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WendyWonderland

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About WendyWonderland

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    California
  • Interests
    German Literature, Asian American Studies, Women of Colour Studies, Translation Theories, Reception Studies
  • Application Season
    2016 Fall
  • Program
    Comparative Literature

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  1. Just realized that it's April 15 today and there are still institutions out there who haven't sent me any notifications...
  2. I have, maybe many others here have also, worked in other fields before seriously consider academia as a career choice. It may sound foolish, but academia for me is a career, not just a job. I like reading, teaching and feeling that I am making a change to the world. I am fine with no TT job, and I possess the thought that I will really enjoy myself as a visiting professor here and there. In that case, I can travel around the world and really do culture studies. To be honest, I don't even dream to land a tenure job right away. However, I believe that every field has exceptions for exceptional
  3. Which Loyola are you talking about? I am from LMU. You can pm me if you have question.
  4. No, hell no. Sorry to break the bad news to you, but the tuition of international students are WAY higher than domestic students. For the UCs, if you are a Cali resident, it is around $5200 per quarter. Domestic students can apply to residency, however, international students are not allowed to. If your are international, it's $5200 per quarter plus $16.000 international students' fee a year which can only be waived after you advance to candidacy. This means that admitting an international student would cost the school 16.000*4= $48.000 more than admitting a domestic student. Plus in some cas
  5. Well what I think is, if they let me wait for that long, then I am not their first choice. I am pretty sure they do it in waives. It is almost end March, I don't get it how they can be that slow.
  6. Thank you! I think I am good for the first year now, however, I have to seriously work through the whole summer so I can get by September and October. Grad school is more like an investment. And sometimes it sucks if you don't earn money while you are young and have the urge to travel. But I think at the end it is worth it.
  7. Did you email him/her? I am not thrilled about not knowing for the next few months and quit waiting on UCLA.
  8. I emailed them and got quick responses. " the committee will be releasing decisions on a rolling basis over the next few month". Good luck everyone.
  9. Hi folks, anyone heard from UCLA? I am on the edge of giving up on them.
  10. Thank you, I will ask. However, I think we are not allowed to work more than 50% on campus (I am international). I might tutor Chinese/ German / English on the side. If I can make $100- 150 on the side each week, I am good. I cook very well that saves money?
  11. There is no way I can survive on my funding. My school is in one of the most expensive cities in the states. My rent alone will be like $1000. If I want to live cheaper, I will have to live far away and commute to campus, but I don't have a car. And I teach, so I have to be on campus on a regular basis. After some calculating I decide to live on campus to save the transportation money. Ok if I only eat I can survive. But I am pretty sure I will need coffee and books and have some kind of social life once a week. And there are phone bills and basic clothes and toilet paper etc. I won't need muc
  12. Hi! Thank you so much for your kind post! I am happy to find someone with similar interests and backgrounds! To be honest, I think that your chances are higher than mine because you did your undergrad here in English. I am sure that your English is already at a high level. The next step might be learning some foreign languages if you haven't already done so. Your chances of getting in are higher if you speak 3+ languages. It also depends on your interests and what kind of schools you want to get in. If you are shooting for Ivy leagues like most of the Chinese candidates do, you simply have to
  13. Does anyone have the experience of teaching+ part time weekend jobs + studying 3 courses? Seems like what my life is going to be soon for the next 6 years.
  14. lol, sorry I was talking about myself. Just got a rejection from UCI telling me that the fit was not strong enough. OK, I will email UCLA now.
  15. That post stated that it was unofficial from POI. I wonder when the official (rejections) come...lol
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