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CIEE Singapore Summer Global Internship

Fast Facts

Sessions Offered:







Cumulative 2.5 GPA, positive academic and disciplinary standing, students can participate as soon as the summer after their freshman year

Application Due:


Program Cost:

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CIEE Internships

Singapore Cityscape

Administered by our provider partner, CIEE, this English-speaking international 8-week summer internship takes place in Singapore. CIEE Summer Global Internship programs combine a full-time internship with an integrated academic seminar to provide professional exploration and specific skills development. Placements are individualized, based on the career goals of the student who is applying

This credit-bearing internship comes with 6 semester UIowa resident credits, 30 integrated academic seminar hours, and 200-240 internship placement hours. This is great way to explore your future career options, while having an amazing adventure abroad.

This program is administered by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) on behalf of an academic consortium of which the University of Iowa is a member. UI participants on the program join a group of students from other U.S. colleges and universities. University of Iowa students earn resident credit for this program.

Academic Program

Students enroll in 1 internship academic seminar course (6 sh) during the eight-week session:

  • One internship placement, with accompanying weekly seminar
  • Note: During the internship, students are expected to complete 200-240 internships placement hours, as well as 30 integrated academic seminar hours throughout the session

The internship selection process accounts for a student's job qualifications, background and professional attitude. Placements will be confirmed in advance of a student's departure from the United States. Final intern selections are determined by Indian firms and companies; as a result, placement at a particular organization is not guaranteed. Attendance is mandatory.

For updated course offerings, descriptions, and syllabi, visit CIEE's program webpage.

Excursions, Cultural Activities


Throughout their program, student interns will have an experience like no other as they encounter the industry, energy and diversity of one the most fascinating cities in the world.


Refine your resume and interviewing skills for the local business culture

Explore the professional working world of Singapore through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures

Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship


Program Dates

Summer – 8 weeks: Early/Mid-June to Early/Mid-August

For exact program dates, visit CIEE's program webpage.

Steps to Studying Abroad

  1. Before initiating an application with CIEE, students must complete a Discover Study Abroad session at the University of Iowa. 
  2. After completing the Discover Abroad session, students must call the Study Abroad office at 319-335-0353 to be assigned to the appropriate study abroad advisor.
  3. Once assigned, students must meet with their study abroad advisor to receive  program application instructions.


Study Abroad
1111 University Capitol Centre
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: 319-335-0353

CIEE Singapore

Mumbai, India Map

CIEE Singaoprei

At CIEE, students will find classrooms, a computer room, student services, the Language Resource Center and resident staff.

US Department of State Country Information

The US Department of State provides safety and security information for every country of the world to help you assess for yourself the risks of travel. Each country information page contains a Travel Advisory, Alerts, and other important details specific to that country that could affect you.

Pay close attention to the entry and exit requirements, local laws and customs, health conditions, and other details to help decide whether traveling to any given country is right for you. Non-US citizen travelers may also wish to seek guidance from the embassy of their country of citizenship. The UI International Travel Policy for Students addresses restrictions on student travel to high-risk locations and engagement in high-risk activities abroad.


This program is open to UI students who fulfill the following requirements:

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA: Students must have at minimum a 2.5 cumulative GPA to participate in this program.
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing: Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at the University of Iowa. Academic and disciplinary history will also be considered when determining whether a student is prepared to represent the University of Iowa as part of this program. Students who, even after being accepted into a program, are put on either academic and/or disciplinary probation for any period of time overlapping with the study abroad program dates are ineligible to study abroad. In these cases, students must forfeit their acceptance, will not be allowed to study abroad, and are wholly responsible for any and all financial expenses incurred.
  • Students can participate in this program as early as the summer after their freshman year.

Cost Sheets

2024 CIEE Internship Singapore: 6 credit hoursPDF

These documents outline the total estimated costs associated with participating in this program and can be used for financial aid purposes. It includes fees charged on students’ U-Bill (Course Fee, Study Abroad Fee, and Iowa Regents CISI Insurance) as well as out-of-pocket expenses. Actual out-of-pocket expenses will vary from individual to individual. Quoted estimates are conservatively high, yet realistic.

