Having received an invitation from the Department of Tourism of the Philippines (Osaka Office), in March our staff went to visit the Philippines for four days. Together with members from Japanese educational institutions or travel agencies, we visited various schools for English education in the area of Metro Manila. We were able to see a lot of different schools, ranging from schools founded by Japanese, Koreans or Filipinos, schools only for English education and local universities. Many people have a slightly dangerous image, when it comes to the Philippines, or especially Manila, however, all of the places we visited were situated very well and were absolutely clean and safe.
At the moment it is not rare, that we get the chance to advise companies about company-intern English education and many would like to include a studying abroad experience. It that case the Philippines are a very good choice because of the very good cost-performance.