Daughter is a first year at UChicago. She would very much like to complete her Civ requirements on one of the faculty led study abroad programs. She's off to a great start at Chicago. Great grades, broadly involved in athletics and campus political organizations, also juggles a work study job. Plan is to apply during second year for abroad program during a quarter of her third year. Many of her friends one year her senior applied for the Civ programs and uniformly got waitlisted. Took a peek at the study abroad applications FAQs and the competition for faculty led programs is described as "fierce." Anybody with insight? Fierce competition for study programs seems like the last thing these hard working kids need, and I hate the idea that a strong student cant get valuable international experience because Chicago has not met demand. I thought of directing my daughter to another school's program, but the quarter system makes that tricky. Thoughts?