Meet Our Students
|Languages:||German, English, French, Korean|
Guitar player in a band, badminton, Korean lessons. TWLetter to my Host Family
My name is Lissi and I’m 16 years old. I have an older brother. He is in 12th grade. My mother’s she is really amazing. She works as an accountant. My father is amazing too. He works as a software developer. I really like animals; however, no one in my family has any, so if you have any I would genuinely enjoy having them around. My friend and I go to guitar lessons together on Tuesdays. I play the guitar now for over nine years and for the last two years together with my friend. I’m also in a band "DirtNutz", where I play the bass guitar. I also play badminton with my friends, and we train once a week. I like the outlet and look forward to sport in the USA. Since February I have been taking Korean lessons every Saturday. I go skating at a skate park with my friends and I just try some tricks, sometimes, we like to play Nintendo Switch or watch some movies. On most weekends I like to bake, and I would really like to try to bake for or with you.
|Languages:||German, English, Spanish|
|Siblings:||One older brother|
Volleyball, soccer, reading, scouts, artLetter to my Host Family
Geeske is from northern Germany. She is open-minded and curious. She is a good friend and always takes time to listen to the problems of people she cares about and tries her best to help them. She's really interested in sports. She's been playing beach volleyball for 4 years on a high level and is very passionate about it. She goes to volleyball practice in the evenings. She also played soccer for 7 years before she played volleyball. One thing she really enjoys is spending time doing is Girl Scouts she did that for 6 years and she loves spending time outdoors. She also enjoys reading books, her favorite genre is Fantasy. She loves listening to music and plays a little bit of guitar. One of her favorite subjects is PE, and she enjoys Art because she can be creative and there is no right or wrong. Geeske wants to do the exchange year for new experiences, to get to know new people, find new friends, and build a second home. She says "My goal is to make a lot of unforgettable memories as well as new friends and many experiences that change me in a positive way. I would like to be part of a host family where I can be myself, but I don't really have any expectations for the exchange year. Geeske says "thank you for hosting me".
|Languages:||Dutch, English, French|
|Siblings:||Sister in middle school|
Theater, drama, swimming, playing cards, movies, visiting museums/galleries, hiking, music, dancingLetter to my Host Family
I would describe myself as happy and open minded and am always there when someone needs help. I would describe my family as a cozy, warm and humerous one. I take dance classes and am in theater. We preform twice a year. I reciently started working out and it give me healthy energy. My dad is an artist and I like to make art myself. I have always been a kid that loves the world and have always had the feeling that I wanted to see every part of it. I have also always loved the "american dream" and can't wait to be immersed in it's culture.
History Buff! Studies Asian history, Middle-Age History, Ancient Greek and Roman History, Ancient Indian History, and American history and politics. Enjoys listening to Country music!Letter to my Host Family
Meet Captain from Thailand! He likes to spend time with his family watching movies, enjoying meals and traveling around his country. He is studying English and Business in high school. His favorite classes are political science, history and religions. His favorite hobby is reading and learning about history. He is a history buff! He especially enjoys Asian history, middle ages, Greek, Roman and Indian history. He especially likes American History and that is one of the reasons he wants to study in the US. His other hobbies include singing and listening to music. He is old school and loves the classics like John Denver and Lou Armstrong. Captain is tremendously excited to spend a year in the us. He is 100% sure it will be fun and terrific!
|Languages:||French, English, German|
|Siblings:||older sister, two younger brothers|
Badminton, skiing, mountain biking, manga, cooking, family has multiple animals-cat, turtle, geese and 6 chickens!Letter to my Host Family
Meet Leopold from France! He lives with his parents and siblings in the countryside. He has lots of animals including a cat, turtles, geese and chickens. Leopold likes meeting new people. His hobbies include reading, swimming, chess, video games, and badminton. Leopold likes to travel. He has been to Ireland, Greece, England, and the United States to name a few. He and his family go skiing every year. In the summer he likes to go on hikes and bike rides. Leopold likes all types of music but especially old rock groups like Queen and Rolling Stones. His favorite classes in school are economics, social sciences and geopolitics. He is looking forward to living and studying in the United States!
