Sixty-eight students from the Singapore Management University visited recently Higher Colleges of Technology – Dubai (HCT-Dubai)/Women’s campus.
The group was hosted for a half-day of activities by the third year financial services female students from HCT-Dubai.
The two groups of students interacted with each other using the “Buddy” system. Presentations were made by both groups to introduce their countries, cultures and their colleges. The Singapore students also enjoyed the movies “Al Kandora” and “Finding Mr. and Mrs. Right” which are directed and produced by Applied Communications students.
The financial services students also organized a traditional photo shoot allowing the guests to dress up in traditional Emirati costumes.
The Singapore students were also taken on a campus tour around the college. Mr. Jamie Stewart, Dean of business, Education and Leaning Resource and Dr. Monica Gallant, Chair of the Business Department at HCT-Dubai/ Women’s campus also attended the event.
The visit by the Singapore Management students is part of an ongoing partnership with HCT-Dubai. Later in the year the HCT-Dubai financial services female students would be travelling to Singapore on an International Study Tour and will be visiting the Singapore Management University. The two groups of students would also work together on a business case.
Sharmaine Neo Si Min, one of the student leaders from the visiting students was very impressed by event planning and especially the set-up of the venue, and the traditional majlis created by the hosts.
Aisha Al Kitbi, a DWC financial services student said: “It was a great experience to meet students from another country and be involved in such partnership. The thing that I am happy for is that the Singapore students enjoyed all activities we organized for them”.
The HCT-Dubai financial services students will reflect on their learning at the conference by submitting an individual reflective log as part of their assessment for their Investment Management Course.