Our Students


American Councils works exclusively with high school (ages 15-17) scholarship students. Alumni include heads of state, educators, entrepreneurs, and more. They are exemplary citizens of their countries and carry their positive experience of the U.S.—especially their host parent or family—throughout their lives. Learn more about some of our Featured Students below.

Do you like basketball? Elina loves to play and has participated in a number of basketball competitions! She travels to different cities for these competitions, which gives her the opportunity to see new places and make new friends. By playing basketball, Elina feels “strong, steady and self-organized.” She is very dedicated to staying healthy and fit, and would like to try skiing in the U.S. Elina says that ever since she was a child, she has been “sociable, purposeful, and curious.” In addition to her interest in sports and fitness, Elina has quite a creative side! She performs in school plays and writes poetry, and she has even participated in some poetry competitions at her school. When she is not reading poems, Elina enjoys detective novels and comedies. Another talent Elina possesses is drawing. Her friends and family often compliment her on her work. For those who have a sweet tooth, Elina likes to bake cakes, pies, and bread puddings!  Elina is excited to learn about American customs and traditions, and she hopes to later share her new understanding of the U.S. with her friends, teachers, and family members in Kazakhstan.

For Coordinators: Click here to access this student's application materials, entering your assigned SECOND username and password when prompted. (This is not the same username and password used to access the LC Corner.)

Please keep in mind that student photos and application materials may only be shared with individuals and host families who have completed the 2017-18 host family application and have been approved by American Councils for the 2017-18 program year.

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