Term Holidays for local University students

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Term Holidays for local University students

Postby Fairy » Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:12 pm

Just returned from year end holiday with my family and wonders if it would be equally easy to plan our next family vacation in the future as my younger child enters uni next year.

My dc1 will be doing his 2nd year NS and dc2 will be entering uni come 2016.

Can any parent with children in uni share how you schedule your family vacation? What are the best periods of the year to slot in family holidays? Can it still be during the year end season?

Looking forward to tips and advice from fellow ksp members.

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Re: Term Holidays for local University students

Postby havok_ex » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:24 pm

You can google online for the university's academic calender. It really depends on which uni your child is in. If she is entering in 2016 then you are looking for Academic Year 2016-2017 calender.

NUS: https://share.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info ... 6-2017.pdf
NTU: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Students/Undergra ... 16-17.aspx

SMU: http://info.smu.edu.sg/courses/acad_cal ... 016-17.pdf

December vacation period for these 3 universities is approximately from 5 Dec to 9 Jan.

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Uni vacation

Postby nani » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:26 pm

Hi

anyone can advice for nus/ntu vacations in june & dec, do they still have to go back for projects etc?

Appreciate an urgent reply. Thanks

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Re: Uni vacation

Postby kennethTutor » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:36 am

nani wrote:Hi

anyone can advice for nus/ntu vacations in june & dec, do they still have to go back for projects etc?

Appreciate an urgent reply. Thanks


June holiday is the long holiday. Typically it starts mid-late May and ends by early August.

December holiday is the short one. Typically it ends early January.


For academic projects, some projects may last an entire academic year. For example, my Final Year Project (Engineering major) started from July and ended May the next year. My December holidays was mostly spent in school.

Check with your school's office if there's any such projects. They should be able to help you.


For non-academic projects (e.g. CCA or hall-related), students can be quite active during the holidays.

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Re: Uni vacation

Postby nani » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:33 am

Thanks for your input.

So the final year is as good as no vacation break. May I know for the non-academic in Dec is it compulsory? What are the consequences if we do not attend.

Reason asking as my family intend to be away for the whole month.

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Re: Uni vacation

Postby zbear » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:08 am

I didn't know Uni vacation falls at the same time as Pri/Sec/JC holidays so again, going away on holiday will be during peak season.

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Re: Uni vacation

Postby nani » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:46 am

Peak season is one thing but no choice that's when family can get together for a vacation.

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Re: Uni vacation

Postby CarrotTree » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:48 am

kennethTutor wrote:
nani wrote:Hi

anyone can advice for nus/ntu vacations in june & dec, do they still have to go back for projects etc?

Appreciate an urgent reply. Thanks


June holiday is the long holiday. Typically it starts mid-late May and ends by early August.

December holiday is the short one. Typically it ends early January.


For academic projects, some projects may last an entire academic year. For example, my Final Year Project (Engineering major) started from July and ended May the next year. My December holidays was mostly spent in school.

Check with your school's office if there's any such projects. They should be able to help you.


For non-academic projects (e.g. CCA or hall-related), students can be quite active during the holidays.



Does this also mean that the student's internship ( overseas or local ) also fall during their holiday break? so it quite difficult to plan for all in the family when there are those in secondary level

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Re: Uni vacation

Postby zbear » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:34 am

nani wrote:Peak season is one thing but no choice that's when family can get together for a vacation.


I also have a difficult time trying to plan a family holiday as both my kids have their own activities n dates always clash.

:mad:

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Re: Uni vacation

Postby mathtuition88 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:35 am

For most students, internship is optional.

In NUS, from experience, during vacations there is most likely nothing ongoing, unless the student signs up for (optional) vacation courses/internship/exchange.

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