Will this help my chances?

<p>Will studying abroad help my chances into getting a top college like Stanford or Harvard. PS yes I know there is other stuff but I am just wondering if this would make the tiniest bit of differnce?</p>

<p>Nah.... save your cash for a car or a cow.</p>

<p>it depends on what kind of studying experience you gained through that foreign time... i think if you could present some real achievement such as the fulfillment brought by different culture or ethnicity may help or the leadership in the activities.</p>

<p>I'd think that it would because colleges like students with international experience, so if you have an affordable oppurtunity you might want to look into it.</p>

<p>In general, studying abroad only shows that you have the money to invest in that kind of program, and studying abroad doesn't impress top colleges. </p>

<p>Now, if you work a job to earn the money to pay for that experience or if you get a Rotary scholarship to study abroad, that may make you stand out.</p>

<p>There are so many kids doing study abroad that it will not make you stand out at top schools. At more average schools it will.</p>

<p>The more average schools, however, use factors like ECs, study abroad, etc. far less than do the top schools. This is because the more average schools have more difficulty finding students who academically qualify for admission than do the top schools, which attract an overabundance of applicants with excellent academic stats.</p>

<p>Through what program?</p>

<p>I would go through Youth For Understanding</p>