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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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 w…

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Start of December students are faced with anxieties and nerves to face their finals however as finals are near, students also starts planning for their holidays. As international students, all the Timorese are traveling across the states and most are meeting with one another to avoid being alone and…

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One of the most valuable experiences that I have experienced while living here in the United States is being able to share stories of Timor – Leste to other people. It may come as a surprise that not a lot of people know where Timor is and I am sure a lot of Timorese students are used to questions…

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I want to share with everyone about some campus resources that I think is really beneficial to make use of e.g. career service center. The career service at the university of Minnesota offers numerous programs that aim to prepare students to enter the real world. Their work is to provide you with g…

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I have been away from my beloved Island Home for 3 long years. I experienced and learned so much while being here in United States during these past years. In my first year in United States, I was selected to go to West Liberty University, a small Public Liberal Arts University which located in a s…

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Balancing School with Life

Posted on: 29 September 2019 BY: AMAMBARES

Freshman year was an entirely different experience for me, as it is for the vast majority of college students. During the first year, I was typically so preoccupied with making the transition of the university life, the surrounding environment, and everything that comes along with it. This year, th…

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I'm here to tell you anything is POSSIBLE, BUT it all depends on how hard you work. Coming to study in the U.S is a dream come true. I have always imagined holding Timorese flag somewhere in the U.S one day. Now it is happening! It took me 27 hours to travel from Timor-Leste to Appleton, and it is…

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I am the kind of person who feels more comfortable to stay in this invisible box that I have put myself in. I am an introvert so I let myself believe that I should be in that position forever. It’s a good thing to build that invisible box around me because I get to be more cautious in every situat…

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