Meet Our Students
|Mother:||Elementary School Teacher|
Skating, music, singing, playing the saxophone and ukulele, cookingLetter to my Host Family
" I want to belong to the brass band in America" Already a member of the brass band in her school, Ano plays the sax and has been playing since elementary school, continuing this on her exchange year would bring her joy. Along with the Sax & the Ukelele she plays the clarinet, trumpet, horn, and euphomium , which resembles a small tuba of tenor pitch, played mainly in military and brass bands. . Ano hopes to play her favorite Japanese song for you. A very dedicated student Ana does well at school and is helpful at home, she has her designated chores of doing the dishes daily and her own laundry each week. Sounds like a perfect student for your family to host. :-) She is eager to begin communications with her wonderful host family!
|Languages:||Spanish, Chinese, French, English|
|Siblings:||One younger sister|
practicing sports, dancing, hiking, volleyball, badminton, running, reading, watching movies, walkingLetter to my Host Family
Noa is the winner of the prestigious Spanish scholarship award. This very competitive scholarship and lends itself to the winners being wonderful students with awesome personalities. She is a funny girl with a extrovert personality, not overly so, but someone that you will enjoy having in your family and home. Dancing is a passion for Noa, she dances different styles like hip hop, contemporary, sevillanas. She also enjoys sports: volleyball, badminton, and running are her current favorites. Reading mystery and crime books, watching movies and going to the cinema are things Noa likes to do during her down time. She has a very close bond with her parents. She describes her mother as courageous and intelligent and her father as the most hardworking and caring person in the world. Being with family is important to Noa and she hopes to become a special part of your family too. A career related to chemistry or space would be the ideal profession for Noa when she is older and as she's been a straight A student for many years, this dream could easily become a reality in the future. She is very grateful to the family that will host her and hopes to bring as much to this year and she will receive, just by realizing her dream of being in the USA for the upcoming academic year.
|Languages:||Catalan, Spanish, English|
|Siblings:||Two younger brothers|
|Mother:||Culture Management Public Sector|
|Father:||Partner of IT Consulting Company|
Scout, athletics,paddle tennis, skiing, volunteering, swimming, surfingLetter to my Host Family
Like sports? Or even bonding over good music? You will LOVE Claudia, from coastal Spain! She enjoys outdoor activities and "any kind" of sport, but skiing is her favorite. Claudia is Catholic and from a large family. She admits that her youngest sibling bugs her sometimes, but it doesn't prevent her from being close and keeping up with both her brothers. She has many beloved relatives, and cherishes their dinners and field trips together. When she's not playing sports, Claudia likes to hang out at a friend's house, play the piano, or listen to modern music, and she is a scout! When you meet her, ask about the very special concert she went to last year! She also enjoys her math and art classes at school. Claudia would love to be a part of your close-knit family. She hopes her American family will teach her about their culture and help her fine-tune her English!
|Languages:||Spanish, English, Portuguese, French|
|Siblings:||One younger brother|
Reading, technology, painting, photography, watching movies, Youtube, drawingLetter to my Host Family
Claudia is a creative type! In addition to acing all her classes (seriously – A’s across the board!), she also publishes self-edited videos on her YouTube channel. She posts travel vlogs, product opinions, and tips. Her other hobbies include drawing, painting, and taking photos. She spends a lot of time with her family, including her little brother and her beloved dog, Milu. As an avid learner, Claudia has a wide array of interests. However, right now she is interested in studying medicine as a potential career, just like her older cousin and role model! Claudia is looking forward to challenging and discovering more about herself, and becoming a respectful member of your family!
|Languages:||Spanish, English, German|
|Siblings:||One younger sister|
Judo, gym, spending time with the friends, walking, listening to musicLetter to my Host Family
Sports crazy is how Alberto best describes himself! Alberto’s favorite sport is judo, not only does he participate, but he does competitions all throughout Spain. He also enjoys trying all different types of sports! Alberto says that his parents are the most influential people in his life and love that they are so supportive of him. Alberto believes he can bring his host family an experience they have never had before, but that they will remember forever. Alberto would like to thank you in advance for opening your heart and your home to him and this opportunity! Are you the family to help teach Alberto about your American traditions and culture?
