How Do Colleges View Senior Semester Abroad?
Question: Given that there is so much emphasis on first semester senior year grades, how do colleges view a student who chooses to spend the semester as an exchange student in a third world country?
That's a good question. In most cases, colleges will be far more intrigued by a student who has spent a semester on exchange than one who is doing the same ol' stuff at home, no matter how successfully. This is especially true if the semester is spent in a third world nation or anywhere that's off the beaten year-abroad path.