Dear College Peas, I was wondering if growing up in Europe counted as a NTA? -Paige   Dear Paige, No, growing up in Europe is not an NTA. However, it is does mean your perspective is different than that of an American and colleges love diversity. It’s not an NTA because there are other lots of other teenagers who live in Europe. An NTA is a specific activity or accomplishment that you are doing or did. Living somewhere isn’t really an accomplishment that you had much to do with (I’m assuming it was your parents idea). Sincerely, Mike Moyer read more