors
Day 2 at GSU - Talk to American professor who lived in Singapore about life there, students, special education and other important info before the trip
Day 3 - Travel to Singapore
Day 4 - Travel and arrive in Singapore. Go on a walking tour/visit mall/dinner/stay awake until bedtime. Provides students with an awareness of where they are geographically
Day 5 - Hear the history of Singapore education from minister of Special Ed and professors at NIE and hear about teacher prep there.
Day 6 - Museum, Chinatown
Day 7 - Zoo, Night Safari
Day 8 - Visit a SPED School, Boat tour on river, Meet with university students and a family.
Day 9 - Visit a SPED School, Hop on hop off bus
Day 10 - Visit a SPED School, Arab street
Day 11 - Visit a SPED School, Garden by the sea
Day 12 - Indonesia Boat Trip Debrief
Day 13 - Prepare to depart
Day 14 - Travel home
Students will stay in a very comfortable, double-occupancy hotel with an onsite café and convenient access to a food court and public transportation.
The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University College of Education and Human Development. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
- Transient students should visit the
Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
- International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at
(404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Participants who successfully complete the program's courses will receive 3
semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for EPY 4790
and graduate students should register for EPY 8790
. Students from other institutions should follow their institution's regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $3107.54, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
- Round-trip airfare
- All ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees
- International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
- Georgia State tuition and fees
- Passport or visa fees
- Excess baggage charges and tips
- Personal expenses
- Public Transportation in Singapore outside of scheduled group excursions
January 30, 2019: $1500 Deposit with application
February 15, 2019: $607.54 First Payment
March 1, 2019: $500 Second Payment
Early April 2019: $500 Remaining Balance
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments!
Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship
and the International Access Scholarship
- Meet the eligibility requirements
- Are accepted into a program
- Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline
will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website
or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about
other scholarship opportunities
& financial aid for study abroad
Study Abroad Advising
Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor
is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website
Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303