Our Students


We support high school (ages 15-17) scholarship students from more than 50 countries. While in the US, our students are proud to serve as citizen ambassadors for their respective countries. Upon returning home, they continue to carry their positive experiences of the US—especially their host communities—throughout their lives. 

Katrina is an extrovert who loves to try new things and keep busy. Katrina’s family instilled in her a positive outlook on life and a thirst for knowledge of unknown places, which is one reason why she would love to be a professional photographer in addition to taking care of children as a pediatrician. She took up photography initially because of her deep appreciation of nature. Photography also allows her to capture and treasure the best moments in life and the world around her.

One of her favorite ways to relax after a long day is dancing because she says it helps her manage stress and build confidence. In addition, Katrina values quality time with her friends. For fun, she and her friends may go to the mall, but her priority is making new memories by spending time together, not shopping. She says, “My friends and I treat each other like brothers and sisters because we’re always there for each other through good and bad times.” Katrina will make a superb host daughter because she easily bonds with new people who become lifelong friends in a short period of time. 

Katrina considers herself a fortunate person because all the advice her family has offered her has molded her into the optimistic person she is today. Life sometimes has hardships, but Katrina believes that the strength of our interpersonal bonds can make every day brighter than the day before. She wants her future host family to know that  “I want you to be there with me in achieving those great milestones in my life so that we could gain beautiful and unforgettable memories together which I can keep forever in my heart.”

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 2019-20 host family application and have been approved by American Councils for the 2019-20 program year.

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