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.

    Does your family have any pets? Ardasherkhon always wished that he could have a cat or dog to welcome him when he returns home at the end of a busy day! With his positive attitude and desire to try new things, Ardasherkhon would be a great addition to any host family. He can’t wait to meet his American family because he believes “family is the most important thing in our life.” He and his parents and siblings spend their free time picnicking in the park or watching movies at the local cinema. When it’s his turn to pick the film, he always leans towards sci-fi; the Star Wars series is his absolute favorite!

    When he’s not with his family, he enjoys going to concerts with friends, playing his favorite sports, soccer and basketball (which he’d love to continue in the U.S.!), or practicing martial arts, which have taught him to be a more disciplined person. With his curious and open-minded personality, he is eager to try new hobbies as well. He has begun learning how to play the guitar. He also tried dancing and painting for the first time and found them to be a lot of fun!

    He hopes one day he can change the world and believes FLEX is “a good opportunity to learn more about a new country, new people and new culture. [My] country has a rich history and a lot of traditions and customs and I think it may be interesting for Americans to know more about Central Asia and Tajikistan.”

    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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