Saturday, October 10, 2009

Writing Statement of Purpose for Higher Studies in USA

On the attempts to write about the minor details on applying for higher education, this is my small effort on how to write statement of purpose for higher studies.
I am writing my personal experience. If your experience is different, please feel free to write on the comment section.

Writing Statement of Purpose is very important component of your application package. I have seen as your representative to the reader.

My experience in writing the SOP was pretty. I just wrote down whatever came through in my academic endeavor. There were few templates floating on the market about writing the SOP. If I followed the template by just changing names and places, I could easily get it. NO! My main idea was that I should write about my self and not be motivated by anything else (because I had seen other's). I started by collecting the relevant info. After writing it in straight-forward way, I looked over it. It contained my academic history; a plus was non academic activities. I think it was unique (actually true for eveybody) . If anyone decides to write their own, the following site is useful to get an idea of what others do write!
The site is useful to go through.
Take time and Enjoy!

Friday, October 2, 2009

At the Tribhuvan International Airport for Departure...

I have been writing my personal experiences about the flight to USA. You can find few here...
I will definitely be writing about some other events too.

Airport Tips:

Reach airport at least 3 hrs before the flight, it is important (if this is your first flight).
Friends shall be waiting in-front of the Gate of the Airport.
Be there a little early so that you can say bye to all properly, not in hurry.
Hug everyone. You are gonna miss them for some good time.
These are your friends who helped you to laugh and gave courage in bad times. These are friends who cared far far away from your native place. Supported you morally , kept you high. Just mind it : if you have no friends saying you bye, you had been like evil in Nepal..........OR you had had real
bad time there.
When You reach the INTL' airport of Nepal, go to the tax counter and pay Airport tax (it was ~1500 may have changed).
Go to baggage scanner. (in front of the tax counter)
They will scan it and tag it.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Supporting Papers/Documents for the F1 visa interview to USA

There seems to be a lot of anxiety floating around before presenting oneself to the visa interview.

Here, I would like to elaborate the papers I had in the visa interview:
TOEFL score sheet
Admission letter by the University
TA offer letter
Letter by the Department and Student Services (if any)
Mark-sheet AND character certificates of SLC, +2, B.Sc. And M.Sc.

Police Clearance (may not be necessary)
Relationship verification


Certificates of Experiences
Certificate of appreciations
Certificates of participations
Anything not to leave the file light.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Lost Old Man On Campus

Today I was out there in campus center for our lunch. As we were having lunch, I could see an old man wondering here and there. Asking few people about directions and then going away and coming back to the same place again in cycle and asking again to another person he could find there.
After few cycles, he approached me and asked how to go to the other side of the campus center. The other side was shielded by glass. One can see the other side but can not really go through it. The way was little curved than usual. I told him the way I used to access the other side. He followed my advise. Surprise! The door was locked. I felt bad as I was watching him doing it. May be thats why he was not very happy after getting the direction from me. But however, I had pushed him to.
Anyways, as he was returning, a kind lady realized the situation and told him the new way to the other side. At least, he could now be on the other side.
To my second surprise, he just came back with the same sign of frustration.
Well, we had finished our launch and outta there!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Items to Bring to USA on your luggage

There are few items which are unique to our culture and life style. While life style might be different than what you have been thinking, few things are handy when you get into the cultural shock aboard.

Medicine Lists:
Tauko dukheko
D-Cold (Tabs will be easier)
Sancho (2-3 ota)
Handi plast (2 strips)
medicine for Diarrea (this may be important)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Excitement begins here!

I got the US VISA.....................

I SMSed everyone on my mobile phone, I was on the back seat of my bike. Because I had to travel here and there on it, my arms were sun burned to black like my face. Rabin, my brother was driving it.
Immediately I got too many CONGRATULATIONS...... my mobile phone nearly hanged (like windows PC).

I had been to the regular touch of B.R. (for privacy purpose) , one year senior, who had already gotten the VISA. and whose valuable experiences had always helped me during those days of confusions.