Five from the Philippines’ University of Santo Tomas talk about their Global Mobility Programme to Malaysia at MSU

Students from the University of Santo Tomas showing how they feel about their global mobility experience in Malaysia at Management and Science University (MSU); from your left: Harvie M. Barcellano, Adrienne Valerie D. Dalina, Calixto Jhovenay, Jean Nicole Angelo, and Nehemiah Baldlong Mula.

HARVIE M. BARCELLANO

“The MSU Global Mobility Programme provided me with the holistic growth that students need. I learned to adapt to a new environment with the help of some of the kindest people I had ever met. The intellectual supervisors I interacted with inspired me, but it was not the lab work that made my best moments on the programme; it was the human interaction. The knowledge I gained beyond the four corners of the lab was immeasurable. I’ve gained a new outlook in life. My learning experience at MSU was beyond expectation. 

“If you are still just thinking about applying for the GMP experience, remember that learning can be fun if you have the right mindset and are with the right people. MSU already provides the environment. The only thing missing now is your outlook in life.”

NEHEMIAH BALDLONG MULA

“I believe that excellence means going beyond borders so I chose to go on the Global Mobility Programme. I chose MSU because it is already a melting pot of international students. On the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) programme, I learned different techniques of research. It widened my thinking and perspective in dealing with different demands of research. Being exposed to the different research fields made my best moments. The focus and training on becoming an excellent researcher is another reason for my choice. 

“MSU has also taught me how to embrace the Malaysian culture, which I had never experienced before. You’ll be surprised how great the Global Mobility Programme is, so if you’re thinking of applying, allow yourself the experience.”

JEAN NICOLE ANGELO

“I’ve learned a lot at MSU, especially in the area of research. Some of the sharing by our supervising researchers at MSU were new learning experiences that we can apply when we return to the Philippines. That I didn’t feel homesick because everyone here was nice and very welcoming made my best moments on this programme. I met new people, made new friends, learned the local culture and customs, learned a lot and had fun at the same time, all within the short period of stay. 

“MSU was the right and the best choice. My experiences in MSU were truly out of the book. If you have the opportunity, grab it and savour every moment. Cherish the new things you will learn and the new friends you will make, some of whom you will treasure forever.”

University of Santo Tomas students enjoying the local-visits itinerary on their Global Mobility Programme at Management and Science University (MSU)

CALIXTO JHOVENAY

“I learned there is more to life when you go out of your comfort zone. You’ll meet new people and learn new life lessons from them. I chose to be on the Global Mobility Programme because I always want to experience new things and I knew that through this programme I can learn a lot. 

“My learning experience at MSU was a lot of learning about research, which has given me ideas as well as the drive for research. I also learned there’s a vast variety of what you can do on the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) programme. Meeting co-students and the lecturers made my best moments as we learned and experience the beauty of the Malay culture. Malaysia is a rich and beautiful country with its own uniqueness and charm. If you decide to participate in the Global Mobility Programme, enjoy and learn everything that it can offer. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience which you can learn a lot from and that will help you grow as a person.”

ADRIENNE VALERIE D. DALINA

“I chose the MSU Global Mobility Programme because of its focus on students’ global competitiveness. It knew it would be a great opportunity to expand my knowledge about biomedical science in a different environment. From the supervisors assigned to the five of us, I learned a lot especially about research and contributing to medicinal research. The supervisors were very hands-on in their teaching and guidance, and the people were nice and courteous. Overall it was a great learning experience for me and I plan to come back if I get another chance. 

“Meeting new people that turned into friends was definitely the highlight of my Global Mobility Programme at MSU. My best moments include learning about the Malaysian culture, the food, the nice people, and the way of living; I love how easy-going the people are and how delicious the food is. I had thought I wouldn’t like the food but now I know I will miss it back in the Philippines. If you’re participating in the programme soon or are thinking about it, seize every moment. There’ll be no time to waste because there’s a lot to experience and a lot of people you’ll be glad to meet.”


