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Joseph B

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  1. Thank you guys. This Admission season has been a helluva ride! The fact is that I from a Latin American country and never been to the USA. Applying to a PhD in another is a daunting task. I am not used to such a wide availability of career paths--it is simply overwhelming. And unless you are a Pointdexter—certainly not my case—you get the cold shoulder in terms of financial aid. I figured it would be safer to apply first to a professional MA. The fact that I was awarded a very generous scholarship made it a no-brainer. If it quenches my thirst for further gradua
  2. Thank you guys. Feel kinda devastated since I invested so much time and money during this admission season. The thing is that I have accumulated considerable research, teaching and writing (policy briefs, papers and op-eds) in my home country. I feel that I have reached a limit of what I can accomplish here—I have even completed an MA here. My original plan was to relocate to the USA, sit for a MA program and then scout for PhD opportunities during my last year. Please hear me out on my next move: I have my mind set on SAIS. The fact that I have secured
  3. Hey Guys, What a wonderful time to be alive! Yet there are many decisions to be made! I have been offered admission by three MA programs: SAIS Washington DC; Fletcher; American University; Georgetown's Security Studies program—though I will hear from them next week, I feel it is in the bag. My predicament is the following. I am a non-American student whose main areas of interest are international relations and international security. I want to devote my life to academia (preferably
  4. Hey Guys, What a wonderful time to be alive! Yet there are many decisions to be made! I have been offered admission by three MA programs: SAIS Washington DC; Fletcher; American University; Georgetown's Security Studies program—though I will hear from them next week, I feel it is in the bag. My predicament is the following. I am a non-American student whose main areas of interest are international relations and international security. I want to devote my life to academia (preferably
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