Trip Details

Open to English learners of all levels of proficiency, this exciting project invites you to develop your skills in a paradisiacal setting! In this fun, cultural exchange program you’ll be immersed in the culture of the Philippines, in beautiful Palawan. Using both classroom based and outdoor activities, the program guarantees you a practical and fun way to improve your English. As you’re taught by professional University lecturers, you’ll have high quality instruction and also benefit from cultural exchanges as you form new friendships with the staff and students at the University. Learning a new language can be difficult but learning in this way will make it more fun and interesting for you! With English being an official language of the Philippines, you’ll be surrounded by road signs, TV, radio media and printed media which communicates through the language. The majority of the people living in the Philippines have a good level of fluency in English making it easy for you to hold natural conversations. Although your studies will be mainly based at the University, you will also enjoy activities in the beautiful outdoor, rural locations and will have the chance to visit projects in the Palawan area.

Available all year around, the project has you staying with participants on other local programs so there’ll be plenty of opportunities for interaction. Additionally, you’ll be working with local University students. There’ll also be time to explore the local area and absorb the culture of the Philippines.

Please Note: Projects start on a Monday, however you should arrive over the weekend on either Saturday or Sunday.

Trip Itinerary

Monday to Friday

Schedules are arranged to address the levels of competency of English for the group. As a result, if the group has a lower competency level there will be more active, outdoor sessions and game-related activities. If the competency level is higher, the classes will be more academic. The lessons will total 5 hours each day and could involve one-to-one tuition, group lessons, practical activities and role plays. After your day of learning, there will be free time to relax, reflect on your learning and visit local attractions.

** Please note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances. **

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info

Philippines

Capital: Manila
Language: Filipino
Currency: Peso (PHP)
Time zone: PST (UTC +8)

The Philippines is made up of a total of 7,107 islands, only 2000 of which are inhabited. The islands are broadly categorized under 3 main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It is the 7th most populated country in Asia and the 12th most in the world.

As a newly industrialized country, the Philippine economy which was once founded upon its agriculture is now moving towards an economy based on services and manufacturing.

It is unsurprising that the Philippines attracts tourists due to its incredibly rich biodiversity found across its islands. The mountains, rainforests and diving spots as well as its impressive cultural heritage all add to the reasons why the Philippines is such an incredible place to experience.

Contact us to find out more about the wonderful travel and volunteer experiences in Palawan, Philippines.

 

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa