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.

Nilga fills her days with music, whether she is rejoicing with her church choir, singing in the shower, or feeling inspired to break out into song while simply going for a walk. She hopes to learn how to play a musical instrument to complement her beautiful singing voice, especially the guitar or piano. When it comes to the future, Nilga aspires to go to university and become an engineer or an architect. Spending time with family is very important to Nilga. Some of her favorite moments are having lunch at her grandmother’s house along with her mother and siblings. She can often be found taking a leisurely bike ride around her city with her sister. She also enjoys spending time with her many friends while they discuss their beliefs, sing, and watch movies. Nilga dreams about learning to swim and hopes to accomplish this if given the chance during her YES year. She is really excited to learn about American culture and experience it firsthand, in addition to practicing her English. Nilga is grateful for the opportunity to travel to a new country and make memories with her host family that will last a lifetime.

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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