For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Singapore Experiential Learning 2019
Based on the generally accepted premise that learning occurs through application, Experiential Learning is a critical component of education in Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA). The International Maritime Business (IMB) major has incorporated this into the curriculum, ensuring proper integration between the global experience and the educational value that can be derived from it. All sophomore students are engaged in a three to five week faculty led program which is divided into three segments. This Singapore trip included a pre-departure awareness and understanding segment, a three week travel program, and a post-travel assessment and reflection activity involving a presentation and final report submission. In the learn-do-learn tradition of MMA, the centerpiece of this course is the three week field study absorbs the practical and cultural implications of international maritime business.The main corporate partners in Singapore were ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) and APL (American President Lines). Students were given preparatory assignments to familiarize themselves with the port infrastructure and the tremendous efficiency of Singapore. They were exposed to various maritime businesses in Singapore. They received the business overviews from various companies allowing them to grasp the functions of world leaders in maritime business in a global hub. Several field and institutional trips were arranged that included Keppel, SembCorp Marine, Port of Singapore Authority, Singapore Maritime Foundation, PSA marine, Scorpio Asia, Integra Singapore to name a few. The cadets followed a well defined schedule on location. They were expected to visit various maritime business interests, participate in industry talks and seminars as worthy ambassadors of MMA and the IMB program.
Participants of the Singapore Experiential Learning Trip:
Faulty lead: Dr. Bani Ghosh
Rate: 1C Ian Costello
This experiential learning trip to Singapore was a tremendous success. There were no illnesses and the whole program was conducted in a seamless manner. All our hosts were impressed by the professionalism of the students and how engaged they were at the meetings. The team maintained a very interesting web presence on the Share the Experience MMA webpage throughout the trip.