International students play an important role in contributing to the multi-cultural character of SMU.

International students play an important role in contributing to the multi-cultural character of SMU. This diverse university population contributes significantly to cross-cultural understanding and allows for a deeper awareness of world issues.

Our Diversity, Inclusion & Integration (DII) team annually plans a series of social and recreational programmes to engage our international students. These activities provide opportunities for integration with the university community and are aimed at enhancing your student experience.

International and exchange students are in for a special treat, as our DII team at the Office of Dean of Students and student group SMU International Connections (SMU ICON) organise events and programmes specially designed to get you acquainted with Singapore and SMU! Most of these programmes are complimentary.


SMU Freshmen orientation

July/August 2017

Freshmen Orientation essentially marks the beginning of your university life where you uncover and understand the SMU CIRCLE values and the SMU way of life as a student. The orientation provides a full integration of the CCA CBds (Sports, Arts, Special Interests & Community Service) activities and this will offer you an engaging and meaningful experiential programme. You will also get the opportunity to learn about each other's personal values facilitated by your seniors, as part of the SMU LifeLessons experience. Over three days, friendships are formed, leadership skills gained and the collegial spirit takes root.

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*Organised by Office of Student Life

To welcome international freshmen and acquaint you with SMU, we are proud to bring you the ICON Camp to welcome you to SMU! Get ready for a host of fun and exciting activities that will bring the very best of Singapore to you, from a myriad of gastronomic delights to the sights of this city-state. Make lasting friendships as you meet other freshmen and seniors from SMU, and get to know what exciting opportunities SMU has to offer.

Please email dii@smu.edu.sg if you have not received any ICON Camp Welcome Message by 3 August 2017.

Buddy Programme

July 2017 onwards

Enjoy the privilege of having a SMU senior show you around campus and Singapore, answering any queries you may have about life in Singapore and at SMU. A well-received programme not to be missed!

Organised by SMU International Connections (ICON), the programme aims to provide a platform for local and international students to integrate on a personal level.

PRESIDENT'S WELCOME LUNCH

30 August 2017

Mingle with SMU Deans, Faculty and Staff over lunch, hosted by the SMU President, Arnoud de Meyer. These will, after all, be the crucial people with whom you will come into contact with over the next few years!

Time: 12noon – 2.00pm (Registration commences at 11.30am) 
Venue: SMU Li Ka Shing Library, The Quiet Area, Level 5

Host Programme

31 August 2017 (for Exchange students only) | 8 September 2017 (for Full-Time International Freshmen only) 

Be part of our friendship and cultural exchange programme where you'll be assigned a gracious and hospitable host. This programme does not include a home-stay, but promises to give you insights about living in Singapore, and help widen your network of friends.

31 August 2017 (for Exchange students only)
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Li Ka Shing Library, Quiet Area, Level 5
 
8 September 2017 (for Full-Time International Freshmen only)
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Rendezvous Hotel, Symphony Ballroom
 

Don't let your parents miss out on SMU International Parents' Day, the ONLY orientation programme exclusively for parents! At the event, parents will have the opportunity to have close interactions with faculty, staff, students, and alumni who will address any queries regarding university life at SMU and in Singapore. What's more, they will be brought around for a tour of our beautiful campus! This event is organised by SMU Ambassadorial Corps. Visit http://smuipd.webs.com or email asmu@sa.edu.smu.sg for more details. 

Time: 5.00pm – 9.15pm
 
Click here for story of a graduating International Student and his freshmen's experience.

 

 

Kindly register for our Orientation Programmes below:

 

FOR FULL-TIME INTERNATIONAL FRESHMEN

Register Here

To sign up for the Orientation Programmes, kindly register online by Monday, 31 July 2017.

FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Register Here

To sign up for the Welcome Activities, kindly register online by Monday, 31 July 2017.

FOR POST-GRAD STUDENTS

Register Here

To sign up for the Orientation Programmes, kindly register online by Monday, 31 July 2017.