The cost sheet includes the Study Abroad Administrative Fee and Mandatory Iowa Regents CISI Travel Insurance.Please see the respective websites for further details. If the fee is inclusive of UI tuition, it is calculated by Current Tuition. Please contact your study abroad advisor with questions regarding this cost sheet - call 319-335-0353 to schedule an appointment.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Tokyo Sunset

Most financial aid (scholarships, grants, and loans) is applicable to study abroad programs. Please check the Study Abroad website for information on financial aid and how it may be applied to studying abroad. You are also encouraged to speak with someone at the Office of Student Financial Aid to explore financial aid options.

Scholarship opportunities exist for study abroad participants. Please explore Study Abroad’s websites for UI Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities and Non-UI External Awards.


How to Apply

Interested students should make an appointment with the designated UI Study Abroad advisor to discuss the program and the application process. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 319-335-0353. During the appointment, the advisor will provide full application instructions. Note: Application materials will not be reviewed unless a student has already met with the advisor to discuss the program.

The application process consists of the following steps:

• Complete the UI Online Application for Study Abroad. Applicants will be charged a $50 non-refundable application fee. As part of the UI Online Application for Study Abroad, applicants will need to upload a copy of their passport picture page, a list of courses to take while abroad, and a statement of purpose.

• Complete the CIEE Online Application.

Application Deadline

Applications are due on Feb 1st for Summer.

Post Acceptance

Acceptance into the applicant's chosen study abroad program is made by CIEE directly via an email to the applicant. This acceptance notification will refer the applicant to additional documents posted to the myCIEE account.

Confirmation of Participation - Summer 2020

If you received notification from both CIEE and your UI Study Abroad advisor that you have been accepted to participate in the Summer 2020 program, you must complete and submit the Confirmation of Participation form (posted below) by Feb 27th, 2020. The form should be submitted in person to the Study Abroad front desk (1111 University Capitol Centre). Before submitting the Confirmation of Participation form, carefully review the program costs and withdrawal policy found on the Application tab.

PDFCIEE Singapore Confirmation of Participation, Summer 2020

Health & Safety Planning

All students preparing to study abroad should review the following:

Iowa Regents CISI Health Insurance Information

Students are also encouraged to complete the Health Preparation Guide for International Travelform with their medical practitioner. This document is intended to help you plan for your medical needs abroad. Please DO NOT turn this form in to UI Study Abroad.

Financial Aid

For more information about receiving financial aid while studying abroad, please review the following:

UI Financial Aid Information


US passport holders must obtain a student visa from Spain in order to participate in this program. US passport holders should follow the batch processing visa application instructions provided by CIEE. If students do not participate in batch visa processing, they must apply for their student visa independently and present their application by appointment at the appropriate Spanish Consulate. The Consulate for all UI students is the Chicago Consulate; it is based the location of one's home university, not the state of origin. Students are ultimately responsible for obtaining the necessary visa to enter Spain.

Non-US passport holders should consult with CIEE regarding their visa requirements.

Flight/Travel Arrangements

Students may either book the group flight through CIEE or book a flight independently. Participants are responsible for being at the orientation site on time.


In order to prepare for your time abroad, you are required by the University of Iowa to complete two orientations. These may be in addition to orientations provided by your on-site provider.

Online Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation

You are required to complete the International Programs online “Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation” course distributed through ICON prior to departure. This orientation is mandatory for all students going abroad under the auspices of the University of Iowa. It covers many practical matters about living overseas, such as health and safety, communication, money, goals and much more. You will be enrolled in this course by International Programs and an email will be sent to you once enrolled. If you have any questions you can email

Program-Specific Orientation

This orientation will be facilitated by your study abroad advisor and will cover content specific to your program and host country. It could be conducted in a group setting or one-on-one. Your study abroad advisor will send you more information about this mandatory in-person session.