Meet Our Students
|Languages:||Spanish, English, Italian, French|
|Siblings:||One older brother|
Watching TV series, reading, badminton, bowling, board gamesLetter to my Host Family
Cristian is a Spanish scholarship recipient from the north east coast of Spain. There he lives with his parents brother and dog. "I love spending time with them and the activities that we do the most often are eating in restaurants, going to visit other relatives and going to the cinema." Cristian really loves the city where he lives, but also really enjoys nature, "I love to do excursions to forests and mountains." Cristian also loves animals, especially his dog Noa. It was his childhood dream to have a dog and his family adopted her a few years ago when she was a puppy. As for hobbies, Cristian enjoys reading; his favorite saga is Harry Potter. He has got to meet more people due to their shared love of Harry Potter by going to different events. He doesn't describe himself as very active, but Cristian does like racket games and would like to play a sport while in the US. Cristian is ready to immerse himself in another culture and enjoy the good things it involves, "meeting new people, discovering new traditions and habits, improving the language, etc." Cristian is glad to find a second home in your home, 'I thank you beforehand for your generous hospitality.'
Chun Yang (16)
|Siblings:||One older sister and one age-mate brother|
Playing basketball, baseball, soccer, singing, playing the piano, swimming.Letter to my Host Family
Chun-Yang, who goes by Brian, is from a family of five who live in Taiwan. His family consists of his parents, older sister and twin brother. Brian describes his parents as "very kind, loving and open-minded." Brian describes himself as 'bright, easy going and creative,' he is very respectful of his teachers and parents. At school he is the leader of his class and gets along well with his classmates, "I am so lucky to have them around me." Brian is very eager to learn everything! He has received awards in mathematics, received the Mayor's award for excellent conduct, and received the first prize in "Power-saving drama competition." In addition to his studies, Brian also exercises, runs track, swims and plays basketball. He has a few different ties to the US; the first is that he was born in Los Angeles, secondly he participate in a summer program at the University of Northern Colorado. Brian is very grateful for everything and is looking forward to starting his life in the US, "it is worthwhile to be an exchange student and learn new things." He will do his best to adjust to your family and have a good time with you, "thank you for considering me to be a part of your family."
|Languages:||Italian, English, Spanish, French|
|Siblings:||One younger sister, one younger brother and one older brother|
Gym, horse-back riding, reading, listening to music, watching movies, skiing, snowboarding, animals, cooking, travelingLetter to my Host Family
Got animals? Francesca adores them, she’s loved every kind of animal since she was very young! She’s even a vegetarian because she loves them so much, so she doesn’t eat any meat or fish but she loves all other food. She’s excited to cook some Italian dishes for her new American family! Another passion for Francesca is sports, she can’t imagine going a day without doing some kind of sports, even when she’s really busy with school or errands she always makes sure she finds a little time in her day for sports, horse riding, snowboarding and swimming are among a few of her favorite sports. Francesca does very well at school, she loves English, Spanish, Philosophy and Biology and P.E. Languages make her feel ‘international’ so she loves to practice them! Francesca knows that this year in the US will be life changing for her and she can’t wait for the experience and she’s already grateful for the extraordinary opportunity that her host family are gifting her! She hopes you will think of her as your daughter!
|Siblings:||One older sister|
Boy scouts, Singing, playing musical instruments, basketball, watching movies and TV seriesLetter to my Host Family
Gabriele is a seventeen year old boy who open minded, cheerful, and lively. Gabriele lives with his father, mother, and sister. He is very close with his family and enjoys spending quality time with them. Whenever he talks about his family he only speaks of positive things! History and Philosophy are his two favorite subjects. Gabriele says he loves school and never gets bored with it. He participates in theater and has made a lot of friends. The biggest passion in Gabriele's life is music. He has been playing the French horn since he was only four! During his free time he will hang out with his friends and eat pizza, play soccer, and go to Boy Scouts together. He is a well rounded adventurous kid who has a hunger to learn! Gabriele is excited to come to America to play music, improve his English, and live in another culture. He is excited to meet his American Family!
