I'm going to send in an application for studying in Japan next year, and it's supposed to include a cover letter (I think that's what it's called in English). I have never written anything like that before, so if there are people who had to do the same at their university, could they give me some advice on what to write in this particular situation (Japan- and university-related)? I've been studying Japanese for 3 semesters now, which means I would go abroad in my 5th semester.
Oder auf Deutsch, falls jemand sich schon mal um ein Auslandssemester oder -jahr in Japan beworben hat. Was sollte so ein Motivationsschreiben beinhalten?