Meet Our Students
|Languages:||Mongolian, English, Chinese|
Dancing and acting, volunteer dance instructor, playing ping pong, cooking, Chinese culture and language, playing games and spending time with with her family - ASLetter to my Host Family
Anungoo dreams of being on a stage one day! She loves dancing and acting. One day, she will perform for a large audience and her dream will come true! For now, she enjoys watching movies and volunteering with a dance class. With her family she plays ping pong, does the cooking, and helps with many household chores. Anungoo speaks Mongolian and Chinese. Anungoo likes pets but she is afraid of cats. She had the opportunity to study English in California for 21 days and decided she would love to come back to America. She is mostly looking forward to meeting lots of new American friends!
|Languages:||Italian, English, French|
|Siblings:||One younger brother|
Rhythmic gymnastics, spending time with the friends, football, volleyballLetter to my Host Family
Asia is a good-humored girl who is always cheerful. She would like to overcome her limits and get to know new people in America. Asia has been practicing rhythmic gymnastics for 10 years and she also loves volleyball and football. Besides sports Asia has a passion for make-up and fashion. She loves to follow an Italian football team with her brother, shopping and going to concerts. She said “even though I can’t sing I still love to sing and I love music”. Asia lives with her mom, dad and younger brother on a little Island in Italy. Her dad works at a funeral agency and her mom is a housewife. They all have a very close relationship. Summer is Asia’s favorite season and she enjoys spending holidays at the house by the sea. Asia likes learning about new cultures and traditions. She cannot wait to start her new experience in America.
|Languages:||French, English, Spanish|
|Siblings:||One older sister|
Gym, walking, skiing, fitness, horseback riding, taekwondo, cooking, photography, riding a bikeLetter to my Host Family
Camille is a budding international entrepreneur but right now it’s her dream to come to the USA and experience the different cultures and traditions and improves her English; to live with an American family just as her sister did, two years ago. After all she’s heard from her sister, she can’t wait to have this experience herself. She’s already practicing her English at home in France and loves it when she practices so much that she even dreams in English. Camille enjoyed horse riding and taekwondo for many years until high school homework took up all of her evenings, but she’s naturally sporty. Camille lives with her grandparents during the week as they are closer to her high school, so it’s a nice treat when she gets to see her parents at the weekend and there’s time for bike rides, ski-ing, playing with Garou, her beloved German Shepard, and just enjoying the company of her family. Since Camille is one of our older students and her maturity means that she will be able to give back so much during her exchange experience. It’s all the little things she wants to do like making her host family her mom’s ‘family famous’ chocolate cake that will make this an amazing experience for her host family too. Hosting Camille will be a delight for any family looking to get out of this exchange experience as much as they will give.
|Languages:||Italian, English, German, Spanish|
|Siblings:||One older sister|
Artistic gymnastics, listening to music, cooking, photography, reading ( student prefers south placement)Letter to my Host Family
Valentina (Vale) has a dream of becoming an interpreter when she finishes school, which is why this opportunity is so important to her! She is a huge animal lover and also enjoys being around children. Her passion lies in gymnastics, which she has been participating in for the last ten years! Vale really likes to cook and hopes to share her favorite Carbonara recipe with you! She looks forward to studying in the US and making as many new friends as she can! Vale is very outgoing and ready to jump into this experience the minute she joins your family.
|Siblings:||One older and one twin sister|
Soccer,video games, playing piano, fishing, playing chess, riding a bike,Letter to my Host Family
"What will the family be like? What are their hobbies? Will I have a host brother or sister? What will it be like, going to a high school? Is it like in the movies? With lockers and different classes?" These are some of the questions Lukas has about his year in the US. And there will certainly be more! He is the only boy in his family, with a twin sister and an older sister. He loves soccer - playing it, watching it, and playing Playstation soccer. He also loves fishing. He likes his small town and riding his bike to school, hanging with his dog, and his buddies. They do all sorts of sports and games together - just typical boy stuff. He has recently decided to teach himself piano - first by watching youtube videos and now he has a teacher. He thinks the teacher is a lot easier to learn from. Lukas seems like a mini-renaissance man who would be a great addition to your family!
