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.




Posted on: 14 October 2017 BY: DCorbafo

My favorite thing about my school would be its view because we have big school grounds with different type of buildings (modern and old look) and it has so many trees and plants. One class that I really love in this semester would be World Religions class because I get to broaden my views on other …

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Mid-term academic progression

Posted on: 10 October 2017 BY: SSagran

My favorite things about Tennessee Technological University is that everybody are kind and friendly; either students or workers always smile to each other, opens door for one another and wish one another a good day every time given a chance. Being a part of the campus community has a sense of being …

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My first Impression in United States

Posted on: 29 September 2017 BY: EAmaral

My first impressions here in United States were first off all is seeing crowding people, we landed in the airport in San Fransisco & DC and there were many people from different backgrounds, not only because it is the airport but even in the city there are many people too.Second thing that impresse…

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Life in the USA

Posted on: 28 September 2017 BY: DCorbafo

As I was preparing myself before coming to the U.S., I experienced mixed feelings which included excitement, sad, nervous, and happy. All these just happened at once as I was thinking about leaving my family again (for the second time) and at the same time I could not wait to experience and explore …

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To study in the United States has been my dream since I was a child, besides of how beautiful and diverse the country is, the great distance it has between Timor-Leste have always triggered me to be extremely eager to learn and experience the cultural differences between the two countries. Preparing…

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Living Abroad

Posted on: 04 April 2017 BY: MLiu

As an international student with professional work experience before coming to the United States, living here is remarkable. The experiences that I have gained here as a Social Ambassador as well as a member of Diversity and Inclusion Committee enrich my cultural knowledge specially in dealing with …

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Second year experience

Posted on: 15 October 2016 BY: MLiu

My 2016 fall semester is different from last year in several aspects. Unlike last year, this year I am living with undergraduate students in international housing on Campus. As the oldest student living with undergraduate students it is not always an easy task. I have to know how to communicate a…

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Welcome to the United States

Posted on: 28 July 2016 BY: LDe

Adaptation has always been an issue for most international students who ever attended a university in the states. We ordinarily experience shock, when observing things are done differently from ours and how they are practiced differently. What are they? Those are the cultures and practices which …

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