Philippines has been undergoing an educational reform in the past few years with the introduction of the K to 12 program. Since then, some top universities have changed their schedule to when they will start and end each academic school year. To name as such, the University of the Philippines and other state universities moved the start of the first semester to August. On the other hand, most private universities chose to stick with the original academic calendar that starts in June.
Most programs usually take 4 years to finish, but some, such as engineering, architecture and accountancy, take 5 years. Each school year is divided into two semesters that last four months each. Some universities, such as the University of Mindanao, further divide each semester into two terms. For some foreign students, they find the educational system of the Philippines confusing. In fact, most of our Japanese students get shocked when they find out that in the Philippines, it is common for students to enroll and study in the university even during summer break.
Does this all sound confusing? Well, don’t worry DLA specifies in teaching foreign students and helping them get the education that they need in this changing world. Our students have all gone home happy with the kind of experiences that they have had in their stay in our school. DLA may even help them get into top universities in the Philippines so they can further enhance their skills.