Incorporating overseas exposure into the learning experience helps broaden minds.It gives students the opportunity to appreciate diversity, develop a global mindset and build international connections. In particular, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) is increasingly involving its students in trips that allow them to learn more about the ASEAN region as well as economic powerhouses like China.
In 2018, NP continued to provide students with overseas internship opportunities that enable them to sharpen their domain skills and experience a global workplace environment. More than 300 students had the opportunity to do so over the past year. Here are some highlights:
Immersion programmes expose students to different cultures, lifestyles and practices. In 2018, more than 1,600 students participated in such overseas immersion programmes. Through interaction and activities, they gain a greater appreciation of the places they visit and the people who live in those communities. Here are some examples.
Short-term overseas study trips provide excellent opportunities for students to gain exposure to industries related to their disciplines. More than 900 students embarked on such trips in 2018, including the following:
In 2018, over 500 students were involved in 24 overseas service-learning trips. These experiences gave them the opportunity to develop solutions using the skills they learnt at NP, while serving the communities. Here are some highlights: