Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science


Foreign students, pandemic, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute, educational preferences


As a result of the shift in the medium of education throughout the Philippines during the pandemic, it made a significant impact, especially on foreign students. The objective of this study is to determine the demographic profile of foreign students based on their age, sex, nationality, college, year level, and duration of stay in the Philippines, as well as to determine the most compelling factors affecting their educational preferences amidst the pandemic. To accomplish these objectives, a total of 57 foreign students were surveyed. The mean of each component was compared using t-test to see how they influenced the target population. ANOVA was used for comparison since it can discover differences between groups and assess component variability. The data revealed that despite the pandemic's impacts, foreign students at De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute continue to pursue their education in the Philippines due to technological factors. Furthermore, the study's results found no significant differences between these factors and the demographic profile.

First Advisor

Maria Teresa F. Mateo