Trips for Internationalisation Experience (TIE) are organized for students to experience an overseas learning journey at least once during his or her time in school.
(1) Develop in students the 21st Century Competencies of global awareness and cross-cultural skills that would enable them to develop cultural sensitivities;
(2) Expose students to Asia and the world and sensitise them to the place of Singapore in the world;
(3) Deepen students’ commitment and rootedness to Singapore.
Our internationalization trips provide authentic learning opportunities through pre-trip research, interaction and bonding with people of different cultures as well as process of reflections. The school will continue to provide more authentic learning experiences through internationalization trips for students.
LIST OF TRIPS
2023 - Trip to Hongkong
Reflections: By Theirry (3I 2023)
I also noticed that Singapore and Hong Kong have many similarities and differences. For example, both countries have similar foods such as Dim Sum. However, unexpectedly Hong Kong is much more expensive compared to Singapore where one meal in Hong Kong is usually at least $10 SGD. Additionally, Singapore and Hong Kong are similar in terms of night markets. Singapore has night markets in Chinatown while Hong Kong has night markets such as the Temple Street Night Market which is one of the places we explored.
By Xavier (3C 2023)
During this trip, I picked up some practical skills like navigating maps and being aware of the busy streets with the unpredictable traffic situation there.
By talking to the local students, I found out their education system also differs, with rankings in the schools to make the students try to achieve better grades adds to the unnecessary stress and their school hours typically run from 8 in the morning till 4 in the afternoon not including the remedial session that they are forced to attend and also the extracurricular activity that does not provide any extra benefit like the leaps points that we can achieve.
2019 - 5-Day Cultural Immersion cum Educational Trip to Canberra, Australia
2019 - YCSS-Shanghai Cultural and School Immersion Trip
The making of xiao long bao（小笼包）was a fun and memorable experience because we get to make the xiao long bao with the raw ingredients. I realise that making xiao long bao was much tougher than I thought. You would need the skills and experience to ensure the filling was adequate without breaking the skin. Xiao long bao never tasted this good! Tan Jia Sheng, 4N2
Students in Shanghai lead a different routine compared to Singapore students, as they have eye exercises in between their lessons to relieve the eye stress. The Duoyun bookstore is unique as there is a cafe inside the bookstore. You will need to buy drinks to be able to enjoy the view outside. Ong Li Xin, 4E1
2019 - TIE Trip To Darwin, Australia
2016 - VIA Cum Cultural Education Trip to Cambodia