Meet Our Students
Julia Sofie (16)
|Languages:||German, Latin, English|
|Languages:||Spanish, Euskera, English, French|
|Siblings:||Two younger brothers|
Basketball, soccer, badminton, tennis, drawing, computer games, piano, Catholic Action Youth Club, playing frontenis (similar to racquetball) - CSLetter to my Host Family
Fifteen year old Ander,(he'll be 16 in September '17) lives with his engineer father, who works in other countries, high school chemistry teacher mother and 2 younger brothers in Northwest Spain between Portugal and France. He has good grades- all "A"'s; his favorite subjects are math, tech, physics and chemistry and hopes to be an engineer like his father. Active in the Catholic Action Youth Club, he participates in spiritual activities and helps with charitable events in his parish and city. His photo album shows the 3 brothers hugging, large photos of cousins, aunts and uncles at a barbecue. He plays basket ball since age 8, and continues to this day on the provincial team. He also loves tennis and computer games. His English is high average and no doubt when he arrives, his immersion in his host family, high school, teammates and friends will help him to work on his accent and eventually dream in English! He loves climbing, hiking especially in the mountains, and runs 10 K for charitable causes. His health is considered "excellent" by his physician and he is approved for PE activities. Ander thanks you in advance for reading his letter, hopes to meet you in late summer, and anticipates a "really good year together."
|Languages:||Spanish, English, Euskera, French|
Basketball, tennis, running, swimming, soccer, baseball, golf, traveling, music, movies, designing and programming a robot made out of Lego. - TWLetter to my Host Family
My name is Pablo and my parents, my sister and I enjoy many sports and we have a strong family relations and often get together on weekends. Besides playing a variety of sports, I try and play a couple times week. I like go to shopping, go to the Cinema with my friends and hang out. I was on the Lego league of robotics. It was an amazing experience. I’m good in science and I plan to study engineering at the University.
|Languages:||Italian, English, French|
Hip hop dancing, soccer, basketball, swimming, piano, working with children in the summer, watching American football - TWLetter to my Host Family
Michela lives in a small town, where everyone knows everyone. She lives with her family and have a lot of fun together and they enjoy shopping together. She lives with her mum and dad and older brother. They are a very close family and share the common interest of sports. She enjoys play soccer and a really common sport called hitball. She enjoys swimming and practices quite often and two years ago. She really enjoys dancing and joined a group for hip hop dancing, she is already begun participating in freestyle competitions. Her family is also big into music and she started taking piano lessons in the last year. She enjoys traveling; learning about the history and art of places she travels too. She is eager to be a part of your family and begin a new journey of her exchange year in America.
|Languages:||French, English, Italian|
Tennis club, handball club, golf, soccer, biking, skiing, snowboarding, scooter, sailing, swimming, movies, watching TV, trumpet - ASLetter to my Host Family
Theo loves sports! He has played tennis for many years and also enjoys handball, soccer, and skiing. He loves to be active and has done a variety of camps to learn new skills like sailing, rock climbing, and rowing. One of his best experiences was zip lining! Theo also likes to hang out with his family and friends at the movies, playing video games, and doing little projects together. He is looking forward to all of the activities he can do in America and can't wait to meet his new family and friends.
|Languages:||German, English, French|
|Siblings:||Older brother, older sister|
Karate club, horseback riding club, ballet and modern dance, desktop publishing and graphic design - SNLetter to my Host Family
I'm 16 yr. old Alice, living in a village near the Black Forest/ south western Germany with vineyards and fruit fields. We're near French border and sometimes shop there. I have older brother and sister, my father works in sales mgr. and my mother is a house wife. My Grandpa was born in France . My favorite hobby is horseback riding which I began at 7 yrs. I have 3-5 lessons a week, compete in showjumping and dressage. I instruct kids at the riding school and I'm training a horse. I used to do karate, trumpet and ballet. My Mom joins me in riding. We go to the SW coast in France every summer and invite friends, to canoeing and ride in the forests. My newest interest is desktop publishing, which I learned at an internship with an advertising firm. I love to read, meet friends, go to movies.my favorite subjects are Art and PE.
Leon Falk (16)
|Languages:||German, English, French|
Writing for school newspaper, biking, movies, electronic sport, robot competition, working at local newspaper and marketing company - ASLetter to my Host Family
Leon is a scholarship student who loves to spend time with his family. He has a twin brother with multiple disabilities. Because of the bond that they have, Leon has learned to be helpful, reliable, and patient. Leon enjoys writing for his school newspaper, watching fantasy/sci fi movies, and participating in LEGO Robotics competitions. He is looking forward to new experiences in America.
|Languages:||Portuguese, English, French, Spanish|
Yen Yin (16)
|Languages:||Taiwanese, English, Spanish|
Singing, music, photography, video editing, reading, thinking, writing, strolling, biking, Biology club - SNLetter to my Host Family
Met Yen Yin, who doesn't hesitate to tell that being an exchange student is a "precious" opportunity and whose friends call her "Tippi". Tippi loves photography; it makes her feel peaceful, powerful and it's a great way to tell a story. She loves music and how it helps her to relieve pressure and feel happy. Writing is another of her gifts and she loves to read novels too. She is in a biology study club. She can be shy, but from traveling with her parents, she feels that the challenge of coming to the US and with the help of her host family, fellow students, teachers and others in the community she will become more open and engaging. she is happy to be part of a host family and thankful that there's a family like yours who wants to welcome someone from a different culture to join into their hearts and home. "I really thank you to let me be a part of your family. love and joy, Tippi
|Languages:||French, English, Spanish|
|Siblings:||Younger brother and younger sister|
|Father:||Director at a bank|
Rhythmic Gymnastics, Tennis, skiing, riding horse, hiking, cannoning, rafting, reading, drawing, movies, love to travel - WOLetter to my Host Family
I am a 16 year old girl from France. I have a little sister and a younger brother. My sister and I are close and I love taking care of her. My parents are everything to me. I also have a little dog that I take for walks in the park near us. My favorite subjects in school are chemistry, biology, and history. I have many friends that I like to spend time with along with my cousin who is a great friend. I love to play tennis every week and rhythmic gymnastics which I have competed in for the last 5 years. I love to ride hoses and go skiing with my family. During the summer, we go to the mountains to raft, hike and canoe. I also love art and draw pencil sketches. And I look forward to my adventure in America.