Meet Our Students

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Elisa (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish
Siblings: Brother in high school
Mother: Quality Control Manager
Father: Software Engineer
Religion: Catholic
IM008EE Y

Interests

Scout club, my biggest passion is music, I play music, flute, guitar, and singing, swimming, basketball, rugby, karate, soccer, parkour, animals, photography

Letter to my Host Family

I love new experiences, the newer the better!! Some characteristics that my family and friends say I have are: silly, curious, happy, loyal, honest and unique. I am very creative. I love music and musical instruments. I have played the flute for 5 years, and am teaching myself the guitar. I love to sing and go to concerts. Photography is something else I enjoy. I like most all sports such as swimming, basketball, rugby, karate and soccer. Since I was eight, I am part of a scout group in my town and I learned a lot from it. If I weren't a scout, I wouldn't be the same person now. It taught me to be independent, to be able to take care of other people and to be responsible. I love to meet new people, to learn new ways of life and cultures and to see beautiful landscapes. I can't wait to meet you! I'm so excited for this new experience and I hope that you will do everything possible to make me feel welcome and I am sure I will enjoy my stay with you!

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Thailand

Jirachaya (16)

female, THAILAND

Languages: Thai, English
Siblings: Brother in middle school
Mother: Housewife
Father: Businessman
Religion: Buddism
TA004EE Y

Interests

Swimming, jogging, dancing, reading horror books, traveling, music, movies - AS

Letter to my Host Family

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Oscar (15)

male, FRANCE

Languages:
Siblings: Older brother, brother in high school, sister in elementary school
Mother: Executive Assistance
Father: Entrepreneur
Religion: Catholic
FR010EE Y

Interests

Golf club, drums. basketball club, surfing, paddle surfing, kite surfing, drawing, reading, skateboarding, tennis, scout - TW

Letter to my Host Family

Oscar is 15 years old and has two older brothers and a younger sister. He is passionate about music and has played the drums for the last three years . He is close with his family and his cousins and enjoys . playing board games or goinbg to the beach. His favorite subjects in school is History and Geography because he is curious and likes likes to discover things to help him understand the world of today and it’s involvement. He is fond of sports. He likes surfing , kite and paddle surfing, sailing. He began playing golf 5 years ago and likes it very much. He says that it is the best sports invented and even met Tiger Woods in person this year. He is on the basketball team and says each member of the team is important. Scouts was a part of his life and says he has learned to be always ready to serve and it’s a pleasure to live in nature from time to time. He is eager to share his culture and looks forward to hearing from you soon!

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Liana (17)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, Vietnamese, English, Spanish
Siblings: Older brother
Mother: Message Therapist
Father: Retired
Religion: Not Involved
FR009EE Y

Interests

School sports club, running, gym, cooking, traveling, reading, music, acoustic guitar, second native language Vietnamese - CS

Letter to my Host Family

Liana is from France is just 17 years old. She was born and raised in the south of France. In addition to speaking French, she also speaks Vietnamese, English and Spanish. Her mom is a native to Vietnam, and Liana treasures trips with her mom to visit family there. Liana has 1 older brother and no sisters. She is quite a sporty girl and currently involved in her school sport club. She loves working out and track. Liana has many talents including playing the acoustic guitar. She has a cat named “Floppy” whom she considers her 2nd best friend, following her 1st best friend “Pearl” whom she met in middle school and one of the most important person in her life. Liana is very close to her family. Her parents are divorced and she does have a step father whom she has gotten very close to and respects a lot. She enjoys babysitting, cooking, shopping and just spending time with family and friends. She cannot wait to meet her new host family, whom she knows she will be most grateful for you. Liana cannot wait to make memories with you and your family.

