Meet Our Students

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Leonardo (16)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Brother and sister in high school
Mother: Professor
Father: Lawyer
IM007EE Y

Interests

Soccer club, mountain bike, painting, video games, chess, lego construction- JH

Letter to my Host Family

Leonardo is ready to open up to the world, the US and your family. He is excited to explore your community and your culture. When it comes to school and sports, he always pushes himself to perform his very best. His school can be academically demanding but he is not afraid to give the time and energy that is necessary. The soccer field is where he spends a lot of his time and has been playing competitively since he was six, but he has also recently tried mountain biking. Leonardos best friend is his twin brother, he also has an older sister who just returned from a semester in Ireland. Leonardo has visited the US once before and had a wonderful time. He hopes you can open your heart and home to him, and help him to grow and become a citizen of the world through his exchange year.

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Lise (18)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Two older sisters and sister in middle school
Mother: Teacher
Father: Engineer
FR011EE Y

Interests

Gymnastics, drawing, running, music, volunteering, singing, being with kids-CR

Letter to my Host Family

"Nice, generous, open-minded and sociable" Hi! I am Lise from France and those are some of the adjectives my friends used to describe me. I am a 17 year old from Ile-de France. I am so excited to join your family and study in the United States of America. I am not afraid of looking ridiculous, which helps me create many opportunities for myself. I want to succeed in life and have fun. My family is very close; I live with my mom, dad, and three sisters. Although my family does not have pets, I am hoping to have a dog in America. I have many interests and I need to be active. I love gymnastics, dancing (in my room), and drawing. In school, I love art history and philosphy. I am sure I get this from my mother who is a teacher. I have goals for my exchange year: to be come fluent in English. I cannot wait to meet, you; my host family! Thank you for allowing me to become part of your life.

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Louise (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, German, English
Siblings: Younger sister
Mother: physician
Father: lab manager
FR015EE Y

Interests

dancing, basketball, crafts, reading, movies, walking

Letter to my Host Family

Please see my Dear Host Family letter to learn more about me!

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Riccardo (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: English, Italian, German
Siblings: Brother in middle school
Mother: Accountant
Father: Manager
IM005EE Y

Interests

Loves animals, science, especially physics and chemistry and sports (rugby and basketball). Plays Rugby four days a week.

Letter to my Host Family

For more information check out his host family letter!

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Elisa (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish
Siblings: N/A
Mother: Denti
Father: Entrepreneur
IM008SE Y

Interests

Swimming club, cooking, horseback riding, reading, tennis, skiing

Letter to my Host Family

More to follow...

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Cristina (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French
Siblings:
Mother: Employer
Father: Chef
IM002HE Y

Interests

Running, basketball, languages, traveling, trying new foods, make-up, physical activities, taking walks, photography, dancing, my cat Olivia, animals

Letter to my Host Family

I'm so excited and enthusiastic to write this, I can't wait to know and meet you and stay one year together! I hope I'll be accepted within your family as a daughter, I'll always help you when you'll need it. I hope to have a nice experience with you, but especially that you will feel good with me. One of my hobbies is baking pancakes, chocolate pies and cookies! I also tried to make crepes but I've never been able to, so if you are good at it please teach me, I'll teach you how to cook Italian dish, like pasta, pizza and lasagna. One of my future projects is to teach Italian in a school that's not in Italy, to foreign people, maybe the first ones will be you!

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Diego (16)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish
Siblings: Brothers in high school
Mother: Professor
Father: Lawyer
IM006EE Y

Interests

Health club, soccer, painting, music, cooking, manga comics- TS

Letter to my Host Family

Diego (16) from Italy is very whimsical (wait until you read about brushing his teeth). He loves art; it is a big part of his life. He loves experimenting with different painting techniques, he enjoys reflecting his moods, feeling and thoughts in what he creates. He has played soccer since he was 6 in official leagues. Other interests include cooking, listening to music and Manga comics. “the spirit of my application to become an Exchange Student: to reach beyond what is already at hand, to bring with me everything I have to share, and to bring back what will make me a better person”

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Spain

Aitana (15)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, German
Siblings: Sister in the middle school
Mother: Doctor
Father: Engineer
ES005EE Y

Interests

Scout group, kayak, paddle surf, tennis, swimming, music, guitar

Letter to my Host Family

I love animals and have a dog named Casper who is a Maltese/Bichon mix. I also enjoy scouting and I meet with fellow scouts every Saturday. I really like learning new languages and I am currently studying English and German. My favorite sports are kayaking and paddle surfing, but I can only practice them in the summer. The rest of the year I practice swimming and tennis. I am learning to play the guitar as I love music. I am a very responsible person and eager to learn new things. I may study medicine in my future as this is something my mother does but I also like business related studies. Participating in this student exchange program in America is a dream come true for me. I have been wanting to do it for years. I thank you in advance for your generous hospitality for giving me the opportunity to live this experience!

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Taku (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish
Siblings: Brother in middle school
Mother: Pharmacist
Father: Biologist
IM004EE Y

Interests

Ski club, frisbee club, swimming club, sail boating, tennis, biking, cooking

Letter to my Host Family

Taku likes “getting out of his comfort zone to have new cultural experiences and meet new people.” Named by his maternal grandfather who was born in Japan and moved to Italy about 50 years ago, Taku says his Japanese name describes him accurately as “precise and calm.” His scientific/international high school, he says, is one of the hardest in Bologna, Italy, and his favorite subjects are math, physics, and science. English, however, is his real passion that helps him learn about other hobbies such as First Person View (FPV) Droning and Ultimate Frisbee by watching videos in English, mostly from the US. Taku is very active and loves to ski, windsurf, sail, play tennis, and go biking on weekends with his dad or with friends. He’s taking lifeguard classes so before he arrives in the US, he’ll already have worked as a lifeguard over the summer! Taku is so excited to live with a host family in the US – “It’s always been a dream to live this experience!” – and is grateful to his parents (and future host parents) who help him make this dream come true.

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Clarisse (17)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Older brother
Mother: Teacher
Father: Engineer
FR012EE Y

Interests

Dance club, bowling, skiing, shopping, fashion, music, cooking, dog lover,

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.