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.

Olena’s belief in “lifelong learning,” and her motivation to continually set goals and work hard to achieve them, helps shape her daily life and her personal development. Friends and family are very important to Olena, and she puts great value on her relationships. Open-minded and sociable, Olena understands the importance of appreciating “every religion, culture, country, and point of view.” She enjoys helping others and frequently volunteers with her friends, which she hopes to continue doing while in the U.S. Olena’s friends say she is purposeful and creative. She often helps organize events where she eagerly takes on a leadership role, increasing her public speaking and debate skills as a result. Olena loves to learn new things and tries “not to walk twice in the same place.” She sees her exchange experience as an opportunity to broaden her horizons and meet new people with diverse views and backgrounds. She is also interested in trying new sports in the U.S., such as cross-country, yoga, and tennis. Olena looks forward to living with a host family that is “like a close friend, with whom I will be able to smile, cry, exchange secrets and plans, try new adventures, and receive a unique experience.”

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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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