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If you have an idea that will help to bring fellow Singaporeans closer together, we will be happy to support. You can make it happen through the Overseas Singaporean Funding Programme (OSFP). We provide seed funding for ground-up initiatives that promote a sense of community and connection to home.

September 2016 Key Events

Purdue Mid-Autumn Festival 2016

Mid-Autumn Festival is one of our most significant cultural events back home in Singapore. Here in the US, it is not a recognized celebration. By hosting this event, we give Singaporeans here a chance to celebrate our culture and heritage. Bringing Singaporeans together, we are providing the opportunity for them to bond and strengthen their sense of community.

-15 Sep 2016
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September 2016 All Events

Labor Day Trip to Chicago

SSA Labor Day Chicago Trip is an annual event organized for the incoming Singapore students at UIUC. Our objectives are: Promote bonding within the SSA by initiating a new year of SSA students and fostering relationships for the upcoming year. This allows Singaporeans studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to stay in contact with the local Singaporean community which will certainly help them to return back to Singapore after their studies Provide new students with exposure to other aspects of US culture through experiencing the metropolitan life of Chicago, and celebrating and learning more about US holidays (Labor Day). This exposure allows a Singaporean perspective on the foreign environment in the US and to also appreciate and contrast the development of Singapore against a new environment, further helping them to get used to life in the US and to also appreciate what we have back in Singapore that we must always treasure Help students adapt to a new lifestyle, bringing them to purchase essential items for a new environment (winter clothing etc.), as well as providing students with a platform to exchange experiences and advice to better prepare them for the year ahead. This serves to help establish the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Singapore Student’s Association as a “home away from home” for Singaporeans in the community, and to further enhance and strengthen our links with Singapore The event will comprise a city tour of Chicago and a fireworks display on the first day, followed by a day of shopping at Aurora Outlet Mall to allow students to purchase any items they would require for the coming year. Students are free to mingle among themselves throughout the course of the two day event to get to know each other better.

-03 Sep 2016
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University of Chicago Freshmen Sendoff

University of Chicago Freshmen Sendoff

The event hopes to connect our incoming Singaporean students with some of the current and past members of the Singaporean and Malaysian Student Union (SAMSU) here at UChicago. Through this snack and chat event, we hope to help ease our incoming freshmen's transition to college by providing them with people to answer their various questions. We also intend to organize various (appropriate and safe) icebreakers and games to help them find comfort in knowing they'll have a community to rely on upon matriculating at UChicago.

-03 Sep 2016
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Welcome Reception for Incoming Students to the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area

This is a welcome reception for incoming students organized by the Johns Hopkins Singapore Student Association and the Johns Hopkins Singapore Graduate Association. We welcome all Singaporeans in Baltimore / Maryland / Washington DC, including incoming students from other colleges, just let us know in advance. Join us to find out more about the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area, Singaporean trivia, good food and great company!

-04 Sep 2016
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