Chance a swissie!

<p>Hi everyone, </p>

<p>Happy almost New Year! I don’t usually post here, but since I’m busy like all of you being swamped with applications, thought I’d take a break and not apply but talk about applications -.-</p>

<p>I KNOW ITS A STRECH BUT I COULDNT HELP IT. It's STANFORD. I hope you guys will chance me - I will chance back :) Thanks!! </p>

<p>Here are my STATS: </p>

<p>PROFILE: </p>

<p>International student, 18 years old, goes to Swiss public school (lived in Switzerland for my entire life)
Born in Brazil and American parents: dual citizenship</p>

<p>ACADEMICS:</p>

<p>SAT I:
R: 710 W: 620 M: 610 = 1940
R: 630 W: 690 M: 620 = 140</p>

<p>SAT II:
French: 800
Spanish with listening: 700
(some schools like Pomona/Yale require all of my scores so they also see this spanish reading: 690 and litt: 630 - yeah i know, bad days)</p>

<p>GRADES: </p>

<p>Public school = difficult and challenging, 12 mandatory subjects. I’ve been taking these classes (approximately) for the last four years: french, german, spanish, english, physics, chem, bio, math, geo, history, philosophy, eco, law, PE, history of art, visual arts etc...</p>

<p>My school offers NO honors and only 1 or 2 extracurriculars, but I was lucky enough to get a high average my sophomore and junior year, I got an honors certificate which few get. I’m in top 5 % of my class. (Freshman year I almost got the certificate but didn’t). Aced most of my classes and showed significant improvement over three years. </p>

<p>LANGUAGES:
Speak five: english, french (school is in french), german, spanish, portuguese
I’m comfortable with all of them and they’re one of my best assets. </p>

<p>ECS: </p>

<p>Student council president (2011-2012) and member for four years
Kickboxing for two years: now a green belt
Youth Advisory Board Member for a site for four years: write articles and interview musical artists etc
Model UN participant: one of two students from my HS to be chosen for this session (2011)
12 years of dance (classical, modern, hiphop)
10 years of piano</p>

<p>Strongs recs and essays. </p>

<p>I know I don’t have TEN ECs or whatever but I’m really passionate about what I do. I’m interested in a variety of things, that’s one of my problems. I always try to do too much and end up never sleeping. </p>

<p>UNIQUENESS:
I’m the only one from my school applying to US schools. I grew up with US ideas and traditions as well as Swiss principles. I’m passionate with what I do and excel in school. Albeit the lack of opportunities, I still managed to get involved in ECs and in student council etc. My SATs aren’t amazing but my grades are good and solid. </p>

<p>Anyway, any questions ask me! </p>

<p>THANKS!</p>

<p>I think you have a good chance. Stanford wants diversity, and you bring that to the table.</p>

<p>Also, did you happen to visit Stanford a few months ago? I remember some Swiss people in my tour group!</p>

<p>I had one Swiss student in my tour group as well, but I went in July!</p>

<p>Okay, well thanks a lot!
Haha unfortunately it wasn't me, I visited Stanford last summer!</p>