Meet Our Students
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|Languages:||Italian, Spanish, English|
Basketball, soccer, cooking, cars - DDLetter to my Host Family
Hello! I am Tommaso and I am 17 years old. I am a simple Italian guy who loves pizza, basketball and pasta! I am in the 11th grade and y favorite subjects and history and philosophy. I would like to study Marketing at a University after high school because I would like to become a businessman like my dad. I live in a little city in the center of Italy near the Adriatic Sea. I have 2 dogs that I help to care for with my mom and sister. I am very close with my mother who is a lawyer and with my father as well. He has shared with me his love for sports cars. We enjoy driving go-karts at the circuit sometimes. I enjoy cooking my favorite dish; carbonara. I would like to learn how to make muffins and pancakes. I am particularly fond of American patriotism and the American dream and looking forward to sharing our cultures!
Scouts club, tennis, walking, I love animals specially dogs, I like to pain, make necklaces - DGLetter to my Host Family
I live in the south of France with my family. I am an organized, hard working girl. I am always laughing but sometime I have to be serious. I am also very affectionate. I love spending time with my family and friends, especially with my sister. She is the best thing I have. Whenever I need anything or something happens to me, I go to her. I love her very much. I do not practice a specific sport but I have enjoyed trying many different sports. I do love to dance. I love to surf in the north of Spain. I love animals, especially dogs. I don’t have any but whenever I go to my friend’s house, I love spending time with their animals. I like to paint, make necklaces and love listening to music in both Spanish and English. In the future, I see myself as a teacher since I love children. If not that, maybe I will get my business degree. Going to the U.S. is my dream and I thank you so much for your hospitality and making me fulfill my dreams.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French, Valencian|
Technological performance club, school band, tennis, gym, languages, piano - DGLetter to my Host Family
I think I’m a person who adapts easily to new situations. I’m also open-minded, responsible (in life and in studies) and I think I can give to the family the same I want to receive: happiness, kindness and a new experience where we both can learn something new. A little about me is that I used to play tennis every Saturday, but this year I prefer to go to the gym. I usually go there 4 or 5 times a week. I don’t have a clear idea of how my life would be but the first thing it’s studying medicine. If I couldn’t reach my goal, I’d like to study pharmacy or chemistry instead. Another one of my expectations for my future is having knowledge of more than 5 languages. With my host family, I’d like to do activities with them, they’d be like my family in my country so I’d want to spend some of my free time with them every day, doing daily funny activities, celebrating holidays like Christmas, going with them anywhere or doing something special. I think I can give my host family the same I want to receive: happiness, kindness and a new experience where we both can learn something new.
Soccer, biking, baking, reading, photography, playing cards, board games - CMLetter to my Host Family
Regis is a 16-year-old girl from a very large, close-knit family in Mexico. She describes herself as shy at first but she will warm up. Regis plays soccer with her school and friends and trains very hard. Coming to America to study, make memories with her host family and improve her English are very important to her. She dreams of attending an American Soccer Game to see Messi before he retires! She would also love to go to some pop music concerts, as well. Regis loves dogs and she looks forward to sharing her beautiful culture and language with you.
|Languages:||Italian, English, French|
Book club, debate club, tennis club, boy scouts club, photography, manga, anime, gardening, acting, collecting ancient coins, board games, fishing, camping, backpackingLetter to my Host Family
Niccolo is a semester student and the recipient of a government scholarship! It is clear to see how he earned that scholarship as he is not only very studious but also dedicated to helping others and is well-rounded in his passions! He shows his sporty side by playing tennis, which he has done for 10 years, and has earned him several tournament wins. His intellectual side shines through being an avid reader and enjoying modern art exhibits. He expresses his creative side with music, acting, and photography. When not busy with those hobbies, you’ll find him chatting with his family around the dinner table, cuddling his cat “Sesamo,” or maybe fishing or camping with his Boy Scout group. Lucky for you, if you add Niccolo to your family, he’d love to cook his favorite pasta dish, carbonara, for you. His grandmother taught him how to cook and he enjoys it very much. Niccolo describes himself as calm, kind, optimistic, and open-minded. He cannot wait to join your family and hopes to remain a part of your family even when he returns home in January!
|Languages:||Romanian, French, English|
Scout, guitar, hiking, volunteering - CRLetter to my Host Family
Maria is a delightful young lady. She is told she lights up the room when she enters. She considers herself friendly, curious easy to get along with, responsible and who loves learning. She hopes to be involved in volunteering and hopes to be a Computer Programmer for a career. Maria is very active in studying martial arts. For the past 9 years she has been learning Qwan Ki Do. She also loves scouting, and is learning to play the guitar. Maria will engage in all of your family activities during her exchange year. She hopes to gain life-lasting bonds while understanding American history, traditions, culture and sharing her country and culture with you.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
Horse riding club, volleyball, hiking, theater, I have been playing piano since I am seven - TSLetter to my Host Family
Maria (14) from Spain loves horse riding. She has been riding since she was 2. “I am a dressage rider. I ride several horses, but my favorite is called Tinto.” Maria studied piano at the music conservatory for 5 years and she started her 1st year as a professional. She loves singing, musicals and everything related to music in general. She is very close to her family. She has a dog and loves all animals. Her hobbies are; reading books, Harry Potter, historical novels, and English adventure books. Her favorite subject is history. She enjoys cooking basic things. She describes herself as “an open person, outgoing, intelligent and I like to help others.” Read Maria’s host letter to learn more about her.
Photography club, running, reading, drama festival - MRLetter to my Host Family
For more information check out her host family letter!
Chen Ming (16)
Volleyball, table top games, hiking, visiting exhibition, I enjoy reading historical books - DDLetter to my Host Family
Hello, I am Leo- a 16 year old boy from Taiwan. When I was young, I attended a summer camp in America. I was fascinated by the American Education system, particularly how teachers encourages students to speak their minds. I enjoyed watching American football and ice hockey games and hope to catch up on games I’ve missed! My friends and I at school have created an English vocabulary group to help each other with pronunciation, grammar and phrases. My course of study is science based and my friends and I love discussing the news and new experiments. My family and I love to go hiking in national parks and my father even taught me to run a half marathon. We have two small sugar gliders named MiMi and JianJian. I am very inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture as these are the type of doctors I often visit. I love being in nature and sitting in the greenhouse my father built for us all. I am an optimist and believe I will do many great things in America.
|Languages:||Spanish, English, Portuguese, Basque|
|Father:||Chief of Production|
Skating, snowboarding, biking, swimming, tennis, dancing, hiking, air yoga, shopping - KVLetter to my Host Family
Martina is a 17 year old from the north of Spain. She enjoys snowboarding, though she admits she’s just a beginner. In her free time, she likes going to the gym with her dad, doing yoga and shopping with her mom. Sometimes they go bowling and play arcade games. She says her mom always plans fun activities for her and her little cousins. Martina spends a lot of time with her grandparents and can spend hours talking on the phone with her grandmother. She loves theme parks and likes to visit them on holidays. She isn’t certain what she wants to do in the future, but maybe something in marketing and advertising or business administration. She hopes to one day travel the world and visit all the places on her wish list. “I will be eternally grateful for letting me have this experience that I will never forget.” Read her Dear Host Family letter for more!