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.

    Not only does Ahmad, who goes by ‘Ali’, love to write, but he’s also a published novelist! When asked about why he loves writing so much, Ali days: “Because I love the words and I have a dream to be a famous writer in the future. Besides, writing makes me happy and makes me feel peaceful.” Ali also wites for local papers and magazines, and can’t wait to write about his experiences in the U.S.

    Ali enjoys other artistic persuits like drawing and painting, so it’s only natural that when he’s older he wants to be..a math teacher! At school, Ali is drawn to classes like math, physics, chemistry, and biology. He even participates in math competitions!

    For his year in America, Ali is most excited to try riding a bike around his new host community, experience drama club or theater at school, and making many new American friends. He’s hoping some of those friends are of the furry variety; Ali notes: “I want to play with pets! I love pets so much, so I want to know more about pets in the U.S.”

    To his future family, Ali says “I wish that I could find a host family with a fun ambiance and great communication, so that we can talk and share our own stories and insights with each other!”

    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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