Meet Our Students

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Juliette (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Two older sisters
Mother: Heamatologist
Father: Ophtalmologist
Religion: Not Involved
FR006EE Y

Interests

Volleyball, swimming, catamaran, sailing, reading, cooking, baking, movies, I have been a class representative for three years. - EM

Letter to my Host Family

If you want a student that likes adventure and likes to travel, Juliette is your host daughter for you. She lives with her parents in France and has two older sisters. She feels that traveling and discovering new things is a great way to learn. She enjoys school and especially math. She often times is helping her friend with her math as a tutor. Juliette loves to cook and especially to bake. Who knows she might even make her favorite chocolate cake. Juliette loves fantasy comics and romantic movies. She is especially fond of Star Wars and Harry Potter Sagas. She is quite a hard worker, caring and sensible. She is excited about at the thought of discovering a new world and new family and is eager to be part of your family.

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Anna (15)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Brother in high school
Mother: Finance Director
Father: Investment Director
Religion: Catholic
FR004EE Y

Interests

Scouts, dance, I practice modern jazz, pottery, I love creating things with my hands, board games, her dog - CS

Letter to my Host Family

Anna is 15 and from France, she has one older brother. She is a loyal member of the scouts and it’s been a big part of her life. Anna finds it most rewarding meeting new friends thru the scouts and the activities related to the environment that have impacted her so much. She attends scout meetings on a weekly basis. Her favorite class at school are math, English and Spanish and a few of her favorite hobbies include modern jazz, which she practices about 3 hours a week, pottery and playing the piano Anna loves little children, so she would make a wonderful big sister. Anna looks forward to meeting her host family and friends in America. She is very excited to live her study abroad dream and live this experience. She cannot wait to meet you!

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Germany

Paula (16)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, French, Spanish
Siblings: Brother in high school
Mother: Civil Servant
Father: Sales Management
Religion: Not Involved
GI001EE Y

Interests

I play tennis once a week, I play piano I get private lesson once a week, I have a passion for fashion, love to listen to music - CK

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Paula, she is an open minded young lady with a good sense of humor who adapts easily to change. Paula said, “I have always been fascinated with how people live in other countries.” She was on exchange for 2 weeks in the past but feels that is not enough time to become a member of the family and learn the culture. She is looking forward to living as an American. Paula enjoys playing Piano and Tennis. Takes lessons each week for both. She loves to watch lawyer TV shows and would someday like to be a lawyer. Like many girls she loves fashion and makeup. She is eager to learn about teen life here in the US, but she excited to share her culture with you. Paula is very grateful for this opportunity and wants to thank you for considering her.

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Vittorio Maria (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English
Siblings: Brother in high school
Mother: Employee
Father: Doctor
Religion: Catholic
IM007EE Y

Interests

I play basketball, I train with local team four times a week, football, skiing, swimming, music, playing American football, video games - CK

Letter to my Host Family

Hello, I am a curious person and I enjoy new experiences. I spend most of my time balancing my studies and my favorite sport: basketball. I have played since I was very young and I play on a team in my town. I don’t mind school. I enjoy learning and taking part in school life. This is one thing I know I will really enjoy in the US. I enjoy spending time with my friends. We enjoy playing soccer and video games. I enjoy being outdoors in the mountains. In the winter I ski and summer we hike. I have done 2-week exchange in England and was able to adapt very well. I was able to make friends very easily. I see this exchange as a unique opportunity to fully experience a different culture, meet new and interesting people and grow as a person. It may be challenging at times, but I know with your help this will be an amazing experience. I know I will have a lot to share with you about my culture. I look forward to sharing many new adventures with you.

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from China

Jinglong (15)

male, CHINA

Languages: Chinese, English
Siblings: Older sister
Mother: Shop Assistant
Father: Retired
Religion: Not Involved
PC001EE Y

Interests

I am the vice president of student union in my school, I love singing, reading, playing the guitar, music, basketball, ping-pong, swimming, and jogging - SN

Letter to my Host Family

My name is Jinglong but you can call me Benjamin. This is a lifelong dream for me and I am so ready to be part of your family. I would like to describe my personality. I am open minded, optimistic and energetic. I like sports, Basketball, Ping-Pong jogging and swimming. I like singing and also volunteering. I would love to have you listen to chinese music and if you like it I would even sing for you. I am excited for this experience.

