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Albina (16)

UKRAINE

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English
Siblings: Sister
Mother: Private Entrepreneurs
Father: Private Entrepreneurs
Religion: Not Involved
CI034EE Y

Interests

Painting, modeling, fashion, reading, yoga, reading, studying astronomy, genetics,& astrology - CK

Letter to my Host Family

Hello, my name is Albina. It has been a dream to come to America. I am very open to new experiences. I am a FLEX scholarship student from the Ukraine. It was a very hard and competitive process to win this scholarship. I worked very hard to reach my goal. I live with my parents and little sister. We are a very close family. My sister and I like the same movies and music. My mother and I practice Yoga. Like most teen girls, I love everything and anything about fashion. I hope one day to have a career in the fashion industry. I enjoy spending time with my friends going to see movies. We also love to cook together. I cannot wait to cook for you. In my free time, I love to read. Astronomy and astrology are just two things I like to read about. I cannot wait to experience Fall in the U.S. I am sure it will be beautiful. I know we will have a great time together learning about each other’s cultures

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Benjamin (16)

GERMANY

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish
Siblings: Older sister, older brother
Mother: Teacher
Father: Publisher
Religion: Not Involved
GM013EE S

Interests

Fitness training, table tennis, swimming, gaming, piano, movies - EM

Letter to my Host Family

My name is Benjamin. I am 16 years old from a big city in Germany. I like to travel and enjoy meeting to people. I am eager to meet your family. I have lots of hobbies including playing the piano, going to fitness club, gaming online and offline. I am not so much into sports games but am willing to try anything. I love my cat and family very much. I love to eat pan cakes, pizza, French toast, and other good food. Can't wait to see you and your family in a few months.

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Antoine (17)

FRANCE

Languages: French, English, German
Siblings: Younger sister
Mother: Company Manager
Father: Pilot
Religion: Catholic
FR025EE Y

Interests

I enjoy scouts club, tennis, movies, biking, politics, science, economy, and history. I just started playing guitar and enjoy music and am making his own fixie bike.

Letter to my Host Family

I'm Antoine, I'm 17 years old, and I live with my family in the north east of France. I'm very close with my little sister, she's very joyful and I take care of her as much as possible. I'm a bit shy at times, yet friendly and open-minded. I have a great relationship with my family and friends. We have a tabby cat and I like cats better than dogs because they are more independent. I currently study economy and political science and would like to continue when I get back to France and my English has improved from this exchange. I have been a "Scout of France" since I was six and most of my friends are also scouts. We enjoy making our own fixie bicycles. I also have played tennis since I was six years old. I've never been to the US and I'm looking forward to meeting you and sharing my life with your family.

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Guillaume (16)

FRANCE

Languages: French, English, German
Siblings: Older sister, Younger brother
Mother: Family Doctor
Father: Partner in an Audit Firm
Religion: Catholic
FR039EE Y

Interests

Basketball club, sailing, computer games, skiing - AS

Letter to my Host Family

Guillaume lives in western France (about an hour from the sea and close to the city) with his parents, his older sister and his younger brother. He also lives close to his grandparents and twelve cousins who he sees on weekends. They like to sail and ski together. Most of his friends are from his basketball team or school. He is with his basketball team at least three times a week and spends time on the court in the city when he is not with his team. When he is at home, Guillaume likes to connect with friends on a computer game called League of Legends. He is looking forward to meeting his American family.

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Matilde (18)

PORTUGAL

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English
Siblings: Two younger sisters
Mother: Producer
Father: Company Manager
Religion: Not Involved
PO005EE Y

Interests

Volleyball, basketball, playing cards, charades, I like biology and math, watching TV, music, working at a local restaurant. - AS

Letter to my Host Family

Matilde and her two younger sisters alternate living with their mom and dad each week. Her parents are divorced, but they get along well. Both parents live in homes in the city near the river. Matilde has fun with her sisters and also has friends near each of their parents' homes. She describes herself as honest, intelligent, and always ready for an adventure. She takes her high school classes full time and also works at a small vegetarian restaurant in the evenings. She is responsible and reliable with her work and has been placed in charge at dinner times. She is looking forward to independence, learning, and experiencing all that coming to America has to offer her next school year.

