Most students want the college admissions board to view them as responsible, dependable, and academically ambitious.
These are excellent essay goals, but you should also consider the essay in relation to your classwork.
You have so much more to contribute to the campus social and learning environment than just your home culture.
Take a few moments to consider what else you may contribute.
One of the general goals of education is to broaden people’s experiences, so that they come to realize the limits of their own intellect, and then grow beyond those limits.
As an international student, you offer other students an opportunity for cultural diversity.
In other words, how can you contribute to other students’ learning?
As with tip #3, you already have an edge by being an international student.
Remember that you are more than just an international student from an interesting background; you are a complete person with a lifetime of experiences.
You should take some time to think about what else makes you different from most the other hundreds of students writing college admissions essays.