I was able to leverage my heritage to connect with locals, while also recognizing and learning from the cultural differences between us.MORE FROM THIS REGIONKarenna Öner, English Teaching Assistant on the Fulbright Scholarship Program
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For decades, more than 40,000 exceptional exchange students from over 50 countries have shared meals, holidays, and laughter with American host families. Sponsored on U.S. government scholarships, exchange students supported by American Councils spend an academic year at local high schools, eagerly sharing their cultures, contributing to their new communities, and joining school activities.
Whether you live in a major city or rural community, you can offer our bright and ambitious international students an authentic and positive American experience.
We are proud to consider more than 94,000 alumni of all experiences and industries as part of our global network. Your diversity only makes us stronger. No matter what type of program you participate in, we hope you’ll share an update (or nominate a peer) to be featured on our website or other channels or inform us how we can better lend support in the future. You are proof that international education yields incredible results, so let’s stay in touch!
American Councils seeks U.S.-based volunteers to evaluate scholarship applications of high school students from 29 countries, including the United States.
Volunteer evaluators support youth exchange programs, which empower the next generation of global citizens and establish long-lasting ties between the United States and other countries. To volunteer, you must participate in a training workshop. Subsequently, hours are flexible.
American Councils’ portfolio includes over 250 international exchange, professional development,
and language programs produced in partnership with more than 1,000 organizations.