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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why the U.S. – Sara-Ann (Mount Holyoke ’18)

    Posted on June 23, 2015 by admin in Uncategorized.

    Going to university so far from home can be daunting for some. After spending a year abroad, Sara-Ann Yong (Mount Holyoke ’18) shares a few reasons she wanted to further her studies in the US back when she was applying to university, and a few reasons that she sticks by her decision today. My biggest […]

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  • Meet Chien Teng!

    Posted on June 10, 2014 by admin in Uncategorized.

    Also joining Amanda as a facilitator in the Penang Workshop this 21st June is none other than Chien Teng! We are certainly glad to have her back this year. Introduce yourself Hi everyone! My name is Chia Chien Teng and I am a rising sophomore at Brown University. I am a potential double concentrator in […]

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