Singapore is one of four city-states in the world and the smallest nation in Southeast Asia. By the 14th century, Singapore had become part of the mighty Sri Vijayan empire and was known as Temasek ("Sea Town"). Located at the natural meeting point of sea routes at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore has historically been a busy port. During the 11th century, this small but strategically-placed island earned the name "Singa Pura" ("Lion City"). Today Singapore is the busiest port in the world with over 600 shipping lines. With a population of about 5 million people, Singapore is culturally diverse, provides a safe study-abroad environment, and boasts a high standard of living.
The National Institute of Education (NIE) is a division of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, an internationally-reputed, research-intensive institution specializing in science and technology.
NIE is the sole teacher training institute in Singapore. The Singapore education system is considered one of the most successful educational systems in the world. Located in NTU's Yunnan Garden Campus, NIE campus spreads across 16 hectares with 6 blocks, namely Administration, Education, Arts, Library, Physical Education and Science.
The program is open to all BC students, however, it is especially suited for Lynch School of Education Students also who seek the opportunity of an international practicum. Course offerings in the humanities, natural and social sciences, as well as specialized course offerings in education provide for an important academic experience and an opportunity for most BC students to work productively toward their BC curriculum while in Singapore.
The Sub-Dean of Degree Programmes, Dr. Ee Ling Low, oversees activities during students’ stay in Singapore. Dr. Low will assist students with academic and personal issues.
International students find housing in accommodating and newly renovated hostels located a short distance from the University. Students choose the flat's occupancy based on their preferences.