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.

    Maksym is an optimistic and friendly young man from a small town in Ukraine. He describes it as “quiet, but so beautiful.” Maksym has a strong relationship with is family. Though his parents are now divorced, he loves them both very much and values their opinions. They provide a great deal of support to him which he is very thankful for.

    He loves learning new things and is especially interested in reading about psychology. He strongly believes in self-development through challenging oneself: “I like challenges and I think it’s good for everyone. Every challenge will make us [more] successful.” One of Maksym’s other favorite hobbies is photography. He loves taking pictures of the beautiful landscapes of his country “because I like to create something beautiful with my hands.” He is interested in expanding his artistic interests by trying drama at his U.S. high school.

    While in the U.S., Maksym wants to learn about American culture, traditions, and history. He would also like to meet new people and develop his leadership skills. Upon his return to Ukraine, he hopes to use his skills to better his country. Maksym is an ambitious young man who wants to not only work in the field of international relations, but also learn more about entrepreneurship so he can start his own business. Above all, he looks forward to the friendships, new skills, and challenges that await him during his FLEX year!

    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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