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.

Sadia from Bangladesh is sure to add joy to her host family’s home, as she believes that singing and cracking silly jokes are truly her forté. “I enjoy dancing and making up freestyle choreography to my favorite songs. I am also enthusiastic about sports and community service.” She stays energized by joining in a competitive game of cricket or badminton. “I love to meet and connect with people, which is probably why I have been blessed with many friends.” Sadia considers herself to be an independent, creative, and curious person, who loves to go on new adventures.

After school, Sadia fills her time with many exciting extracurriculars, including a few politically-focused groups like mock cabinet and debate. She exercises creativity through the school yearbook club and likes to occasionally draw in her sketchbook. Sadia considers the literary club to be “one of the best things that has happened in my life so far.” She aspires to become an English or Economics professor in the future. In addition, she has a dream to one day become an author, “someone who can provide readers with a magical escape from reality and silk-woven words.”

During her exchange year, Sadia looks forward to trying new sports, and taking advantage of any arts-focused clubs that her host school has to offer. She hopes to share her culture with others by showcasing her traditional dance skills. She looks forward to understanding American culture, and diversity firsthand. “This experience will help me become an aware, empathetic, and responsible global citizen!”


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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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