I am currently a high school sophomore in California. Yesterday I was told by my parents that my father lost his job in America. He is looking for new jobs as of now, but there is a very high possibility he may get a new job in Korea. Which means that my family, including myself, will have to follow him into that country. It is likely that the equivalent of my high school junior and senior years will be spent there. Although I am not so worried about what would happen to me in the new country (I have spent a considerable amount of my childhood years there, and am very well associated with the rigorous studying Korean schools are notoriously known for), I am worried that myself not graduating high school in America would effect my chances of being accepted in to the Coast Guard Academy. I could take the ACT and other tests required in Korea, but the problem is that I won't be taking AP classes and most likely won't be able to be involved in extra curricular activities such as school sports or clubs (Korean schools do not offer any of these activities). My school grades will look very different (not a GPA system, no weighted classes), and it will be hard for me to show the leadership skills I have as an applicant 1~2 years from now due to the lack of school clubs and sports teams. Ever since I was a young child, the Coast Guard Academy was my dream school without any doubts. I have worked as hard as a possibly can until now to achieve this goal: becoming a board member in two different clubs to show my leadership skills, achieving a 4.5 GPA this semester(rank #1 in my grade), being recognized as a talented athlete in my school's girls golf team. (Please don't think of me as one of those boastful teenagers easily seen online, I'm just stating the facts so you have a full understanding of my current situation.) I will still work hard no matter what country I am in to achieve my dreams, but the disadvantages of being in a Korean high school makes me nervous. How will an applicant attending a high school in Korea with these circumstances look to CGA? Will it even be possible to apply to CGA? Thank you so much for reading my long post. Happy holidays to you all!