During the beginning of January I contacted my faculty and administrative contacts at NTU to sort out how to begin the Visa procedure, get some support regarding the housing situation and to set the dates for my planning trip during spring. Since my partner was pregnant at the time, she decided not to come on the planning trip. However, her two previous short visits to Singapore in 2013 and 2014 made her confident on what to expect living there for a couple of months.
During the contact with my faculty contacts at NTU via email, it became clear that the semester in Singapore starts in August. Hence, I needed to be in place at approximately mid August to begin my teaching. However, the semester ends (in contrast to Sweden) in the mid-December. This leaving us with the opportunity to go home to Sweden before Christmas.
We decided on me coming over to Singapore in mid-March, after recess week, to discuss details regarding teaching, VISA and housing in person.
Updated ToDo list:
- Visa. My partner should be eligible for a Long term visit pass according to the website of the Singaporean government.
- Housing. NTU Campus will be our first choice, other options should be close to the campus.
- Planning trip. Decided with NTU on the week that starts with March 12, 2018.