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.

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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Danat (16)

male, KAZAKHSTAN

Languages: Russian, English, Kazakh, French, German
Siblings: No siblings
Mother: Employee
Father: Employee
Religion: Not Involved
CI008HH Y

Interests

Swimming, judo, music, biology, exploring landscapes **allergic to cats**

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Danat, but you can call him Dan. Dan says he is communicable, friendly, and has a great sense of humor. Dan’s biggest passion is music. He enjoys playing the violin and piano, and if his school had a band, he knows he would be a part of it. When he’s not playing music, he is listening to music, as he finds it very inspiring. Dan is an avid swimmer, but he is also looking forward to trying new sports while in the U.S. like wrestling, American football, or basketball. Dan thinks that sports are an amazing opportunity to make new friends and learn something new. Dan is interested in learning more about Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, but also eager to introduce your family to his traditions, holidays, and traditional dishes of Kazakhstan.

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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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Leona (17)

female, GERMANY

Languages: French, German, English
Siblings: One older brother, one older sister, one twin sister, one younger sister
Mother: Wellness Therapist
Father: Doctor
Religion: Not Involved
GE008HH Y

Interests

Volleyball, martial arts, reading, sports, music, art, photography, short films, writing

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Leona, a 17 year old from Germany! She has a brother, and 3 sisters, one of which is her twin. Leona’s favorite subjects are Sport, English, Music and Art. In her free time, she likes to take pictures in the city. She also has started to make some short films with her friends. She likes to read novels, and she especially likes to read fantasy books. She loves going out into nature or meeting up with friends. They like to talk, dance or listen to music. She likes listening to any kind of music. She also loves to play volleyball, which she’s been doing for 2 years now. Yoga and meditation are something that she enjoys as well. She started doing yoga with her family. Leona sees herself as a creative, calm, relaxed person, and a good friend. Her friends have told her that they love her hugs because they can feel the love for them. Leona is excited about spending a school year in the US, and is looking forward to the great opportunities to grow and learn something about the the American culture, and hopefully meet amazing people. She is ready to discover new traditions and create shared memories together.

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Giovanni (16)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, German
Siblings: No siblings
Mother: Banking
Father: Architect
Religion: Catholic
IM004HH Y

Interests

Love of animals, running, cycling, soccer, cars, basketball

Letter to my Host Family

Giovanni is an animal lover who lives with his parents and dog, Pongo, in Italy. Giovanni has played many sports and enjoys running in the evenings. While in America, he hopes to try American football, hockey or golf. Besides being physically active, Giovanni enjoys playing video games and watching tv series, soccer, and Formula One. In the summers he works with kids and goes to camp with friends. When he grows up, he would like to live in the United States and be the CEO of a bank or own his own company. Although Giovanni has been to the U.S. before, he looks forward to having a full exchange experience and being able to test himself and face new challenges. He is so excited to meet you!

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Lucille (17)

female, FRANCE

Languages: Spanish, English, French
Siblings: One older brother
Mother: Portfolio Manager
Father: NA
Religion: Catholic
FR028WH Y

Interests

Cooking, shopping, cats, video games, make-up

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Lucille! She is a 16-year-old from France. She lives with her mother and has an older brother. Her older brother is at university, but when he is home, they enjoy spending time together watching Formula 1 races and playing video games. She also has two cats. Lucille has tried many sports such as rugby, horseback riding, and handball, but hasn’t found the sport that she is passionate about just yet. In Lucille’s free time she loves to go shopping. She goes with her best friend, other friends, and also with her mother. She loves shopping for clothing and makeup! She also loves to cook but doesn’t have the time to do it too much. She typically likes to prepare sweet recipes like pancakes, madeleines with Nutella or cookies at Kinder. Lucille says she wants to learn American culture, our way of schooling, meet new people, discover new places, and improve her English.

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Lola (16)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English
Siblings: One older brother
Mother: Nursing Assistant
Father: Property Administrator
Religion: Catholic
SP002HH Y

Interests

Cooking, singing, playing instruments, running, hiking, acting, drawing

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Lola! Lola lives in a town in Spain near the Mediterranean coast. She lives with her parents and her older brother. Lola states that she is curious about everything! She loves cooking, reading, painting, listening to music and she is fascinated by nature. Lola is most passionate about music. She sings and has been a part of choirs since she was 6 years old. She likes all musical instruments and musical styles. She is currently in her 8th year of playing the piano. Her dream is to become an orchestra conductor. She loves to be on stage, not only singing and playing piano, but also performing in plays and musicals. She has tried most sports, but she feels nowadays she doesn’t have enough time for them. She goes for runs, and occasionally participates in local races. Besides being a conductor, Lola has dreamed about being an astronaut as well, and working for NASA. Lola adapts easily to new situations and is excited for this opportunity!

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Sabrina (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German
Siblings: One younger brother
Mother:
Father: Metal worker and Rugby coach
Religion: Catholic
IM013HH Y

Interests

Figure skating, traveling, languages, movies, music

Letter to my Host Family

Are you curious about what goes into an authentic Argentinian traditional grill? Yes? Then you want to host Sabry – an Italian girl whose mother is Brazilian and whose father is Argentinian. She said she loves Sundays, when her father barbecues. Sabry loves hanging with her family, loves learning languages, loves music, and loves Halloween! She is an accomplished figure skater, who has won a number of competitions. She enjoys being around children and enjoys singing. She says she is a “total Swiftie”, although she enjoys listening to other singers as well. She sounds like she will bring a lot of fun and warmth to any family she joins!

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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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Julia (16)

female, SPAIN

Languages: English, German, Spanish
Siblings: One younger brother
Mother: Acting official Catalan Government
Father: Tank truck driver
Religion: Not Involved
SP003HH Y

Interests

Volleyball, music, traveling, cooking, baking, reading, drawing

Letter to my Host Family

This Spanish Scholarship recipient is ready for her new adventure in the United States with you! She is very family oriented, and says she treasures her time with her family. She loves to cook, and one of her favorite things to do is to make a cake for a family member’s birthday. She likes volleyball and music. Her favorite singer is Taylor Swift! As much as she loves her hometown, she is keenly interested in visiting new places and learning different cultures.

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