An expression of interest

An expression of interest

Learn how to write an email to ask for more information and express interest.


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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

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

From: Merry Yi
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.




  1. If you don't know the person's name when writing a formal email, you can start it Dear Sir/Madam.
  2. Your email should have three short main paragraphs:
    1. What you are interested in
    2. Why you're interested
    3. Any questions you have.
  3. I look forward to hearing from you is a good way to close an email if you want a reply.
  4. Regards is a semi-formal, respectful way to end an email. It is common in professional emails too.


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Submitted by Yusei Takechi on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 10:20

I would like to go to study English in US. There are many advantage to studying English in the US. For example, it is that many choices for universities and language schools. Not only for those who want to learn English intensively in a short period of time, but also for those who want to study different subjects such as music and art using English, and those who want to further improve their specialization in a special course. It seems to correspond. It is also attractive to have international students from all over the world helped by such many options. There are many schools with excellent counseling and support services, and it can be said that the country is like an expert in accommodating foreign students. However, as a disadvantage, studying in the US can still be said to be high in terms of ease of studying abroad. Therefore, I think it would be a pity to have to prepare a reasonable cost. However, since the US id s very famous country for studying abroad, I would like to go to study English in the US if I can afford it. Well next year I am going to study abroad in Australia. Ha ha.

Submitted by Omer_moh on Sat, 04/07/2020 - 14:32

I have a great passion study English in UK.

Submitted by Yamamoto Yucca on Wed, 17/06/2020 - 02:35

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.

Submitted by gachatama26 on Tue, 09/06/2020 - 07:39

  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!

Submitted by mouna99 on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 15:42

I would like to go to the UK to study English

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 03:42

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.

Submitted by ademyonet on Sun, 19/04/2020 - 07:18

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.
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 01:54

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

Submitted by Lauracastanos on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 01:46

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.
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Sun, 01/03/2020 - 16:29

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