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Study missions to China and Vietnam for working adults

Published on Jan 23, 2014 8:12 AM
 

Civil servant Guan Wen Long will spend nine days in Beijing in March - but it will be no holiday.

The 31-year-old student at SIM University (UniSIM), which caters to working adults, will visit university campuses and study historical sites after taking up one of two new overseas study missions it has set up. The other is to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

Both continued education and training (CET) courses aim to give students an insight into two of Asia's fast-growing economies.

The nine-week China and Vietnam programmes start on Jan 29 and Feb 12 respectively. Enrolment closes on Jan 28. Seven students, with ages ranging from 23 to 51, have already signed up for each course. All are in full-time jobs in sectors such as government, finance, insurance, manufacturing and recreation.

 
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Background story

NO HOLIDAY

There will be structural academic work involved before and after the trip to give students a strong grounding on the background of the destination countries, and to help them analyse and reflect on their learning. It is not just a tour.

- Dr Teng Su Ching, UniSIM's director of CET