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  • Locations: Manila, Philippines
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: BC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Quick Facts:
Quick Facts:
Accommodation: Apartment, Student Residence GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English On-Site Staff: International Student Office
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Program Manager: Christina Hatzipetros
Program Description:
The University

Founded in 1859, Ateneo de Manila University is a Jesuit institution located at Loyola Heights, Quezon City. The university enrolls nearly 8,500 students. The university offers courses and departments in philosophy, theology, economics, business administration, law, and development, healthcare education, rural projects, and women in politics. 

PhilippnesThe Program
Ateneo de Manila University Fact Sheet 2020-21
Students enroll directly into the university system, choosing courses from over 31 departments offering a wide range of programs in English. Following the academic program, students take part in a month-long service project immersing them in the local community. 

Students participate in Orientation Week, an immersion program offered by the Office of Social Concern and Involvement at the Ateneo. A local faculty member oversees students during their stay in Manila.

The City
Manila, characterized by a wonderful array of Chinese, Spanish, American, and Japanese influences, is located on the island of Luzon, one of the 7,000 archipelago islands that comprise the Philippines. More than just the center for trade, commerce, and banking, Manila is also filled with cultural and historical sites including Asian-influenced gardens located in Rizal Park and “Intramuros,” the 16th-century walled city built by Spanish conquistadors.

Ateneo de Manila UniversityOn-Site Staff
Mr. Red Fabros
Coordinator for Inbound Exchange
Office of International Relations
3rd Floor, Faber Hall
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights Campus, Katipunan Avenue,
Quezon City 1108, Philippines
Phone: (+632) 426 6001

  • Fall Term: Starts in early August and ends in mid-December.
  • Spring Term: Starts in early January and ends in late May.

As of spring 2020, Boston College students are expected to live on campus at the newly opened International Residence Hall, a five-story, 310-bed facility inside the Loyola Heights campus open to both local and international students, faculty members and guests. Rooms in the International Residence Hall are twin-sharing and each room is equipped with a refrigerator and air-conditioning unit among other amenities.

Ateneo de Manila UniversityCultural Activities
Activities range from athletics to cultural events, including the Loyola Mountaineers, the Ateneo de Manila Rowing Team, the Ateneo Fencing League, and the Ateneo Rifle and Pistol Team. At the Loyola Schools, socially-oriented organizations such as the Ateneo Catechetical Instruction League (ACIL), Ateneo Student Catholic Action (AtSCA), Ateneo Christian Life Community (ACLC), and other clubs provide assistance to various communities and groups. In the process they help students appreciate the complex and interrelated issues of different sectors as seen through urban poverty, the plight of street children, and cancer-stricken youth.

Service Opportunities 
Under the direction of the Social Development Complex at the Ateneo, students in the past have worked in fishing and farm communities or among the urban poor.

Additional Resources 

This program is currently not accepting applications.