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Tips For College Freshmen

Posted September 9th, 2015 at 11:02 am (UTC-4)
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Hello All! My name is Larry Stansbury and I am a Learning English Summer Intern for VOA. Many of you will be starting your freshmen year in college soon.  You may worry about not fitting in or not making friends. You are moving to a new place where you know no one. You have to […]

Looking For An Internship? Here Are Some Tips

Posted July 20th, 2015 at 4:38 pm (UTC-4)
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Hi all! I am Triwik, an intern at Voice of America (VOA) Learning English in Washington D.C. I am also a student at Ohio University (OU) in Athens, Ohio. This is my first time working in the U.S. It has been a great experience to be able to work in an American working culture. It […]

8 Insider Tips for Scholarship Interviews

Posted June 11th, 2015 at 1:36 pm (UTC-4)
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  Most scholarship programs require in-person interviews to advance to the final selection phase. For two years, I was on a selection panel for a prestigious international scholarship program. I interviewed hundreds of candidates. I would like to share with you how the interview process works from the panelist’s (or interviewer’s) point of view. Before […]

Tips to get a scholarship abroad

Posted June 10th, 2015 at 1:47 pm (UTC-4)
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Hello everyone, I am Triwik, an intern at VOA Learning English. I am also a graduate student in Communication and Development Studies at Ohio University, here in the United States. I got a scholarship for a two-year master’s degree from Fulbright. The Fulbright scholarship is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. […]

Want to study abroad? Try to get a scholarship!

Posted June 8th, 2015 at 2:34 pm (UTC-4)
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Hi everyone! My name is Triwik and I am from Indonesia. I am currently studying for a master’s degree in Communication and Development Studies at Ohio University in the United States. Many people ask me: “Do you pay for your study out of your own pocket?” No, I don’t, because I received a scholarship. It […]

Five Things That Have Surprised Me About College Life in America

Posted June 3rd, 2015 at 4:51 pm (UTC-4)
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Hi all! My name is Triwik, and I am a summer intern here at VOA Learning English. Every week, I will write a blog post here about my experiences as an international student in the United States. I am from Surakarta, Indonesia. I am currently studying for my master’s degree at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. […]

What does it mean to be a citizen?

Posted February 20th, 2015 at 4:34 pm (UTC-4)
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A movement has begun in the United States to require that high school students pass a test on U.S. history and government before they graduate. The test is the same one given to immigrants who want to become naturalized citizens. Our education report this weekend tells about new state laws on the requirement. The laws […]

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