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First Place, Inc. is a Philippine-based career and education counseling organization. We help students and young professionals attend training and internships, cultural exchanges, travel opportunities, and work-study programs throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and other countries. 


Since 1999, FPI has been enabling thousands of students and young professionals to learn self-reliance and independence, while building lasting friendships with different cultures. Our various overseas programs continue to be a proven source of business contacts, marketable skills, and work experience.


We represent over a hundred cultural exchange organizations, educational institutions, host companies and visa sponsors worldwide.  Our programs are authorized by the US State Department, UK Home Office, Australian DIAC, foreign ministries, and multiple government agencies of other countries.

What our participants say
Raniel Louie Oyos - Wesleyan University Philippines, WAT 2012
""First Place gave me a once-in-a-lifetime experience where I met other people, got to know their personalities, and learned about differences in cultu.. read more"
Sheena Sevilla - Lyceum of the Philippines University, Batangas, WAT 2011
"“Working in the US was not easy as working in the Philippines. On my first day of training I was a bit shocked, because I never thought it would.. read more"
FPI News
Nov 14


FPI & CCI Greenheart Tree Planting Day!

  First Place Inc. had a wonderful time with our partner CCI Greenheart, during our outdoor.. read more

Oct 14


FPI Schedule for All Saints' Weekend

First Place Inc. will be open on October 31 from 9 am to 5 pm. Our offices will be closed on N.. read more

Oct 14



  First Place Inc. is kicking it into high gear with our HIRING EVENTS in Cebu and Manila! .. read more

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Manila Office Address:

Suite 204 Ang Bahay ng Alumni

University of the Philippines

Diliman, Quezon City 1101



Cebu Office Address:

Zeraus Building, Gorordo Avenue

Camputhaw, Cebu City 6000





+63 (2) 926-2973

Manila Land Line:

+63 (2) 927-5223

+63 (2) 927-9731

+63 (2) 664-5967

+63 (2) 926-2973


Cebu Land Line:

+63 (32) 520-3099




+63 (917) 897-5223

+63 (922) 897-5223

+63 (920) 989-5223

Events & Schedules

Orientation Schedules:


Work & Travel orientations take place at 10:00 AM, every Saturday, at Suite 204, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, in Quezon City.  


Internship & Career Training orientations take place at 2:00 PM, every Saturday, at Suite 204, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, in Quezon City.  


2015 Work and Travel Applications are now OPEN!


Applications for the 2015 Summer Work and Travel Program in the United States are now OPEN. Students are encouraged to attend the program orientations to be held in their respective schools with either their parents or guardians.


You may also attend our orientation progams held at our offices in UP Diliman and in Cebu. Please refer to the schedules listed above. For more details, please call (02) 927-5223 or e-mail:  


Spend a fruitful 2015 summer in the US! Work, travel, have fun, learn different cultures, and live independently! JOIN NOW!

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