Batangas Highlights

  • Discover Puerto Galera’s white beaches and tropical diving
  • Delve into the past by touring old ancestral houses 
  • Peer into the simmering crater of Volcano Island
  • Explore the floating walkways of Ang Pulo Mangrove Forest National Park
  • Dance your way through colourful street festivals


  • Our famous placement tailoring service
  • Supervised clinical experience
  • Extensive pre-departure preparation
  • Support from in-country teams, 24/7
  • Private, spacious, catered housing
  • Free local language lessons

Batangas and Beyond

Batangas is a small, laid-back, and welcoming city set on the coast of Luzon Island. It's the ideal jumping-off point to discover beautiful mountains, pristine tropical beaches, and vivid marine life. The city’s university lends a youthful atmosphere to its themed bars and traditional restaurants — a contrast to the old Filipino spirit that emanates from crumbling ancestral houses dotted around the city. The surrounding areas boast a myriad of opportunities for adventure, whether you hop your way through some of the world’s most idyllic islands, trek to emerald green rice paddies, or share the waters with giant turtles and whale sharks.

Home away from home

Our staff will be ready to meet you at the airport before driving you to your private, catered accommodation. Living here with fellow students and professionals from around the world is a great way to settle into a new environment. What’s more, our team of staff know the local area like the back of their hand. They’re always available to support you and will make sure both your clinical and travel experiences in Batangas go smoothly. When it comes to food, our local chef cooks some of the most delicious traditional Filipino dishes around, and can also whip up some Western classics. All dietary requirements will be catered for.



To complement your main clinical placement in Batangas, we highly recommend taking an additional week to live in a rural village. This is by far the best way to expand your clinical, cultural, and travel opportunities in The Philippines. You’ll live with a native host family, surrounded by nature in a village setting. The mornings will see you working in a nearby health clinic, getting to grips with cases from the local township. Come the afternoon, you’ll be free to immerse yourself in local culture and tradition, including cooking lessons, making crafts, and exploring the surrounding natural beauty.

Placements in The Philippines - Batangas

Garrard, Adam

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"It was a testament to the World the World service that the placement far exceeded my expectations."

Adam Garrard, Brighton & Sussex Medical School 2017

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Kent, Laura

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"The team in the UK are amazing at the pre-departure process, which made everything so easy. It really was hassle-free".

Laura Kent, University of Worcester 2017

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