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.



My First Quarter at Whatcom

Posted on: 26 December 2021 BY: NMarques

As a student in the United States, having a friendship family has been one of the best experiences for me. I arrived at Whatcom Community College earlier where everyone was still on break. Since it was summer break, the dorm was barely quiet, and it was difficult to associate with people. As a resul…

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Senior Year Experience

Posted on: 21 December 2021 BY: AMAMBARES

Throughout the years, I have listened to friends and people reflect back on their senior year college experiences. They told me that senior is considered to be easy and more flexible than college sophomore and junior years. Well, I do not think so!!! My experience is the opposite. Being a senior s…

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First Experience in US

Posted on: 15 September 2021 BY: ASarmento

My first impression of the US and higher education are: I love the environment here, it is so fresh, green, and cold. America’s food here are so different than in my country. American people are so nice specially the elders, they are so welcoming me here. The first time I have been…

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During pre-covid19 period, holidays mean traveling and exploring the United States or going back home but during this winter holiday is a bit different, safety and health precautions must be considered. I am very blessed with amazing and wonderful friends who are always supporting me and accompany m…

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This month American people begin to vote, and give their voice to each of their leaders. There is much flexibility every citizen can choose when it comes to participate in Election Day. In this time people can either need to vote in-person at an official polling place or by casting an absentee ballo…

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Dear readers! Before I start, I wanted to remind you all that it's been a while since I wrote to you. I am so thrilled that I am writing again so you'll be able to read. I have several things that I'd like to share with you; therefore, I encourage you to keep reading till the end of the page. The fi…

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As of early March Covid-19 was declared a global pandemic and most countries began lockdown. The United States began lockdown by the end of March. Unfortunately lockdown began when classes were busy and were approaching to finals. Online classes went better than I thought it would be. I was frustrat…

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School During Pandemic

Posted on: 08 June 2020 BY: MDa

None of the students could have predicted how everything would shift after COVID-19 hit the country. To slow down the virus, schools must close their normal activity with a hope that this devastating moment will come to an end. Unlike schools back home, many colleges here in America have already set…

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