Meet Our Students
|Languages:||English, Romanian, Russian, French|
|Languages:||French, English, Spanish|
Running cub, swimming club, music, lifting wight, I used to play judo, basketball and rugby - WOLetter 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.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, German|
|Siblings:||Sister in middle school|
Soccer club, paddle riding bike, video games, music, reading, movies, traveling - ASLetter to my Host Family
Alejandro lives with his younger sister and his parents on the north coast of Spain. He is excited to learn about the American way of life and share his Spanish culture with his host family. Right now, he attends a Catholic school. He likes having a soccer field and a large playground right at his school. His favorite subjects are Spanish and Math. In the future, he would love to study Business Management so that he can work for a big company and travel to many places around the world. The best part would be meeting lots of new friends. Alejandro plays soccer on a team, lots of video games on his PS4, 2:2 paddle matches with friends, and tennis with his sister. He also likes to listen to music, read magazines, and watch The Walking Dead. Alejandro has fish at home, but he would really love to have a dog. His message to his host family: "We are going to have the time of our lives together!"
|Languages:||Italian, English, French|
|Siblings:||Sister in elementary school|
Tennis, basketball, biking, hiking, skiing, music, guitar -WOLetter to my Host Family
I live with my parents and sister in the north of Italy. When I was 5 years old my parents and I went to Ethiopia to meet my new sister. This has made me an strong and open minded person. Our family has one cat named Cesare. In my free time, I love to practice sports and listen music. I love practice a lot of sports, but not watching sports at the tv. Once a year, my whole family spends at least one week hiking or cycling. Last summer I spent 3 weeks in Scotland at Outerbound “skill for life” to prove my survival skills. My dad is passionate about outdoor and mountains, for this I have done a lot of ski, hiking and climbing but I prefer the sea and beaches. I would say my best quality is self-reliance and my parents trust in me. I always knew I wanted to go the the U.S. but it especially after we hosted a Japanese student 4 years ago. We became like brothers. I have never visited the U.S. and am very excited to spend my next school year there!
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Mother:||Private Secruity Guard|
Running, basketball, hiking, archery, sports, animals, music, piano, saxophone, traveling - CKLetter to my Host Family
Hello and thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I am looking forward to coming and learning about the way of life in the United States. There is so much to learn and I am willing to share my culture with you. I enjoy playing basketball and other sports with my friends. My family and I enjoy spending time together hiking and traveling to explore nearby towns. I have a pet dog. I know I will miss my dog. Do you have a pet? I love to be around animals. While in the US I would like to try many new things. I was involved in archery in the past maybe I will be able to do it again. I know if I become part of your family we will have a great experience.
|Languages:||French, Spanish, English|
Swimming club, long distance hiking, drawing and painting, playing video games, reading comics and fantasy novels, I love watching movies and series - WOLetter to my Host Family
I am a 17 year old boy from France. I am an only child and live with both my parents in western France. I do have 4 cousins with whom I am very close. We always have a good time with each other and spend holidays together. We live in a modest home and do not have any pets and therefore I don't always feel comfortable around them. I have a great sense of humor and enjoy getting together with my friends. When we get together we play video games, table games and make up creative games to play together such as our role playing game. My parents and I are very close and we have gone twice on a long 300 km trek that took 14 days. I am athletic but not competitive. I don't really like watching sports on TV. I like to watch Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. My favorite subjects in school are history and languages, mostly English.
|Languages:||Italian, English, German|
Dancing, reading, book club, writing, music, I like to volunteer or work in a hospital, I like helping people. - CSLetter to my Host Family
Meet Marika, our student from Italy. Marika is 17 years old and has one younger sister who is just 16 years old whom is the most important person in her life. She has been a member of the book club in her high school for the past two years, which she enjoys very much. Marika has really had a lot of fun attending her church summer camp where she has a lot of fun. She loves to go to the gym, read books, and listen to music and writing. Marika has a huge heart for pets and considers them a part of the family and not just a pet. When you ask her what her favorite movie is, she will not hesitate to tell you it is “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. She is very thankful to have the opportunity to come to the United States next year and cannot wait to meet her host family. She is very thankful to the host family that chooses her, in their family, home and heart.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Siblings:||Two older sisters|
Volleyball club, reading, writing (I want to publish my book one day), watching films and series, hanging out with my friends, traveling - TWLetter to my Host Family
I am Lucia, I’m fifteen years old and I live in a town by the seaside. I live with my parents and one of my sisters. My oldest sister lives in England with her husband. I have a close relationship with my sisters and parents, we enjoy playing board games, watching a film and shopping and eating out. I usually hang out with my friend in the park, eating sweets and laughing a lot. I play volleyball and this is my first year playing but I am learning quickly. When I am not playing, I am reading or writing. I have a cat; he is grey with yellow eyes and his name is Mercutio because of Romeo and Juliet, it is my favorite movies. I think it is very important to have plans for the future and I want to publish books, I have been writing since I was a little girl. I hope to travel the world when I am older, I feel traveling opens your mind to different cultures and ways of life.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Siblings:||Brother in middle school|
Dance club, reading, writing, music, photography, learning about history, board games - TWLetter to my Host Family
Cristina is 15 years old and I live in a city which is in the south of Spain located by the sea. She lives with her parents and little brother. We enjoy playing board games, video games, going to the cinema or city, cycling, eating at restaurants and travelling. My hobbies are everything related to films and series; even though my favorite genre is musicals or rom coms. Photography is a new hobby I´ve taken up recently. I enjoy dancing. I´ve been dancing since I was 8 years old, it gives me a sense of freedom and peace. I like reading and writing; I´ve taken up writing because my second of ESO Spanish teacher saw something in me and encouraged me to do so. In the end I even won a writing competition. I´ll bring eagerness to learn everything in what you are willing to teach and show me of your culture and look forward to teaching you all about my culture too!
|Languages:||Mongolian, Japanese, English|
|Siblings:||Brother in Elementary school|
Chemistry club, piano, swimming, computer drawing, chemistry club, movies, volleyball - ASLetter to my Host Family
Dulguun is a self described introvert who is very close with his family, especially his younger brother. They play a little soccer and watch a few movies, but mostly they draw for hours on end. Dulguun says he has so many drawings, he could probably fill a large pool with his work! He mostly draws Manga, Japanese cartoons and characters, but he has been adding in more nature and scenery lately. He also loves the mystery of puzzle games, the challenge of video games, and sports like volleyball (but mostly just for fun). Dulguun loves his hobbies and spends his free time doing more of what he loves. Both of Dulguun's parents have careers in Mathematics and they have encouraged him to become an engineer. His dream today is to be an exchange student so that he can experience English language and American culture and his dream for his future can come true.
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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.