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Improve chances with international competitons?

Brian1025Brian1025 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member

I am a rising sophomore aiming for HYP, MIT, and Stanford.

I live in France, and the kids and teachers here aren't really motivated to teach or learn. France doesn't participate in the international math Olympiad, biology olympiad, chemistry olympiad, or physics. They don't participate in RSI or INTEL ISEF either.

I want to do premedicine, or biological studies.

Are there any activities (summer or school year) for international students that are available?

Thanks so much :)

Replies to: Improve chances with international competitons?

  • Tomas1355Tomas1355 Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    Hi Brian,

    France does compete in the ISOs (International Science Olympiads, which includes the IMO (International Mathematical Olympiad)) ;-). You could compete in these if you are good, and lucky, enough to make the team. Link to the page of the French team of the IMO: https://www.imo-official.org/country_team_r.aspx?code=FRA

    Now, there are many things you could do. First of all, you could compete in other competitions (Mathematical Kangaroo), as well as do research. You could join your school council (or the national counterpart). Honestly, there are so many things... You could do an exchange program, go traveling, become an editor for ..., build a company, raise money for..., do volunteering work, become world-class in something etc etc. Which of these (and any other) is/are appropriate for you and your situation and dream(s), is something only you can decide.

    Good luck :-)
  • katliamomkatliamom Registered User Posts: 11,219 Senior Member
    If you're not American, you should know that your chances of getting into an American medical school are very poor! If you want to be a doctor, staying in France makes much more sense.
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