The University of San Francisco: Center for Global Education

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USF in the Philippines

A program designed to allow students to experience one of the most interesting countries in Asia and to witness the process of rapid industrialization and globalization.  The program includes a five-week on-site program in Manila that brings students in contact with Filipino scholars, business leaders, community activists, as well as rural residents and street children.  Students learn from those making a difference in a country as well as from and about the poor, the disenfranchised and those who suffer.  Program participants build houses, participate in street children training programs, and visit indigenous and rural communities.  Offered in collaboration with Ateneo de Manila University and USF’s Yuchengco Philippines Studies Program. 

Application Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2012

Tuition: (after Pedro Claver, S.J. Scholarship*): $1,840
Housing: $600
Meals: $500 (estimate)
Airfare: $1,300 (estimate)
Estimated Cost: $4,240

Dates: May 21, 2012 – June 23, 2012
Note: Students must depart on Saturday, May 19 for arrival on Monday, May 21 in Manila.

Schedule: Click Here

Registration: The Philippines Today: YPSP-324-01 (4 units, Summer 2012)

* Students are eligible for the Pedro Claver, S.J. scholarship for immersions in the developing world (50% off tuition). Only USF students are eligible for this scholarship.