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Germany

Julia (16)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, French, Danish
Siblings: Brother in high school
Mother: Human Biologist
Father: Teacher
Religion: Protestant
GE002EE Y

Interests

Field hockey club, I play three times a week, school choir, singing lessons, baking, cooking - EM

Letter to my Host Family

I’m Julia and I’m 15. I love sports and I love traveling. I grew up speaking German and Danish at home and I learned English and French in school (but my English is a lot better than my French!). I had the opportunity to go to boarding school in Denmark like my brother but I would rather go to America and live with a family like yours. I really like traveling to visit my family in Denmark and England. Visiting England gives me a good opportunity to practice speaking English to my cousin there. In Germany, I play field hockey but I want to try new sports in America. I’m also looking forward to experiencing my first Thanksgiving! I like to bake and cook and I’d be happy to cook some German recipes for you. I’m excited about becoming a part of my new host family!

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Ilaria (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French
Siblings: Older brother,
Mother: Employee
Father: Employee
Religion: Not Involved
IM002EE Y

Interests

Volleyball, karate, swimming, music, make up, drawing, pets - TW

Letter to my Host Family

I live in a small town in the north of Italy.If you ask my family, my friend or even my teachers which kind of person I am they will say that I'm very sociable, I always smile and I always want to make new friends. I like to make other people smile or laugh. When I was a baby I was always standing near my father, while he was cooking. He is a very good cook! I still have a lot to learn, but I'm able to cook or bake something good when I want :-) I love to help other people. This year, I go to a youth club with my friends and together we help a lot of children from other countries that need to do their homework.

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Jeanne (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Brother in high school
Mother: Nurse
Father: Physiotheraist
Religion: Not Involved
FR002EE Y

Interests

Swimming club, sports, reading books and mangas, watching series or movies, music, cooking and I love animals especially cats. - TW

Letter to my Host Family

Jeanne is 15 years old; she has a brother and two stepbrothers. Her parents are divorce and lives in two houses, which doesn't bother her and she states it has made her become organized. She is a kind, sometimes sensitive person and can be attentive, helpful, and mature. She often hang out with friends after school, they go to the cinema together, eat fast food and, spend time together. During her free time she likes reading books or Magnus watching series and movies and listening to music With her family she likes to go to the cinema , to the treetop Adventure Course, and go-Karting. She like sports and practice swimming three times a week and exercise on the bike as much as she can. She says that sports are very important to her so she can stay fit. She likes to cook, likes to eat Japanese, Italian food and obviously French food. She wishes to be a doctor but doesn’t know which specialty she will choose.

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Anatole (15)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish, Latin
Siblings: Brother in middle school
Mother: Officer at Region
Father: Professor
Religion: Christian
FR007EE Y

Interests

Horse riding, horse ball, badminton, walking with my family and dog, reading, writing, music, piano - AS

Letter to my Host Family

Anatole has experienced American culture through music, movies, and television and is ready to experience for himself the joy of living in America. He loves family, friends, dogs, and trying a variety of activities including piano, judo, and horseback riding. He loves movies and has even participated in an internship in movie production. Anatole has his own Instagram account to share his love of music production and books. He is looking forward to going from stranger in a new house to a family member in his new American home.

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Emile (16)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, German, Chinese, Swedish
Siblings: Sister in middle school and sister in elementary school
Mother: Photographer
Father: Company Manager
Religion: Not Involved
FR005EE Y

Interests

Handball club, riding mountain bikes, playing ping pong, movies, music, piano - WO

Letter to my Host Family

I live with my parents and two younger sister who I have a really good relationship with. Both of my sets of grand parents are still alive and my great grand mother will be turning 100 this year. She is Italian and was born in NYC in 1918! We have a cat named Fia and she is super sweet. I love sports, some of them are handball, soccer, mountain biking, table tennis and water sports. I enjoy children and last year I took care of a boy and a girl for a while. I would pick them up from school and bring them home and help them with their homework. We had fun. I am a lively teenager, curious and easy to get along with. I love to travel and can hardly wait for my experience with you in the U.S.!

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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.