Meet Our Students
|Languages:||English, German, Spanish|
|Siblings:||One older sister, one older brother|
Golf club, workouts, jogging, gymnastics, skiing, hiking with her family, beauty, watching movies, watching soccer games, learning new sports in America - SNLetter to my Host Family
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|Languages:||English, German, Spanish|
|Languages:||German, English, Latin, Spanish|
|Languages:||German, English, French, Spanish|
Swimming club, Tennis club, singing in school choir, student council, volunteering at her church, coaching younger children swimming, reading - TWLetter to my Host Family
My family and I live in the south west part of Germany. My family loves traveling, cooking and outdoor activities such as gardening, hiking and camping. We lived in Singapore for three years and despite the “culture shock” the experience was great. We are active with our church and community. I like to help others, especially younger children. I volunteer at my church, planning various activities for the children. My tasks are to independently prepare games, bible studies and plays and to lead them. I have many interests like swimming, singing, sports, music and do social work in my school and church, I get to meet lots of different people. I fit in quickly and make friends easily. I have always been involved with sports, I’ve played basketball, swimming, surfing and playing tennis. Sports have taught me to be fair and work hard to achieve. I volunteer as a junior coach for children between the ages five and ten in the swim club and I enjoy reading. I think it is important to spend time with friends and family because they make life so much more interesting and fun. I am a happy person and enjoy the challenges that every day has to offer me. I have been elected as an representative for our middle school and this year as head girl of my school. I make effort to develop things that make us as a community, more as one, such as sports day, movie nights and carnivals. I have also been a class representive five times throughout my school years. I tutor for new fifth graders and help them get a good start and feel comfortable in our school. I am part of the school choir and practice one a week and to camp for a week every year I look forward to fitting in to my new community and school and getting to make new friends and joining different extracurricular activities such as sports and the school choir. I want to express my gratitude of your kindness and hospitality in hosting me. Best wishes, Karla
Guan Wei (15)
female, SOUTH KOREA
|Mother:||Accounting office manager|
Broadcasting club and Youth Association volunteer at school, photography, sports, playing violin, danso and ocarina - TWLetter to my Host Family
I am Jueon, and in my third year of middle school in South Korea. I am the only child in my family. My father is a very pleasant person and is a business person, he makes my mother and I very happy. My mother, is an accounting manager. My parents positive thinking and active actions, to be polite and raised me to be a good person. My parents are a great influence and I am more positive and confident because of them. I am cheerful, positive and sociable. I have been involved in many school activities which include broadcasting club, volunteering in Youth Association, a member of the student council, Dokdorang Jungirang (activities to promote Dokdo as Korean territory) and Youth Expo Fair.I was in charge of an anchor and photo journalist in middle school. My favorite subjects in school are math and science and enjoy taking photographs on nature. I play the violin, danso (Korean flute) and the ocarina, which is an ancient wind musical instrument - a type of vessel flute.
|Languages:||English, Danish, German|
|Siblings:||One younger sister|
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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.