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.



Life in the USA

Posted on: 28 September 2017 BY: DCorbafo

As I was preparing myself before coming to the U.S., I experienced mixed feelings which included excitement, sad, nervous, and happy. All these just happened at once as I was thinking about leaving my family again (for the second time) and at the same time I could not wait to experience and explore …

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To study in the United States has been my dream since I was a child, besides of how beautiful and diverse the country is, the great distance it has between Timor-Leste have always triggered me to be extremely eager to learn and experience the cultural differences between the two countries. Preparing…

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Living Abroad

Posted on: 04 April 2017 BY: MLiu

As an international student with professional work experience before coming to the United States, living here is remarkable. The experiences that I have gained here as a Social Ambassador as well as a member of Diversity and Inclusion Committee enrich my cultural knowledge specially in dealing with …

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Second year experience

Posted on: 15 October 2016 BY: MLiu

My 2016 fall semester is different from last year in several aspects. Unlike last year, this year I am living with undergraduate students in international housing on Campus. As the oldest student living with undergraduate students it is not always an easy task. I have to know how to communicate a…

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Welcome to the United States

Posted on: 28 July 2016 BY: LDe

Adaptation has always been an issue for most international students who ever attended a university in the states. We ordinarily experience shock, when observing things are done differently from ours and how they are practiced differently. What are they? Those are the cultures and practices which …

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United States is a country that fascinates me a lot. Hearing about United States, I unavoidably imagine its appealing landmarks, such as white house, liberty statue and other exotic ones that you can think of. Luckily, for this program me and my cohorts first touched down in Washington D.C. for the …

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It is always fascinating for foreign students to study in a new country especially in a country like the United States where students have enormous opportunity to experience new values, wonderful outdoor adventures, cultural diversity and the best academic life. Although it sounds exciting, it is…

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It seems like time has been flying since I first got here at St. Michael's college. My freshman year is done and I am going to be a sophomore soon. Campus is so beautiful in summer and I am loving spending the time I get to spend in Vermont (The Green Mountain State). I spent my summer taking summer…

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