The Economy of the Philippines is the 38th largest in the world, according to 2013 International Monetary Fund statistics, and is also one of the emerging markets in the world. The Philippine education system has been heavily influenced by its colonial history, which has included periods of Spanish, American and Japanese rule and occupation. During the period of American colonization, beginning in 1898, English was instituted as the language of instruction and a public school system was established, administered by a Department of Instruction, and modeled on the US system.
The United States has left the largest imprint on the education system, which can be discerned in a number of ways. One is the Philippine’s extensive and relatively inclusive, system of higher education, to which access is widely available (comparative to other Southeast Asian nations). Today the United States continues to influence the education system, with many Philippine academics having earned graduate degrees from U.S. universities. Angeles University Foundation intertwines the US based syllabus in a cost effective manner at AUF. AUF is a non-stock and non-profit private education institute. AUF admits students from all over the world and is willing to dilute its vast diversity. Graduates from AUF can easily from all countries under the WHO. Sri Lankan graduates have the option of getting employed in Sri Lanka and Overseas since the medical degree is recognized by WHO, EFMG, GMC, AMC, SLMC etc.