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Louis-Antoine
·
France
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🐴
Horseback Riding/Racing
  
🏉
Rugby
  
📚
Studying/Learning new things
  
Letter from
Louis-Antoine
:
Dear Host Family, First of all let me thank you from the bottom of my heart for participating in this program and welcoming me to your home! My name is Louis Antoine. I’m a French boy, sociable, easy going, relax, helpful, understanding, generous, polite, cheerful, dynamic, hard-working and rigorous… I have been thinking about travelling to the U.S.A for many months and the best way I found to do this is to spend a whole year studying in a high school, staying at your place, and sha
Monique
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Liberia
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🧑‍🍼
Babysitting/Working with kids
  
✍️
Writing/Journaling
  
Letter from
Monique
:
Dear American family, My name is Monique, and I am a 15 year old high schooler tenth grade to be precise. I am 5’4 tall, and I am a Gemini. I live with my mother. At home my mother, shares the house chores with me and my sibling. On weekends, I am responsible to clean and cook, while during the week my siblings are responsible to do the chores. I am interested in counciling, teaching, acting, dancing, music and selling. I have both male and female friends if I was to scale the genders I
Adam
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Poland
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
💻
Computers or Technology
  
⚽️
Soccer
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Letter from
Adam
:
Dear Host Family, I trust this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. My name is Adam, and I am writing to express my genuine excitement about the prospect of joining your family through the school exchange program. Allow me to share more about myself. I am from the Zachodniopomorskie region of Poland. In my close-knit family, I have a wonderful older sister, Agata, who, born in 2000, is 23 years old. Her experiences and influence have played a significant role in shaping my out
Siyeon
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Korea, Republic of
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏀
Basketball
  
🥊
Boxing or Kickboxing
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Siyeon
:
Dear host family, Hello host family, nice to meet you. My name is Siyeon, and I am a dreamy teenager living in Korea. I have a lot of dreams. So, I decided to participate in this program to find a slightly changed version of myself. Like most teenagers, I also like to play games, play, eat, and sleep. But I don't waste my time. When I study, I work hard, even with nosebleeds, to maintain a top rank. When I play games, I play harder than anyone else, and when I play, I go to karaoke to keep
Paulina
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Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🧑‍🍼
Babysitting/Working with kids
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Letter from
Paulina
:
Dear host family, My name is Paulina. I live in a suburb of a bigger city in Germany. I live with my mother Heike and my father Clemens. My mother is a project manager in a pharmaceutical company and my father is an electrical engineer. With my parents I have already travelled to many countries around the world since I was a little girl. We love to explore new places and to dive into foreign cultures. Unfortunately we have never been to the US so far. Therefore I am very excited in explo
Eilyn
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France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
🎤
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
  
Letter from
Eilyn
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me to live with your family. I am a French girl and I am currently in an art high school. One of my biggest dream is to explore the entire world, and America would be my start. I love discovering differents cultures, meet new people, and share my own culture. When talking about myself I would start by saying that I deeply enjoy baking, theatre, writing and music. I am someone who
Margherita
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Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
🏃
Athletics/Track & Field
  
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Letter from
Margherita
:
Dear Host Family, First of all, I would like to thank you so much for allowing me to live this beautiful journey, it’s very important for me and I can’t wait for it to start! I look forward to being able to have new experiences and meet new people, and to let you know who I am and get to know you better. I hope we’ll be able to create a beautiful and strong bond which will hopefully last forever. Here in Italy I have a beautiful family and I am the youngest of the five of us: me, my mum E
Lou
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Belgium
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
📸
Photography
  
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Lou
:
Hello dear host family, My name is Lou, I’m 16 years old, I live in Belgium, and I’m really looking forward to meeting you! I think it’s really difficult to describe myself, so I asked help to my friends. According to them, I’m sociable, spontaneous and perfectionist, I like thing to be done well. I’m stubborn and determined, I don’t give up easily and when I want something I do everything I can to have it. When I love something, I’m very involved in it. I’m very energetic and I adapt very
Berta
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Spain
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
⚽️
Soccer
  
