FAQ

FAQ2020-05-12T13:46:55+00:00

The fool wonders, the wise man asks.

Taking into consideration questions we are often asked, as well as based on feedback from our past participants, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions for you.

What is Singapore Summer School?2020-05-12T13:07:44+00:00

If what we love becomes part of our professional career we tend to put more of ourselves into it. Hard work and persistence work miracles, but what if you could reinforce your efforts with experiences and knowledge that is already out there? This is partially achieved by formal education but there is a noticeable void when you want to put your education to work. Singapore Summer School brings together a group of young adults’ at the onset of their professional careers, full of energy and absolutely convinced the future will bring great things. They have a good education and what they need are the skills positioned in what would be the overlaps of personal and professional. Singapore Summer School approaches this by a carefully curated program and an innovative approach to learning: it moves away from the traditional teaching and learning styles of passive listening. The foundation are active classes which include experiential learning, workshops, visits, and events.

Singapore Summer School is a sister program of Shanghai Summer School. In a way, it’s an incarnation of values behind the original program in a different setting and with a slight twist.

If Shanghai is for those determined to broaden their perspectives through a widely different language and culture, Singapore is much more about brushing their skill set all the while being immersed in one of the most innovative and business savvy environments of Asia’s business capital.

Is Singapore Summer School the right summer school for me?2020-05-12T13:10:21+00:00

Singapore Summer School is built for energetic young adults in search of a summer adventure with great added value for their career and private life. It’s for those who want to spend their summer with their minds at work in an incredibly diverse Singapore, learning and exploring together with a group of people coming from different backgrounds and with different value sets.

If you are curious about the people and world around you if you love adventure and if you are not afraid of trying new things then you will enjoy every second of the summer school.

How is the summer school structured?2020-05-12T13:16:30+00:00

The core of the Singapore Summer School program are lectures, workshops, and visits themed with entrepreneurial, business, and soft skills topics arranged daily in the morning  (9.30 am – 12.30 pm) and afternoon sessions (2.00 – 5.00 pm).

Program is wrapped-up with a Hackathon Competition in actionable business plan preparation and preparation to put all newly learned knowledge to good use.

Included activities will be individually presented on the program section of the webpage.

In short, it will be a fun, experiential learning experience that you will still be thinking about for a long time after.

For more information please check the program page.

What are the dates of Singapore Summer School?2020-05-12T13:16:38+00:00

Singapore Summer School is set to take off in the second half of summer 2021. We will post exact dates as soon as they are fixed. If you want to be amongst the first to know please leave us your email and we will promise to keep you posted 🙂

I don’t have preexisting business/entrepreneurial education or experience. Can I still join?2020-05-12T13:18:00+00:00

Absolutely! The program has no preexisting knowledge requirement. We see it more as an enrichment to a very diverse background of our participants. Besides, it’s more about the “spirit” than it is about existing knowledge. Wonders can come from sheer motivation.

What is included in the price?2020-05-12T13:20:10+00:00

Singapore Summer School includes:

  • Carefully chosen basket of activities, workshops, lectures, and trips. A detailed description of included activities will be unveiled as part of the program and will be available on our webpage,
  • Accommodation,
  • Dedicated organizers leading the experience, there to offer help or advice when needed.

Your payment does not include several important things: 

  • Transport to and from Singapore,
  • Local transportation costs,
  • Activities and adventures outside of the program that you would plan on your own,
  • Food.

A detailed list and description of included activities will be unveiled as part of the program and will be available on our webpage.

What kind accommodation is provided?2020-05-12T13:21:35+00:00

Accommodation is provided at the Triple 2 Studio’s in the heart of Singapore. 2-bed suites, shared by 2 participants are modernly decorated for your maximum comfort.  The accommodation has laundry facilities,  gym equipment, concierge service and offers access to Rooftop Deck.

Rooms are just a metro drive away from the campus and are also a perfect start point for Singapore exploration.

Where do we have lectures and workshops, is it close to the city center?2020-05-12T13:42:16+00:00

Lectures and workshops will take place at the PSB Academy campus, located centrally at the Marina Square 6 Raffles Blvd, just next to the Marina Bay Sands shopping area. 

Accommodation is conveniently located just a short bus drive from the campus. 

Is there a formal certificate of English fluency required for a successful application?2020-05-12T14:15:51+00:00

We do not ask for any proof of English proficiency. English, however, is the main language of the program and its good grasp is required for you to make the most out of the program.

What is the weather like in Singapore?2020-05-12T14:36:27+00:00

Hot.  Singapore has a typically tropical climate, with high temperatures, abundant rainfall, and high humidity all year round. In an august average, high temperature will reach 31° and fall to about 26° in the evening – making it perfect for rooftop cocktailing and late-night clubbing (having the scenes from Crazy Rich Asians in our minds) 😉

To sum up: bring light clothes, a few nice evening outfits and an umbrella.

Is Singapore safe?2020-05-12T14:38:09+00:00

Singapore is very safe and you can visit any parts of the city on your own no matter the gender. It is frequently ranked among the 10 safest countries in the world. 

Caution, however, should always be practiced to avoid petty theft.

As we are guests we advise you to abide by the local laws and regulations at all times.

Do I need a health insurance?2020-05-12T14:38:56+00:00

Insurance is not mandatory but highly recommended. We all know how Murphy’s law works. The cost of insurance is low, but the inconvenience it can save you from is priceless.

When do I need to arrive and depart from Singapore?2020-05-12T14:40:07+00:00

If arriving a few days earlier to get a feel of the city before the experience starts is something that works for you, you are most welcome to do so, but you will be responsible to arrange your own accommodation up to the first day of the program. Early check-in is not possible.

We suggest you depart from Singapore on the last day of the program. You are welcome to prolong your travels but please arrange your own accommodation offsite.

I’m almost ready…. What payment options are available?2020-05-12T14:41:42+00:00

We try to include the widest variety of payment options for your convenience and we are working constantly to expand current possibilities. 

Currently, you can pay tuition using: PayPal, SEPA Bank Transfer, IDEAL, SOFORT Banking, Bancontact, KBC/CBC Payment Button, Belfius Direct Net, ING Home’Pay.a

If you have any questions or challenges with payments please contact us and we will help you as soon as possible.

Is there an option to pay for the program through several installments?2020-05-12T14:42:53+00:00

Absolutely! You can pay the program in one, three, or five installments.

 

I’m in guys. Let’s make the upcoming summer an unforgettable experience! Where do I apply?2020-05-12T14:44:58+00:00

There’s nothing worse than the missed opportunity that could change your life!

Sign already preregister for the Singapore Summer School by clicking on PRE-APPLY. The link will redirect you to a new page where you fill in your information and preregister for an experience that will change your view of the world?

If you do not find the answers to your questions below, write to us at nihao@shanghaisummerschool.org or contact us via Facebook Messenger  or even schedule a Skype call with us.