Office for International Partnerships and Programs

“Let us be partners in exploring meaningful opportunities that the world offers!”


UPDATED OIPP LOGOThe Don Honorio Ventura State University (DHVSU), as provided for in Republic Act 9832, is mandated to develop consortia and other forms of linkages with foreign institutions and agencies both public and private, in the furtherance of its purposes and objectives.

Formerly known as the Office for International Affairs (OIA), the Office for International Partnerships and Programs (OIPP) was created in March of 2010 to take the lead in the establishment of meaningful academic, scientific, technical, and cultural relationships with international institutions and university’s commitment of producing top-quality and globally competitive graduates and faculty members.

The OIPP is a unit under the Office of the Executive Vice President. Its main function is to take charge of international programs and activities in consonance with the requirements of the Comission on Higher Education and execute international faculty and student exchange programs and short-term special programs for foreign students.

The OIPP acts as the principal point of contact for the international students prior to their arrival at DHVSU. It deals with all international matters within the University and provides support to international students in adjusting to living in Villa de Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines, and studying at DHVSU.

The OIPP is also responsible for advising international students on all matters relating to their application, admission, fees, immigration, student visas, special permits, enrolment, arrival services, programs and activities, conduct and discipline, and health services.

ESL Program


The Office for International Partnerships and Programs of DHVSU offers three levels of ESL instruction. Each level is determined based on the English proficiency of the students. The length of time that students spend at each level is dependent upon the amount of time it takes for them to become proficient. Students are not required to move through each level sequentially.  

Program Levels

Level I: Beginner I-V
This level focuses on the aspects of speaking, mainly enunciation and pronunciation.

Level II: Beginner I-V
This level focuses on pronunciation, listening skills, reading,   grammar, and writing.

Level III: Advanced
This level involves actual conversations, constructing paragraphs and stories out of mastered words and/or phrases, correct usage of grammar, and writing experiences.  

Classes and Schedule 

One-on-One  and Small Group Session

- 1st semester – June
- 2nd semester – October
- 24 hours / week
- Each Level I course sequence includes five hours of reading, five hours of writing, five hours of grammar, three hours of pronunciation, three hours of listening, and three hours of lab each week.

ESL Curricula

Level-Based ESL

Accurate • Practical • Tailor-Made

DHVSU’s level-based ESL curriculum

  • caters to the needs and learning styles of the students;
  • targets the development of the students based on what they want to achieve at the end of their learning course;
  • extracts the optimum output of the students;
  • motivates students to participate in every activity since it will be based on their strengths and weaknesses; and
  • tracks the progress of the students easily.

Culture-Based ESL

Acommodating • Relevant • Engaging

DHVSU’s culture-based ESL curriculum

  • meets the needs of students from diverse cultures;
  • takes into consideration the background culture of the students to make their learning more relevant to their lives;
  • connects to students for them to become more engaged in learning as lessons become more relatable;
  • prepares students to take part in a multilingual and multicultural world;
  • maintains a culturally-responsive environment in and outside the classroom to make students feel safe and respected.

Accomplishment Report