Meet Our Students
|Languages:||French, English, Spanish|
|Siblings:||Younger brother and two younger sisters|
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Siblings:||Twin siblings in middle school|
Swimming club, reading, music, I love languages, I love children and animals, Star wars, drawing - EMLetter to my Host Family
Thank you so much for looking and reading about me! My name is Yaiza and I am 15-year-old girl from the center of Spain. I come from a large family and have lots of cousins, aunts, and uncles. We get together weekly spending time together and of course, eating. Here is a little bit about me. I really like music, in fact, all kinds of music, but I prefer rock style some of my favorite groups are the Beatles, Queen, Ramones, and the Clash. Some of my hobbies including swimming, riding horses, and I recently I have been learning to ski. My idea of a perfect day would be learning new things, meeting new people and listening to music. I know this next year will be an adventure of a lifetime and can't wait to spend it with a family like yours. So go ahead and pick me!
Maria Esther (15)
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
Judo club, tennis club, surf, padel and ice skating, I would like to study computer science or robotics. - ASLetter to my Host Family
Maria Esther has been doing judo for nine years. (She goes by her middle name, Esther.) She is from a town in the center of Spain and dreams of spending a great year in America. Esther is so happy to have the opportunity to spend a year studying English and seeing monuments in new places. She looks forward to learning the culture, lifestyle, and history of the country. Esther is responsible with housework and homework. Her plan for the future is to study computer science or robotics. Being determined and hardworking, Esther knows that she can choose either course of study and be successful. In her free time, she enjoys ice skating and can even do jumps and spins! She also enjoys "paddle" and surfing. Esther has an older brother and loves to spend time caring for young children. She is grateful to be welcomed into her new American family.
|Languages:||Kazakh, Russian, English|
|Siblings:||Sister in elementary school, older brother|
Volleyball club, badminton, running, movies - CKLetter to my Host Family
Gleb is an avid volleyball player. He enjoys playing on a team and all the attributes that comes along with it. He is the middle child of 3. He said he attends an ordinary high school and is looking forward to the many opportunities the American high school will offer him. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family and friends. Most of his friends he has known since a young age. They enjoy just hanging out or playing games when they are not at volleyball. He said, “my friends would describe me as kind, cheerful, a good communicator and clever.” He also like running in the morning during the warmer months. Gleb enjoys helping other. Knowing he can make someone’s day easier brings him great joy. He is looking forward to living in America and sharing his culture with you and your community.
|Siblings:||One older teenage brother and a younger teenage sister|
Reading books, Manga, fitness, soccer, wrestling - TWLetter to my Host Family
I live in it interesting city with many people. There is a small park nearby and my house is a bit small and the climate is calm and rarely snows. My father is the president of a timber shop. My mother is a businesswoman. I have one older brother and one younger sister. I take a train to my school which is far from my home. The school regulations are strict. My favorite subjects are English and Mathematics. I belong to the wrestling club at my school. The practice of wrestling is very hard. But I think I am good at wrestling. My favorite food is a meat dish. I am said to be interesting by my friends. I think that I am a quiet personality. I like reading books. I also like to do muscle training. I want to get along with you and to have sports outside on a holiday. I would like to be more intimate with sports. I also want to teach Japanese culture. I want you to know fun Japanese culture. I would like to make friends first because I want to have fun studying abroad. I look forward to studying abroad.
Guan Wei (15)
I love sports. I am a member of my school's badminton and swimming club. I like biking, traveling, and reading.Letter to my Host Family
I am a 15 year old boy from Taiwan. I live with my mother, father, and little sister. My family and I have a very close relationship and they are my backbones. My father and I enjoy cycling together and have completed a 13 day,1200k ride around my island. My other favorite sport is swimming. My father and I also participated in a three hour swim in Sun Moon Lake. As much as I like to do sports, I also like to cook. I think cooking is relaxing to me and I like to put smiles on the people for whom I am making the food. I love to travel and experience new things. I can't wait to come to America.
|Languages:||Georgian, English, German, Russian|
|Siblings:||Older sister, younger sister in primary school|
Collecting music CD's, drawing and making things from clay, photography, physics club, playing Ukulele, singing, volunteering at the Red Cross and an orphanage - CSLetter to my Host Family
Meet Nia from Georgia! She is 17 years old and one of our honorable FLEX Scholarship Students. She has one older and one younger sister. Nia enjoys playing the ukulele and singing, along with volunteering with the Red Cross at nearby orphanages in her country. She often looks after her little sister and helps mom with household chores. Nia is very excited about her year as an exchange student bringing two cultures together and learning of the American Culture and tradition, along with sharing her culture and tradition. She has studied the English language for ten years and German for three. She is most thankful to the host family that chooses to host her. She is very thankful you will open your family and heart up to her. She looks forward to being your daughter from Georgia.
