Meet Our Students
|Languages:||Spanish, English, Basque|
|Siblings:||Sister in middle school|
Soccer club, swimming club, lifesaving club, I would like to study medicine - WOLetter to my Host Family
I am a Spanish boy and I live with my parents and sister. My sister and I get along very well. She is funny and we laugh together. All of my family live in the same town together so I get to spend a lot of time with them. My cousins and I go to the same school so we see each other every day and I usually visit my great-grandmother on the way to my grandma ́s, where I eat every afternoon after school. I ́m very responsible, disciplined and organised. First, I do my obligations and then I spend the free time in my hobbies. I would like to study Medicine at the University and I want to search for cures for cancer too, because a friend died due to it. With my friends I like to play soccer, go to the swimming pool, to the cinema or eat a burger. I adapt to different situations and I have no problem meeting new people. I would like to study in your country because I consider it will be an incredible and a once in a life time experience.
|Siblings:||Brother in high school, sister in elementary school|
Debate, reading novels, cooking, spelling bee competition, IT competition, spending time with family - TWLetter to my Host Family
Khushi would like for you to know that she and her family are Hindu. She has an older brother and younger sister. Her family is very supportive in everything she does, unless she is wrong and they guide her into the right direction. She enjoys playing games and discussing her day with her family in the evenings. Her responsibility is to study and to help her mother with cooking, cleaning and sometimes shopping. Khushi interests are reading novels, cooking and making new vegetarian dishes. She says her city is known as the city of winds and is famous for its Bangles. She likes to spend time with her friends on weekends. She is good at debating and would like to get involved in public speaking to motivate people, but she is focusing on medical science and wants to be a doctor to help others. She is also interested in being a journalist. She says that she is a jolly person and is a chatterbox. She is looking forward to meeting her new American family.
|Languages:||French, English, Spanish|
|Siblings:||Two younger sisters|
Basketball club, I train and coach kids, tennis, swimming, running, soccer, hiking, scuba diving, traveling, music - ASLetter to my Host Family
Tony lives in a small, quiet village with his parents and two younger sisters in the south of France and attends school close to the city (about 30 minutes from home). His weeks are busy with school and basketball. In school, his favorite subjects are math and sciences. Tony comes from a family of basketball players and has been playing since he was seven years old. He plays point guard for his team. Tony is close to his family and enjoys spending time with them when he is free on the weekends and holidays. They enjoy fishing and hiking together. They have even visited the US for summer vacations together on multiple occasions. He has been to California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. Tony has been impressed with the friendliness of the American people he has met in his travels and is looking forward to meeting more friends while he becomes part of his new American family.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, German, French|
|Siblings:||Brother in Elementary school|
|Mother:||In the Countryside|
|Father:||In the Countryside|
Dancing, GYM, yoga meditation, music, theater, cinema, reading books - EMLetter to my Host Family
Did I tell you that I love you? Yes, that true as you are an amazing family willing to host me for a year! My name is Andrea and I am from Spain. I love adventures and learning new things. I realize that this next year there will be new and exciting things to learn, see and do! I do have a younger brother. We love to play together such as football and video games. I love to dance especially hip hop. I used to dance classic but now prefer hip hop. I enjoy spending time with friends and especially family. I can't wait to start the adventure and get to know my new family. See you soon!
|Languages:||French, Spanish, English|
Swimming club, long distance hiking, drawing and painting, playing video games, reading comics and fantasy novels, I love watching movies and series - WOLetter to my Host Family
I am a 17 year old boy from France. I am an only child and live with both my parents in western France. I do have 4 cousins with whom I am very close. We always have a good time with each other and spend holidays together. We live in a modest home and do not have any pets and therefore I don't always feel comfortable around them. I have a great sense of humor and enjoy getting together with my friends. When we get together we play video games, table games and make up creative games to play together such as our role playing game. My parents and I are very close and we have gone twice on a long 300 km trek that took 14 days. I am athletic but not competitive. I don't really like watching sports on TV. I like to watch Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. My favorite subjects in school are history and languages, mostly English.
