Meet Our Students
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Siblings:||Older sister and younger brother|
Since I was six years old I was part of sailing competition team, kitesurfing, snorkeling, swimming, sewing, history, running - KVLetter to my Host Family
Ana is from the south of Spain. She has been sailing competitively since she was eight and recently started kitesurfing. Ana describes herself as calm, polite, and hardworking, and she isn’t afraid to try new things. You can find her snorkeling, rowing, running, and even sewing! When she’s older, she’d like to study some kind of history or law. She’s interested in traveling the world and volunteering in less developed countries. She loves to learn local history in the places she visits. Last year Ana had a ten-day exchange in France. France was very different from her home in Spain, but she liked all the cultural differences and it made her excited to experience a longer exchange in America. Ana is allergic to guinea pigs and rabbit fur. Is this water-loving girl the perfect fit for your family? Apply to host Ana today!
|Languages:||German, English, Latin, Italian|
|Languages:||French, English, Spanish|
|Languages:||Italian, English, French|
|Siblings:||Older brother and older sister|
Boy scout, playing guitar, skiing, calisthenics, climbing, volleyball, biking, swimming, weight lifting, we love animals, playing chess - MRLetter to my Host Family
Looking for a student who loves animals? Claudio would be perfect! He and his family have 2 dogs, 2 cats and a turtle. They live in a two-story home with a garden in North Italy. Claudio and his family live on the first floor and his grandparents live on the second floor! Claudio likes to be active and has participated in a variety of activities such as calisthenics, cycling, skiing, rock climbing, swimming and volleyball. Apart from physical activity, Claudio loves playing chess and playing the guitar. He believes it is important to engage in a diverse set of interests balancing physical activities with intellectual and creative pursuits. Claudio has three subjects in high school that he loves the most. Mathematics is one of them because "solving a mathematical problem is like solving a mystery...and the feeling you get when you find the solution is indescribable." Claudio also enjoys Computer Science and believes the ability to create programs provides a sense of power and achievement. Finally, Claudio loves Technical Drawing as he believes that it is the "art of combining creativity and precision." Claudio cannot wait to start this adventure and is very curious to meet you!
|Languages:||Italian, English, French|
I play soccer three time a week, biking, skiing, movies, water polo - MRLetter to my Host Family
When you read Tommaso's letter it is easy to understand that his family is important to him. He lives with his mom and sister and visits his dad every 2 weekends. He also has a close relationship with his grandparents and cousins. Tomasso considers soccer his passion and his favorite sport. He has been playing soccer on the same teammates since he was 7yrs old. They know each other very well and have shared "beautiful moments" together. When Tommaso is not playing soccer, he likes to hang out with friends. During holidays Tommaso spends time either at the beach playing water polo or skiing in the mountains. Tommaso is very interested in learning more about school systems and how they differ from school in Italy. His favorite class is English, which is also his highest grade! Tommaso believes that after this experience, he will return to Italy more mature, extroverted and organized with a different mindset. He knows he will miss his family, but is sure he will share magic moments and memories with YOU!
Leopold Heinrich Bieler (16)
|Languages:||German, English, Latin, Greek, French|
|Siblings:||Two older brothers|
|Languages:||French, English, Spanish|
Music club, Zonta club (to fight against femicide in the world), reading, photography, animals, drawing, embroidery, singing, skiing, I love nature, cooking - MLLetter to my Host Family
Violette is a bright and positive young lady who enjoys music, social advocacy, reading, photography, animals, drawing, embroidery, singing, skiing, nature, and cooking. She speaks French, English and Spanish. She has a wonderful relationship with her brother who is a great role model to her and she practices indoor climbing with him. She is close to her extended family and nurtures that bond with lots of family time. She is funny and enjoys making friends. She has completed first aid and lifeguard training. Motorcycle riding is a part of her family tradition and she loves everything about it. She loves animals and has a strong bond with her pet cat. On her spare time, she enjoys reading a great romance novel. Skiing, snowboarding, going to the beach, swimming, and playing volleyball are activities that she loves to engage in. Violette also finds that watching live sports is very exciting to her. She likes to go thrifting and find vintage clothing. Violetta is a kind student looking for an opportunity to experience American school sports, mascots, cheerleading, the prom, and graduation.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, German|
Soccer club, skiing, tennis, going to concerts, watching TV shows - SHLetter to my Host Family
Nerea is a sporty girl who also enjoys spending time with friends and family. Her favorite sport is soccer, as she plays on a federated soccer team after school. Nerea also enjoys being active outside, doing activities like hiking, ziplining, kayaking and skiing. She also enjoys spending time with her friends going bowling, just spending time together, going out to eat, or walking around town. Nerea hopes to obtain a degree in Physical Education, she also dreams of being a firefighter to help other people. She is excited for the opportunity to come to America to expand her English and make new friends!! Nerea is also hoping for a host family with a dog! Host Nerea today!
I am a singer in my school, I also sing in a choir, ding fitness training, I had internship as an electrician - CMLetter to my Host Family
Kian is an only child from Germany who is excited for a career in Healthcare, as a Physical Therapist. Within his school, he loves to sing with the Choir. He is into fitness, enjoys swimming, traveling with his family and has completed an internship as an electrician. He considers himself open, empathetic, caring and willing to help anyone he can. Kian hopes to improve his English and learn a lot at school while in America. He is excited to join your family!
|Languages:||French, English, German|
Swimming, dancing, painting, reading biking, drawing, cooking, I love to watch animes, I like walking my dog - JHLetter to my Host Family
Allyssa's wish is to come to the US as an exchange student. She wants to learn about other cultures and really loves to discover new things and increase her knowledge whenever she can. Allyssa especially loves to learn things about animals and nature, she says it fascinates her. She has a dog and two cats, when the school day is over she usually likes to take her dog for a walk. On a daily basis Allyssa likes to read mangas, draw, ride her bike, cook, go outside with friends, listen to music and watch movies and animes. She hopes that during her exchange journey she will discover what she might like to do in her future, but in school she really likes history, English and art. Allyssa would love for you to welcome her as your French daughter.
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Learn More About Hosting
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.