Non-Degree Programs

Student Mobility

The Ateneo de Manila University sends its students to and accepts students from partner universities on a cross-enrolment, tuition-waiver arrangement.  For the said semester, the students can take courses in the host institution which will be credited towards the completion of their degree in their home university.

‘Tuition-waiver’ arrangement means that students pay the tuition at the home university but can study courses in the host university.  Students normally shoulder personal expenses such as travel, visa processing insurance and accommodation.  In certain cases, scholarships are provided or fee-paying students are accepted.

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Experience the Philippines through Ateneo’s Philippine Immersion programs!

This program is aimed for international students seeking first-hand information about the Philippines. Students get an opportunity to live in Manila and experience the many different facets of the Philippines that lies in its rich history and culture as well as its current challenges as a country undergoing rapid industrialization. Special lectures are offered by prominent Ateneo scholars who address topics such as Philippine history, Filipino cultural values and beliefs, contemporary Philippine economy, business and politics, Philippine indigenous tribes, environmental issues, popular culture, Philippine religion, cuisine, music and the arts. Classroom lectures are reinforced by carefully selected visits to rural and urban poor communities, historical sites, museums. The program also presents an opportunity to participate in a community house build.

Partner universities that have availed of this program with us include the University of San Francisco and the University of California, U.S.A.

Language Training

The Ateneo provides an opportunity for international students to participate in intensive English programs in coordination with the Ateneo Language Learning Center. The language training programs are designed to meet the students’ language needs. The training normally includes a 5-hour daily class on basic skills in listening and speaking, reading and writing. In addition, students get to interact with Ateneo college students through various university activities and events. Intensive Filipino language training is also available.

Local tours can be organized which may include visits to historical and cultural sites in Metro Manila as well as one-day out-of-town tours to scenic sites in the Philippines.

Universities that have availed of the language programs include Taejon University and Dong-Eui University in Korea, and Nanzan University in Japan.

Special Topics

Ateneo’s academic and immersion programs may also be designed to focus on special topics contextualized in a Philippine setting. The special academic lectures and immersion activities may be tailored to respond to the particular area of study chosen by the partner university.

This special program may be conceptualized together with an Ateneo faculty. The program provides an excellent venue for in-depth social analysis and personal reflection.

To date, special seminars such as, “Christianity in the Third World” for Canisius College in New York, and “American Influence in Philippine Education” for Stanford University in California have been organized to cater to the different requests of universities abroad.