I want to know what Caribbean students are labeled as upon their arrival to the US. Are they "slackers", "unprepared", "handicapped"? I am studying at UASD in the Dominican Republic and although I am a US resident, I would like to be familiar with the process of applying to an american residency program. Does it help if I do a thesis or can I just do a review paper? More info please. I'm very concerned and my last resort is to apply in a japanese program. Help!!!