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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
Traci Tenebro - Philippine Women's College of Davao, WAT 2013
"When I heard from my school about the US Work and Travel program offered by First Place Inc., I became really excited. I knew that lots of people want.. read more"
Erra Tito - Trinity University of Asia, WAT 2013
""My Work and Travel experience in the United States last March to June had a great impact on my life. My previous experience helped me to learn a lot .. read more"
FPI News
Nov 15


Pwede Pang Humabol! US Work and Travel 2016

  JOIN NOW! Travel to New York, California, and more by signing up with the #1 cultural exch.. read more

Aug 15



TO ALL VISAYAS APPLICANTS: First Place Inc.'s Work and Travel General Assembly in Cebu City is just.. read more

Aug 15



CALLING ALL CULINARY GRADUATES! First Place Inc. is hosting hiring events for the world-famous JW M.. 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.  


2016 Work and Travel Applications are now OPEN!


Applications for the 2016 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 2016 summer in the US! Work, travel, have fun, learn different cultures, and live independently! JOIN NOW!

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