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.

    With her positive attitude and eternal optimism, Sarah from the Philippines will be a great addition to any host family! She says, “I’m a person who keeps on smiling, because I really believe that smiling is the best remedy for stress.” She considers herself to be a determined, open-minded, and flexible individual. Sarah is very family-oriented and can often be found having a picnic on the beach with her mom and dad or teaching her sister how to sing and dance. She’s a true social butterfly who surrounds herself with a group of supportive friends.

    Singing and dancing are two of her main passions. She also enjoys playing a casual game of badminton with friends and giving back to her community with her Girl Scout troop. Sarah explains that “as youth in our community, I believe that we don’t have just rights, but duties. I strongly believe that we cannot build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” In the U.S., Sarah is really interested to try school activities like journalism, performing arts, and opportunities where she can showcase her leadership abilities like Student Council.

    Sarah hopes to become a pharmacist and support her parents and her sister’s schooling. Participating in the YES program is an opportunity that she considers to be a big step forward in her personal development. To her host family, Sarah shares, “I believe that I will learn a lot from you, especially about your culture, and I’m also ready to share my culture and traditions with you!”

    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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