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Please guide me to study Physics in USA

  1. Jan 27, 2004 #1
    Please guide me to study Physics in USA!!!

    Dear All,

    Thanks for reading this.

    I'd like to request to help me in finding Physics school around USA.

    Here is brief stoy about me. I live in Myanmar (Burma). I plan to study physics in USA at 2005. I will tell you how much I crazy about physics later on. Now I'm writing an essay about it and you will have a chance to read it soon.

    My main interests on Physics is Cosmology and I've made up my mind to study it for the whole lifetime. I'm really crazy for it!

    Now I need your help!

    I would like to know which are the best schools for Physics in USA. I've searched over the Internet. But I would like to have someone who could gide me. I believe you could give me some idea.

    Financial: My current financial status could not afford to join any University in USA. So, I'm going to get a scholarship. Please also kindly suggest me about this too.

    Welcome to any kind of your comments and suggestions. Thank you very much.

    Best regards,
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  3. Jan 28, 2004 #2
    I'm not from the US so I can't really help you in choosing schools. However, I have heard that you have to take several tests, including the SATs and ACTs, and also you must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) which is a test of English proficiency.
  4. Jan 28, 2004 #3

    I really thank and appreciate your kind suggestions. By the way, could you tell me something about Scholarship programs. Thanks you.
  5. Jan 28, 2004 #4


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    How about the GRE? Graduate record examination, at what level are you planning on studying?

    Ain't it funny though? Here we are making suggestions to an anonymous person who might very well be the future brightest physicist!

    If we don't give him good advice, we might waste on some really insightfull discoveries.. how small things can turn out to be big
  6. Jan 29, 2004 #5
    Hi Monique,

    If I say honestly, I've never heard anything about GRE. Thankfully welcome to anything about it.

    Ok, I will tell you about my study plan. I will do my study start from Undergrad level to Graduate Degree and then Post-Grad and then Ph.D levels and even further more. I strongly believe myself I can do it. Actually, I intention is to find the "reality" of the universe not only for the academic or educational achievements. This is something what I can't resist myself not to do so.

    Hahaha, thank you very much for your mind up-lifting comments. I will let you know when I become like that.:wink:

    Thanks for your post reply!
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  7. Feb 1, 2004 #6
    Thanks for your suggestions. Now I'm preparing to sit for TOEFL exam.
  8. Feb 6, 2004 #7
    Red Emotion,

    I have gone to school in the USA, however, since I was born here, I can't give you very good advice about how to get into the US. However, I do know a bit about how to study physics in the US when you are poor.

    The hardest part for you will likely be getting your undergraduate degree. Paying for it can be very expensive, especially for someone from Myanmar. Once you get to graduate school, you can fairly easily get an assistanceship, which enables you to teach physics to undergraduates in exchange for your tuition and living expenses. Figuring out which graduate school is right for you will be easier once you have decided which part of physics you like the best. Frankly, it doesn't matter too much which undergraduate school you go to, as long as it is decent, so I would suggest finding one which will accept you and you can afford. Look into student loans. Also, try Fastweb (google for it) and see if it works for international students. Good luck, and I hope you enjoy your career in physics. Physics rocks!

    Oh, BTW, find out which textbooks you will need and have your relatives in Myanmar buy them there and ship them to you. It will save you much money. Also, buy cheap books on physics (I recommend Dover books) and study them on your own. Don't ~ever~ only study the stuff they teach in class - you will never be a good physicist that way.

    You might want to check out Florida Institute of Technology. They are expensive, but are used to having international students. Do a search on which schools have a large proportion of international students - they will be best equipped to help you.
  9. Feb 8, 2004 #8

    Thanks a lot krysith! Thank you very much for your kind suggestions. Yes, I have registered at "Fastweb"

    Yes, I totally believe it. Now I'm collecting and reading physics books as much as I can.

    Thank you very much in deed.
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