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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Julia (17)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, German
Siblings: Two younger brothers, younger sister, older brother
Mother: Director Global CI Innovation
Father: Global CMI Director
Religion: Not Involved
FR024EE Y

Interests

Kick boxing club, would love to try figure skating, ice skating , skiing, cooking, baking, traveling - CK

Letter to my Host Family

Bonjour, I hope this finds you well. I have always dreamed of living in the U.S. I have visited a few times, but I know being a tourist is nothing like living with a host family and attending an American high school. I live with my mother in a small village not far from Italy and Switzerland. I Enjoy pastry making. I can not wait to make you my favorite chocolate cake. I love animals and have a big fat cat named Felix. I enjoy many things. I kick box once a week but do not compete. It was something my mother asked me not to do. Living close to the alps I enjoy skiing and snow surfing. My friends and I also enjoy shopping. At school I keep good grades and I am studying business. I know this experience will help with my future career in business. I do help around the home, also I work cleaning and painting sail boats and I baby sit to make extra money. I am looking forward to meeting you and all that the coming year has to offer.

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Spain

Eugenia Federica (16)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, French, Ukrainian
Siblings: Older brother and older sister
Mother: Housewife (Art Historian)
Father: Sculptor (Artist)
Religion: Not Involved
SP038EE Y

Interests

Swimming, snorkeling, art, practicing yoga, dancing, shopping, going to concerts, video games, reading, music, going to thrift shopping, volunteering

Letter to my Host Family

My name is Eugina and I was born into a family of Artist. my mom is a historian and my dad is an artist. Although my brother is studying sciences and my sisters did 2 years of law school. I did flamenco dancing and ballet when I was younger.. but now a days I swim (breaststroke). I like playing the ukele but I will start violin lessons again. I want to learn all about the US and improve my English. I also want to teach you about my country and show you some of my Spanish and Ukraine cooking.

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Anna (15)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, German, Spanish
Siblings: Sister in middle school
Mother: Air Traffic Controler
Father: Company Director
Religion: Not Involved
FR023EE Y

Interests

Athletic club, I love reading, windsurf, music, tennis, photography, guitar, piano, dancing - TW

Letter to my Host Family

Anna is 15 years old and enjoys spending time with her family; they play games , like cookng, traveling and skiing toether. With her friends she spend time at the beach, going for walks and practice tennis together. Anna is very fond of sports; she likes to dance, windsurf, and play tennis. She would like try extreme sports, such as rafting or diving. She plays the piano and guitar and likes photgraphy, read novels, comics and sometimes the newspaper to keep up on World events and issues. Her goal is to learn many different cultures, and says that this is the best way to understand what is happening in the world, to help solve world issues and to preserve or bring peace. In school, her favorite subjects are math, languages (German, Spanish and English), science and sports. She is looking forward to her exchange year to meet new people, learn the culture, new experiences, to become more independent and of course become fluent in English.

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Spain

Nuria (15)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, German
Siblings: Sister in middle school
Mother: Cleaner
Father: Driver
Religion: Not Involved
SP032EE Y

Interests

I go to acrobatic gymnastics twice a week, I go to German class and English class twice a week, I take guitar lessons - WO

Letter to my Host Family

I am a Spanish girl who lives in the northern costal area with my parents, my sister and our two cats and a dog. During the week, I don ́t have time for anything really, I practice Acrobatic gymnastics twice a week and I also go to English and German lessons twice a week each one. I really enjoy is Acrobatic gymnastics competitions because I go to different cities to compete and there I meet lots of different people and make new friends. Also I enjoy preparing the choreography with my team members and the moments before our performance when we are all united to do our best. Right now I am learning English and German because someday I would like to study and work abroad. I have always been a very good student. I'm always concerned about my grades and classes because it guarantees my future and this opportunity that I have been given will improve my English and help me enter a great university. I am very thankful to you and I am very grateful to you for choosing me to become apart of your family.

