I had a really exciting holiday after receiving an offer from LSE Media and Communication Governance. But then I fell into a dilemma in this horrible March.
My month is filled with rejections and waiting lists. The courses I applied to US grad schools include MPP, IR, Global Communication.
I've been rejected by five plus a WL of the seven schools I applied. Some directly wrote to me that because of my lack of working experience - I'm 20 and a senior at present - they could not offer me a seat in a diverse society like New York.
However, I've been admitted to GWU Elliott School of Intll Affairs. The program is Global Communication, a combined degree of both IR and Communication.
I extremely like the GWU?program!!!!! But they do not offer me any scholarship/fellowship/TA, and the cost is considerable - over 8,0000 for two years.
I do not want to spend all my parents' savings for my grad study!!!
Thus, I'm considering going to LSE's program, return to my country and work for one year. After that, I'll reapply to MIA?in Columbia who wrote to my program coordinator my "immaturity" was their reason to reject me.
I know the prominence of the Elliott School, and I have confidence in their program. But it's just the problem of expenses that trouble me most!!!!!