Meet Our Students

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Sofia (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, French
Siblings: Younger sister
Mother: Businesswoman
Father: Businessman
Religion: Catholic
IM030EE Y

Interests

volleyball, cooking, reading, artistic gymnastics, skiing, white water rafting-PS

Letter to my Host Family

Sofi is just hoping you choose her to live this wonderful exchange experience. Sofi loves dogs and all kinds of animals. She really hopes you have animals at your home as well. Sofi is very close to her sister. They cook together, train together, and tell each other everything. Sofi's favorite food is pizza, but she also loves vegetables such as tomatoes, eggplants, and potatoes. Sofi plays volleyball and really likes physical education. She also hopes to play volleyball in the US. The other thing Sofi enjoys doing is white water rafting, skiing, and reading. She also likes watching films or series such as Riverdale, Lucifer, Prison Break, Jane the Virgin, and How I Met Your Mother. She listens to both Italian and American music. Her favorite artist is Machine Gun Kelly. Sofi is very excited for this journey and hopes to meet you soon. She cannot wait to learn all about your interest and hobbies.

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Germany

Jule (17)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, Latin, Spanish
Siblings: older sister
Mother: Bank Clerk
Father: Economist
Religion: Lutheran
GE023EE Y

Interests

tennis, skiing, Hip Hop dancing, youth group, animal lover

Letter to my Host Family

My biggest dream for the last 1.5 years is to do an exchange year in America. This aspiring veterinarian loves all animals (except bees LOL) and would love to have a host family with a pet or two. Jule rides horses, dances on the dance team, plays tennis, and LOVES to ski. Juli loves kids and is very active in her church youth group. Could you and your family be the right match for this active, outgoing, animal lover?

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Italy

Maddalena Maria (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, Spanish, Chinese, French
Siblings: older brother
Mother: Teacher
Father: Teacher
Religion: Catholic
IT013EE Y

Interests

Italian scholarship winner! Loves dancing multiple dance styles, cooking, volleyball,

Letter to my Host Family

Maddy is so excited for her year abroad she has been listening to the song, Party in the USA, on repeat. She describes herself as easy going, positive, social, responsible, and curious. She loves spending time with her parents and older brother. Her parents are very supportive of her and her dream to study abroad. Her family enjoys taking trips around Italy, walking the family dog, and watching tv together. She especially likes American TV shows. Her biggest passion right now is dancing! She likes other sports too such as volleyball but dancing hip hop is the front runner. Maddy is ready to explore the world and discover American culture. She wants to fit into your family and bring her positive joking personality along with her. She thanks you in advance for making her biggest dreams come true.

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Tajikistan

Sobir (17)

male, TAJIKISTAN

Languages: Tajik, Uzbek, Russian, Arabic
Siblings: Three younger siblings
Mother: not provided
Father: not provided
Religion: Muslim - Inactive
CI147EE Y

Interests

Football, basketball, volunteering, helping people around the village with feeding the cows, hens, and sheep, public speaking- JS

Letter to my Host Family

Sobir is 17 years old and has a big family, he lives with his parents, grandparents and his three younger brothers. His parents opened a new family business in the last year and Sobir helps his family out by watching his brothers or helps out in the shop selling products. At first he was worried because there were too many items that had various costs, but with a lot of practice, he learns how to communicate and interact with people and learned how to sell products. Every Sunday, he and his brothers help his mom, wash laundry, cook meals, and helps in the vegetable garden. He teaches English and organizes games in his community. Aside from teaching, he volunteers to help around his village with feeding the cows, the hens and the sheep’s. He is very thankful to his parents for raising him as an honest creative and responsible person. He would like to be a diplomat, because he is motivated to improve the relationships between countries; he believes if the countries unite and act together, they will be able to solve all the existing problems of the world. He also feels he must not only take, but he should give back so this is why he wants to serve people around him when he returns after his year in America.

