I'm an undergraduate major in International Studies applying for grad school programs in Development, Securities, and Global Governance. I have international experience working in West Africa for World Bank and USAID sponsored NGO research initiatives.
I've recently submitted all of my intended applications for graduate school programs and fellowships. In the last week, I've received three emails requesting that I apply to graduate school programs which I had not intended to apply for - Cornell, Denver, and Penn.
Does this mean that the programs are particularly interested in me or is this a normal spam-type email to people that have applied to other programs with similar major focus?