Our Students

Students of varying ages from across the globe join AHLI programs to pursue a high school education, improve their English, experience American culture or enhance their skill at sports.

Our students in the high school program have achieved great success, with many accepted at the top 10% nationally-ranked universities and offered generous amounts of merit scholarships. AHLI helps bring their dream to life.

AHLI Students' Acceptance at Top 10% Nationally Ranked Universities

National Universities National Ranking1
Johns Hopkins University 10
Bryant University 10
University of Rochester, New York 33
College of William & Mary, Virginia 34
Case Western Reserve University, Ohio 37
University of California, Irvine 39
Boston University, Massachusetts 41
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 41
University of Wisconsin, Madison 41
Notre Dame de Namur 48
Ohio State University 52
University of Washington, Seattle 52
Purdue University, Indiana 61
Syracuse University, New York 61
University of Pittsburgh 66
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 69
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 70
Baylor University, Texas 72
Michigan State University 75
National Universities National Ranking1
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 75
University of Iowa 82
SUNY Stony Brook, New York 89
SUNY Binghamton, New York 89
University of Colorado 89
Ohio Wesleyan University 95
University at Buffalo, SUNY, New York 99
Rochester Institute of Technology 102
University of Nebraska, Lincoln 103
University of Oregon 103
University of Tennessee 103
University of Dayton, Ohio 108
University of Oklahoma 108
University of San Francisco 108
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 115
University of Arizona 121
Arizona State University 129
Washington State University 140
University of Cincinnati 140
Liberal Arts Colleges National Ranking2
Franklin & Marshall College, Pennsylvania 40


Ranking data source: U.S. News Education Report 2016

1 Ranked with National Universities. Total 1,376 universities were ranked.

2 Ranked with National Liberal Arts Colleges. Total 254 colleges were ranked.

3 Ranked with Fine Arts Colleges based on graduate programs. Total 246 colleges were ranked.

Fine Arts Colleges National Ranking3
Rhode Island School of Design 4
School of Art Institute of Chicago 4
Pratt Institute - School of Art and Design, New York 15
Parsons School of Design, New York 27
  • Linh Tran

    Linh Tran | Vietnam

    I received a lot of support from AHLI and my host parents. Staying in the AHLI program had helped me to gain new experiences, grow and adjust to the new life in America. 

  • Suprakit Sri Awut

    Supakrit Sri Awut | Thailand

    I value the experience of living with my host family whom I had never met before. I have grown a lot through dealing with challenges, learning the English language and understanding the American culture. Through my experience here in the U.S., I have also learned how to get along with people. 

  • Jee Weon Jeong

    Jee Weon Jeong | South Korea

    I had a great time being with AHLI. The New York trips and monthly dinners with my coordinator were wonderful. AHLI helped me a lot academically and socially. Thank you AHLI!

  • Ian Chen

    Ian Chen | Taiwan

    I appreciate AHLI for finding an awesome host family for me! When I first came, I found it challenging to talk to people in English. With help from my friends and host family, I am now confident with the English language. 

  • Quiru LI

    Qiuru Li | China

    My host family is a blessing to me. We work things out really well as we understand that both sides need to make adjustments when we live together. This is now like my second home! 

  • Pilar Gonzales

    Pilar Gonzales | Spain

    I love my host family very much. They treated me like a part of the family. After the AHLI summer program, I returned the following year on my own to visit them as I missed them so much!

  • Chanmi Seo

    Chanmi Seo | South Korea

    "AHLI found one of the best American Christian schools for me as I was looking for a school where teachers are caring and students are friendly. AHLI always made sure that I was doing well. My coordinator met with me for dinner every month and supported me whenever I met with challenges."