U.S. college admissions representatives understand that options for Most extracurricular activities may be more limited for students attending international and local schools outside of the U.S. However, it is still worth understanding what college admissions offices look for in extracurricular activities.
It is better to be consistently involved in one, two, or three activities and/or sports over a number of years, than superficially involved in eight, 10 or 12 for shorter periods of time. Simply said, activity laundry lists do not impress. Maximize the time you spend in extracurricular activities by trying things that interest you and then choosing special ones you want to focus on. Plan around how your activities, academic interests, talents and skills come together and make sense in terms of who you are.