Going Overseas For Advanced Reporting (GO-FAR)

Going Overseas For Advanced Reporting (GO-FAR) is a hands-on course in advanced journalism reporting that immerses students in the challenges of operating in another country and culture. Students prepare for their fieldwork by attending seminars and conducting independent research into the chosen location, then brain-storming for and pitching story ideas to lecturers while organising logistics of the trip.

Here are some of the past GO-FAR trips that students have undertaken:

  • 2005 – Aceh, Indonesia and Sri Lanka
  • 2006 – Nepal
  • 2007 – Laos
  • 2008 – Karnataka, India
  • 2009 – Bangladesh
  • 2010 – Timor Leste
  • 2011 – Southern Thailand
  • 2012 – Bhutan
  • 2013 – Japan 
  • 2014 – Sweden
  • 2015 – Myanmar
  • 2016 – Iran

  • 2017 – Seoul, South Korea
  • 2018 – Estonia
  • 2019 – Okinawa, Japan
  • 2020 - Singapore (COVID-19 restrictions)
  • 2021 - Singapore (COVID-19 restrictions)
  • 2022 - Berlin, Germany

Explore: GO-FAR 2022

In 2022, the GO-FAR team reported on the issues of migrants and refugees in the German capital against the backdrop of the ongoing Ukraine war.
This was the first time since the coronavirus pandemic that the team headed overseas, after two years of reporting in Singapore.





Explore: GO-FAR 2021

In 2021, the GO-FAR team stayed in Singapore and reported on how players, coaches, schools, academies and parents of young talent were stepping up to meet the government’s Unleash the Roar project to raise the standard of football here.




Explore: GO-FAR 2020

In 2020, the GO-FAR team stayed in Singapore and worked on a special report on migrant workers hit by the Covid-19 crisis, titled "Invisible Men".


Explore: GO-FAR 2019

In 2019, a team of students embarked on a trip to Okinawa to learn more about the island’s charms and secrets to longevity, chasing stories from seawalls to war tourism. Their work were then put together and showcased to the public through a book launch and photo exhibition titled GO-FAR 2019: Deep Dive Okinawa.​


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