Meet Our Students

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Maina (18)

female, TAJIKISTAN

Languages: Shugani, Tajik, Russian, English
Siblings: Two older sisters and one older brother
Mother: Housewife
Father: Worker
Religion: Muslim
CI011HH Y

Interests

Volunteering, walking, reading books, swimming, photography, baking, volleyball

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Flex scholarship recipient, 17-year-old, Maina, from Tajikistan. Her family consist of eight members which include: her mother, father, a brother, two sisters, and two little nephews, and one big dog! Maina is the youngest out of all her siblings and feels that every moment spent together as a family is very important. Maina has a very strong desire to volunteer, help others and organize parties and other events. Through this set of interest Maina hopes to increase her critical thinking, outlook, and knowledge. Maina also really enjoys swimming and has been swimming for the past ten years, she also likes reading and photography. In the future Maina hopes to student business or tourism abroad and is ready to start this journey by coming to America. Since beginning to study English five years ago Maina has hoped to come to America and believed that was her first step in becoming an exchange student. She is very anxious to join your family and learn more about your family’s traditions and cultures.

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Pei Han (16)

female, TAIWAN

Languages: Taiwanese, English
Siblings: N/A
Mother: Sales Administrator
Father: Fire Fighter
Religion: Not Involved
TW005HH Y

Interests

Basketball,badminton, reading, singing, hiking, ice skating, swimming, cooking

Letter to my Host Family

"I haven't been an exchange student before, I wish I can be one for the upcoming year." Meet Pei- Han, she has been studying English for several years now and is looking forward to a year in America where she will improve her English, live with an American family, enjoy the differences in education systems, and make new friends. Pie - Han believes through this she will become more independent and organized. Pie-Han loves to play basketball, and badminton, through sports she exercises and exercising makes her happy. Pie-Han is looking forward to meeting her new host family so together the creation of wonderful memories can begin.

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Janis (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, Spanish, Italian, English
Siblings: One younger brother
Mother: Teacher of Art
Father: Architect
Religion: Not Involved
FA005HH Y

Interests

Singing, dancing, taking care of the kinds, spending time with the friends

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Janis, the music loving young woman from a small village in France! Singing is her passion and has done it most of her life. Her parents are divorced, but she does spend time with both of her parents. Janis also has a younger brother, who enjoys playing the guitar while she sings. They even perform concerts together! Besides music and singing, Janis enjoys spending time with her friends and is very sociable, so she feels like she will fit in great no matter where she spends her exchange year. It is her dream, that one day she will become a teacher and live in the U.S. She loves children and taking care of them. While Janis is not a vegetarian, she does pay attention to how much meat she does eat. She can't wait to be part of your family!

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Rebecca (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, German
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: Accountant
Father: construction team leader
Religion: Not Involved
IT011HH Y

Interests

Reading, walking, going to the cinema, drawing, writing

Letter to my Host Family

Rebecca from Italy describes herself as quiet and not one for crowds, but she loves concerts and music. He attends a Science based high school with a focus on anatomy, pathology, physiology, and biology - but she loves the arts and reading. She loves hanging out with friends, but is very close with her family which includes her parents, little brother, and an aunt who is more like a sister. She is a study in contrasts! She loves her cat and her dog. She does not play any sports now, and chooses to focus on her studies; but she has played volleyball and done dance for years. Her dad is in construction and her mom is an Accountant. She is not sure what she wants to be when she grows up, but she knows an exchange year will help her learn more about herself - so maybe you can help her figure that out!

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Federica (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish
Siblings: One older sister
Mother: Freelance
Father: CFO
Religion: Catholic
IT049HH Y

Interests

Spending time with the friends, reading, sports, volleyball, gym, cooking, walking, baking

Letter to my Host Family

Federica is a 16 year old girl who lives in a small town in Northern Italy, there she lives with her parents, sister and cat, 'Mr. Darcy.' Federica attends a scientific high school, she hopes to study medicine so she can one day become a surgeon. "Helping others is one of the things I love most." Federica volunteers for the red cross, church and does play therapy with children during the summer. Federica used to play volleyball, but recently decided to spend more time with family and friends. She does spend time at the gym so she can still enjoy one of her biggest passions; cooking and eating cakes! During her free time, Federica likes reading, watching tv and going to the cinema with her friends. Living in her small town has led Federica to dream of seeing the world, "I hope that coming into contact with a reality completely different from my daily occurrence could open my mind and make me grow up, by making me more independent and flexible, as well as improving my English." Federica hopes to hear from you soon!

