Quasimodo,Have you ever been to an Aussie, US or Euro University? Have you seen Asian students immersing tghemselves into the host country's culture, joining non-Asian clubs, engaging in cultural exchanges?
Yes in fact I’ve been to a Finnish university and also a French one. For your information, student exchange programmes are very popular and many NUS students, for example, go abroad for exchange every year. Have a look at
http://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/ar/2003/Web/S ... lights.htm
Competition is stiff - you would normally need an above than average grade and also a good extra-curricular record to go on an exchange programme. More would also have applied if they had the money to go overseas.In Academic Year (AY) 2003-2004, a total of 216 engineering students, representing 15% of the cohort went on student exchange, an increase of over 50% compared to AY2002-2003. These students went to 56 universities in 17 countries. In return, 210 students (double that of AY2002-2003) from 66 universities in 24 countries joined campus life at Kent Ridge and added a distinct global flavour.
I’d be careful with generalizations if I were you. You can’t just pass judgments like that because of TWO Singaporeans! By the way, have you ever thought how hard it might be on someone to be so far away from home for the first time and everything just seems so unfamiliar?I happeed to get to know two Singaporeans after about three years of sharing a class with them - their intention was to attend and graduate, not to contribute to the local country's culture.
People tend to stick to their own circle…have seen many Spaniards, Americans, Chinese…the list goes on… doing just that. It is simply human nature and there’s nothing wrong with it. When you’re in a foreign country, you tend to miss home and may find it easier to relate to someone coming from the same homecountry who speaks the same language. That doesn’t mean they don’t want to get to know people outside their own group. Sometimes it takes a simple gesture to break the ice.
Excuse me but please do not put words into my mouth. Not sure about it being anti-Asian but I’m PRETTY SURE this remarkWhat complete BS you write, and then disguise comments like the above as anti-Asian - how easy is that.
came from someone arrogant, so damn full of himself, and obviously does not think much of foreign students. As simple as that.one of my Universities in Sydney was cram-packed full of foreign students, though I fail to see how they contributed to any intelectual discourse above and beyond what was there anyway.
Here we go round and round again. Okay I concede defeat. I don't believe that I'm right just because I've repeated my points more times that people have.
My dear locallass, nothing I can do if people can’t read. And unfortunately for the both of you, I’m not one to sit by and let people walk all over me.
Hmmm…seems to me that some of the individuals who posted here aren’t so familiar with the education system in these countries. They were in fact surprised to find it free for non-EU citizens. Then again, they don’t come from the countries offering free education. Maybe this is why they got so worked up? Cos of something they never knew? And I also understand that people may say stuff they don’t really mean in a heated argument. So I’ll give them the full benefit of the doubt that one day they’ll be more accepting of people seeking education overseas – that they’re not all such bad people as you made them out to be.