~~~~Welcome to 3D~~~~
♦ Day 0- Beginning of your journey. Upon reaching the school, I should… ?
1. Rest, Unpack Luggage & Shop for groceries
There is no class on Sunday as our classes run continuously from Monday-Friday (Except for public holidays). Upon reaching the school, students should have a good rest, unpack their luggage, get to know other students in the dormitory. 3D Academy is located in the city center. Once recharged, students could feel free to walk around the 3D Campus or shop for groceries in the JY supermarket located at the first floor of the building.
2. Have your Meals (Food!!)
3D provides 3 meals per day, 7 days a week, all year round! Hence you do not have to worry that you will be hungry when you check in.
All meals are served in buffet style, at the fourth floor of 3D Premium Building. The meals will be served according to the following schedules:
Breakfast: 7.00 am – 8.00 am (7:30am-8:30am on weekends)
Lunch: 12:00pm – 1.00 pm
Dinner: 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm
3. Explore the surroundings（Freshmen are advised to stick together with students to avoid any culture shock）
For foreigners, navigating around the roads in the Philippines could be chaotic as they do not have very clear traffic rules. (You simply need to use your hands and body language to cross the road instead of using the traffic light). The most common transport in the Philippines is Jeepney and Taxi. 3D Academy is located at the City Center, JY Square, right beside IT Park. Anywhere you go, just remember to inform the driver that you are going to “JY”, and they will bring you back safely to our school.
♦ Day 1 Orientation – Entrance Exam, Orientation, and Your Personal Timetable
On Monday,（In case Monday is a public holiday, Day 1 orientation will be postponed to Tuesday）
Gathering：8:00 am – 3D Main Building, 3rd floor, Tindalo Room (Speech Lab) (Freshmen Check-in Procedure. Please bring along your passport, 4 passport-sized photos(2X2))
Orientation Day Schedule
8:30 AM~11:30 AM : Entrance Exam, including listening, speaking, reading and writing (Around 3 hours)
11:30 AM~12:00 PM : Brief Introduction of school and the ground rules
12:00 PM~13:00 PM : Lunch
13:00 PM~14:30 PM : Orientation + Ice Breaking with all new students. Getting familiar with the school surroundings, including the classrooms and nearby facilities. (Please bring along the school rules form included in your freshman pack)
*After orientation, students will have free time. You can go to exchange local currencies or shop for groceries. Everything you need can be found around the school.
※17:00 PM~18:00 PM : Collect your personalized classes timetable at the office
All classes will start from Tuesday.
Interested to find out more about how students spend their first day in 3D Academy? Check out the blog written by Nathan!
♦ Monthly Level-up Exam – Check your results!
When?：The last Friday of every month
Level-up Exam will be scheduled on the last Friday of every month. All students and teachers must participate in the exams. Therefore, there will be no class on that day.
Schedules of the Level-up Exam day：
♣ 08:30 AM~11:00 AM – Written Exams（Listening, Reading, Writing）
♣ 11:00 AM~12:00 PM – Oral Exams（Speaking）
♣ 12:00 PM~01:00 PM – Lunch
♣ 01:00 PM ~03:30 PM – 3D Outreach Program. Every last Friday of the month, 3D will organize an outreach program. Students have to pay for a minimal amount in order to participate (Around 300 to 1000 pesos, USD 6- 20). This is a volunteering activity and it is optional for students to participate. In case you are not joining the outreach program, the afternoon will be free time for you.
Interested to find out more about how students spend their first day in 3D Academy? Check out the students’ blogs.