Management and Science University (MSU) inbound global mobility students from the University of Santo Tomas sampling local Malaysian treats




Five from the Philippines’ University of Santo Tomas talk about their Global Mobility Programme to Malaysia at MSU

Students from the University of Santo Tomas showing how they feel about their global mobility experience in Malaysia at Management and Science University (MSU); from your left: Harvie M. Barcellano, Adrienne Valerie D. Dalina, Calixto Jhovenay, Jean Nicole Angelo, and Nehemiah Baldlong Mula.

HARVIE M. BARCELLANO

“The MSU Global Mobility Programme provided me with the holistic growth that students need. I learned to adapt to a new environment with the help of some of the kindest people I had ever met. The intellectual supervisors I interacted with inspired me, but it was not the lab work that made my best moments on the programme; it was the human interaction. The knowledge I gained beyond the four corners of the lab was immeasurable. I’ve gained a new outlook in life. My learning experience at MSU was beyond expectation. 

“If you are still just thinking about applying for the GMP experience, remember that learning can be fun if you have the right mindset and are with the right people. MSU already provides the environment. The only thing missing now is your outlook in life.”

NEHEMIAH BALDLONG MULA

“I believe that excellence means going beyond borders so I chose to go on the Global Mobility Programme. I chose MSU because it is already a melting pot of international students. On the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) programme, I learned different techniques of research. It widened my thinking and perspective in dealing with different demands of research. Being exposed to the different research fields made my best moments. The focus and training on becoming an excellent researcher is another reason for my choice. 

“MSU has also taught me how to embrace the Malaysian culture, which I had never experienced before. You’ll be surprised how great the Global Mobility Programme is, so if you’re thinking of applying, allow yourself the experience.”

JEAN NICOLE ANGELO

“I’ve learned a lot at MSU, especially in the area of research. Some of the sharing by our supervising researchers at MSU were new learning experiences that we can apply when we return to the Philippines. That I didn’t feel homesick because everyone here was nice and very welcoming made my best moments on this programme. I met new people, made new friends, learned the local culture and customs, learned a lot and had fun at the same time, all within the short period of stay. 

“MSU was the right and the best choice. My experiences in MSU were truly out of the book. If you have the opportunity, grab it and savour every moment. Cherish the new things you will learn and the new friends you will make, some of whom you will treasure forever.”

University of Santo Tomas students enjoying the local-visits itinerary on their Global Mobility Programme at Management and Science University (MSU)

CALIXTO JHOVENAY

“I learned there is more to life when you go out of your comfort zone. You’ll meet new people and learn new life lessons from them. I chose to be on the Global Mobility Programme because I always want to experience new things and I knew that through this programme I can learn a lot. 

“My learning experience at MSU was a lot of learning about research, which has given me ideas as well as the drive for research. I also learned there’s a vast variety of what you can do on the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) programme. Meeting co-students and the lecturers made my best moments as we learned and experience the beauty of the Malay culture. Malaysia is a rich and beautiful country with its own uniqueness and charm. If you decide to participate in the Global Mobility Programme, enjoy and learn everything that it can offer. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience which you can learn a lot from and that will help you grow as a person.”

ADRIENNE VALERIE D. DALINA

“I chose the MSU Global Mobility Programme because of its focus on students’ global competitiveness. It knew it would be a great opportunity to expand my knowledge about biomedical science in a different environment. From the supervisors assigned to the five of us, I learned a lot especially about research and contributing to medicinal research. The supervisors were very hands-on in their teaching and guidance, and the people were nice and courteous. Overall it was a great learning experience for me and I plan to come back if I get another chance. 

“Meeting new people that turned into friends was definitely the highlight of my Global Mobility Programme at MSU. My best moments include learning about the Malaysian culture, the food, the nice people, and the way of living; I love how easy-going the people are and how delicious the food is. I had thought I wouldn’t like the food but now I know I will miss it back in the Philippines. If you’re participating in the programme soon or are thinking about it, seize every moment. There’ll be no time to waste because there’s a lot to experience and a lot of people you’ll be glad to meet.”


Management and Science University (MSU) inbound global mobility students from the University of Santo Tomas sampling local Malaysian treats