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Are there options for an American to go to school in the Philippines?

I am curious about my options of continuing my education in the Philippines. As of now I am planning to become a chemical engineer, but not being near my fiancee is becoming extremely trying... She is unable to come here for 10 years, and I plan on moving there once I get my degree. My question is; would it be a significant disadvantage to go to school in the Philippines? I know very little tagalog as of now. If it is a seemingly good idea, what are some details I should look at? Names of colleges?

Asked By: Robbie - 8/25/2008
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No offense to the homeland and I'm not tryin' to "hate" on the educational system there, but why would you wanna go to a school there when you have a plethora of institutions globally recognized right here... More
Answered By: ? - 8/26/2008
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Since Philippine Education is patterned from the U.S., the Filipino attitude of welcoming foreigners and everybody speaks American English, you can easily be assimilated to the Filipino meanstream in the University. However, one great disadvantage of having a degree here is that you as well is required to take a state-... More
Answered By: ? - 8/25/2008
 
University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City (Metro Manila); especially if you wanna take up higher courses in engineering. The medium of instruction is English. You'll have classmates who speak English; they can teach you the local language (not just Tagalog) as you go along. You can stay at the International... More
Answered By: armarx - 8/25/2008
 
De La Salle University (2401 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila) is the premier school for the Sciences and Engineering in the Philippines. It has world-class facilities, a large international student body, an autonomous student council, affiliated with lots of institutions from around the world, and is the premier research... More
Answered By: Matt T - 8/26/2008
 
Tagolog is not necessary for studying there. English is the main language of instruction at that level. However, Philippines universities are not known to be at the level of Western countries. If you're just going to work in Philippines, it'd be more than fine, though. Just look for the best one that teaches what... More
Answered By: Jakob the Liar eats Gumbo Shrimp - 8/26/2008
 
Im goin to college in the philippines and im american! i think its more funner there cuz u can practically do WHATEVER you want and get away with it...unlike here....for schools id say the best are in Luzon...around Manila and stuff....Unless you want to go to school in like Mindanao and get kidnapped by the many... More
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Answered By: Cache J - 8/26/2008
 
you dont need to speak tagalog to attend schools here in the phils. for college education, studying in the phils is good choice. some schools you can consider for engineering degree - PUP, PLM, Mapua and UP
Answered By: ako ay pilipino - 8/27/2008
 
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