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Dec 14, 2009
Graduate / LSE International Relations grad essay - correct [5]

I am thinking to apply to LSE's IR program and other schools in the US, Columbia SIPA, JHU SIAS, Yale, Georgetown, NYU. Main interest is IR and communications. I dont have the best grades, but my experience is good. Let me know what schools are worth a shot w this essay.

I would be more than happy for any help and input on this personal essay, corrections and feedback. I am willing to help as well.

This was the objective:
You must submit a personal statement with your application form. This should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words. It should describe your academic interests and your purpose and objectives in undertaking graduate study. If you are applying for two programmes please ensure that your personal statement addresses why you are applying for each programme.

Thank you for taking the time and effort!


Being a 21st century modern immigrant prepares one for crossing boundaries. Be it national borders, personal limits or sport competitions, I am always looking for the next step. As the eldest son in my family, I have been helping and taking care of my two brothers from childhood. Our strongest tie is what fuels our family: sports and internationalism. Due to my parents immigration to the US, I have been brought up both around Budapest and Boston; attended two middle schools, graduated from two high schools and am graduating from two universities. Being a double "citizen" of both EU and US, I have learned to be open and receptive towards cultural differences. Studying management and mandarin, my goal is to orient towards the Orient and bring the western business culture closer to China. LSE's international ...