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  1. “A Closer Community” ---Forge a closer community between local and international students! 

  2. About our project • foster long-term friendships between local and foreign students in schools, and hence better integrate into the local society • Activities • “Pay it Forward” Buddy System • “Cultural Salad” Community Exchange • “Make Yourself At Home” One-night Stay-over

  3. Why integration? • An increasing population of international students in Singapore • Importance of understanding colleagues of different races and cultures in a global working environment

  4. International students • More meaningful and memorable school life through making more friends • Increased personal development in the social aspect • Greater sense of belonging to local community • Greater understanding of the different cultures, lifestyles and personalities in Singapore

  5. Local students • Greater understanding of different cultures, lifestyles and personalities • Exposure of working with international students --> Able to experience and prepare for the future work life culture of working with people of diverse backgrounds • More meaningful and memorable school life with a wider variety of friends and experiences • Increased interpersonal skills

  6. Project Agenda“A closer community”

  7. “Pay it Forward” Buddy System • Pair foreign and local students • Participate in informal and fun activities such as • Community Work • Picnics • Amazing race “Pay It Forward” concept: each local student will bring a local friend along and each foreign student will bring a foreign student friend along, thereby merging their social network. We promise a fun-filled experience!

  8. Dates: Orientation! Picnic and Community Work! Mornings of 3 Saturdays!

  9. “Cultural Salad” Community exchange • Participants of different nationalities will be grouped together to work on the presentation of one culture • mini-carnival: set up a small booth showcasing aspects of Short sharing session by representatives from each country • a line-up of after-carnival activities • Ice-breaker games& Presentation of cultural icons • Teaching participants some skills on making friends • Debriefing & feedback session 

  10. Dates Orientation! Designing! Carnival!

  11. “Make Yourself At Home” • Pair foreign and local students (according to gender) • local students would host a stay-over for their partner. • fully immerse themselves in the Singaporean lifestyle • to simulate long-term international student homestay • better equipped with the skills in interacting with locals

  12. Dates Orientation! Free&easy stay over time rage! Wrap-up session!

  13. Calendar of events :“Pay It Forward” Buddy System :“Cultural Salad” Community Exchange :“Make Yourself At Home” Stay over Event Days :“Make Yourself At Home” Stay over period

  14. Thank you for your attentionCome and join us!

  15. Calendar of events :“Pay It Forward” Buddy System :“Cultural Salad” Community Exchange :“Make Yourself At Home” Stay over Event Days :“Make Yourself At Home” Stay over period