Meet Our Students
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Siblings:||1 Older Brother|
Drawing, painting, crafts, singing, playing guitar, cooking, walking, rollerblading, volleyball, skiing, exhibitions - TWLetter to my Host Family
Manuela says she has a great relationship with her family. Together they enjoy telling jokes, having fun, playing board games, and going to the movies. She also enjoys spending time with her two cats, Mona, and Robe. When Manuela is with her friends, they bake sweet treats such as cakes and cookies that they will later enjoy while watching movies. Manuela takes an art class once a week where she works on painting, drawing, and crafting. She also enjoys music, whether it is playing her electric guitar or just singing! Manuela is excited for this opportunity to spend a year with your family while getting to learn more about another culture, getting to know new people and places.
|Languages:||Russian, English, Tajik|
|Father:||no father in his life|
|Religion:||Muslim - Inactive|
Watching movies, reading, listening to music, playing basketball, football, volunteering-TWLetter to my Host Family
I live with my mother and grandmother. We live in the countryside, supporting each other in everything. We go out into nature for walks, go to the cinema, and walk around the city. In our house, everyone has their own responsibilities. My responsibilities include: cleaning the house, taking out the garbage, as our bathroom is outside the house I have to heat it up in winter. I'm also care for the dog and go for groceries. My interests include: collecting and watching various films with the participation of my favorite actors, love spending time with my family and friends, playing basketball, listening to music, spending time at the computer. My friends and I play basketball, computer games, discuss the latest news happening in our life, etc. I would like to learn about you, your culture, people, traditions, history and be a part of your family. In return I am going to tell you about the life, culture and customs of my people and country. Your host son, Martin
|Languages:||Russian, Ukrainian, English, Polish|
|Siblings:||One older brother|
Table tennis, jogging, swimming, cooking, acting, drawing, editing videos, editing videos, mind games, gymLetter to my Host Family
Scholarship recipient! Hello future host family! My name is Vlad, and I am so excited to get the opportunity to get to know you. Family is very important to me, and I’m sure yours will be too! I like to play table tennis with my dad, cook with my mom and explore with my brother. We all carry our weight around the house as well. I enjoy filming and editing videos, jogging, swimming, acting and drawing. I consider myself a very openminded person. My city is multi-cultural; a lot of foreign students live here, and I think that has given me a good idea of how to be the best exchange student I can be. I like to set concrete challenges for myself, and I also like to be trusted with responsibilities. I hope to be a journalist one day. I have so much more to tell you, I hope we can talk soon!
|Languages:||Italian, English, French, German|
Volleyball, animals, socializing with family and friends, watching movies, listening to musicLetter to my Host Family
Giada is an eager, sporty young woman, who loves animals! She may not have any animals of her own, but she loves cuddling her grandparents' dogs every time she is there. Volleyball is her favorite sport and has played it for many years. Not only does she enjoy playing it, but she also coaches younger girls as well. Giada shares that she loves to eat, especially her grandmother's fresh pasta dishes. She would like her future host family to know that "I can’t really put into words how happy and grateful I am to have this opportunity." Are you ready to welcome Giada into your family?! She is ready to learn about your traditions and meet new friends.
|Languages:||Thai, Chinese, English|
|Siblings:||older brother, younger sister|
Soccer, football, music, basketball, action/adventure movies, games, spending time with friends - CRLetter to my Host Family
Meet Nai! Nai lives in Thailand with a big family with whom he has a wonderful relationship and they spend a lot of time together. Nai enjoys playing soccer and watching it! His favorite teams are: Liverpool, Manchester United, and PSG. Nai loves food! He has plans to make his host family Tom Yum Kung (Thai hot and sour shrimp soup). “This soup is the most popular in Thailand”. Nai cannot wait to meet his new host family and is already very thankful for the role they will play in helping him experience the U.S way of life. “I am waiting for the first time in my life, I can see and touch snow.” Read Nai’s host family letter to learn more about him and apply to host Nai today!
|Languages:||Ukrainian, Russian, English, French|
|Siblings:||1 Older Brother|
Reading, debating, working out, learning languages, volunteering - TGLetter to my Host Family
Dan's goal is to become a social entrepreneur, and each day I get closer to it, thanks to my seriousness, determination, and purposefulness. His friends describe him as a very communicative, outgoing, and attentive person. He loves reading books on human psychology, negotiations, and reflecting upon them. He also enjoys learning languages French and English. He also has a passion for volunteering. To put it simply, he is an active and ambitious guy always searching for new activities to try.
|Languages:||Spanish, French, English|
Water polo, swimming, soccer, running, fitness- KFLetter to my Host Family
Alejandro comes from an athletic family and loves all sports. Currently, he is running and going to the gym but previously he enjoyed swimming, water polo, and soccer. He considers himself shy but sociable, very affectionate, and a very good boy. He wants to become a fire fighter after high school as he has always loved helping people and thinks it’s the best job in the world being able to save lives. Alejandro enjoys hanging with his friends and talking about sports, watching movies, going to dinner, and playing video games. He loves animals and has a kitten at home. He loves traveling and is excited to go on exchange and try new foods and immerse himself in a new culture. He can’t wait to try out American sports, meet new friends, and enjoy this unique experience. Above all he is excited to meet you, his new host family!
|Languages:||Spanish, English, Euskera|
|Siblings:||One younger brother|
Swimming, skiing, art, painting, fashion, reading, cookingLetter to my Host Family
Aitana is a social, loving, and affectionate young lady. She loves spending time with her family and doing things with her little brother. She likes to be physically active and while her main sport is swimming, she really enjoys running snow skiing and surfing. She looks forward to trying new sports in the US like volleyball! Aitana’s goal-oriented personality makes her responsible and independent. She sets her mind to learn or accomplish something, and she puts the effort in to get it done. She enjoys all kinds of art and has already dabbled in painting, photography, and fashion. “I'd love to learn how to cook better, especially dessert.“ She is so excited to become a part of your family and make new friends in the US.
|Languages:||French, Italian, English|
Badminton, yoga, climbing, volleyball, swimming, skiing, horseback riding, dancing, gymnastics- PSLetter to my Host Family
Meet Ilona. She is from a small village in France. Ilona says family is very important to her. They often play board games and travel together. Ilona loves shopping with her mom, sister and friends and also loves traveling. One of her favorite things to do while traveling is trying new foods and learning about new places. Ilona also enjoys going to the beach. Ilona cannot wait to come to America to discover a new culture and try a whole new adventure. She is a great student and prides herself on her great grades. Ilona says she enjoys spending time with friends. They go to the cinema, out to eat, camping, and listen to music. In her free time, Ilona likes watching Netflix or going to the gym. In the future, Ilona wants to work in international affairs. She looks forward to meeting you, her host family, and she knows this experience will be an amazing one.
|Languages:||Estonian, Russian, English|
Piano, yoga, hiking, walking, art/drawing, cooking, baking- DGLetter to my Host Family
I would describe myself as caring, open-minded and very empathetic! I live in a small country in Northern Estonia. I value spending quiet evenings around family. I enjoy playing the piano, yoga, pilates, drawing and cooking. I especially love nature and going for long walks, hiking and exploring beautiful forests and beaches. I have been playing the piano since the second grade. I love to cook, especially cakes, I love seeing the expression on peoples faces when I make food.I also enjoy listening to music from classical to indie to pop music. I chose to become an exchange student to learn about traditions, culture and life. I have never been to the USA but I have heard so much about it! Thank you for taking the time to get to know me, I can’t wait to hear from you!