Meet Our Students
|Languages:||German, English, French|
Archery, playing piano, programming, computer games, baking cooking, watching movies, meeting up with friends - TWLetter to my Host Family
Robert describes himself as friendly, tolerate, and although an only child, gets along well with children and other teens. His favorite thing at home is to help in the kitchen by cooking meals for him and his father. Robert’s favorite meals to cook are homemade burgers and schnitzels. Although he does not have any pets of his own, Robert would not mind living in a home with a pet or two. Archery is a huge passion of Robert’s he has been involved in some way or another for the past six in an archery club and doing archery competitions. From books that his grandfather has shown him Robert has seen how big, beautiful, and diverse the USA is and he cannot wait to experience it for himself!
|Languages:||Kazakh, Russian, English, German|
|Siblings:||two younger siblings|
|Religion:||Muslim - Inactive|
asyk, football, volleyball, learning German, robotics, volunteering, dancing and singing songs.- DSLetter to my Host Family
Meet Adilet, Flex Scholarship Winner from Kazakhstan! His family lives in a small village where everyone knows each other. He enjoys spending time with his family exploring nature, going camping and taking hikes. He has many hobbies including volleyball, football, dancing and singing. He also plays Asyk, a Kazakh national game. Adilet is interested in trying new things like swimming, art, acting and playing an instrument. He is currently learning to speak German and is also involved in volunteer work. His friends describe him as extroverted, friendly, open mind and a sympathetic person. Adilet attends a boarding school in a large city. He wants to become a diplomat and represent his country in the international political arena including solving conflicts to maintain world peace. He is currently in a leadership foundation club at school. He is excited to spend a year in America and learn about the culture and family traditions as well as share his culture with you!
|Languages:||French, English, Italian, Spanish|
|Siblings:||One older brother|
Soccer, snowboarding, cooking, reading, hiking, tennis, climbingLetter to my Host Family
Juliette is a bubbly French girl who treasures her family and her friends. Her best friends have been by her side for 14 years now. While they no longer go to the same school, they still remain close. This typical teenager enjoys watching Netflix, listening to music, and keeping up with friends she has made in summer camp. She has played tennis and done climbing but currently plays competitive soccer. Juliette says "I think my biggest quality is that I listen to others and have a lot of empathy. I am a rather calm and reserved person but as soon as I start talking I open up and show my personality. I want to experience the American culture, school spirit and share my French culture."
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French, Galician|
Dancing, rhythmic gymnastics, basketball, surfing, sports, photography, walking, board games, animalsLetter to my Host Family
Natalia comes from the north of Spain where she attends an international high school. She describes herself as a peaceful person. Natalia is an only child but she is very sociable, and gets along equally well with boys and girls. She loves sports in general, especially rhythmic gymnastics, surfing, and basketball. Natalia is an animal lover - she owns three dogs and one cat! She volunteered cleaning beaches on several occasions, and participated in a fundraiser for social aid in her city. As for her career plans, she wants to study something related to design, maybe digital design or graphic design. She is “100% sure that it will be an unforgettable experience and one of the best.”
Yi Sian (17)
Hiking, board games, dancing, baking, reading, volunteering for GreenpeaceLetter to my Host Family
Yi from Taiwan is dreaming of living in the South. Yi loves reading suspense novels, hiking, dancing, and traveling. Yi currently teaches young children in rural communities to speak English. She also helps to run a church summer program for children. Yi describes herself as a very open and excited young lady who loves trying new things. She loves to study international news and different cultures. Yi also sings in the choir and plays piano. If you live in the south, would love to support Yi in learning more English and invest in her knowledge of international news and culture, then you are the right family for Yi.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, Euskera|
|Siblings:||One younger brother|
Swimming, skiing, art, painting, fashion, reading, cookingLetter to my Host Family
Aitana is a social, loving, and affectionate young lady. She loves spending time with her family and doing things with her little brother. She likes to be physically active and while her main sport is swimming, she really enjoys running snow skiing and surfing. She looks forward to trying new sports in the US like volleyball! Aitana’s goal-oriented personality makes her responsible and independent. She sets her mind to learn or accomplish something, and she puts the effort in to get it done. She enjoys all kinds of art and has already dabbled in painting, photography, and fashion. “I'd love to learn how to cook better, especially dessert.“ She is so excited to become a part of your family and make new friends in the US.
|Languages:||Arabic, English, French|
|Siblings:||One younger sister|
Soccer, reading, programming, swimming, exercise & working outLetter to my Host Family
Yazan a straight A student and a scholarship winner, describes himself as humble, reliable and flexible. He has a passion for computer science, enjoying programming because it helps him develop and improve skills such as patience, logical thinking and problem solving. When Yazan isn't busy with school or reading about programming, he enjoys playing soccer. He looks forward to watching a live American football game while he is here as well as trying tacos, enchiladas and nachos! If possible, he would like to take some art classes or join a technical club at his American high school. Yazan shares, "I want to share my Jordanian culture, make some new friends there and know more about American culture. I hope that we get along and I will do my best to achieve that."
|Languages:||Russian, Kazakh, English|
|Siblings:||two younger siblings|
Scholarship winner! Enjoys basketball, football, martial arts, swimming, skiing, ice skating, fishing, programming, robotics, photography, paintball.- KFLetter to my Host Family
Alisher is a FLEX scholarship recipient. His friends describe him as optimistic, sensible, warm, and kind. He enjoys hanging out with his friends and playing team sports and paintball. He comes from an athletic family of 5 and is the oldest. His family loves to go skiing and ice skating together in the winter months, and go fishing and on nature hikes during the summer. He has been playing football since he was 6 and loves it. His other hobbies include photography and playing guitar. Alisher enjoys programming and robotics in school and has entered and won many programming competitions. As an adult he wants to work in the IT field and play on the amateur football league. He is excited to go on exchange and ready for the challenge of learning a new culture. He cannot wait to share his culture with you, his new host family!
|Siblings:||older sister and brother|
skiing, swimming, motor sports, boating, mountain biking, -WOLetter to my Host Family
I am easy to get along with and enjoy a lot of things. I love sailing with my grandparents and do it every chance I get! I love basketball and play with my school. I love my friends. We laugh, play video games, and play sports. Other things I enjoy are motorsport, skiing and cycling! My favorite subject is Math. I believe that a lot of things are linked to math, so this is important to understand the world. I think English is very important to learn and I like learning a many languages as I can. I am so excited to experience the American culture, traditions, the language and lifestyle. I hope it makes me become more mature and independent! I would be delighted to spend one year with you!
|Languages:||Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, English|
|Siblings:||1 Younger Sister|
Biking, board games, travel, cooking, art, music, photography, reading books, dancing, writing poems, skiing, basketball, horse riding, skating, camping, theater classes - SPLetter to my Host Family
Mariya is an art person, she loves music, photography, books, rain, and many more she could add to the list. She has a blog where she teaches English to help improve self-development skills. Mariya also likes to dance, write poems, skiing, basketball, horseback riding, and skating. She likes to teach and share her experiences with others. She is an activist, attending and organizing many events and projects in her town. Mariya has been a speaker at few local projects and fell in love with the atmosphere. She thinks she would like to become a business or psychology coach one day. Mariya is always looking for beauty and inspiration and being full inside her soul means a lot. She is excited to become part of your holiday traditions and looks forward to meeting you very soon!