MISTI training sessions and resources are designed to familiarize you with Singaporean culture, society and workplace norms.

Country Prep Subpages

Culture Courses

Course No. Course Name
17.53
The Rise of Asia
21G.030
Introduction to East Asian Cultures: From Zen to K-Pop
21G.019
Communication Across Cultures
21G.036J
Advertising and Media: Comparative Perspectives
21G.075J
The Global Chinese: Chinese Migration, 1567-present
21G.047J
Cultures of East Asia

Additional Resources

Passport

Every student needs a valid passport. If you are a US citizen and need to apply, please contact the passport division of the State Department. Routine service requires 4-6 weeks.

 

Visas for Singapore

Program managers can advise students about the application process, timeline and documents required. 

Flight

Once you have been matched with a host company or research institution in Singapore, we will work with you to purchase your plane tickets.

For summer internships, most students book flights in April after they have confirmed their summer internships dates.

If your stay is fewer than 90 days and you do not require an entry visa, it should be possible for you stay in Singapore to travel after your internship ends (at your own expense).

Accommodation

MIT-Singapore will assist students in finding housing. 

More detailed practical information will be provided to accepted students during the Singapore Program Orientation Meeting in early February and during the program's spring information sessions. Questions related to daily life in Singapore will be answered then.