Meet Our Students
|Languages:||Russian, Kazakh, English, Turkish|
|Siblings:||Older brother, sister in primary school, baby brother|
|Religion:||Muslim - Inactive|
Swimming, working out, reading, Chess, Table Tennis, Soccer, Dombyra (Kazakh national instrument) lessons - WOLetter to my Host Family
I am a very self-motivated student. I will do my best because I am passionate about learning. I want to learn about American culture and share my culture with you! I easily make new friends but am also particular with whom I hang out. When I hang out with my friends, we usually go to the park, talk about our goals and dreams or go to the cinema. I do enjoy sports. Soccer, table tennis, and chess are some of my favorites. I also go swimming at least once a week. Right now I go to school in another town and stay there during the week. I come home on the weekends and holidays so I know my exchange experience will be an easy transition. In America, I want to enjoy every moment I have with you and my future friends!
|Languages:||English, Spanish, French|
|Siblings:||Middle school aged brother|
Basketball, reading, comic books, peer mentor to students entering high school, working with his uncle's architecture firm - ASLetter to my Host Family
Who is up for a game of RISK? That is Mauricio's favorite board game to play with his family. Comics? He loves them. (Those pictures can convey so much more than words!) Breaking Bad or a great documentary on tv? Sounds perfect for Mauricio. If not these, then how about a game of basketball? Mauricio has been playing for several years (and loves to see live sporting events, too). This aspiring engineer (into all things computers and robots) is impressed by what he knows about America, "one of the most advanced countries in the world". He is excited to meet his American host family and learn so much more!
|Languages:||Spanish, English, Galician, French|
Volleyball, club, figure skating club, volleyball, photography, skiing drawing - CKLetter to my Host Family
Help make Ana’s dreams come true. Ana has always dreamed of coming to the United States. She is very grateful for this opportunity and will do everything she can to make it a great experience not only for herself but for her host family. She is even learning how to cook a few Spanish dishes for you. She loves to play volleyball and roller skate, but her passion is skiing. She is excited that many of the schools have ski teams. She hopes she will be able to do what she loves while living here. She is looking forward to making new friends. She has been studying English since she was young but admits she needs to improve. She knows immersing herself here will help. She is excited about everything her new school and family will offer her.
|Languages:||German, English, Latin|
|Siblings:||Two older sisters|
Tennis club, I like American football, I did track and athletics for seven years and I would like to start it again, handball, soccer, basketball, violin - ASLetter to my Host Family
Track and field, parkour, tennis, handball, soccer, basketball, and watching American football are just some of the things this active young woman loves to do in her free time. She also plays violin. And she loves movies and ice cream! Nora is the youngest of three sisters. She doesn't mind being the youngest, but she prefers to have the company of her siblings. Nora has done a two week exchange before, but she wants to experience more culture and more friendships. For her, this experience is about finding similarities in people regardless of cultural differences. Nora is so happy to have the opportunity to live in America with a host family for a semester to learn more about the culture, the people, and the language.
|Siblings:||One younger sister|
Playing sports such as Badminton, Running, and Golf, planting trees, volunteering at Intensive English Camp course, aviation - TWLetter to my Host Family
Panvad nickname is Ueay, but you can call her Peb. She is quite excited to spend time with you, and is very interested in English and American cultures. Panvad says that Thai cuisines are delicious and she would like to cook for you. She is friendly, talkative and cheerful. She has two dogs, Teelek and Happy, and says that they are honest, playful, and lively like her. She likes to watch science-fiction movie, such as Star Trek and Avengers and James T. Kirk and Ironman are her favorite characters. She is taking Intensive English Courses for the three years and 4 of her classes are spoken in English each day to improve her English. She has been board jumping since she was in primary school and have earned medals at each competition. She wants to be a pilot and plans to study in Aerospace engineering and attend the Aviation school and this is the reason why she studies so hard, so she can achieve her goals.
|Siblings:||Two adult sisters|
Photography, reading books,astronomy, music, spending time with her sisters, watching moves, shopping, animals, - CKLetter to my Host Family
The host family to me is one of the best parts of the exchange. I want to be part of your family and grow. I want to teach you everything I know about Spain especially my favorite, The Carnival of Cádiz. My Family is important and my mother and father are very supportive. My older sisters are like my best friend. We enjoy many things together. Like most teens, I enjoy hanging out with my friends. We enjoy going shopping and eating fast food. I enjoy photography and astronomy. One day I will work as an aerospace engineer. I am looking forward to making new friends and a lifetime of memories with you.
Soccer, gym, debate club, volunteering, reading, playing the guitar, movies, I want to learn skate boarding, 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 is looking forward to learning about and living an American teenager life and gaining new friends for a lifetime.
|Siblings:||Sister in elementary school, sister in high school|
Mountain bike, I have practice for the last two years gymnastic, snowboarding, I love water sports, running, swimming, horse back riding - SNLetter to my Host Family
Rodrigo loves to be active, especially biking. He is also a runner. When he can get by the water, he loves surfing and canoeing. Although he has tried to convince his parents for the past three years, he still does not have a dog. Wouldn't it be great if his host family had one for him to love?! When Rodrigo thinks about his exchange year, he just smiles knowing he will share his culture, learn to read and write English more fluently, become a part of an American family, and participate in many activities with new American friends. He just cannot wait to be here!
Biking, bowling, aqua aerobics, sewing with ribbons, playing team games, volunteering, organizing quests - Scholarship Recipient. TWLetter to my Host Family
Vlada is an only child and would be happy to have brothers and/or sisters. She enjoys spending time with her family, they like to have barbeques, attend festivals; spend time together talking or watching TV. Volunteering is the most important part of their lives because they are giving back to their community. It makes them happy to see others feel good, in their difficult time. She and her father enjoy bicycling or jogging. She enjoys sewing ribbons, reading books, water aerobics classes and playing team games with her friends. She isn’t sure what she wants to do in the future but knows that she wants to help other people. She wishes that the world that we live in, would become a kinder and happier place and feels that this program is giving her the opportunity to make it a better place to live in. She wants you to know how much she admires your family for willing to host for the entire year.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Father:||Computer Systems Analyst|
Drama and dance lessons, reading, piano, BiologyLetter to my Host Family
Drama, dance, and personal defense classes are a few things Iria likes to do in her free time. Otherwise, during the week she is usually studying. On weekends, she loves to visit her grandparents and spend time with her friends. Iria loves to study Biology and Chemistry. She would love to work in a lab one day exploring illnesses and their cures. Like many of us, Iria's favorite day is Friday! She has her favorite classes (Biology, of course), math, English, and Physical Education. This is the day she studies catechism, too. Then, she can begin her weekend full of movies, board games, shopping, and excursions. Iria is already so thankful for her host family and all she will experience in a year with them!
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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.