Student Exchange Essays: Explaining Your Motivation

Application
Read carefully the conditions of placement on the last page before signing the form. Complete the Application and be sure to sign it.

Study Site Form
Before you complete your Study Site Forms, learn all you can about the study sites that interest you. Review all college catalogs which are available to you in 211 Foust Administration Building. Discuss your proposed academic program for each study site with your academic advisors and with professors in the fields you wish to study. It is important that you provide complete details about what you want to study. IPC suggests that you list more courses than you intend to take so there is some flexibility in your final program.

Academic Reference Forms
Complete the first section of each Academic Reference Form; read the waiver and sign it if you wish. You must provide two academic references from professors or instructors. Your instructors should complete the chart on the front of the page, write their comments on the back and return the form directly to IPC. You may submit additional references from other people who can evaluate you as a candidate for exchange.

Language Proficiency Report
You must submit this form for the language in which you propose to study. If you propose to study in English, this form is not required. Complete the first part of the form and then please give the form to an appropriate faculty member who will conduct the foreign language evaluation. He or she should return the form directly to IPC.

Statement of Purpose
Prepare a short essay (about 500 words) introducing yourself and presenting your reasons for wanting to participate on an exchange. Use this essay to tell us about your strengths and special interests that may not be evident in other materials you have submitted. Do not include specific references to or justifications for wanting to study at a particular university. Creativity is encouraged. Please use plain white paper. Statement of Purpose should be typed.

Brief Essay for Non-English Speaking Sites
This is required if you have had any formal language training in the host language. Introduce yourself briefly in the host language and, to the best of your language ability, provide reasons and expectations for studying abroad. This should not be a direct translation of the Statement of Purpose but do attempt to provide similar information. Please use plain white paper. The Brief Essay should be typed.

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I am so excited when begin writing this essay section of student exchange application. Joining exchange program to South Korea is one of my biggest dreams. I have a dream to work globally in the field of visual communication design and achieve Master of Design in order to travel around the world with self confidence. After all, I strongly believe that before I graduate, it is essential to have an opportunity to study visual communication design in an abroad university to achieve my goals. Dankook University hopefully could be one of my jumping stones to achieve what I have dreamed before.


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We take great pride in our students selected to attend a CALS Exchange Program. The criteria for selection are based on a combination of 1) grades and academic preparation and 2) personal suitability as assessed by interview with exchange coordinator, personal essay, and academic references. While grades (especially for some partner universities) are a major factor, they are not the sole criterion for selection. Students who are concerned about their academic performance have the opportunity to improve their application by taking extra care with their essay and other application components.