Meet Our Students
|Languages:||Thai, English, Chinese|
|Siblings:||Sister in primary school|
Writing novels, especially comedy novels, would like to play basketball, singing a little bit, playing Thai musical instrument - ASLetter to my Host Family
Yok likes to work hard and she loves to laugh. She has dreams to become a doctor, but she is also a writer of novels, especially comedies. She loves to sing and dance and have some fun listening to kpop music. She does not know much about American culture, but she is curious and ready to learn. Yok is ready to meet her new family and her new friends. She is ready to get involved in activities at her school. She is ready to share her Thai culture with her new American community. Perhaps she will teach you the traditional Thai dance that she knows and loves. Yok is excited to share her exchange year with you.
|Siblings:||Brother in middle school|
Handball club, piano, music, movies, video games, I would love to get involved in American sports, hanging out with my friendsLetter to my Host Family
Ignacio, whose friends and family call him Nacho, is a social young man. He is involved with the sport Handball in his home country but has a desire to participate in some American sports. Although he was told that he would never play sports again after an injury, with hard work and determination he has been able to play. His attitude toward his teammates are commendable for he regards them as family and not just a team that he is a part of. As with his own family, they are important to him and he loves to spend time with them. He is very helpful to his mom around the home with washing dishes, trash duty, and keeping his room clean. He is ready and willing to help in any way he can in your home. Ignacio wants to improve his English while he is here, learn of our culture and is looking forward to making new friends as well. As you can see, Ignacio will make a nice addition to your family with his enthusiastic attitude to help out in the home as much as you need and has the desire to have a wonderful relationship with his new host family while here in America.
|Siblings:||Brother in high school|
Swimming club, basketball, acting club, beach, go sightseeing, music, movies, spend time in the nature - CSLetter to my Host Family
Scholarship recipient Laura is 16 years old and from the countryside of Spain. She has a younger brother who is 14 years old and no sisters. Laura is into acting, theatre and the swim club. She really enjoys sports and looks forward to playing and watching sports in America. She loves amusement parks, ping pong, basketball, going to the theatre, art museums and more. She cannot wait to meet her host family in America and would love to share her culture with you. She is already thinking of delicious meals to prepare for her new family to give them a taste of Spain. She is most thankful to the family that chooses her and looks forward to meeting you soon.
|Languages:||Russian, Kazakh, English, Turkish|
|Siblings:||Older brother, sister in primary school, baby brother|
|Religion:||Muslim - Inactive|
Swimming, working out, reading, Chess, Table Tennis, Soccer, Dombyra (Kazakh national instrument) lessons - WOLetter to my Host Family
I am a very self-motivated student. I will do my best because I am passionate about learning. I want to learn about American culture and share my culture with you! I easily make new friends but am also particular with whom I hang out. When I hang out with my friends, we usually go to the park, talk about our goals and dreams or go to the cinema. I do enjoy sports. Soccer, table tennis, and chess are some of my favorites. I also go swimming at least once a week. Right now I go to school in another town and stay there during the week. I come home on the weekends and holidays so I know my exchange experience will be an easy transition. In America, I want to enjoy every moment I have with you and my future friends!
|Siblings:||Baby twin brother and sister, little sister|
|Mother:||Housewife- Art Student|
I play basketball, fitness club, movies, music, running, my favorite subject is sociology -Cat allergy- CKLetter to my Host Family
Zara is excited to follow her dream to the USA not only to better her English but to have an amazing experience and learn with her host family, new friends and at school. Zara is a bit shy. She does not let this stop her from trying new thing. She feels this exchange will help her overcome her shyness. She enjoys learning about different cultures. Her school is very diverse and enjoys embracing their cultures. She is always ready to lend a helping hand at home with her younger siblings especially her twin brother and sister. She is excited about the opportunity to volunteer in her new community. Zara knows with your support she will grow with more confidence. She can’t wait to become part of your family
|Siblings:||Brother in Elementary school|
I love studying the history of the twentieth century, I like reading historic, political and psychology books. I like collecting Italian and Japanese comics and sometimes playing video games. I like board games and chess. I like watching all kinds of moviLetter to my Host Family
Simone is 17 years old and from wonderful Italy. He has one younger brother and currently no sisters. If you are a history fan then Simone is a great choice to consider to host. Simone loves studying history especially the 20th century. In addition, he enjoys politics, psychology, collecting comics from Italy and Japan as well as playing videogames and board games with a particular interest in chess. Simone had chosen to become an exchange student to see new cultures, see new places and meet his people. Currently, he is studying in a psychology school, but his life ambition is to become a doctor to help people and save lives. Simone can’t wait to talk to his host family and share things with you. Thank you very much for choosing me and give me the possibility to become a member of your family.
|Siblings:||Twin sisters in elementary school|
Swimming club, drawing (fashion illustrations), watching anime and reading manga - Scholarship Recipient. TWLetter to my Host Family
Angela loves drawing because it gives her the freedom to express herself in a creative way. Because she would like to be a fashion designer, she mostly draws the human form and clothing. If she couldn't work in the fashion industry in some way, Angela would love to be a professional swimmer. She loves to dedicate herself to improvement. As a matter of fact, that's all it takes for her perfect day - to accomplish a goal she has been working towards and to celebrate her success. Imagine the celebration when she hears about her new host family! She does not have any pets because she is allergic to cats and dogs. Angela loves to be active but is also loves spending time at home with her family.
|Languages:||English, Portuguese, Latin, German, Spanish|
|Siblings:||One older sister|
Riding Horses, taking care of the animals on her farm, flamenco dance club, volleyball club, volunteering, traveling - CKLetter to my Host Family
Constanca has only one sibling, but she comes from a large family with many cousins who love to get together frequently for food and fun. She is close with her older sister who is her role model and best friend and has great respect for each of her parents. Constanca attends a school where learning English is a requirement. She has also had the opportunity to develop a variety of skills in sports and the arts. Some of her favorite work has been volunteering, especially in a retirement home. Although Constanca may seem quiet and shy at first, she loves to meet new people and learn from them. She is looking forward to all the stories she will hear from her new friends and family in America and can't wait to meet them!
|Languages:||German, English, French, Spanish|
|Siblings:||Brother in high school|
Rugby club, film club, soccer, biking, I used to play piano and accordion, I like folk music, moves, photography - AS East region preferredLetter to my Host Family
Rugby? Oh, yes! Conni loves it! She has been playing on a rec team and just can't get enough! Conni also plays soccer for her school. When she's not on the field, she loves to wear comfy, colorful clothes and listen to happy folk, jazz, and German music. When it comes to tv and movies, she loves romantic comedies and series like "Pretty Little Liars", Riverdale", and "Stranger Things". Conni loves babies and kids, but is "not a fan of big dogs". She is "crazy about photography". Can't wait to see the pictures she captures during her exchange year!
Juan Carlos (16)
Playing drums and guitar, basketball, soccer, chess, video games, golfing* - SNLetter to my Host Family
I consider myself trustworthy and honest and I like to help people who need help. I enjoy all sorts of things! In school I love computer science and English and someday hope to become a Computer Engineer. I love basketball where I play the power forward position and soccer where I play mostly the keeper position but sometimes the defender/fullback. My favorite hobby is chess where I was able to represent my school in competition for several years. I like to go to the movies and eat popcorn. I am not a picky eater! I enjoy playing the drums and am now learning to play the guitar. And I would love to share some of my Mexican traditions and customs with you!