The School of Foreign Service opened on May 3, 1946. It is primarily concerned with the proper training of future officers and personnel of the diplomatic and consular offices of the Republic of the Philippines; the intelligent study of international problems; and the training of experts in foreign relations who are needed by commercial establishments, the different organs and instrumentalities of the United Nations, newspapers, radio firms, banking institutions, and universities.

This School believes in the use of diplomacy as an instrument of peace and human progress, and seeks to instill this belief into the minds of its students. Besides the technical aspects of the course, the cultural side of the Foreign Service as a life career or profession is stressed.

Classroom instruction is supplemented by a requirement for students to attend supervised tea and cocktail parties, dinners, receptions, cultural presentations, and guided tours as a practical training for personality development and for the proper observance of protocol and etiquette at diplomatic functions.

Program Offering:

Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS)

General Objectives:

The School of Foreign Service of the University of Manila believes in the use of diplomacy as an instrument of peace and human progress.  As such, the program seeks to instill this belief in the potency of Foreign Service empowerment as an instrument of goodwill in the young men and women who would like to pursue a career in diplomatic relations and foreign service who by their level of commitment and quality of service shall exemplify “Love of Country” (Patria), “Love of Science” (Scientia), and “Love of Virtue” (Virtus) in the various diplomatic roles they hope to play in the world of work.

Specific Objectives:
  • To provide professional training for students who will be future officers and personnel of the different diplomatic and consular offices of the Republic of the Philippines.
  • To provide the students with an intensive study of international policies, implementing guidelines, and various levels of human relationships; thus, enhancing their knowledge, competencies, skills, and values.
  • To immerse Foreign Service faculty members on current innovations and trends through active research seminars, colloquia, workshops and training, and membership with local and international professional organizations.
  • To provide review classes on government examinations to Foreign Service graduates.

 

DR. MA. CORAZON RAMONA DE LOS SANTOS

Dean, School of Foreign Service & College of Hotel and Restaurant Management