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Marco (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English
Siblings: Older brother
Mother: Employee
Father: University Professor
Religion: Not Involved
IM013EE Y

Interests

Basketball club, movies, TV series, photography, Rubiks cube, reading, volunteering, - WO

Letter to my Host Family

A very important thing for me is the chance to be exchange student to experience different places, people, cultures and countries. I want to create new friendships, to go to a different school with different rules. I have a Czechoslovakian wolf dog and a cat. My dog is named Sky and my cat is named Mich. I often walk Sky in the mountains. In school I’m the leader of the Mats school team (I love logic problem). I attended multimedia laboratory, photography and history of art. My greatest love is to play basketball and I hope one day do become a great basketball player. Right now I play the shooting-guard position. Basketball for me is LIFE!! Everyday I go to gym to improve my skills. I have also helped kids train in basketball. Thank a lot for reading my letter. I’m impatient to come to you.

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Filippo (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, German, Spanish
Siblings: Sister in elementary school
Mother: Lawyer
Father: Manager
Religion: Catholic
IM011EE Y

Interests

Basketball, soccer, listing to music, I love animals, I work as an animator in a summer camp and I do volunteer work. - AS

Letter to my Host Family

Filippo is no Shaq, but he loves basketball! He has been playing for 10 years. He also enjoys watching soccer and American football. Filippo hopes that his American family and friends will have pets so he can have that experience that he has always wanted. He loves animals. He also loves listening to Italian and American music, especially Macklemore. In summer, in goes to animator camp and also does lots of volunteer work in his community. Filippo is looking forward to immersing himself in American culture with his host family for some learning and fun.

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Niccolo Maurizio (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French
Siblings: I have one younger sister.
Mother: Psychologist
Father: Realtor
Religion: Catholic
IM004SE S

Interests

swimming, biking, skiing, going to the gym - TW

Letter to my Host Family

Niccolo is a very active and sporty boy with many interests and hobbies. From skiing, judo, and horseback riding to swimming, musical instruments and building things in his workshop. He loves all types of music and reading selections. He feels his strong Christian Catholic principles have prepared him to be respectful and responsible. He is curious about other cultures and ready to share his with you.

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Taiwan

Fan Yu (16)

female, TAIWAN

Languages: Taiwanese, English
Siblings: Older sister
Mother: Technician
Father: Professor
Religion: Buddism
TP001EE Y

Interests

School concert band, debate club, manga study club, piano and painting lessons, Saxophone, chemistry teaching assistant, swimming, skating, and taking care of my dog. - EM

Letter to my Host Family

Eunice is the winner of a prestigious government scholarship for her study abroad year. Born in America, while her parents were graduate students, she was young when her family left so has only heard stories from her parents about their time in America. She is excited to experience America for herself and make memories of her own. Eunice loves to be involved in school activities, especially her school's concert band in which she plays saxophone. At home her chores include taking care of her dog Anne, a stray dog her family adopted when it was just a puppy.

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Germany

Paul (16)

male, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, Latin, Hungarian
Siblings: None
Mother: Employed
Father: Employed
Religion: Protestant
GE004EE Y

Interests

Table tennis, soccer, sailing, playing piano since 10 years and drums for 5 years , my favorite subjects are music, sports and art, movies, music - CK

Letter to my Host Family

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Elisa Margherita (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, German, Latin
Siblings: Sister in middle school
Mother: Housewife
Father: Electronic Sales Director
Religion: Catholic
IM010EE Y

Interests

Swimming club, music is my passion, I love dancing, biking, theatre, art, movies, photography - CK

Letter to my Host Family

Ciao, my name is Elisa. Everyone calls me Eli. I am excited for you to learn about Italy right from your home, as you teach me about America. I enjoy cooking and making up new and original dishes. My own specialty is pasta with a special home-made tomato sauce topping, you’ll love it. My two passions are modern dance and playing the piano. Right now, I had to take a break from dancing because of an injury and have taken up swimming to help stay in condition. I enjoy meeting new people, learning about different cultures and making great memories. I am looking forward to studying in your schools. I hear you get to choose your classes and there are many things I can be involved in. I enjoy winter, summer, the mountains and the beach. I like to be active and I love new experiences. I cannot wait to share my exchange experience with you and your 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.