Do Not Give Up!
t the beginning of 2014, I visited Saint Petersburg’s EducationUSA Advising Center to discuss my academic goals with specialists and to create a personal timeline for admission. I was invited to participate in an intensive Admission Workshops conducted by local advisers. Through this effective online program, I learned how to work with different search tools and resources for conducting my research.
greatly appreciated EducationUSA’s support in receiving the nomination for admission financial aid. Opportunity 2015 covered all of my expenses needed to take the required exams, like TOEFL, GRE and application fees for four universities. Despite my outstanding academic background and high test scores, I did not receive any acceptances in 2016 academic year. But, I decided not to give up! I established friendly communication with professors, who helped me discover that I was very close to my reaching my goal and was not admitted due to the lack of one point in her TOEFL Speaking section score.
“I did not receive any acceptances in 2016 academic year. But, I decided not to give up! I established friendly communication with professors…”
Opportunity, Love, and Success
I received the official letter of acceptance from Colorado School of Mines (CSM), which is one of the top universities with cutting-edge facilities, and professors, who are the world known experts in their field of research. Let me say about my path towards success.
graduated from the Department of Physics at Saint Petersburg State University and started considering getting a Ph.D. degree in near surface geophysics in the U.S. I looked on the internet and found the EducationUSA program, which attracted my attention. I started attending activities offered by the Center, went through 120 Credits program, volunteered during the educational fairs, applied for Opportunity Funds Program and won the grant, that covered all the expenses dealing with the application process.
The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) offered me $52K to cover all the expenses dealing with my study in the U.S., but it was not enough to support my wife, whom I love so much. I wrote about the situation to the professor, whom I had communicated before. Next day, he informed me that the university would give me additional funding in the amount of $5K.
“I am very thankful to Irina Nikolaeva, an EducationUSA adviser, who believed in my success. I am grateful to EducationUSA that supported my application process through Opportunity Funds program and intermediately helped me to meet the person of my life.”
feel absolutely happy now as my dream has come true. I will study in a great school in the U.S., and my wife will go with me. I know, that it is hard to combine study and family, but I am sure, that we will support each other and overcome all the difficulties that we might face.