Summer Opportunities

Summer School Programmes Abroad

Some Urban Studies Majors spend their summers attending academic classes, workshops, and field-based courses as part of summer study programmes abroad. These programmes are great opportunities to explore new fields related to Urban Studies, connect with like-minded students and immerse yourself in new cultures.

You may refer to these websites for some possible programmes for the upcoming summer.

Summer Research in the Social Sciences

Yale-NUS College students are eligible to participate in the Summer Social Science Research program, which provides them with hands-on experience in social science research and methodology during the mid-year break. Students will be supervised by Urban Studies professors directly or remotely in conducting research activities that may range from surveys, lab work, fieldwork and archival research, to data collection and processing. The program includes a preliminary methodology workshop to prepare students for their research and a final colloquium in which they can share insights gleaned from the program and reflect on their contribution to the role of the social sciences in today’s world.

Students have been involved in the following research projects with Urban Studies faculty:

Prof Jane M. Jacobs: Visualizing Technological Innovation in Singapore’s HDB, 1960-1990.

Prof Jane M. Jacobs and Dr Cheng Yi’En: Liberal Arts Education and Citizenship in Asia. 

Prof Smith: Urbanization in Shekou Industrial Zone.

Prof Zuin: Informality and Service Provision in Cities of the Global South.

Prof Zuin: Water, Waste, and Poverty in Cities.

Urban Studies students interested in exploring possible avenues for summer research should consult the relevant Urban Studies faculty or look out for opportunities on Symplicity.