The World Endeavors Study in the Philippines program takes place the University of the Philippines – Diliman campus in Quezon City. The Philippines draw fewer visitors than other parts of Southeast Asia, but the country is in many ways an ideal destination for studying abroad. The University of the Philippines is widely regarded as the nation’s premier university, and Diliman is the flagship campus, with an extensive selection of highly respected academic programs. Courses are taught in English, so World Endeavors students can easily continue their course of study while connecting with students from the Philippines and around the world. Students have access to all the conveniences, sites, and events of the capital city while living on a beautiful, green campus with plentiful outdoor space. Studying at UP – Diliman is an opportunity for students to experience one of the most diverse and unique countries in Southeast Asia while getting a new perspective on their studies.


The University of the Philippines is a great fit for students who want a wide range of course options and the chance to travel. Some students choose to study here to reconnect with their Filipino heritage. The high academic caliber and unique personality of this university mean it has something to teach students from all backgrounds and academic disciplines. Studying at UP – Diliman is also one of the most affordable choices students can make for their experience abroad.



The World Endeavors Study in the Philippines program takes place at the University of the Philippines – Diliman in Quezon City. Quezon City is the biggest city in the Philippines, a center of student life, and a former national capital. It’s a short trip to the modern-day capital of Manila, a unique city made up of many distinct neighborhoods. Manila is home to the ruins of the colonial Spanish capital known as Intramuros as well as historic parks, splendid museums, and stunningly beautiful churches and mosques. A quirky assortment of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and the vast Mall of Asia mean there is no end to entertainment in Manila. Students can explore these places while living on the UP – Diliman campus set apart from the main city in a green and student-friendly neighborhood.


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Alicia is from Colorado, where she studied Psychology. She studied abroad with World Endeavors at Mahidol University in Thailand.

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“I didn’t want to limit myself so I went with an open mind and I found that that was the best way to experience the Philippines.”

- Danielle, Volunteer in the Philippines

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After the successful completion of the program, academic credit and transcripts will be issued by the University of the Philippines – Diliman, which is a fully-accredited, state-recognized institution of higher learning.

The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.


•    Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
•    Fluency in English is required
•    No Tagalog language experience is necessary


Each student takes 4 courses for 3 credits each.




World Endeavors students stay in dormitory housing during their time at UP Diliman. All rooms have a bed, desk, chair, microwave, air conditioner, and refrigerator. The dormitory complex is conveniently located near campus and provides 24-hour security. The complex also has a diner, gym, and many other amenities.

Dates And Costs

FALL SEMESTER:   August 2 –  December 3, 2019

 – Application deadline: April 15, 2019

SPRING SEMESTER:  January 10  – May 13, 2020

 – Application deadline: September 15, 2019

Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.


Program Name Cost
Study In Philippines (University Of The Philippines - Diliman) $9,990


  • Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
  • Tuition: 12 credits per semester (up to 4 courses)
  • Academic transcript from the University of the Philippines – Diliman
  • Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
  • Student services and learning support
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Student housing accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number


  • Round-trip transportation to the Philippines
  • Housing security deposit (refundable)
  • Meals
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Utility costs such as water, electricity, and phone
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses


How To Apply

Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.

For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.

Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted prior to the program application deadline. If your intended program's deadline has passed, contact World Endeavors for more information.