• Study Abroad Application Essays

  • Looking to Get Away?

    You've come to the right place! Here is a collection of resources for writing effective and persuasive Study Abroad essays. We have links to DU's Study Abroad website, tips and tricks for writing great applications, and videos to walk you through the process. 

    First Time Applying: Start here

    Reapplying after Cancelation: Start here

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  • Planning Your Essays
    • Check the DU Study Abroad website for information about how to apply
    • Do my programs of interest have any special requirements for their essays?
      • Check the DU Nomination Instructions section of each brochure (found here) for a list of these sometimes mandatory talking points to discuss in your essays
  • Writing Your Essays

    Basic Principles for Effective Essays:

    1. Use the prompts and evaluation rubrics
    2. Answer the question how, and be specific.
    3. In addition to describing, evaluate
    4. Use hooks and frontload important info.

    Not sure what your essay should look like? Here are some excellent sample essays from past years!

    Nomination Essay Scoring Guide: Details about what the OIE looks for in your essays

    How To Write Strong Essays: Quick overview of what the OIE looks for in your essays (below)



This portfolio last updated: 13-Apr-2021 10:15 PM