University of Nottingham Malaysia
Centre for English Language and Foundation Education

Summer School: The Malaysian Experience


Summer School 
The Malaysian Experience 

The Malaysian Experience Summer School is designed to provide you with an exciting insight into key elements of the Malaysian culture within a community-based entrepreneurship setting. This immersion programme in a Malaysian Homestay community will enable you to gain a rich cultural experience through hands-on activities and interaction with the local community which will provide you with the opportunity to study and analyse diverse expressions of culture in the form of art, games, food, dance, crafts, festivals, and micro-industries, anchored on the concept of community-based tourism. Additionally, you will have the chance to explore a popular tourist destination near the Homestay, enjoy the excellent hospitality of Malaysians and appreciate the unique multi-cultural heritage of the Malaysia. 


Programme Structure and Highlights of Events 

1:  Arrival at UNMC
Welcome dinner
2:   Orientation
Theoretical foundations of culture, communication & entrepreneurship
Departure to field work location
Introduction to the community & welcome activities 
3: Cultural workshops
Perspectives on Inter-cultural communication
Understanding the entrepreneurship network of Homestays
4: Excursion 
Cultural Night 
5: Departure from Homestay
Arrival at the University 
6: Presentation of Findings and Portfolio
Farewell Lunch
End of Programme
Details of the programme may be subject to change where necessary without prior notice. 

Who is this programme for? 

The Malaysian Experience is primarily aimed at individuals who are interested in summer schools that are based on immersion activities that will provide experiential learning experiences in natural settings.  

The programme also caters for those who prefer to experience the culture of Malaysia by staying with local host-families where you learn by doing, observing, interacting and exchanging knowledge with members of the families and the local community.

All participants who successfully complete the summer school will receive a certificate from the University of Nottingham.  



Arrival: 7 August 2017, Monday
Departure: 12 August 2017, Saturday

Alternative dates can be arranged for groups of 20 students.

Please contact us for further details.

Programme cost

Fee per applicant: 

  • Malaysians: RM2,300.00
  • Non-Malaysians: USD550.00  

Cost includes

  • all classroom and support costs.
  • accommodation on campus premises and at field work location during the programme.  
  • all meals, workshops and activities at the fieldwork location, and all tea breaks,
    2 lunches and 1 dinner on campus.
  • all transportation during the programme, including excursion.  

Cost does not include

  • air-tickets
  • visas
  • travel insurance


The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (Directions)


Details of payment process will be provided together with the offer letter to successful applicants. 


Correspondence Details

For more information, please contact us at: 

+6(03) 8924 8271

Why choose us? 

Reasons to sign up 

How to apply 



Centre for English Language and Foundation Education

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8000
fax: +6 (03) 8924 8012

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