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8 Famous Women With International Degrees And Certificates

Eight intelligent women who pursed their education and their passion.
IMAGE Instagram / Angel Locsin & DOOKIE DUCAY

Their busy schedules didn't stop these inspiring Pinays from fulfilling their educational dreams. Here's a list of celebs who took short courses and graduated from different institutions abroad. 

1| Angel Locsin 

The "real-life Darna" took a short course in Fashion Design at the London College of Fashion in 2007. Angel later fulfilled her dream of becoming a designer when she launched a bag collection with local brand Avon. 

2| Catriona Gray 

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray has a Master Certificate in Music Theory from the Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, Catriona studied "music theory, ear training, harmony, and other courses." 


3| Glaiza De Castro 

In 2019, Glaiza finished her music production course from Point Blank Music School in London. On Instagram, Glaiza shared that her 16-year-old self would be "so happy to see that I've made her dream come true." 

4| Toni Gonzaga 

Toni took up a short marketing course at Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2019. She was even classmates with Dr. Vicki Belo

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5| Rhian Ramos

In 2018, Rhian took a break from showbiz to take several short courses in New York for six months. She shared that studying abroad has always been a childhood dream of hers in an interview with GMA. "Dream ko siya since 13 pa lang ako and I'm 27 now and I'm able to do it. Na-realize ko na lang na sa akin pala manggagaling kung kailan ang right time."

6| Kiana Valenciano 

Kiana, who graduated from Raffles Design Institute, took short-term fashion design courses at Central Saint Martins, UK in 2015. 


7| Georgina Wilson 

Georgina studied Economics at Ateneo de Manila University for two years and later transferred to the University of Sydney in Australia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting with a double major in Finance. In a 2012 interview with Spot, Georgina shared that she loved college so much, she didn't want to leave.

8| KC Concepcion 

KC graduated from the American University of Paris in 2008. Looking back at her experiences in school, KC wrote in a recent IG post: "Forever thankful that my parents sent me away to Europe for university. Five years of growing from a teen to a twenty-something...My time as a university student and this time as a student of life (while on lockdown right now) feel the same in so many ways!" 


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