|Languages:||German, English, Latin|
|Siblings:||One older brother|
Snowboarding, table tennis, volleyball, swimming, volunteering, walkingLetter to my Host Family
Philip is a German boy of many interests and passions. His biggest dream is snowboarding in different places. Besides snowboarding, Philip plays tennis and he just started to play volleyball. He has played the flute, trumpet and was also in a percussion group. His family consists of his parents - dad is a surgeon and mom is a teacher - and he has an older brother. Philip likes to help his mom around the house and take the dog for a walk. He says “it will prepare him to be ready to live alone”. Philip is a lifeguard and getting to the point where he is teaching kids to swim. He is also an animal lover no matter what type of animal. He is open to new things and excited to live in America for a year.
|Languages:||Italian, English, French, Spanish|
|Siblings:||One younger sister|
Drama, reading, music, dancing, volleyball, gym, cooking, volunteering,Letter to my Host Family
If you happen to be a fan of Meryl Streep or maybe you really love hip hop or perhaps you like acting? If so, the Nicole is the girl for your family! Nicole will dazzle you with her positive attitude, her musical flair and her love for theater. She is really excited to share her year in America. Here is what Nicole has to say about the USA: " I really like meeting new people. I also really love your culture ( cinema, literature, school , music, sport and your national festivities), I find it very interesting and unique. I think that Americans are the most copied people in the world. You are great in every sector, I think you believe in what you do and you do it better than anyone." Hosting Nicole promises to be an exciting and fun year!
|Languages:||German, English, French, Latin|
|Mother:||Human Resources Business Partner|
Skiing, track and field, organizing, photography, piano and horses - TMLetter to my Host Family
Helen is a go-getter, She does Track and Field, plays piano, works as a server in a restaurant, does chores around the house and keeps the garden clean. She helped to organize a concert that raised money for "Doctors without Borders". She volunteers at her church as a team leader for candidates who will be making their Confirmation. She enjoys spending time with her extended family and friends. In the future Helen would like to study medicine but if that doesn't work out, follow in her fathers footsteps and become an architect She is excited to come to the US to learn about the American culture and school system. Helen will be a wonderful addition to your family and she is very thankful that you are interested in hosting her.
|Siblings:||Two older brothers and one older sister|
Oratory, gym, cooking, listening to music,Letter to my Host Family
Purposeful, ambitious, eager to learn and sensitive are character traits Maddalena uses to describe herself. Growing up in Northern Italy, she is excited to expand her horizons, learn new things, and utilize her eleven years studying English. Once shy, Maddalena loves public speaking, spending time with her family and best girlfriends. Other favorite activities include going to the gym and listening to music. At school Maddalena enjoys and excels in History, Government and Sports Medicine. At home she prides herself on keeping a neat and tidy bedroom, as well as helping her Mom prepare dinner. And absolutely she does not mind doing the dishes! An experience in the U.S. with your loving family will fulfill Maddalena’s desire to experience a different life style, nurture independence and help establish and build a broader outlook in her personal and professional life!
|Languages:||Italian, English, German|
|Siblings:||One younger brother|
Photography, cinema, dance, volleyball, music, volunteering, zumba, ballet, playing the flaute, singing, walking, swimming, volunteering, cooking, traveling,Letter to my Host Family
Martina lives with her parents and younger brother - whom she is very close with and loves spending time with- in a small town in Italy. Martina describes herself as a quiet, shy and unselfish girl. She is very productive around the house and is always willing to lend a helping hand. She attends an artistic high school because of her love for photography. Some of the things that she likes to do in her free time include Zumba, volleyball, and hopes to try cheerleading while here in America! Martina has also been doing ballet for ten years! She plays the flute and has even taken singing lessons for a year. As you can see, she loves to stay busy and is always open to learn something new. She is very excited to cook some real Italian dishes for your family and is looking forward to learning everything there is to know about the American culture and traditions. Martina is a very ambitious girl and cannot wait to be a part of your family!