A tour at Alibaba HQ, Hangzhou
Overseas Experiential Learning (OEL) courses are credit-bearing themed courses designed to provide students with the environments and tools to cultivate a deep understanding of foreign countries in relation to their worldviews.
Students spend a week overseas on a field trip, coupled with sessions in Singapore which seek to augment and deepen the learning experience. These curated learning journeys generally focus on socio-cultural, economic, trade and commerce and political aspects of the host destination.
Our courses, which focus on emerging economies, and also exemplary local industries, have taken students to the Greater China region, the Middle-east and various Southeast Asian destinations.
What our students say:
“I was able to experience firsthand how China and her people have progressed so fast as a nation, both individually and collectively. It certainly provides a reality check for myself because as a Singaporean, I tend to be complacent about our achievements. However, this is not the case for the locals in China. They adopt the mindset of being willing to learn, [and are]innovative - working hard to achieve their goals. This is something that I learnt from the locals and [a mentality] I aim to adopt in my everyday life.”
- Ong Kian Ann Benny, Participant of OEL 302 to Hangzhou & Shanghai in 2019
“The outdoor experience in Bogor really puts into perspective how tough a farming job is due to the terrain of the mountains. This, along with the frugality of the lifestyle in a kampong environment, is something that cannot be experienced in Singapore.”
- Alex Ng Hong Sing, Participant of OEL 305 to Indonesia in 2018
For current SUSS Students, more information on the Overseas Experiential Learning (OEL) Courses available each semester can be found on Canvas.