Chances for these U.S. and international universities, please
I’m currently a university exchange student in my local university in Mexico. I don’t know if you know much about the following colleges. I’m looking to transfer or start all over (in the case of Singapore) at Carnegie Mellon Qatar, Georgetown Qatar, Hong Kong University, City University of Hong Kong, and National University of Singapore. I choose the following due to them being excellent schools, being in very economic stimulating areas of the world, having very competent tuition rates and aid and the experience of living somewhere new.
3.0 GPA at a local Catholic boys high school (only course available)
Current 3.0 college GPA, but can definitely get it up to around 3.5 by time of application next year
Native level in three languages (Spanish, English, Japanese) and conversational at Portuguese, and one year of French (but don’t really count it)
Took the local university’s examination (Spanish SAT w/o writing section) 1430/1600
Will take it again and prepare hard for it
Will take SAT II in Japanese, Math II, World History
One high school exchange in Japan
three years of high school soccer (including one in my Japanese high school)
Had my own small Mexican food sales business from 2007-early 2012 (with help while abroad)
year and a half of university exchange in Japan where I did many things like work translating, being on Japanese TV commercials, restaurant waiter, local factories, and volunteer at the disaster area.
Volunteered translating documents for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2007
Did freelance English-Spanish translating for around two years in high school with ads in the Yellow Pages and such.
Volunteering one year organizing activities and helping as a liaison for high school students from around the world after my first year in Japan
Half a year in my university’s chapter of executive and entrepreneurs where we organize events with area managers to develop entrepreneurial awareness
Just (finally!) overcame stuttering after many years of trying different methods. First time fluent since I can remember
And just been diagnosed a thyroid condition (these past 6 months have been pretty hard), and until now I know that’s a reason why I get tired a lot very easily and all the constant migraines… (if that means anything).
And thinking about doing something that has an impact in this next months. Probably volunteering at my local Japanese organization, or volunteering abroad in an orphanage in Brazil for a month while perfecting my Portuguese.
My question is, is my low GPA that much of a factor? Oh, and I’m 22.
Am not really applying to any U.S. colleges due to the economic factor.