Looking back, I can say without any sliver of doubt that none of this would have been possible without CAMP's help. Just last May 2015, I only had my eyes set on staying in the country for my undergraduate studies. It was not until I received correspondence from CAMP, urging me to consider applying abroad, that I actually found the courage to pursue a dream I once thought was simply too ambitious.
With this, I would just like to thank you. Thank you for seeing potential in me when I myself failed to do so. Thank you for providing me with the push I needed to step out of my comfort zone and take a tremendous risk for my future. And, most importantly, thank you for showing me how to aspire for, to act on, and to achieve something greater than what I could ever have imagined.
Keep up the great work - your dedication to helping Filipino students succeed and shine abroad is truly inspiring.
Lorenzo Quiogue, Princeton University
CAMP was really helpful for me in my last year of high school. It was great having a mentor who had gotten into the schools I really wanted to go to - nothing like some firsthand advice, always available. I'm really grateful for the mentorship, and now I have this great network of friends that I wouldn't have met if not for CAMP.
Gabs Ilagan, Williams College
CAMP's resources were invaluable to me, and so was their support.
If it weren't for CAMP, would my college application process be much more difficult and confusing? Most probably.
Possibly the greatest thing about CAMP for me was, honestly speaking, the support system. All the mentors believed in me so much that I ended up believing in myself more and pushing myself more. I don't think I would have reached my full potential without them.
Rafael Butiong, Rice University
CAMP showed me how to unlock my true potential and get into the college of my dreams! Thank you, CAMP and may you help more college-bound students in the future.
Patricia Tan, University of Edinburgh
CAMP helped me become aware of the multitude of options available for higher education across the world, guided me through the different application processes and taught me useful exam techniques that has helped me be where I am today. I am forever grateful.
Jason Carlo Carranceja, Yale-NUS
All I really thought of before was to be a top-notcher at local college entrance tests, get a good GPA, top the board exams, get a good job, get rich, and then retire. But, when CAMP came, everything changed. People told me that you had to have contacts or money to be able to study abroad. CAMP completely changed that and more. When I started applying to colleges abroad, I initially thought that it was all about prestige, but when the decisions letters and campus tour invitations came, I realized that life is not just mere competition, but making the most out of who we truly are. CAMP has taught me how to be brave to try out things undone before, even when it seems impossible to achieve. CAMP did not just help me get a better future, but also helped me to live life.
Russell Ng, University of Southern California
CAMP Philippines reminded me of my priorities, that I should allot time and effort honing my interests and fine tuning my talents rather than having them waste away untouched. Without CAMP and its constant reminder to always be on your A-game, I definitely would not be in my position today as an incoming freshman at USC!
David Ongchoco, University of Pennsylvania
Through CAMP Philippines and its SUPER AMAZING mentors: I was able to make it to my goal schools. I was able to become friends with students from all over the world. I was able to make the most out of opportunities given to me.
All throughout the application process, my CAMP mentor was there for me constantly reminding me to study for my SATs, work on my essays and never give-up. At times, I honestly felt like not applying anymore but because of the motivational posts of CAMP and the messages of my mentor, I stuck with it.
It was December 30 when CAMP held its last day preparation event. The CAMP mentors could have been celebrating the end of the year with their families yet they chose to organize the event, and help us with our last minute application concerns. And even when I had last minute questions on New Year’s day, my mentor still replied to my emails at lightning speed and was constantly asking me for updates.
Simply put, CAMP Philippines and its mentors have truly dedicated their time and effort for us mentees. Even with their busy schedules, they made sure to answer our questions and constantly motivate us to do our best.
THANK YOU SO MUCH to the CAMP Philippines team and all the mentors! Keep up the good work!! We really really appreciate it!! Wouldn’t have made it to where I am today if it weren’t for you guys!