Meet Our Students
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Siblings:||Two younger brothers|
|Father:||Veterinar Civil Servant|
Aerial silk, aerial hoop, gymnastics club, swimming, gym, reading, watching moviesLetter to my Host Family
Hello, my name is Claudia and I live in Spain. I am the oldest and only sister of two younger brothers. I am currently a member of a circus association named "Funambola" and a previous member of an artistic gymnastics club named "Agrupacion Deportiva La Salle". As you can tell I love the circus! My favorite activities in the circus are hand balancing and aerials. I also enjoy swimming, going to the gym but when I want to relax I watch tv, read books, hangout with my friends, go to the mall, beach and play with my brothers. I also know how to play the flute as I took lessons for about 5 years. I have studied English for about 12 years and also French for 3 years. Although I don't have pets I love to visit with my grandparents and play with their pets who have a cat named "Diana" and a dog named "Otto". I would love to experience life and studies in America as I feel it will teach me more about life and expand my cultural experiences.
|Languages:||Italian, English, Spanish|
Water-polo, skiing, playing paintball, video games, reading, karate *Letter to my Host Family
Tommaso has a history of cultural exchange, but he’s never been 'the exchange student' himself, which is why is so excited for the year that lays ahead. Tommosa’s mother was an exchange student in America many years ago and Tommaso can’t wait to be part of this legacy. His family have hosted many times and are currently hosting a boy from Argentina. Tommosa’s mother still has a strong bond with her host family from many years ago and Tommosa hopes that making a lifelong second family will also be something in his future too. Tommaso has a passion for water-polo. He practices 3 days a week and has a match every Sunday. He also enjoys going to the gym, online video games, going to the movies, superheroes, fantasy movies, and listening to music. Tommaso hasn’t decided what he would like to be when he’s older but a physiotherapist for the Italian Olympic team or a voice actor are currently in his top choices. He considers himself very lucky to have the chance to be an exchange student and can’t wait for this new adventure, he hopes to bring some of his Italian culture to your home too.
|Siblings:||Three younger brothers|
|Father:||Master of Industrial Design|
Drawing, reading, walking, watching movies, school competitions,writing essays for schoolLetter to my Host Family
Miranda is a recipient of the prestigious FLEX scholarship. Her passion lies with drawing mainly because she wants to one day become an architect or designer, just like her father. When her father works on projects Miranda loves to tag along and work on a design or two as well. With her family Miranda enjoys watching movies, her favorite being, The Pursuit of Happiness. Watching this movie gave Miranda the motivation and inspiration to never give up, and to apply for the FLEX scholarship! Miranda is so excited to come to America, join your family, and have enormous life experiences. Miranda hopes to take the experiences that she learns from her year in America to help improve her country once her exchange year is over. Are you the family to help make her dreams come true?
|Languages:||Spanish, English, Portuguese, French|
|Siblings:||One younger brother|
Reading, technology, painting, photography, watching movies, Youtube, drawingLetter to my Host Family
Claudia is a creative type! In addition to acing all her classes (seriously – A’s across the board!), she also publishes self-edited videos on her YouTube channel. She posts travel vlogs, product opinions, and tips. Her other hobbies include drawing, painting, and taking photos. She spends a lot of time with her family, including her little brother and her beloved dog, Milu. As an avid learner, Claudia has a wide array of interests. However, right now she is interested in studying medicine as a potential career, just like her older cousin and role model! Claudia is looking forward to challenging and discovering more about herself, and becoming a respectful member of your family!
|Siblings:||One older brother, one older sister and one younger brother|
Basketball, football, drawing, reading, Early arrivalLetter to my Host Family
" Enjoy life, smile more and have fun" Shahboz believes there is a beginning and an end to all things, and he is ready to begin living a dream he has had for many years, a dream to learn about the American culture, thru the eyes of an exchange student. Shahboz is very helpful at home, enjoys spending time with his mother and brothers, though missing his father who has only been home once in 7 years, as his job is in another country. Shahboz enjoys basketball, he has been playing now for 3 years. He has also recently started playing football. He is looking forward to advancing his English skills and becoming a better communicator, culturally and linguistically.
|Languages:||German, English, French, Spanish|
|Siblings:||One older brother|
|Mother:||Social Insurance Clerk|
|Languages:||Spanish, Chinese, French, English|
|Siblings:||One older sister|
|Mother:||Clinical Trials Technique|
Hiking, martial arts, volleyball, walking, listening to music, watching moviesLetter to my Host Family
"I am a cinema lover; I prefer old great films than the typical cliché ones. A high academic achiever in all fields, Judith wishes to study medicine or a field of biology. Judith does martial arts and enjoys its different disciplines. She enjoys relaxing with family and friends, she is never bored and finds a walk in the countryside, surrounded by nature or watching a sports game to be quite enjoyable.
|Languages:||Serbian, English, French, German|
|Siblings:||One older and one younger sister|
Painting, drawing, reading, listening to music, debate club, swimming, jogging, working out, dancing, photographyLetter to my Host Family
Meet Amer from Serbia! He is part of a family of five. He is the only son with two sisters. He describes himself as having a very adventurous personality. He's interests are books, art, music, painting and drawing. So far author's he has read are Dan Brown, Herman Hesse, Franz Kafka but Agatha Christie inspired him to write his own crime novel "Oleander". He is constantly looking for learning opportunities that expand his knowledge and help him form new ideas. He has been a part of debate club, ballroom dance club for 4 years and has placed top rank in swimming for his city. Not only does he participate in household chores but is actively assisting his parents in their medical practices. He plans to follow in his parents path and continue in medicine.
|Languages:||Georgian, Russian, English|
|Siblings:||One older sister|
|Mother:||Russian Language Teacher|
Soccer, video games, walking, watching TV, drawing, swimming, cyclingLetter to my Host Family
Meet Zura! He is a very driven young man who values hard work and studying. He attends a wonderful school and prides himself in his good grades for all of his years. He is family oriented and loves spending free time with his family. His favorite is having dinner each night together and talking about their day! He is always willing to help out around the house, and enjoys taking care of his pets. One thing that he is very passionate about is drawing. He loves that it is so relaxing and the satisfaction of the end result. Zura loves staying active and is hoping to play some sports during his time in America. He is looking forward to meeting you, becoming a part of your family and having an unforgettable year together!