GAP YEAR, please help

<p>I am currently undertaking what many would consider a "gap year." I graduated from high school a year early, and I am now living overseas. I am taking courses at a well-respected university in my new home. I have just applied to American schools, and I was wondering if this experience would give me any sort of advantage. Would the fact that I graduated a year early be frowned upon? Any advice, especially from someone who has been/is in my position, would be much appreciated. Thanks.</p>