Before Leaving

Here are a few things to check out before leaving or deciding to exchange with the National University of Singapore:

University of Wisconsin has a very informative site regarding the exchange programs it offers, UW (University of Washington) should look here for inspiration:
General Information from University of Wisconsin
Student Feedback from University of Wisconsin

National University of Singapore also has some useful pages for reference:
Pre-departure checklist

When applying for housing, make sure to apply for PRINCE GEORGE’S PARK RESIDENCES, this is the hall mostly for international exchange students so the chances of getting accommodation is higher.

Some more random/useful facts:

  • Capital One credit cards don’t charge a forex fee.
  • Public transportation is convenient and taxis are inexpensive.
  • There are three local GSM carriers: SingTel, Starhub, and M1, I recommend Starhub for SMS, bring an unlocked phone and a SIM card can be purchased for S$18 (passport required).
  • Electric outlets are different in Singapore, but don’t buy overpriced adapters in the US, they are everywhere and very cheap in Singapore.