Foreign Exchange Letter

Foreign Exchange Business Letter


 Mastery Objective: Students will do research on a Spanish-speaking country to find information to compare and contrast the selected country to the United States and request admission to a foreign exchange program.  

 
Directions:  

You will be writing a letter requesting to be considered as a candidate for a student foreign exchange program.

You will research a country so that you can demonstrate in your letter your reasons for wanting to study in that country. You will use the business letter format provided.

Select a Hispanic country to research.   

 Argentina 

 Bolivia  

Chile

Colombia

 Costa Rica

Cuba

Ecuador

El Salvador

España

Guatemala

Guinea Equatorial  

Honduras

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Puerto Rico

Republica Dominica  

Uruguay

Venezuela

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find information about six areas of interest. Suggestions include education, food, climate, economy, entertainment, family life, and geography. You may include others if you choose.

 

Business Letters 

Business letters are formally written letters in which the content is other than personal. Business letters can address any topic, in any industry, in any language. An effective business letter

  • has a[n]:
    • heading
    • inside address
    • salutation
    • body
    • closing
    • signature
     
  • follows one of several acceptable formats
    • block
    • modified block
     
  • contains formal and courteous language

 Format for this assignment 
 Sample business letter 

 Business Letter template 

 

Resources 

Note-taking template 

Save this sheet to your My Documents folder before you begin taking notes. Save often as you find new information.

 

MCPS Homework Resources  

 Culturegrams - World Edition  In-Depth reports covering over 200 countries

 Encyclopedia Britannica - School Edition 

 Britannica - World Data Analyst 
 Common Spanish Accent Marks 

See the media specialist or check Edline for passwords if you are working from home.

 
Print Resources in the MLK MS Media Center 

 

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