For future guardians and movers of the world

The School of Diplomacy and Governance (SDG) is one of the latest additions to the learner-centered and industry-focused schools within the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. SDG was created to respond to the changing times, brought about by Globalization and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Benildean-Lasallian way.

We lay the foundations of servant-leaders

Former career ambassadors assigned in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe make up half of our faculty. Some are also still active in the field of diplomacy and international relations as consultants, examiners, policy advisers and the like.

Faculty members are required to undergo a number of trainings or workshops on online teaching, inclusion, teaching methodologies, and classroom management. Further, they are also assigned to serve as Research Coordinator, Thesis Adviser, Practicum Coordinator, or Academic Adviser to facilitate student formation and learning.

Engaged to become more engaging

Many extra-curricular activities await DIA and GPA students to diversify their profile and experience through the application of what they have learned inside the classroom.

While extracurricular activities are mostly optional, participation to these activities can sometimes grant them OJT Hours accreditation (maximum: 250 hours) due to its relevance to their program.

Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities

Simulation Workshops
• Benilde Model United Nations
• Diplomatic League Global Summit
• Harvard World Model United Nations
• National Model United Nations
• Open Trade Asia Negotiations Simulation
• POSIBLE: An SDG Youth Action Building Workshop

Research Conferences / Colloquia
• SDG Research Colloquium Annual
• Annual Conference on the Muslim World
• Philippine Society for Public Administration
• Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations

Immersion Programs
• The WGI Global Leadership Program
• Strasbourg Immersion Program
• Spain Immersion Program
• Chinese Summer Camp


Student Organizations
• LEADers in Diplomacy
• Central Student Government-SDG

Our global partners widen our reach

SDG reaffirms its dedication to diversifying learning opportunities for students by actively seeking, engaging, and collaborating with partner organizations in various part of the globe.

More information about our international partners are available when you visit their website at:

Alliance Française de Manille

Confucius Institute @ ADMU

Instituto-Cervantes Manila

Universitas Gadjah Mada

The Washington Global Institute

The Washington Internship Institute

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