|Languages:||French, English, Spanish|
Sports - football, basketball, tennis, badminton, self-defense club, climbing, traveling, I learned guitar in Cambodia, once month internship in mechanics - CSLetter to my Host Family
Robert our student from France is 16 years old. He has a little brother who is a year old. Robert loves sports – soccer, basketball, tennis, badminton and self-defense. Most of his family is from Cambodia who he gets to visit occasionally. He is currently in the 10th grade and travels about 40 minutes each way to school. He would like to pursue joining the military after he graduates high school. Robert enjoy spending time with his friends going to the movies, shopping and sports. Robert looks forward to his year as exchange student and to learn about America culture. He is most thankful to his host family and looks forward to meeting them.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
Dancing, tennis, running, horse-riding, music, traveling - TWLetter to my Host Family
My name is Rocío and I am sixteen-years-old. I live northeast of Spain. I live with my parents and older sister. My relationship with them is pretty good. My parents have brought me up based on respect and effort. I have a very close relationship with my sister. As a family we spend a lot of time travelling, discovering new places and watching TV series together. My friends and I spend time together doing outdoor activities, going for a walk, going shopping, doing sport, cooking… I am an adventurous and sportive girl. In my free time, I like reading books, spending time with my cousins, playing my guitar and doing sport too. I participate in a dance academy, I play tennis and I like horse riding. The person who I admire the most, is my sister, she is an incredible person who has values that I really appreciate all she has taught me. Thank you for opening your home, welcome me like I am part of the family. See you soon, Rocío
Alicia Minzi (15)
Gymnastics, contemporary dancing, singing, drawing, painting, crafts, guitar, ukulele, movies, walking her two dogs - SNLetter to my Host Family
I live in a little town on the east coast of Spain. I live with my mom and dad and 2 dogs. I do contemporary dance and ballet I also play the guitar. In my future I want to study chemistry and genetics. I am pretty active and I enjoy time with my family and friends. I want to come to America to learn and better my English. But I want to learn about the culture also. I would love to share my culture with you also.
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Learn More about Hosting an ASSE International Exchange Student
Every year thousands of students from all over the world benefit from the kindness and hospitality of ASSE host families. Our host families live in every corner of the United States and provide a unique and rewarding opportunity for students from culturally diverse backgrounds to learn more about how Americans live and what we value.
Maybe you know a family that has hosted an international student in the past or are curious about becoming a host family yourself. Hosting an ASSE International student is a big decision that comes with countless rewards and benefits that will last you a lifetime.
The Benefits Add up for a Family Hosting ASSE International Students
When you choose to be a host family, you:
- Have the pleasure of meeting a curious and impressionable mind eager for learning and adventure
- Get to share what is unique and important about your culture, language, town and country
- Open your mind to different cultures and gain an appreciation for our differences
- Learn about your new son or daughter’s life, language, experiences and ambitions
- Teach your children the importance of being open to learning about others
- Create lifelong ties and relationships with wonderful students from all over the world
At ASSE, we are extremely thankful for all of our host families who volunteer to open their home to an ASSE International student. The experience benefits the students and host families alike and often changes the way you look at the world. You may live in a small town in rural America, proud of the beauty and quality of life your area offers or live in anurban area where you desire to share the sounds, sights and smells of your city.
Our host families come from all walks of life and all regions of our country. This diversity is why so many students from all over the world choose our ASSE International hosting program. It is a dream for many to visit the United States and unlock the mysteries and pleasures of our great country. You can make that dream a reality for an ASSE International student by joining our program and becoming a host family today.
Open Your Home and Your Heart to a Student
Many of our host families are like you. They started out curious about what kind of experience they could offer an international student and what the experience would bring to their family. In many cases, after a first hosting experience, they realize the great rewards it brings their family and choose to host again and again. We invite you to learn more about some of the students in our program who are currently awaiting a host family. You can select from a random list of students or refine your search according to specific criteria, such as gender, country of origin or specific interests, and find the perfect match for your family. Come and discover just how rich and rewarding hosting an exchange student from a foreign country can be. It will change their life and your family’s as well.