Student Ambassadors

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<p>How hard is this to get into? They sent me a letter and I will check out the 55 minute meeting (hey, I love to drive and have nothing better to do!). But honestly, do you have to be a super student to do this? I am doing great this year but my grades aren't anything super...my GPA is prob. between a 3.3 and a 3.7 somewhere. Not many EC's (which is why I am interested in this lol) I did great in my Government class freshman year, and also in World History and English...thoughts? Should I even bother applying?</p>

<p>All you need to be a student ambassador is parents who will be willing to pay thousands of $$ for your travel. And college adcoms know that. I hope this answers your question.</p>

<p>So should I even bother? I think it would be a good experience, and sure money prob. won't be a problem. Hell it might help me with my admin. essay. So this won't help my admissions decision anywhere? :(</p>

<p>Spets, my son went on a People to People Student Ambassador trip this past summer... I'm sure that is the organization you received a letter from. It was a great experience as he traveled with 40 other teens his age to England, Wales & Ireland and saw wonderful places and experienced wonderful things. It was educational and cultural, but I would not say it would enhance a college resume or application. While the teens met and did research and presentations on the places they'd be visiting prior to going, had home stays while there, worked on an environmental project, etc., it was still a teen touring trip that we paid for - almost $5000 including everything... not really bad considering it was 19 days. My son was evidently recommended by a teacher at some point in his life (the letters started coming as early as fourth or fifth grade). Once we decided we'd let him go, he had to get letters of recommendation from 2 teachers and a letter from someone else who was not a relative or teacher. He was also interviewed by a leader. The interview was basically to determine if he'd be able to handle being so far away from home for 19 days and be a responsible, respectable and interested participant. If you were to do it, I'd advise you to do it because it sounded interesting and exciting to you, not because it would look good on paper.</p>

<p>If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to ask me.</p>