Hi, Please can someone make suggestions for improvement? I especially need help with the structure of this letter, but any other suggestions are much appreciated!! Many thanks!
Enthusiastic, hard-working and self-motivated, I would love the opportunity to study in Amsterdam to learn a new culture, language and way of life while working towards a bachelor's degree.
I'm fascinated by the subject of Economics because it is the reason behind almost every decision in our lives, whether it's as small-scale as a family enterprise, or as big as an international structure; so its provides a general understanding of how the world works. It can also be related to studies in sociology, psychology, politics and other social sciences. Along with international economics, this field interests me the most because I love understanding the reasons for people's behaviour. After having completed the BSc, I would like to extend my studies in international economics because I would love to work for an international NGO or as part of the United Nations. Economics is a subject that keeps changing depending on the development and current situation; I am interested in development and studying things that apply to our world and current issues. I'm captivated by the variety of aspects to economics and their close relation to our lives and things that affect our lives.
I'm keen to meet new people and will bring energy to UvA. I spend all my free time playing sports (especially rowing, sailing and football), playing and listening to music (guitar, harmonica and piano) and doing volunteer work (such as sailing instructing). I'm sure the facilities at the UvA will satisfy my wide range of interests and my eagerness to try out new activities. Having spent a year living in Nairobi, Kenya, really opened my mind and taught me that there are still lots of beautiful things to discover, by travelling, studying and meeting new people.
Having looked at many universities, I am sure the University of Amsterdam would be the best place for me to study and develop both academically and as a person. I hope to have the opportunity to study there.