Studying in the Philippines

By: The GoAbroad Team
Posted on: Philippines, Studying

Philippines have a 90% literacy rate. It proves that Education is of primary concern in the country. Needless to say, a lot of foreigners from various countries and different nationalities often travel to the Philippines for education. Philippines is the largest English-speaking country in the Southeast Asian region. English is used as a medium of instruction in higher education. Most of the information in the office and communication media are all written in English. This is also evidenced by quite a number of English newspapers, radio stations, television stations scattered in the entire archipelago. Also, Filipinos are considered one of the most competent English speakers in the world. It is known for its highest standards of education, high-caliber educational institutions including the premier university of the land, the University of the Philippines. The country is one of the major exporters of English teachers, nurses and skilled workers abroad. Now it has engaged in the emerging industry of ESL schools.

Koreans, Japanese are the major clientele of ESL schools in Manila and other urban cities like Cebu. It offers 3-month to 6-month English language courses. Online English teaching is done in some other areas of the country mostly to Japanese English students. Apart from competence, cost is also a major consideration in studying. As compared to other Asian countries Philippine Education is more affordable. The culture is much easy to adopt with. People are more hospitable and the environment is more open and less hostile.

After an English course, foreign students keep coming back to visit the Philippines to travel and friend visits.

If you are interested in studying in the Philippines, search GoAbroad.com's Directory for Study Abroad in the Philippines.

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