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Letter from
Berta
:
Hello, my name is Berta. I am a nice and amusing person, who wants to live new experiences. In my house, there are six of us. To start, I will tell you about my mother, she is forty nine years old. She is the best mother in the world, she is very generous and hard-working, as well as fun and kind. Then, I will tell you about my father, who, like my mother, is forty nine years old. He is very amusing and obliging. Both my mother and father are lovers of reading. My brother also likes reading.
Julia
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Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏊
Swimming
  
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Julia
:
Hey my future Host-Family, my name is Julia and I`m from Germany. First, I would like to give you a short introduction of myself. I like to do lots of sports, my favorite is swimming which is why I do synchronized swimming as a hobby. In my free time I love to meet my friends and sometimes I go to the animal shelter to help out and take care of the pets. I do have a cat and three guinea pigs myself, that´s because I love to work with animals. I also have a job at Subway. It`s really fun to work
Jordi
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Spain
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏀
Basketball
  
🏎️
Go-karting
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Jordi
:
Hello family. I'm Jordi, I signed up for this experience because (apart from improving my English) I want to be able to get to know and experience American culture. The sport that I practice the most is basketball here in Spain, I train it 3 times a week plus the game on the weekend, but I am a fan of soccer, cycling, ping pong... I am also a video game geek, I usually play for a while on days when There is no institute or exams. At home I can contribute a lot, although I don't know how to coo
Eloïse
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France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Eloïse
:
Hello host family! I'm Eloïse and I'm from France. I am writing to tell you that I am very motivated for this project and I hope with all my heart that my application will catch your attention. I really want to do this experience because I'm fascinated by your country and I think it's a human and cultural experience. Last summer, I had the opportunity to live alone in an American family during one month. It was amazing and I've learned many things but I didn't get to experience high sch
Mila
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Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
⚽️
Sports
  
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
Letter from
Mila
:
Dear Host Family, thank you very much that you are willing to let me live with you for one year! I am really excited about living in a foreign country for one year. I thought about what country to visit and I decided to choose the US very fast. That is because I think the US is a very great and interesting country to live in. Additionally, it is extremely divers, regarding its people, different life styles, landscapes and more. I know it is not possible to get to know everything there in onl
Josephin
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Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
⛵️
Sailing/Boating
  
Letter from
Josephin
:
Dear future hostfamily, my name is Josy and I am living in a little town in Northern Germany. My town is right next to the Netherlands. Now, I would like to do an exchange for an academic year to the United States of America. I live with both of my parents and my eighteen years old sister in a house with a beautiful garden. We have one dog called Nala, she is a 6 months old cockapoo. Then we have two mini-Shetland ponies called G-Star (Gigi) and Rocky, which are three years old and two Lion h
Tayna
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Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Tayna
:
Dear host family, Thank you for taking the time and effort to accommodate an exchange student in your home! I'm a German girl and I just graduated from high school. I´m open to new things and I want to explore the world, including America. One of my wishes is to do a high school year in America and get to know the American culture. I think our culture in Germany is similar to that of America, such as the festivals we celebrate. But there are also a lot of differences and I would be very ha
Alexia
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France
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
⚽️
Sports
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Alexia
:
Dear Host Family, I am a French girl and I study French, maths, Spanish, English, history, sport, physics and biology but my favorite subjects is biology and physics as later, I'd like to become a world-renowned surgeon. I'd like to be able to save people you'd never think could be saved. I know I will have to study very hard and for a long time but I am motivated. I am the third of four in my family : I have two big brothers, Corentin, and Mathias, and one little sister, Manon 6 years o
Asia
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Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
⚽️
Sports
  
