Philippines: The Initiative for Children

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that United Airlines is now requiring that travelers who are 15 years old or younger travel as Unaccompanied Minors. You can read more about their specific policies here. 

Flight Requirements:

    • Fly into and out of Manila, Philippines (Ninoy Aquino International Airport, airport code: MNL)
    • Arrive between 6:00 (6am) and 20:00 (8pm) on the date your program starts
    • Depart after 10:00 (10am) the day your program ends
Suggested Route:

The suggested route - usually the most direct, least number of stops, and always leaving from a US gateway airport. Often times, multiple students from the same program will be on this flight, simply because it is a popular route to take. We cannot guarantee that other students will be on this flight, but very often, there are. You do not have to take the suggested route, it is just one option. You may take any flight you wish that falls within the flight parameters above.

NOTE: Contact STA Travel to confirm the most updated route information, 877-211-4351

Suggested Route - Getting there:
  • China Airlines 
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Taipei, Taiwan (TPE)
  • Taipei, Taiwan (TPE) to Manila, Philappines (MNL)
Suggested Route - Coming home: 
  • China Airlines
  • Manila, Philappines (MNL) to Taipei, Taiwan (TPE)
  • Taipei, Taiwan (TPE) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX)