I’m only a freshman in high school right now but my parents are strongly urging me to take a gap year after senior year and go back to China (I’m American-born Chinese; I’ve actually only visited China three times) for an entire year.
They are firm believers that China is the future and that I need to improve on my Chinese or something. Are they being wise or just being delusional?
I thoroughly loathe this suggestion; I want to be like every other kid and just jump right into college after high school. As for admissions, can I apply senior year and then state that I won’t be going until two falls later, or will I have to apply whilst in China?
And is there any argument I can make to my parents to convince them out of bringing me back (I really have no choice right now)? Or would it actually be beneficial?