• Discover the People you will meet
    in Yale-NUS

Yale-NUS students come from all around the world. Our inaugural class is represented by students from 25 different nationalities, and
they come from regions like Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South America , Africa, and Russia. They bring with them diverse
experiences, talent and leadership qualities.

  • Michael Moore-Jones

    Class of 2017

    New Zealand

    “I wanted two things in a university: to be able to do the liberal arts, and to live in Asia.”

  • Maria Camila Posse

    Class of 2017

    Colombia

    “I love how we, the students, are all so strikingly different…”

  • Maggie Schumann

    Class of 2017

    United States

    “This is my first time living abroad, and getting to know my new classmates has made that “global outlook” much more real…”

  • Mariel Chee

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “For once, I feel like my entire education is relevant to both my life and society. If what we learn matters, then it matters that we learn what matters!”

  • Raeden Richardson

    Class of 2017

    Australia

    “Sharing stories at the dinner table about adventures travelling solo has inspired me to take up the challenge to find myself in some tiny part of the world I thought I would never end up.”

  • John Micah Reid

    Class of 2017

    South Africa

    “From impromptu cooking sessions to hugs or help with homework, there will always be someone around for you.”

  • Rachel Ong

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “My classmates proactively initiate activities and are very passionate about what they do. It is infectious and I love it.”

  • Baoyun Cheo

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “More often than not our conversations from lecture halls and seminar rooms spill out to our dining hall and rooms…”

  • Chris Tee

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “The best moments in school aren’t always the ones that you have to fly halfway around the world for, sometimes it’s just a conversation amongst friends in the dorms that will last in your memory for a long time.”

  • Laureen Hollge

    Class of 2017

    Czech Republic

    “Our professors are not afraid to go crazy with us. For our Winter Ball, they dressed up as faculty from Hogwarts!”

  • Hoa

    Class of 2017

    Vietnam

    “Random Fact about Yale-NUS: we love food with an intense unrivaled passion.”

  • Adrian Stymne

    Class of 2017

    Sweden

    “I’m working in the neuroscience lab, and I have friends doing research on aging and cancer – nowhere else would such opportunities be given to freshmen!”

  • Daniel Soo

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “Some trivia for you: I wanted to be a farmer when I was young. I can’t squat. I did competitive canoeing for 6 years. I’m interested in meditation, and I fractured my arm for a girl before.”

  • Dylan Ho

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “I enjoy being unusual, quirky and weird. But I’m also a math and science kind of kid…”

  • Meddley Bordeau

    Class of 2017

    United States

    “Many people make up funny suite names like FUF (Funky Unicorns Forever), GAP…It’s very funny, and even if you are not physically part of the suite you can easily become an honorary member.”

  • Zachary Mahon

    Class of 2017

    Canada

    “I am really passionate about establishing the identity of the school and focusing on ensuring awesome residential life for everyone.”

  • Kevin Low

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “It’s so fun having all your closest friends just a corridor away, and being on campus around the clock means that there’s always something happening.”

  • Andrew Hui

    Assistant Professor of Humanities

    “In its highest form, I see my role in seminar as a conductor of an orchestra – he is silent but directs the musicians to play as beautifully as possible…”

  • Guillem Riambau Armet

    Assistant Professor of Social Sciences

    “I remember that Dean Bailey allowed me to use his image to create fake money for a lesson on Money in Comparative Social Institutions (CSI)…”

  • Matt Walker

    Assistant Professor of Humanities

    “Having graduated from a liberal arts college, I was excited by the prospect of working in (and helping to launch) a similar institution.”

  • Alex Cook

    Assistant Professor of Science

    “My favourite moments in teaching are when you see a student undergoing epiphany…”

  • Hui Khoon Ng

    Assistant Professor of Science

    “Random highlight of my experience so far: singing with the Lecture Notes during the end-of-semester dinner. It’s always fun when faculty do silly things, and yet students still give us such encouraging cheers!”

  • William Piel

    Assistant Professor of Science

    “As a biologist, it’s particularly exciting to be in the centre of the Asian tropics, with access to flora and fauna at all times of the year.”

  • Michael Maniates

    Professor of Social Sciences

    “One of my enduring research interests revolves around the most effective architecture of undergraduate interdisciplinary programs, and especially undergraduate programs in environmental studies…”

  • Rene Saran

    Associate Professor of Social Sciences

    “Applying economic theory to solve the problem of assigning students to Week 7 projects is one of my best moments at Yale-NUS…”

  • Adlin Zainal

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “People at Yale-NUS love celebrating birthdays, and more often than not, you’ll get a surprise at midnight!”

  • Anna Evtushenko

    Class of 2017

    Russia

    “Everyone at this school has a story that could be turned into a book (and perhaps one day it will be).”

  • Anne Caroline Franklin

    Class of 2017

    United States

    “Literature professors go to morning Science lectures just because they are interested, and vice versa.”

  • Lishani Indumini Ramanayake

    Class of 2018

    Sri Lanka

    “We can go from Game of Thrones to Sanskrit to U.S foreign policy to environmental studies in five minutes!”

  • Tiara Lui Ru Sing

    Class of 2019

    Singapore

    “The broad range of classes and diversity of clubs gives you the opportunity to try everything.”

  • Alysha Park

    Class of 2020

    South Korea

    “On a bus ride in Yogyakarta, I recall writing in my journal while listening to the local music flowing from the speakers of the bus — and thinking to myself, “I can’t believe that I’m actually here.” I was overwhelmed by the school’s dedication to creating diverse opportunities for us, the students. “

  • Rosario Carmen Guitan Denia

    Class of 2017

    Philippines
 

Yale-NUS students come from all around the world. Our inaugural class is represented by students from 25 different nationalities, and
they come from regions like Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South America , Africa, and Russia. They bring with them diverse
experiences, talent and leadership qualities.

