Singapore & Seoul Study Tour

Please note, the deadline to register is 11:59 PM EST on Monday, February 13th, 2023.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact us at

Trip Overview

Study Tours give MBA students the opportunity to explore the economic, political, and cultural contexts of business in regions around the world. Tours are proposed by students, who then partner with faculty and staff mentors to plan the tour content and logistics. A student organizing team identifies a theme they are passionate about and designs a series of for credit classes and a 2 week trip in March, during SIP and Spring Break, to explore this in detail. Student participants have the opportunity to learn about the theme and experience specific challenges associated with it first-hand. In addition they meet, learn from, and exchange ideas with business and government leaders outside of the US.

Important Trip Information

Please see below for important trip information and registration support.

  • Hotel Address Singapore: 6 Fort Canning Rd, Singapore

  • Hotel Address Seoul: 36 Samil-daero 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • When registering, please create an account so you can log back in to change any information, if needed.

  • Please select quantity “1” for the trip package during registration. All other extras are optional depending on your travel plans.

  • Please note, the trip cost is fully non-refundable upon registration.

  • Given the trip is non-refundable, we strongly advise students to purchase travel insurance. You can purchase travel insurance using the link here, or find your carrier of choice in an open marketplace.

COVID 19 Information

Please see below for important information pertaining to COVID-19 and travel.

**Please note: Please check COVID guidelines for any country that you will transit through during a connecting flight, as many restrictions will still apply even in transit.


Up-to-date requirements for US travelers can be found on the embassy website here.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? Yes (subject to restrictions as noted below)
    • Travelers born on or after January 1, 2010, are exempted from COVID-19 border measures.
    • Travelers born on or before December 31, 2009, may enter Singapore without testing or quarantine if they are fully vaccinated with a WHO-EUL vaccine and can show proof of vaccination.
    • Please refer to the following page for information on entering, transiting, or departing Singapore, including definitions and acceptable proof of vaccination: .
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No, if fully vaccinated
    • Travelers who are not fully vaccinated are required to take a pre-departure test and purchase COVID-19 travel insurance. Please refer to the requirements at the following page: .
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No

All travelers are required to submit your SG Arrival Card before arriving in Singapore, except:

  • Those transiting/transferring through Singapore without seeking immigration clearance; and
  • Residents traveling through the land checkpoints.

Please note that the SG Arrival Card is not a visa. Please refer to SG Arrival Card e-Service for more information. Things to note when submitting the SG Arrival Card:

  • Submit your SG Arrival Card within three (3) days prior to the date of arrival in Singapore. For example, travelers arriving in Singapore on 30 Jun 2020, can only submit their declaration from 28 Jun 2020 onwards. This is to avoid unnecessary delays during immigration clearance.
  • Submit your SG Arrival Card via or through the official “MyICA” mobile application that can be downloaded for free from either the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android). Beware of potential phishing sites if you choose to submit the SG Arrival Card through unofficial channels.
  • Submission via the official SG Arrival Card e-Service is free of charge. ICA does not support or endorse services offered by commercial entities who provide assistance in submitting the SG Arrival Card at a fee. Please refer to advisory for more information.

From 11 March 2022, all foreign visitors arriving in Singapore will be notified digitally of their Visit Pass (e-Pass) through email. There will not be any endorsement on your passport. The e-Pass notification will indicate the period of stay granted and last day of stay allowed. Please ensure that you provide a valid email address when submitting the SG Arrival Card.

Visa Requirements:

  • US Passport Holders (regular, official and diplomatic) do not require a visa to enter Singapore for business or for social visit purposes. They must, however, meet the entry requirements as mentioned above.
  • If you hold a travel document issued by one of the countries or places listed here, you will require a valid Singapore entry visa to travel to, and seek entry, into Singapore.


Up-to-date requirements for US travelers can be found on the embassy website here.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Travelers are encouraged to register their travel and health information through the Quarantine COVID19 Defence (Q-Code) system BEFORE traveling to Korea in order to streamline the airport arrival process. (Travelers from China, Hong Kong, or Macau are required to register their travel and health information through Q-Code before departure.)
  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No. Although this requirement was removed beginning September 3, 2022, it is still required for travelers arriving from China, Hong Kong, or Macau.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes. Arriving passengers will experience some combination of temperature screening, health questionnaires, quarantines, and/or COVID-tests, depending on points of departure, visa status, and nationality.

Visa Requirements:

  • For travel after September 1, 2021, you must have a valid U.S. passport and a visa or an approved Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea. Most U.S. and several other passport holders traveling to Korea for tourism or business purposes for less than 90 days can obtain a K-ETA. Apply at the K-ETA website for 10,000KRW. The fee is non-refundable even if the application is denied. Travelers must apply for the K-ETA at least 24 hours prior to boarding a flight or ship bound for Korea. Please note, your in-country point of contact is the hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Josun, Seoul Myeongdong.
  • For those who are not eligible for K-ETA, a tourist or business visa application is required. There is a requirement for consulates in the Northeast that the applicant must have proof of living in the U.S. for 2+ years in order to apply for the visa at their office. This applies to both visa types. Please note, the requirements vary between consulates, so it may be necessary to apply from a different consulate. We recommend calling different consulates to confirm their visa application requirements. If more support is needed with the process, we recommend contacting a visa provider that specializes in the process, such as CIBT or Travel Visa Pro.