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
🌲
Nature/Outdoors
  
Letter from
Asia
:
Dear Host Family, First, I am full of enthusiasm and determination to participate in the Exchange student program in the United States of America. I see this as an opportunity where for a whole year I will be fully immersed in American culture and where I can learn the English language in a real context. For me, the experience of spending a period of my life abroad represents an extraordinary opportunity for personal growth. The cultural diversity of the USA, mixed with the difference of
Charlotte
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Belgium
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏐
Volleyball
  
🎒
Scouting
  
🧑‍🍼
Babysitting/Working with kids
  
Letter from
Charlotte
:
Dear host family, My name is Charlotte. I live in Belgium. I have an older sister aged 20. She's studying law in Belgium. My mom is 47 and a nurse. My dad is nearly 50. He's a professional firefighter and nurse. My parents are still married and we all live together. We all love sport. We always communicate with each other. We love building and nature. We often watch TV programs. I've been playing volleyball for two years. Of all the sports I've done, volleyball is the one that suits me best
Inès
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France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
✍️
Writing/Journaling
  
Letter from
Inès
:
Dear host family,  My name is Ines, I am from France  I love this idea of being one year in USA to learn English ! That’s interesting to get more experiences and knowledges about other’s culture. I am a calm and cheer person, music is one of my passions, I play celtic harp. I like very much quiet moments but I like also having nice time with my friends. I am open minded to every people, and I like talking with people about philosophical topics during hours and hours ! I adore listening to
Caterina
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Italy
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
⚽️
Sports
  
🌲
Nature/Outdoors
  
📚
Studying/Learning new things
  
Letter from
Caterina
:
Hi, my name is Caterina. I come from Italy and I live in a quite big family: I have one brother and one sister that is currently in Minnesota as an exchange student. My sister and brother and I have a really strong bond, and growing up in a big family means also having to adapt. My family in fact has always thought me to adapt, to be humble, to always be kind and respectful. I enjoy doing family activities like walking, hiking or even just cooking together. Family activities to me are a r
Marisol Martina
·
Switzerland
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏊
Swimming
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Marisol Martina
:
Dear Host Family, My name is M., I am 16 years old, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to write you this letter. First of all, I would like to share a little about myself with you. I am a balanced and mature person, raised in a family that has always placed great emphasis on inclusiveness and respect towards others. These values ​​were a key part of my upbringing and I carry them with me wherever I go. My parents instilled in me the importance of treating others with kindness and resp
Sophia
·
Brazil
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏐
Volleyball
  
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Letter from
Sophia
:
Hello, dear family! My name is Sophia and I am a girl from Brazil! I am doing the high school in my city and now I would like to do the high school in America. In this moment, in my school, I am learning about The United States and I was very interested! I love play volleyball!! I played for 5 years, 4 years in the Luso team representing my city! Theatre for me is wonderful!! Last year, I presented Faust, by Goethe, at the Municipal Theatre, and I want to act more! I love art, music (all
Maite
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏀
Basketball
  
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Letter from
Maite
:
Dear host family, I would like to thank you for choosing me to live with you. My name is Maite. I have two brothers, a little one who is called Jorge and is 8 years old and a big one who is 17 and his name is Jaime. He has already been in United States the last year and he has come very happy to having gone because he has made a lot of friends and he has improved his English level. Three years ago I went to France to spend the whole year. I was studying in a very big French school and I slept i
Sara
·
Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏀
Basketball
  
🧑‍⚖️
Debating
  
🖼
Visiting Museums
  
Letter from
Sara
:
Dear Family, I'm S. and I live in a big Italian city with my parents and my brother. My parents are both 50 while my brother is 19 and he attends university. In the house there are only four of us. There are no animals also because I am very afraid of dogs since I was a kid. I go to school from Monday to Saturday and every morning my mom takes me because she works nearby. She is an accountant and my father is an employer. I have a good relationship with my parents, I can talk about anything
Giacomo
·
Italy
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
⚽️
Soccer
  
