USTL provides full scholarships to outstanding students from Timor-Leste for two to four years of study at high-quality undergraduate degree institutions in the United States. Scholarship awards include full tuition toward either a bachelor’s degree or associate degree, travel, living stipends, medical insurance in the U.S., and visa costs. USTL is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State.



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Posted on: 21 October 2023 BY: ITilman

Applying for the United States Timor-Leste (USTL) scholarship was a decision that came to my mind one fine afternoon. I was sitting at my workplace, enjoying a cup of coffee, when my supervisor asked me if I intended to pursue the USTL scholarship. It was a simple question, yet it triggered a moment…

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Posted on: 26 September 2023 BY: VLay

One of my favorite part about learning is doing interactive learning . It's where I get to talk to my classmates and discuss about a certain topic that was presented. And this type of activity is usually done in a lab environment, where we also get to interact with things that we are learning about…

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Two years have passed since I moved to the United States to study. I have developed strong bonds with my friends and community members during this time. I enjoy meeting new people here and have enjoyed teaching them about Timor-Leste. Whether it be my classmates, professors, or community members, ev…

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Posted on: 27 July 2023 BY: ASarmento

Hey everyone, I hope you all are doing awesome! Today, I want to share with you all about things that I did during my school year. It was not easy to navigate loneliness, far away from families and friends, but thankfully there are students here, some of them are my friends that are kind and the p…

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This month, specifically on December 18, marks one year I have spent at the University of Missouri – Columbia. When reflecting back, I sometimes can’t believe how quick time went by and that I only have 2 and a half years left in the states. On this blog, I will highlight 5 major things that I …

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Diplomacy in the Windy City

Posted on: 15 July 2023 BY: ECorte

Hey everyone! It's been a while since my last blog post, but I'm back with an exciting update. Let me take you on a journey to the American Model United Nations 2022 Conference in the vibrant city of Chicago, IL! I owe my participation in this prestigious conference to the incredible organization I…

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Hey everyone! As the spring semester came to a close, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my junior year and share some of the incredible experiences I had during the last stretch of the 2022-2023 academic year. It was a whirlwind of fulfilling educational obligations as a student while also sei…

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I never realized how big of a deal it is to be the “first” to ever do something until I came to America. For example, to be the first-generation college student in my family or to be the first and only student from East Timor to ever go to SEMO (the college where I study). These are some of the …

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