Candidates will be considered without respect to race, color, religion, national origin, or gender. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Competition for the USTL is merit-based and open to anyone who...
USTL Participants are expected to complete two to four years of undergraduate study at a U.S. university, college, or community college and obtain either a Bachelor’s Degree or Associate Degree. Students live with U.S. roommates on the campus of their host institution and attend classes full time. Based on their academic interests, career goals, and English proficiency, ...
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Welcome, 2019 USTL Fellows!
Posted on: 20 August 2019 By: the USTL Team
The United States-Timor-Leste Scholarship Program (USTL) is proud to announce the arrival of its three newest 2019 fellows: Emilia Moreira Moniz, attending Fox Valley Technical College; Alfredo Vandeling Mau, attending Southeast Missouri State University; and Maria Lucia Da Silva, attending the College of Southern Idah…read more »
A Letter of Thanks For My Exchange
Posted on: 29 January 2019 By: Rania Goncalves
An American friend recently sent me a message about how proud she is of me. She said that I have come a long way, overcoming my obstacles and challenges. She watched me struggle on my first day learning English and adapting to the [American] culture. She praised my hard work on events on campus at Saint Michael’s Col…read more »
Welcome and Congratulations to our new 2018 Fellows!
Posted on: 21 September 2018 By: the USTL Team
We are thrilled to welcome the newest 2018 United States-Timor-Leste Scholarship Program (USTL) recipients: Jorguino Aparicio Savio, Aderito Do Rosario Da Cunha Mambares, and Clinton Domingos Guterres. During the coming years, these Fellows will be attending the University of Minnesota, Tennessee Tech University, and …read more »
Congratulations and Welcome to Our 2017 USTL Fellows!
Posted on: 01 November 2017 By: the USTL Team
Please join us in congratulating the 2017 recipients of the United States-Timor- Leste (USTL) Fellowship: Danira Deolinda Corbafo da Costa Ernania Bonifacia Amaral Sofia Rana Sagran Husin We would like to congratulate these remarkable fellows who received full funding to complete undergraduate degrees in the U.…read more »
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It is getting real!
Posted on: 02 March 2020 By: EAmaral
As a senior in college I am starting to worry or think about what I want to do with my degree after I graduate. I still have one more semester to go but it seems like it going to go fast and without I know it I will be graduating. It is just intimidating to think about applying for jobs and move in back with my parents again. I guess this is a normal feeling, after all I am going to wal…read more »
Wait, what? but why? It's all about culture shock
Posted on: 31 January 2020 By: AVandeling
Culture Shock “So, how’s America treating you so far? Do you like it to be here though? How do you feel?” Honestly, I have had trouble answering these questions. It was not that I did not know how, but I kept worrying that people would not understand my English when I respond, or would my answer be too rude or honest? Did they really want to know how I felt? I could jus…read more »