An archipelago of 7,641 islands in Southeast Asia, the Philippines is a cultural mosaic where vibrant cultures, diverse languages, and timeless traditions intertwine harmoniously. Out of the 7000+ islands, only 2000 are inhabited and consist of rice paddies, mega-metropolises, diverse wildlife, and scintillating beaches.
The economy of the Philippines is a dynamic and rapidly growing force in Southeast Asia. Over the years, it has experienced consistent economic growth driven by sectors such as BPO, remittances from overseas Filipino workers, manufacturing, and tourism. The Philippines has also demonstrated a strong commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals by implementing various initiatives and policies to address social, economic, and environmental challenges. The government has also prioritized poverty eradication, quality education, gender equality, and environmental conservation.
The Philippines has a diverse cultural heritage influenced by its indigenous people, Malay heritage, Spanish colonization, and American occupation. It is also a linguistically diverse country with more than 180 languages. However, only Filipino and English are the official languages of the country.
With its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and breathtaking natural landscapes, the Philippines is one of the most sought-after destinations in Asia for travelers. Manila, the bustling capital city of the Philippines, is a fusion of old-world charm and modernity. From historical landmarks such as Intramuros (a walled city) to world-class museums, Manila offers a diverse array of experiences for its travelers. The Philippines, being one of the most diverse countries in Asia, makes for a great destination for an enriching experience.
We Deliver Different Types of Programs in Philippines
Faculty-led programs in the Philippines are a curated blend of intellectual and cultural experiences based on unique and relevant themes. We collaborate with the faculty to arrange engaging and pertinent company visits, lectures by subject matter experts, and cultural experiences. The program’s goal is to help students achieve faculty-envisioned learning objectives while creating meaningful experiences for themselves. The faculty-led programs can either be available as custom or featured programs, depending upon the requirement of the institution.
Fun in Philippines
Dive into its crystal-clear waters, hike through its lush mountains, or explore its colorful festivals; every moment in the Philippines is filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories.
FAQs About Philippines
The Philippines is generally considered a safe destination for travellers. However, it is always advisable to take precautions and stay informed about any specific safety guidelines or recommendations in the area where you will be travelling.
The official languages of the Philippines are Filipino and English. However, English is widely spoken in the Philippines, and communication should not be a problem for English-speaking travelers.
The program group will be accompanied by the Authentica team member(s), who will be available 24X7 during the program. They have also been certified by the Red Cross in first-aid emergency training. In case of an emergency, measures will be taken in real-time.
Filipinos are generally considered warm and friendly. It is customary to greet people with a smile, a nod, or a handshake. In some Filipino households and establishments, it is customary to remove shoes before entering. Look for cues such as a shoe rack or something similar.
The Philippines has a decent internet connectivity across the country. However, the availability of phone and internet connectivity will depend on the city/village chosen for the immersion program. Students can also purchase local SIMs, at an additional cost, for data, calls, and texts.
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