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Poland

Szymon (17)

male, POLAND

Languages: Polish, French, Spanish
Siblings: none
Mother: not provided
Father: not provided
Religion: Not Involved
CI125EE Y

Interests

Board games, art exhibits, attending theater, scifi, history, skiing, sailing-PS

Letter to my Host Family

Do you like discovering new and amazing things? Then Szymon may just be the student for you. Szymon from Poland is a scholarship winner. He describes himself as a very curious person who loves exploring and meeting new people. Szymon enjoys board games, art exhibits, Sci-Fi, history, skiing, and sailing. He also enjoys plays in the theatre. Szymon's parents are divorced but he loves spending time with them both. Szymon shares chores with his mom such as walking the dog, buying groceries, taking out trash, and loading the dishwasher. He does not know how to cook as his grandmother does that. Szymon likes to try new things. He often searches the web for projects on theory which he enjoys pondering. He is also into history, seeing historic artifacts and fascinated with historic movies and books. He is captivated by anything related to space and the "great beyond". Szymon applied to this program because he wants life to be interesting, an adventure, with something new beyond every corner. He wants to go through something new and learn in the process. His motto is "Why waste time, when there is so much to experience?" Hosting Szymon would truly be an adventure.

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Cyriak (15)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: sister and twin brother
Mother: Teacher
Father: Chief Financial Officer
Religion: Catholic
FR019EE Y

Interests

mountain biking, skating boarding, climbing, judo-brown belt, weight training, nature and animal enthusiast, video games. WO

Letter to my Host Family

I have been dreaming of this exchange for 4 years now. I feel I am ready for it as during the last year I have been attending a boarding school, Monday through Friday, and then return home on the weekends. I love it. I am a very social person who gets along with all of my classmates and teachers. I was able to do an internship at a law firm and have become passionate about the legal profession. Because of the pandemic, I have started to learn how to play the piano and started to skateboard and enjoy both very much! I love meeting and talking to new people and discovering American life is a dream for me!

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from France

Matthieu (16)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, Spanish
Siblings: two younger siblings
Mother: Environmentalist
Father: bank manager
Religion: Catholic
FR029EE Y

Interests

rugby, soccer, running, tennis, bike riding, improv theater, cooking, reading,

Letter to my Host Family

My family is very close. We like to go running together and play tennis. My sister is beginning to be a good tennis player too. I am pretty easy going and I like to be social. I always look at the bright side of life and get along with others really easily. I am healthy and love sports. I play rugby three times a week and I play tennis at regional companions and give lessons to kids at the club. I hope to play sports in the U.S. as I think it really builds great friendships. Sports aren't everything, although. I played cello for 8 years and just did improv theater which I really enjoyed. I see this year as a time to discover a new country and make new friends. I will come with a large smile, admittedly a little scared, but with a strong will to make our experience positive, memorable and unique!

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Thailand

Monawat (16)

male, THAILAND

Languages: Thai, Japanese, Chinese
Siblings: Older brother, older sister
Mother: self employed
Father: Military
Religion: Buddism
TH011EE Y

Interests

Judo, drawing, learning guitar, fitness exercises

Letter to my Host Family

Rakan is very excited to meet you. He looks forward to spending time with you, seeing a whole new world he could only dream of, and practicing his English. He describes himself as a very positive, friendly, young man, and very creative person. His favorite subjects include English, art, and sketch up. Rakan loves music and his favorite genres are Rhythm and Blues and Pop. In his spare time, he enjoys Judo, drawing, learning guitar, and fitness exercise. In the future, Rakan hopes to become an architect so he can design things that come from his imagination. He cannot wait to try new things and have a great experience in America. Make Rakan's dream come true and sign up to host him today.

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Host a Male Exchange StudentHost a Student from Georgia

Giorgi (17)

male, GEORGIA

Languages: Georgian, Russian, Turkish
Siblings: None
Mother: Deceased
Father: not provided
Religion: Christian Orthodox
CI141EE Y

Interests

scouting, checkers, volleyball, journalism, jogging, swimming,

Letter to my Host Family

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Host a Female Exchange StudentHost a Student from Czech Republic

Lucie (16)

female, CZECH REPUBLIC

Languages: Czech, German
Siblings: younger sister
Mother: Project Manager
Father: Purchasing Manager
Religion: Not Involved
CZ003EE Y

Interests

Competitive aerobic dancer, loves summer camps, bicycling, snow boarding, skiing, cross country skiing, swimming

Letter to my Host Family

I am a very inquisitive girl. I want to know what high school is like in the U.S and what the culture is like. I love meeting new people and look forward to making new friends! I consider myself happy and kind, sometimes crazy and a very friendly person. During the summer I go to camp which I have done since I was little. I love my friends there! I also am a part of a competitive dance program, and we are quite successful and have won competitions. I love my family and my sister is my best friend. We can talk about everything. Someday I think I would like to become a moderator or journalist. It would be a pleasure to become a part of your wonderful family for a year!

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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.