Meet Our Students
Reading, music, rhythmic gymnastic, cooking, skiing, board games. - WOLetter to my Host Family
I am very excited for this experience to come on exchange to the U.S. I have never been there. I can hardly wait, and I am sure I will love everything. My family and I love to cook together. We cook new things, especially deserts like pie. We do it with a different fruit every time because my grandmother is really good and making the jam. We also cook chocolate cake with dark chocolate inside! In my free time, I love doing rhythmic gymnastics. I began when I was 7 years old, and I practice 3 times a week for 3 hours each time. I love to read books and my favorites are fantasy and romantic novels. I also love playing with my pets and they make me feel so good and have the power to relax me. I am very excited about the exchange experience and I am sure I will love everything.
|Languages:||Spanish, Valencian, French|
Volleyball, surfing, painting, drawing - CRLetter to my Host Family
Mar considers herself a very friendly, initially shy kinda girl who once she gets comfortable really opens up. She says she is always working hard to improve herself. She has twin sister whom she loves very much and spends a good amount of time with. Mar’s family takes two vacations every summer and they always have a blast visiting the island of Ibiza and going to see extended family. They have also traveled around Europe quite a bit. She likes to play volleyball, paint, draw, and go shopping. She has even won some painting contests. She considers herself a very good student and her favorite classes at school are gymnastics, art, and English. She is also concentrating on French and Business classes right now too. She says she has actually learned more English watching American movies. Mar is happy to help with housework and become a member of your family. She is excited to learn another way of living and culture.
|Siblings:||Two older sisters, brother in high school|
|Mother:||Innovation Policy Advisor|
Volleyball, skiing, swimming, social relationship, fashion, surfing, I used to sing and play piano.Letter to my Host Family
Meet Ana from Spain! She lives with her family in the north of Spain by the seas. She has two sisters and a twin brother. Her family is very close and eats three meals a day together. In the winter they go skiing in France and spend summers vacationing in different places. She likes to spend her free time with friends going to the theater, watching the sunset, or swimming in the summer. Her bobbies include volleyball, skiing, hiking, swimming, fashion, surfing, singing, and piano. Ana would like study in the USA for a year to learn the customs, culture, and different hobbies. She also wants to improve English and meet new people.
|Siblings:||Sister in middle school and two brothers in elementary school|
Basketball club, tennis club, music club, scout club, orchestra, hiking, and violin.Letter to my Host Family
I’m a very active person and I really like to be doing things anywhere. I play basketball with my team. I also play tennis. I really enjoy it. Violin is also another of my hobbies. I go to the professional music school twice a week. I have been playing it for almost 7 years now. Thanks to the violin I have met a lot of nice people and learned a lot about the musical culture. My favorite subject in the music school is the orchestra, in fact I am thinking of joining them next year. My second family is the Scouts. I started going camping in 2014. I enjoy the camps somuch that we try to go every time we have holidays, but specially we love the summer camp. I love my family as much as I like doing activities with them, such as going for a bike ride, hiking, trekking, that’s to say, outdoor activities. We also love staying home and play boardgames, painting or cooking. I am so grateful because thanks to you I’m going to be able to have the most amazing experience of my life and I’m so excited to join an American family and be a member of it during a year.
|Languages:||French, English, German|
|Siblings:||2 Older Sisters, 2 Younger Sisters|
Acting, cooking, trying new recipes, watching movies, reading - ASLetter to my Host Family
Julide is an avid reader, her goal is to read one book a week, and often achieves her goal. Although she does not currently have a pet, Julide would love to have a cat. Julide is a lover of the fine arts, acting is a hobby she enjoys as she feels it allows her to express herself and she feels getting to play a character is quite fun. Movie time is an activity Julide enjoys with her family, she feels that cinema brings people together. Nice, open-minded, and sociable are qualities that Julide feels she possesses. Julide can’t wait for this opportunity to help her grow as a person, learn more about American culture, and to experience new things. Julide is a vegetarian.
Pastry making and baking, cross training, dog lover but allergic to cats!Letter to my Host Family
Meet Candela from Spain! She lives in a small sixty in the south of Spain with her parents and her brother. She really loves animals and her family has a pet schnauzer. She likes to take him for walks on the beach. She is very active and likes to go to the gym nearly everyday. She enjoys taking cross training classes. Candela has several other hobbies including baking, traveling and watching movies and series. Her dream is to visit as many places around the world as possible. She has already visited France, England, Ireland, Portugal and Italy. She is excited to live in the US for a year and experience a new culture and meet new people.
|Languages:||German, English, French, Spanish|
I compete inline skating professionally, skiing, dancing, reading, baking, watching movies, outdoor activities,Letter to my Host Family
Meet Chanelle! She can be described as an open, funny, and caring person. Chanelle lives with her family which includes a bunny and a dog, in a small town in Germany. She is very busy daily with school and family life, but through all the bustle her family loves to eat breakfast and dinner together as often as possible. Physical activity is important to Chanelle and she exercises almost daily. When she cannot fit it in, she enjoys a walk with her mom and the dogs. She competes in inline alpine skating races with her dad and brother and really enjoys it. Chanelle loves the teamwork in her home; helping her mom clean and cook. Chanelle cannot wait to meet some awesome people during her year abroad. She is excited to come to the United States and contribute to your family. Apply to host Chanelle today!
|Languages:||Italian, English, German|
|Siblings:||1 Younger Sister|
Music, playing guitar and drums, producing electronics, being with friends, taking walks, going on motorcycle rides, breakdance, athletics, climbing - HHLetter to my Host Family
Meet Gioele! He lives with both parents, younger sister and dog Milly in a small village. Other people say he is empathetic and a nice guy. Music is his passion, he plays that guitar, drums and he like to produce electronic music. He enjoys cooking with his dad and promises to cook some Italian meal for you. Gioele has tried several different sports out but has not found his niche outside of snowboarding. He is on a gluten free diet, but he can manage it on his own. He is not sure what he wants to do in the future yet, but hopes his stay in the USA can help him choose a direction.
|Siblings:||younger brother and sister|
|Father:||Industrial Sheet Metal|
dancing, acting, make up, bowling, horse riding, off riding in 4x4 vehicles,Letter to my Host Family
My name is Lucia, and I am 16 years old. I love to go to the cinema, visit museums and even go bowling at the bowling alley. In the colder months of winter, I enjoy playing board games with my family and enjoying quiet time with them. I really enjoy riding horses because you create a special connection and bond with the horse. I have been riding horses since I was little. Some of my hobbies are buying sneakers, making routes with 4x4 cars, trying new foods cooking and dancing. We have a large aquarium with fish, snails and frogs named Juana and Machito. My grandmother taught me to always be a good person even if people speak badly of you or are unkind. I would like to share my culture with you, my new family whom I hope reads my letter and are excited to choose me.
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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.