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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
Honesto Llagas - Father of Amir Viva Llagas, WAT 2011
""FPI deserves our greatest appeciation for all their hard work. They elevate the quality of our children's future career opportunities. Thank you for .. read more"
Jeanne Therese Empaynado - Ateneo De Manila University, WAT 2010
"“First Place offers a very enlightening experience where you can learn so much. It was a challenge to my maturity, independence, and skills. Als.. read more"
FPI News
Aug 20


Canada Study and Work Program

Orientation Schedules:   Canada Study and Work Program orientations take place at 2:45 PM, every.. read more

Aug 18


Grace Caballe's Awesome Work and Travel Adventure!

Grace Caballe had an awesome Work and Travel adventure at the world-famous Grand Canyon this year! C.. read more

Jul 18


Congrats to FPI Dreamer Ric Javier!

Congrats to First Place Inc. Dreamer Ric Javier from Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila.. read more

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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




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 (915) 668-2567

+63 (933) 042-1004

Events & Schedules

Orientation Schedules:


Canada Study and Work Program orientations take place at 2:45 PM, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, at our free online Zoom call sessions. Sign up at the following link: 


Canada Study and Work Applications are now OPEN!


Applications for the Canada Study and Work Program now OPEN. Students are encouraged to attend the program orientations held online for free!


You may also attend our orientation programs held at our offices in UP Diliman and in Cebu. For more details, sign up at the following link:  


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