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ayasofaya last won the day on October 13 2017

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    Atlanta
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    2019 Fall
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    International Relations

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  1. ayasofaya

    Rangel Fellowship 2018

    @mrs12 @Dan_H HOW WAS IT????
  2. ayasofaya

    Fulbright 2018-2019

    Yup, my point was more of a "if it was important, they would make sure you knew" kind of deal. I take my classes at Goethe! I highly highly highly recommend it to anyone looking to learn the language, and to anyone hoping to get some conversational skills before heading out there. I took one year of classes at Brown and then placement-tested into B2 level when I wanted to take more classes a few years later. They're also (and I'm not sure if it varies per location), verrrrry well priced for the amount and level of instruction. My instructor was a really great resource during the Fulbright app process and he also holds a linguistics PhD so he made a point to observe the language-learning patterns of each student and optimized each class period accordingly.
  3. ayasofaya

    Fulbright 2018-2019

    Germany ETA semi-finalist here! They had us find a German instructor and have them submit a language evaluation form - This is a separate form completed in addition to the recommendations you already had to submit, and speaks specifically about your German proficiencies. I take private classes so I had my instructor submit both the language form and a regular recommendation.
  4. ayasofaya

    Fulbright 2018-2019

    I applied to German ETA and just talked about soccer a lot. I love soccer. It was a no-brainer to me. Instant fan of whatever local team. Done and done. Cliché maybe, but 100% truthful.
  5. ayasofaya

    Rangel Fellowship 2018

    THIS IS AMAZING AND I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! What did you do differently this year that helped? Actually didn't you skip Pickering last year? It may have just been a better fit than Rangel the whole time.
  6. ayasofaya

    Rangel Fellowship 2018

    I'm suddenly very stressed out. Not that this was a shoo-in or anything, but the Fulbright ETA just went from something I wanted to something i need. Not only to boost my profile for next year but to approve me to defer admission (has to be SAIS now) so I can have that in my hand at re-apply. The Fulbright ETA and $3,000. Both of which are long shots at the current moment.
  7. ayasofaya

    Rangel Fellowship 2018

    It's a no on Pickering for me this year :((((((((((
  8. ayasofaya

    Rangel Fellowship 2018

    PICKERING NOTIFICATION IS OUT
  9. ayasofaya

    Rangel Fellowship 2018

    Yeah! But at the same time, the grad school decisions were enough drama for a while. Maybe I need to rest.
  10. ayasofaya

    Fletcher Fall 2018

    I was just saying because I got half acceptances and half rejections. They came in alternating order too so the past few days have been a rollercoaster of emotions haha. I'm trying to stay optimistic enough without straying too far off the ground!
  11. ayasofaya

    Fletcher Fall 2018

    I think they send out interview invitations at the end of the month. I will say that my Pickering essays were much stronger than my Rangels, if only because after writing so many grad applications I learned how to....say things. I was planning on using my grad school decisions as an indication of competitiveness and perception, but as you can see from my signature, that's not proving to be a very helpful strategy haha. Literally anything can happen!
  12. ayasofaya

    Fletcher Fall 2018

    Well they knew you had the Rangel fellowship before you even applied though. That's what's interesting. I don't know what their policies are in particular, but the email I got from SAIS said they reserve the right to "adjust" my scholarship if I ended up getting substantial external funding. I doubt they would reduce it so far that you wouldn't be able to completely cover expenses though. Especially because the fellowship financials are so transparent. That doesn't add up to me.
  13. ayasofaya

    Fletcher Fall 2018

    ACCPETED!!! YAY!! I know I wasn't that competitive but was everyone's funding pocket change? I'm seeing a lot of that. Plus they added the two years together to make it seem like more than it actually is.
  14. ayasofaya

    JHU SAIS 2018

    Oh no.....I hope so!
  15. ayasofaya

    JHU SAIS 2018

    I was accepted to Bologna with 20k funding! Due to my unrelated background and not having taken Micro/Macro, I knew all of my schools were a long shot, so to be accepted to a top school like this at all is exciting, but getting funding at one is even crazier. Plus they will let you keep the money if you defer, which is a relief since I'm a Fulbright ETA semi-finalist! From what I read above they have some attractive funding-related policies overall. @Ducky91 I'm also waiting to hear from Fletcher but I've learned from this weekend to not be too optimistic.
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