Studying abroad is becoming more and more popular with each passing year. Studies show that more than two hundred thousand students from the United States study abroad every year.

Should I study nursing in the Philippines if I am from USA or other countries?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

if your aiming for BSN, it’s very practical to just get it in the Philippines because its cheaper for the same quality of education (assuming that you’re in a good nursing school) you could get in an average nursing school in the US. However, there’s so many sub-standard nursing schools sprouting like mushrooms in the philippines that you have to be cautious before enrolling yourself in. 
Read more at my blog on cost of nursing in the Philippines and the best schools

Philippines to promote educational services abroad

Sunday, January 3, 2010

December 31, 2009   The government would aggressively promote its educational services abroad to increase its export revenues next year.
The targeted markets are China, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia and LaMarCa (Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia).

The “Study in the Philippines” promotion exhibit resulted in the country’s signing of memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with seven institutions in Vietnam.

BETP is also eyeing export niches through nursing and information technology (IT) programs.
The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) earlier said the Philippines could also niche on programs such as medicine and English language.

Specialized education is among the priority export industries of the Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP) for 2008-2010.

Such emerging service, along with health and wellness, medical tourism, logistics and entertainment, have been identified to give focus on the country’s competitive advantage as potential investment in the region and as the most preferred labor resource in the world.  News release

Want to be a nurse? Train in the Philippines

Friday, January 1, 2010

BAY NEWS 9 --Thursday, December 31, 2009  A new nursing school called Nursing Career Connections has initiated an online program.

With the currently shortage of nurses, many students are studying for a career in nursing.
But that's led to another problem: classrooms don't have enough space to accomodate all the students who want to pursue nursing as a career.

A new nursing school called Nursing Career Connections has initiated an online program, where a student can become an LPN after completing classes and a four-month trip to the Phillipines for clinical work.

The Center for Nursing says by 2014 there will be more than 36,000 new nursing jobs available, but nowhere near enough people to fill those jobs.
Welcome to Nursing Career Connections, your immediate source for achieving nursing success through education.
  • Are you currently waiting to gain entrance to a public nursing program?
  • Frustrated by the high costs of private programs?
NCC can help.

With public educational facilities offering only very limited seating per semester for nursing programs and private educational facilities offering seats at a very costly entrance, NCC is bridging the gap between the school and the student, by providing for a unique 9 month online LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) curriculum, then a 4 month clinical study program abroad.

While studying abroad for a medical education is not a new concept, our program is unique for it allows you to do all of the coursework in the comforts of your home. This leaves only the clinical study to be done abroad. This saves you time and money.

Our program costs can be compared to that of a public educational facility. Again making it a very affordable program.

And because we are online, there is no reason why you couldn’t start today!
So don’t put your nursing career on hold, jumpstart your education, register today, start tomorrow…

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International Students in the Philippines


Monday, December 28, 2009

A problem of international study is the consideration of financial aid as it applies to international students. Fortunately, there now exists international student loans designed especially to help students from the United States to study abroad and to aid international students with studying in the United States.

Remembr school starts in the Philippines in June of every year!

In fact, international studies are becoming so popular that most international student loan programs also help students from Canada to study elsewhere and international students to come study in Canada.

What I’m sure of is that if you’re from a country that’s richer than third world countries, then you will find life in the Philippines a lot cheaper than what you’re used to. See if you can get a scholarship at SLU. Many college students also manage to get part time jobs at McDonalds, Jollibee, Greenwich, or other fastfood outlets. If you have great English communication skills, you can even try working part time at call centers. They offer very good salary rates which may even be more than enough for your needs.

Many banks offer loans against mortgages, or if another person signs as guarantees with good credit standing.  Also many local coop banks do as well.  This would be similiar to a car loan.  This is an example that one company offers:

Welcome to FLEETLINE FINANCE. As part of its welfare package, we are offering
a business and personal loan scheme at 3% interest rate and loan ranges from $3,000 to $10,000.000. This is to help individuals reach their financial
* Personal Loan
* Business Loan
* Debt Consolidation Loan
* Improve your home
*Car loan
Interested persons should contact us for more information via
Thanks,  Management.

Should I study nursing in the Philippines if I am from USA or other countries?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

if your aiming for BSN, it’s very practical to just get it in the Philippines because its cheaper for the same quality of education (assuming that you’re in a good nursing school) you could get in an average nursing school in the US. However, there’s so many sub-standard nursing schools sprouting like mushrooms in the philippines that you have to be cautious before enrolling yourself in. if you’re in one of these schools, please find a better school; and with good high school grades or good current college grades, it should be easy to be admitted in a good nursing school as long as you have good entrance exam results as well. however, the best nursing schools in the philippines could also be discriminating to other nursing schools and may not accredit units from these schools. While it is true that US hospitals don’t discriminate applicants based on what school they were in (as long as you meet the min req like passing the state board; and oh, yes they really don’t, that’s why there’s so many foreign graduate nurses), it doesn’t hurt to have the best education you could get.

