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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
Jose Marie Emilliano Motus - University of San Carlos, Cebu City, WAT 2010
""I was able to immerse myself in a totally different environment away from the comforts of home, and I enjoyed the experience of living independently!.. read more"
Gloriece Do - University of San Carlos, WAT 2012
""From the very beginning when I was still applying for the Work and Travel program, up to my stay in the U.S., First Place handled the entire process .. read more"
FPI News
Mar 15


Internship face-to-face interviews this July!

  First Place Inc.'s USA partners are flying in for face-to-face interviews with our applic.. read more

Feb 15


PDOB 2015!

  Over 2,000 First Place Inc. Dreamers joined us in Manila and Cebu for their Pre-Departur.. read more

Feb 15


2015 Pre-Departure Orientation and Briefing!

  First Place's PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION AND BRIEFING event for Luzon Work and Travel 2015 .. 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.  


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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