Meet Our Students
Ruo Si (15)
|Languages:||Taiwanese, Japanese, English|
|Siblings:||Brother in middle school|
|Father:||Air Accident Investigator|
School symphonic band, volunteers to play music at the hospital, plays clarinet, piano, and ukulele, enjoys sports such as track and field, swimming, tennis, table tennis, and badminton, I like to write calligraphy and play diabolo (Chinese yo-yo) *- WOLetter to my Host Family
Roxanne is the winner of a government-sponsored scholarship for her exchange year. She is an active, outgoing person who is not afraid to try new things. She shares that she comes from a very warm family who has taught her that a sense of humor is necessary to add colors in life. She thinks of herself as optimistic. She loves playing musical instruments. She has been learning piano for 10 years, clarinet for 2 years, and ukulele for 2 years. She likes sports a lot as well and shares that she is good at swimming and running. She is the record holder for the 100m sprints in her school. Roxanne is looking forward to being fully immersed in American culture. She says she has learned a lot about the United States from her language teachers (some of whom are Americans), and she can’t wait to have the first-hand experience of American life!
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Siblings:||Sister in Elementary School|
I love singing, playing keyboard, I always loved anything related to music, I go to the gym, I like all kind of sports - WOLetter to my Host Family
I think I ́m a cheerful and outgoingperson. I always try to see the good side of things and I think I ́m very open-minded. My family is very close and we love to watch movies together. On Sundays, we visit my grandparents and my grandmother always makes Paella for us. I like sports a lot, I think practising a sport is a really good way to stay relaxed and energetic, so I joined a gym. I hope to play a sport in the U.S. I also love to sing and sing in the school chorus. I play guitar and now have learned to play the keyboard. Someday I would like to work as a Spanish language teacher in an English-speaking country. I know this experience will be very rewarding form me and I am truly thankful.
|Languages:||Georgian, English, Russian|
Swimming, drawing or painting, movies, learning languages, fitness training, reading, leader school member - SNLetter to my Host Family
"I will always appreciate and value your interests and I will share my experiences with my fellow Georgians." Nanuka already speaks Georgian, Russian, and English; now she is learning French with a tutor and exploring Japanese language and culture on her own. She has always dreamed of becoming a detective or an actress but has recently discovered a love for international relations. Because she is an only child with two working parents, she is independent and responsible. She loves the time she gets to explore outside her small town and spend time with her family and close friends on the weekends. Nanuka believes it would be great to have a host family with similar interests, but it would be just as rewarding and exciting to have differences so that they could find something new to experience together. She is ready for a great year!
|Siblings:||Brother in Elementary school|
Studying the history of the twentieth century, reading historical, political and psychology books. Collecting Italian and Japanese comics. Playing board games and chess and watching all kinds of movies.Letter to my Host Family
"I can't wait to talk and share things with you. Thank you very much for choosing me and the possibility to become a member of your family." Simone is from wonderful Italy. If you are a history fan then Simone is the student for you. Simone loves studying history especially the 20th century. In addition, he enjoys politics, psychology, collecting comics from Italy and Japan as well as playing videogames and board games. He is particularly interested in chess. Simone had chosen to become an exchange student to see new cultures, see new places, and meet his people. Currently, he is studying in a psychology school, but his life ambition is to become a doctor to help people and save lives.
|Siblings:||Brother in middle school|
Handball club, piano, music, movies, video games, I would love to get involved in American sports, hanging out with my friendsLetter to my Host Family
Ignacio, whose friends and family call him Nacho, is a social young man. He is involved with the sport Handball in his home country but has a desire to participate in some American sports. Although he was told that he would never play sports again after an injury, with hard work and determination he has been able to play. His attitude toward his teammates are commendable for he regards them as family and not just a team that he is a part of. As with his own family, they are important to him and he loves to spend time with them. He is very helpful to his mom around the home with washing dishes, trash duty, and keeping his room clean. He is ready and willing to help in any way he can in your home. Ignacio wants to improve his English while he is here, learn of our culture and is looking forward to making new friends as well. As you can see, Ignacio will make a nice addition to your family with his enthusiastic attitude to help out in the home as much as you need and has the desire to have a wonderful relationship with his new host family while here in America.
Maria Belen (16)
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Father:||Unempolyed Administrative Assistant|
Conservatory band, dance club, ballet, music, theatre, science, clarinet, piano, singing, guitar - Scholarship Recipient. TWLetter to my Host Family
Belen is a bundle of activity! She loves to dance (and it doesn't even matter which style - ballet, jazz, contemporary, urban, or funk) and play clarinet, piano, and guitar (she studies at a music conservatory). Mom is a teacher at a primary school and Belen may want to follow in her footsteps one day. She would probably teach dance or music or something related to sciences like physics or biology. Belen may seem shy at first, but once she gets to know new friends, she is talkative and loves to hang out having fun. She is excited to meet her new host family and friends in America.
|Languages:||Russian, Ukrainian, English|
|Siblings:||Brother in primary school|
Traditional Dance lessons, Art, Graphic Arts, Water Colors, Young Leaders Club, Young Geographers Club, Writing for the school newspaper, Volunteering - SNLetter to my Host Family
One thing Anastasiya will always have with her is her sketchbook. She loves to draw on the go (and she does some watercolor at home, too). She also loves all sorts of dancing, making different crafts, and taking lots of photos. Sometimes, at home, she likes to bake, especially biscuits that "smell like childhood". Anastasiya has many friends around the world, including a best friend in NJ. She also has a great family that she loves to spend time exploring different places, watching movies, or playing board games. She hopes to become a part of her new American family with ease and looks forward to a great year!
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Father:||Manager - Volvo Car Dealership|
Tennis club, karting, track and field, skiing, biking, I like baseball but I played little bit, movies - SNLetter to my Host Family
Daniel has visited many places in America, but he has never had the opportunity to stay and learn the culture, to experience the day to day life. He loves tennis and baseball, but not soccer (which he says is a surprise coming from Spain). He also likes karting and mountain biking. The biking gets him out into nature. Daniel's favorite place to be is at his grandfather's farm where they grow lots of different foods, take care of animals, and swim in the pool. One more thing: Daniel loves movies and is a big fan of Clint Eastwood. He is looking forward to hearing from you, his American family, and can't wait to meet you in person.
Listening to music, soccer, badminton, biking, swimming, hiking, reading comics, drawing - TWLetter to my Host Family
Pitphiboon likes to go by the name Pete. He wants to come to the USA to learn about our culture, traditions.and and lifestyle. He enjoys riding a bike, playing badminton, video games and football. He enjoys listening to music and watching American movies like Captain America and Thor. He helps out around his home by caring for his dog, cleaning his room, helping set the table and doing the dishes. HIs parents have a garden in which there are many fruits and flowers. He will help them out if they need him. Pete is excited to become a member of your family. Can you make his dream come true?
Space club, Soccer, debate (forensic) club, volunteering, loves dogs and cats, reading, playing the guitar, movies, cartoons, Wants to learn to about basketball, golf and other American activities - Scholarship Recipient. TWLetter to my Host Family
Amirjon has responsibilities at home, but he also likes to read, listen to music, sing, play guitar, go to the gym, and watch movies and television when he has free time. He would eventually like to enroll in a university for economics and business, hopefully studying abroad. He would love to have his own successful business one day. Amirjon wants his host family to know he is kind and openminded, that he can find a common language with anyone because of his sense of humor. He describes himself as open, reliable, confident. He looks forward to trying something while he is in America – maybe art or dancing. He is looking forward to learning about and living an American teenager life and gaining new friends for a lifetime.
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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.