Meet Our Students
|Languages:||Spanish, French, English, Valencian|
|Siblings:||One older brother|
Camping, water sports, snow skiing, sports, travelingLetter to my Host Family
Lucia loves meeting new people, she says she is a very sociable, outgoing, and friendly person. Her biggest passion is basketball, which she trains for three days a week, and has games on the weekend. Like any other teenager, Lucia enjoys spending time with her friends. Together they enjoy shopping, going to dinner, the movies, or just getting to talk. Lucia is very family oriented and loves being able to get together for barbecues and having family over at her house for the holidays. Although not a great chef, Lucia would love to be able to cook your family some traditional Spanish dishes. Lucia is excited to experience a year in America and cannot wait to join your family and make it an unforgettable year!
|Languages:||Italian, English, French|
|Siblings:||One younger brother|
Skiing, working out, reading, dermatology, traveling, mathematicsLetter to my Host Family
Meet Martina, from Northern Italy! Martina loves spending time with her family and two dogs. She enjoys going to the movies, on walks in the park, and going out to eat with her parents and younger brother. Martina is a professional snow skier; she has been skiing for the last 12 years. When she is not on the slopes, Martina enjoys going to the gym, especially with her friends. Skin care is very important to Martina, she wants to become a manager of a skin care company when she finishes school. Martina loves to travel; she enjoys learning about other countries and studying new languages. Each summer Martina likes to volunteer at her church’s summer camp, where she helps entertain the children that are attending. Martina is very excited about the opportunity to experience the American culture!
|Languages:||Italian, English, Spanish, French|
|Siblings:||1 younger brother|
Swimming, reading, saxophone, cooking, video games, theater, loves catsLetter to my Host Family
Meet Emanuele (nickname Cappe). Cappe is a proud Italian and a big fan of good food. His favorite movie and one that influenced him to learn more about America and the culture was Forrest Gump. 'Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get.'" -Forrest. Cappe has a passion for theater. He has been enrolled in theater course for many years. Cappe plays the saxophone. He also loves reading, music in general, cinema, and he is fascinated with American football. Cappe loves the sea, swimming, snorkeling, and diving from cliffs. He is an avid walker and a skilled hiker. He and his friends go to the beach during the summer and the city park in the winter. “Personally, I am open and have no trouble connecting with people. I am determined and enjoy expressing my opinions. I am empathetic and very outgoing.”
Jose Luis Aaron (16)
|Siblings:||Two younger brothers|
Track team club, school musical band, playing guitar, Rubik cubes, biking - SHLetter to my Host Family
Meet Jose Aaron from Mexico. Jose has two younger brothers. Jose loves to play his guitar. He has an acoustic and an electric guitar. He is self-taught during the pandemic watching how to videos on the internet. He also loves to time himself assemble Rubik cubes. Jose is also a member on the school track team. He runs the 100- and 400-meter relay. He is also a member of the band in high school. He goes to the gym and lifts weights. Other things he likes to do are riding his bike and hiking with his dad and brothers. He describes self as friendly and outgoing. “I want to contribute and put a lot of effort into this experience but mostly I am very grateful for opening your home to me and I will always have this in mind. I always do well in school, and I am a very responsible student.” Read his host letter to learn more about Jose’ Aaron.
|Languages:||English, French, German|
|Siblings:||Two older brothers|
|Father:||Mechanic in mechanical engineering|
Politics, piano, photography, reading, cooking, horseback riding, scuba diving, environmentLetter to my Host Family
“My name is Amelie. I am 15 years old but turning 16 soon. I live in eastern Germany. I would describe myself as a very open-minded and friendly person. I am helpful and kind; my friends and family describe me as lovely, brave, caring, intelligent and mature.” Amelie’s favorite subjects are history, English, and politics. She is in a youth group against pollution. She describes herself as a very liberal person. She has been taking piano lessons since 2016. Her likes include travel, photography, reading, going for walks, and cooking. She likes watching basketball and floorball (much like ice hockey without the ice, no puck but a plastic ball). Amelia loves animals, so she is fine with pets. She would like to improve her English skills through experiencing the American way of life and culture. She is also excited to share the German Culture with you.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Siblings:||One younger sister|
Field Hockey, tennis, basketball, reading booksLetter to my Host Family
Meet Claudio who lives with her sister and parents on the coast of northern Spain. Claudio, who friends and family call Clau, is an avid field hockey player. When not busy playing, Clau enjoys going to the beach and to the cinema with her friends. When she gets older, Clau would like to be a civil engineer who helps discover new things to help society. Studying abroad has always interested Clau, and she is so excited to learn a new culture and meet new people. She looks forward to meeting her host family and experiencing all America has to offer!
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Siblings:||Two younger sisters|
|Languages:||German, English, French, Spanish|
|Siblings:||One younger brother, one younger sister|
|Father:||Construction Machinery Rental|
Dancing, reading, photography, traveling, charity, horseback riding, unicycle riding, biologyLetter to my Host Family
Cecile describes herself as an open-minded, empathetic, and versatile person. She is interested in other cultures, their values and norms, their customs, and traditions and how their everyday life looks. Dance is a huge passion of Cecile’s, and she spends her time at the dance studio twice a week perfecting her hip-hop and jazz dance skills. At home she enjoys spending time with her mom cooking in the kitchen. At school Cecile enjoys biology. She is interested in how all the processes in the human body work and how we function as humans. Cecile even took part in the biology Olympics and made it to the final round. Since fifth grade Cecile has had a dream of becoming an exchange student to the U.S. and she is so excited for this opportunity. Are you the family that will make Cecile’s dream come true?
|Languages:||German, English, French|
|Siblings:||Two older brothers|
Wrestling, soccer, piano, reading, collecting coins, skiing, cookingLetter to my Host Family
Quirin is an enthusiastic and motivated student from southeast Germany. He is the youngest of three boys, with parents who are both police officers. Quirin is currently in the 10th grade and considers himself a good student. Quirin has a love for sports, particularly wrestling. He is also on a soccer team and loves the team spirit! On the creative side, Quirin has played the piano for seven years and plans to complete his last year of piano lessons soon. In addition to piano, Quirin is talking dancing lessons in anticipation of his upcoming prom. Driven by his strong desire for exploration and cultural immersion is part of his motivation for becoming an exchange student. Quirin believes that being an exchange student allows a unique opportunity to learn about an entirely new country, immerse oneself in a different culture and make lifelong connections with people from different backgrounds. He is excited to broaden his horizons, develop a global perspective, and foster personal growth through his exchange year. Quirin is ready to embrace the opportunity to live with a host family and create lasting memories.
|Languages:||Italian, English, Spanish|
|Siblings:||Two older brother|
Animals, skiing, cooking, singing, gym, psychology, sociology, law, photography, choir, swimming, snorkeling, horseback riding and boating.Letter to my Host Family
Meet Giorgia! This cheerful, witty and outgoing girl is excited to be a part of your family and share her Italian heritage with you! Giorgia has a love of animals and also loves to sing. She has been singing since the age of 3 but has officially been a part of a choir since the age of 7. Giorgia has a special bond with her grandma who has passed down a passion for cooking to her. She is looking forward to making you some of her favorite Italian dishes! This well-rounded girl also loves going to the gym and skiing both on the water and on snow. Giorgia will fit in well with any family, especially yours!