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.

Yuriy is a fifteen year old young man.He is very proud of his hometown, which he describes as “an ancient city you won’t have enough time to explore even in one week!” Yuriy is an only child, and he likes swimming and walking in the park with his mother and father. He is used to a lot of responsibility at home, where he looks after the family pets and takes care of a lot of the cleaning.

For such a young person, Yuriy is pretty sure of the path he wants to follow: “In the future I want to be a programmer or 3D modeler. I’m studying 3D design software and I really like it. It’s interesting for me to create different objects. I like to play games too.”

There’s more to Yuriy than just computers and games, however. He also is studying artistic photography, practices wresting and swimming at school, and regularly spends time getting fit with his friends at a fitness center.

Yuriy is really looking forward to getting to know you and sharing his culture. He writes, “I’m really glad that there is an exchange program which gives possibilities to learn the culture and traditions of the USA and also share our Ukrainian culture, traditions, history and holidays and how we celebrate them.” Sounds like Yuriy is ready to go!

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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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