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: 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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Posted on: 31 August 2022 BY: EVasconselos

A 5-DAYS PRICELESS ADVENTURE Growing up I have always been a city girl, I was born and raised in the city and so I have spent most of my life in the city. I have known myself to be a smart, hardworking, and obedient young woman. However, being adventurous was never known throughout my whole life,…

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International Student Club

Posted on: 29 August 2022 BY: ASarmento

Hi all, I wanted to talk about the international student club in my college that I joined in the fall semester. This club has all the international students from different nationalities, races, languages, etc. I am so glad and excited that I got to interact with this student and talk about our count…

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Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization operating in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and around 70 countries. It has helped more than 39 million people achieve strength, stability, and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter. Habitat's visi…

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One thing that excited me for my second semester is that all my classes are getting interesting. I love to explore learning them—starting from joined classes that are mandatory for my major, general courses, and my favorite lab classes. Everything is getting challenging but interestingly awesome. …

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Valley Packaging Industries is a community rehabilitation center, located in Appleton, that provides a variety of human services and vocational training skills to people with disabilities to learn and be independent. A classmate of mine is managing this program, so she invited me to join the cookin…

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This fall 2021, I had an opportunity to become one of the facilitators for the First-Year Leadership Program (FyLP). I was once a FyLP graduate in my first semester and let me tell you, I was a nerve-wracked when speaking in front of a lot of people and the fact that I have to deliver my speech or e…

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Posted on: 11 February 2022 BY: VLay

Hi! My name is Vanessa and this is my first time being in America as a USTL student. My experience so far has been great and everyday feels like an adventure that is yet to be had. For example, the first time I arrived at the University of Minnesota I thought the campus was so big it’s hard to g…

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