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Old 05-14-2012
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I am foreign graduate , do I need to submit LOR from my home country? I have done US observorships and have obtained 3 US LOR... is this enough?
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The best way to go is to have a combination of 3 US LoRs + 1 Home country LoR.

US LoRs are more valued by program directors but they also want to know about your background in your home country especially if you are a recent graduate.

Which of the following is better?
A) 4 US LoRs
B) 3 US LoRs + 1 Home LoR
C) 2 US LoRs + 2 Home LoR

My choice is option B from the above.

Also I recommend your read the list of similar threads at the bottom of the page.

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