If you’re planning to take MAN later on, it would be better to take it in the US. in my opinion, taking MAN without clinical experience and/or no exposure to the field is a definite no-no. your hospital training during your undergrad days just isn’t enough, especially that nursing education in the philippines focuses more on the knowledge and concept and not on the hospital area. besides, only a few schools offer MAN where as there’s so many in the US.

You probably could have (as a US Citizen) done this just as cheaply and forgone your now having to take an NCLEX. THe only school in the Philippines that is recognized by ETS (The people who admininster AP tests in the US and graduate exams for universities) is the University of the Philippines. Nothing else. You could have finished Community College’s nursing program and gotten established as a nurse. 
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Record number of U.S. students study abroad, in diverse locations

Sunday, December 13, 2009


from  USA TODAY   More U.S. students are studying abroad than ever before, and they're choosing an increasingly diverse array of destinations, a new report says.

A record 241,791 U.S. students went abroad for academic credit in 2006-07, up 8% from the previous year, and nearly 150% more than a decade earlier, the report says. It was released today by the Institute of International Education, a non-profit New York-based group that tracks international enrollment trends with U.S. State Department funding.

"U.S. students recognize that our world is increasingly interdependent," says Goli Ameri, assistant secretary of State for educational and cultural affairs. "There is tremendous interest on the part of other countries for Americans to study there."

Among report highlights:

•Europe continues to host the largest share of students, 57%, but that's down from the year earlier. Some of the fastest growth is occurring in Asia and Africa, where the number of students increased by 20% and 19%, respectively. By country, some of the biggest increases occurred in students going to South Africa, up 28%; China, up 25.3%; Argentina, up 26.2%; Ecuador, up 29.6%; and India, up 24.2%.

•The top three major fields of study are the social sciences (21.4%), business and management (19.1%), and humanities (13.2%). Students studying foreign languages represented 7.2% of the total; that was the only field to see a drop in the number of students going abroad.

•A trend toward shorter durations continues. More than 55% of students study abroad for periods of eight weeks or less, up from 53% the previous year. The number of students spending an academic year abroad has dropped from 5.5% to 4.4%.

Helping fuel the trend is an increase in programs and opportunities, the report says. More colleges and universities are creating partnerships with institutions abroad. Goucher College, near Baltimore, now requires all incoming students to study abroad. This summer, the former chair and vice chair of the 9/11 Commission urged Congress to approve a bill that aims to increase to 1 million the number of students studying abroad in a decade.

The United States "cannot conduct itself effectively in a competitive international environment when our most educated citizens lack minimal exposure to, and understanding of, the world beyond U.S. borders," they argued in an op-ed in The Christian Science Monitor.

Even 1 million students would be a tiny share of all U.S. students; last year, more than 17 million students were enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities.

Even then, he says, challenges await. U.S. students are increasingly choosing to study in less-developed countries, for example, but those countries are already short of space. And countries that would welcome more U.S. students aren't prepared to accommodate a growing preference among U.S. students for shorter programs.

"Where will another 500,000 U.S. students go? There is not an inexhaustible supply in other countries," Goodman says. "There is a mismatch in terms of programs and capacity." 
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10 Tips Why Going to College in the Philippines Might Be a Good Idea

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

College life for everyone is both pricey but always exciting for everyone and for one to enjoy their college life to the fullest; they must choose the perfect school where they never feel too far from home. The Philippines being an Asian country is one of the ideal places to consider in choosing the right college country to spend college.

Nowadays, lots and lots of college students from abroad consider studying here. There are so many wonderful things in the Philippines that will surely please every college student. Here are the reasons why spending college in the Philippines is a good idea:

• Philippine college education is much cheaper from college and universities in other countries.

• There are well known universities in the Philippines that guarantee quality education – Philippine schools offers state of the art teachings which the latest modern equipments and school facilities so students will always enjoy better learning.

• English, being the school’s first language - Students coming from other countries wouldn’t find difficulty blending in with their Filipino schoolmates for the English language is used as a medium of instruction in all Philippines schools.

• There are international schools and universities in the Philippines – even though students from abroad get to finish their degree in the Philippines, they can always and certainly use their finished education in their own country. Philippines have established colleges and universities that have affiliates abroad and are globally known.

• Friendly Filipino students – Filipinos are all naturally friendly and accommodating. One will never feel alone once they move to the Philippines.

Those are just few of the many reasons why college students would want to prefer studying in the Philippines. Here are the tips to having a better and more comfortable environment in studying in this Asian country:

• Students from abroad must respect the customs and traditions of the Filipino people – this is just a usual rule for everyone trying to live in another countries. This is to avoid conflict and have a better harmony for everyone’s living environment, both local and foreign.

• Foreign students must understand the great value of cooperation and teamwork among his co-students – though being new to the country; one must comprehend and willingly join to various school activities to gain friends and acquaintances to have a healthier and sociable studying environment. This wouldn’t that much of problem for any foreign students for Filipino students are really friendly and welcoming. This is from the blog