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.

    If Rahaf from Jordan is asked about her favorite activity, she’ll tell you she loves to read! She feels that reading has allowed her to discover new places and cultures and helped her change as a person. If your family includes some readers or if you take lots of trips to the library, Rahaf will fit right in!

    But don’t worry if your family loves to be active and explore- Rahaf can’t wait to meet her new American family and learn all about your community. She’s especially interested to try hiking, and if she’s in a colder area, she would love to learn to ski! Rahaf says: “I love to try new things, and I love visiting new places, although I haven’t visited a lot.”

    Rahaf is very driven and wants to be a diplomat when she’s older. She’s hoping to learn at least four languages and be able to spread peace among nations. Rahaf is most excited for her very first diplomatic assignment…as a student ambassador with your family!

    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 2018-19 host family application and have been approved by American Councils for the 2018-19 program year.

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