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Greetings,

I hope you're all having a nice day, I only recently created this account looking for some answers on an issue I've been having, however, upon going through some posts I realized that everyone has their own variations, which left me no choice but to consult the community directly.

I am 18 years old, I am currently about to start my second year in the local college and for the past year I have been looking for all kinds of programs for Physics undergraduate programs in the US only to find none that suit my situation. I am not eligible for any US citizen oriented programs since I am enrolled in a local university nor am I eligible for international students oriented programs since I am a US citizen and moved here at a young age.

That being said I would gladly take any sort of advice on the steps I should take, and if any programs that escaped my radar are found please send them my way. Thank you !
 

Choppy

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I have been looking for all kinds of programs for Physics undergraduate programs in the US only to find none that suit my situation. I am not eligible for any US citizen oriented programs since I am enrolled in a local university nor am I eligible for international students oriented programs since I am a US citizen and moved here at a young age.
Not sure I understand the question. How is a US citizen not eligible for undergraduate programs in the US? If you find a program you're interested in, contact the university and ask how to apply if you're a US citizen who is (I assume) living abroad.
 
All of the programs I have found require me to be enrolled in a US college.
 

jtbell

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I have been looking for all kinds of programs for Physics undergraduate programs in the US
Do you mean summer research opportunities for undergraduates, outside their own institutions, e.g. REU programs?
 
I remember looking that up for a while, but I recall giving it up since every one I looked at ended up having some requirement I didn't have (mostly it was the fact that I was not enrolled in a US college). But I do think that some program of that sort would be interesting and I would definitely apply to it if I was eligible.
 

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To the OP:

I have some questions for you.

1. I know you state that you are a US citizen who moved to your current location at a young age. In which country are you currently located?

2. You state that you are currently a student at a "local" university (i.e. university outside of the US). Why are you considering physics undergraduate programs in the US if you are already a student at a university outside of it? Can you not complete a physics degree at your local university?
 
Hello and please excuse my delay,

I currently live in Algeria. the higher education system in Algeria is quite different than the American system so excuse me for not considering that while posting and perhaps being a bit confusing, the first three years in the Algerian university are usually (which is the case with Physics, chemistry, math and Life Sciences) spent studying modules that a student would do in college in the US, so technically I haven't begun my university years just yet and this will go on for the next two years. I do not want to complete a physics degree in Algeria because of the quality of education in the local institutions, my previous year was plagued with strikes by groups of students and unscheduled official breaks by the ministry of higher education that most of the modules were not fully completed and I had to redo everything in the summer break by my own, taking some online courses, consulting old text books used by my parent and doing everything I can to keep myself on top of what I potentially missed (these recent events made me consider more seriously the pursuit of higher education abroad). My university or any other university that I know of in Algeria does not offer ANY programs for undergrads like myself.

If anything seems unclear do not hesitate to ask questions !
thank you, your response is appreciated,
 

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