Meet Our Students
|Siblings:||One older brother, one younger brother and one younger sister|
|Mother:||Airline Crew Member|
Soccer, basketball, padel, tennis, cooking, cycling, video gamesLetter to my Host Family
Jimi describes himself as a very cheerful and outgoing person. He is also very family orientated. On the weekends he spends it with his brother participating in paddle tournaments as well as cooking pancakes & crepes with his sister and mother. PAELLA is his favorite dish that his grandmother makes, and he thinks you should also try it! With his friends, Jimi enjoys playing sports but also enjoys getting to sit and play video games as well. In the future, Jimi hopes to one day become a gym teacher because of his love of sports and young children.
Model UN, biking trips, drama club, skiing, badminton, skateboarding, movies, novels, animals - WOLetter to my Host Family
I think a person with a sound body and mind who is generous to help others can live a blissful life. At school, I am a good student and my favorite subject is math. I was elected class monitor by my classmates so I host weekly meetings. I also take part in a Model UN committee where we organized activities and help others. At home, I help my mom with cooking and chores. I have been learning and practicing Tai Chi for 8 years and enjoy it very much. I also entered a martial arts competition in Hong Kong and won the first prize! I also love sports such as swimming, skiing, badminton, skateboarding, and cycling. I went on a 150-mile cycling trip with my mom who gave me great encouragement along the way. I like being in plays at school and reading books. I love animals too and like to take care of them. I am grateful for this opportunity and hope to spend a happy year with you!
|Languages:||Thai, English, Chinese|
Running, badminton, swimming, I like to go to the mountain, museums, art gallery - KJLetter to my Host Family
Ice lives with his father ("who he calls the leader of the family"), his mother, his older sister, and their dog, Courage. He has a busy schedule during the week with school and homework, but he makes time to run with his mom every day. On weekends, Ice enjoys relaxing and spending time with his family. They go to the mountains, museums, art galleries, and shopping. Ice's favorite thing to buy is SHOES! He is looking forward to hearing great news from his American host family!
|Languages:||German, English, Latin|
Swimming club, I love to go biking, playing football - BOLetter to my Host Family
Inquisitive, excited, and physically active are a few ways to describe Daniel. It’s a dream of his to experience life in America and learn about the culture, people, and country. While in America, Daniel hopes to play football along with participating in some water activities. He also enjoys playing board games and watching movies. Although he is great with kids, he would be fine in a household with or without kids. Daniel can’t wait to meet his new family!
|Languages:||French, English, Spanish|
|Siblings:||Sister in high school, sister in middle school|
Tennis club, fencing club, rugby club, scout club, love sport, having fun with my friends, video games- TWLetter to my Host Family
I live with my family, my father is a surgeon and works for a cancer center and my mom is a rheumtologist at a hospital. I have two sisters and two cats named Oups and Frimousse. I love spending time at home with my family and our cats. We regularly go to the cinemas, see exhibit shows or sporting events. On weekends, we try to watch a film together, I like playing a variety of games with my friends, karting, play paintball, laser tag, go to movies, play soccer, Krav maga and play tennis. We like to go on vacations in different places and during the summer we go to the countryside. In winter, I regularly visit my grandparents who live in the mountians. I ski there with my sisters and cousins. In school, I prefer scientific subjects (mathematics, physics and engineering sciences.) This year I signed up for aeronautical initiation certificate to get an idea of piloting a aircraft. I would like to go to an engineering school, and become a research and development engineer. This is a summary of my life in a couple of lines and I would be delighted to share a part of my life with your famly.
Dancing, singing, listening to music, watching movies - SPLetter to my Host Family
Patrick is a talent young man with many interests. He enjoys watching movies with his family, math class, and most of all Patrick loves performance arts. He is very involved in his schools dance club, likes to help with choreography, and loves the teamwork that comes with team sports. He can't wait to experience new culture so he “can express this colorful world through performance arts.” Patrick is a problem solver and his parents are always encouraging him to find new methods to solve a problem. In school Patrick enjoys math because he enjoys the rush of a good challenge and is always eager to work hard! He feels that coming to the USA is the perfect opportunity for him to learn to look at life from a different perspective. The fact that the USA is the birthplace of pop culture is a great added bonus for him!
|Languages:||French, English, German|
|Siblings:||Brother in high school, Sister in high school, sister in pre|
Composing electronic music, manga, thrift shop shopping, judo, taekwondo, and volunteering with his grandmother - KGLetter to my Host Family
With mom, he is an only child and with dad, he is a part of a big family so either sounds good for his exchange year. Mom is a children's book publisher and dad has a children's shop specializing in wooden toys, so he had the most pleasant childhood. Hippolyte is trained in Judo, Tae Kwon Do, and French boxing. He loves all kinds of music, especially playing drums and composing electronic beats. His free time is also filled with manga and video games. Hippolyte feels lucky to have both of his parents support his decision to go on an adventure to be an exchange student in America and is happy that a host family will welcome him home.
|Languages:||Thai, English, Chinese|
Futsal, Soccer, my favorite animal is a dog, movies, music -WOLetter to my Host Family
My name is Japan. I am from Thailand. I like almost all kinds of animals, but my favorite is my French bull dog! Unfortunately I am allergic to cats even though I like them. When I am together with my family, we like to watch action movies or a military genres together like Rambo or GI Joe and superhero movies. In the U.S., I would like to try American football. I have played football with my friends who wanted to play American football because it was the sport that the people in your country play and want to try something new that fascinates me. I like to play soccer and I play soccer every day after school or if I have free time during the day, I will come down to play with my friends and if the school holidays are closed and my friends are free, I will find some free time to play too. together. I'm excited to see the host that chose me, and I'm thankful for choosing me to adopt. With love, Japan
|Siblings:||Sister in middle school|
Basketball club, skiing, swimming, reading, doing crossword puzzles, watching Formula racing, animals, nature, camp counselor for children - KGLetter to my Host Family
Gianmarco loves basketball and can't wait to see an NBA game during his year in America! He also likes skiing and swimming or he is happy to sit and read a book or complete crosswords. He loves to study science and he loves to be around nature and animals (except large dogs). Although Gianmarco is too busy at home to care for pets right now, he would love to have pets in his American home. He also looks forward to switching classes and having a locker at school next year. Gianmarco can't wait to make the first spaghetti for his host family! He is so grateful for this opportunity and is excited to meet you.
Chun Chieh (15)
|Languages:||Taiwanese, English, Spanish|
Winner of the Taipei Government Scholarship! Jeffery's interests include playing drums in his school band and for fun, soccer, watching t.v. series, exercising and staying fit, math challenges, dogs, sight-seeing and travel, science projectsLetter to my Host Family
I would like to introduce you to Jefferey, a Scholarship winner, from Taiwan. He describes himself as a helper. If someone needs help, he will help them right away. His hobbies are playing the drums, watching movies, and playing soccer. He doesn't have much time for sports right now because he has been studying for the national exams in Taiwan so he is looking forward to more free time to exercise while he is here in America. He suffers from a very mild case of Tourettes which is a disease that causes tics. Jefferey says he is an optimistic person, even when bad things happen to him, he never complains and works on a positive resolution. He says he will do anything to make this exchange year awesome. He likes languages and to chat, so he looks forward to your conversations.