Flight IDP Study Abroad Expo : 3 stories of a dream fulfilled


Flight IDP: Study Abroad Expo, organized by IDP Philippines, aims to help students find the right path in pursuing a global education. The event was held in Manila, Cebu and Davao, for students aspiring to study abroad. Three participants shared their stories and experience from the expo.

Malou Blancaflor was searching universities offering Nursing courses when Murdoch University, in Australia, invited her to meet with them at the expo. Curiosity pushed Arthur Necesito to attend the expo who plans to pursue a Master’s Degree abroad.  Convinced by an ad he saw in the IDP Manila office, EJ Marchadesch decided to attend the expo to explore his options and cleared their concerns.

Flight IDP Study Abroad Expo: 3 Stories of a Dream Fulfilled
Flight IDP Study Abroad Expo: 3 Stories of a Dream Fulfilled

EJ, before attending the event in Manila, was confused whether to study in Australia or New Zealand, but the expo paved the way for finally deciding on his study destination, “I finally made a decision to study at Cornell Institute of Business and Technology in New Zealand. I chose New Zealand because it’s considered as one of the safest country to live in. Second, because of the expo, I was able to talk to schools from New Zealand and they were able to convince me and most especially my mom that New Zealand is a very nice country.”

Arthur, on the other hand, was influenced by his wife to attend the expo in Davao. He had very little expectation about the event, but was surprised to find out how well-organized and helpful the counsellors and the institution representatives were that he already decided  his chosen destination and finalized his timeline,” My target intake is First Semester of 2016. I preferred Australia as the best place for my study abroad plan considering it as open and friendly city.  Also, I find Australia a nice place for all especially for a beginner and a learner like me.”

Malou, who also attended IDP Philippines’ expo last April, was invited by the representative of Murdoch University to attend the event Cebu. She counts her experience as the turning point in her study abroad plans, because after speaking with several institution representatives, she found the institution that’s the perfect fit for her, My experience at the event provided me with the details of available. Nursing course programs, prerequisite requirements, IELTS Score required, tuition fees, accommodation, cost of living, visa assistance and the whole application process.  I’ve already lodged an application under the Master of Nursing Practice course from University of New England. My target intake date is February 2016 but the course I’ve chosen does not have a February intake so I chose the next available intake in June 2016.”

Through the expo, these participants were able to meet IDP Counselors and representatives from various participating universities who provided necessary information and cleared concerns. Learning about the extensive process and preparations it takes to study abroad, Arthur was assured that with IDP by his side, they could help make it possible. Malou learned the benefits of studying abroad which would pave the way for her personal growth, in intercultural development and educational and career attainment. EJ was able to discover that besides studying, he could do so much more abroad.

Because of the expo, Malou, Arthur and EJ highly recommends IDP for people like them, who are after a once in a lifetime opportunity. IDP truly makes studying abroad possible.

Learn more about IDP Philippines and the services it offers through its website, https://www.idp.com/philippines, 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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