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.



Time Flies

Posted on: 13 February 2019 BY: DCorbafo

I have been in the United States attending the University of South Dakota for almost two years since 2017, and I cannot believe I will be graduating soon! During my time here, I have learned so many great things from the courses that I took, which I am confident will also help me in my future goa…

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My first semester at the University of Minnesota When I first knew that I was accepted to the University of Minnesota to study Food Science and Nutrition, I got completely thrilled and excited. Of course, that the fact that I was transferring from studying in a community college before to the great…

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Time management is the key

Posted on: 31 January 2019 BY: VPereira

Fall semester is my favorite semester in college life because there are a lot of events and the weather is mostly nice (nature turns its color beautifully) which makes it a good time to be outside in nature. Walking into my…

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Make friend with your roommates

Posted on: 25 January 2019 BY: EAmaral

Make friend with your roommate Before coming to U.S. I never live with people that I never meet before. When I fill the roommate form regarding my preferences on what time I would like to go to bed or how would I feel if my roommate bring her friend/boyfriend to our room and etc. I was a bit nervo…

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The Gorgeous Season!

Posted on: 18 December 2018 BY: AMAMBARES

Hello there! Hope you all doing great with your fall semester! Oh…wait! I don’t have that season in my country. By my country, I mean Timor-Leste, but at least you can still see leaves dropping off from trees, can’t you? For those who are working to bring home the bacon or studying hard for th…

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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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