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.

    Cheick, or Bou as his family calls him, loves to play sports. He has been playing soccer since he was very young and has recently started playing basketball. On his soccer team, he has won many prizes! Even though he has just started playing basketball, he really enjoys it and is eager to improve. Do you like to play basketball? Cheick will love to play basketball with his host family and classmates. To relax, Cheick likes to play video games or read books. He enjoys his many friends, but he says, “I spend the most of my time with those of them who really count for me.”

    In the future, Cheick is interested in becoming a scientist or a computer scientist. Cheick is also very curious about astronomy and experiencing other cultures. He wants to experience other cultures and countries for himself, and not rely on what he sees just through the television screen. He understands that no community is perfect, but he enjoys the imperfections as they represent a realistic community. Cheick has been dreaming about life in the United States and he can't wait to make that dream come true. Cheick would like his host family to know that he is not perfect but he will make efforts to be a social member of the family. He can’t wait to meet 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 2018-19 host family application and have been approved by American Councils for the 2018-19 program year.
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