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.

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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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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Sadia (15)

female, THAILAND

Languages: Thai, English
Siblings: One younger brother, two older brothers, one older sister
Mother: Business owner
Father: Government Officer
Religion: Muslim
TH005WH Y

Interests

Board games, music, horror movies, amusement parks, math, and science

Letter to my Host Family

Please say hello to Zen, a girl from Thailand who describes herself as a friendly girl. She enjoys reading novels and comics, and says she really loves listening to all kinds of music. She loves sports, especially basketball and volleyball. She loves spending time with her family playing board games and horror movies. She feels especially close to her little brother; her family includes 3 boys and 2 girls, and she grew up with her little brother. She says that she excels at Math and Science. She says she enjoys spending time with her friends, but that spending time with her family is more important to her.

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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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Elisa (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Dutch
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: Commercial Worker
Father: Bakery
Religion: Not Involved
FR037WH Y

Interests

Decorating, reading, dance, horseback riding, animals, traveling, theatre

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Elisa, who lives with her parents, sister, and dog in France. Elisa describes herself as motivated, dynamic, ambitious, and cheerful. She loves spending time with her family, and together they enjoy traveling, visiting museums, and going to the theater. After visiting NYC five years ago, Elisa just knew she wanted to come back to the United States as an exchange student. She enjoys school, with her favorite classes being math, physics, and technology. Her teachers find her serious and pleasant. When not studying, Elisa enjoys horseback riding, but also likes to dance and ski. She is also very passionate about scouting. Elisa looks forward to meeting you and is excited for her year of discovery in the United States!

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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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Riccardo (16)

male, ITALY

Languages: English, French, Italian
Siblings: One younger brother
Mother: Engineer
Father: Veterinarian
Religion: Catholic
IM011HH Y

Interests

Piano, basketball, clothing design, boxing, science, traveling

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Riccardo! A 16 year old from Italy who lives with his parents and one younger brother. Riccardo is a worker! He has experienced many different jobs from babysitting, tutoring, and refereeing basketball games. He has also worked as a YouTube video writer and is starting a YouTube channel. Riccardo isn’t all about work though as he is passionate about basketball and playing the piano. He would love to make music together as a family. He also loves to cook…passion passed down by his father. He is looking forward to the opportunity to cook together with his host family, share his recipes, and learn new recipes. Riccardo has a tight group of 5 friends who are all very excited for his new experience, and he is looking forward to making more friends for life. He is excited about spending a year in the US driven by his desire to immerse himself in the American culture, and to learn from it’s diversity. He is looking forward to the journey of discovery, of friendship, and learning both from his host family, and from his future classmates.

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Ginevra (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish
Siblings: One older brother
Mother: Trader
Father: Trader
Religion: Catholic
IM016HH Y

Interests

Cooking, make-up, music, animals, movies

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Ginevra, a 16-year-old Italian girl who is attending a school focused on Administration, Marketing, and Finance. This year, she is working on two academic years of subjects at the same time; she is studying Italian, Math, English Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Business Economics, Chemistry, and History! She describes herself as quite social and adaptable. She says that she has a passion for cooking, and that she really loves sushi. She also enjoys shopping and doing her nails. She looks forward to the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, with her host family. Please read her letter to her host family to see if she is just the student for you!

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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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