|Languages:||French, English, Spanish|
|Siblings:||One younger sister and one younger brother|
Listening to music, animals, traveling, skiing, playing badminton, shopping, watching movies, karate, dancingLetter to my Host Family
A little about Alyson, she loves her dogs, spike and Fanta, she loves listening to music, she played the saxaphone while in middle school, she loves to travel and enjoys social time with her friends. Alyson is looking forward a year in America as this will help her perfect her English, and explore this beautiful country she fell in love with while on vacation with her family. Alyson is helpful dedicated and determined, she achieves good grades in school, works to earn her spending money and helps with the housework and taking care of her younger siblings when her parents are not at home. This dedication and determination will be visible during her year as an exchange student. Alyson says ' I can't wait to meet new people, start a new year and share moment with my host family'
|Languages:||French, English, Spanish|
Moto club, biking, music, bass, guitar, cookingLetter to my Host Family
Meet 18 year old curious and enthusiastic Elliott from Frace! Elliott describes himself as calm, sporty, and chatty when he’s feeling confident. Elliott lives in the countryside with his mother and father, and states that he has 10 friends that he is close to, however, his best friend is his dog, Joey. At school Elliott says his favorite subject is biology, but he also enjoys history, geography, and philosophy. Most of his friends play music so they created a small band, in which Elliott plays the bass, they play for fun and occasionally for people. In his free time Elliott practices motocross and rides his mountain bike. Coming to America has been a dream for Elliott he believes the total immersion is exactly what he needs to achieve his goals.
|Languages:||Italian, English, French|
|Siblings:||One younger sister and one older sister|
Volleyball, listening to music, traveling, climbing, trekkingLetter to my Host Family
Sixteen-year-old Manuela loves to spend time with her family, play volleyball, and go climbing. Manuela is very close to her two sisters and she makes sure to set time aside to not only spend with them but also her extended family. She says that her cousins, uncles, aunts, and grandparents are very important to her as well. She lives with her mother, father, and two sisters, one younger and one older. Manuela has spent time traveling with her family on vacations and even went to Disneyland Park in Paris. Manuela loves school and says she’s a great student! On the school nights she stays home and does homework and studies. On Saturdays she likes to hang out with her friends where they will go for walks, go to the beach, and visit many festivals that her town puts on. Manuela really likes to play volleyball but has not had the chance to play as much as she would like since her home country doesn’t find that sport important. She is hoping that coming to The United States she will have the chance to play and grow in this sport. Another hobby Manuela enjoys is climbing and trekking. She says she gets such an adrenaline rush when she has overcome very difficult walls! Manuela is a fun loving, determined student who can’t wait to learn more of the English language and feels that her fun loving side will make a year with a host family exciting!
|Languages:||Italian, English, Spanish|
|Siblings:||Two younger sisters|
Movies, music, reading, swimming, travelingLetter to my Host Family
Francesco is 16 from a small town in Italy. He has two younger sisters and loves playing video games with them. He has lots of friends and values loyalty in others. He enjoys school and makes good grades. His hobbies include weight lifting and swimming - he loves how these activities relieve stress. Francesco loves a challenge and is very determined - and he thinks that being an exchange student is an ultimate challenge and he wants to excel. He loves music, movies, books. and clothes - he is a bit of a clothes horse. He traveled once to New York and was impressed by the melting pot nature of the US, and he can't wait to be a part of it!
|Languages:||Italian, English, German|
|Siblings:||One younger sister|
Fitness, skiing, watching TV series, travelingLetter to my Host Family
16 year old Lea is a from a small town in Italy. She takes the train into a nearby city for school every day. She has traveled a bit around Europe with her parents and little sister, but has never been to the states. She is a dedicated student and in school she loves to study literature and ancient languages, but she also loves the sciences. She sees herself pursuing a profession that is scientifically based, but she's not sure what that is yet. She doesn't play any sports because she doesn't have time with all of her homework - but she likes sports. However, she is an accomplished flute player, and has played in an orchestra for 6 years. One of her favorite things to do is volunteer with her church youth programs in the summer. They entertain the younger kids in church with various programs - she has played the flute in some of the skits.
|Languages:||Chinese, English, Japanese|
Playing the guitar, photography, badminton, basketball, calligraphy, archery, swimming, drawing, volleyball, climbing mountains, skiing - HTLetter to my Host Family
Xiuping is an optimistic 17 year old from China. Xiuping loves school. He attends the best school in his province and it is ran like a University rather than a high school. Xiuping loves to play the guitar. He is in a band called Crazy Seed. They travel and perform at different events. He also likes photography. Xiuping and his mother love to go out and take pictures together. He enjoys taking pictures of beautiful scenery and nature. He hopes to capture the wondering moments he spends with his American family when he gets here. Xiuping is also very active in sports. He enjoys playing basketball, badminton, volleyball, swimming, archery. His favorite NBA team is the Celtics. Xiuping's family is very important to him. He is an only child so he has a lot of chores to do around the house. He loves to cook. His specialty is Chinese food. Xiuping does not have pets at his house but they have a pet cat at school. He loved caring for the animal and hopes to help out with caring for a pet in his American home.