Meet Our Students

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Maelys (18)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: sister in elementary school
Mother: Flight attendant
Father: Project Manager
FR003EE Y

Interests

I like to dance, theater, sewing, I played the piano for two years, roller skating, making art and craft, going to museum - DG

Letter to my Host Family

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Stefano (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, German
Siblings: Older sister
Mother: Bank
Father: Accountant
IM004EE Y

Interests

Soccer club, music, movies, cooking - DG

Letter to my Host Family

For more information check out his host family letter!

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Francesco (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French
Siblings: Brother in middle school
Mother: Nurse
Father: Consultant
IM002EE S

Interests

Volleyball club, I played volleyball for seven years, skiing, swimming, movies, traveling, guitar (acoustic, electric, classic), cinematography. cooking and baking - MR

Letter to my Host Family

Francesco lives in a small town in Italy that is not too far from a big city. Francesco lives with his parents and younger sister who attends middle school. Although he and his sister are not close in age, they both play volleyball which has improved their relationship since they practice together. Francesco has played volleyball for seven years as a middle blocker and a hitter. Judo, swimming and skiing are other sports that Francesco has enjoyed over the years. Besides sports, Francesco has lots of hobbies, including cooking. He loves to try new recipes, especially desserts. Francesco also loves cinematography. His favorite movie is "Shutter Island" by Martin Scorsese. Francesco has never traveled to the USA but has always wanted the opportunity. "My wish is that my future host family will accept me with happiness...I will be happy to be your son, and I hope you will be happy to be my parents."

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Luca (16)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English
Siblings: Brother in middle school
Mother: Nurse
Father: Army Officer
IM010EE Y

Interests

Body building, basketball, hiking, soccer, movies

Letter to my Host Family

Anyone need a gym partner? Luca is the student for you! Luca's hobby is bodybuilding. He practices six times per week. His passion of bodybuilding comes from a desire to "better myself and become the best version of me..." In the future, Luca would like to be a nutritionist one day and coach online so he can realize his dream of traveling. Luca goes hiking in the mountains with his father in the summertime. They sleep in tents and go swimming in the lake. After several years, he can assemble a tent by himself! Luca's mother is from Poland so they visit her family also in the summertime. Luca loves to cook and can make several dishes that he cannot wait to share with you! He is used to cooking for the family during the week before his parents arrive home from work. On weekends, they have traditional big lunch with his grandparents too. Luca does not know where his love of English comes from, but it has always come easy for him. Since he was a kid, he felt attracted by the "American way of life" that he's seen in the movies and tv series. "I wish I'll feel a part of your family, and I thank you for this possibility."

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Francesca (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English
Siblings: Older sister
Mother: Employee
Father: Employee
IM003EE Y

Interests

I like drawing and ink sketching, I have been practicing classical ballet, modern contemporary dance, swimming, volleyball, skiing, table soccer, I love reading, cooking and baking, I love animals - JH

Letter to my Host Family

Francesca describes herself as independent and curious. One of her main focuses is dance. She started classical and modern dancing when she was nine. Now she also dances contemporary, which is the style she likes the best. Her favorite subjects in school are biology and technical drawing. She likes to do different things with her friends like going to the cinema, strolling downtown, soccer and ice skating. In her free time, she likes drawing, baking and reading. She admits that she tried camping once and is not a big fan. Francesca is a big animal lover, and at her home in central Italy she has a dog, two cats and two little pet mice. Francesca has been dreaming of being an exchange student since middle school and will be following in her dads' footsteps spending an exchange year in the US. She can't wait to meet you!

