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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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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My story of getting USTL scholarship

Posted on: 01 November 2019 BY: EAmaral

My journey to receiving the USTL scholarship in 2016-2017 I am very grateful for where I am right now. Studying in U.S. has provided me with a lot of experiences both academically and personally. So, I want to share the process of how I started applying for the USTL scholarship until the time I fou…

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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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preparation for finals

Posted on: 13 June 2019 BY: SSagran

when finals are approaching, the atmosphere on campus changes. most buildings seem quieter than usual besides those facilitated with study rooms, most specially the library. the library becomes a place where students spend most of their time at. The library is crowded from 7am until midnight, the la…

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As far as I know, choosing a college means you are entering a completely unfamiliar world of immense possibilities. Perhaps the hardest part is deciding whether to start your journey with community college or university. Before attending the University of Minnesota, I went to Bellevue College for my…

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