Office for International Partnerships and Programs

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


The 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.


The Office for International Partnerships and Programs is envisioned to endow students, faculty, and personnel with meaningful opportunities and experiences to live in prolific harmony in the global community.

The OIPP is committed to provide quality international services to both faculty and students on a par with the global standards.



DHVSU is a state institution of higher learning that has the capability and competence to accommodate foreign students for special programs. It aims to promote cultural diversity awareness through the aid of OIPP, which is dedicated to foster linkages within the DHVSU community and abroad. Further, OIPP may serve as a global liaison for its students and faculty who are engaged in international programs and activities. This commitment strengthens DHVSU’s vision to be the lead university in producing globally competent and competitive professionals.


a. To provide overall supervision, management, and control of the programs offered;
b. To enhance the curriculum, training design, and modules for each program;
c. To provide qualified faculty members to handle instruction and compensate them through a self-liquidating scheme;
d. To provide classrooms, instructional facilities, and learning materials;
e. To provide accommodation facilities to the program participants;
f. To issue the necessary certificates and other pertinent documents to participants after finishing the program;
g. To provide security and support services inside the campus for the duration of the program; and
h. To monitor the progress of the program in terms of quality instruction, adaptability, and effectiveness.

*Adapted during the special meeting of the DHVTSU Board of Regents held on November 30, 2010 at the Conference Room, Commission on Higher Education, UP Diliman, Quezon City.



            The OIPP is headed by a Director and competently supported by Coordinators for English Language Training, Foreign Students Desk, and International On-the-Job Training (OJT).


            The Director is in-charge of the development of a strategic plan for international programs of the university. The plan is aimed at helping to better prepare students and faculty members to live and work efficiently in this age of rapid global change. Specifically, the Director is tasked to present academically-challenging international experiences to DHVSU and foreign students and also offer faculty members diverse opportunities to teach, study, and network internationally in on-going academic programs.


The Coordinator for English Language Training is responsible for:

  • Overseeing and evaluating the English as a Second Language (ESL) program;
  • Preparing the program curriculum, modules, training design, workbooks, and other learning materials;
  • Recruiting and training teachers; and
  • Assessing the performance of teachers and students.

The Coordinator for Foreign Students Desk is responsible for:

  • Providing counseling services to foreign students so that they can properly adjust to a new environment;
  • Giving an orientation concerning university, local, and national rules and regulations; and
  • Coordinating with different university units for necessary support facilities like food services, lodging, and transportation.

The Coordinator for International On-the-Job Training (OJT) is responsible for:

  • Establishing linkages with foreign government agencies, companies, and non-governmental agencies for OJT activities to provide students with opportunities to gain international work experience;
  • Conducting orientation programs for students scheduled for OJT;
  • Monitoring the whereabouts of students and assisting them in their needs;
  • Scheduling dialogues with foreign partners and university officials to obtain relevant feedback; and
  • Coordinating with deans of colleges for the creation and development of relevant curricular offerings which are responsive to the needs of the global economy.



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.


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.




University Hostel, DHVSU
Cabambangan, Villa de Bacolor, 
Pampanga, Philippines

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