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Should I go to the DECA Internationals?

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So here is the situation, I made it to this year's DECA internationals through the DECA Stock Market Game (ranking 3rd regionally), lol.
I would like to go, but the cost is like $1.5k, which is a lot if you think about it, when the airline ticket of a round trip to the contest location (Salt Lake City) would only cost you $300 max and the accommodation would only take you $400 (we will be living in a quadruple room).

It is a good chance to practice and learn, but since all of the supplementary applications for universities are due before we can actually compete in the internationals, I can't really put anything on my applications, would universities keep track of it? and also do you think is worth going?

Thank you in advance!

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If you have never been to ICDC, then I say you should go! It's an incredible experience and you meet a lot of new people.
And I'm sure your school would cover some of the expenses? If not, DECA usually reimburses you (last year we received about $200 after ICDC)
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@PrettyWoman wrote
If you have never been to ICDC, then I say you should go! It's an incredible experience and you meet a lot of new people.
And I'm sure your school would cover some of the expenses? If not, DECA usually reimburses you (last year we received about $200 after ICDC)




Thanks prettywoman, I am sure it will be an incredible experience for me and I would definitely consider going! =)
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Conversely, I would recommend not going. I know this isn't a strong argument, but after going to ICDC back in grade 9, I still have to pay off more than $700 owed to my grandparents. It's a great financial commitment with networking/competitive experiences you can similarly garner at your university next year.
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