Example Letter #1
I am interested in undertaking graduate studies in Medieval History to earn an M.A. degree from International University. I received my B.A. degree from Springfield University in Kansas sixteen years ago with a dual major in History and English, and have subsequently taught both English and History at Centerville High School, also in Kansas, USA.
I would greatly appreciate your sending me application materials, including information about financial aid and employment opportunities for foreign graduate students. Please use the above address.
Example Letter #2
I would like to find out more about your internship program for foreign nurses. I am a qualified nurse and midwife, having graduated from Springfield University four years ago with the equivalent of an R.N. degree. Please send application forms to the following address:
Example Letter #3
I am writing to request information on Springfield University's International Exchange program. I am one year from completion of the equivalent of a B.A. degree at International University, and I wish to broaden my experience by attending a foreign university for a semester.
I am an excellent student in the Anthropology department here, and after graduation I intend to continue my studies in this field in North America.
Please send any information pertaining to my application as a foreign exchange student to the above address.
Write Your Letter Step-by-Step
Explain what you want to do or achieve. It is often a good idea to mention the name of the university.
Briefly describe your reasons for wanting the work or study experience, and/or your qualifications.
Make your request.
Make it easy for the recipient to contact you or send you information. In addition to your mailing address, give your e-mail address and phone and FAX numbers, if you have them. Universities, colleges and large companies will almost always send free information packets to describe their programs. It is sometimes appropriate to offer to pay for this service.