Study Abroad Application Essays
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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
- Tips for Amazing Study Abroad Essays
- Writing More Persuasive Study Abroad Application Essays
- Revising Your Draft for Clarity and Engagement
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Planning Your Essays
Writing Your Essays
Basic Principles for Effective Essays:
- Use the prompts and evaluation rubrics
- Answer the question how, and be specific.
- In addition to describing, evaluate.
- Use hooks and frontload important info.
Not sure what your essay should look like? Here are some excellent sample essays from past years!
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