So. I’m confused more than ever.
I was admitted to New York University‘s Draper Program Humanities and Social Thought after completing the application form, receiving recommendation letters (with a side dish of vituperation from someone), taking TOEFL in Cubao and GRE in Cagayan de far away Oro, paying for these tests and for the application fee (around $450 in sum) and being awarded the Philippine-American Education Foundation Opportunity Grant.
What do I do next?
I’m supposed to apply for an I-20 to get an F-1 student visa to book a flight to NYC just in time for Fall 2010 registration. But no, I was not on time.
The admission letter came in a month late, and I wasn’t done yet documenting my source of funds, so I couldn’t submit my AFCOE form yet, to get me an I-20, to schedule an interview with a US consul, to advise PAEF that they can already book me.
And then. I read this article from NY Times about a former student of NYU who owes the banks $100k worth of student loan!
Note: one year in NYU and in NYC is estimated to cost about $50k.
Isn’t that inspiring?
And so, I listen once more to Alicia Keys’ Empire State of Mind.