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.

    Gabriela is an active and positive student with many interests. She loves meeting new people from different cultures and is always eager to learn and try new things: “I can truly say that I have never found an activity which I truly wouldn’t like. I have always really enjoyed learning something new. I love seizing the opportunities life throws at me. My hobby is finding new hobbies.” Gabriela and her friends are especially fond of sports—everything from soccer to swimming to volleyball. “Sport helps me to relax and it is also really satisfying when you achieve success,” she says. While in the U.S., Gabriela hopes to try new sports!


    Gabriela’s other main interest is flying. In Poland, she has learned to fly gliders, and she loves everything about planes. She enjoys the feeling of being up in the air and looking down at the landscape below. Although Gabriela hasn’t decided her future career, she is interested in being a pilot for small planes in the future.

    Gabriela is passionate about the field of science and enjoys watching documentaries or reading books about science in her free time. She is especially interested in neuroscience and geography: “I like discovering our planet. Every place is amazing in its own way. I dream that one day I will see all these things which I’ve seen in books and movies.”

    Despite how busy she is with sports and her other interests, Gabriela still finds time to give back to her community. Gabriella enjoys volunteering as well as organizing cultural activities and sporting events for her local community. She can’t wait for the chance to give back to her host community as well and gain new perspectives as a FLEX student!

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