I want to apply for the master degree program of Erasmus Mundus, I am really fascinated with their curriculum plan. Hope you could help me correct this letter better, I appreciate any suggestion and critique. Please feel free to leave your message : )
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From the young age, "world peace" always could be one of my wishes at any wishing occasion, in spite of being teased for this naive thought, I know I may not be a superman to save the world, but entering the international organization like UNESCO may be possible. That is why I am interested to apply for DYCLAM program, being an individual of human being; I hope I could do more for the people. From such a small island, Taiwan, I am eager for joining the communities of cultural conservation and heritage studies over the world.
I graduated from the Humanities and Social Sciences Department of National Tsing Hua University in 2014, majored in anthropology, minored in sociology. And I also studied anthropology, history, sociology and aesthetics as my interests. As a result, it was easy for me to engage interdisciplinary studies, interconnect various specializations. I am proud to assume that it is my most special and precious character to differ from other candidates. Besides, my work experience in college makes me acutely operate many fields of administration, listening to the real needs from the opposite, keeping empathy while facing hostility.
Once, my archaeology professor guided the class to Yuanshan heritage, which belongs to Neolithic. It was the first time I felt we are so close to heritage when he dig the ground by hand then picking up one piece of pottery just near the sidewalk at Yuanshan Park. Thousands of years of history buried underneath your feet, it was impressive and moving. Nevertheless, it was frustrating while TV broadcasted that Buddhas of Bamiyan was bombarded from Taliban, or ISIS sold ancient artifacts and destroyed cultural heritages. How could these heritages of the splendid civilization be demolished by offspring? Due to my discipline of archeology, I knew that contrast to the spiritual elements, the substance of human being represents more directly relevant to living of people, and it needs the process of long-term accumulation, and then appears the historical meaning and value. I hope I could join your crew to protect them from the ruins (the wars, the religious conflicts, the exploitations, and so on).
I cannot wait for attending your course, although there may have some challenges among language, adaptation and fiercely dynamic environment, but for me, more challenging, more exciting. I want to be an expert in immaterial heritage studies (for this reason, I learnt Beijing opera and Kunqu opera). I am also fascinated with material relics. I would like to develop my vocation through your curriculum, face the worldwide issues, and enter the institutions in Europe. Finally, I will bring whole my experience back to my small island, Taiwan, help my nation build a stronger foundation of theories and practices in this field.