Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER)

The NUS Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) is a programme designed to familiarise students with the diverse socio-cultural-economic environments of new and fast-evolving regions through a mix of classroom-based learning and experiential site visits. Inaugurated in December 2010, the STEER programme has expanded to include countries in Southeast Asia (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam), Asia (China, India, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka), Central America (Costa Rica, Panama), Latin America (Brazil), the Middle East (Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Eastern Europe (Hungary, Poland) and Southern Africa (Botswana, Zimbabwe).

NUS STEER programmes are designed to be thematic and help our undergraduates break existing mindsets about these emerging regions through participation in an immersive educational and cultural experience.

In 2017, more than 250 students returned from our STEER programmes with rich experiences and deeper first-hand knowledge of the countries they visited. This year, STEER aims to continue bringing students to exciting destinations in Southeast Asia, Asia, Central Asia and Southeastern Europe. Look out for more details below!

Click on the links below to learn more about our upcoming STEER programmes in May to July 2018:

STEER Homecoming Event

Biannually, in February and August, GRO organises a STEER Homecoming Event for our immediate past STEER participants to share their STEER highlights and experiences with one another. Additionally, these programmes serve to share with all our STEER partners in the various NUS units and the student participants the insightful learning points and best practices of these study trips.

Past STEER Programmes

Click on the links below to learn more about our past STEER programmes:


For further queries on STEER programmes, please contact us here