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.

    Does your family have any special traditions? Jacob bonds most with his mom and brother when they go out for special dinners and watch movies together. There is truly never a dull moment in Jacob’s life, as he loves seeking out new activites for himself. He is interested in learning how to play musical instruments; he currently plays a little bit of the ukelele and the recorder. Jacob and his friends spend time having fascinationg conversations about their many interests—from current events to art to entertainment—but they also enjoy group sing-alongs and board game nights.

    Jacob would be a great match for a host family that spends time outdoors! He is always the first to sign up for coastal clean-ups, mountain trekking, and environmental camps. He is passionate about social and environmental causes and says, “Activities that revolve around community service are my favorite because it benefits both the community and me. Helping people in need and tutoring programs are activities [that I like] too because I enjoy helping others and sharing what I can.” Jacob is also an active member of the Debate team and speech choir, and he joins leadership and peer counseling trainings to better develop his skills.When asked what he’s most looking forward to during his YES year, Jacob said he cannot wait to experience American holidays like Thanksgiving, but he’s really open to anything and everything that his host family and new friends would like to share with him!

    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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