General Inquiries

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE CAMP OR COURSE FEES?

 

The camp and course fees include all materials, as well as lunch, tea, and a welcome gift.

ARE MEALS PROVIDED? IF SO, WHICH MEALS?

Yes, lunch and tea are provided for all participants.

WHAT IF MY CHILD OR STUDENT HAS SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?

We certainly can accommodate different dietary requirements. When registering, please specify the participant’s special dietary requirements in the relevant section of the online Google form or the Excel registration sheet.

WHO ARE THE COACHES AND WHAT ARE THEIR QUALIFICATIONS?

We pride ourselves on having the best team of debate coaches in Singapore. All of our coaches and trainers are former or current debaters themselves, many of whom possess international as well as local experience, and have clinched numerous awards. Some have even represented Singapore at the World Schools Debating Championships.

 

Registration and Payment for all AXIOM programs

WHAT ARE THE AVAILABLE MODES OF PAYMENT?

The Global Citizen Pte Ltd currently accepts three main modes of payment:

  1. Cash

  2. Cheque made payable to “The Global Citizen Pte Ltd”

  3. Inter-bank transfer to DBS Current Account No. 107-902980-9.

WILL THERE BE ANY ADDITIONAL SURCHARGE FOR MAKING A PAYMENT VIA INTER-BANK TRANSFER?

No, there is no additional surcharge for payments made via inter-bank transfer, as long as the paying bank is based in Singapore.

IS PAYMENT VIA IFAAS AVAILABLE?

Unfortunately, payment via IFAAS is not currently available. However, all participants will be notified if and when payment via IFAAS is possible.

WHEN DO I HAVE TO MAKE PAYMENT BY?

All payments should be made within 14 days of registration. If an extension is required, kindly drop us an email at contact@theglobalcitizen.sg, and we will evaluate extensions on a case-by-case basis.  

HOW DO I KNOW IF PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED?

Upon successful receipt of payment, The Global Citizen will notify the payee that the payment process is complete. Participants can expect to hear back from us within 3 - 5 business days.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY REGISTRATION HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL?

 

After completing the online Google form or the Excel registration form, all participants will be notified of payment details. Registration is only complete when payment has been successfully received. Participants will receive a second email notification upon completion of the entire process.

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?

The Global Citizen maintains a strict no refund policy unless a refund request is made at least 2 weeks before the camp or course, and with a valid reason. All refund requests may be approved on a case-by-case basis.

 

Junior and Senior AXIOM

WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE ATTIRE FOR THE CAMP?

Students are to report on the first day of camp in jeans, any top of their choosing and covered footwear. They will be given a camp t-shirt which they are to wear on the second day of the camp with jeans.

WILL MY CHILD OR STUDENT HAVE TO STAY OVERNIGHT?

No. All the AXIOM programs are non-residential in nature.

WHERE DO I DROP OFF MY CHILD OR STUDENT ON THE FIRST DAY?

A precise drop-off point will be set up for each day. Parents or teachers will be given advanced notification and directions to the camp’s designated drop-off point. In the unlikely event that information about drop-off points is not provided 48 hours before the camp, you may drop us an email at contact@theglobalcitizen.sg.

WHAT MATERIALS DOES MY CHILD OR STUDENT HAVE TO BRING?

All materials and meals will be provided for, therefore students need only bring themselves and their preferred stationery.

HOW WILL MY CHILD OR STUDENT BE GROUPED DURING THE CAMP?

Students will be grouped accordingly to their relevant experience. In order to create the best experience for the students, teachers or parents should aim to complete the questionnaire in the registration form as accurately and as honestly as possible.

HOW WILL MY CHILD OR STUDENT BE ASSESSED?

Students will be assessed according to the Wits & Words rubric, which  assesses style, content, and strategy. More information will be provided during the camp.

WILL MY CHILD OR STUDENT BE AT A DISADVANTAGE IF HE OR SHE DOES NOT HAVE ANY DEBATING EXPERIENCE?

Not at all. The purpose of the AXIOM Debate Series is to provide different learning experiences for students with and without debating experience. As such, there will be absolutely no disadvantage or advantage to having prior debate related experience.

 

HOW WILL MY CHILD OR STUDENT BENEFIT FROM THIS CAMP IF HE OR SHE HAS ALREADY PARTICIPATED IN AT LEAST ONE TOURNAMENT?

Mastering the art of debate is a journey and there is always something new to learn. The AXIOM Debate Series is designed for both new and experienced students, with the latter learning more advanced strategies and techniques. Intermediate and advanced students will be trained in competitive debating to better prepare them for future tournaments.

IF MY CHILD OR STUDENT HAS FRIENDS OR TEAMMATES WHO HE OR SHE WOULD LIKE TO BE GROUPED WITH, IS THIS POSSIBLE?

Yes, this is absolutely possible. If you wish to make such a request kindly drop us an email at contact@theglobalcitizen.sg with the name of your child or student, as well as the names of his or her other friends or teammates. We will do our best to accommodate all requests.

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