Meet Our Students

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Javier (16)

male, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, French
Siblings: One younger brother
Mother: Chemist
Father: Teacher
Religion: Christian
SP012HH Y

Interests

Soccer, computers, spending time with the friends, walking, basketball

Letter to my Host Family

If you are looking for an athletic, outgoing, family oriented young man- look no further! Javier is the student for you! He is a scholarship recipient that has worked very hard for this amazing opportunity. One thing that Javier is very passionate about is sports such as football and basketball. He enjoys spending time with the people he loves and participating at his youth center. He loves working with computers and even hopes to one day be a computer engineer, just like his cousin is studying to become. Javi loves helping out when needed and is very excited to be a part of your family. He is looking forward to spending a year here and learning everything about the American culture!

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Francesco (16)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, French, Spanish, English
Siblings: One older brother
Mother: Teacher
Father: Worker
Religion: Catholic
IT041HH Y

Interests

Football, practicing muay thai, videogames, cooking

Letter to my Host Family

A nice guy, outgoing, intelligent, lively, and very ambitious. These are all qualities that Francesco uses to describe himself. He comes from a very active lifestyle and family. He is very family oriented and has a wonderful, trusting relationship with his parents. A couple things that he is passionate about are sports, cooking and music. He practices some kind of sport each day and says " everything I do I always try to end it with the maximum of my potential"- whether is it something he has been practicing for years or something new to him, he puts his all into it. His love for cooking comes from his grandmother, who also lives with him. Fransesco is very excited to cook some Italian dishes for you, as well as learn some American meals. Fransesco hopes to spend the year here in America and gain new experiences that will help him grow into the best version of himself. Will you welcome Fransesco into your home and heart?

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Xuan Ai (16)

female, TAIWAN

Languages: Taiwanese, English
Siblings: One older sister
Mother: Housekeeper
Father: Dermatologist
Religion: Christian
TW001HH Y

Interests

Riding a bicycle, hiking, swimming, playing basketball, baseball, tabletop games, watching movies, collecting stamps, volunteering

Letter to my Host Family

Hello my name is Christine from Taiwan. I am the youngest daughter with one older sister. I am very involved in school and part of the Chuan-Ai club where I learn to show empathy to poor children and the importance of team-work and giving thanks to others. When I was a child I learned to play the piano but haven't practiced much since I have a lot of homework. In my spare time I enjoy riding bicycles, hiking, tabletop games, watching tv and I'm also a stamp collector. I love tasting food especially tasting cakes and exercising by swimming, playing basketball or baseball. I've studied English for 4 years. I do well in biology and physical education. I have a close family and enjoy our time together at church. My family supports me in wanted to have an exchange experience because they all believe like I do that it would be a meaningful journey for me of learning, growing and independence.

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Gwladys (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: One older brother and one younger brother
Mother: Senior Manager
Father: Working for the Peugeot car company
Religion: Not Involved
FA011HH Y

Interests

Running, tennis, athletics, walking

Letter to my Host Family

Hi, I’m Gwladys, I’m 15, and very excited to come to the USA. I’m passionate about animal rescue, playing tennis with my younger brother and I especially love basketball. I live with my wonderful parents and two brothers; I am the middle child. I help a lot around the house because we are three children in the home with busy parents, so everyone needs to lend a hand. I really feel that this upcoming year will be an amazing experience as my parents have been saying a lot lately “les voyages forment la juenesse” which means “travel broadens the mind of young people” It is such a unique opportunity that I can’t wait to be be a part of. Learning a new way of life, valuable insights and just being able to have this wonderful experience means everything to me, thank you in advance for affording me this opportunity, I look forward to being part of your family.

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Greta Julie Meret (16)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, English
Siblings: one older sister
Mother: Small Business Owner
Father: Police Officer
Religion: Not Involved
CB038EH Y

Interests

Reading, cooking, swimming, going to the gym, volunteering with children, cats/pets, board games, golf, surfing, yoga and soccer

Letter to my Host Family

Greta is a sporty girl who lives with her parents, her older sister and her cat in a nice house with a garden. Her mom owns a small business and her father is police officer. Greta’s friends describe her as funny, caring and open-minded. Her family describes her as inquisitive, brave and determined. She says she might be a little shy at first but once she gets to know you she will open up. In her free time, she likes to swim, play table tennis or badminton, watching movies, reading, or cooking or playing games with her family or friends. She has tried many sports including golf, yoga, soccer and surfing. Greta volunteers by teaching students in math and German and she is a member of a student group at school which helps organize events for other students. Her mottos in life are “don’t worry, be happy” and “don’t dream it, do it”. That’s why she is really excited to visit and live with you in the USA.

