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Alejandro (16)

SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, German
Siblings: Sister in middle school
Mother: Housewife
Father: Boilermaker
Religion: Catholic
ES002EE Y

Interests

Soccer club, paddle riding bike, video games, music, reading, movies, traveling - AS

Letter to my Host Family

Alejandro is excited to learn about the American way of life and can't wait to share his Spanish culture with his host family. He likes to play soccer, video games, and tennis. He also likes to listen to music, read magazines, and watch The Walking Dead. Alejandro has fish at home, but he would really love to have a dog. In the future, he wants to study Business Management so that he can work for a big company and travel to many places around the world. He thinks the best part would be meeting lots of new friends. His message to his host family: "We are going to have the time of our lives together!"

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Salome (15)

FRANCE

Languages: German, French, English
Siblings: 2 Older Sisters, 1 Younger Brother
Mother: Food Trucker
Father: Engineer
Religion: Catholic
FR032ME Y

Interests

Drama, theater, acting, cinema, cycling, running, hiking, drawing, animals (especially horses), talking with friends - SW

Letter 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.

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Nuria (15)

SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, German
Siblings: Sister in middle school
Mother: Cleaner
Father: Driver
Religion: Not Involved
SP032EE Y

Interests

I go to acrobatic gymnastics twice a week, I go to German class and English class twice a week, I take guitar lessons - WO

Letter to my Host Family

I am a Spanish girl who lives in the northern costal area with my parents, my sister and our two cats and a dog. During the week, I don ́t have time for anything really, I practice Acrobatic gymnastics twice a week and I also go to English and German lessons twice a week each one. I really enjoy is Acrobatic gymnastics competitions because I go to different cities to compete and there I meet lots of different people and make new friends. Also I enjoy preparing the choreography with my team members and the moments before our performance when we are all united to do our best. Right now I am learning English and German because someday I would like to study and work abroad. I have always been a very good student. I'm always concerned about my grades and classes because it guarantees my future and this opportunity that I have been given will improve my English and help me enter a great university. I am very thankful to you and I am very grateful to you for choosing me to become apart of your family.

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Dulat (16)

KAZAKHSTAN

Languages: Kazakh, Russian, English, Turkish
Siblings: Sister in middle school and two younger brothers
Mother: Actress in puppet theatre
Father: Accountant
Religion: Muslim
CI037EE Y

Interests

Swimming, running, volleyball, reading, going to the ice rink, drawing, singing, solving puzzles, music, cooking, conversation with friends, loves animals, has a dog - TW

Letter to my Host Family

I describe myself as tolerant, open-minded, hardworking. My father is retired military and my mother is a puppeteer. I have younger siblings and help care for them. My family time is very important to me. I enjoy every single second of time with them. We like to watch TV shows and movies together. I always support my family by helping prepare meals, to clean and give my father a hand. I enjoy studying biology and hope to go into the medical field, when I am older. I've a great quality which is called easy adaptation. Since 1st grade, I've changed 4-5 schools because of my father's work. I play volleyball, sing, like solving puzzles, listening to music, and drawing, playing games and going to the cinema with my friends.

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Joseph (15)

FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Italian, German
Siblings: One older brother
Mother: Group Vice President
Father: Electrician
Religion: Not Involved
FR001HE S

Interests

Basketball, cross-country skiing, listening to music, cooking, swimming - SN

Letter to my Host Family

Joseph lives with his parents in a small, tourist village on the Switzerland/France border. He loves spending time with his family and enjoys when they can all go skiing together at a local resort. Some of his favorite dishes are Italian cuisine and he loves watching old films. His favorite film is "The Great Escape" with Steve McQueen. Joseph is very passionate about everything he does and describes himself as having great perseverance. Sounds like a young man who will become an amazing exchange student! After school he hopes to go into hotel management and make a career working in world-class hotels. His dream is to come to America and learn about our history, the diversity of our culture and people. Will you help Joseph live his dream?

