backpacker in Manila

Study Abroad in 2019

Earn up to 14 units of college credit this summer, while touring the Philippines with fellow students and instructors from De Anza.

Theme for 2019: “Whose Land Is It?”

The 2019 Study Abroad program will explore the northern region of the Philippines, while touching on multiple sectors of society including students, workers, and indigenous people.

Students in our group will experience life at the prestigious University of the Philippines Diliman – the “U.C. Berkeley of the Philippines” – and participate in key cultural exchanges with student groups. We'll also  

  • Visit key sites of Philippine-Spanish colonial history in Intramuros, the "walled city" within modern Manila
  • Integrate with the working class in Payatas, a barangay in Quezon City
  • Traverse the rural and agricultural landscape of Banaue
  • Visit major commercial areas like the Mall of Asia
  • Learn about the U.S. military presence and history at Clark Air Force Base.

We hope you can join us this summer. Submit your application soon!

Make Plans Now

  • Summer classes start Monday, July 1.
  • Planned travel dates are July 7-26.

Cost: $2,988 (financial aid and scholarships available)

How to Apply

Click the "Apply Now" button to download an application form. Complete the form and return it to either Chesa Caparas or Noemi Teppang, the faculty members leading this year's trip. Or you can mail the form to John Swensson at the address on the last page of the form.

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Classes Include

  • EWRT 1A: Composition and Reading
  • EWRT 1B: Reading, Writing and Research
  • ELIT 10: Introduction to Fiction 
  • ELIT 22: Mythology and Folklore
  • ELIT 24: Asian Pacific American Literature
  • HUMA 10: Human Sexuality
  • HUMA 20: Life Skills for Higher Education
  • HUMA 30: Understanding and Managing Stress
  • CLP 75: College Major and Career Options

Learn More

  • View a slide presentation with more information about the trip.
  • Check back here for more details and updates as they become available.

Highlights From Last Year's Trip

The De Anza Study Abroad program went to Vietnam in 2018. You can see many highlights of last year's trip in this video made by student trip participant Binh Kien.

Cao Dai Temple

students in group in Hue

students eating in Vietnam


Chesa Caparas

English Instructor

Noemi Teppang

ISP Counselor

Info Meetings

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12:
    10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    El Milagro Room
    (Room 235)
    De Anza Library
  • Monday, Feb. 25:
    1-3 p.m.
    El Milagro Room
    (Room 235)
    De Anza Library
  • Thursday, March 14:
    11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    El Milagro Room
    (Room 235)
    De Anza Library
    Wednesday, April 17:

    11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    El Milagro Room
    (Room 235)
    De Anza Library

Donate Now

  • You can support the Study Abroad program by making a donation through the Foothill-De Anza Foundation.
  • Please type "Philippines Trip Study Abroad" in the "Other" field under "Designate Your Gift."
  • Any amount will go a long way!

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