As part of their PhD studies, PhD students from NUGSE visit the University of Cambridge, UK or the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), USA for an 8-week study abroad. This year, three students went to Cambridge and the other three to UPenn. They participate in a wide range of academic and social activities at the host universities. They have group and one-on-one meetings with the professors, researchers, and PhD students to discuss their thesis research, share experience, and do networking. They also attend short courses, seminars, and conferences organized at the host universities. They use the libraries and other resources available at these universities to prepare their research proposals. By participating in a variety of socio-cultural events, these students develop an in-depth understanding of cultural diversities and common humanity.