  • Michael Moore-Jones

    Class of 2017

    New Zealand

    “I wanted two things in a university: to be able to do the liberal arts, and to live in Asia.”

  • Maria Camila Posse

    Class of 2017

    Colombia

    “I love how we, the students, are all so strikingly different…”

  • Maggie Schumann

    Class of 2017

    United States

    “This is my first time living abroad, and getting to know my new classmates has made that “global outlook” much more real…”

  • Mariel Chee

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “For once, I feel like my entire education is relevant to both my life and society. If what we learn matters, then it matters that we learn what matters!”

  • Raeden Richardson

    Class of 2017

    Australia

    “Sharing stories at the dinner table about adventures travelling solo has inspired me to take up the challenge to find myself in some tiny part of the world I thought I would never end up.”

  • John Micah Reid

    Class of 2017

    South Africa

    “From impromptu cooking sessions to hugs or help with homework, there will always be someone around for you.”

  • Rachel Ong

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “My classmates proactively initiate activities and are very passionate about what they do. It is infectious and I love it.”

  • Baoyun Cheo

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “More often than not our conversations from lecture halls and seminar rooms spill out to our dining hall and rooms…”

  • Chris Tee

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “The best moments in school aren’t always the ones that you have to fly halfway around the world for, sometimes it’s just a conversation amongst friends in the dorms that will last in your memory for a long time.”

  • Laureen Hollge

    Class of 2017

    Czech Republic

    “Our professors are not afraid to go crazy with us. For our Winter Ball, they dressed up as faculty from Hogwarts!”

  • Hoa

    Class of 2017

    Vietnam

    “Random Fact about Yale-NUS: we love food with an intense unrivaled passion.”

  • Adrian Stymne

    Class of 2017

    Sweden

    “I’m working in the neuroscience lab, and I have friends doing research on aging and cancer – nowhere else would such opportunities be given to freshmen!”

  • Daniel Soo

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “Some trivia for you: I wanted to be a farmer when I was young. I can’t squat. I did competitive canoeing for 6 years. I’m interested in meditation, and I fractured my arm for a girl before.”

  • Dylan Ho

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “I enjoy being unusual, quirky and weird. But I’m also a math and science kind of kid…”

  • Meddley Bordeau

    Class of 2017

    United States

    “Many people make up funny suite names like FUF (Funky Unicorns Forever), GAP…It’s very funny, and even if you are not physically part of the suite you can easily become an honorary member.”

  • Zachary Mahon

    Class of 2017

    Canada

    “I am really passionate about establishing the identity of the school and focusing on ensuring awesome residential life for everyone.”

  • Kevin Low

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “It’s so fun having all your closest friends just a corridor away, and being on campus around the clock means that there’s always something happening.”

  • Adlin Zainal

    Class of 2017

    Singapore

    “People at Yale-NUS love celebrating birthdays, and more often than not, you’ll get a surprise at midnight!”

  • Anna Evtushenko

    Class of 2017

    Russia

    “Everyone at this school has a story that could be turned into a book (and perhaps one day it will be).”

  • Anne Caroline Franklin

    Class of 2017

    United States

    “Literature professors go to morning Science lectures just because they are interested, and vice versa.”

  • Lishani Indumini Ramanayake

    Class of 2018

    Sri Lanka

    “We can go from Game of Thrones to Sanskrit to U.S foreign policy to environmental studies in five minutes!”

  • Tiara Lui Ru Sing

    Class of 2019

    Singapore

    “The broad range of classes and diversity of clubs gives you the opportunity to try everything.”

  • Alysha Park

    Class of 2020

    South Korea

    “On a bus ride in Yogyakarta, I recall writing in my journal while listening to the local music flowing from the speakers of the bus — and thinking to myself, “I can’t believe that I’m actually here.” I was overwhelmed by the school’s dedication to creating diverse opportunities for us, the students. “

  • Rosario Carmen Guitan Denia

    Class of 2017

    Philippines
 

Yale-NUS students come from all around the world. Our inaugural class is represented by students from 25 different nationalities, and
they come from regions like Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South America , Africa, and Russia. They bring with them diverse
experiences, talent and leadership qualities.

  • Andrew Hui

    Assistant Professor of Humanities

    “In its highest form, I see my role in seminar as a conductor of an orchestra – he is silent but directs the musicians to play as beautifully as possible…”

  • Guillem Riambau Armet

    Assistant Professor of Social Sciences

    “I remember that Dean Bailey allowed me to use his image to create fake money for a lesson on Money in Comparative Social Institutions (CSI)…”

  • Matt Walker

    Assistant Professor of Humanities

    “Having graduated from a liberal arts college, I was excited by the prospect of working in (and helping to launch) a similar institution.”

  • Alex Cook

    Assistant Professor of Science

    “My favourite moments in teaching are when you see a student undergoing epiphany…”

  • Hui Khoon Ng

    Assistant Professor of Science

    “Random highlight of my experience so far: singing with the Lecture Notes during the end-of-semester dinner. It’s always fun when faculty do silly things, and yet students still give us such encouraging cheers!”

  • William Piel

    Assistant Professor of Science

    “As a biologist, it’s particularly exciting to be in the centre of the Asian tropics, with access to flora and fauna at all times of the year.”

  • Michael Maniates

    Professor of Social Sciences

    “One of my enduring research interests revolves around the most effective architecture of undergraduate interdisciplinary programs, and especially undergraduate programs in environmental studies…”

  • Rene Saran

    Associate Professor of Social Sciences

    “Applying economic theory to solve the problem of assigning students to Week 7 projects is one of my best moments at Yale-NUS…”