Masters in Education Leadership
Higher Education Leadership in Malaysia and Singapore
Summer I faculty-led program in Malaysia and Singapore
Shocks and Jetlag
Since this is my first time travelling abroad I felt like I was on high alert. However, as the hours wore on me from the plane ride (24 hours) I felt out of my element. I realized too late that I had one too many bags and I kept misplacing my things. People asked me a lot for my passport or information for where I was heading. Personal advice, take one small bag to stay organized. You will be tired and the last thing you want is for something to be lost 🙂
I was surprised when I first arrived to Singapore was how many people spoke English. It was easy to navigate my way around the airport, find my hotel, and ask questions about basic needs. This was comforting and at times it felt like I was back home. My anxiety before my trip about English being my only language scared me. I learned that it is very common for the people of Singapore to know at least two to three languages. This method has encouraged me to take a language class when I return from my study abroad.
OK so if you want to get into a legitimate Taxi, make sure that it is metered. Many people can take advantage of the situation if you are not familiar with cost. Definitely download applications like Uber or apps for the subway system. Know what time they close as well. The group I am travelling with was warned before we left. I don’t know if I would have considered it but it is good to be over prepared than get a shocking bill.