Capital City: Manila
Population: 76.5 Million
Major Cities: Manila, Cebu, Davao City
Language: English, Tagalog
Climate: Mostly hot and humid throughout the year, with January - June as the dry period and July-December as the wet period.
The Philippines has over 7,000 different islands, a people that is characterized as warm and friendly, and a unique mix of history and culture to explore. The worlds best surf destination, which is located in Siargao Island is located in the Philippines. Boracay, Puerto Galera, El Nido and Alona Beach in Bohol offers the best beaches, the clearest blue waters, as well as windsurfing and scuba diving activities. There are also many popular diving spots where you can explore World War II wrecks such as Cebu, Subic Bay and Coron.
Because of the high cost of living in the USA, Australia and Canada, many foreign students; especially those from Korea, Taiwan and Japan choose to study English in the Philippines. Foreign students can also opt to take up a study-holiday package. These courses allow you to study English as well as offering packaged tours and fun recreational activities. Students usually come during their summer and winter holidays, stay for a period of 2-3 months and return back to their own country. Filipino teachers with clear North American accent can provide additional tutoring for 200-300 pesos per hour (or US$4-6).
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