The Philippines is not only the largest Christian country in Asia, but also it is the world's third largest Catholic Nation. The climate is tropical, with March to May (summer) being the hottest months. The rainy season starts in June and extends through October with strong typhoons possible. The coolest months are from November to February, with mid-January to end of February considered the best for cooler and dryer weather. The culture of the Philippines is very diverse. There is the native Melanesian and Austronesian culture, which is most evident in language, ethnicity, native architecture, food and dances. There is also some influence from Japan, China, India, Arabia, and Borneo. On top of that there is a heavy colonial Hispanic influence from Mexico and Spain, such as in religion, food, dance, language, festivals, architecture and ethnicity. Later influence from the US can also be seen in the culture.
The people of the Philippines are famously accommodating to foreigners. This makes it that much easier for tourists and students alike to take full advantage of all that this country has to offer. From the Capissan Caves in Kasibu to the bustling capital city of Manila, the possibilities for adventure are limitless. Most visitors divide their time between the outdoor activities for which the country is famous and the more urban-centered ones that will reward even the most jaded sophisticate. Don't be surprised, though, Like most large cities in the world, Manila suffers from its fair share of poverty and crime. This, however, is not enough to detract from the overall positive experience that most visitors to the capital have. Students, too, are increasingly making a destination choice for either study abroad in the Philippinesor full-time enrollment in a college or university. Among foreigners, the most popular institutions of higher education tend to be centered in Manila, though they are certainly not the only option. It simply depends of what you would like to study, and where you would like to spend your college years.
Whatever you decide, a college experience in the Philippines is sure to be as unique and exciting an experience as you can possible have.