|Siblings:||Older sister and sister in middle school|
Fitness, playing cards and games, camping, sightseeing, cooking, skiing, youth club member-DGLetter to my Host Family
I am the middle child of 3 siblings. I am positive and optimistic and try to do good things. I am always smiling and bringing good vibrations. I am sociable and not afraid to reach out to others. You can always trust me, I am someone who is empathetic. Sometimes I go cycling or hiking with my family. I love to spend time outside in nature and take pictures of awesome landscapes. I really like photography. Since I was young, I have done different sports like horse riding for 8 years, gymnastics 3 years, skiing every year and swimming for 5 years. I have done theater and I love how you can express yourself. I enjoy learning new languages, English and Dutch at school and also Chinese in my free time. Last year I began training to learn how to look after children. I enjoy creating games for kids! I love cooking dinner and desserts, I will cook some Belgium dishes for you! Thank you in advance for your hospitality and I will make this year rewarding and unforgettable!
|Languages:||German, English, French|
Track, guitar, outdoor activities, painting, designing, biking swimming, music, planting, language learningLetter to my Host Family
Do you have a passion for running or being outdoors? Do you enjoy painting or gardening? Then Zora from Germany may be just the student for you. Zora loves music, playing guitar, running, painting and design. Her passion is learning different languages and traveling the world. Zora can also be very helpful around the home. She often helps her mom with cleaning and preparing meals. Zora really appreciates the opportunity to live with you and become part of your family. She is very excited to meet you. Zora hopes to try team sports during her exchange year. After her exchange year, Zora has some very big plans. She will return to Germany to graduate and then plans to do more traveling to discover more about her passion. Zora plans to study liguistics and languages and has future plans of being an interpreter and live around the world. Check out her host family letter for more details about this very enthusiastic young lady.
|Languages:||German, English, French, Spanish|
I compete inline skating professionally, skiing, dancing, reading, baking, watching movies, outdoor activities,Letter to my Host Family
Meet Chanelle! She can be described as an open, funny, and caring person. Chanelle lives with her family which includes a bunny and a dog, in a small town in Germany. She is very busy daily with school and family life, but through all the bustle her family loves to eat breakfast and dinner together as often as possible. Physical activity is important to Chanelle and she exercises almost daily. When she cannot fit it in, she enjoys a walk with her mom and the dogs. She competes in inline alpine skating races with her dad and brother and really enjoys it. Chanelle loves the teamwork in her home; helping her mom clean and cook. Chanelle cannot wait to meet some awesome people during her year abroad. She is excited to come to the United States and contribute to your family. Apply to host Chanelle today!
|Siblings:||two younger brothers|
dancing, cooking, rhythmic gymnastics, working out at the gym, running, Greek literature, cooking, cat lover,Letter to my Host Family
Sophia is from Italy and she has a passion for cooking. Her father is a professional chef and has taught her everything she knows. Some of her favorite dishes to cook include Carbonara, pasta, pizza, panzerotti and cake. Sophia also loves Greek literature. She is very close to her family and they spend a lot of time together. She is a very competitive and determined young lady when it comes to sports but says she is very sweet, polite, understanding, responsible, and sensitive. Sophia enjoys rhythmic gymnastics and has competed both regionally and nationally. Sophia is currently focusing on her studies but enjoys going to the gym to work out and running with friends to stay in shape. Sophia has visited the US in the past and it is a big part of her reason for becoming an exchange student. She hopes to come back to learn about American lifestyle and culture and she cannot wait to share her dream with you.
|Languages:||Ukrainian, Russian, German|
|Siblings:||two younger siblings|
eco club, dancing, camping, would like to try a new sport maybe American football, has 2 cats and 4 dogs - DGLetter to my Host Family
I describe myself as flexible and confident.Thank you for supporting exchange students from other countries into your home! I look forward to learning and sharing our cultures. I am doing things at home like vacuuming, doing shopping. My grandmother inspires me not only to study but to also take care of the house. I live in the Western part of Ukraine in a small ecology city. I am the oldest child in my family and quite independent and mature to do a lot of things on my own. My parents taught me how to be hard working, honest and tolerant. My goal is to become a doctor like my dad. He is the head of a district hospital and always has stories to tell about his day. I want to learn about anatomy and healing people with illnesses. I want to share the history and culture of Ukrainian’s with you as well learn your traditions, culture and history. I am looking forward to this experience!