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Marius (15)

FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: two older sisters and younger brother
Mother: Psychologist
Father: Workshop chief
FR041EE Y

Interests

Rugby, mountain bike, swimming, surf, cooking, reading, writing, movies - KV

Letter to my Host Family

Marius is ready to join you on the great and beautiful adventure! He’s going on exchange to perfect his English because he hopes to obtain an international baccalaureate when he turns 18. Marius describes himself as friendly and sociable. He makes new friends easily and is adaptable. His favorite thing to do is play rugby. “For me rugby is not a sport but a way of life.” He claims playing has taught him brotherhood. He’s excited to explore a similar feeling by playing American football, baseball, or hockey. He prefers team sports, but also enjoys hiking, skiing, and biking. Marius loves cooking and is happy to cook for you. Even though he comes from a place where “meals are sacred,” he’s easygoing about eating and ready to taste new foods. In his free time, Marius likes reading realistic stories or biographies. Sometimes he writes poetry. He also has two cats, one at each of his parents’ houses. Marius is grateful to have this opportunity and he can’t wait to be “home sweet home.”

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Martina (17)

ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish
Siblings: younger sister
Mother: Clerk
Father: Ecological Operator
IM018EE Y

Interests

Oratory club, music club, reading, volleyball, ballet, swimming ) KV

Letter to my Host Family

Martina comes from a very small Italian town of only 1,000 inhabitants! Just because her town is small, it doesn’t mean her family is. She lives with her parents, grandmother, twin sister, four dogs, a rabbit, and a guinea pig! Her family has a passion for volunteering, which Martina shares. She enjoys canoeing with her dad in the summer and the tranquility that comes from being surrounded by nature. In her free time, she enjoys watching films with her mother or reading books. She attends a high school that’s sports oriented. Her most sport is volleyball, but she’s also participated in swimming and ballet. In the future, she might study journalism or criminology or psychology. She’s not quite sure yet! Martina describes herself as sunny, extroverted, and very empathetic. She approaches life with a smile on her face and always gives 100%. She’s happy to cook some Italian foods for you, but you should know she’s vegetarian. She’ll also share your love of Taylor Swift and desserts! Martina is ready and excited for her exchange year. Apply to host her today!

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Jan (16)

GERMANY

Languages: German, English, French
Siblings: Older brother
Mother: Special Educaiton
Father: TV Cameraman
GE017EE Y

Interests

Fitness club, hiking, outdoor activities, piano, photography, board games - ML

Letter to my Host Family

Jan is from Germany. He loves his hometown surrounded by natural beauty. He enjoys hiking with his family since he was five years old. He loves to travel and so far has traveled within Europe: Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, Luxembourg. He is a regular gym goer and also loves the outdoors, whether it's hiking, cycling, or camping overnight. Since eleven years old, he has worked on video editing which now includes his own recordings from nature. He also loves all genres of music and playing the piano.

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Mariam Kesso (18)

FRANCE

Languages: French, French, Spanish
Siblings: Older sister and two younger sisters
Mother: Nurse
Father: Supervisor
FR028EE Y

Interests

Baking, playing guitar, sewing, I used to play basketball - KC

Letter to my Host Family

“I respect all religions and traditions, which is part of my lifestyle because I love learning about the world every day.” Mariam is an openminded, independent, fun loving, practicing Muslim from France! She loves to make her friends laugh and spend time with her big family. She has 2 cats and a rabbit, and has a passion for lattes and the guitar! Mariam lives a healthy lifestyle; she does not eat pork and she enjoys going to the gym, doing art, and spending time alone. Although she loves spending time with people, she says: “I need my moments of intimacy to recharge my batteries.” Mariam is excited to come to the USA to find more freedom, become a more independent, mature person, and spread good vibes! If you have any trips planned, Mariam would love to join! “I dream of discovering as many states as possible in the USA!”

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Morten (16)

ESTONIA

Languages: Estonian, Russian, English
Siblings: Older brother
Mother: Financial Analyst
Father: Deceased
ET001EE Y

Interests

Basketball, gym, hanging out with my friends - KV

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Morten from Estonia. This responsible young man has a part time job in a metal facility. In his free time, you’ll find him in the gym, playing basketball, hanging out with friends, or spending time with his dogs, Coco and Happy. Morten is interested in the world of finance due to his mother’s job as a finance analyst. Morten is excited to start his exchange year, meet new people, and experience a different culture. Apply to host Morten today!

