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.



New year, many more to learn

Posted on: 29 November 2018 BY: SSagran

Freshman year was a year of adjustment into the college life. My primary focus was to be able to live independently and to get to know people around campus to make a life time connection. As the new year began and as I transitioned into the sophomore year I’ve become confident living independently…

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Finding my true passion

Posted on: 31 October 2018 BY: GMayella

Thinking about the prospect of future career can be intimidating and confusing especially, when we must choose one out of equally interesting options. I think these emotions are quite reasonable because we realize that this important choice would lead us into completely different path in life, and s…

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I am going to talk about what spend my extra time doing during the past two years until that has affected my studies and lifestyle. First of all, it was a challenged to go out of my comfort zone. I joined Bible study since my freshmen year, this club was the beginning to how I join all other club…

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My experience in Music

Posted on: 02 October 2018 BY: NDe

Natto Soares Me and the Music “Singing is like a celebration of Oxygen” this quote from Bjork a famous Icelandic singer describes everything about how passionate I am at Music and singing. I have been singing since I was very little and I got the inspiration from my beloved Dad who introduced m…

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Marking my last year at this college which I called home for more than 3 years, I thought this might be my last opportunity to get fully involved and immerse myself into knowing more about things that I might be missing or improve what was not perfect. Even though my academic workload is high, it di…

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U.S has been greatly contributed to the development t of East Timor in so many different sectors included education for more than a decade now. Education is one of the important assets for a country that still under developing like East Timor. For the past years, there are many Timorese students inc…

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As a scholarship recipient holding the responsibility of an ambassador, I am gladly enjoying sharing my culture with people who I meet in the community I live in, classes and at the international events. Although the benefits of our presence may not cause a great impact, that is not what we are comi…

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My University

Posted on: 31 October 2017 BY: GMayella

It has been virtually two and a half years since I stepped my feet at the University of Arkansas for the first and I am grateful being sent to this state university for several reasons. The first thing that I found it remarkable about my campus is its international organizations. Known as Internati…

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