They haven’t received my second academic reference yet and I only applied… what? on October 29th? but I’ve been offered a place as a full time graduate student with the Migration Studies (MA) program at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK (affiliated with the Sussex Centere for Migration Research).1
I still need to hear back from the other two programs that I applied to, but it’s looking like I’m going to spend all but two months of 2011 outside of the United States (as a friend pointed out, if I can swing only one month in the US, I apparently get out of paying federal taxes).
1. “Please note that we require a satisfactory academic reference from [Second Reference] in support of your application before your offer of a place at the University is confirmed.”