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Uzbek students dream of studying in the US

By Maksim Yeniseyev

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US Ambassador to Uzbekistan Pamela Spratlen and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells talk to students in the "Window to America" reading room at the National Library of Uzbekistan in Tashkent February 1. [US Embassy in Uzbekistan Press Office]

TASHKENT -- Uzbek students are working hard to be accepted into prestigious universities in the United States, believing that an American education will help their careers back home.

"Studying in the United States is my dream," Ravshan Jabarov, a 19-year-old resident of Tashkent, told Caravanserai.

"After receiving an education at a prestigious foreign institution of higher learning, I will immediately be able to lay claim to a high-paid job in Uzbekistan," he said.

"In our country, there will be a big demand for experts with foreign training," he said. "They are needed by foreign companies that started coming into our market after the reforms."

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National Library Director Alisher Abduazizov shake hands during the opening ceremony of the "Window to America" reading room on January 25 in Tashkent. [US Embassy in Uzbekistan Press Office]

Opportunities for competitive students

According to the Open Doors Report, published by the US-based Institute of International Education, 505 students from Uzbekistan are studying in the United States this academic year.

That number has the potential to increase because there are no quotas on the number of Uzbek students allowed to study in the United States. Any Uzbek student can choose to study at an American college or university, either paying out of pocket or with grants or stipends.

"As strange as it might sound, getting a stipend to study in the United States turns out to be even easier than in Uzbekistan, particularly if you are goal-focused," Olesya Zakharova, a 21-year-old resident of Tashkent, told Caravanserai.

"In Uzbek institutions and graduate schools, the places paid for by the state are very limited and the competition for them is extremely high," she said, adding, "I want to try my luck in the United States."

To learn more about educational opportunities in the United States, young Uzbeks can visit the EducationUSA Advising Centre at the US Embassy in Tashkent.

The centre provides lectures such as "Five Steps toward US Education", free individual consultations, group meetings and the opportunity to speak with Uzbek students who have studied in the United States.

'Window to America'

Uzbekistanis also have another opportunity to become more familiar with modern American culture and literature with the opening of the "Window to America" reading hall on January 25 at the National Library of Uzbekistan in Tashkent.

The hall was opened as part of a memorandum on co-operation between the National Library of Uzbekistan and the US Embassy in Tashkent for 2017-2022.

With the assistance of the embassy, the library is equipped "with technical means, software and educational resources (books, CDs) for English language learners, audio resources, e-books and magazines in braille format in English and Russian languages for the National Library users with disabilities", according to the library's website.

"This is a great accomplishment," US Ambassador to Uzbekistan Pamela Spratlen said in an interview with Jahon, the information agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Uzbekistan. "We are very glad that within the walls of the National Library of Uzbekistan a reading room has been opened, where visitors can become more familiar with our country's culture."

Speaking during the opening ceremony of the library, Alisher Abduazizov, the director of the library, said the number of users studying English and wanting to read literature in that language is constantly growing.

"I am glad that such an information centre has been set up at the National Library," said Mokhir Obidov, a 25-year-old Tashkent resident who visited the library.

"The library is located in downtown Tashkent, which is very convenient, and there is free access here," he told Caravanserai.

On February 1, the "Window to America" reading hall hosted Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells. She took a tour of the library rooms and met with a group of students studying English.

She expressed her admiration that the participants in the group had a command of English, according to the library's press service.

US campus to open this year in Tashkent

Uzbek students will soon be able to get an American education without leaving Tashkent.

Last September, Webster University, based in St. Louis, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Uzbekistani Higher Education Ministry to open a campus in Tashkent.

A delegation from the university headed by Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, International Campuses and Initiatives Peter Maher arrived in Tashkent on December 4 to discuss the future operation of the campus, which will open in for the new academic year in September 2018.

The Webster University Tashkent campus will provide instruction for bachelor's and master's programmes in information technology, cybersecurity, media development, business, natural sciences and education. Instruction will be carried out by American professors and Uzbek teachers in English, according to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan.

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I would like to participate in a student exchange program with a family in America, but I don't know who I should contact and what to do

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I am a 1st year student at TUIT (Tashkent University of Information Technologies) for Bachelor's degree, I want to study in USA, I want to transfer my education to USA. Is it possible?

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There is no information about faculties and annual tuition costs.

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I want to study in Amerika, what do I have to know for that? Do I have to know English or will there be a test?

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You must go to any American educational center and study there, after that center will send you to America.

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Education in US must be covered to us, the youth. Because we have no information about the education there. What are the steps to take to study there? What kind of help we will receive once we will arrive there? Grants? It would be good, if you'd give answers to these questions.

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If you want to go to America they you should go to any educational center, they will teach you everything and will answer all your questions.

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Article state that studying in USA is a dream of Uzbek students, but there is not a single fact. For example, if you'll study in this manner, this agency will help you.

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Who has information about those who went to study this year to America?

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I also want to study abroad, can you help me?

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Hello. I am in 11th grade. I am now preparing for IELTS exams. I want to take IELTS test in January, and that is why I want to study in USA. What is IELTS score for studying in US? Which University is good? Can you please let me know? Thank you in advance. Please give more information regarding such matters.

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Hello, my name is Husein. Iʼm studying in grade 11. Iʼm preparing for IELTS. What should I do to get scholarship for bachelor in US? What is minimum and maximum of IELTS scores? Thanks in advance!

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You must pass IELTS, if you want to get a grant must pass an exam on SAT

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Isn‘t it easy to pass IELST exams and then going there

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Easy of course, but you must get a grant, but if you have enough money you can study with out a problem with just passing an IELTS test.

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Hello, I want to study in America and learn history, how Columbus encountered the Americas, and who he was

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Best wishes to the site!

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I liked the article, I am a college graduate, how can I start my education with a specialization in finance

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What do I have to do to go there?

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I don't know

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Hello, I liked the article very much. Studying in USA is my dream, too. Presently I am college graduate, I would like to continue my education as a drummer in USA, what am I supposed to for that. Please kindly give me your advice, thank you beforehand

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I liked it, But there's no any numbers to contact !! ??

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First of all, assalamu aleykum, I liked the article very much. I dream of studying in USA.
I am interested in IT, presently I am learning English. I want to submit IELTS test. What universities are good in IT field. I kindly request you to give information about this and other recommendations. And with that I would like to wish good luck to all brothers and sisters who are hungry for knowledge in achieving their dreams.

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Massachusetts institue of Technology

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My name is Nasiba, I am in 10th grade, like everybody I want to study in US, too. I have one more year for that. Please tell me what I must do and give me some advice. Do I have to have perfect English for that? It is very important for me, please help me as soon as you can. Thank you beforehand.

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Assalomu alaykum. I wish you all the best in your future studies. I think that,(as per suggestions of many holders of Masters Degree) you have to take IELTS test and pass with at least 6.5 points. Only after that you may receive directions online or via US Embassy.

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First of all assalamu aleykum, I liked the article very much. I am 35, I have a family and I dream to study in US. I have graduated Faculty of Chemistry, I am a teacher now. Can I get my Master‘s Degree in America or do I have to go to school.

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I like

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Assalomu aleykum, I am Avezova Sitora, 27, after graduating lyceum I have became an employee of Bukhara International AIrport on competitive basis. I dream of continuing my education in USA. What do I need to do for that, I kindly ask for your advise.

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I am looking too, please contact me

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Hi, I graduated from the Bukhara Oil and Gas College and I‘m working in the Olot oil and gas industry, I want to studiy in US.

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Salam, I am from Ferghana. My dream is also to study in USA. I want to study English there, please tell me what I must do for that.

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