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Naiel (16)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, German, Greek
Siblings: Three older siblings
Mother: Registered Nurse
Father: Shoemaker
FR005EE Y

Interests

Audiovisual club, I sit on the board of directors of my school, telecasts and books, watching soccer, movies, I like to cook, canoeing, skiing, caving

Letter to my Host Family

Love extreme sports?! Then please let me introduce you to Naiel, who goes by Nany. Canyoning, canoeing, skiing, and caving are some of his favorite activities. In fact, he loves all sports. When he isn’t spending his time being active, his other love is video editing. He is a member of the audiovisual club and enjoys making videos to publish on YouTube. Nany lives with his mother and is very helpful around the house. He takes pride in his household responsibilities and describes himself as clean and organized. He likes animals but has never had a pet of his own, though he is willing to learn how to care for one. Another passion is learning everything there is to know about the American culture. He is excited to eat American food and likes to cook with his mom, so can teach you about French food too! He hopes to join your family in the fall!

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Darlene (17)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Older sister
Mother: AESH
Father: Electrician
FR004EE Y

Interests

Basketball, walk in my village with my dog, I love singing, I used to practice rhythmic gymnastics, drawing - CR

Letter to my Host Family

Darlene is a 16-year-old girl from a small village in Southern France. She describes herself as very sociable; a joyful person who loves to laugh. She lives with her mom and dad and sister and adores Sunday dinner with them. She has a home full of love including her 7 pets. Darlene has 4 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 turtles. On calm summer days, she enjoys taking her dogs for long walks. Darlene is a good student and loves school. Her favorite subject is English and she attributes this to one of her first English teachers who was kind and encouraging. When Darlene is older, she is hoping to be an interior designer. Darlene is exciting for new opportunities in the U.S.A. to be more independent and to bring her positive and enriching experiences. Apply today to host Darlene!

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Germany

Hanna (17)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, Latin, English
Siblings: Older sister
Mother: Programmer
Father: Wholesale Businessman
GE002EE Y

Interests

Dancing club, I have been dancing for nine years, acting, reading, piano, guitar, art. I love horses and being around them! TS

Letter to my Host Family

Hanna is 16 & lives in the North West part of Germany. She has a very good relationship with her family. They like to travel, go to the cinema or just watch movies at home, play board games. Hanna loves spending time with animals especially her dog. She is a vegetarian but will eat fish. Interests are: dancing (9 years), plays the piano (10 years) and is learning the guitar right now. She would like to be in the drama club at school. She likes horse riding, reading, drawing, cooking and baking and traveling. She is excited to try new things as well. She hopes to make the cheerleading team and or track and field. Her favorite subjects are English, history, music and history of music and art. She describes herself as really happy and interested person, likes making jokes and energetic. “I want to meet new people and not just here in my home country where nearly everyone has the same culture, I want to meet new people that can teach me how they live and show me their culture, even if their way of living is completely different than mine”. Find out more about Hanna by reading her host family letter.

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Camille (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Brother in Middle school
Mother: Teacher
Father: Entrepreneur
FR002EE Y

Interests

I study meteorology, I am interested in Aircraft and culture of aviation, running, my dream job is to become a pilot - TS

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Camille from France. She is close with her family and says she is a bit protective of her little brother. Camille’s dream job – to be a pilot in the French Air Force. She studies meteorology, principles of flight, safety rules in the air and the history and culture of aviation. Her other interests include; running and music. She also likes spending time with her best friend. She loves English and wants to come to America to speak fluent English, she also speaks Spanish. She describes herself as “organized and disciplined and somewhat authoritarian.”

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Davide Mario (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English
Siblings: Brother in middle school
Mother: Teacher
Father: Dentist
IM007SE Y

Interests

Soccer, I have been playing soccer for ten years, skiing, snorkeling, biking, cooking

Letter to my Host Family

I am Davide (16) from Italy. “I am a sporty guy; I like to play many sports but especially soccer. I have been playing soccer for more than 10 years and it is definitely a great passion!” Davide likes animals. His favorite is dogs. He likes to cook with his mother. Davide loves to travel and learn about different cultures. After graduation he would like to study dentistry and become a “very good dentist”. In Davide’s own words “Dear family I hope I have given you an idea of the guy I am and intrigued you, I am so ready to start this experience and I look forward to getting to know you. A hug from Davide ” TS

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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.