Meet Our Students

The students featured below have been randomly selected. If you would like to extend or refine your search, please select your criteria above. If you would like to see more students with specific interests or from a specific country, please Contact Us or Apply Now.

Eleonore (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, German
Siblings: One older brother, one younger brother
Mother: Bank Manager
Father: CEO
Religion: Christian
FR007HH Y

Interests

Cooking, reading, being creative, swimming, skiing, playing piano

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Eleonore who was born in American but raised in France. "I’m really interested in foreign cultures because I feel like it brings a lot of positive insights to a person to see life from different angles. I’m very enthusiastic at the idea of discovering the American culture and to have the opportunity to fully immerse myself in it." Does your family appreciate art and culture? If so, Eleonore will make a great addition! She has a strong sense of adventure and values museums, paintings, theater, fashion, and music. Eleonore's interests include-Cooking, reading, being creative, swimming, skiing, and playing the piano. She likes doing things that make each day feel special like trying new activities, sports, journaling, or going for a run. Eleonore is a hardworking, determined student who is enrolled in a Dual Diploma program, to receive an American diploma as well. She likes to spend her weekends with her parents and two brothers playing board games or watching movies. She often hangs out with her friends at a local cafe or at her home listening to Taylor Swift. Please read her Host Family Letter if you want to learn more; her sense of humor shines! No doubt she will bring loads of laughs and happiness to your family.

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Jose (17)

male, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English
Siblings: One older sister, one older brother
Mother:
Father: Project and Development Director
Religion: Catholic
ES021HH Y

Interests

Soccer, handball, church, water sports, paddle surfing, volunteering, traveling, board games

Letter to my Host Family

Meet outgoing and sociable Pepe from Spain. Pepe enjoys being in an environment where he can connect with others and build meaningful relationships. Sports hold a special place in Pepe’s life, especially soccer. It doesn’t matter if he is playing or just a spectator, he loves soccer so much! Outside of sports Pepe spends a lot of time volunteering at his parish. He believes helping others and giving back to the community plays an important part in his values. With his family Pepe enjoys playing board games, like Monopoly or even just a simple game of cards. He is confident that together you will share many memorable experiences and form lasting bonds as a family.

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Capucine (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: English, Spanish, French
Siblings: Two siblings
Mother: Marketing Director
Father: Real Estate Manager
Religion: Catholic
FR035WH Y

Interests

Horseback riding, traveling, surfing, animals

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Capucine from France! She’s a lover of nature and animals. At home she has two dogs that she enjoys taking for walks and a horse. For the past ten years Capucine has been riding horses and feels that she is a horse enthusiast! Capucine enjoys staying active and helping people, she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty and spends time in the garden with her dad whenever she can. Thanks to the influence of her grandfather, she feels he has helped mold her strong character and values. Going abroad for a year will be a dream come true for Capucine. She feels it will bring maturity to her life and a new outlook for her future. Be the family to make a dream come true when you apply to host Capucine!

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Tamila (15)

female, UZBEKISTAN

Languages: Uzbek, English, Russian
Siblings: Four younger siblings
Mother: Employee
Father: Employee
Religion: Not Involved
CI021HH Y

Interests

Volunteering, writing scripts, traveling, baking, cooking, animals, blogging, photography, video editing, acting, theater. Interested in fashion, cheerleading, horseback riding, and volunteering.

Letter to my Host Family

Tamila is a responsible young woman from Uzbekistan. As the oldest child, with 4 siblings, she handles many responsibilities in her home. She loves animals and loves to care for them. She describes herself as very sociable, and she says that she has no trouble making friends. Tamila loves to make different outfits out of clothes she already has, so she is considering a career in fashion. She also loves to interview people, so another career option for her is journalism. She also enjoys reading, watching movies with her family, arranging flowers, and cooking. Read her letter to her host family to learn more about this Scholarship girl!

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Hannah (16)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, English
Siblings: One older brother, one younger brother
Mother: Nurse
Father: Chemist
Religion: Catholic
GE013EH S

Interests

Piano, handball, reading, traveling, technology

Letter to my Host Family

Looking for a student that loves technology and cars? Hannah is the student for you! Hannah has an interest in technology, namely automotive engineering. She has built a small racing car out of two wooden boards, an engine and a metal rod. Currently she is working on a project controlling and programming small vehicles. In addition to technology Hannah has a love for animals. Her family pets include a dog, turtle, fish, rabbits and guinea pigs. Hannah also enjoys being active. She plays on a competitive handball team, and she especially loves her dog who goes on runs with her. Hannah is ready to dive into American culture and thanks your family in advance for welcoming her!

