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.
Yu Cheng (18)
Model United Nations club, watching baseball games, table tennis, volleyball, badminton, biking, Math, flute - CMLetter to my Host Family
Chad describes himself as independent, mature, optimistic and helpful. His favorite subject is math and he has participated in many math competitions. His favorite activities are table tennis, volleyball, badminton, cycling, board games and wathcing baseball. He hopes to watch MLB games with you and share his Taiwanese cultural foods. Chad enjoys staying active as it helps clear his mind. He ejoys hiking, swimming, traveling and listening to music. For several years he has played the eukelele and recorder and would love to teach his host family what he knows musically, academically, especially math, and culturally. Full immersion in American culture and the English language will be a welcomed challenge for him and if you like, he would love to teach you Chinese as well. Having a younger sister, he is used to helping her with academics so he would enjoy having younger host siblings to help teach, as well. Being an exchange student would be a dream come true for Chad and he hopes you will give him a chance to be a part of your family.
Soccer, biking, baking, reading, photography, playing cards, board games - CMLetter to my Host Family
Regis is a 16-year-old girl from a very large, close-knit family in Mexico. She describes herself as shy at first but she will warm up. Regis plays soccer with her school and friends and trains very hard. Coming to America to study, make memories with her host family and improve her English are very important to her. She dreams of attending an American Soccer Game to see Messi before he retires! She would also love to go to some pop music concerts, as well. Regis loves dogs and she looks forward to sharing her beautiful culture and language with you.
|Languages:||French, English, Spanish, Latin|
|Siblings:||Two older sisters. Two younger brothers.|
|Mother:||Real Estate Agent|
Horse riding, rugby, cooking, swimming, tennis, bike riding, water sports, skiing, and animals.Letter to my Host Family
Mathilde is 16 years old and comes to us from France! She is very close to her family and her grandmother. Her parents are divorced, and she divides her time between the two homes. During her free time, Mathilde likes to try new recipes, go shopping, go to the beach or the swimming pool, and go horseback riding. She has a large group of friends that she will miss, but is very social, and excited about meeting new friends. Mathilde likes sports and has a pony named Ultra. She had been riding since she was 4 years old. She is passionate about animals. Besides her pony, she has 2 cats, 3 hens, and a dog. She volunteers at an animal shelter twice a month and would like to continue something like that when she is in the US. She is also passionate about nature and was elected Eco delegate to implement her school’s ecological projects. She would like to find something similar while in the US. One last thing about Mathilde. She is a vegetarian, but her parents have implemented a rule at home that she plans to continue in the US, and that is that she doesn’t put any additional workload on the person cooking. In fact, she likes to help with cooking and doesn’t want her dietary restrictions to interfere with her host family.
|Languages:||Italian, English, German|
Water-polo team, swimming, gym, movies, soccer - TSLetter to my Host Family
“I'm Lorenzo and I’m from Italy, I'm a curious person and very motivated by this new experience that I will have with you.” Lorenzo spends a lot of time with his family. He has a younger brother. Both share a passion for water polo. He has done competitive swimming for 12 years. He is certified to be a lifeguard. Interests include; Water polo, swimming, going to the gym, soccer, playing videogames, going out with friends. When he finishes high school, he would like go to a computer engineering or biomedical engineering university. “I will probably miss my family and friends during my Year Abroad, but I am still very optimistic, convinced and sure of this choice and I believe that over time, as I will settle in, I won't miss all this but I will create a new everyday life there in the USA with you.” To learn more about Lorenzo, click on his host family letter.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Siblings:||Younger sister and older brother|
Learning language, bowling, board games - KVLetter to my Host Family
Meet 15 year old Silvi from central Spain! Silvi lives with her parents, older brother, and younger sister. She has wanted to go on exchange year since 7th grade! This hardworking girl attends a bilingual school and can’t wait to celebrate Halloween and Christmas with her host family. Though she is a dog (and dolphin!) lover, she is scared of birds and needs to live in a home without them. Silvi describes herself as responsible, nice, and helpful. Some of her favorite activities are traveling, bowling, playing board games, and going to the theater. Read Silvi’s Dear Host Family letter to learn more!
|Languages:||German, English, Spanish|
Coding club, Soccer, rowing club, I make digital music - CRLetter to my Host Family
Meet Richard. He is 15 and from a big city in Germany. Richard enjoys rowing, soccer, and basketball. Nature is amazing and he loves to spend time on the lake swimming. Coding and digital music making is one of Richards hobbies. He participates in a computer coding group at the University of Berlin. Richard and his family love to take road trips together. He cannot wait to get to know your family and share his experiences with you. "My dream was always one day to drive with one of these famous yellow school buses to high school, watch a local sports match in the stadium and experiences the American way of life". Apply to host Richard today!
Photography club, running, reading, drama festival - MRLetter to my Host Family
For more information check out her host family letter!
|Siblings:||Brother in middle school|
Body building, basketball, hiking, soccer, moviesLetter to my Host Family
Anyone need a gym partner? Luca is the student for you! Luca's hobby is bodybuilding. He practices six times per week. His passion of bodybuilding comes from a desire to "better myself and become the best version of me..." In the future, Luca would like to be a nutritionist one day and coach online so he can realize his dream of traveling. Luca goes hiking in the mountains with his father in the summertime. They sleep in tents and go swimming in the lake. After several years, he can assemble a tent by himself! Luca's mother is from Poland so they visit her family also in the summertime. Luca loves to cook and can make several dishes that he cannot wait to share with you! He is used to cooking for the family during the week before his parents arrive home from work. On weekends, they have traditional big lunch with his grandparents too. Luca does not know where his love of English comes from, but it has always come easy for him. Since he was a kid, he felt attracted by the "American way of life" that he's seen in the movies and tv series. "I wish I'll feel a part of your family, and I thank you for this possibility."
Scouts club, tennis, walking, I love animals specially dogs, I like to pain, make necklaces - DGLetter to my Host Family
I live in the south of France with my family. I am an organized, hard working girl. I am always laughing but sometime I have to be serious. I am also very affectionate. I love spending time with my family and friends, especially with my sister. She is the best thing I have. Whenever I need anything or something happens to me, I go to her. I love her very much. I do not practice a specific sport but I have enjoyed trying many different sports. I do love to dance. I love to surf in the north of Spain. I love animals, especially dogs. I don’t have any but whenever I go to my friend’s house, I love spending time with their animals. I like to paint, make necklaces and love listening to music in both Spanish and English. In the future, I see myself as a teacher since I love children. If not that, maybe I will get my business degree. Going to the U.S. is my dream and I thank you so much for your hospitality and making me fulfill my dreams.
|Languages:||German, English, Spanish|
|Siblings:||Sister in Elementary school|
I have been playing piano for five years, cheerleading, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, reading, wakeboarding horse riding, dancing, snorkelingLetter to my Host Family
Josephine or Josi is a friendly and open girl with big ambition. She was inspired to experience student exchange by having an exchange student from Columbia in her class in Germany. Josi lives with her parents, sister, poodle and rabbits in a suburb. Some of Josi's hobbies and interests are piano, horse riding, walking/running with her dog, skiing, dancing and cheerleading. She is a part of a championship cheer team. Josi's favorite subjects in school are math, political education and art. She is excited at the opportunity to take a broad range of classes in a US and be able to experience the great school spirit that American schools have. Josi feels there are so many opportunities in the USA and can't wait to be able to live there and be a part of an American family. "I would be really happy to become a part of your family because we could experience so many beautiful things together".
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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.