The Personal Statement is your opportunity to explain to the selection committee why you want to go to the U.S. and in particular why you want to undertake your chosen programme at Penn, and how this will fit with your long-term career goals, as well as describing your academic /personal goals and objectives in relation to your chosen programme of study. This is also your opportunity to demonstrate your ambassadorial qualities which make you suitable to act as a representative of the U.K. while being open to the different perspective of undertaking an academic qualification within the U.S.