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Oscar (16)

SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, French
Siblings: Older sister
Mother: Gas Seller
Father: Civil Guard
Religion: Not Involved
SP026EE Y

Interests

Soccer, basketball, cycling, ping pong, swimming, video games, animals, spending time with his family - EM

Letter to my Host Family

My name is Oscar, and I live in the south east of Spain. I am a 15 years old very friendly and sociable. My time with my family is spent meeting up with other relatives, especially during the holidays. I like sports, especially swimming and soccer. I would rather do sports than watch TV or staying at home. I love all kinds of animals. My future dream is to become an astrophysicist and would love to work for NASA. I very interested in knowing how people from other countries think, work and live. I think we will get on well and can't wait to be a part of your family.

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Thibaud (15)

FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Older brother and younger brother
Mother: Architect
Father: Charted Surveyor
Religion: Catholic
FR036EE Y

Interests

Climbing club, windsurfing, rugby, soccer, playing drum, cooking especially baking, hang out with my friends - CS

Letter to my Host Family

Thibaud will be 15 on his arrival in the US. He has an elder brother in med school, a younger brother in the same school as Thibaud, his father is a charted surveyor and his mom an architect. He's in a sports club and loves to climb, wind surf, and play soccer. He's played drums since for 8 years. He cooks at home and has done an internship at a bakery-maybe he'll bake your family some deserts. He'd like to be a professional chef or resort-hotel manager. This summer he'll go to Spain for a short exchange and then that student will return with him to France to complete the exchange. "I help set our table, help cook, cut the grass and pick up leaves." Favorite classes are history and sport. He plays soccer in a club and hopes to play in the US and wants to play drums in his new High school band. He loves his 3-10 year old cousins and baby sits them; he is not averse to having younger children in his family or a sibling in high school with him.

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Pablo (16)

SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, Euskera, French
Siblings: Younger sister
Mother: Area Manager
Father: Insurance Seller
Religion: Not Involved
SP007EE Y

Interests

Sports - tennis, running, swimming, soccer, baseball, golf, basketball, traveling, music, movies, designing and programming a robot made out of Lego

Letter to my Host Family

My name is Pablo. My parents, my sister, and I enjoy many sports. We have a strong family relationship and often get together on weekends. Besides playing a variety of sports, I like go to shopping, go to the Cinema with my friends and hang out. A couple of friends and I have also competed in the Lego league of robotics. We had to design and program a robot made out of Lego. It was an amazing experience. I'm good in science and I plan to study engineering at the University. I can't wait to start what I hope will be one of the most memorable experiences in my life. I'm sure I won't disappoint your trust and you will be as proud as my parents of me.

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Gaziza (16)

KAZAKHSTAN

Languages: Kazakh, English, Russian
Siblings: None
Mother: Teacher
Father: Seller
Religion: Muslim
CI029EE Y

Interests

Hiking, reading, volunteering, movies, watching TV, music, dancing, tennis, volleyball, swimming, gym, photography, drawing - TW

Letter to my Host Family

My family isn't very big, it is my parents and I, but I do have lots of relatives. We enjoy watching comedies, movies and going camping in the mountains. I love reading books & drawing, taking photos because it captures the moment. I like listening to music. I have become fascinated with fashion shows, models and stories. I volunteer monthly and enjoy hanging out with my friends, who are very funny and we watch films, do homework together and talk about everything. I want to learn how to cook meals and learn how to take professional photos, and I hope to learn many things such as dancing, tennis, volleyball and hope to do some other sports in America.

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Victor (17)

FRANCE

Languages: French, English, German
Siblings: None
Mother: Translator
Father: Engineer
Religion: Not Involved
FR033EE Y

Interests

Swimming, mountain biking, concerts, music, spending time with my friends, I am the president of the students association of my school, I am a member of the association that keeps my village a living place. - EM

Letter to my Host Family

Hello from a small village in France! My name is Victor. I am always very busy with my timetable and enjoy going to concerts, festivals, movies, playing soccer and hiking. I am currently the student president of my high school. The experience of being president has taught me a lot of responsibilities and to work with others. The subjects in school that I like are physics, mathematics and biology. My favorite is mathematics. I find some harmony and purity in it, even though it is not an easy subject! I would hope that you would welcome me into your home for this next year and that we can share with many new experiences. I really look forward to meeting you!

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