Why Should you Study Abroad?
Study abroad to build skills and knowledge, prepare to solve the world’s toughest challenges, and compete in the 21st century workforce.
As a future global leader, you need to feel at home in a fast-changing world. By studying abroad, you will experience new perspectives, learn how to navigate different cultures, work with diverse peers, and communicate in other languages.
Whether you are a future innovator, entrepreneur, manager or leader, these are the skills that will prepare you to solve the world’s toughest challenges, make you more competitive in the job market, and transform you into a responsible, engaged citizen.
An international experience should be part of your education, whatever your goals, socioeconomic status, or field of study.
What are the Study Abroad Benefits?
When considering your various options, did you ever think about going abroad for your studies? While leaving your home country can involve challenges and even risks, it can also yield substantial rewards.
Why study abroad in Singapore?
With so many universities to choose from in top destinations around the world, what attracts so many students to Singapore? And why is EHL the first choice of students seeking a hospitality school in Singapore?
For such a small country, Singapore is a leading global destination for business, innovation and education. For its high quality universities and excellent student life conditions, Singapore recently ranked number 15 among the best cities in the world to study (QS Best Student Cities 2019).
More importantly, Singapore is an ideal place to study hospitality and these are all the reasons why EHL chose Singapore for the site of a new campus.
Singapore Key Facts
- It’s an island City-state
- It’s tiny: 682.7 square kilometers
- It’s densely populated: 5.6 million inhabitants
- It's buzzing: 17M international tourists yearly
- It's a student paradise: 75,000 international students
- It's climate is appealing: 25-32°C year-round
- It’s multicultural: one-third international residents
- It has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil
- 1 SGD =~ 0.71 CHF
High Quality Education: Singapore has one of the World’s Top Ranked Education Systems
Singapore’s education system has proven to be one of the best in the world. Singapore students continually rank among some of the best in the world, especially in the areas of math and science. Singapore also applies rigorous standards to private institutions operating within the country. EHL received EduTrust certification, a scheme ensuring the quality of the education provided in Singapore and the protection of students.
Singapore Offers On-Point Hospitality
The hospitality scene in Singapore is top-notch, boasting everything from 5-Star hotel experiences to
Singapore is Among the World’s Easiest Places to do Business
Singapore is an ideal place to study business being a major hub where many multinational companies choose to open regional headquarters. It is also ranked the 2nd easiest place to do business and it is one of the four “Asian Tigers” (along with South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan) which are classified by strong economic growth.
Singapore is an Innovation Leader
For a small country, Singapore is a giant in the realms of higher education and research, and it has been recognized several times as a world leader in innovation over the past decade. It ranked number eight in INSEAD’s Global Innovation Index (2019) but it was ranked number one in Asia and number one in the Innovation Input Sub-Index. It is ranked number one in IMD’s World Competitiveness Rankings (2019).
Singapore is the Switzerland of Asia
The country is small, wealthy country, clean, safe, high standard of living, finance hub, politically and socially stable.
Singapore is a Center for Culture & Entertainment
With its racially diverse population, melting pot of ethnic cultures and diverse religious traditions, Singapore is a city that epitomises the beauty of multiculturalism.
Singapore is the most religiously diverse country in the world.
Besides traditional culture, the arts scene is thriving, with many exhibitions, concerts and festivals.
It is an ideal location to get a taste of diverse Asian cultures and have a variety of adventures.
Singapore is a Foodies' Paradise
Singapore is famous for its hawker culture (foodcourts) where modern chefs sling world-class cuisine at fast food prices. It is therefore an ideal place to experience the latest trends in Asian and Indian culinary arts with food from around the world and for every taste.
- 39 Michelin-starred Restaurants including 1* street food at 10 CHF!
- 114 Hawker Centres (food courts)
- 2 new restaurants open every day
Singapore for Shopping Lovers
Being one of the most vibrant shopping hubs in Asia with hundreds of shopping centres, Singapore is a fashion paradise for millions of tourists, who come not only to see the sights but also to get the most fashionable items.