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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Nelson’s Blog: Culture-Shock about Gender Identity. As an international student in the United States, there are several experiences and challenges that you might encounter during your stay. Culture shock: Moving to a new country can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. You may feel out …

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Thank you USTL and Talk Time.

Posted on: 28 September 2022 BY: NMarques

Participating in the USTL scholar program has greatly benefited both my professional and personal development. I am grateful to be studying and living here at Whatcom Community College. The opportunities provided by the USTL scholarship have enabled me to participate in a wide range of extracurricu…

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My First Quarter at Whatcom

Posted on: 26 December 2021 BY: NMarques

As a student in the United States, having a friendship family has been one of the best experiences for me. I arrived at Whatcom Community College earlier where everyone was still on break. Since it was summer break, the dorm was barely quiet, and it was difficult to associate with people. As a resul…

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