Many programs admit students based heavily on the essay statements. Take time to put some thought and grammar check into your essays.
Essay A: How will your participation in this program contribute to your academic & professional growth? (connections to degree plan, career path, academic interests, etc.)
Essay B: Please discuss your personal goals for studying abroad and what challenges you anticipate. (connections to identity, language, cultural interests, etc.)
Essay Writing Tips
- No more than 250 words each.
- The audience is the faculty director and Study Abroad program coordinator.
- Avoid general statements like, “I want to study abroad to broaden my horizons."
- Make connections to the program location and course content.
- Address your motivation, goals and preparedness to study abroad.
- Focus on specific examples to illustrate your essay's points.
- Utilize the Undergraduate Writing Center or the UT Learning Center.
- Type the essays in a word processing program (e.g. Microsoft Word), then copy and paste them into the online application.