Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What is the maximum capacity of JIC?

The maximum number of students in the dormitory is approximately 130.

What is the ratio of nationalities?

It depends on the season, but generally 30% are from Korea, 30% from Japan, 20% from Taiwan, 15% from Vietnam, and 5% from other countries such as the Middle East.

What is the age ratio?

Most of the students are in their early 20s to late 30s.

Is there an airport in Baguio?

Unfortunately, there is no airport in Baguio. Therefore, students are required to take a flight arriving at Manila or Clark Airport, and the school’s transportation service will pick them up at the airport.

When can I enroll?

We have designated enrollment days twice a month on Sundays. If you enroll on a designated day, we will pick you up at the airport in Manila. Please contact us for more details about the designated start date and airport pickup.

Can I enroll on a day other than the designated start date?

Yes, you can. However, please note that this may result in higher pick-up fees due to lack of a pick-up passenger, and depending on your schedule, you may have to take the monthly test immediately upon arrival at the school.

Questions about rooms

How can I find out if the room I want is available?

You can inquire from the Rates page or the Contact Us page. We recommend that you inquire and apply as early as possible, as rooms may fill up quickly depending on the season.

What facilities are provided in the rooms?

All rooms are equipped with a hair dryer, refrigerator, water supply, WiFi, study desk, shower room, and toilet. Please see the Rooms page for more details.

Can I cook in my room?

Yes, you can cook in your room.

Can I drink alcohol in my room?

No, you cannot. Please note that you will be expelled from the school.

About the Course

What are the features of your courses?

You can take a program tailored to your English level and future goals.


This is a comprehensive basic English program to improve your English conversation skills. Beginner students who can barely speak English can also take this course.


This program is designed to develop English skills that can be used in the workplace. Students can choose courses that meet their objectives, such as preparation for a working holiday, business English, or TOEIC test preparation.


This program is designed to improve your IELTS score. In addition to our regular IELTS course, we also offer a Guaranteed Score Program, which guarantees a specific score in 12 weeks.

What makes you say that you offer a quality education?

First, let’s talk about our instructors: JIC’s hiring criteria for instructors are basically mid-career. We hire experienced instructors as immediate backbone and train them in JIC’s way so that they can provide high quality education in a short period of time. We also have strict hiring criteria. In particular, all of our IELTS instructors are highly qualified with a score of 7.5 points or higher. In addition, JIC’s R&D team has been organized to create original teaching materials for ESL, Business, and IELTS, and these original materials are used to provide effective learning.

What is the difference between Spartan and Semi-Spartan?

Both Spartan and Semi-Spartan programs allow students to go out on their own. However, students in the Spartan program must be back at school by 7:00 p.m. because of mandatory vocabulary tests and self-study. For more details, please see the program page.

Is the EOP (no mother tongue) system enforced?

We try to enforce the “no mother tongue” policy, including management and teachers. We also have a “Challenger System” in which students can win prizes if they continue to speak only English.

However, regardless of whether or not there is a native language policy, we always encourage our students to actively engage in English conversation with students of various nationalities. It is ridiculous to say that students cannot speak English because there is no native language policy. Since you are here to study abroad, we recommend that you try to be proactive regardless of whether the system is in place or not.

Do you accept juniors under the age of 18?

Yes, we accept students in the University Preparation Program (UPC), but UPC students are not allowed to mix with regular students and must study with junior students (mostly Korean) of the same age group (7~18 years old). UPC students are also subject to the following rules

∙ There is an additional fee of 20,000 pesos for care.
 (*Includes one activity day trip per month and one meal out per month and other support fees)
∙ No going out except for school events.
Self-study is available in the function hall for both Korean and junior students and is always monitored.
・Phone will be confiscated when you arrive here. You will only be allowed to use your phone on weekends.

UPC accepts students as young as 8 years old.

Can I change my course or schedule?

Yes, you can change your course and schedule every two weeks after consultation with the local management. Please note that you cannot specify the instructor.

Can I add additional classes?

Yes, you can add classes for both one-on-one and group classes. Please inquire separately about the fee.

I heard that you are an official IELTS test center.

Yes, we are accredited by the IDP as an official test center. There are other official test centers in Baguio in addition to JIC, so you can take the test at other locations if there are not enough students to fill the test.

About Services

About the cafeteria and meals

Please let me know what kind of meals are served.

Since we have students from various countries such as Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Vietnam, and Middle Eastern countries, we offer a variety of food such as Filipino, Chinese, Korean, and Western food. In addition to the cafeteria, there is also a café and supermarket on campus, so students have the option of eating at the café or cooking for themselves, which is not available at other schools.

I have a food allergy.

If you let us know in advance, we will do our best to accommodate you. However, food allergies are life-threatening, so we may not be able to accommodate your request in some cases.

About laundry

Do you provide laundry service?

Yes, we do. Laundry service is available twice a week. The laundry is washed, dried, and folded, and can be picked up within one day.

Can I do my own laundry?

You can do your own laundry in your room, but there are no washing machines or dryers for students.

About facilities and equipment

Is there a gym?

Yes, we have a gym. It is available from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. It is free of charge for students. The gym is equipped with minimal equipment such as running machines, dumbbells, and butterfly machines.

I heard there is a café on site, is this true?

Yes, there is a café called Seollem Cafe, which was built on campus in 2021. It serves coffee, fruit juices and other beverages, as well as pasta, chicken and other meals. Many students use the cafe as a place to relax and have some free time. It is also a good experience to communicate in English with the general public.

I am worried about security.

Security guards are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also have surveillance cameras installed in key locations and the gate is locked at night to ensure your safety.

I heard that there is a supermarket on the premises.

Yes, there is a small supermarket called Kmart. It is a convenient place to buy groceries, drinks, daily necessities, and everything else you need for daily life.

How far is it from the center of Baguio City?

It takes about 10 minutes to get to the center of the city by cab. There are many cabs and Jeepneys running around, so it is easy to get to the city center.

What facilities are nearby?

There is a 7-Eleven, a pharmacy, a supermarket, a bank ATM, and a 24-hour drugstore within a 10-minute walking distance. There are also cafes and supermarkets on the school grounds, so you don’t have to go out to live, but there are many convenient facilities in the surrounding area.