Write Your EssaysReview Step 8 to Nomination: Write Your Program Essays to see the scoring guide, pointers for writing strong essays & more.Review Essay Essentials for each of your programs to see what the OIE expects to see in essays for that programFind these under DU Nomination Instructions on the program brochureNot all programs have essay essentialsWrite strong, complete essays.Answer all questions for each program. Parts A, B, & C of each Program Essay question should be answered as three separate responses within the text boxRequired Length: 200-500 words for each part: A, B & C (600-1500 total words for each program)Programs that are Not Competitive still require complete essays. You may not be nominated if you fail to submit well thought-out essays that appropriately address each of the questions.Use the Scoring Guide to ensure your essay meets the necessary criteriaYour responses are a critical part of the nomination process. They’re the primary way you communicate to the OIE how academically appropriate your program selection(s) are, why each program is a good fit for your needs and goals, and how prepared you are for international studyYour essay scores are a significant factor in determining program nomination. Students applying to Competitive and Very Competitive programs should pay special attention to the Scoring Guide & Essay Essentials!Part A Academics (200-500 words): Discuss your academic goals and highlight the ways in which you feel your academics will be enriched through international study. How will this study abroad program contribute to your goals, build upon your education to date? In addition, what classes do you plan to take abroad and how does the academic focus of this program relate to your major, minor, and/ or demonstrated academic interests. Please describe how this experience will connect to your studies coursework when you return to campus?Part B Personal & Professional Goals (200-500 words): In addition to the academic goals you’ve discussed, please describe what you hope to gain from an international experience both personally and professionally. Outline how this program choice specifically fits with or would help you to achieve these goals. In answering this question, consider program elements- location, housing options, level of cultural immersion, engaged learning opportunities, program support, etc. – that you have found particularly attractive or well suited to meeting your needs.Part C Challenges (200-500 words): What challenges might you face in study abroad that you have not already addressed in your previous essays? Consider your program selection(s) and aspects such as cultural differences, language barriers, level of program support, learning differences, finances, being away from home, etc. What skills and resources might you utilize to address these challenges? In answering this question, consider your comfort level in navigating issues independently and self-advocating while abroad.