[UPDATED: August 12, 2021] Please note that due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) related travel restrictions and vaccine requirements, study abroad options may be affected. Many programs are open for in-person instruction, however, ApplyESL recommends contacting schools of interest to check status, and local embassies or consulates, to obtain information regarding visa services currently available.
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List of Necessary Documents for Schools

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.