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  1. Hi all, I got admitted into PhD programs in Geology/Earth & Planetary Science at Caltech, Harvard, Cornell, and Oxford. I am an international student (from Colombia) with a Fulbright scholarship and deciding where to go has been very difficult for me so far. - Caltech: Pros: Awesome advisors, program structure, approach to research, research areas Cons: Very few Latin American students at Caltech, it takes 5 years to complete the program - Harvard: Pros: Excellent university reputation, research area Cons: I have been told my PI is not very good with grad students, weather, it takes 5 years to complete the program - Cornell: Pros: Get along well with PI, research areas, it takes only 3-4 years to complete the program Cons: Facilities are not available at the moment, weather - Oxford: Pros: I already know the PI (have co-authored a couple of papers), research project is already defined, Excellent university reputation, it takes only 3-4 years to complete the program Cons: Very little monthly stipend, Fulbright does not work in the UK, very far from home If you have any opinions/suggestions/experiences, that would be of much help to me to decide. I don't know well the American or British systems, so all these options are kind of unknown for me. Furthermore, I was only able to visit Caltech as other visits had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks.
  2. Hi all, I got admitted into PhD programs in Geology/Earth & Planetary Science at Caltech, Harvard, Cornell, and Oxford. I am an international student with a Fulbright scholarship and deciding where to go has been very difficult for me so far. - Caltech: Pros: Awesome advisors, program structure, approach to research, research areas Cons: Very few Latin American students at Caltech, it takes 5 years to complete the program - Harvard: Pros: Excellent university reputation, research area Cons: I have been told my PI is not very good with grad students, weather, it takes 5 years to complete the program - Cornell: Pros: Get along well with PI, research areas, it takes only 3-4 years to complete the program Cons: Facilities are not available at the moment, weather - Oxford: Pros: I already know the PI (have co-authored a couple of papers), research project is already defined, Excellent university reputation, it takes only 3-4 years to complete the program Cons: Very little monthly stipend, Fulbright does not work in the UK, very far from home If you have any opinions/suggestions/experiences, that would be of much help to me to decide. I don't know well the American or British systems, so all these options are kind of unknown for me. Furthermore, I was only able to visit Caltech as other visits had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks.
  3. Hi guys! Today I had an interview for a PhD Fulbright scholarship. The interview was via Skype since I’m currently in the US, and everything was going quite well at the beginning. I was confident and very fluent and clear with all my responses, but in one moment, out of the blue, the internet connection started failing. The persons on the other side weren’t able to hear me and I couldn’t hear them either. I was so disappointed after the interview ‘cause I had prepared for this during almost one year. I got good grades and letters of recommendation, and good essays as well. Do you think I still have some hope or everything was just a waste of time? Thanks for reading me!
  4. I'm waiting for the same program but I have no news yet! Who is your POI? What area are you interested in? Let me know if you hear something please.
  5. I don't know what to think, it seems like all people have already get a response either rejected or accepted, but not me. I have applied to PhD programs in Earth Science at six schools of which I got rejected from the two that weren't my best fit. However, I'm still waiting to hear from Washington, Rice, Maryland and UCSB, but at March 6th I haven't heard anything yet. Today, I am feeling like shit, severely anxious and completely hopeless! Should I give up on my waiting and assume that I got rejected from everywhere? I don't know what to expect
  6. Hi guys, I just realized I made some silly mistakes in my statement of purpose for PhD. I used twice "these" instead of "this". I'm feeling so stupid. I am an international student and I believe I have great research experience and LoR, in addition I was Valedictorian and I have done research at the US. Do you think these stupid mistakes are going to hurt my application? I am so worried and frustrated.
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