The last few articles, I’ve mentioned that in America, it seems like everyone needs a car, or a driver’s license at least. We’ll, this week, I’ll be starting driver’s ed. Before anything, don’t worry, I may have lived in the Philippines for 15 years, but I won’t drive like them. I’ve been observing how things are […]
School in the Philippines
In many ways, going to school in the Philippines is much the same as going to school anywhere else in the world.
In other ways it is very different.
The school year in the Philippines starts in June and runs through March, which is different from most of the rest of the world.
Another big difference in the Philippines is that which school you attend could be important for the rest of your life. If you go to the "right" school, it can help you achieve success in the Philippines. People who are in positions where they can decide who is hired in companies tend to prefer to hire people who attended these "right" schools, and so if you went to school there, it can be much to your benefit.
Read the archived articles below to learn about schooling in the Philippines.
Also, if you are a student thinking of studying in the Philippines, read our Student Life archives. This is kind of a diary of a foreign student who studied college in the Philippines.
http://media.blubrry.com/lip/p/eampodcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/EAM_Questions.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Karl is confused. Maybe even dazed and confused. But, you know what, there is nothing wrong with that. After all, Karl is young, still a student, and he is having a difficult time deciding on the path he wants to take with his life. Karl has […]
Back when I was in school, there was always one subject that I constantly resented, and that subject was Filipino. Why? Well, simple, it’s the same every year, barely understanding what anything means, not wanting to be called by the teacher and just the difficulty of it. It’s not just me either, my brother also has […]
Over the past week or two, my friends would drop by and spend a few hours, usually during the night, to hang out here. Most of my friends go to college, there are only 2 exceptions, 1 of them had to drop out due to financial problems, the other didn’t like college, so he quit. […]
http://media.blubrry.com/lip/p/s3.amazonaws.com/MBPodcasts/EAM0009.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Hey, EAM0009? That’s the Expat Answer Man podcast, episode 9. What happened to Episode 7 and Episode 8? If you missed those, they are available to members on the Expat Island Website! EAM0007 is here, and EAM0008 is here. If you enjoy the Podcast, or if you […]
For those who don’t know, I opted to postpone college after graduating high school. I’m thinking of taking a few short courses in the States, though. I didn’t go to college for a few reasons, such as needing time to think, and a break from school. Now, I think the main reason is I don’t need […]