Activities and Events

UMAP Discovery Camp

Date: July 18-21, 2016
Venue: SJ Covered Walk (across SJ Hall lobby entrance)
Application Forms are available at the venue.

UK Education Fair


International Week Celebration

October 19-24, 2015

In line with the celebration of United Nations Day in October, the External Relations and Internationalization Office (ERIO) organizes the International Week celebration in coordination with selected student organizations on campus. The celebration of the International Week is designed to provide an opportunity for students and members of the DLSU community to get involved with the different activities that are lined up based on the theme of the United Nations Day celebration. The event hopes to encourage more Lasallians to be more conscious of the goals of this intergovernmental organization geared toward the promotion of human rights, social progress and world peace.

ASEAN Youth Cultural Forum

The ASEAN Youth Cultural Forum (AYCF) is organized yearly in partnership with its member institutions. It is aimed at enhancing and strengthening friendship and cooperation, grounded in the deep understanding of their countries' cultures. The forum provides a rich venue for the appreciation of the deversity and commonalities in the ASEAN cultures through worthwhile dialogues of artistic experience and expressions.

This year, De La Salle University is hosting the "13th ASEAN and 3rd ASEAN+3 Youth Cultural Forum" with the theme: "ASEAN AS ONE: Framing the Face of ASEAN to our Youth through Culture and the Arts".

Everyone is invited to be part of the Opening Ceremonies. Please join us in welcoming our ASEAN guests!


When: February 24, 2015 (Tuesday) @ 3:00 PM
Where: The Student (Central) Plaza

Meet and greet our international students! Take a sip of coffee (or juice for non-coffee drinkers) and enjoy the afternoon sharing experiences of joys, victories, and challenges of a Lasallian's university life. Bring your friends along!

International Visitors from Japan

What: Hosting of International Visitors from Japan (Miyagi Prefecture Sendai Nika Junior and Senior High School)
When: July 30, 2014
Where: DLSU Campus, HSSH European Documentation Center

ASEAN “Taste a bit of everything”

What: ASEAN Day Celebration
When: August 8, 2014 (Friday) 0900H to 1400H
Where: Commission on Higher Education (CHEd)
UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City


August 8, 2014
CHEd CP Garcia UP Diliman Quezon City

  • Prayer
  • ASEAN Song
  • Ribbon Cutting
  • ASEAN Video
  • Food Festival
  • Foreign Students share their culture with the participants
    • Brunei Darussalam Video
    • Cambodia Video
    • Indonesia Video
    • Lao PDR Video
    • Malaysia video
    • Myanmar Video
    • Philippines Video
    • Singapore Video
    • Thailand Video
    • Vietnam Video
  • Closing until food lasts

The International Center is hosting the visit of professors and students from Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia on June 13, 2014 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Flow of Activities follows:

10:00am Arrival at De La Salle University
10:00 - 10:30am Campus Tour
10:30 - 11:30am Learning Tagalog: "Oh My Tagalog" Session
11:30 - 12:30pm Exchange Culture Show
12:30 - 12:45pm Singing National Song
12:45 - 1:00pm Malay Traditional Martial Art
1:00pm Departure from DLSU


​DLSU Campus Tour
May 9, 2014

Culture X

IC Buddy Recruitment

What is the IC Buddy Program?

The IC BUDDY PROGRAM is the Student Volunteer Program of the ERIO and is managed by the International Center. Its general goal is to provide an opportunity for Filipinos and international students, who appreciate cultural diversity and demonstrate understanding of the University’s thrust for internationalization, to get involved in one of the student volunteer programs in the University.

Specifically, the Program aims to:

  1. Recruit and train student volunteers – either Filipinos or international students, who can effectively assist ERIO International Center and Center for Global Engagement in the implementation of its activities, programs and services;
  2. Provide trainings that are necessary to hone the skills of IC Buddies in the performance of their functions as members of the Program; and
  3. Strengthen IC Buddies’ Lasallian values of Faith in God, Zeal for Service, and Communion in Mission, by anchoring their training and formation building activities within the Lasallian Formation and Action Framework – integrating leadership skills, Lasallian Spirituality, and Community Engagement in their student volunteer experience.

Are you IC Buddy material?

The minimum qualifications to be considered in the selection of IC Buddies are based on the following:

  1. A GPA of at least 2.0 or better for the two pre-vious terms; and
  2. No major offense record (based on SDFO).

Can you handle it?

Requirements for selection of IC Buddies

  1. Willing to render official residency equivalent to 5.0 hours a week;
  2. Willing to keep membership in the IC Buddy Pro-gram for at least three (3) terms;
  3. Has remaining three (3) terms of academic residency;
  4. Willing to undergo training and formation while in the Program;
  5. Preferably though not necessarily, has participated in an Outbound Student Exchange Program of the University;
  6. Committed to volunteer service, Lasallian formation, and has a drive for excellence; and
  7. Values cultural diversity and has sincere inter-est in multicultural environment.

Pick your IC BUDDY Team!

  1. Events Team: Handles the logistical preparations of International Center’s pro-grams and activities on and off-campus.
  2. Operations Team: Assists in the overall operation and delivery of organizational and administrative functions of International Cen-ter.
  3. Programs and Networking: Designs and initiates programs and activities that are in line with the vision and mission of ERIO as well as with the general goals and objectives of International Center and Center for Global Engagement that promote the interests of international students.
  4. Publicity and Promotions: Handles the information dissemination of International Center’s programs, activities, and services.

