Meet Our Students
|Languages:||Kazakh, Russian, English, German|
|Siblings:||Two younger sisters|
|Religion:||Muslim - Inactive|
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT! Book club, Basketball, German language classes, Essay writing contests, Debate competitions - TWLetter to my Host Family
Please meet Leo, his name means Lion in Kazakh! Reading is a great past time for Leo. He is described by his friends as social, reliable, kind, and adaptable. Leo says that he is eager to learn as much as possible and has a dream of becoming a successful businessman someday. In his spare time he likes to play basketball and really enjoys being part of a debate team. Are you looking for a hard-working student, look no further and read Leo's letter! He is very excited about the opportunity of a lifetime. He is very grateful to all host families, and he says to them, "I hope you find a wonderful student, even if it is not me."
Listening to music, soccer, badminton, biking, swimming, hiking, reading comics, drawing, daily meditation - 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?
|Languages:||Russian, Georgian, English|
|Siblings:||Older sister, older brother|
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT!! Basketball, chess, inventor club, member of USA founded program Access - WOLetter to my Host Family
My family is very important to me. My dad died of cancer when I was 7 so my mom had to raise my sister and brother and me on her own. My mom is an amazing person and a great role model. About me, I really love to play and watch basketball. The LA Lakers are my favorite team! My dad taught me to play chess and I really enjoy playing it. I’m a member of several international groups in my country. It helps me improve my English and also teach me things like computer programming. I’m excited to share with you many things about my country and my culture. I hope we will become good friends!
Eva Triana (16)
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Siblings:||two older sisters|
|Father:||Gas Station Attendant|
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT!! Music: playing the clarinet, playing piano, playing the violin, drawing, reading, running, astrophysics, dogs and cats - EMLetter to my Host Family
“I can say that I love to draw and making photographs!” Scholarship recipient Eva is from a small but beautiful village where she lives with her two sisters and her parents. She has two dogs named Venus and Tango, and two cats named Donna and Travolta. Eva has been been playing the clarinet and the piano since she was a child. Studying physics is a future aspiration for Eva, astrophysics, in particular. Her favorite movie, which is Interstellar, is deeply related to astrophysics. She really loves landscapes and is absolutely excited to see what kind of outstanding scenarios are in the USA and visit them if possible. Eva says that changing her surroundings and going outside of her comfort zone she knows is going to be an amazing experience!
|Siblings:||One older and one younger brother|
basketball, watching NBA basketball, gardening, shopping, playing video games, going to the beach, fishing, playing the drumsLetter to my Host Family
Basketball. That describes me in one word. I love to play it and also watch it. Playing PC games and fishing are also hobbies of mine. I live with my family and our dog in the East of Thailand. The reason that I want to do an exchange year in the USA is because it is a cultural center. Second reason, NBA! I want to watch a real live NBA game. I want to see Stephen Curry in the flesh, and USA is the origin of basketball. I love visiting new places and starting a new adventure but I have not yet been to another country. I promise to make my time in America an amazing year. I will help you with everything as much as I can. I promise I will obey the rules. Becoming an exchange student has been my childhood dream and now I’m following my dream. I’m really looking forward to meet you. Hope to see you soon.
|Languages:||Kazakh, Russian, English|
|Siblings:||1 Older Sister, 1 Younger Sister|
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT!! Soccer, basketball, doing school projects, chess, judo, volunteering - HCLetter to my Host Family
America is the place where dreams come true, it will be wonderful when I go to America to study. I am Nur and I am 16 and a FLEX Scholarship Student. Nature is everything to me. I admire the blue ocean, clean sky, singing birds and high mountains. I do judo and I play football and basketball. Reading is my hobby, I believe that self-education has no limits. My father is interested in my studies, he thinks that education in America is of the highest level and supports my dream. My best friend is my mom. I share all of my interests and problems with her. I love her dearly. When my parents are busy at work I help my little sister with her lessons and the cooking. My favorite time of the year is when my family celebrates New Years. We prepare many tasty dishes and gather together with all of our relatives to celebrate together. I look forward to learning about and experiencing American holidays and teaching you about my Kazakhstan traditions. I want to do my best to become a true member of the family with my American host family. I am very happy to join and live with my host family.
|Languages:||Kyrgyz, Russian, English|
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT!! Drawing, English lessons, talking club, volunteering, swimming, guitar lessonsLetter to my Host Family
Hi, I’m Alina, I want to change the world around me and fight injustice! I was fortunate enough win a full-scholarship which will allow me to live my dream of studying in the USA next year and be part of your family, I am very excited about all the possibilities. Here in Kyrgyzstan, I am living with my mother. Before I was living with my grandparents and still see them every weekend, I am very close to my lovely family. We like to spend time drinking tea and discussing interesting news. I want to spend my year being productive, learning lots, and of course being part of your lovely family. I want to thank you ahead of time for choosing me.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Father:||Manager 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'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. Daniel loves tennis and baseball, but not soccer (which he says is a big surprise for someone coming from Spain). He also likes karting and mountain biking. The biking gets him out into nature, which he loves. 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.
|Languages:||Thai, English, Chinese|
|Siblings:||Sister in primary school|
Writing novels, especially comedy novels, would like to play basketball, singing a little bit, playing Thai musical instrument - ASLetter to my Host Family
"In the summer I travel to my Granma’s and help her make some cakes and some bread, it is so fun when I spend time with my family." This comedy writer loves to laugh and she is excited to share her exchange year with you! Yok likes to work hard and she loves to laugh. She has dreams to become a doctor, but she is also a writer of novels, especially comedies. She loves to sing and dance and have some fun listening to kpop music. She is curious about American culture and ready to learn. Yok is ready to meet her new family and make new friends. She is ready to get involved in activities at her school and share her Thai culture with her new American community. Perhaps she will teach you the traditional Thai dance that she knows and loves.
|Languages:||Spanish, Ukrainian, Valencian, English|
|Father:||Bread Delivery Man|
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT!! Volleyball club, I am really interested in music, running, Guias (kind of boy scouts) - EMLetter to my Host Family
Volleyball and running are sports that Alejandro enjoys. Alejandro lives in the middle east of Spain along with his parents. Alejandro's parents are from Ukraine. He enjoys spending time with his friends and is involved with a type of scouts called "Guias". Alejandro enjoys having a great time and having fun but more importantly, he gets together with his fellow scout friends to think about the environment and what separates people in society. Alejandro enjoys meeting new people and especially if they are from somewhere else. He is eager to begin the adventure of meeting new people and learn about a new culture!