The Study
English for Academic Purposes
University Preparation


Frequently asked questions



When do the study sessions begin?

Our intensive academic English/university preparation courses begin on the first Monday of every month. Tuition, including accommodation and study materials, for each 120 hour, 4 week session is $1400. USD  Of course, if you wish you may opt to continue studying for 2 or more months.

Who can participate?

Senior high school or university students who wish to improve their English may apply. The curriculum is designed for students of intermediate/upper intermediate English proficiency.

What is the focus of the course?

The course focus is academic writing, but you will get lots of practice in English reading, speaking, and listening. Vocabulary development and public speaking are also key components of the curriculum.

Cambridge English Examination Preparation Courses:

Photos of Bridge Seminars,(The Study) Iloilo City

In addition to our intensive academic English program, we also offer Cambridge English examination preparation classes. With a combined 25 years of experience, our teachers can help you successfully prepare for the prestigious Cambridge English examinations. We offer preparation study sessions for all five levels from Beginner (A2) to Proficiency (C2), with each level requiring approximately 120 hours or 4 weeks of study. Cambridge English helps you to learn English and prove your English language skills. Preparing for a Cambridge English exam will give you the confidence and skills to communicate with people from all over the world. Over 20,000 organisations accept the Cambridge English certificates worldwide including leading companies, universities and ministries like Deloitte, Volkswagen, McGill University Canada and Immigration New Zealand.

Our Cambridge English examination preparation seminars are in session continuously, so you can begin at any time that is convenient. Tuition for each level, including accommodation and study materials, is only $1400. We will assess your level when you arrive and then mentor you as you prepare for the appropriate examination.

What is included in the tuition fee?

The tuition fee for each session is $1,400 . The fee includes 120 hours of lectures/seminars/workshops, accommodation, meals, airport pick-up and drop-off, drinks and snacks during breaks, and all study materials. Your airplane ticket to and from Iloilo and accident/health insurance are not included.

Please note that if you make a reservation for any of the summer sessions before May 31, you will be eligible for a 10% DISCOUNT. 

Do I have to pay a reservation fee?

No reservation fee is required. Just make a reservation by email and then pay your fees when you arrive in Iloilo. We will ask you to confirm your booking 10 days before the session begins.

Do I have to buy textbooks?

No, all study materials are supplied at no extra cost.


What should I bring with me?

You should bring pocket money, your notebook computer, (we have wi-fi), casual summer wear, a swimming suit, and an eagerness to improve your English writing ability. You should also buy health/accident insurance that is valid in the Philippines before you leave home.

How is the study different from other academies?

The Study is an exclusive home-stay study program. Your teacher is a Canadian native English speaker and retired university professor with more than 20 years of experience teaching academic English in Canadian and Korean universities We can accommodate only 6 students per session which means that you will enjoy lots of one-on-one time with your teacher as well as the benefits of cooperative group learning. Without a doubt, we offer the best, most modestly priced study abroad experience you will ever have.

Make a reservation for any of the summer sessions before may 31, and receive a 10% discount.