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    GabonpharmD said:
    i'am an international student from Gabon.
    any international student here to share experiences and expectations?
    i have an interview with utmem next thursday. I read that they do not have international student..anybody has an insight on this?

    I am an international student, too!

    I asked the associate dean at UIC Pharmacy school why there were only a few international applicants they accepted last year. His response was...there were not that many international students applying to pharmacy school! If you take a look at the enrollment stats, there are a few schools that have more international students such as Arizona and Houston.

    One advice I would give you is to tell them that you can make their student body more diverse or if anything in your home country or community that has influenced your decision to become a pharmacist ...I think this is something special about international students!

    Good luck w/ your interview!
     

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      thank you for the good advice...

      touchfish said:
      I am an international student, too!

      I asked the associate dean at UIC Pharmacy school why there were only a few international applicants they accepted last year. His response was...there were not that many international students applying to pharmacy school! If you take a look at the enrollment stats, there are a few schools that have more international students such as Arizona and Houston.

      One advice I would give you is to tell them that you can make their student body more diverse or if anything in your home country or community that has influenced your decision to become a pharmacist ...I think this is something special about international students!

      Good luck w/ your interview!
       
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        My interview tour at ut memphis was yesterday from 8 to 2 pm...this morning at 8am while i was packing my stuff with my familly (i went to my interview tour with my fiance and my 2 weeks son..) and getting ready to come back to florida i receive a call!!!!!!i got accepted..what a great feeling..end of the pre requisite and pcat now the real game can begin for me this august!!!!

        i'am going to apply to their pharmD / phD program...one last test for me..the GRE.
        The tour was great, the school is impressive....

        good luck to those waiting an acceptance call...i wish you all the best.
         

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          My interview tour at ut memphis was yesterday from 8 to 2 pm...this morning at 8am while i was packing my stuff with my familly (i went to my interview tour with my fiance and my 2 weeks son..) and getting ready to come back to florida i receive a call!!!!!!i got accepted..what a great feeling..end of the pre requisite and pcat now the real game can begin for me this august!!!!

          i'am going to apply to their pharmD / phD program...one last test for me..the GRE.
          The tour was great, the school is impressive....

          good luck to those waiting an acceptance call...i wish you all the best.

          Congratulation!!!
          Good luck w/ GRE :thumbup:
           

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            International student here. I didn't apply to UIC because I thought that they have so many requirements for international students in terms of financial. This school wants to make sure that you are capable of supporting your pharmacy education in UIC by filling out affidavit of support of anyone who support you. Gotta fill out the form and have the notary signed it or people from immigration or embassy or whatever. Hhmm.... just a lot of work to do :( + the REAL money must be ready for the tuition.
             

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              International student here. I didn't apply to UIC because I thought that they have so many requirements for international students in terms of financial. This school wants to make sure that you are capable of supporting your pharmacy education in UIC by filling out affidavit of support of anyone who support you. Gotta fill out the form and have the notary signed it or people from immigration or embassy or whatever. Hhmm.... just a lot of work to do :( + the REAL money must be ready for the tuition.

              Yes many schools have a lot requirement in terms of finances for international student..but let me tell you something i haven't wrote in my first post...Apply first if you have all the pre requisite and worry about the money later...because believe it or not i received with my acceptance call to the ut memphis an unbelievable offer:
              The tuition for out of state and international are around $18 000 a year, but they are offering me to consider me in state for tuition ( i would now pay around $7000 even if i am an international student) and in top of that good news...they are going to pay half of my tuition...
              basically i'am going thru pharmacy school just paying $3500 a year!!!!!!!
              i though that i was dreaming, i still think that is a dream..that i am going to wake up...
              so the moral here, is that the international office of the school make it seem like the end the world..but you never know what kind of offer you can get with your admission...
              i am not saying this kind of offer happen everyday..i am telling my story just to let international students know..that they never know, apply first and then see if the acceptation is coming with some other good news...or even call to talk about a Deal about your tuition before accepting the offer.

              Good luck.
               

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                Yes many schools have a lot requirement in terms of finances for international student..but let me tell you something i haven't wrote in my first post...Apply first if you have all the pre requisite and worry about the money later...because believe it or not i received with my acceptance call to the ut memphis an unbelievable offer:
                The tuition for out of state and international are around $18 000 a year, but they are offering me to consider me in state for tuition ( i would now pay around $7000 even if i am an international student) and in top of that good news...they are going to pay half of my tuition...
                basically i'am going thru pharmacy school just paying $3500 a year!!!!!!!
                i though that i was dreaming, i still think that is a dream..that i am going to wake up...
                so the moral here, is that the international office of the school make it seem like the end the world..but you never know what kind of offer you can get with your admission...
                i am not saying this kind of offer happen everyday..i am telling my story just to let international students know..that they never know, apply first and then see if the acceptation is coming with some other good news...or even call to talk about a Deal about your tuition before accepting the offer.

                Good luck.

                wow...this is the first time i heard that pharmacy school let international student pay the in-state tuition... congratulations! did they just offer you that automically? I don't know where i can apply for financial aid or scholarship tho...do any of you know where international students can get financial aid?
                 

