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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
Carla Tongio - University of the East – Manila, WAT 2012
""Yes, I recommended this program to my friends! This summer Work and Travel program provides students with an opportunity to become directly involved .. read more"
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"
FPI News
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Mar 16


Lenten Holidays

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Feb 16


3000 FPI Dreamers @ the Araneta Center!

  FPI's Pre-Departure Orientation at the Araneta Center last Sunday was a MASSIVE SUCCESS! O.. read more

A Voting Member of:

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.  


2017 Work and Travel Applications are now OPEN!


Applications for the 2017 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 2017 summer in the US! Work, travel, have fun, learn different cultures, and live independently! JOIN NOW!

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