Meet Our Students
Jan Louis (16)
|Languages:||German, English, Spanish, Latin|
|Mother:||Elderly care nurse|
Soccer club goalie, gym, volleyball, table tennis, volunteering youth firefighters, skiing - ASLetter to my Host Family
What can you learn from playing on a team? Jan has learned about respect, discipline, and never giving up through sports and he has applied it to all areas of his life, especially his academics. He loves all sports and would love to play on a team while he is in America. His friends describe him as helpful, outgoing, and focused. He says that he has learned to be respectful and polite from his grandmother. Both of his grandparents taught him to behave properly and he values the time he gets to spend with his family. Jan is looking forward to his year in America, learning more about English language, and meeting new family and friends.
|Languages:||Portuguese, English, French|
|Siblings:||Younger brother and younger sister|
Gymnastics (trampolining), movies, video games - NDLetter to my Host Family
Hello, my name is Martim. I will be 17 years old by the time I come to America. I am funny, open minded, independent and friendly. I come from a very close and fun family. I have 2 younger siblings. Sundays my whole family meet to have lunch at my grandmother's home. I also love dogs. We have 2, a golden retriever and a Mutt. We enjoy traveling. I have been a tourist in many countries We go skiing in the winter with friends and spend our summers going to the beach. My studies are average I know I will have to work hard to reach my goal of a computer engineer I am on a competitive gymnastic team. My sport is the Trampoline. I train 3 days a week. I cannot wait to become part of your family and live the "American Dream" as part of your family.
|Languages:||French, English, Spanish|
|Siblings:||Older sister and older brother|
Music club, self defense club, guitar, flute, cooking, art, sport, skiing, hiking, shopping, traveling, it is a passion of mine to take care of the planet. - NDLetter to my Host Family
Why does Noemie have a short haircut right now? Because, she cut her long hair to donate it to an organization that makes wigs for children with cancer, and is very proud she could make a difference with the donation. She is the youngest of 3 children. She's allergic to both dogs and cats, so if you have a pet free home, Noemie is the student for you. She goes to a technical high school where they get to practice what they learn, which Noemie likes. Her favorite subjects are English, Philosophy, cooking and Spanish. She stays pretty busy with school and sports. She really enjoys playing the flute and she has been playing since she was 7 years old. She's looking forward to bringing it to the US and be part of a band. She has also played the guitar for 2 years. She's curious to experience a different culture and introduce you some of her culture as well.
|Languages:||Spanish, French, German, English|
Playing tennis and basketball with friends, watching soccer, music, walking, hiking, theme parks, managing a theme park blog and youtube channel - TWLetter to my Host Family
My name is Javier and I'm 15 years old. I live with my mom but I see my dad often. Despite being an only child, I love being around kids my age and even enjoy being with little kids. Since I have family all over Spain, I get to travel and see quite a bit of my country. I love traveling and in the future I'd like to work in tourism and hospitality sector. I know learning your languages can help me reach my goals. I study at the French bilingual section of my school. I also enjoy playing tennis, basketball and soccer. I try to see the positive in everything and that makes me happy. I'm excited to have this opportunity to be able to learn more about the American culture and of course get to meet you. I hope to see you soon.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
watching soccer, swimming, video games, movies and listening to music - CKLetter to my Host Family
Meet Raul from Spain, Raul is an explorer and loves to try new things. Raul is interested in learning about culture, though he does not yet know what aspect to focus on. Raul has an older brother who does not live at home but visits frequently, Raul enjoys these visits as they allow for activities outside the norm. A world filled with music is a happy place for Raul, he is not fixed on genre but instead keeps an eye on the most recent. Currently his focus is on Rock!. Raul is looking forward to the opportunity to see the USA for himself, While here he believes he will learn more English and will go back to Spain feeling good about himself. Raul is a straight A’s student, who takes pride in his academics has a zest for life, a love for music and a desire to learn about the world around him.
