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.

    Mayssa's has many passions, from art and music to computer science. She spends much of her free time drawing and sketching. When she draws, she says she feels calm and peaceful. For the same reasons, reading is another of Mayssa's favorite pastimes. Her favorite authors are Shakespeare and Stephen King. Mayssa likes to read fun and thrilling books; she would be happy to receive your book recommendations, and maybe share some of her own! Recently, she has been spending more time learning coding and programming.

    Mayssa loves trying out new things and learning about different cultures. During her YES year, Mayssa hopes that she can take part in volunteering events and activities that involve art and especially music. Does your family know how to play any musical instruments? Mayssa would love the opportunity to learn to play an instrument!

    Mayssa can't wait to share her culture with you, and she is very excited to learn about yours. To her host family, Mayssa says: "Words can't describe how grateful I am because you are willing to accept me in your home as part of your family. I can't wait to meet you one day and I hope to have a great relationship with you."

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