Contests

2017 My American Experience Winning Essay

2017 My American Experience Winning Essay

Each year, American Councils holds an essay contest called "My American Experience." We asked our FLEX, YES, and Cultural Bridges students to reflect on the value of exchange programs for both exchange participants and Americans in their host communities. Here is the winning essay from Mirela, a YES student from Bulgaria placed in Edwardsville, IL!

 

Do You Love Community Service?

Do You Love Community Service?

The American Councils International Student Support Team is excited to announce a contest for students to attend the National Youth Leadership Council's 27th Annual Service-Learning Conference. This year's conference will take place from March 30-April 2 in Minneapolis, MN. 

Students who:

2015 International Education Week Highlights

2015 International Education Week Highlights

International Education Week took place this year from  November 16-20. We are so proud of our 2015-2016 students, who went above and beyond our requirements! Thanks to your hard work, which included over 400 presentations during the month of November, over 15,700 people in your host communities throughout the U.S. experienced the cultural enrichment of IEW. While Ayesha from Pakistan made the most presentations--20 during the week of IEW--17% of our students made more than 3 presentations.

It's Time For International Education Week!

It's Time For International Education Week!

November is almost here, and that means International Education Week will soon be upon us! This year, IEW will be observed from Monday, November 16 to Friday, November 20. 

Please check out these resources:

Official IEW Website -- features logos, banners, etc.

Official IEW Flyer

WINNER: "My American Experience" Essay Contest!

WINNER: "My American Experience" Essay Contest!

We are pleased to share the winning essay for our 2015 "My American Experience" Essay Contest! For this contest, we asked our 2014-2015 A-SMYLE, Cultural Bridges, ExCEL, FLEX, and YES students to write about the role leadership has played in their exchange year. We received many submissions, and it was not easy to pick our winner. Congratulations, Khaoula! 

 

My American Experience

by Khaoula Anassteme, YES-Morocco

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