Meet Our Students

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Emma (18)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: One older brother
Mother: Social worker
Father: Containers terminal manager
Religion: Catholic
FR024EH Y

Interests

Volleyball, jogging, animals, English cinema, reading, music

Letter to my Host Family

Emma (18) from France has waited for a long time to have the chance to come to America to go to school, since the 8th grade. She describes herself as open-minded, very happy and laughs all the time. Emma has a good relationship with her brother and her parents. She has a dog and a cat who she loves very much. Emma does like sports, especially volleyball. She has practiced for 7 years and would love to be on an American High School team. She enjoys reading, traveling, jogging, music and singing, but compares herself to Phoebe from the tv sitcom Friends when she sings. “What I expect from this trip is, first, to discover the American culture, which is very different from France, new habits, new people, and, of course, returning to France being totally bilingual. As a matter of fact, it would be a plus for my future studies and professional life, because my project is to work in the field of international trade.”

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Bakytzhan (17)

male, KAZAKHSTAN

Languages: English, Russian, Kazakh, Italian
Siblings: 3 older siblings
Mother: Employee
Father: Employee
Religion: Not Involved
CI007HH Y

Interests

Volleyball, table tennis, plants, robotics, boxing, basketball, football

Letter to my Host Family

This FLEX scholarship winner is ready to share all of his country's traditions and national foods with you and be a part of an American family. At home Bakytzhan is responsible for caring for the animals and he says his family enjoys volunteering together and discovering new places in their country. He is currently studying at a military school which he says has helped him become who he is today. Bakytzhan has a love for plants, robotics and sports and wants to pursue a career as a military engineer. Looking to add a new member to your family? Then Bakytzhan is your guy!

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Julio (16)

male, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, German, French
Siblings: One older brother
Mother: Business
Father: Picture Editor
Religion: Not Involved
ES012HH Y

Interests

Scouts, cooking, volleyball, music, dancing, jogging, traveling

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Julio, from the heart of Spain! He's got a tight-knit family who are always up for something fun. He loves to cook, even preparing entire meals for people. He also enjoys music from all over the music spectrum and likes spending time painting on his tablet. On Fridays, he's part of the Scouts and they hit the great outdoors for some camping twice a year. Acting is another passion for Julio. He's part of a theater club where they recently put on Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream” where he played Oberon. He's also big on nature and loves to hike in the mountains with his family. When he's at home, he's either watching movies or playing board games. Julio has been to America and has visited many states like CO, UT, AZ, and CA. He was in awe of the natural parks saying, “they were so beautiful that seeing them made you feel so small, almost like a picture.”. Julio is looking forward to spending his time in the states with you and your family.

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Leandre (16)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: None
Mother: Director
Father: Engineer
Religion: Not Involved
FR014EH Y

Interests

Soccer club, handball, reading, video games, animals

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Leandre! He is from the countryside of France and wants to become a lawyer, in business law and perhaps finance when he is older. He has been playing soccer from a young age. He likes the sport because it requires one to be strategic, applying skills such as passing and making smart moves. Leandre also likes team sports such as handball, basketball, and volleyball, where, you must work collectively to win. He has his scooter license and also loves to ride his small motorcycle around town. When he comes to the United States, Leandre looks forward to participating in student life at school with organized times and activities that unite students. Schools in France only have the core subjects! He looks forward to meeting his future host family soon!

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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

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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Shu Xuan (15)

female, TAIWAN

Languages: Taiwanese, English
Siblings: Two younger sisters
Mother: Writer
Father: Professor
Religion: Not Involved
TP002EH Y

Interests

Cooking club, farming club, drawing, piano, reading, making handicrafts, badminton, crocheting, planting, dancing

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Audrey, a scholarship winner from Taiwan. If you are looking for a student that is excited to experience new things, then Audrey is the student for you! She has immersed herself in many different types of activities from cooking club to farming club, competitive sports and fine arts. Audrey has been playing the piano for 10 years, has taught herself to crochet and has even had her drawings published in books. Audrey is open to new things and ready to see how this special experience will change the way she sees the world. She says she always keep this in mind "When in Rome, do as the Romans do". and that’s why she wants to be an exchange student. She is interested in the unique lifestyle of your family and becoming a part of it! Read her host family letter to learn more about her!

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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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Maria (17)

female, PORTUGAL

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, French
Siblings: Older sister and younger sister
Mother: Pharmacist
Father: Veterinarian
Religion: Catholic
PO001EH Y

Interests

Horse riding, theater, movies, dog walking, flute, violin

Letter to my Host Family

Maria is a lively and loving 16-year old student who is excited to travel from Portugal to experience her final year of high school in the United States. Maria is an animal lover, who is especially fond of dogs, as she has been exposed to all types of animals as a result of her father who is a veterinarian. Maria has several interests including horseback riding and theatre. Her love for theatre has boosted her confidence and outgoing nature, which will serve her well in a new setting. Maria is exceptionally close with her family, including a very special bond with her grandparents, who she spends a lot of time learning from and experiencing cultural activities, including making movies and videos. Maria has been looking forward to this opportunity for many years, and she plans to attend university in the US as well, just like her older sister.

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Alice (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, German
Siblings: None
Mother: Bank Employee
Father: Council Employee
Religion: Not Involved
IM006HH Y

Interests

Dancing, working out, skiing, traveling, architecture, fashion

Letter to my Host Family

Alice is an aspiring exchange student from a small town in Italy. Her motivation is driven by her desire to immerse herself in a new culture and emerge as an improved version of herself. Alice likes going to the gym several times a week and staying active. Alice hopes to participate in cheerleading during her exchange year while in America. Alice spends weekends cooking with her family, watching movies and playing cards at night. She is an only child but loves children and spending time with her friends and siblings! Fashion holds a special place with Alice, and she loves the newest trends. She hopes to pursue a career in fashion or architecture. Grateful for the opportunity to spend a year in America, Alice hopes to form loving relationships with individuals who will support and love, fulfilling what can be a lifelong bond. Alice is ready to experience her year abroad and join your family!

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Bagila (16)

female, KAZAKHSTAN

Languages: Russian, Kazakh, English, Uzbek
Siblings: Two older siblings, two younger siblings
Mother: Employee
Father: Employee
Religion: Muslim
CI012HH Y

Interests

Dancing, singing, cooking, movies, volunteering, volleyball, checkers, photography

Letter to my Host Family

Bagila is a very outgoing and positive person. She is the middle child in a big family and enjoys having fun with both her older and younger family members. Bagila likes playing volleyball and football, but especially loves playing checkers with her brother. Something else about Baliga is she really enjoys cooking for her family. She also enjoys taking family photos and making albums in her spare time. She is used to having chores around her house and likes to plan every day to use it effectively. Bagila has been taking dance classes for about 7 years and hopes to share her traditional dance with her new family. Baliga is also part of drawing club, is president of her school, and volunteers in her village regularly. Her goal in the future is to be a dentist, as she has a special interest in biology and chemistry.

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