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.

Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Filippo (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English
Siblings: Brother in middle school
Mother: Event Manager
Father: Businessman
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Interests

Soccer club, music, reading books, going out with friends-TS

Letter to my Host Family

Filippo, is 17 years old from a town in northern Italy. He love sports! He played on a soccer team for 12 years. He also enjoys tennis, swimming and going on his bike with his friends. He likes good food and loves Italian food but is excited to try different cuisines. I enjoy to fix meals and to do culinary experiments. Filippo likes math, chemistry, English and technology. He loves people and enjoys making new friends. He likes travel learn about new cultures. He describes himself as outgoing. Other interests; watching movies or listening to music, different kinds of music but my favorite one is Italian rap music.

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Elise (15)

female, BELGIUM

Languages: Dutch, English
Siblings: Sister in middle school and brother in elementary school
Mother: Employee
Father: Employee
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Interests

painting/drawing, movies, reading, visiting museums and galleries, hiking/trekking, sightseeing, youth club, social dancing, music

Letter to my Host Family

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Tommaso (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French
Siblings: Brother in middle school
Mother: Tour Guide
Father: Enterpreuner
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Interests

Hanging out with my friends, motorbikes, gaming, music, kitesurf , I played drum for ten years

Letter to my Host Family

I am from a very typical Italian family! I have relatives from the North and the South of Italy due to my grandparent’s heritage. I have two dogs, a Golden Retriever and Border Collie Mix. My interests include watersports, video games and motorbikes. I am addicted to music! I Love listening to Italian and sometimes American rap which is my favorite. I like Salmo, Nitro and artists like Travis Scott, Drake and Kanye West. I played the drums for 10 years but because of Covid I had to stop, it is a great passion of mine. When I was 12 years old, I asked my dad for a PC, he said why don’t I build my own, so we did! It took 6 months, but I learned a lot on assembling and building. I am also passionate about Motorsports, like Formula 1. My friends say I am a very friendly person who likes to help others, I am always in a good mood, it is very difficult to get me angry. I hope to be your host student and I look forward to meeting you!

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Alessia (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French
Siblings: None
Mother: Administrative Employee
Father:
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Interests

Dancing, horse riding, swimming, shopping, cooking

Letter to my Host Family

Alessia recently moved into an apartment in town with her mom and kitten. Before that, she lived in a large farmhouse with her Grandparents, Mom, Aunt and 2 German Shepherds! Her Grandfather is a farmer and her Mom and Aunt work for the family business. Alessia describes herself as generous, curious and as someone who likes to try new things. "I am a very sunny person." Alessia loves seeing new places and studying languages. She chose United States as her exchange year because of its beautiful landscape and prestigious high schools. But also, Alessia is determined to improve her English. Alessia has tried activities such as swimming and horseback riding, but dance is something she has done for 7 years, and even though she stopped dancing to try new things, she would like to begin again soon. Alessia spends winter break skiing, but prefers the seaside because she finds the sea to be calming. Alessia helps around the house with chores and, of course, is looking forward to cooking some Italian dishes and sharing memorable moments together with her American host family!

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Anthea (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish, German
Siblings: None
Mother: Teacher
Father: Policeman
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Interests

Ballet and modern dance school, listening to music, sightseeing, playing with kids, reading, jogging, watching TV-CR

Letter to my Host Family

For more information check out her host family letter!

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Sebastiano (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English
Siblings: None
Mother: Employed
Father: Worker
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Interests

Basketball club, soccer, listing to music, sneakers, streetwear- DG

Letter to my Host Family

I am Sebastiano and I love pets! I have a dog named Oliver and I used to have a cat. I play basketball and have training four times a week. I am 5’10” tall so I play point guard and have been the team captain for three years. I really enjoy watching basketball matches on TV, my favorite team is the LA Lakers, and my favorite player is Lebron James. I like playing soccer as well with my friends after school. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, playing play station and watching basketball and soccer matches. I am a very sociable person, I eat just about anything except less favorites like fish and cooked vegetables. I help out around the house by vacuuming, making the beds, preparing the table and taking the dogs walking. I go to an Evangelic church every Sunday with my family, but here our churches are small, not as big as American churches. Thank you so much in advance if you decide to host me and allow me this experience!

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Tommaso (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French, Latin
Siblings: Two sisters in middle school and one sister in high school
Mother: Employee
Father: Manager
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Interests

Physics and Math, ICT, karate, music, piano

Letter to my Host Family

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Chiara (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French
Siblings: None
Mother: Employee
Father: Technician
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Interests

I like photography, videogames, music, I love animals, interior design, acting-TS

Letter to my Host Family

Hello My American host family, I’m Chiara, I live in a small town in the country side with my parents, my dog, Kicca and my cats Mia and Tino. One of my biggest passions is electronics and video games, and my father was the one who introduce me to electronics at a really young age. When I was 4 or 5 years old I used to spend every day at my dad’s electronics store that he owned. I’m definitely a big animal lover too: I’ve had all sorts of pets as a kid, from fishes to birds and even chickens! Another hobby of mine is listening to music: the genres that I listen to the most are retro style music, indie rock and alternative. I attend an art school with a specialization in interior design. Outside of school, I have worked at my local grocery store. It has been a good experience and I have met new friends. I can’t thank you enough for hosting me and I’m really looking forward to teaching you how to cook traditional Italian food and talk about our cultural differences!

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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.