|Languages:||Italian, English, French|
|Siblings:||Sister in elementary school|
Tennis, basketball, biking, hiking, skiing, music, guitar -WOLetter to my Host Family
I live with my parents and sister in the north of Italy. When I was 5 years old my parents and I went to Ethiopia to meet my new sister. This has made me an strong and open minded person. Our family has one cat named Cesare. In my free time, I love to practice sports and listen music. I love practice a lot of sports, but not watching sports at the tv. Once a year, my whole family spends at least one week hiking or cycling. Last summer I spent 3 weeks in Scotland at Outerbound “skill for life” to prove my survival skills. My dad is passionate about outdoor and mountains, for this I have done a lot of ski, hiking and climbing but I prefer the sea and beaches. I would say my best quality is self-reliance and my parents trust in me. I always knew I wanted to go the the U.S. but it especially after we hosted a Japanese student 4 years ago. We became like brothers. I have never visited the U.S. and am very excited to spend my next school year there!
Guan Wei (15)
I love sports. I am a member of my school's badminton and swimming club. I like biking, traveling, reading - WOLetter to my Host Family
I am a 15 year old boy from Taiwan. I live with my mother and father and little sister. My family and I have a very close relationship and they are my backbones. My father and I enjoy cycling together and have completed a 13 day,1200k ride around my island. My other favorite sport is swimming. My father and I also participated in a 3 hour swim in Sun Moon Lake. As much as I like to do sports, I like to cook. I think cooking is relaxing to me and I like to put smiles on the people for whom I am making the food. I love to travel and experience new things. I can't wait to come to America.
|Languages:||Mongolian, Japanese, English|
|Siblings:||Brother in Elementary school|
Chemistry club, piano, swimming, computer drawing, chemistry club, movies, volleyball - ASLetter to my Host Family
Dulguun is a self described introvert who is very close with his family, especially his younger brother. They play a little soccer and watch a few movies, but mostly they draw for hours on end. Dulguun says he has so many drawings, he could probably fill a large pool with his work! He mostly draws Manga, Japanese cartoons and characters, but he has been adding in more nature and scenery lately. He also loves the mystery of puzzle games, the challenge of video games, and sports like volleyball (but mostly just for fun). Dulguun loves his hobbies and spends his free time doing more of what he loves. Both of Dulguun's parents have careers in Mathematics and they have encouraged him to become an engineer. His dream today is to be an exchange student so that he can experience English language and American culture and his dream for his future can come true.
|Languages:||Romanian, Russian, English, German|
Art, running, canto, dancing, biking, woven vegetable fibers, embroider - EMLetter to my Host Family
Greetings from Moldova! My name is Luminita and live in a large city! I am so excited to be chosen to represent my country! I am eager to learn new and exciting things. Let me tell you a bit about myself. I have 6 aunts and 6 uncles! I do come from a large family and can't wait to be a part of yours! I love to draw! In fact, I have won a competition 2 years in a row for my drawings! I also enjoy hanging out with my friends. We like to play volleyball together and other things such as walking together and of course going shopping! I do have friends in Greece, Ukraine, Italy, and Spain! I can't wait to have some American friends and family!
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Siblings:||Two older sisters|
Volleyball club, reading, writing (I want to publish my book one day), watching films and series, hanging out with my friends, traveling - TWLetter to my Host Family
I am Lucia, I’m fifteen years old and I live in a town by the seaside. I live with my parents and one of my sisters. My oldest sister lives in England with her husband. I have a close relationship with my sisters and parents, we enjoy playing board games, watching a film and shopping and eating out. I usually hang out with my friend in the park, eating sweets and laughing a lot. I play volleyball and this is my first year playing but I am learning quickly. When I am not playing, I am reading or writing. I have a cat; he is grey with yellow eyes and his name is Mercutio because of Romeo and Juliet, it is my favorite movies. I think it is very important to have plans for the future and I want to publish books, I have been writing since I was a little girl. I hope to travel the world when I am older, I feel traveling opens your mind to different cultures and ways of life.