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Years lived in US (Common App)
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Hi! I'm an international student from S.Korea.

I wonder 1 week tour can be a "live". There's "Number of years you have lived in the United States", should I choose 1 year or less, or 0?

And, in the applying university's application form, it's asking "Please list the cities, states and countries where you have lived, with years of residence." Should I note the tour in here? Or just neglect it?

Thank you!

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a month ago

I would say that living means you're a citizen there, or at least a temporary but official life, rather than just a trip or tour. This would be similar to going on a vacation for a month, it's still just a vacation even if you "lived" there for a month. Even then, I doubt they care too much about those values, maybe it's just for data collection purposes.

So zero and don't list it (unless you have some other time you lived in the US).

Hope that helps!

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a month ago

Hello, definitely DO NOT put it in! The only time you should list it is if you paid income taxes to the US government. :)

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