Studying in the US

How Can International Student Convey Accomplishments to Admission Committees?

Question: I live in Africa. I am in ninth grade and am currently writing a novel and I am helping out at church and NGO organizations. I have seen poverty, and I am working hard to make my family and country proud. Will I ask someone at school or at an organization to write about what I'm doing when I apply to college in the USA?

Your applications will require you to provide a list of your "extracurricular activities." In addition, the "Common Application" (as well as some others) will ask you to write a brief statement elaborating on one of these activities. Many applications also give you the opportunity to write a full-length essay about a meaningful experience, if you so choose.

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