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Ramon (15)

male, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, French
Siblings: N/A
Mother: Body Language Teacher
Father: Professor
Religion: Not Involved
ES007HH Y

Interests

Boy Scouts, cooking, music, watching movies, working out, running, walking, gymnastics, drawing, video games, riding a bike

Letter to my Host Family

Your kids and dog will love this guy! (But maybe not your bunny or cat – sorry, he’s allergic!) Family and kids are two of Ramon’s favorite things in this world. Cinema would be a close third. Ramon spends a lot of time with his beloved grandmother and parents, even though his mom and dad are separated. His daydream is working in cinema as a director, actor, or screenwriter. Since those are tough gigs to get into, he would be just as happy pursuing child psychology and creating a special place where “kids don’t get scared or feel different” because kids are “the most important people in this world.” Aside from being a movie buff and child advocate, Ramon is an active guy who is excited for a new adventure!

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Aruzhan (16)

female, KAZAKHSTAN

Languages: Kazakh, English, Russian, French
Siblings: One younger brother and one younger sister
Mother: Not listed
Father: Not listed
Religion: Muslim
CI052HH Y

Interests

Cooking, swimming, skating, baking, dancing, yoga, volleyball, going to the cinema, bike riding,

Letter to my Host Family

I don't know anything about you, but I admire you and I would love for you to be my host family. Hi, I'm Avrzhan and I am the eldest sibling. I have a younger sister and brother. My parents work very hard and I really appreciate that. I appreciate it so but that often times I have supper ready when they come home. When I can, I love to bake with my Mom, I even collect recipes! Do you have any good ones that we can bake to together with? I value my health and fitness. So I do yoga and sports to keep me active and fit. My favorite workout is dancing! I have been doing it since I was the young age of 7. I love dancing. If you were to ask my friends about me they would say that I am reliable, friendly, responsible, and honest. My teachers would probably say that I am polite, witty and bright! I think school is very important and I take it very seriously. Why do I want to be a foreign exchange student? It's simple, to be able to speak English fluently as I feel that if I want to work internationally it is important. That is not the only reason though, I feel it's important to broaden the borders of international relations and to enfold people all over the world to live in love, friendship, and peace. Oh and by the way, if you are considering to host me and you have pets. I love pets as well! I can't wait to spoil your four-legged family members! Thank you for reading this and if you want to know more read my host family letter.

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Claudia (16)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, French
Siblings: Two younger brothers
Mother: University Proffesor
Father: Veterinar Civil Servant
Religion: Catholic
SP024HH Y

Interests

Aerial silk, aerial hoop, gymnastics club, swimming, gym, reading, watching movies

Letter 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.

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Virginia (15)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, French
Siblings: One older sister
Mother: Employee
Father: Civil Servant
Religion: Catholic
SP038HH Y

Interests

Piano lessons, reading, watching TV, walking, playing the guitar, listening to music, gym

Letter to my Host Family

Welcome Virginia from Spain. Virginia, is the youngest of two daughters and is very close to her sister. They spend lots of time together enjoying walks and playing board games. Her week day activities other than school is enjoying family dinners where everyone shares their activities of the day. On the weekends they usually enjoy eating out, going to the mall or watching a movie. She is musically inclined with lessons that include playing piano since she was 10, guitar for 8 years and previously participated in choir. She is not currently in any sports but when she was younger she participated in ballet, gymnastics, karate and volleyball. She likes pets, enjoys her cat "Kira" and loves visiting grandma who has dogs. She has studied English for 7 years and French for 5 years. She loves her friends and music of all genres. Her favorite subjects are music, math, physics and chemistry and would love to pursue something in the field of science.

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Shahboz (18)

male, TAJIKISTAN

Languages: Russian, English
Siblings: One older brother, one older sister and one younger brother
Mother: Teacher
Father: Electrician
Religion: Muslim
CI008HH Y

Interests

Basketball, football, drawing, reading, Early arrival

Letter 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.

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