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.

“First of all, I want my host family to know that I am very excited to meet them and become a part of their family for a year!” Mahmoud is very social and outgoing. He feels energized by spending time playing sports like soccer and basketball with his friends. Another activity that he does with his peers is attending camps where they meet people from all over who come to visit Palestine. He cannot wait to make new friends in the U.S. because he loves interacting with people who are different from him. Mahmoud loves acting, and has participated in several local comedic productions. If he comes across a community service activity, Mahmoud is the first to roll up his sleeves and volunteer. He recently helped with a neighborhood cleanup, and painted an old wall to make it look like new again. In the future, Mahmoud hopes to become an English teacher or a translator. Mahmoud is beyond excited for the chance to participate in YES. He sees it as an opportunity to develop himself, gain more skills that he may use in the future, and have the chance to spread a peaceful message about his culture in his new community in the U.S.

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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