The Philippines (Filipino: Pilipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas; RP), is an archipelagic nation located in Southeast Asia, with Manila as its capital city. The Philippine archipelago comprises 7,107 islands in the western Pacific Ocean, bordering countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Palau and the Republic of China, although it is the only Southeast Asian country to share no land borders with its neighbors.
The Philippines was formerly Spanish then an American colony. The Philippine Revolution was an attempt to gain independence from Spain, and later from the U.S. in the Philippine-American War. The Philippines ultimately gained its independence from the United States on July 4, 1946 after the Pacific War via the Treaty of Manila.
Why study in Philippines
- Quality medical education as recognized by World Health Organization (WHO), IMED of ECFMG- USA and similar other bodies.
- Inexpensive travel cost.
- Student-assisted visa application.
- Close proximity to other Asian countries
- Education gateway to other countries like the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, and many others
Education in Philippines
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.
Studying in the Philippines helped students not only to improve 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.
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$500 a month.
Students who choose to live off-campus should consider finding at least one roommate so that the rent and living expenses can be divided. With about 600,-US$, or 30,000 Peso, you can easily survive in the Philippines, if you find a reasonable cheap house in the province (not in the city of course) and live an easy live style. If you stay near a tourist place, you must see that you do not dive too deep into the nightlife, otherwise you will easily overshoot that amount. When you stay in an expensive condo or apartment in any bigger city in the Philippines. The longer you stay in the Philippines, the cheaper it will be as you get used to the local goods, which are usually much cheaper than imported ones, and an easy way of living.