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Hideyuki (17)

male, JAPAN

Languages: Taiwanese, Japanese, Chinese, English
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: Teacher
Father: Trading Company Manager
Religion: Not Involved
TW003HH Y

Interests

Reading, fishing, cycling, swimming, cooking, gym, walking, drama club

Letter to my Host Family

Meet "Hide"! He is a 16 year old boy from Japan who has a very unique school background. Hide attended primary school in Beijing China, secondary school in Japan, and now high school in Taiwan. He loves to learn about countries and cultures and is very excited to learn about American Culture and about life in your town! Hide's favorite thing to do is learn food dishes from foreign countries and master preparing them. He hopes to make Chinese and Japanese dishes for you while he is on program in the USA and living with your family. He adapts well to new surroundings and describes himself as gentle and polite. He is not afraid to take on new adventures and obstacles. Hide has a long list of things which interest him and he is eager to add more interests during his time in America.

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David (16)

male, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, French
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: Civil Servant
Father: Civil Servant
Religion: Christian
SP004HH Y

Interests

Listening to music, running, swimming, cycling, soccer, reading

Letter to my Host Family

Sports fan David loves soccer and cycling. He’s been playing soccer for year but since age 9, he’s been goal keeper. Swimming and running are activities David likes to participate in too. He is looking forward to coming to the states and trying some other team sports in an American school. David has a large extended family that enjoys spending time together especially in the summer time. At home lives with his mother and younger sister. David has been a straight A student for many years and really enjoys learning. History, especially the contemporary age, is of great interest to him. He also loves biology and is thinking of studying something biology related when he goes off to college. David enjoys reading, especially mystery and fantasy novels like Harry Potter. David hopes to get the maximum benefit of this wonderful scholarship he has won by learning a lot, meeting lots of people, learning about the traditions and daily life of an American family and he hopes he will be able to share his country with you too!

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Nikoletta (16)

female, UKRAINE

Languages: Ukrainian, English, Russian
Siblings: One younger brother
Mother: Teacher
Father: Businessman
Religion: Catholic
CI010HH Y

Interests

Reading, singing, listening music, drawing

Letter to my Host Family

Hi! My name is Nikoletta but my friends call me Nikol. I am so excited to come to the USA. I hope to gain a wonderful experience and also want to give a lot of myself to my host family, peers and school. I come from a lovely family, my father is a businessman, my mother teaches chemistry and law science and my brother who is just the best guy with a passion for karate. We are all very close and enjoy visiting new towns, looking around museums, churches, sculptures, etc. I have three best friends and we all want to be doctors, but different kinds of doctors. My friends describe me as friendly, kind, generous and honest. I love to study and learn. When I have free time I really enjoy reading all kinds of books, including medical books. I love going to the library and also doing laboratory experiments, I think this will help me with my future career. I am really looking forward to my year in the USA and am so grateful to have won the FLEX scholarship and to my future American family who will be hosting me.

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Eliott (15)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Two younger brothers
Mother: Photographer
Father: Teacher
Religion: Not Involved
FA003HH Y

Interests

Reading, fishing, playing video games, listening to music, cooking

Letter to my Host Family

15 year old Elliot is excited for his year in America, Elliot enjoys being outdoors but does not consider himself a sporty person. He prefers to invent and build things like lego structures. " I made a little boat with a sail and it floated well". Elliot likes to play video games and parlor games like poker & monopoly. He enjoys academics, with sciences of the earth, mathematics, physics and chemistry being areas in which he is most proficient. Elliot would like to be an Engineer when he grows up. While in America Elliot would like to improve his English, make American friends and become more mature.

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Elisa (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, French, English
Siblings: One older sister
Mother: Teacher
Father: Italian navy
Religion: Catholic
IT013HH Y

Interests

Skiing, swimming, playing volleyball, cooking, dancing

Letter to my Host Family

Elisa is a friendly sixteen year old who cannot wait to come to America. She lives with her mother, father, and brother. Coming from a large family means Elisa has many cousins and relatives. They spend a lot of their time together celebrating everything! Elisa is very close to her grandmother and helps her do things her grandmother can no longer do. She will also help her mother by cleaning around the house and making sure their home is tidy. Besides spending time with her family she spends the rest of her time studying since schooling is important to her. She loves to try new foods, is a member of a traditional dance group, and play volleyball. For fun, Elisa enjoys skiing in the winter and swimming in the summer. Coming to America, Elisa hopes to learn a lot about the American life, improve her English, expand her knowledge on life and culture, and build relationships with people that will last past her exchange year. She wants her host family to know that she is so thankful for them already and they will be a part of making a dream of hers come true. She cannot wait to share Italy with you.

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