Meet Our Students
|Languages:||Kyrgyz, Russian, English, French|
|Siblings:||Two older sisters|
Boxing, basketball, volunteering, politics, teenager free enterprise project - ASLetter to my Host Family
Kairat is the youngest of three children in his family and the only one living at home with his parents who are both linguists teaching Russian at the local university. During the week, they live in an apartment in the city and most weekends they go to their country house in the mountains. In his free time, Kairat likes to play basketball and train for boxing. He has also participated in Model United Nations Conference and the Free Enterprise Project. Kairat is interested in being a diplomat and an entrepreneur, so he is working hard to increase his public speaking skills. He may even try to do theater in America! He is looking forward to being a part of an American family, doing service projects in his new community, and making great friends.
Javier Luis (16)
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
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:||Italian, English, German|
Soccer club, youth club, skiing, sailing, rowing, magic, volleyball - NDLetter to my Host Family
My name is Matteo, I'm 16 years old and I live with my parents and sister in a small city in northern Italy. I'm calm and curious and excited to learn new things. I love to do magic and I have been studying it for a year. I love that it makes people laugh and enjoy themselves. I love math which is why I go to a scientific high school. I have had good grades so far and hope to continue. I'm very active and like to keep busy. I enjoy playing soccer, volleyball and rowing. In the summer I sail with my dad and my friends. We race against each other. I love visiting new places, I'm amazed by America and I want to have my own experience. I can't wait to be your host-son.
|Languages:||Latvian, English, Russian, German|
|Siblings:||One older sister|
Table tennis, folk dancing, volunteering, hairdressing, making films, biking, running, reading, hikingqLetter to my Host Family
Hi! My name is Rasma and I live in a small country located in the heart of Europe, Latvia. One of my favorite things to do is reading, books have been my passion since childhood. I spend most of my free time reading or riding my bike and jogging, swimming and skating with my friends. In the summer I help out in the garden and collect berries, fruits, and vegetables. I love being outdoors and playing sports. My household chores include doing dishes, vacuuming, and keeping my room clean. My future plans are are to become an astrophysicist, I love space and everything connected to it. I want to work for NASA or something like it. I am excited for the opportunity to come to the US and make my dream come true.
Yen Yin (16)
|Languages:||Taiwanese, English, Spanish|
Singing, music, photography, video editing, reading, thinking, writing, strolling, biking, Biology clubLetter to my Host Family
Met Yen Yin, whose friends call her " Tippi". Tippi doesn't hesitate to tell that being an exchange student is a "precious" opportunity. Tippi loves photography. It makes her feel peaceful, powerful, and it's a great way to tell a story. She loves music and how it helps her to relieve pressure and feel happy. Writing is another of her gifts and she loves to read novels too. She is in a biology study club. She is happy to be part of a host family and thankful that there's a family like yours who wants to welcome someone from a different culture to join into their hearts and home. "I really thank you to let me be a part of your family. love and joy, Tippi"
|Languages:||French, English, German|
I enjoy scouts club, tennis, movies, biking, politics, science, economy, and history. I just started playing guitar and enjoy music and am making his own fixie bike.Letter to my Host Family
I'm Antoine, I'm 17 years old, and I live with my family in the north east of France. I'm very close with my little sister, she's very joyful and I take care of her as much as possible. I'm a bit shy at times, yet friendly and open-minded. I have a great relationship with my family and friends. We have a tabby cat and I like cats better than dogs because they are more independent. I currently study economy and political science and would like to continue when I get back to France and my English has improved from this exchange. I have been a "Scout of France" since I was six and most of my friends are also scouts. We enjoy making our own fixie bicycles. I also have played tennis since I was six years old. I've never been to the US and I'm looking forward to meeting you and sharing my life with your family.
