Iloilo and Beyond
- Iloilo is… “A city with an eclectic culture, yet distinctly Filipino — Spanish colonial architecture, traditional festivals, tropical beaches, and shopping malls included.”
- Journey through the mango plantations on Guimaras Island, and relax in a fire-heated bath in the mountains
- Party on Boracay Island’s pristine beaches, and hop by boat between the unspoilt Gigantes Islands
- Iloilo’s inhabitants are open-hearted and often in an infectiously good mood with ear-to-ear smiles
TEAM AND ACCOMMODATION
Our house is located in an affluent neighbourhood just north of the Iloilo River. The house has impressive views across the river to Molo Church, and out to the island of Guimaras. The roof terrace is perfect for watching year-round sunsets. Over three floors, there’s plenty of space to socialise with new friends — be it over a meal in the dining room, or in the well-furnished living spaces.
Your Programme Manager and assistant run the house, providing 24/7 support. You’ll have a housekeeper, a chef who’ll cook you two meals every day (weekly BBQ nights included), and a language teacher who hosts lessons twice a week.
VILLAGE HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE
In addition to your main placement in Iloilo, spending a week on the Ati tribe’s island offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. First you’ll meet the tribal Chief and receive a village orientation. Then in the mornings you'll be based at a local health clinic & district hospital learning how to treat all manner of illnesses with extremely limited resources. This is the perfect complement for all Philippines placements.
Your afternoons are free and you’ll enjoy activities like learning weaving, handicrafts and herbal medicines, island hopping around the coast, and playing traditional Filipino games. The barbecue and traditional dancing at the end of your stay is the perfect end to all healthcare placements in The Philippines.
Electives in the Philippines - Iloilo
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