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Jose Luis (16)

SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English
Siblings: Sister in middle school, brother in elementary school
Mother: None Listed
Father: None Listed
Religion: Catholic
SP009EE Y

Interests

Outdoor activities, hiking, billiards, reading, badminton, board games, movies, music, video games - TW

Letter to my Host Family

I am a Scholarship Recipient and lives with my parents, sister and brother. We have two pets, a turtle and a little dog. We live in a house with a big garden, and we love outdoor activities. We usually have dinner in the garden, and on Sunday, we have barbecues with some Friends. I like to play football with my friends, spending the afternoon at the cinema, and then we get burgers. My main hobbies are travelling, reading, playing billiard and badminton. I like to spend the day in the mountain near my town and trekking. When I was younger, I performed in several theater plays in my town and school, and enjoyed them very much. I like to read any kind of books, especially mystery. I like playing board games, and I have a large collection of them. When I am older, I want to become a member of the Army, because I think it´s an important job to help people in bad conditions. My grandfather was a Commander in the Army and I hope to become like him one day. I look forward to coming to the USA to learn your culture and teach you mine.

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Maja (16)

GERMANY

Languages: German, Spanish, English
Siblings: Older sister
Mother: Personal Management in a Hospital
Father: Self Employed
Religion: Christian
GE008EE Y

Interests

School choir, I love to sing, bake, play with pets, reading, scouts, movie, love animals - RW

Letter to my Host Family

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Aleyna (17)

GERMANY

Languages: German, English, Turkish
Siblings: Two older sisters, one younger sister
Mother: Culinary Chef Assistant
Father: Carpenter
Religion: Not Involved
CB050EE Y

Interests

I love to paint especially on a fabric, I can play chess pretty well, tutoring other students at school - EM

Letter to my Host Family

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Benedict (17)

GERMANY

Languages: German, English, Spanish
Siblings: Brother in middle school
Mother: Not Listed
Father: Not Listed
Religion: Catholic
GE006EE Y

Interests

Sports club, soccer, mountain bike, football, basketball, skiing, I love playing with kids - WO

Letter to my Host Family

Since last year my greatest wish is to spend a year in the USA - but not as a tourist on vacation. I ́m very interested in cultures. It would be very cool to understand and I will be very proud if I can learn many things about American culture. We live in a small city and in our own house with a garden and have most friends at a distance of 3 miles, which are simple to reach by bicycle. During my spare time, I play soccer in the local soccer team, do some race cycling and Mountain biking with my Dad. My brother and I have a very humorous relationship and we can laugh about many things together. If I can play football or basketball in the US it would be a great opportunity for a very intense exchange. I am a very family guy and would love to be apart of your family.

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Hana (16)

JAPAN

Languages: Japanese, English
Siblings: Brother in Elementary school
Mother: Nail Artist and President
Father: Cameraman
Religion: Not Involved
JA006EE Y

Interests

Singing, watching movies, dancing, I play guitar, bass, and drum, music, I like animals and children - WO

Letter to my Host Family

I am a positive, cheerful, competitive, assertive and kind-hearted girl. I love to sing songs, watch movies, shopping and laughing with friends. I also love animals and children! My golden retriever, Zunda, is my dog and he always makes me feel better with him. I have many friends that are so kind to me. They always tell me they love me and I love them too! I belong to a public relations club. I help my teacher with my school information session and introduce my school's students to use power point. I have many things I want to do with you and I will enjoy all of everything you do!

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Paula (15)

SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, Basque
Siblings: Older brother
Mother: Sign Language Teacher
Father: Metallurgical
Religion: Not Involved
SP035EE Y

Interests

Reading, running, writing, listening to music, meeting my friends, watching TV series, dancing, biking - BO

Letter to my Host Family

Paula lives in northern Spain with her parents and brother. She is a very driven individual who’s college plans are to double major in journalism and audiovisual communication in hopes of one day becoming a film producer. It’s no surprise that Paula loves to travel, draw, read, and write. Although she claims she is not very good at sports, she does want to play volleyball. Some other activities that Paula enjoys are dancing and riding her bike. Since the age of eleven she has wanted to study abroad and can’t wait to meet her American family to share her culture and ethnic recipes with you!

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Mirei (17)

JAPAN

Languages: Japanese, English
Siblings: Sister in middle school
Mother: Cook
Father: Manager
Religion: Not Involved
JA003EE Y

Interests

Listen to music, go to the amusement park, playing tennis, volleyball, drama appreciation - BO

Letter to my Host Family

Mirei is from a big city north of Japan where she lives with her mother, father, and younger sister. She is excited to come to America to improve her English in hopes of becoming a cabin attendant. She is very athletic with a background consisting of karate, ballet, gymnastics, and volleyball. Mirei is ready to make the most of this opportunity and wants to share her Japanese culture with you. She “can’t wait” to meet her American family!

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Francesco (16)

ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French
Siblings: Older brother, older sister
Mother: Employee
Father: General Practitioner
Religion: Catholic
IM013EE Y

Interests

Soccer club, swimming, music, movies - CK

Letter to my Host Family

I’m very excited and thrilled to do this exchange year. I think there is always something to learn from new people and new experiences. I know there may be a few obstacles but I will work through them with your help. I have played soccer for many years but I am looking forward to trying new sports. I will be quiet at first, don't let that fool you, once we get to know each other that will change. I think it would be great to have a dog since we don't have any. My brother is my best friend we do may things together and I have a little cousin whom I enjoy playing with. I think I would be a great big brother. I enjoy cooking and I am always trying out new sauces for the pasta. Maybe I can try some new recipes with you.

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Jalal (16)

GAZA STRIP

Languages: Arabic, English
Siblings: 2 younger brothers and 1 younger sister
Mother: Doctor
Father: Management Officer
Religion: Muslim
YE002WE Y

Interests

Playing chess, playing card games, reading for education and pleasure, walking with friends and going on picnics, science, medicine, volunteer teaching English to children

Letter to my Host Family

Obtaining knowledge is important for this YES Scholarship winner! Jalal enjoys learning about the latest developments around the world and being a distinquished student at his school. At home, Jalal does his best to help his large family including caring for his younger siblings whom he loves dearly. When he is with his friends, he enjoys discussing celebrities, playing chess and a good game of cards. Sometimes they share a meal together at a local restaurant or go on a picnic. Jalal admits that he comes from a very poor city but he loves how friendly the people are there and how everyone strives to help one another. Jalal describes himself as open-minded, social and friendly. Some day he hopes to study medicine! He respects the opinion of others and looks forward to embracing the diversity and culture of America. Most of all, he is excited about meeting his new host family and becoming a member of the family.

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ANGELA MARIA (16)

SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, French
Siblings: Brother in middle school
Mother: Geologist
Father: Information Engineer
Religion: Catholic
SP036EE Y

Interests

Athletic club, running, drawing, I play guitar and I have a basic technique on the battery and on the bass, reading - CK

Letter to my Host Family

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