Helping out in Africa?

<p>I was wondering if I should sent a video of my community service in Africa to Wash U in St.Louis. It includes me teaching,helping build houses, and helping out in daily life. Will this help me in getting into WUSTL. I was there for three months. Or should I just write about it and not send the video. In my opinion the video will probably convince them a little more.</p>

<p>If they accept a video format, by all means submit it if it helps you. I recall one of my peers submitting a brief video for Tufts.</p>

<p>What was the purpose of the video? Was it just capturing interesting moments for you? Or were clips taken with the express purpose to show to college admissions? If the latter, then don't send it. It'll look mercenary. </p>

<p>"Rich American teen gets parents to pay for him/her to help some brown people to look good for college admissions."</p>

<p>Does that sound terrible? It's meant to. You don't want anyone judging your efforts like that.</p>