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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FROM SMALL ISLAND COUNTRY TO BIG UNIVERSITY - A NEW BEGINNING
Posted on: 19 April 2022 By:
Have you ever wondered how big universities are in America? How long does it take to walk from one classroom to another? How do students here study and learn in classrooms? Those are the question that I always wanted to know before I came here to the states. In this blog, I am going to answer these questions so stay with me to read the journey of my first semester at my host institutions…read more »
Don't Be Afraid To Try Something New
Posted on: 04 March 2022 By: AVandeling
This fall 2021, I had an opportunity to become one of the facilitators for the First-Year Leadership Program (FyLP). I was once a FyLP graduate in my first semester and let me tell you, I was a nerve-wracked when speaking in front of a lot of people and the fact that I have to deliver my speech or express my opinion in English made it sounds even worse because my English back then was ve…read more »