Attractions of Philippines

Located in Southeast Asia, the Philippines is an island nation of approximately 7,100 islands and by global standards, the rate of English use in the Philippines is extremely high, ranking among the top countries in the world in terms of English usage. The Philippines, although an Asian country, was once an American colony and is characterized by the fact that a very large number of people use English as a second language!

Experience a fulfilling study abroad experience in the Philippines, where students can learn good English at a high level.


Basic Information

Capital City Manila
Population 110 Million
Climate Average annual temperature of 26-27℃, with regional variations such as rainy and dry seasons
Currency PHP
Official Language English, Tagalog
Voltage 220V, A-type, B3-type, C-type
Religions 93% Christians, 5% Islam

Attractions of Studying in the Philippines

Studying in the Philippines has two main advantages. Firstly, there is a wide variety of activities that can be experienced locally. The Philippines is dotted with some of the most beautiful islands in Asia, including Boracay Cebu, and the Visayas. The blue seas and lush green mountains make studying in the Philippines a unique experience in the great outdoors. Enjoy the activities and marine sports!

Another attractive feature of the Philippines is the teaching style that is adopted in the country. There are various types of courses, from one-to-one classes to small-group classes, Spartan courses and many others. The Philippines is known for having a higher percentage of one-to-one lessons than other study abroad destinations. Through one-on-one lessons, students can take classes tailored to their individual level and have more opportunities to speak English naturally since there are only two people in the class with the instructor.
Thus, even for a short period of time, students can acquire sufficient language skills!

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Living in Philippines


The climate is mild throughout the year, with an average temperature of about 26 to 27 °C. The average temperature is around 25°C even in the winter season, making it possible to spend a comfortable time in the Philippines due to the stable temperatures. Another feature of the Philippine climate is that there is not much difference in temperature between the wet and dry seasons.

Although there are variations depending on the area and region, the rainy season is generally from June to November and the dry season from December to February, with March to May being the hottest season throughout the year.


In general, prices in the Philippines are inexpensive. The warm year-round climate and the abundant production of fruits and other products on this island nation make them particularly inexpensive to buy.

However, prices in the Philippines have been gradually rising recently. Nevertheless, the Philippines remains relatively more affordable than other study-abroad destinations such as the United States. The Philippines is a recommended country for those who want to study abroad with a budget-friendly cost of living.

Public Order

Petty crimes such as pick-pocketing and snatch thefts are common in the Philippines. Many people leave their mobile phones on the table or put their wallets in their pockets while eating, but be extremely careful as this is a cause for being targeted in the Philippines.

The Philippines had an image of many drug-related incidents such as drug use a long time ago, but since around 2016, the crackdown on drug users was tightened, which has greatly improved the situation. Especially now that it is a popular resort tourist destination from all over the world, security is no longer as much of a concern as it used to be.

Nevertheless, incidents of theft and rip-offs are common, thus it is advisable to be careful in daily routines.

Estimated Cost of Study Abroad

Before Departure

Total Amount ¥81,050〜147,010
Air Ticket (Round Trip) ¥55,800〜113,400
Insurance (Study Abroad Insurance) ¥25,250〜33,610

After Departure

Total Amount ¥240,250〜344,250
School (Tuition Fee) ¥116,000〜190,000
Accommodation Fees ¥94,250〜94,250
Living Expenses ¥30,000〜60,000

* The cost of airline tickets varies depending on the departure and arrival airports.

* Tuition and accommodation fees vary from school to school.

* The costs of living for study abroad vary from person to person.

List of Language Schools


  • Q: What visa do I need to apply for to study in the Philippines?

    A: Students studying in the Philippines are required to obtain a permit called the Special Study Permit (SSP). This is a permit that is required for all language school students.

    The SSP cannot be applied for in Japan in advance and is basically applied for in the Philippines after the your arrival in the country. In most cases, the SSP can be applied for at the language school and there is no need to be concerned if you do not obtain it in advance in Japan.

  • Q: What documents are required for entry into the Philippines?

    A: The following documents are required for immigration clearance into the Philippines.

    Certificate of Vaccination for Overseas Travel
    Negative certificate of antigen test within 24 hours of departure date and time (only for those who
    have not been vaccinated or have not completed the vaccination)
    Return air ticket (only for those staying for less than 30 days)
    Registration with e-Travel
    Visa (for stays longer than 30 days)

  • Q: What is an ACR-I Card?

    A: The ACR I-Card (Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card) is a microchip-based credit card-sized identification card issued to registered foreigners and is required for those who intend to obtain the Special Study Permit (SSP) and those who will stay in the Philippines for more than 60 days.

    For the SSP application, most schools will be able to arrange for you to apply for it. The cost to issue the card is approximately 3,000 pesos (approximately JPY6,000). It is valid for one year from the date of issuance.

  • Q: Do I need to have any vaccinations (immunizations) to enter the Philippines?

    A: There are no vaccinations that are obligatory for study abroad students in the Philippines.
    The following is an explanation of the two types of vaccinations that are recommended.

    Hepatitis A causes nausea, abdominal pain and other flu-like symptoms when it is consumed in the body, such as foods and beverages.
    The cost for vaccination is between JPY7,000 and JPY10,000.

    Transmitted from mosquitoes to pigs and pigs to humans; symptoms include high fever, vomiting, headache, and other symptoms that carry the risk of becoming seriously ill.
    The cost for vaccination is between JPY5,000 and JPY8,000.

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