Meet Our Students
Bo Wei (15)
|Languages:||English, Mandarin Chinese|
|Siblings:||One teenage sister|
|Father:||Public Service Accounting officer|
Basketball, history, drawing, anime, comedy club, cooking, magic club - WOLetter to my Host Family
Hello my name is Bo-Wei but please call me Leo. I like to listen to music, I love dogs, and also I have a sweet tooth! I enjoy drawing and also sports. My favorite is basketball. I have won tournaments with my friends. I also joined a magic group and I can do many tricks. Which I would love to show you. I am excited to learn the difference between my culture and yours. I am so grateful for the possibility to live with you for the year and experience new things. I am ready to explore and learn new things.
Luis Felipe (16)
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French, German|
|Siblings:||Sister in high school and older sister|
Scout club, hiking, reading, music, skiing, traveling - ASLetter to my Host Family
Felipe says "we have to learn about other cultures, to remove our prejudices, and to really understand that we are all the same regardless our nationalities". He is a hard worker and he also enjoys his free time to choose relaxing activities to do alone or with family and friends. Felipe loves reading, listening to music, and hiking. In the future, he would like to have a job that provides the time and financial freedom to travel the world. Felipe is looking forward to all that he will learn during his exchange year in America.
Kuan Ming (17)
|Languages:||Taiwanese, French, English|
|Siblings:||Older brother in high school|
|Father:||Information Technology Manager|
Volleyball club, table tennis club, badminton, swimming, basketball, watching the NBA, especially the Boston Celtics, sign language club,reading, singing, dancing, I am an active even organizer at my school - SNLetter to my Host Family
I am an outgoing, honest and open minded young man. My friends call me Jimmy. I love watching the Boston Celtics play basketball. They are my favorite NBA team. I hope we can watch basketball together. With your help I am looking forward to growing into my own person. I believe this exchange will help me decide who and what I want to be. I like to play table tennis. My team we broke the standing school record that was held for 30 years. I also enjoy playing volleyball. My parents feel I have a knack for languages. I must agree. My family and I like to spend time together on weekends. I have a passion for Chinese poetry and fairy-tales. I will tell you some of my favorites.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, German|
|Siblings:||Brother in Elementary school|
Soccer, mountain bike, photography, piano, video, traveling, sightseeing, traveling, I am interested in Biology and technology - CKLetter to my Host Family
Marc loves pets, enjoys playing soccer and playing Piano in a jazz band. He said by far his favorite thing to do is photography. Marc told me he and his father spend time hiking together with their cameras and drones to capture all nature has to offer. He hopes one day he will be a famous photographer. He loves sciences he said if the photography career does not work out he will do something involved with science. He and his family enjoy spending time together outdoors He has a very good relationship with his parents. He spends a few hours on the weekends with his friends. Marc has so much to share about the Spanish culture with you. He is also excited to learn as much as he can about the American culture. Marc loves to be active and always has a smile on his face. I know he will be a great fit for any family.
|Languages:||German, French, English|
|Siblings:||2 Older Sisters, 1 Younger Brother|
Drama, theater, acting, cinema, cycling, running, hiking, drawing, animals (especially horses), talking with friends - SWLetter to my Host Family
Salome is from a small village in southern France and the countryside has many animals and wildlife she loves. She enjoys cycling, running and hiking with her family. Salome also enjoys spending time with her family watching television or playing board games. Her hobbies include drama, theater, acting and her passion is cinema. Her favorite subject is English, followed by Art, because it allows her to express her opinions. Salome is anxious to spend a year in the United States to discover new people, traditions, foods and language.
|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:||French, English, German|
|Siblings:||Sister in middle school|
|Father:||Auto Body Mechanic|
Athletic club, skiing, biking, hiking, I love reading, dancing, music, laughing with my sister and friends - SNLetter to my Host Family
Hello! I am a girl who is always smiling. I love spending time with family and friends. My dad is a mechanic and my mom is a midwife. We also have a cat. I love to ski and have done so since I was 3. I am pretty active and practice athletics two times a week. I love all subjects but think science is my strong point. I hope to pursue something in science in the future. I am excited to share my culture with you and learn yours!
Maria Esther (15)
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
Judo club, tennis club, surf, padel and ice skating, I would like to study computer science or robotics. - ASLetter to my Host Family
Esther is so happy to have the opportunity to spend a year in America! She looks forward to learning the culture, lifestyle, and history of the country. Her plan is to study English now so she can study computer science or robotics in the future. In her free time, Esther has been doing judo for nine years. She also does ice skating and can even do jumps and spins! Esther has an older brother and loves to spend time caring for young children. She is helpful, responsible, and adaptable. This hardworking girl is ready for her new family!
|Languages:||French, Spanish, English|
|Siblings:||Brother in high school|
GYM, dancing, rugby, tennis, theatre, guitar, cooking, socializing, music, fashion, movies - EMLetter to my Host Family
Have you considered hosting a student from France, Spain, or Italy? Well, here is your opportunity as Luna's heritage is from all three counties! She would love to share more about herself and her family with you. Luna is from France. She loves hanging out with her friends and going to the movies or just talking to them. She loves sports and especially loves to play rugby. She has also practiced dance in her past. Luna's current family consists of mom, dad, and brother. She enjoys traveling and a good adventure that is why she is so excited about becoming an exchange student living with an American family.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
Swim club, photography, music, piano, computing, animals, school sibling club to help kids who face bullying - WOLetter to my Host Family
I am 16 years old right now and I am living with my parents in a city near the capital. I don’t have any brothers or sisters, so I am the only child in the house; and I have a great relationship with my parents. Both of them are very funny and kindly with me, and we love doing things together. Every summer, we travel to the countryside, and we enjoy a lot going for a walk in the middle of nature and visiting new places. I love playing the piano, and I share this passion with another friend. We go together to classes and we enjoy a lot singing and playing the piano with our teacher. Nowadays, I am assisting to a gym, and I like sports such as basketball, volleyball or swimming, and I sometimes practice them at school with my classmates and friends. I also like doing other things during my free time such as playing videogames, computing, graphic design, going for a walk in the countryside (something that I like doing specially with my parents) and taking care of my dog, a little Yorkshire Terrier, Charlie.
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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.