|Languages:||Lithuanian, English, Russian, Spanish|
|Siblings:||Two older sisters|
Volunteering, photography, table tennis, skateboarding, member of the school parliamentLetter to my Host Family
Any chance you’re a fan of photography? If so, then Naglis might be the student for you! As a recipient of the Future Leaders Exchange scholarship (FLEX) Naglis is eager to break stereotypes and bring people together by experiencing and sharing new cultures. He’s looking for a family who truly appreciates cultural exchange and – hopefully – who likes to explore a little bit. Naglis is a great helper to his mom and older sisters; they are his biggest fans and are thrilled for his upcoming adventure! He lost his father unexpectedly several years ago but luckily he and his family support each other fully. While in the U.S., Naglis hopes to try a new sport, like baseball or ice hockey, as he enjoys being active and learning new things.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Siblings:||One younger brother and one younger sister|
Basketball, soccer, listening to music, riding bike, table games, swimming, watching moviesLetter to my Host Family
Do you love Basketball? Then Ignacio will be the perfect fit for your family. He’s being playing basketball since he was 6 years old. He loves it so much that he wants to go pro! If that doesn’t work out then being an engineer, a politician, or a career in the military will be his next choices. In his free time he likes to hang out with his friends, go to see auto racing, watch movies, and eat pizza. Another fun thing that Ignacio likes to do is bike ride with his parents, go to church with his grandparents and then they all go to a restaurant to eat, family is important to Ignacio. He gets along great with his younger siblings too. Ignacio can’t arrive before September 19th as he does not turn 15 years old until September 18th so if you would love a student that is just a little younger than the average, then host Ignacio, he will undoubtedly be a great addition to any family!
|Languages:||Spanish, English, German|
|Siblings:||One older sister|
|Mother:||Environmental Wealth Technician|
Music, playing the violin, art, drawing, painting, cooking, photography, walking, rollerskating, singing, skating, volleyball, spending time with the friendsLetter to my Host Family
Irene is from Spain. She is the youngest of one older sister. Irene has tried some sports like volleyball and hocky but her real love and interests are in music, singing and instruments. She is in two choirs, Comunidad de Madrid Juvenile and CAMtoras. Irene has been playing the violin since she was 5 years old and plays in the conservatory but she also plays the piano and guitar. She describes herself as singing all the time whether she's happy, sad or inspired. Because of her love of singing she also composes her own and places these on Youtube. When she's not singing or playing an instrument she likes to draw, paint, hang out with friends, help around the house and going to the movies. In her spare time she also tutors in almost all academic subjects. She has studied the English language for 10 years and German for 4 years. Irene does have pet allergies.
|Languages:||Dutch, English, German, French|
Volleyball, beach volleyball, tennis, walking, playing board games, swimming, volunteeringLetter to my Host Family
Sunanda is a respectful and caring young woman who loves to stay active. You won't find her laying around! Volleyball (and beach volleyball) is her passion and trains hard weekly, constantly improving and giving it her all. She is part of a bilingual program at her school, where she is taught in English instead of her native language. She really enjoys her physical education class the most! Sunanda also likes to be around younger children. She helps coach them in volleyball and has been a mentor as well. She looks forward to learning more about the American culture and herself!
|Siblings:||One older sister|
Photography, listening to music, cooking, reading, watching tv, cyclingLetter to my Host Family
Yada, who goes by the nickname Mild, is a very happy young lady, with a smile always on her face. She says she smiles all the time because it gives her the power to get through anything life throws at her. She loves photography and music. She recently started to learn about film cameras, but does most of her work with mirrorless and compact cameras. She likes to take photos and edit them for her instagram account. Music is her other passion. Mild enjoys all types of music, but really loves k-pop, along with her sister! She also really enjoys the group Cold Play and listens to their music when she needs some encouraging. When she's not busy with school and homework, she also enjoys spending time with her family and helping out in the kitchen. Mild really enjoys cooking and eating steak, spaghetti, pizza and Korean food! She is very exited for the opoortunity and would love to be part of your family!