The Straits Times carried a feature story on Yale-NUS students venturing out of the classrooms for week-long projects. Called “Week Seven: Learning Across Boundaries”, the project was part of their first-year curriculum, and aimed to take them out of the classroom to learn about topics in real-world contexts. Split into 12 groups, the inaugural batch of 155 Yale-NUS College students were assigned different projects, each guided by a few faculty members. A total of 23 faculty members were involved. Five of the 12 projects had overseas components, taking students to as far as Greece to learn about its ancient and modern culture.