HomeUIC Research Journalvol. 17 no. 2 (2011)

Foreign Students in the University of the Immaculate Conception and their Multi-Faceted Experiences

Bienvinido E. Infante | Maribeth Q. Galindo | Mona L. Laya | Jason N. Marquez | Leah C. Apsay | Asisclo Iii M. Abonado | Liezl A. Loguinsa | Ma. Veronica A. Bautista

Discipline: Education, Social Science



This qualitative study aimed to present baseline information about the academic and social experiences of the foreign students at the University of the Immaculate Conception (UIC). The researchers conducted a focus group discussion involving 15 of them who are currently enrolled in various programs of the university. Through an in-depth interview, it was found that most of the foreign students have known UIC via a recommendation of a friend, or the internet. Findings revealed that the existence of the foreign students in UIC is characterized both by pleasant and unpleasant experiences. The positive feedback about the UIC educational system opens a possibility for more influx of foreign students while the unpleasant experiences pose dramatic amendments in established policies of the university.