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. 

    Mohamed Taha, or Taha as he prefers to be called, lives in a large city with his family. He loves learning about history and historical monuments! One of his favorite family activities is having discussions over coffee. He helps out around the house, taking out the trash and doing the grocery shopping. He tries to be a good example for his younger brothers. “I’d like you to know that I am a calm and understanding person,” he says 

    In his free time, he enjoys reading novels and watching nature documentaries. He also likes to play outside with his friends. Last summer, he worked at his uncle’s restaurant and said he learned a lot about hard work and helping others. He has participated in a cultural competition at school, and he also gets straight A’s. His teacher said he is a motivated and hardworking student. Taha is interested in studying biology at university and thinks he might like to be a biologist.    


    Taha is looking forward to learning about America, meeting his host family, and making new friends. He loves to be a part of a team, which is why basketball is his favorite sport. “I would like to gain from this exchange experience a clear vision of what it is like to live in the USA as a foreigner and see different cultures,” he says. 


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    Please keep in mind that student photos and application materials may only be shared with individuals and host families who have completed the 2020-21 host family application and have been approved by American Councils for the 2020-21 program year.

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