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Would learning a language on my own count as an extracurricular activity?

Hey everyone! I've been teaching myself Italian for the past year using apps and online resources. Can this be considered an extracurricular activity? Should I include it on my college application?

9 months ago

Hi there! Absolutely, teaching yourself a language can be considered an extracurricular activity. Self-learning showcases your initiative, dedication, and passion for the language, which are all valuable traits that colleges look for in applicants.

In your application, it would be helpful to mention some specific resources and technologies you've used to learn Italian, as well as any milestones you've reached. For example, if you've completed any language proficiency exams or utilized a particularly well-regarded language learning app, make sure to include those details.

If you're able to participate in any related activities, such as language clubs, tutoring, or translating for others, it could further enhance your language learning extracurricular. These experiences can help demonstrate your proficiency and highlight your commitment to the language.

Here's a helpful CollegeVine blog post about extracurricular activities and how to make your self-taught language learning experience stand out: How to Turn Your Interest or Hobby into an Extracurricular Activity. Good luck, and keep up the great work with Italian!

9 months ago

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