Bridging Distances: Singapore, The Safe Study Abroad Destination Close to Home - SIM

Bridging Distances: Singapore, The Safe Study Abroad Destination Close to Home

The prospect of studying abroad is both exhilarating and daunting. Singapore, known for its robust economy and multicultural environment, is also a beacon of education in Southeast Asia. The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is one of the institutions attracting a diverse student body from across the region. For international students Singapore is not just a place to study; it’s a second home.

Safety: The Greatest Concern for Parents and Students

Singapore consistently ranks among the safest countries in the world. The low crime rate is a significant relief for parents sending their children abroad for studies. Rigorous laws and effective law enforcement ensure that safety is a paramount concern, which extends to the health and well-being of its residents and visitors. Closed circuit cameras by the Singapore Police Force is also widely scattered in housing estates and public areas, adding on to the sense of safety. This peace of mind is invaluable for students who are living away from their families for the first time.

Proximity: Closer Than You Think The Home Away from Home

The geographical location of Singapore in Southeast Asia makes it an accessible hub, well-connected to various major cities in the region. This proximity is crucial not just for ease of travel, but also for the psychological comfort of being close to home for international students at SIM. As Singapore is home to one of the best airports in the world,  Changi Airport boasts flight durations as short as 1.5 hours to a maximum of 7 hours, students from Myanmar, Thailand, Korea, Japan, China, and Indonesia find themselves within easy reach of home.

Cultural Inclusivity and Familiarity

Beyond mere geographical proximity and safety, Singapore’s rich tapestry of cultural diversity and inclusivity further enhances its appeal to international students. Singapore serves as a melting pot of cultures, with a harmonious blend of traditions, languages, and customs from various ethnic groups. SIM also has International Student clubs which help to create a familiar and welcoming atmosphere for international students, allowing them to connect with friends from similar backgrounds while easing their transition into academic and social life.


Recognizing the unique needs of international students, SIM offers comprehensive support services to facilitate their transition and integration into Singaporean society. The International Student Office (ISO) at SIM provides assistance and guidance to international students, offering a range of resources such as student pass application support and accommodation recommendations.

Studying in Singapore provides a safe environment and a home away from home, due to its proximity and cultural inclusiveness.  Whether it’s for a weekend visit home or having family over during the festive seasons, the closeness makes it even more feasible, reinforcing Singapore’s position as an ideal destination for higher education in Asia.

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