098: How to Get the Most Out of International Experiences as a Teen


How to Get the Most Out of International Experiences as a TeenInternational experiences are a great way for teenagers to grow socially, emotionally and intellectually.

Based on her personal experience with her daughter as well as experiences with high school clients, Megan lays out several kinds of exchange programs at a variety of different price points that help broaden teens’ horizons.

In her discussion with Gretchen, she shares:

  • the benefits of having multiple international experiences as a high school student
  • the types of international experiences there are, including organized school trips and a variety of exchange programs,
  • the costs of these programs (including how to find low cost alternatives),
  • and how to write about these experiences on your college applications so that you don’t sound like every other teen who’s gone overseas