You will never believe what I have been doing today.
Filling out and sending in my college applications! I have been working on them since the start of school and it's a huge relief to have them sent in. I couldn't have done it without my mother.
I just wanted to say a few things to exchange students who are applying this year or going to apply to college next year. Firstly, you stand out among all applicants so it's important to highlight your study abroad experience. Add it to your activities list, add your foreign high school on your application, and I also expanded on the topic in my personal statement. Secondly, get started on your college apps as soon as you can! Gather up all your activities, awards, service experiences, and honors and put them into a word document as that will save you loads of time. Lastly, if at all possible, really get involved in the community while studying abroad. Do service, take a pottery class, piano lessons, run a race, join a sports club, maybe intern somewhere! Anything helps and it looks AWESOME on a college app. Trust me.
I hope these tips are going to benefit you! If you have any questions please leave me a comment. Have a wonderful week.