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                  GabonpharmD said:
                  Yes many schools have a lot requirement in terms of finances for international student..but let me tell you something i haven't wrote in my first post...Apply first if you have all the pre requisite and worry about the money later...because believe it or not i received with my acceptance call to the ut memphis an unbelievable offer:
                  The tuition for out of state and international are around $18 000 a year, but they are offering me to consider me in state for tuition ( i would now pay around $7000 even if i am an international student) and in top of that good news...they are going to pay half of my tuition...
                  basically i'am going thru pharmacy school just paying $3500 a year!!!!!!!
                  i though that i was dreaming, i still think that is a dream..that i am going to wake up...
                  so the moral here, is that the international office of the school make it seem like the end the world..but you never know what kind of offer you can get with your admission...
                  i am not saying this kind of offer happen everyday..i am telling my story just to let international students know..that they never know, apply first and then see if the acceptation is coming with some other good news...or even call to talk about a Deal about your tuition before accepting the offer.

                  Good luck.

                  Hey, congratulation for you. I am happy for you!! This my 1st time knowing that the school will allow you to pay in state tuition too. Not many schools want to do that. Btw, I was just wondering if they do that because they do not have as many international students in the particular school?
                   

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                    GabonpharmD said:
                    i got accepted

                    Congrats, GabonpharmD! :clap: I'm from Memphis originally (lived there for 21 years), so if you have any questions about the area, feel free to PM me. :)

                    Don't forget to post your acceptance in the Roll Call thread at the top of the forum so you can be added to the list. :thumbup:
                     

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                      GabonpharmD, Hey that's great. I had my interview at UT in January and got accepted, so I guess I'll see you in August. Again, Congratulations!!!
                      GabonpharmD said:
                      My interview tour at ut memphis was yesterday from 8 to 2 pm...this morning at 8am while i was packing my stuff with my familly (i went to my interview tour with my fiance and my 2 weeks son..) and getting ready to come back to florida i receive a call!!!!!!i got accepted..what a great feeling..end of the pre requisite and pcat now the real game can begin for me this august!!!!

                      i'am going to apply to their pharmD / phD program...one last test for me..the GRE.
                      The tour was great, the school is impressive....

                      good luck to those waiting an acceptance call...i wish you all the best.
                       

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                        GabonpharmD said:
                        Yes many schools have a lot requirement in terms of finances for international student..but let me tell you something i haven't wrote in my first post...Apply first if you have all the pre requisite and worry about the money later...because believe it or not i received with my acceptance call to the ut memphis an unbelievable offer:
                        The tuition for out of state and international are around $18 000 a year, but they are offering me to consider me in state for tuition ( i would now pay around $7000 even if i am an international student) and in top of that good news...they are going to pay half of my tuition...
                        basically i'am going thru pharmacy school just paying $3500 a year!!!!!!!
                        i though that i was dreaming, i still think that is a dream..that i am going to wake up...
                        so the moral here, is that the international office of the school make it seem like the end the world..but you never know what kind of offer you can get with your admission...
                        i am not saying this kind of offer happen everyday..i am telling my story just to let international students know..that they never know, apply first and then see if the acceptation is coming with some other good news...or even call to talk about a Deal about your tuition before accepting the offer.

                        Good luck.

                        Congratulations! that is really awesome. I got accepted to Shenandoah University but unfortunatly they don't offer any kind of financial help for international students I have to pay the whole amount by myself :eek: .
                        Does anyone of you guys know of any organizations that give scholarships for international students? I will really appreciate it. Thank you.
                         

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                          Congrats, GabonpharmD! :clap: I'm from Memphis originally (lived there for 21 years), so if you have any questions about the area, feel free to PM me. :)

                          Don't forget to post your acceptance in the Roll Call thread at the top of the forum so you can be added to the list. :thumbup:

                          I have a lot of questions about the area..but for now i'am still waiting to know if my fiance will be accepted at UT for his phD...after that you will beg me to stop asking questions (LOL) :laugh: :D
                           

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                            GabonpharmD, Hey that's great. I had my interview at UT in January and got accepted, so I guess I'll see you in August. Again, Congratulations!!!

                            that really nice to meet a futur classmate like that... :luck: i cannot wait t'il august!!! do you already live in the area are you like me from out of state? if no when are you planning to move there? me i don'y know yet for sure.
                             

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                              Hey, congratulation for you. I am happy for you!! This my 1st time knowing that the school will allow you to pay in state tuition too. Not many schools want to do that. Btw, I was just wondering if they do that because they do not have as many international students in the particular school?

                              I think that you are right, they do not have a lot of international students, because at my interview i asked if they have IS and the only one of the Dr recalled was in 3rd year....
                               

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                                wow...this is the first time i heard that pharmacy school let international student pay the in-state tuition... congratulations! did they just offer you that automically? I don't know where i can apply for financial aid or scholarship tho...do any of you know where international students can get financial aid?

                                ThanK you..
                                Yes they offer it to me automatically...i don't know neither where to apply for financial aid for IS, me i have my government scholarship.
                                I know that chase bank as a special program of loan for pharmacy students.
                                 

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                                  Congrats, GabonpharmD! :clap: I'm from Memphis originally (lived there for 21 years), so if you have any questions about the area, feel free to PM me. :)

                                  Don't forget to post your acceptance in the Roll Call thread at the top of the forum so you can be added to the list. :thumbup:

                                  i haven't found the << Roll Call thread at the top of the forum >> can you be more specific on where exactly to clic..i have been looking for it for the last 30 minute without success.
                                   

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