Around a thousand students aspiring to continue their studies overseas gathered at IDP Education Philippines’ Study Abroad Expo 2015, held at the Makati Shangri-La on October 10. The event was a great success, graced by a number of key speakers that included education experts, as well as representatives of some of the top universities abroad.

IDP, the leading provider of global education services and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exams in the country put together the expo which was open to everyone, to provide free counseling and seminar, and help students have access to great opportunities that studying abroad offers.


The seminars covered topics that gave the attendees an overview of the processes that are involved in enrolling in universities in countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States of America, from student visa processing, to choosing the country and the university, and getting into a program that suits their interests.

Among the speakers who gave out some helpful tips to students were Ben Burrowes, the Regional Communications & Strategic Relations Manager for South & Southeast Asia. Burrowes launched a very interesting question and answer segment for students who were considering universities in New Zealand. For those interested in going to Canada instead, Canadian Trade Commissioner Angel Cachuela gave a picture of the country’s education system. Then, Australian Trade Commission’s Education Manager Benjie Garcia talked about the future of students who are planning to enroll at universities in Australia. Students were all ears as each of the speakers gave them a glimpse of their future as international students.


An excellent roster of schools from different countries also participated in the expo, including University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, University of Auckland, Curtin University, Deakin University, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, International College of Hotel Management, University of South Australia, Victoria University, University of Western Sydney, Box Hill Institute of TAFE, Kent Institute of Business and Technology, University of Technology Sydney, Griffith University, AIH Higher Education, Study Group Australia Pty Ltd, and La Trobe University. A total of 45 institutions were in attendance at the event. This offered students a lot of options as they plan their future with some of IDP’s student counselors and consultants.

A world leader in international student placement services, IDP Education has been bringing students closer to their dreams through international study pathway programs. For 45 years, it has been offering assistance to those who wish to study abroad, from choosing the program that suits their interest and abilities, to submitting the application to their chosen university, guiding them through the visa requirements, booking their IELTS test, and helping them prepare for a life in a new country they are about to call home for the next couple of years. This year’s Study Abroad Expo highlighted IDP Philippines’ as a one-stop shop for all your global services requirements.

If you’ve been thinking about studying abroad and seeing the world as an international student, but don’t know where to start, let IDP, through its Qualified Education Agent Counsellors, help you get started and guide you through every step of the way.

Learn more about IDP Philippines and the services it offers through its website,, or call the IDP offices at +63 2 8160755 (Makati) or +63 32 2362758 (Cebu). You may also follow IDP on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates and important announcements.


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