It was Dr. Genevieve Ledesma-Tan who founded in 1990 Southville International School and Colleges (SISC), which grew rapidly into a full international school. In 1997, Roger and Helen Bartholomew teamed up with the founder of SISC to start Southville International School Affiliated with Foreign Universities(SISFU), the first international university in the country. In May 1998, the opening of SISFU was graced by prestigious dignitaries and a large contingent from the press.
The need for world-class education is rapidly growing as trade barriers come down and countries become more and more interdependent on each other for a variety of products and services. With today’s communication capabilities, knowledge and expertise can no longer be learned in isolation.
SISFU is characterized by a focused and relevant curriculum, professional and industry-recognized qualifications, international textbooks, cutting-edge technology, integrated learning strategies and an international faculty. In addition, the learning environment reflects the interaction between custom designed facilities and a motivated student body.
Students would still have the option of taking the final year of their studies abroad. SISFU hopes to bring high quality education to the Philippines to enable its students to be globally competitive in the industry.
In the years to come, SISFU will no longer be unique or exceptional -- it will be the way that all college education is delivered.