|Languages:||French, English, Spanish|
|Siblings:||Older brother and younger brother|
Climbing club, windsurfing, rugby, soccer, playing drum, cooking especially baking, hang out with my friends - CSLetter to my Host Family
Thibaud will be 15 on his arrival in the US. He has an elder brother in med school, a younger brother in the same school as Thibaud, his father is a charted surveyor and his mom an architect. He's in a sports club and loves to climb, wind surf, and play soccer. He's played drums since for 8 years. He cooks at home and has done an internship at a bakery-maybe he'll bake your family some deserts. He'd like to be a professional chef or resort-hotel manager. This summer he'll go to Spain for a short exchange and then that student will return with him to France to complete the exchange. "I help set our table, help cook, cut the grass and pick up leaves." Favorite classes are history and sport. He plays soccer in a club and hopes to play in the US and wants to play drums in his new High school band. He loves his 3-10 year old cousins and baby sits them; he is not averse to having younger children in his family or a sibling in high school with him.
|Languages:||French, German, English, Italian|
Art, I love listening to music, singing, I write my own songs, I draw a lot, I am passionate about fashion, sewing, I love playing basketball, volleyball, and running. guitar, ukulele, piano - CSLetter to my Host Family
Lili is a 15 year old girl from France. She has a younger sister and an older sister who is currently attending studying art in a nearby town. Lili is best described as ambitious, easy going, determined, artistic, a huge fan of tea and quite a confident young girl. Lili currently attends a private school, however is looking forward to attending a typical American High School in a public school. She loves art, drawing, fashion and sewing. Music is very important to Lili and loves David Bowie music. Lili has big dreams and she is not sure where her journey in life will take her as she can see herself one day possibly working in Fashion, Music, Cinema or even the Hospitality Industry. She looks forward to her dream right now and this is to be an International Exchange Student and living a school year in the USA. She looks forward to meeting her host family and her year ahead.
Javier Luis (16)
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
Floor hockey club, biking, tennis, padel, climbing, skiing, TV shows, music, movies, reading, computing- CSLetter to my Host Family
I'm Janier from Spain. My parents get along even though separated. My brother is in college and competes internationally in skating. Our entire family go with him to support him and to be tourists. We love sport and practice paddle tennis, tennis, cycling, or skating. I help my father in his orchard. I play on a hockey team; it's one of my passions. I'm captain of the team, and played for 5 years. Our family go to dinner, the cinema and play tennis. I like skiing, reading, listening to music, movies and Rubik's cube. I have been to Paris. Last year I went on a school trip to Dublin; it was fun. Last summer I traveled to London with mum and stayed in Cambridge. I hope to study Physics, Chemistry or engineering. I'm undecided as I love science and computing. Living 10 months in the US is a great opportunity for me to learn about another culture. I think I will mature to become a different and better person from this gift that you are providing to me. I can share with you Spanish language, culture and food. By the way, I eat almost anything. I will follow the rules you set for me, will be grateful if you are my host family, and feel sure that we will enjoy ourselves. Janier made all "A"s, has, excellent health, and had a very high English score. Seems as though he will meld well with his new host and second family.
|Languages:||Danish, English, French, German|
|Father:||Head of Project Controls|
Basketball, rugby, fitness, volunteering at an animal shelter walking dogs, volunteering with children internationally, traveling - SNLetter to my Host Family
Lucas is a 16 year old from a small town in Denmark, where he lives with his parents and sister. He is active with sports, school, volunteering and friends His favorite subjects in school are math and science, his is considering a career in engineering. Lucas enjoys volunteer work where he is able to help others. He is hoping to find a family that will allow him to experience and learn about American culture and lifestyle to help him broaden his perspectives. He is very social and hopes to make life long friends during his time in the United States
|Languages:||Kazakh, Russian, English, Chinese|
|Siblings:||One older sister and an older brother|
Aviation, fishing, volleyball, volunteering, drama, learning Chinese, reading books. I want to learn American baseball and American football - WOLetter to my Host Family
I'm very happy that you want to learn about me. People from my country are very hospitable. When I was young my father taught me Volleyball. I am also interested in Aviation and in the future I would like to be a pilot. I have been studying the Chinese language. I wanted to let you know that I can swim and fish. Every summer my father brings us to lakes. I know that the American people are hard workers and kind, so I want to improve myself by getting to know another society. I really want to share my culture and let people know about Kazakhstan . I can cook you a National Meal from my country. It will be very tasty! I'm excited to meet you.