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Brandeis University 2018-19 Supplemental Essay Prompt Guide 

Brandeis University 2018-19 Application Essay Question Explanations

*For International Students Only

If you currently reside in the U.S., move along! Nothing to see or do here, you lucky ducks. If you’re an international student, though, buckle up. Brandeis has some work for you.

The Requirements: 1 essay of 250 words

Supplemental Essay Type(s): Community/Why

Brandeis attracts students from many corners of the world. As an international student at Brandeis, how would you enrich the campus community? (250 words or fewer)

Dang! Brandeis is really making its international applicants WERK! Well, here’s a quick tip: this question may seem like it’s asking about the difference between you and the domestic applicants, but it’s actually in your best interest to think about what distinguishes you from any other international student! What do you bring to campus that no one else can? What have you learned from your life experience? And there’s one last twist to this application: in order to explain how you would “enrich the campus community” you should probably know a thing or two about that campus community. So spend a little time on the Brandeis website to get a feel for the school, the students, and the surrounding community. How is the culture different from your own? Where might the two intersect? And how might that point of intersection create an opportunity for mutual learning? For more information about acing the international essay, check out this video we made just for you!

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