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Why Your College Application Should Include Travel

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Did you study abroad in high school? Did you take an educational trip with a company like ACIS? Or maybe travel Europe with your parents one summer? Whatever it is, travel should be on your college application.

From making yourself a stronger applicant, to helping you get better grades and earn more money, educational travel is important and meaningful. A few things to consider:

Check out this article on GoOverseas about how to talk about study abroad and travel on your college app:

  • Cross-cultural understanding indicates a maturity that makes you stand out.
  • You gain valuable global leadership skills that will make your app shine.

A recent study from The Wagner Group found that adults who took educational trips between the ages of 12 and 18 had both better grades and higher incomes than those who didn’t travel. Read the article here.

Everyone from Michelle Obama to the Department of State have been talking about the importance of cultural exchange and international education in today’s world.

As part of the ACIS/AIFS Alumni Association, you have access to educational resources. As an ACIS alum, you can schedule a consult with us to discuss how to include your educational travel on your application, in essays and in interviews. Register with us today to find out more.

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