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
⚽️
Sports
  
Letter from
Giacomo
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me to live with your family. I am an Italian boy and I am attending my third year of a scientific high school here in Italy. I love to try new things and one of my goals is to explore most parts of the world. I have already gone abroad, in fact I have visited places like Thailand, Morocco, Norway, Germany, Greece, Spain, England, Ireland and Denmark since I was a child. I wan
Alix
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Belgium
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
🏉
Rugby
  
Letter from
Alix
:
Dear host family, My name is Alix and I’m 16 years old. I have two brothers, I live with my parents and one of my brothers because the other lives in a apartment. We do not have “real” pets, but we have 4 chickens that are named Pimprenelle, Sidonie, Grenadine and Margueritte. They aren't very smart but super crazy. Concerning school, I love to go there because I have a lot of friends and so I'm super happy to see them. I like it also because of the classes I have, but it depends on the
Fridjof
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
⛪️
Church Activities or Clubs
  
⚽️
Soccer
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Fridjof
:
Dear host family, Thank you very much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me to live with your family. I’m a German boy and my name is Fridjof (say: “Freedyof“). It might be a bit hard to pronounce it – it is for most people in Germany, too. I’m a very active und fun loving person, so, if you do any activities, I will always join you, participate in your activities and at least try it out. I do a lot of sports at school and in my free time. I have 5 P.E. l
Kessie
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Kessie
:
Dear host family, Thank you for your participation in this exchange program and for accepting me to live with your family. I am French and have always lived in the south of France. I live with my two parents and my older sister. I like to travel, discover new lifestyles, learn new languages ​​and cultures. I like meeting new people and discovering sports, activities or places. I know that I will come back changed and would have appreciated this program because it will surely bring me a lo
Pharrell
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏃
Running or Jogging
  
🏃
Athletics/Track & Field
  
🎲
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
  
Letter from
Pharrell
:
Dear future family I am the exchange student who will hopefully be coming to live with you and your family from fall 2024 to summer 2025, my name is Pharrell. For you to understand who I am, I am hereafter trying to introduce myself. But first, I would like to thank you in advance for your hospitality and your intention to let me become a part of your family for one year. This is so special for me and my family, and I am very excited about this adventure. My family likes to travel a lot sin
Charlize
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Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🐴
Horseback Riding/Racing
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Charlize
:
Dear future Host Family, First of all, thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me to live with your family. Even if I don't know you yet, I would like to give you an insight into my life. My name is Charlize and I’m living in Germany. I live together with my family which means my mother, my father, my cat and my dog in a house in Germany near a big city. When I meet new people I’m always very open up and like to learn more about them. I’m g
Daniele
·
Italy
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Skiing or Snowboarding
  
⚽️
Soccer
  
🛫
Travel
  
Letter from
Daniele
:
Dear Host Family, I'm Daniele and I'm an Italian boy and I live in a family of four people, there is me, my parents and my sister but she lives on her own because she's 28. In my family there's also a dog and she's named Sally. Talking about me I can say that I'm sociable, friendly and easy-going with everyone, in fact in my city I have a lot of friends. I'm also an athletic boy, in fact I always do sport when I can. My favourite sport is soccer and I have been practising it since I'm 8, th
Mira
·
Israel
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Mira
:
Dear American Family, My name is Mira. I am 16 years old and I come from Palestine. I sincerely appreciate that you have given me the possibility of living with your family and experiencing your way of life. I live with my parents and my 2 younger siblings, Elias and Sama. Although they are 6 years younger than me, we do a lot together like playing video games or watching movies. We live in an apartment with a garden. I share my room with my younger sister, and my brother has his own room. M
Nora
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🧑‍🍼
Babysitting/Working with kids
  
