My situation is fairly unique and as such need advice. I am a U.S expatriate currently living in Costa Rica, 20 years old and have a HS diploma obtained here. My parents moved here when I was only six. My primary ambition, and dream really, is to fly heli for the USCG. I have always dreamed of becoming a pilot, serving our country and helping others while doing it would just be amazing. I feel that I would excel greatly at it.
I understand that in order for someone to even be considered for flight school, you have to be an officer and have a bachelors degree. I plan to possibly continue my education here at the Institute of Technology or University of Costa Rica. Going for a degree in computer science, most likely.
My concern first and foremost is. Will the military even look at me, due to me practically growing up in a foreign country? And if yes. Will they accept my HS diploma and possibly a future bachelors degree from a foreign country, such as Costa Rica? I would have my credentials translated and evaluated by a company such as SpanTran. Or should I just try to fund 4 years of college in the States somehow, and proceed from there? I also looked at the CG Academy, however I am not sure if my primarily foreign HS education, is going to completely eliminate any already slim chances I would have of being accepted.
I do have some things going for me. I am fully bilingual, exceed at math, science and engineering, also I practically grew up on the beach.
Hopefully I am asking in the right place. Many thanks in advance for any advice!