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Ayana (16)

KAZAKHSTAN

Languages: Kazakh, Russian, English, German, Chinese
Siblings: older sister, younger brother
Mother: not provided
Father: not provided
Religion: Muslim
CI108EE Y

Interests

Scholarship winner! Enjoys volunteering, volleyball, basketball, bowling, Pilates, tennis, choir, Rubik's cubes!- DG

Letter to my Host Family

I am a 15-year-old girl who loves, trusts and admires you for sharing your home with me! My friends describe me as a sociable, caring, understanding and active person who you can always trust your secrets. There are 5 people in my family, Mom, Dad, older sister and younger brother. In Kazakh culture, family comes first in everything. Usually, every weekend we watch many films together. No matter how busy we get, we always try to devote some time to family. I would love to create several heart-warming moments with you! Celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween which I have never known and prepare some presents from the bottom of my heart, cook interesting meals and desserts for you. I am really good at household chores and I am a fast learner. I have many interests like arts, sports, society and science. I love to volunteer, sing, draw and play the piano. I would love to share a soulful melody that would melt your heart called Kozimin Qarasy which means “pupil of the eye” I want to share my traditions and holidays with you like Nauryz, Kurban Ait and many others. I look forward to giving you a BIG hug at the airport and becoming part of your family!

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Yanael (15)

FRANCE

Languages: French, Spanish, English
Siblings: Younger brother in elementary school
Mother: Teacher
Father: Teacher
Religion: Christian
FR026EE Y

Interests

Tennis club, Teqball club, cross country club, handball competition, biking, I like animals and fish, I do aqua scaping-making aquariums, guitar.-PS

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Yanael! Yanael lives in Southern France with his younger brother and parents. He enjoys spending time with his family and his baby cousins as well. He is an animal aficionado. He has a turtle, guinea pigs, and aquarium in his room. During the shutdown he spent time building Carp ponds and is involved in aquascaping. Yanael also loves sports, he plays tennis, handball, cross-country, and teqball (which is like soccer on a ping pong table). “Don’t get afraid by all the sports I do; I also know how to be calm.” Yanael reads books and plays the guitar. He loves French desserts and can make “clafoutis a l’abricot” for you! Yaneal is excited to study abroad, he wants to leave his comfort zone to “find out what he is can do.” He is looking forward to meeting you and making unforgettable memories. Make Yaneal part of your family today!

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Miguel (16)

SPAIN

Languages:
Siblings: Younger brother
Mother: university professor
Father: computer engineer
Religion: Catholic
ES035EE Y

Interests

Soccer, biking, snow sledding, running, skiing, basketball, and padel (racquetball).

Letter to my Host Family

Hi, my name is Miguel. I am from Spain and live with my parents and younger brother. I spend most of my free time playing sports. My favorite sports are soccer, skiing, racquetball, and basketball. I am very athletic and enjoy going for a run or working out at the gym. I am very interested in learning more about American high school basketball and football. Outside of sports I have participated in the International Science Symposium of the European Schools in Belgium. I am thinking I may study engineering in college. I love to travel with my family. We have traveled to Slovenia, Austria, Germany and France. I am looking forward to meeting my American family and learning about your culture and traditions.

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Noelia (17)

ITALY

Languages: Italian, French, English
Siblings: none
Mother: social assistant
Father: freelance surveyor
Religion: Catholic
IM004EE Y

Interests

Enjoys artistic hobbies like figurative arts, make up and photography, Participates in a scout group. Sports of interest to her are roller skating and cycling. Her favorite holiday is Halloween!- TW

Letter to my Host Family

Noelia is an only child who'd love to have siblings. She is in an art club and Scout group which they clean trash from beaches. Noelia likes figurative art, photography, theatrical makeup and likes to walk her puppy Kiwi. She enjoys riding cycling or roller skating with her friends or her mum. Her family has hosted a girl from Ukraine. Noelia is excited to meet her new family and make many new friends. She looks forward to an American Halloween and Christmas and says enthusiastically, "life is always a surprise.”

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Yannick Luca (16)

GERMANY

Languages: German, English, Latin
Siblings: Older sister
Mother: Retail Clerk
Father:
Religion: Not Involved
CB043EE Y

Interests

Soccer club, floorball club, music, history, astronomy, science, reading, movies, watching handball games, piano- DS

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Yannick from Germany, winner of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship! He is lives with his mother in a big city. Lannick’s favorite subjects in school are music, history, and sports. His hobbies include soccer and floorball. He is a member of a team in both sports. He also is a referee for children’s soccer games. Lannick enjoys music and plays the accordion and piano. He likes to play modern music but also likes the classics like Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. In his free time he likes to visit the planetarium, the cinema, and museums. He enjoys playing darts, minigolf, and billiards. His friends describe him as friendly, curious and punctual. He is ready to learn and experience new things in America.

