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Sample Letters to Send to Schools


Introduction Letter to Host Family

As you begin your preparations to study abroad, it is a good idea for you to write a simple letter to your future host family. It is important that you thank your host family for the opportunity to live with them during your time studying abroad. Letters are a great way to introduce yourself along with your hobbies and expectations in order to provide your host family with a better understanding of your character, preferences and points of view.

Letter Sample:

July 20, 2020

Mr. and Ms. Henderson
109-10 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills, NY 11375 USA

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Henderson,

Greetings from Paris!

Thank you very much for allowing me to stay with you as a home stay student beginning on August 1, 2020. I am very excited to experience living in your home while studying at ABC Language School.

I am a junior at Paris University majoring in International Business. I hope to earn an MBA degree in the United States after completing my undergraduate studies.

I have been told in a letter from ABC English Language School you enjoy watching baseball games. I am a big fan of Major League baseball, as well. I hope we will have the chance to go to a baseball game together.

I will leave for the U.S. on Sunday, August 1, 2010 on Air France Airlines Flight # 12 and will arrive at JFK Airport at 4:00 pm on the same day. The airport pick-up service arranged by my school will pick me up at the airport and take me directly to your house.

I am looking forward to seeing you soon.


Henri Tatou