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Study Abroad Process

Essay/Statement of Purpose

Some schools require its applicants to write an essay in English stating the applicants’ personal and academic purpose by attending their particular English program.

The applicants’ essays provide schools with a better understanding of the applicants’ individual nature, personality and goals. When writing their personal statement, it is essential for applicants to note what they hope to learn by attending the school’s English program and how they will apply their study abroad experience to their future endeavors, whether it is towards their career or their desired way of life.

In some circumstances, schools will provide its applicants with a specific topic or question to answer and discuss in their essay. It is necessary that applicants follow their school’s instructions carefully and thoroughly. The personal and academic statement should be printed on letter size paper and run between 1 to 2 pages in length.