Meet Our Students
Katinka Sophie (16)
|Languages:||German, English, Spanish|
Playing the guitar, painting, reading books and poems, movies, music, meeting friends, watching TV - SNLetter to my Host Family
My name is Katinka and I am 16. I live with my parents and older brother. Also my grandfather and his wife live with us. I live in a small town only about 600 inhabitants. We have 3 cats. I love to cook, ski, and hike. I also love to paint. I swam till I was 1q4 but I needed to concentrate on school so I do not do that anymore. My friends say I am funny and a bit of a chatterbox. I am really excited for this opportunity.
|Languages:||French, English, German|
|Father:||PHD - Surfaces Physico-Chemistry|
Basketball, tennis, movies, music, drum, traveling, I am the leader for young people in a youth association - TWLetter to my Host Family
My name is Theo and I live with my parents and younger sister. I play basketball for 3 years now and like watching the NBA games. I am learning to become an activity leader for young people in a youth association. I like taking pictures when I travel with my family or school. I hang out with my friends and go to the cinema or plan parties.
|Languages:||Ukrainian, Russian, English, Polish|
Gym, rhythmic gymnastics, movies, skiing, reading, snowboarding, learning new language - NDLetter to my Host Family
My name is Yevheniya, I’m 15 years old and I live with my parents and younger sister. We enjoy watching old movies together and skiing in the winter. At home, I’m responsible for cleaning my room, the second floor of my house and I typically help my sister do her homework when she needs it. I really love reading American books. I also enjoy sports and trying new ones that I have never done before. Speaking of new things, I love to learn new languages. So I have also been learning how to speak Polish as well. I’m reliable and honest and always try to see the good in people and situations. My goal for my exchange year is learn how to communicate with people from different cultures and interests. I’m sure it’ll be the best year of my life.
|Languages:||English, Spanish, French|
English academy, drawing, watching horror movies, listening to music, reading, running with friends. - TWLetter to my Host Family
Hi! My name is Maria and I am 15 years old. I am from the northern part of Spain. I am an only child. I love to shop, hanging out with my friends. I especially like to go to McDonald, the movies,(I especially like horror movies) and bowling. I am not very sporty. I am very close with my grandfather. I want to come to the USA because it is incredible opportunity and it will help me to learn English more to become more independent. Thank you so much for your generous hospitality!
Juan Gabriel (16)
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
|Father:||Secondary School Teacher|
Martial arts, hapkido (brown belt), running, gym, cooking, guitar, musical club - SNLetter to my Host Family
My name is Juan. I am an only child. I have a small family but we are spread out through out Spain. I am very close with my family. We like to cook. We also like to explore historical sites. I am an athlete and practice Hapkido. I do very well with that. I play the Spanish guitar and like to run or go to the gym. I am sociable and outgoing. I am excited to learn about your culture and teach you mine. I want to learn more English. I am convinced this opportunity will be unforgettable.
|Languages:||French, English, Spanish|
|Father:||Chairman of Company Agrifood|
Track and field club, horse riding club since the age of 7, skiing, shopping - WOLetter to my Host Family
I am a 16 year old girl from France who lives on a farm. My parents are farmers and my dad is the Mayor of our small village. I have one brother and we have 2 cats. In school I enjoy Economics and History. And out of school I enjoy horse back riding and have qualified for the France championships. I also do athletics in a club where I participate in sprint races. My family loves to go skiing and we go every year. I love meeting new people and their cultures and am so excited to come to the United States.
|Languages:||Danish, English, German, French|
Fitness club, taekwondo, running, skiing, swimming, animals, watching nature and animal documentaries-WOLetter to my Host Family
I come from a town in Denmark close to Copenhagen. I live with my mom, dad and sister and am very close to my family. When I am not at school or studying, I go for a run with my dad on Sundays and go to the gym with my friends. I have participated in swimming and soccer and have a red belt in Taekwondo. I work in a camera store and take passport pictures and sell camera equipment. I really love animals but we can't have animals in our apartment, so I get really happy when I get to go to my friend or family's house that have pets.
|Languages:||Turkmen, Russian, Turkish, English|
|Siblings:||Two older sisters and three older brothers|
Dancing, English language, reading, watching TV, movies - Early Arrival - WOLetter to my Host Family
I am a 17 year old girl from Turkmenistan. I live with a big family: my mom, 3 brothers and 2 sisters and I love my family very much. I love to study languages and someday would love to be an interpreter. I have many friends and make friends wherever I go. I am a very merry girl and when any of my friends are upset, I make them happy. I love to read and sometimes can read all day. I also try to get all of my studies done before my family gets home so that I can spend time with them. I like to help out with dinner and clean up the house because that makes my mom happy.
|Languages:||Thai, English, Chinese|
Swimming, running, volleyball, movies, cooking, guitar, bass, traveling - NDLetter to my Host Family
My name is Yosita, I’m 16 years old I live with my parents and older brother. Though my parents are self-employed and very busy, they always make time for us. We usually go out to dinner, watch movies and visit nearby cities. I have been raised to be independent and to take care of myself and that includes taking care of household chores. I have many friends at school and we enjoy studying together as well as joining sports and school events. I have lots of hobbies like swimming, running, watching movies and playing volleyball. I want to be an exchange student because I believe it will help me become more independent and more confident. I’m looking forward to join you in your family activities and share a little bit of my culture with you as well. My dream is becoming a reality and I promise to do my best as you help me adapt and make my experience successful.
|Languages:||French, German, English, Italian|
Art, I love listening to music, singing, I write my own songs, I draw a lot, I am passionate about fashion, sewing, I love playing basketball, volleyball, and running. guitar, ukulele, piano - CSLetter to my Host Family
Lili is a 15 year old girl from France. She has a younger sister and an older sister who is currently attending studying art in a nearby town. Lili is best described as ambitious, easy going, determined, artistic, a huge fan of tea and quite a confident young girl. Lili currently attends a private school, however is looking forward to attending a typical American High School in a public school. She loves art, drawing, fashion and sewing. Music is very important to Lili and loves David Bowie music. Lili has big dreams and she is not sure where her journey in life will take her as she can see herself one day possibly working in Fashion, Music, Cinema or even the Hospitality Industry. She looks forward to her dream right now and this is to be an International Exchange Student and living a school year in the USA. She looks forward to meeting her host family and her year ahead.