Meet Our Students

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Spain

Raul (15)

male, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English
Siblings: Younger brother
Mother: Store Manager
Father: Human Resources
ES021EE Y

Interests

Soccer club, swimming, tennis, paddle, skiing, movies - SH

Letter to my Host Family

Raul is from the south of Spain, where he lives with his parents and little brother. Raul enjoys participating in sports, especially soccer. In the winter time he enjoys skiing with his family and friends, he also plays basketball, paddle tennis and swimming at this school. Rauls other interests are movies, mostly horror and action packed movies. He also likes to be adventourous and experience water parks and amusement parks! Raul describes himself as a "happy boy, adventurous and enjoyable child." He is ecstatic thinking about having an American family of his own that he can share his culture with, teach you Spanish and share a bond to last a lifetime.

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Germany

Ilija (16)

male, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, Russian
Siblings: younger siblings
Mother: Interpreter - Sign Language
Father: Employee in Metal Industry
GE018EE Y

Interests

Volleyball, martial art, cooking, judo, calisthenics, basketball, running, swimming, traveling, sign language. - JH

Letter to my Host Family

Ilija is a bright young man from Germany who says he is committed to embracing this experience as growth and cultural exchange. He is eager to learn from and contribute to his host family while sharing his German culture. Ilija has 4 siblings and cherishes the bonds he has with all of his family members. The activities that Ilija is passionate about are volleyball, cooking and martial arts. He also likes running, basketball, swimming and calisthenics. Ilija is fluent in sign language and participates as an interpreter just like his mom. Ilija says, "While I may arrive as a “stranger”, my hope is to depart as a cherished member of your family, leaving behind lasting memories and meaningful connections. I am grateful for the opportunity to embark on this adventure, and I look forward to the experiences that await us."

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Estonia

Morten (16)

male, ESTONIA

Languages: Estonian, Russian, English
Siblings: Older brother
Mother: Financial Analyst
Father: Deceased
ET001EE Y

Interests

Basketball, gym, hanging out with my friends - KV

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Morten from Estonia. This responsible young man has a part time job in a metal facility. In his free time, you’ll find him in the gym, playing basketball, hanging out with friends, or spending time with his dogs, Coco and Happy. Morten is interested in the world of finance due to his mother’s job as a finance analyst. Morten is excited to start his exchange year, meet new people, and experience a different culture. Apply to host Morten today!

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Adele (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Older brother and younger sister
Mother: Director of Music School
Father: Realtor
FR031EE Y

Interests

Reading, modeling, weight lifting, love animals - JV

Letter to my Host Family

Adele is an active 16- year old who is always smiling. She loves to dance and spend time with family and friends. She splits her time between her mother’s home in the city and her father’s home in the countryside. Adele loves animals, especially cats and horses. Her family tells her that she has grandmother’s soul in that part of her loves a quiet day in pajamas and reading books, while the other part of her loves hip-hop dancing and attending music festivals. Adele can’t wait to come and join her family in America.

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Leonie (15)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, German, English
Siblings: Three younger brothers
Mother: Talent Acquisition Partner
Father: Project Manager
FR042EE Y

Interests

Dance club, I have been dancing for four years, movies, hangout with my friends - SN

Letter to my Host Family

Leonie is a fun-loving 16-year-old girl from France who comes from a family full of love and activity. She is an excellent student who appreciates feedback from her teachers in order to learn and grow. She speaks French, German, and English quite well. Leonie is excited to engage in sports in the US, as she loves a team mindset. She works very hard during the week, so she is able to relax and enjoy life with friends and family on the weekends, often trying new things. Leonie has been dreaming about coming to the US as long as she can remember, and she hopes to use the skills she has developed as a dancer to try American Cheerleading. Leonie prides herself as a responsible young woman who not only has traveled alone, but has done so with her three younger brothers. Say YES to Leonie, and a world of excitement and adventure is sure to open up for your family.

