Please note that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, many institutions have suspended on-campus instruction and are holding classes online until further notice. Due to increased travel restrictions, reduced visa services and public health quarantines, study abroad options may be affected. ApplyESL recommends contacting your program of interest and local embassy or consulate to obtain the latest updates.
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Sample Letters to Send to Schools


Request to Change Housing Option

Due to study abroad “high seasons,” the popular home stay housing option among students tends to fill-up quickly. It is crucial that you arrange your housing as soon as possible in order to guarantee a safe and comfortable living experience while studying abroad. If your preferred housing option is full and is no longer available, you must contact your school at once to select an alternate living arrangement.

E-mail Sample:

Subject: Request to Change Housing Option
Dear Sir or Madam:

I was recently accepted to your Intensive English Program for the session beginning on September 1, 2020.

I selected a homestay as my preferred housing option. However, I was recently informed the homestay option is no longer available.

I would like to choose dormitory housing as my second option. Please send me the appropriate information regarding your school’s dormitory housing including room availability, housing fees and possible pre-arranged meal plans.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.


Henri Tatou