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Nora
:
Dear Host Family, thank you very much for participating in the student exchange program and giving me the opportunity to stay with you. This is not a matter of course and I think it's great! My name is Nora and I come from Germany. I am currently attending 10th grade at a Gymnasium. German Gymnasium is similar to American high school with the goal of going to a university afterwards. Why am I interested in the USA? Well, I had the desire to get to know the USA from a very early age.
Zélie
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Zélie
:
Dear family, Hello ! I’m Zélie and I’ve always wanted to be an exchange student in the US. It is going to be an amazing experience: being part of an US family and going to a high school as a true US teenager. I am really looking forward to meeting you and being a part of your family ! As it is not easy to describe oneself, I asked my family to help me to provide you with the fairest portrait. They said that I am a cheerful person, always in a good mood, who likes to dance all the time and
Josie
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎶
Music
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Josie
:
Dear future host family, First of all, I would like to say a huge thank you for giving me the opportunity to live with you for a whole year and to become a part of your family. I’m incredibly grateful for that. I hope you are okay and since we don’t know each other yet, I would like to tell you something about me and my life. So, my name is Josie and I live in a small village. There is nearly nothing you can do here. I have to drive to nearby cities to go to the cinema or to go shopping
Luis
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
⚽️
Soccer
  
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Luis
:
Dear host family, Thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and for accepting me to live with your family. I am a Spanish boy, and I am in high school. I love to travel all over de world and to discover unfamiliar places and cities. I am eager to learn about the culture and customs of America. I like spending time with my friends. I am a restless, outgoing, funny, and humorous person. I love sports. Specially soccer. Soccer has been my passion since I wa
Gaia
·
Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
🙋
Community Service/Volunteering
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Gaia
:
Dear Family, My name is G. I live in a small town in northern Italy. My parents are F. and S., I have a younger brother, a dog and a hedgehog. The relationship I have with my family is within the canons of a normal relationship between a teenager and his parents, so, it may depend on the situations especially because I am an introverted person and sometimes I can't fully express how I feel. Anyhow I know I can count on each of them when I need help. With my friends it's a little different bec
Kaja
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏐
Volleyball
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Letter from
Kaja
:
Dear future host family, First, I want to thank you for considering me as an exchange student. I know it is a big decision to host a foreign student for one year, so I am really thankful that you are giving students like me the opportunity to live their dreams. Unfortunately, I know nothing about you, but in case you choose me, I am really excited to get to know you soon. In this letter I’m going to tell you more about me, my life and why I would like to go to the US. Hi, I’m Kaja and I’m
Ivan Nikolas
·
Mexico
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
💻
Computers or Technology
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
🤖
Robotics
  
Letter from
Ivan Nikolas
:
Hello, I am a person who is very affectionate, I really like to exercise (lift weights), do robotics, build computers, work, drink coffee and watch TikTok videos. My good qualities are: I am very self-taught, I help with household chores, I do not drink alcohol, I do not smoke, I am very active, I am very respectful and gentlemanly, I am funny and I constantly like to make jokes, and I am a good student. My bad qualities are: I like to talk a lot and. I am little imperactive. I reall
Xinni
·
Spain
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🏊
Swimming
  
🏐
Volleyball
  
Letter from
Xinni
:
Dear host family. In the first place I could say that I am a girl of 8 out of 10 because I have self-esteem, active listening, I manage time and money, I have respect for others, I am kind and I am good at all high school subjects, but I could improve in myself organization about studies and having more empathy with others. In my hobbies I like to do crafts, spend time with friends, go to the cinema and be with family. In my hobbies, I like swimming, team games and dancing. I like swimming
Ana Julia
·
Brazil
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎡
Carnivals or Festivals
  
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Ana Julia
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me to live with your family. I am a Brazilian girl and I am going to my last year in high school. I’ve always wanted to explore new places and have new experiences. I really want to learn more about the American culture. I love books, music and cinema. I am not the most outgoing person but I am often described as a very lovely, respectful, caring and happy girl. I am also a creativ
Benno
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏐
Volleyball
  