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Marius (15)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: two older sisters and younger brother
Mother: Psychologist
Father: Workshop chief
FR041EE Y

Interests

Rugby, mountain bike, swimming, surf, cooking, reading, writing, movies - KV

Letter to my Host Family

Marius is ready to join you on the great and beautiful adventure! He’s going on exchange to perfect his English because he hopes to obtain an international baccalaureate when he turns 18. Marius describes himself as friendly and sociable. He makes new friends easily and is adaptable. His favorite thing to do is play rugby. “For me rugby is not a sport but a way of life.” He claims playing has taught him brotherhood. He’s excited to explore a similar feeling by playing American football, baseball, or hockey. He prefers team sports, but also enjoys hiking, skiing, and biking. Marius loves cooking and is happy to cook for you. Even though he comes from a place where “meals are sacred,” he’s easygoing about eating and ready to taste new foods. In his free time, Marius likes reading realistic stories or biographies. Sometimes he writes poetry. He also has two cats, one at each of his parents’ houses. Marius is grateful to have this opportunity and he can’t wait to be “home sweet home.”

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Germany

Henry (16)

male, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, French
Siblings: One older sister
Mother: Journalist
Father:
GE012HE Y

Interests

Handball, basketball, animals, skiing, ice hockey, swimming, cycling, snorkeling, go kart racing, bowling, and board games.

Letter to my Host Family

Henry, a 16-year-old from Germany, resides with his parents, older sister, and two cats. He has a fondness for all pets. During his leisure time, he engages in team handball and socializing with friends. His interests extend to basketball, snow skiing, ice hockey on the lake, swimming in lakes or the sea, snorkeling, cliff jumping, cycling, and video games. Henry enjoys beach visits, playing volleyball, and finds American Football intriguing. He also plays the piano, loves music, and fishing with his father. Family activities such as bowling, board games, and chess playing are amongst his favorites. Henry commutes to school by train. His favorite subjects are history and political education. Henry loves to travel and has visited France, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, and Greece. He enjoys trying different food. Henry is excited about the prospect of living in the USA, experiencing teenage life there, and enhancing his English skills.

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Portugal

Diogo (17)

male, PORTUGAL

Languages: Portuguese, French, English
Siblings: N/A
Mother: Real State Consultant
Father: Territory Manager
PO002EE Y

Interests

Gym, sports, surfing, snowboarding - SJ

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Diogo! He has a passion for all things sports. He especially enjoys motocross, surfing, and karting. Diogo also snowboards and skates. If you like a healthy round of competition while playing, he is your player! Diogo has a funny, easy-going personality. He says the he is "respectful, adaptable, and committed to contributing positively to your household by helping with chores, embracing family activities, and being a responsible and considerate member of the household." Diogo can't wait to meet his future host family and make memories together!

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Mariam Kesso (18)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, French, Spanish
Siblings: Older sister and two younger sisters
Mother: Nurse
Father: Supervisor
FR028EE Y

Interests

Baking, playing guitar, sewing, I used to play basketball - KC

Letter to my Host Family

“I respect all religions and traditions, which is part of my lifestyle because I love learning about the world every day.” Mariam is an openminded, independent, fun loving, practicing Muslim from France! She loves to make her friends laugh and spend time with her big family. She has 2 cats and a rabbit, and has a passion for lattes and the guitar! Mariam lives a healthy lifestyle; she does not eat pork and she enjoys going to the gym, doing art, and spending time alone. Although she loves spending time with people, she says: “I need my moments of intimacy to recharge my batteries.” Mariam is excited to come to the USA to find more freedom, become a more independent, mature person, and spread good vibes! If you have any trips planned, Mariam would love to join! “I dream of discovering as many states as possible in the USA!”

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Czech Republic

David (16)

male, CZECH REPUBLIC

Languages: Czech, English, German
Siblings: older brother
Mother: Nurse
Father: Construction technichian
CZ005EE Y

Interests

Volleyball, boxing, sports, gym, snowboarding, PC gaming - SH

Letter to my Host Family

David is a young man full of energy from the Czech Republic who enjoys volleyball, boxing, sports, snowboarding, and going to the gym. He takes his sports very seriously, especially volleyball and boxing. In addition to athletics, David is a responsible soul who works alongside his mother at the reception desk of her practice. David respects his parents, and together they have created significant bonds. He is excited to come to the US to explore his adventurous side. He hopes to snowboard and/or wakeboard during his time here. David is looking forward to being welcomed into your home!

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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.