For the third straight year, the number of Filipinos studying in the United States increased, according to an annual survey of international exchange activity in the United States of America.

Based on Open Doors data released this November, 3,320 Filipino students enrolled in U.S. Universities this past year. This is a 2.9 percent increase from 3,225 in 2018.

“We are delighted to see continued strong growth in the educational exchange between the United States and the Philippines and hope it will continue. Our countries share deep historical and cultural ties, and the Philippines is brimming with talent and opportunity. The U.S higher education system, with its unmatched quality and range of options, is a natural fit for Filipinos seeking an international education and we are ready to welcome the next generation of Filipino leaders,” said U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Cultural Affairs Counselor Matt Keener.

To learn more, prospective students can contact EducationUSA, the U.S. government’s official resource for students interested in pursuing higher education opportunities in the United States.

EducationUSA provides free advising services to prospective international students in more than 170 countries, and offers student resources and tools to navigate the Five Steps to U.S. Study: researching schools, identifying financing, completing the application, obtaining a student visa, and preparing for departure. There are more than 4,500 accredited higher education institutions in the United States and an EducationUSA adviser can help students define their priorities in order to narrow their options and plan their college careers. EducationUSA does not offer scholarships but can assist students in identifying scholarships and financial assistance opportunities.

You can also find more information about EducationUSA on Facebook at, on Instagram at educationusa.philippines, and on Twitter at @EducationUSA_PH.



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