|Languages:||French, English, Spanish|
|Siblings:||Younger brother and younger sister|
|Father:||Director at a bank|
Rhythmic Gymnastics, Tennis, skiing, riding horse, hiking, cannoning, rafting, reading, drawing, movies, love to travel - WOLetter to my Host Family
I am a 16 year old girl from France. I have a little sister and a younger brother. My sister and I are close and I love taking care of her. My parents are everything to me. I also have a little dog that I take for walks in the park near us. My favorite subjects in school are chemistry, biology, and history. I have many friends that I like to spend time with along with my cousin who is a great friend. I love to play tennis every week and rhythmic gymnastics which I have competed in for the last 5 years. I love to ride hoses and go skiing with my family. During the summer, we go to the mountains to raft, hike and canoe. I also love art and draw pencil sketches. And I look forward to my adventure in America.
|Languages:||German, English, Russian|
|Father:||CEO IT Compnay|
Volleyball club, Carnival club, biking, skiing, dancing, singing in a choir, playing the cello, I like animals - CSLetter to my Host Family
Meet Alexandra. Her English is above average. Her grades are mostly A's and B's. Her father is CEO of an IT firm. Her mother is an administrative mgr. Alexandra lives in the south of Saxony-Arhault with her six years older brother, who is very important to her. She wants to learn the US culture and holidays. In her free time she and friends watch movies, talk and go on trips. They do sports, go dancing during carnival. she like to swim, play volleyball, ski and cycle. She plays the cello and sings in a choir. She likes American music and likes Rihanna and 21 Pilots. She had 2 budgies, had a cat, but has a dream to have a dog one day. She says she's uncomplicated, kind and glad to help anytime. She attends gymnastics, her favorite classes are geography, art and music. She school has a vineyard where students help harvest. In her Family Photo Collage she has a basket on her back full of grapes and a large wagon full of bunches to be made into vine. Her family has a vineyard where the family and friends help. She hopes to attend University in architecture. Her favorite food is noodles with tomato sauce, pizza,candies; she can't wait to sample American sweets. She's been Austria and Italy, but never to the US.She will miss her family, but knows she can get strong and make new friend here with her family,classmates, and town where she'll live. "I very much look forward to getting to know you and I'm so thankful that you consider hosting me for this year. Faithfully, Alexandra"
|Languages:||Tajik, Russian, English|
|Siblings:||2 Younger Sisters, 2 Younger Brothers|
Volunteering, teaching English to kindergartners, volleyball, swimming, computer club, civil education course, photography - TWLetter to my Host Family
Hi my name is Mujiba but most of my friends call me M.J. I am so happy to get the opportunity to share my life with you! First of all, my favorite hobbies are riding bike and running. I am a part of an alumni group called English ACCESS Program. It is an embassy funded place for studying English. I am a part of a very nice family. When we are together we like to play board games and chess. Sometimes on the weekends we like to cook together. As the oldest child in my home I have more responsibilities than my siblings. I am responsible for keeping the house clean, helping with the dishes, cooking, and sometimes taking care of my younger siblings. I really enjoy volunteering. Right now I am volunteering with an ecological organization. I help plan and organize seminars. This helps me develop my leadership skills. In the past I have also volunteered to help kindergarten children learn English. Currently I go to a disabled children's home once a week and visit those in these homes. There we sing songs, tell stories, play games, and help the disabled children. Since I was a little child, I have dreamed to become a medical doctor because, in my home town, there are no surgeons here. I hope to be able to serve my community will save peoples lives.
|Languages:||Ukrainian, Russian, English|
Volleyball, karate, chess, volunteering, playing the guitar, computer programming, Physics and Math experiments - EMLetter to my Host Family
My name is Vololdymyr and I am 15 years old young man for Ukraine. I think it will be very interesting to live with you and for me to share with you about my country. I currently am studying physics and mathematics. I have a good sense of humor and enjoy being around cheerful and happy people. I like to play volleyball and soccer. I am eager to learn to play baseball and other American sports. Thanks so much for your interest in me. I am sure we will give each other great moments and an unforgettable year together!