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Spain

Claudia (16)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, French
Siblings: Sister in high school
Mother: Business Owner
Father: Economist
Religion: Catholic
SP041EE Y

Interests

Running, tennis, playing paddle, skiing, reading books, painting, movies, traveling, visiting different cities, museums, and trying new foods

Letter to my Host Family

Claudia is from a small town and lives with her Mom and sister "who is special with Down's Syndrome...she gives us a unique, different and fun perspective". Their parents are divorced, but the parents continue to be involved with both girls. Claudia LOVES running; maybe she'll try cross country or track in her new US high school. She helps with chores at home and will do so in her host family too. Her English is spot on, and scored in the top 5% of the second language English speakers test. She can't wait to meet you, share her culture with you and sends her thanks for your hospitality in considering making her your new family member.

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Georgia

Nia (16)

female, GEORGIA

Languages: Georgian, English, German, Russian
Siblings: Older sister, younger sister in primary school
Mother: English Teacher
Father: Aircraft Engineer
Religion: Orthodox Christian
CI030EE Y

Interests

Collecting music CD's, drawing and making things from clay, photography, physics club, playing Ukulele, singing, volunteering at the Red Cross and an orphanage - CS

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Nia from Georgia! She is 17 years old and one of our honorable FLEX Scholarship Students. She has one older and one younger sister. Nia enjoys playing the ukulele and singing, along with volunteering with the Red Cross at nearby orphanages in her country. She often looks after her little sister and helps mom with household chores. Nia is very excited about her year as an exchange student bringing two cultures together and learning of the American Culture and tradition, along with sharing her culture and tradition. She has studied the English language for ten years and German for three. She is most thankful to the host family that chooses to host her. She is very thankful you will open your family and heart up to her. She looks forward to being your daughter from Georgia.

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Spain

Adrian (16)

male, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, French
Siblings: Sister in middle school
Mother: Chemistry Engineer
Father: National Policeman
Religion: Christian
SP021EE Y

Interests

Theatre club, chess club, science club, animating, baseball, visiting museums, traveling, hiking - AS

Letter to my Host Family

Adrian was a ballet and flamenco dancer when he was younger. Now he plays baseball. Although it is not common in his country, he likes baseball because "it is all about reflexes, coordination, technique and team play, not just strength". Adrian also likes reading, animating, chess, and computer games. He likes to visit museums and science fairs, too. Adrian would love to be a scientist one day, but he has not determined his field of study. Top considerations are engineering, physics, computing, and robotics. When it comes to making and keeping friends, Adrian says "you just have to be yourself and have good friendships with the right people". He also says “an opportunity like this cannot be wasted and I will happily work hard to achieve my goals during my stay in America and get on well with the people I meet". He is already thinking of how difficult it will be to say goodbye to his precious host family when he needs to leave them at the end of the best year together!

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Vincent (16)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Older brother
Mother: Technician
Father: Engineer
Religion: Catholic
FR006EE Y

Interests

Running cub, swimming club, music, lifting wight, I used to play judo, basketball and rugby - WO

Letter to my Host Family

I am a sixteen year old boy who lives in France. We just moved here in 2016 because my dad got a new job. I have an older brother who studies physics. I also enjoy math, physics and chemistry. I also enjoy history and languages. Someday I might go to engineering school. I am a very active person who loves most sports and loves to try them out. So far I have learned how to snow ski since I could walk and if I become an engineer, I would love to design ski lifts. I started out taking gymnastics and then took Judo for 7 years. I have also learned Rugby and took swimming. Right now I like to run and lift weights and can do that with my dad and my friends. Sometimes when I am with my grandfather, we play golf together. So you see, I love sports and love to stay active. I am looking forward to my year in America where I will learn so many new things.

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Germany

Laney (16)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, English
Siblings: younger sister
Mother: Hotel Employee
Father: Self-employed
Religion: Not Involved
GM007EE Y

Interests

Team handball, tennis, riding, biking, jogging, skiing, snowboarding, singing, dancing and performing in school musicals - EM

Letter to my Host Family

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Kazakhstan

Salim (17)

male, KAZAKHSTAN

Languages: Kazakh, Russian, English
Siblings: Sister in elementary school, three older siblings
Mother: Housewife
Father: Miner
Religion: Christian
CI045EE Y

Interests

Youth club in church, volleyball, Frisbee, programming, guitar, harmonic, drum - CS

Letter to my Host Family

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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.