16 Aug '11, 12am

Jiao wei. _|_ Foreign students helps pull up standards and adds to diversity here, say local universities

Jiao wei. _|_ Foreign students helps pull up standards and adds to diversity here, say local universities

Social media firm Socialico was born out of the friendship between (above) Mr Damon, an Indonesian, and Mr Ng. Mr Irving, an Indonesian, chose to study here although he received an invitation from a US university. -- PHOTOS: COURTESY OF KEITH NG AND IRVING PAUL GIRSANG By Leonard Lim & Lin Zhaowei Mr Irving Paul Girsang received a personal invitation from Arizona State University after he topped his cohort at his high school, Santoh Thomas 1 Medan. Seniors whose grades were similar to his had bagged places in top American colleges like Columbia University, and he was thinking of going to Stanford University or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But in the end, the 21-year-old Indonesian chose to come to Singapore to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He is among the foreign students at the local universities - they ...

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