• Why The U.S. – Ben Yap (Princeton ’20)

    Posted on August 1, 2017 by usapps2017 in Why the U.S..

    Let’s face it, education in the US is not cheap at all. However, there are numerous ways to finance a US tertiary education. Some of the options include scholarships and financial aid from universities. Scholarships are mainly local and they are provided by, inter alia, Khazanah Nasional, JPA, and CIMB ASEAN. However, most of us […]

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  • Why The U.S.- Jia Yi (Harvard University ’21)

    Posted on June 29, 2017 by usapps2017 in Uncategorized, Why the U.S..

    As admissions decisions season welcomed itself earlier this year, Jia Yi (Harvard University ’21) was presented with a commonly met dichotomy among Malaysian students: the U.K. or the U.S.? Among acceptances to stellar schools from Stanford University and University of Cambridge, she ultimately chose Harvard for several reasons. Continue reading to find out why! To […]

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  • Crafting Your Own Journey – Chiang Kah Yee (Minerva Schools @ KGI ’19)

    Posted on June 16, 2017 by usapps2017 in Uncategorized.

    Indecisive over what to do with life after high school. Lost in a plethora of pre-u choices. Confused over whether to follow your head, your heart or what your relatives say you should do. We’ve all been there. So did Chiang Kah Yee (Minerva Schools @ KGI ’19). But it’s important to know what happens […]

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  • The Boy Who Dreamed Out of His League- Kauutam Uthaya Suriyan (UC Berkeley ’20)

    Posted on May 30, 2017 by usapps2017 in Uncategorized.

    Your dream of studying in the U.S. shouldn’t just remain a dream, as Kauutam Uthaya Suriyan (University of California, Berkeley ’20) has proven to himself. Against all odds, Kauutam showed that with hard work, one can reach for what is deemed impossible. Everybody has a different college application journey- come to USAPPS 2017 to learn […]

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  • Why The U.S.- Kaviarasan Selvam (Boston University ’18)

    Posted on May 23, 2017 by usapps2017 in Uncategorized, Why the U.S..

    So why did Kavi chose to study in the states and not anywhere else? So he can merge both of his interests in Astrophysics and Computer Science! Oh, did we mention cool opportunities like a semester abroad in Switzerland for an internship with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to work on an Artificial […]

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  • Dear Past Self – Lina Sim (Brown University ’20)

    Posted on May 12, 2017 by usapps2017 in Dear Past Self.

    Say hello to another one of our core committee member- Lina Sim! A rising sophomore at Brown University, Lina hopes to declare a double major in Computer Science and Economics. As freshman year comes to a close, there is much for Lina to reflect upon- from considering factors beside prestige when choosing schools to taking the […]

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  • Dear Past Self- Sonja English (Wesleyan University ’20)

    Posted on May 4, 2017 by usapps2017 in Dear Past Self.

    Time, as Sonja has realised in retrospect, is truly a powerful thing; it is capable of teaching you, proving you wrong and making you take note of the things you have not realised before. In an honest letter to herself, Sonja recounts the beginning of her freshman year and reminds herself of life in the U.S.’ […]

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  • Why The U.S- Elina Lua Ming (UCLA ’20)

    Posted on April 30, 2017 by usapps2017 in Why the U.S..

    Introducing our second member of the 2017 core committee- meet Elina! A current freshman at UCLA intending to declare a major in Economics or Cognitive Science, Elina has a myriad of other interests that include fitness and fine arts. Read to find out how the U.S. education system can accommodate anybody’s wide range of interest, […]

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  • Why The U.S. – Rachel Leong (University of Pennsylvania ’20)

    Posted on April 20, 2017 by usapps2017 in Why the U.S..

    USAPPS is back and so is our series of insights, musings and stories from our super excited team of facilitators! What other better way to kick it off with a blog post from none other than our very own core committee member? Meet Rachel, a current freshman at University of Pennsylvania who is pursuing a […]

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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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