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Clemence (17)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: One younger brother
Mother: Employee
Father: Truck Driver
Religion: Not Involved
FR006HH Y

Interests

Videography, cosmetics, photography, cats, history, English

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Clemence from France! She has one younger brother and lives with him, her parents, and 2 cats. Clemence has a good sense of humor and loves to laugh and smile. Clemence has many interests. She loves the beach and sunsets. She lives close to the beach and will go for walks to capture the sunset with photos. She also loves playing video games with her brother, and even with her parents. Additionally, she loves music and the cinema. Her favorite genre is K-pop, but she also likes to listen to American pop and French songs. Her favorite movies are the Spider Man ones. Having 2 of her own, Clemence really likes cats. She likes children too. So, if you have cats and/or children, Clemence is your girl! Clemence is so excited about her exchange year and meeting you!

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Claudia (16)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, French
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: Employee
Father: Employee
Religion: Catholic
ES001HH Y

Interests

Field Hockey, tennis, basketball, reading books

Letter 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!

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Haoran (16)

male, CHINA

Languages: Chinese, English
Siblings: One younger brother
Mother: Office Director
Father: Lawyer
Religion: Not Involved
PK001HH Y

Interests

Football, table tennis, badminton, basketball, ping pong, track, music

Letter to my Host Family

Meet easy going and friendly Haoran from China. His favorite activity is playing basketball. From basketball he has learned from his failures and making progress, he enjoys being able to fight for a victory as this makes him very happy. Outside of sports Haoran enjoys music. He plays the erhu, learning to play the erhu has made him more confident and improved his musical skills. In his spare time with his family, they enjoy exercising and playing board games. Haoran is a studious young man, who is not only interested in China’s traditional culture but also foreign cultures. Haoran believes America has an amazing history, and he cannot wait to learn more about it this upcoming year as an exchange student.

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Phyllis (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: German, English, French
Siblings: NA
Mother: Nurse
Father:
Religion: Catholic
FR038WH Y

Interests

Climbing club, laser tag, nature, bowling, cinema, traveling, swimming, judo, sports

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Phyllis from northern France! Phyllis says that for years it’s been a dream of hers to come to the US. She is excited to learn about the food, traditions, activities, and life in general in the US. She is an only child and lives with her mother. She’s always dreamed of having siblings, but that wasn’t to be. She loves spending holidays with her cousins, but most especially with her 1-year-old cousin. Phyllis loves shopping, sports, and going to the cinema. Phyllis is passionate about sports, both spectating and participating. She has participated in many sports, but her favorites are climbing, football (soccer), and tennis. She’s very excited to watch American football! Although playing and watching sports is her passion, she also likes to play laser tag, going to amusement parks, visiting new cities, and shopping, and would like to share those activities with you.

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Mariyam (15)

female, KAZAKHSTAN

Languages: Kazakh, Russian, English, Turkish
Siblings: One younger brother, one younger sister
Mother: Employee
Father: Employee
Religion: Muslim
CI011HH Y

Interests

volunteering, reading, baking, museums, ancient libraries, writing, walking, blogging. Interested in learning to play the drums, videography, photography, harvest festivals, scrapbooking, and yard sales.

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Mariyam a 15-year-old from Kazakhstan. She loves to walk and explore. She lives with her parents and brother and sister, who are very important to her. Trust and politeness are important to Mariyam, and she values these qualities in others. Her friends would describe Mariyam as kind, funny, responsible, hardworking and mature. In other words, independent. She sees herself as a well-rounded person. She loves trying new things and is really interested in trying photography and drumming. Mariyam enjoys sharing post on social media that include her poems and stories as she says it makes her feel free and as though her words and thoughts are important in such a big world. She is currently writing a fantasy book. She hopes to write books and make films based on them in the future. For the last 5 months Mariyam has been teaching children with disabilities. For Mariyam this is an incredibly valuable experience. She loves sharing her knowledge and getting to know the experiences of others. Mariyam looks forward to sharing Kazakh traditions, culture, literature, and cuisine with her American family.

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