Whether it’s a bar or the beach, head back to the scene where you two first met.What says romance like spending the day and night at a chic hotel in your city, or a quaint B&B in the country? If you’re the type of couple who’s never home at the same time, spend your anniversary on the couch with takeout, plenty of wine, and a series you both love on Netflix.Colleges and understand this challenge, and it won't necessarily work to your disadvantage.Read more here: 5 Reasons Colleges Like Applicants with Work Experience.Many students ask me which of these activities will most impress colleges, and the reality is that any of them can.
If they show that you are accomplished, all the better.Extracurricular activities are simply anything you do that is not a high school course or paid employment (but note that paid work experience is of interest to colleges and can substitute for some extracurricular activities).You should define your extracurricular activities in broad terms—many applicants make the mistake of thinking of them solely as school-sponsored groups such as yearbook, band or football. Most community and family activities are also "extracurricular."The Common Application as well as many individual college applications group together extracurricular activities with community service, volunteer work, family activities and hobbies.You can learn more in this article: What Are the Best Extracurricular Activities?The bottom line, however, is that you are better off having depth and leadership in one or two activities than having a superficial smattering of a dozen activities.You’ll both feel good about yourselves when you’re done. If your anniversary falls in the summer, head to a theme park, and be kids for a day.