Philippines offer one of the finest education systems in Asian Continent. Study in Philippines is one of the best options for international students to pursue education completely in English, at a relatively low cost and high quality.
Philippines were an American colony for nearly 50 years thus English language has become the official language in Philippines. All most all Universities in Philippines offer medical education in English medium. MBBS Universities in Philippines follow the US system of education.
Philippines are the 3rd largest English language speaking nation in the world.
Study in Philippines offers comprehensive education and a multicultural study environment for international students. Philippines have the highest literacy rate of over 94%. Universities in Philippines are world renowned and offers globally recognized medical education.
Study MBBS in Philippines not just offer quality education MBBS Colleges in Philippines provide lot of recreation facilities to international students. International students tend to enjoy their stay in Philippines during their education period.
Study in Philippines is one of the most affordable in the world compared with other countries offering quality medical education. Living expenditure in Philippines is also very reasonable for students. An International student can manage with around Rs. 8,000-10,000 towards his living expenses if they are leading a normal life style.
In the Philippines, half of the foreign students come from East Asia, particularly from China, Korea, and Taiwan, according to the UNESCO.
While lots of foreign students are found anywhere in the world€"like in US, UK, Germany, France, Australia, or Japan€"some cannot ignore studying in the Philippines.
For example, Kwon Ka-young, a Korean university student who went to the Philippines last year to volunteer and study English said: €Studying in the Philippines helped me not only to improve my English skills but also to become more of a global citizen.€ Aside from Koreans, an increasing number of Americans, Koreans, Taiwanese, Chinese, and other foreigners also pursue their education in the country.
Why do some 5, 000 foreign students study here in the Philippines? Few countries in Asia can match the country when it comes to providing quality education and fun at the same time.
As the world's 3rd largest English-speaking nation, the Philippines provide huge knowledge resources, up-to-date instruction, and a multicultural learning atmosphere with its 93.9% literacy rate. It is home to a number of ISO-certified universities and 275 higher educational institutions identified as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development. There are also several international schools in the Philippines which are on American, British, German, Chinese, French, and Japanese educational tracks.
The business and accounting schools in the country adhere to the US' Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) while the engineering and marine schools are included in the APEC Engineer Registry and International Maritime Organization (IMO) white list. Students are also guaranteed of getting training from more than 115, 000 teachers with master's and doctorate degrees in the Philippines.
Foreign students do not only get the chance of earning excellent education, but they also find ways of enjoying their stay in the Philippines. After having serious lessons in their classrooms, they can relax by swimming, surfing, diving, and snorkeling in numerous pristine beaches anywhere, or unwind in some of the island's heritage sites like the man- made rice terraces, marine parks, mountains, underground rivers, and other tourist hideaways that depict Asian and European architecture. If these are not the places for them, they can still enjoy hanging out in countless five-star hotels and restaurants, entertainment shows, shopping malls, and cafes.
The Philippines is known for its people's hospitality and joyfulness. Visitors everywhere marvel at the way they are treated in each place they visit. They also enjoy the number of festivals that are held for every locality which reflects the country's rich and diverse culture and traditions. The Korean student Ka-young added: €One of my greatest curiosities in the Philippines is why Filipino festivals last for a week because usually, Korean festivals take place for only two or three days. I enjoyed the fiestas mainly the Ati-atihan, where Koreans and Filipinos all became one by dancing, singing, and even drinking together.
Studies also show that it is more affordable to study in the Philippines compared with other countries offering high quality education. It is because a person can live a modest lifestyle by only spending US$350 to US$500 a month.
Programs for mobile students:
To attract foreigners to pursue their education in the Philippines, the government prepared some programs to suit the students' needs.
One of these is the Philippine ESL (English as a Second Language) Tour Program,' in which the study of English forms part of a structured tour package. Studying English becomes more exciting and fun through dynamic and creative ways of learning where participants get to interact, practice, and use English more often in real-life settings through games, outdoor activities, excursions, and immersions. Aside from learning the English language, participants get to see the beautiful sceneries of the Philippine countryside and immerse with the local culture.
The duration of English courses vary depending on the needs and objectives of the student. Modules may range from one week to one month depending on the student's level of proficiency. Participants can choose among the 21 bi-authorized English language learning centers spread all over the country.
Source: Nasc Bglr