Philippine Studies

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Philippine Studies

One of the largest in the world, the Yuchengco Philippine Studies program offers over 20 courses every year. We allow students from all colleges, majors, and disciplines to learn more about Filipino society, culture, history, and politics.

Our program enhances the classroom experience with lectures by many recognized U.S., Philippine, and Filipino-American scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, and community leaders. The program has funded USF student attendance at Philippine conferences, workshops, and sports events all over the United States. It has helped develop USF library's holdings into one of the best contemporary Filipiniana collections in San Francisco. Consequently, USF students and faculty do not have to leave campus to access materials on the Philippines.

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Study Abroad

USF offers several different opportunities for students interested in studying abroad in the Philippines. With experiences ranging from intensive summer programs to semester-long immersions, you are guaranteed to find something that will fit your interests.

  • Casa Bayanihan - A semester-long immersion program in Manila that provides students with a comprehensive and integrated living-learning experience of the culture, history, social and economic conditions of the Philippines. Casa Bayanihan is an invitation to experience the dynamic reality of the Philippines in an alternative study abroad program.
  • Ateneo de Manila University - The program lasts approximately five weeks in the summer providing students with an overview of the country’s history, politics and current challenges.

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"Casa Bayanihan has been a wonderful gift to my experience here at USF and my only hope is that the program would do the same for others."

Tara Peithman, Casa Participant

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Office of Philippine Studies

Mon-Thurs, 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Kalmanovitz Hall, 185 (415) 422-6515