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Raul (15)

SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English
Siblings: Younger brother
Mother: Store Manager
Father: Human Resources
ES021EE Y

Interests

Soccer club, swimming, tennis, paddle, skiing, movies - SH

Letter to my Host Family

Raul is from the south of Spain, where he lives with his parents and little brother. Raul enjoys participating in sports, especially soccer. In the winter time he enjoys skiing with his family and friends, he also plays basketball, paddle tennis and swimming at this school. Rauls other interests are movies, mostly horror and action packed movies. He also likes to be adventourous and experience water parks and amusement parks! Raul describes himself as a "happy boy, adventurous and enjoyable child." He is ecstatic thinking about having an American family of his own that he can share his culture with, teach you Spanish and share a bond to last a lifetime.

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Gunesh (17)

TURKMENISTAN

Languages: Turkmen, Russian, English
Siblings: Younger sister
Mother: Employee
Father: Employee
CI047EE Y

Interests

Volleyball, swimming, biking, dancing, gymnastics, jogging, volunteering, bowling - SJ

Letter to my Host Family

*FLEX SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT* Meet Gunesh. Friends describe her as funny, cheerful, optimistic and outgoing. Reading is one of her greatest loves. She says reading allows her to, "live thousands of lives and visit hundreds of cities. Books motivate me to believe in the impossible!" Gunesh can't wait to visit an English library in America and read the vast amount of literature available here. She also enjoys playing volleyball and spending time with her friends. With her family, Gunesh likes to go on nature walks, barbecue, watch movies together, play games and swim. Host Gunesh today!

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Diogo (17)

PORTUGAL

Languages: Portuguese, French, English
Siblings: N/A
Mother: Real State Consultant
Father: Territory Manager
PO002EE Y

Interests

Gym, sports, surfing, snowboarding - SJ

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Diogo! He has a passion for all things sports. He especially enjoys motocross, surfing, and karting. Diogo also snowboards and skates. If you like a healthy round of competition while playing, he is your player! Diogo has a funny, easy-going personality. He says the he is "respectful, adaptable, and committed to contributing positively to your household by helping with chores, embracing family activities, and being a responsible and considerate member of the household." Diogo can't wait to meet his future host family and make memories together!

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David (16)

CZECH REPUBLIC

Languages: Czech, English, German
Siblings: older brother
Mother: Nurse
Father: Construction technichian
CZ005EE Y

Interests

Volleyball, boxing, sports, gym, snowboarding, PC gaming - SH

Letter to my Host Family

David is a young man full of energy from the Czech Republic who enjoys volleyball, boxing, sports, snowboarding, and going to the gym. He takes his sports very seriously, especially volleyball and boxing. In addition to athletics, David is a responsible soul who works alongside his mother at the reception desk of her practice. David respects his parents, and together they have created significant bonds. He is excited to come to the US to explore his adventurous side. He hopes to snowboard and/or wakeboard during his time here. David is looking forward to being welcomed into your home!

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Henry (16)

GERMANY

Languages: German, English, French
Siblings: One older sister
Mother: Journalist
Father:
GE012HE Y

Interests

Handball, basketball, animals, skiing, ice hockey, swimming, cycling, snorkeling, go kart racing, bowling, and board games.

Letter to my Host Family

Henry, a 16-year-old from Germany, resides with his parents, older sister, and two cats. He has a fondness for all pets. During his leisure time, he engages in team handball and socializing with friends. His interests extend to basketball, snow skiing, ice hockey on the lake, swimming in lakes or the sea, snorkeling, cliff jumping, cycling, and video games. Henry enjoys beach visits, playing volleyball, and finds American Football intriguing. He also plays the piano, loves music, and fishing with his father. Family activities such as bowling, board games, and chess playing are amongst his favorites. Henry commutes to school by train. His favorite subjects are history and political education. Henry loves to travel and has visited France, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, and Greece. He enjoys trying different food. Henry is excited about the prospect of living in the USA, experiencing teenage life there, and enhancing his English skills.

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