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Yi Yun (16)

TAIWAN

Languages: Taiwanese, English, Spanish
Siblings: Older Brother
Mother: Teacher
Father: Teacher
Religion: Not Involved
TP001SE Y

Interests

Singing, Playing the percussion and piano, songwriting, listening to music, badminton, and volleyball.

Letter to my Host Family

Hosting Anthea means you will be gaining a competitive, well-rounded, and disciplined student. Early on, her parents taught her and her brother to take responsibility for themselves. Anthea's parents think it's very cool for her to become an exchange student and expand her horizons. Both parents are also teachers so she is excited to attend American high school and share her experience with them. She excels in sports, especially badminton and volleyball but her passion is music. She is a member of the Juvenile Percussion Ensemble. Anthea enjoys studying foreign languages, most recently she has emerged herself in Spanish and has even won first place in a Spanish oral reading contest. She's excited to continue learning Spanish upon coming to America. She looks forward to sharing her Taiwanese culture with you and cannot wait to meet her new family.

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Clemence (17)

FRANCE

Languages: French, Spanish
Siblings: Older sister
Mother: not provided
Father: not provided
Religion: Not Involved
FR032EE Y

Interests

playing the piano, reading books, listening to music from many genres- PS

Letter to my Host Family

Clemence is a 17-year-old young lady from France. She loves reading books, playing piano, and hanging out with friends. Clemence describes herself as a very curious person who wants to discover and learn as much as she can. In France, she lives with her mom, stepfather, 2 stepsisters, and stepbrother. In her spare time, Clemence likes hanging out with her friends. She loves reading novels and books about philosophy, sociology, and other subjects of interest. She also enjoys plays and famous poetry. Another passion is listening to a wide genre of music. Clemence says she has a very eclectic taste in music which includes rock, jazz, pop from the 70s to 90s, and sometimes rap. Clemence studies English and Spanish. Spanish is her second language. She really enjoys studying the English language and says it helps her discover new pieces of art and literature to appreciate. Clemence cannot wait to explore and discover new things in America, especially things related to American culture and its people. She is excited to share her culture, her experience and encounters with you. Clemence hopes it will be a year to remember all of her life and thanks you for being a part of it.

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Carmen (15)

SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, French
Siblings: Sister in middle school and two brothers in elementary school
Mother: Engineer
Father: Engineer
Religion: Catholic
ES018EE Y

Interests

Basketball club, tennis club, music club, scout club, orchestra, hiking, violin-WO

Letter to my Host Family

I’m a very active person and I really like to be doing things anywhere. I play basketball with my team. I also play tennis. I really enjoy it. Violin is also another of my hobbies. I go to the professional music school twice a week. I have been playing it for almost 7 years now. Thanks to the violin I have met a lot of nice people and learned a lot about the musical culture. My favorite subject in the music school is the orchestra, in fact I am thinking of joining them next year. My second family is the Scouts. I started going camping in 2014. I enjoy the camps somuch that we try to go every time we have holidays, but specially we love the summer camp. I love my family as much as I like doing activities with them, such as going for a bike ride, hiking, trekking, that’s to say, outdoor activities. We also love staying home and play boardgames, painting or cooking. I am so grateful because thanks to you I’m going to be able to have the most amazing experience of my life and I’m so excited to join an American family and be a member of it during a year.

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Paula (15)

SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, French, German, English
Siblings: younger sister
Mother: teacher
Father: pilot
Religion: Catholic
ES004EE Y

Interests

swimming, synchronized swimming, dancing, ping pong, paddle boarding, cricket, net ball, tennis and hockey- TW

Letter to my Host Family

Paula has lived most of her life in Spain; she also lived in England for a year to learn English. She is studying in a catholic school. Her dad is a pilot and her mum works as a teacher and has a younger sister whom she has a very good relationship with. She has always wanted to have a pet specially a dog since she can’t have one of her own. She would not mind if you have a pet, she would really love it! She used to practice swimming for a long time and she likes to play paddle tennis and paddle board during summer. She also likes to dance and had dance lessons. When she was younger she practiced synchronized swimming. She actually loves sports! And she has tried a variety of sports like hockey, netball, tennis, and cricket. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, go shopping, or to hang at each other’s houses. She hopes to share her culture with you so you can know her way of life, traditions, food and get to know about the different places that hopefully one day you will be able to visit with her.

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Karen (17)

ARMENIA

Languages: Armenian, English, Russian, Spanish
Siblings: Two siblings
Mother: not provided
Father: not provided
Religion: Christian
CI126EE Y

Interests

Drawing, basketball, motivational speaker at my club, reading, cooking

Letter to my Host Family

Prestigious FLEX scholarship winner!!! Karen comes from a large family, he lives in a small village in Armenia, some of his favorite pastimes are hanging out with friends, playing basketball, and cooking. When Karen sets his mind to something he accomplishes great things! When he grows up he plans on becoming a lawyer. This staunch protector of human rights can not wait to meet his new host family.

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