I'm a senior high school student from Chile. Since January
I've been preparing several international tests and trying
to explore the academic opportunities to study abroad. I've taken
the TOEFL and got 99 points and I expect to take the SAT and
2 SAT Subjects. In the last months I discovered so many opportunities that I'm becoming crazy. Specifically,
I plan to apply for 9 American universities, 6 russians, 3 canadian,
3 chinese, 3 korean, 3 hong kong, 2 singapore, 1 british,
1 french and 1 italian. The issue is that such opportunities
are exciting but I think as I'm considering too many countries
eventually I can make this whole process too fast and finish
living and studying in a university and country I don't really like.
My academic and professional aspirations are as follow:
1) Get the undergraduate degree in economics, with strong
academic background as a student, doing research and assistantship
with some faculty members.
2) Graduate and work 2-3 years in a institution such as the
Ministry of Economy, Central Bank or the embassy of my country.
3) With recommendations from my employers and my professors from the
undergraduate, go for a PhD in Columbia, NYU, LSE or UCL.
Based on all this, what do you guys advice me?