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Bo Wei (15)

TAIWAN

Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese
Siblings: One teenage sister
Mother: Labour/Foreman
Father: Public Service Accounting officer
Religion: Not Involved
TW003EE Y

Interests

Basketball, history, drawing, anime, comedy club, cooking, magic club - WO

Letter 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.

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Francisco Jose (16)

SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, French, Japanese
Siblings: I have one twin sister.
Mother: Public Relations Professional
Father: P.E. Teacher
Religion: Not Involved
SP026SE Y

Interests

I enjoy play piano and violin. I am interested in technology, writing, badminton, volleyball, and watching movies. - SN

Letter to my Host Family

Francisco who goes by "Fran" is a student who enjoys spending time with friends, meeting new people, trying new food, playing the piano and violin, and exploring new technology. Fran also enjoys playing badminton and volleyball. Fran likes to sing because he believes that it is a great way to express himself. He has spent time in the summer volunteering in a camp making sure the children had juice and snacks. Fran was an exchange student for a week in the UK and enjoyed the experience so much so that he would love to spend a school year with a host family in the states. Fran likes to meet people from all walks of life and learning new languages. Fran is teaching himself Chinese and Japanese. He along with his family are movie and animal lovers.

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Amandine (17)

FRANCE

Languages: French, English, German
Siblings: None
Mother: Logistics Engineer
Father: IT Engineer
Religion: Not Involved
FR020WE Y

Interests

Tennis, listening to music, singing, reading, drawing fashion clothes, cooking

Letter to my Host Family

I live with my parents in a small town in France. I am an only child but I have many cousins I spend time with. I currently attend a private Catholic school with 2,000 students. My main subjects are mathematics and physical sciences. In my free time I play tennis in a club, I have been playing for 7 years. Helping teach younger children to play is also something I do under the direction of my coach. On the weekends my parents and I like to visit museums in Paris or other towns. I love to listen to music, draw, and go to the movies. Helping my parents cook in the kitchen is a good way to spend time together. I will be extremely honored to spend a year with your family and sharing your life. I know the experience will be unforgettable. Yours sincerely, Amandine

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Vitalijs (17)

SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, German, Chinese
Siblings: Brother in high school
Mother: Pastry Chef
Father: Ships Captain
Religion: Catholic
ES011EE Y

Interests

Going to the gym, my interest revolve around everything that has to do with media entertainment, such as video editing, music producing and general learning. I enjoy studying history. - CS

Letter to my Host Family

Vitaljis comes from the Valencia region where he lives with his father, a ship captain, his mother, as pastry chef and his younger brother who attends the same school as Vitaljis. He goes to the gym, does video editing, music production, with history being one of his favorite subjects. His chores include, setting table, doing dishes, vacuuming, taking out garbage, washing floors, watering plants and putting groceries into the fridge. His 13 yr. study of English is reflected in his outstanding score for second language high school. He's traveled in the EU with family and friends. This will be his first trip to the US. He is so looking forward to this lifetime experience to meet new people, becoming more independent and responsible for himself. Consider including this bright and helpful young man as a new member of your family for the upcoming academic year.

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Nargiza (16)

KYRGYZSTAN

Languages: Kyrgyz, Russian, English, Italian
Siblings: Older sister
Mother: Housewife
Father: Entrepreneur
Religion: Muslim - Inactive
CI034EE Y

Interests

Fitness, modern dance, vocal lesson, writing for the school newspaper, Italian courses, reading, singing, music - EM

Letter to my Host Family

Nargiza Says "I admire you because You decided to accept a child from another country with different outlook and be responsible for the child". Nargiza is one of our scholarship students from Kyrgyzstan. Nargiza has many interests including reading, singing, music and dancing. Nargiza has talent and why you ask does she have talent? The reason is that recently she completed in American song contest and won! She has always had a dream to come to the United States and feels very blessed that she was selected to represent her country. She is eager to learn more about America. She is very eager to be a part of your family and hopes to make friendships for a lifetime.

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