My First Step in Manila

Once every trimester, the International Center organizes "My First Trip in Manila" to expose new international students and visiting professors to one of the most historical scenic spots in the Philippines - the Walled City of Intramuros.

Participants get to witness significant aspects of Philippine culture and experience our historical milieu while visiting the old picturesque San Agustin Church and Museum; an old kingdom of a Muslim chieftain which is now known as the historic Fort Bonifacio; Casa Manila, a replica of a mid-19th century house inspired by the magnificent lifestyle of Spanish aristocrats, and a lot more.

culture x 2011


Title of the Event Date/Time Venue
ASEAN Day August 7, 2013 / 8:00 am to 2:00 pm CHED Office, CP Garcia Ave. UP Diliman, Quezon City
The ASEAN Day Celebration is an annual event organized by ERIO International Center in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). This year, the Council of Student Organizations and UNISTO are co-organizers of the event for the International Food Festival and Exhibits.

International Coffee Hour

Title of the Event Date/Time Venue
International Coffee Hour August 12, 2013 / 2:30 pm Henry Sy Sr. Hall Lobby
The International Coffee Hour is a regular event organized by the ERIO International Center to gather both international students (IS) and Filipinos on campus. It is an opportunity for IS to interact with University administrators for a meet-and-greet! Each Coffee Hour gathering is celebrated with a cultural theme (Cambodian, French, Indonesian, American culture, and the like) to expose IS and Filipinos alike to the diversity of culture on campus. IS who are performing well academically are also recognized during the event.

Orientation for New International Students - ONIS
(Second Batch) Term 1, 2013-2014

WHO:All NEW International Students who missed theFirst Batch ONIS
WHERE:Yuchengco Seminar Room (Y507)
WHEN:July 26, 2013; 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Culture 100

A Celebration of the Lasallian Global Culture (Centennial Edition)

February 16, 2012
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marian Quadrangle/Amphitheatre

  • Food Festival - Taste the delicious cuisine from other countries
  • Cultural Night - Witness our international students showcase thier native songs, dances and poetry
  • Education Expo - Explore education/scholarship opportunities overseas

Organized by the International Center, Office of the External Relation and Internationalization

Everyone is invited!

International Coffee Hour

January 18, 2012
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Central Plaza

February 22, 2012
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Yuchengco Lobby B

March 14, 2012
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Yuchengco Lobby B

Organized by the International Center, Office of the External Relation and Internationalization

Everyone is invited!

Effective Study Habits for International Students

November 16, 2011
3:00-4:30 pm
Ariston Estrada Seminar Room (LS Rm. 126)

Organized by the International Center, in cooperation with the Office of Student LIFE
Pre-registration is required due to limited slots.

For more info, visit DLSU International Center at SJ 207 or email


Search for the Three Most Outstanding Lasallian International Students In the Philippines

  • Screening Date: November 4, 2011
  • Deadline of Submitting the Nomination Form: October 31, 2011
  • For interested applicants, please e-mail

Past Events

GAWAD LASALYANO 2013 Br. Blimond Pierre FSC

The Office of External Relations and Internationalization and the International Center would like to congratulate MR. MOHNISH SIGNH, Indian national and a student from the College of Computer Studies, for being awarded the Br. Blimond Pierre FSC Award during the Gawad Lasalyano 2013.

The Br. Blimond Pierre FSC Award is given to the MOST OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT who embodies the qualities of a distinguished international student and demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of world diversity while being an exemplar of Lasallian values.

Congratualations, Mohnish! Continue living the Lasallian Animo!

culture x 2011

Culture X 2011: International Culture Night, Food Bazaar and Education Expo

February 17, 2011, DLSU Amphitheater and Marian Quadrangle

culture x 2011

>International Cultural Trip

February 4, 2011, Villa Escudero San Pablo City, Laguna

culture x 2011

Final Screening of "Search for the Three Most Outstanding International Students in the Philippines 2010"

November 11, 2010, Bahay Kalinaw, UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City—The Search for the Three Most Outstanding International Students in the Philippines is an annual activity of the PIFO. This nationwide Search is held in cooperation with various government agencies, educators, associations and institutions of learning.

final screening

International Food Festival

February 18, 2010, DLSU Amphitheater

food festival 2010

Culture X 2010: A Celebration of the Lasallian Culture

February 18, 2010, DLSU Amphitheater

culture x 2010

International Students' Cultural Trip

September 26, 2009, Villa Escudero Plantation and Resort, San Pablo, Laguna—International students were exposed to different scenic spots within Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces where they learned about the Philippine culture and traditions.

cultural trip

International Cultural Night: Language of Love

February 11, 2009, DLSU Amphitheater—An event sponsored by the Associate Vice Chancellor for External Relations, Office of Student LIFE, and the Cultural Arts Office, Language of Love showcased songs, dances, music and poetry from around the world presented by selected international students of DLSU and performing groups of the Cultural Arts Office.

cultural night

International Food Festival

February 11, 2009, DLSU Marian Quadrangle—An event sponsored by the Office of Student LIFE and selected student organizations, the event showcased delicacies from different countries.

cultural night

International Students' Cultural Trip

January 30, 2009, Villa Escudero Plantation and Resort, San Pablo, Laguna—An event sponsored by the Office of Student LIFE and the United International Students' Organization (UNISTO), International students were exposed to different scenic spots within Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces where they learned about the Philippine culture and traditions.

cultural night