Honestly? I have no real idea. I do know that most classroom instruction in foreign language isn't terribly effective. I'd think that an immersion experience of some sort would be much better-- and would definitely make a couple of years of a foreign language 'stand out' a lot more.

It'd also signal that the student has some sort of personal investment in the language, other than "it's what my high school offered as an AP class."

Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar. And doesn't.