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Travel grant

Are you a first-year or second-year student at Central University? Would you like to learn a language this summer?

Central University offers funding of up to £800 each for five students to go overseas and study English, Spanish, French, German or Chinese.* You can use the grant to pay for accommodation, travel expenses and tuition fees.

For more information, email grants@central-university.ac.uk

*Courses must be full time in July or August and for a minimum of two weeks.


From: Merry Yi
To: grants@central-university.ac.uk
Subject: Summer travel grant

Dear Sir/Madam,

I'm writing to express my interest in the summer travel grant that was advertised in this month's university magazine.

I am a second-year student and I am planning to study English in New York for three weeks in July. I would like to apply for the travel grant to help me with my expenses.

Could you please send me further details, including how to apply and when the application deadline is?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Merry

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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

I would like to study English in New Zealand. I will go to study abroad to New Zealand. I decided to go to New Zealand, not other country. One of the reasons why I decided New Zealand is that cost is cheaper than many other countries, but it is not all. The main reason is my sister and my father recommended and I have been to New Zealand one time. My sister had been to New Zealand to study abroad one year. She says there are nice place and there is peaceful place. I thought there is nice place when I have gone to New Zealand so I would like to study English in New Zealand. I would like to study English in California too. Because my father had been to California to study abroad when he was young. He says it is really nice experience, there are very nice place. Furthermore, I would like to study Chinese in China. I am studying Chinese in university. Surprisingly Chinese is close my life. I often see Chinese many places. I feel fun when I can read Chinese and I think study Chinese more, it will fun.

  I think studying abroad is very tough. However, it’s also very precious experience for us. So, if I could study abroad anywhere I want to go, I would like to go to Republic of Malta. Malta seems to be getting more and more popular as the place to study abroad these days. Malta is a small island nation in the Mediterranean Sea. I have heard about Malta on TV and radio. Since then, I have been yearning for Malta.
I have 2 reasons why I would like to go to Malta. First, because Malta is a historic nation. Valletta, the capital of Malta is surrounded by a wall which was built in the 16th century to prevent some attacks from neighboring countries. And the city is registered as UNESCO World Heritage. Even now, medieval cityscape has been being maintained. I love historic cityscape. So, it would be wonderful experience if I can study while touching it.
Second, because the environment of Malta is excellent in various aspects. For example, although international students around the world gather in Malta, there are not many Japanese international students in Malta. So, I can meet people from different countries and focus on improving my English skills. And climate of Malta is excellent. Malta has a mild Mediterranean climate and very hot in the summer. But the humidity is low and comfortable. When the weather is nice, I can be positive about anything.
Due to these reasons, I would like to try learning English in Malta if I can go anywhere. Studying abroad is very valuable. So, if I can get a chance to study abroad, I’ll do my best!

I would like to go to the UK to study English

I would like to go to USA to learn a language. No doubt that is one of the most development country in the world about everything, especially education. educational environment of USA is so modern and expert. If i study language in USA, definitely i will be successful. But i think that is a dream because the tuition fee is expensive and i am not able to pay for it.

I would like to study English and Arabish for two years in South Africa Republic. Because it is a very good place. It also is south of Africa and it has Cape of Good Hope. There is also in autumn at the moment. South Africa Republic is very difference other country. Both white people and black people live there together. However, some white people think that they the more excel than black people. Actually, how much absurd. Because, when people dead, everybody bury to ground. White, black, poor, rich never important. Everybody are equal.

I would like traveling to London for study of a language.

i am studying English in Malta but in this moment the school is closed by cov19 is terrible for me and for world, i only hope that the situation improves.

I would like to study English language in United States because I used to live there for 5 years and I have to much experience in this country

I would like to study English in UK or the USA because I like this language and there is a core of them.

Hi love to study languags and i want to improve my english, my french and also my spanish. So i wuold like to go to study in england to improve my englishlanguage; to France to improve my french language, better if it is in Provence, and i wuold like to go to study spanish in neo-latin america.

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