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Nanyang Technological University GEM Trailblazer Summer

About the Program

NTU offers 5 different study tracks during the summer. Students can take courses from multiple tracks if the timetables work. The 5 tracks are:

  1. Chinese Language & Cultural Studies – learn basic Chinese language skills and gain exposure to Chinese culture

  2. Entrepreneurship & Innovation Asia – develop fundamental entrepreneurship competencies, business acumen and stamina to build and grow businesses.

  3. Creative Design & Media – discover various genres of poetry, prose and film as the students recreate and tell their own Asian and Singapore journeys through writing, editing, and new media production tasks.

  4. Success in the Globalised Marketplace – offers a diverse range of courses from different disciplines all designed to support students to gain all-round insights into the global skillsets required for today’s competitive market place.

  5. New Technologies, New World - learn about new technologies such as bioprinting and their processes and applications to today's world.

Further information about the GEM Trailblazer Summer program. 

Program Dates

Depends on the tracks. The program runs from June to August.

Country
  • Singapore
Area(s) of study
ArtsChinese LanguageChinese StudiesCommerceCreative WritingEngineeringEntrepreneurshipManagementMedia StudiesScience
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • January 28, 2021

Additional Requirements or Restrictions

Applicants must achieve a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0/5.0.

Course Credits

Course load varies depending on the tracks. Each course worth 3 AU credits. 1 AU credit = 1 UBC credit. Please check the partner program page for details.

Transfer credits and evaluated courses at this university

Check out the courses that other students have transferred back to UBC in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this partner institution. This list is a general guideline only–research the partner's website for actual course offerings.

UBC Vancouver
Arts
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Foreign Policy Analysis
Partner course code: HA 2017
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-11
Commerce
UBC course: ANTH 100
Title: Cultural Intelligence: How to be an Explorer of the World
Partner course code: BU 8641
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-05
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Entrepreneurship & Marketing for New Ventures
Partner course code: ET 9131
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-29
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance
Partner course code: ET 9132
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-29
UBC course: COMM 464
Title: Digital Marketing - Connecting with Customers in Today's World
Partner course code: BM 2506
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-26
UBC course: COMM 465
Title: Marketing for the 21st Century
Partner course code: BU 8501
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-05
UBC course: COMM 473
Title: Business Finance
Partner course code: 102 MB
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-08
Science
UBC course: BIOL 2nd
Title: Molecular and Cell Biology 2
Partner course code: BS 2004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-05-24
UBC course: BIOL 310
Title: Animal Behavior
Partner course code: HP 3205
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-05-24
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Tropical Ecology
Partner course code: ES 3302
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-05-24
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Marine and Freshwater Ecology
Partner course code: ES 4303
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-05-24
UBC course: CPSC 2nd
Title: Algorithms
Partner course code: CZ 2001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-03-10
UBC course: CPSC 304
Title: Introduction to Database Systems
Partner course code: CZ 2007
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-03-10
UBC Okanagan
Management
UBC course: MGMT 3rd
Title: Green Marketing
Partner course code: AB 0501
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-16
UBC course: MGMT 3rd
Title: Innovation Marketing
Partner course code: BE 2502
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-14
UBC course: MGMT 3rd
Title: Marketing Relationships
Partner course code: BM 2503
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2020-01-14
UBC course: MGMT 3rd
Title: Marketing Health: Consumers’ Pursuit of Wellness
Partner course code: BU 8544
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-15
UBC course: MGMT 410
Title: Leadership in Organizations
Partner course code: AB 9602
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-14
UBC course: MGMT 442
Title: Market Behaviour
Partner course code: BM 2501
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-14
UBC course: MGMT 482
Title: Strategic Management
Partner course code: AB 3601
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-14
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: International Business Environment
Partner course code: BE 2501
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-19
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Digital Marketing
Partner course code: BM 2506
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-19
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Digital Marketing – Connecting with Customers in Today’s World
Partner course code: BM 2506
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-11
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Social Marketing: Making the world a better place
Partner course code: BU 8542
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-09
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Cultural Intelligence: How to be an explorer of the world
Partner course code: BU 8641
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-09
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Venturing Into Entrepreneurship
Partner course code: ET 9131
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-07-20

Tuition and Fees

There are a limited number of exchange spaces available, which will be assessed on a competitive basis. Under exchange, students pay UBC tuition for the number of credits they enroll in for this program.  If not selected to use an exchange space, students will pay tuition directly to the partner institution.

In both cases, the partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Complete your research about the summer abroad program and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (UBCV / UBCO), including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. If selecting a program that has limited enrolment (e.g. "Summer Exchange"), include a second choice as a backup on the same application by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "Summer Exchange" experience to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" experience to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select "Summer Exchange", be sure to include a backup choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program, a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted, after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university.

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Fee Adjustment Policy for Summer Abroad

The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.

If you are not matched to a partner university

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements

  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university

  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

If you withdraw from Go Global

To withdraw from your Go Global program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).

  • March 30: For summer programs

  • June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange

  • September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange

If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at go.global@ubc.ca.

Go Global Vancouver

Go Global's campus office is closed until further notice. At this time, you can contact Go Global by email, phone or virtually through Zoom.

If you need to book an advising appointment, please complete the online request form. Appointments will be held through Zoom or by phone.

Advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Program Dates

Depends on the tracks. The program runs from June to August.

Country
  • Singapore
Area(s) of study
ArtsChinese LanguageChinese StudiesCommerceCreative WritingEngineeringEntrepreneurshipManagementMedia StudiesScience
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • January 28, 2021