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Sample Letters to Send to Schools

About the Application Process

Statement of Personal and Academic Purpose

Some schools require its applicants to write an essay stating the applicants’ personal and academic purpose by traveling abroad and attending their particular English program. When writing a personal and academic 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. The personal and academic statement should be printed on letter size paper and run between 1 to 2 pages in length.

Letter Sample:

June 1, 2020

ABC Language School
19 West 44th Street
New York, New York 10036 USA

Personal Statement by Audrey Dorval

My name is Audrey Dorval. I am writing this letter to explain my purpose in applying to the ABC Language School. My career objective is to work as an international specialist at a governmental organization. To achieve this goal, I plan to attend a college in the United States to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

I earned my high school degree from La Sorbonne High School in France last year. I was a member of the International Exchange & Culture Club so I could explore my interest in other countries’ cultures.

La Sorbonne High School provides its students with a variety of international education opportunities including intensive English courses, exchange programs with our sister school in Ohio, and English classes instructed by native speakers. I had many opportunities to develop my English skills and explore my interest in foreign cultures by actively participating in classes and activities organized through my school.

I want to improve my English skills in order to be admitted to a college in the United States and experience American culture first-hand.

I am applying to your language school today for several reasons. First, your extension program will provide me with the opportunity to apply and be admitted to an American college or university. Second, your program has a very good reputation for its academic English classes. I would like to attend your TOEFL class to improve my TOEFL score. Lastly, your classes are small enough to encourage group discussion and provide students with more one-on-one interaction with the English instructor. I strongly believe the ABC English Language Program is the ideal place for me to achieve my academic goals.

Yours Sincerely,
(Signature)

Audrey Dorval


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