Student Activities

Whether you are an exchange student who has just arrived in Singapore, or an NUS student who’s keen to make new friends, our NUS Global Student Ambassadors (GSAs) have something for you! 

Our GSAs plan social activities which provide opportunities for inbound exchangers and NUS students to mingle, all while helping our inbound exchangers settle in to life in NUS and Singapore. 

Here are some of our signature activities:

 Event  Description   When?
Buddy Programme Get paired with an NUS buddy, and have your questions about NUS and Singapore answered even before your arrival!  Before week 0
Shopping Trip Hit the heartlands to get some basic necessities and learn more about our neighbourhoods!  Week 0
Around the School Tours Find out the best food stalls, study spots, and the fastest way to get to your classes. Go on a tour of NUS with us!  Week 0
Welcome Party Our official welcome to NUS!   Week 1
Food/Cultural Tours Find out more about Singapore's food and cultural heritage through our walking tours and games!  During semester
Singlish Workshop Learn and practice Singlish, Singapore's unofficial 5th language, at our Singlish workshop!  During semester
NUS/Exchanger Mixer Meet NUS students and other exchangers over food and drinks!  During semester
Farewell Party
Wrapping up the semester at NUS with a big bang!  Week 13

Join us as a Global Student Ambassador! 

Are you an NUS student who has enjoyed your study abroad experience? Want to help international exchange students navigate student life at NUS? Or simply want to share your knowledge with outbound juniors? Join us as an NUS Global Student Ambassador!

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Our GSAs:

  • Facilitate the organisation of social/integration activities for exchange students,

  • Answer questions about study abroad programmes via email, Discord, or in-person at the Global Lounge,

  • Lead campus tours for international visitors, and

  • Support other NUS Global initiatives (e.g. support NUS Go Global Fair, NUS Open Day). 

Recruitment typically starts at the end of Q1 and the role is a minimum one academic year (i.e. 2 semesters) commitment. Full-time NUS undergraduates (i.e. not on LOA or internships) are welcome to apply.

For more info, please email

Frequently Asked Questions

1. I’m an incoming exchange student at NUS. How do I apply to join these activities?

Look out for our emails in your inbox! These will be sent to the email address used during application, as well as your NUS student email. All exchange students visiting NUS for the upcoming semester will automatically be added to NUS Global’s mailing list. Do remember to check your spam folder too!

2. I’m an NUS student who would love to participate and help out on an adhoc basis at NUS Global events. Where do I sign up as a buddy volunteer?

We will send out an email to all NUS undergraduate students at the beginning of each semester. Subscribe to be on our buddy volunteer mailing list, and receive invitations to our events!

Contact Us

NUS Global Lounge Reception
Find us:
NUS Global Lounge
Level 1, Shaw Foundation Alumni House
11 Kent Ridge Drive, NUS
Singapore 119244
Nearest NUS bus stop: Opp NUSS
Opening hours:
11am to 5pm daily
Closed during weekends, public holidays, exams and NUS vacations

Chat with us on Discord at