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.

Maral is a young lady who loves getting to know new people. Her conversation skills have helped her build close friendships with her peers. Her favorite hobby is playing the piano, which she has done since she was young. She writes, “[piano is] good to reassure the soul.” She also loves singing, though she admits her voice is not very good! She hopes that she can take singing classes during her year in the U.S. Often, she and her friends will get together to sing and play the piano.

Maral also hopes to try new sports in the U.S., such as skiing. She would also love to try acting, volunteer, and do presentations about her country.

Maral loves her family very much. They enjoy watching television together. Maral thinks it’s very funny when her dad asks too many questions about the actors and the plot.

After her year in the U.S., Maral wants to attend university and then get a good job, or maybe start her own business. She has many dreams! She hopes to be able to support her parents in the future, as she is thankful for all they do for her now.

Maral is very excited to experience American culture and to discover its diversity. She is eager to observe new behaviors, a new education system, and new holiday traditions. In return, she hopes to share her country’s traditions and foods with her host family.

Maral works hard to always be the best version of herself, and hopes you’ll like her!

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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