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  • The Battle Through Application – Tan Kai Chen (UCLA ’20)

    Posted on August 4, 2016 by admin in Uncategorized.

    Tan Kai Chen (UCLA ’20) reflects on the battle through her application that pushed her to think about the endless opportunities that lie years ahead. This time last year, I was still a nervous applicant, sitting in front of my laptop as I navigated through different university application websites. The whole process seemed overwhelming at […]

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  • 7 Things For College and Beyond – Charis Loke (Brown University ’13)

    Posted on August 2, 2016 by admin in Uncategorized.

      Charis graduated from Brown University in 2013 with a Sc.B in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, taught English and Visual Art for 2.5 years, and now freelances as an illustrator.   1) WORK ON YOUR APPS EARLY Yes, people pull off writing papers in a single night in college, but apps have so many different […]

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  • Dear Past Self – Dayana (University of Pennsylvania ’17)

    Posted on July 28, 2016 by admin in Dear Past Self.

    Dayana Mustak reflects on the beginning of her undergraduate journey, overcoming challenges and finding her way. Dear past self, At this point, you are petrified but so eager to learn. If what I remember about you is correct, you’re excited to soak up knowledge and run with it, but you’re also just scared that you don’t […]

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  • Why the U.S. – Caroline Lee (New York University ’19)

    Posted on July 23, 2016 by admin in Why the U.S..

    Caroline Lee is a rising sophomore at New York University, studying Computer Science. We asked her a couple of questions regarding her decision to study in the US and her first year experience. 1) How did you find out about studying in the US?  I applied to both the UK and the US because I wanted to keep my […]

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  • Why the U.S. – Paggie Tan (New York University ’20)

    Posted on July 12, 2016 by admin in Why the U.S..

    Paggie Tan is a rising freshman at New York University ’20. Here, she shares why she chose to study in the United States, and how that means she has complete freedom to define her own academic route.    I remember the exact moment I chose to study in the U.S. over reading law in the […]

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  • Dear Past Self – Yan Jie (Case Western Reserve ’18)

    Posted on June 15, 2016 by admin in Dear Past Self.

    Yan Jie (Case Western Reserve University ’18) looks back on the twists and turns in his unique journey to where he is now, finding that things weren’t really so bad after all.   Dear former self, A month after SPM ended, you enrolled in the Cambridge A-Levels program at Taylor’s College Subang Jaya. Life was […]

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  • How to: Apply for Financial Aid — Chantelle (University of Rochester ’19)

    Posted on July 24, 2015 by admin in How To.

    Chantelle, a recipient of a merit scholarship, a research grant and financial aid from five colleges, will be a freshman at the University of Rochester. Here, the Penangite who will be majoring in Biomedical Engineering shares her tips on Financial Aid applications. Hi! My name is Chantelle and I’m very excited to set foot on the beautiful […]

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  • Why the U.S. — Syairah (University of Texas at Austin ’15)

    Posted on July 16, 2015 by admin in Uncategorized.

    Syairah Ridzuan (University of Texas at Austin ‘15) finds a shift in focus in her academic journey: discovery and learning over letter grades. For the first eighteen years of my life, I never dreamed of visiting the United States, much less living in that country. In fact, I knew nothing about the other side of […]

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  • Dear Past Self — Chern Wei (Cornell ’16)

    Posted on July 6, 2015 by admin in Dear Past Self.

    Chern Wei cheers on those daunted by the college application process, reminding them of their ultimate goal and the wonderful people supporting them. Dear former self, You will soon be swarmed with numerous tasks on your plate – studying for your SATs and finals, chasing after recommendation letters, translating one document after another from Malay […]

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  • Two Years in the Land of the Free – Calvin (Stanford ’17)

    Posted on July 6, 2015 by admin in Uncategorized.

    In this post, Calvin Yeoh (Stanford ’17) shares his journey to the U.S. – the inevitable uncertainty and fear, the struggle, and, finally, the payoff. A brief recap of my two-years in the land of the free: My first foray into U.S. college education came when I was still in Form 4, when my parents […]

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