Singapore Cultural Connections Trip

The Singapore Cultural Connections Trip is a new initiative to assist New Zealand schools to build cultural connections with schools in Singapore.

Asia New Zealand Foundation will host 10 participants on a six-day tour to Singapore from Sunday 6 July to Saturday 12 July (first week of the New Zealand school holidays).


The major purpose of the trip will be to establish cultural connections between students in New Zealand and Singapore. This will involve participants spending time in a Singaporean school. Principals will be expected to establish links between their school and the Singaporean school. Teachers will be expected to partner with local teachers to determine how they will establish sustainable connections between their students.

Educational connections


The Asia New Zealand Foundation covers all in-country costs including hotel accommodation, travel and meals related to the programme.

Participants will be responsible for their own airfares, travel insurance and personal spending money.

However, travel grants of $2000 per school will be offered where two participants are attending from the same school, for example the principal and a teacher.


Applicants must be:

  • A principal and another staff member (senior manager or teacher) from the same school (who must attend together).
  • A teacher from a school that already has an established relationship with a school in Singapore.

Application process

Your application should include:

  • A completed application form.
  • A covering letter outlining why you are interested in participating, what you hope to achieve for your students and staff by taking part, and a statement of commitment to establishing a relationship and building positive links with a school in Singapore.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and currently employed in a New Zealand school.

Key dates

Appplications have now closed.


For more information, contact our schools coordinator Yasheeka Bertram by email, or call 021 112 3697.

Last updated: 15 Dec 2014