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
🧗
Rock Climbing/Canyoning
  
Letter from
Benno
:
Dear hist family, my name is Benno. First of all, I would like to thank you for considering me as your host-student! My hobbies are climbing and volleyball. I like climbing, because there is a big variety. You can do climbing or bouldering and every boulder or route is different and I really enjoy climbing outside because I love being in the nature. I also like volleyball, because you have to work together as a team very well to win a game. Many my friends of mine play in the same volley
Bruno
·
Brazil
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏐
Volleyball
  
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Bruno
:
Dear Host Family, First, I would like to thank you for being willing to let me live with you and for participating of the exchange program. I am from Brazil. Since I was a kid, I have ever been looking forward to study in America in High School. It is, in fact, a dream coming true. I have just finished my sophomore year and I would like to live with a host family, sharing their habits and living the American culture. I am really into reading books, traveling, having road trips, getting to
Isabella
·
Brazil
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
📣
Cheerleading
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Letter from
Isabella
:
Dear host family, Thank you very much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me as part of your family. I live in Brazil and my birthday is February 9th, I'm going to study in the sophomore year of high school. Since I was very young, my dream was to live in the USA, and now that I'm older I have the chance to live the high school of my dreams. I consider myself a very hardworking, polite, happy and fun girl. I love playing sports, and I love working out at
Héloïse
·
France
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
🐴
Horseback Riding/Racing
  
Letter from
Héloïse
:
Hello dear host family! My name is Héloïse and first of all I would like to thank you for participating in this exchange program and perhaps becoming my future host family. I am French and I live South west of Paris, close to the Atlantic Ocean. I really look forward to meeting you and becoming part of your family! To begin with, I am a very determined and stubborn girl when I start a project, when I want to achieve my goal I do everything I can I don't give up easily. I am curious about many
Charlotte
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏑
Field Hockey
  
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
⛵️
Sailing/Boating
  
Letter from
Charlotte
:
Dear Host Family, Hey, my name is Charlotte. I am a german girl and currently going to a high school here. Right now I have a lot of interests and hobbies. I am playing field hockey in a team once or twice a week, I have guitar lessons and play in an ensemble. I enjoy singing, sailing and I am part of the theatre club at my school. I play hockey now for 10 years with the same team and I sail since I am 10 years old. Therefore I would say these two hobbies are my main hobbies and my pa
Manon
·
France
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏃
Running or Jogging
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
🐴
Horseback Riding/Racing
  
Letter from
Manon
:
Hey ! I’m Manon and I live in France. First of all thank you so much for willing to participate in the exchange program. You allow teenagers to live an unforgettable experience and this is amazing. To introduce myself a bit, I grew up with my mom and two older brothers. The youngest, 19, works in a kindergarten, while the oldest, 22, is pursuing a master’s in 3D animation. My mom is a pneumology physiotherapist at the hospital, and we’re a close-knit family that loves doing things togethe
Sophie
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏀
Basketball
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Sophie
:
Dear host family, My name is Sophie, I'm in 9th grade and I am living in a big city together with my mum in a two-room apartment. My dad lives in another district 30 minutes away but sometimes he comes over for dinner. The parents of my mum are also living near our place. In the past I spent so much time with them but now I see them like once a week. My dads parents are not living together anymore but also in another district. I could possibly see them all a lot but honestly I don't. I don't ha
Aina
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
✍️
Writing/Journaling
  
Letter from
Aina
:
Dear host family, My name is Aina, I would like to start by saying that my family and I are so thankful for hosting me. It is a very huge opportunity for me, I hope to make the most of it. I live in a small town near Barcelona with my parents, Montserrat and Eugeni. My mother and father are known by their abbreviated names, Geni and Montse. I also have a 19-year-old sister, whose name is Laia, and my dog, Murri. I love him so much, he is our “little brother.” My mother studied Philoso
Mai
·
Japan
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏀
Basketball
  
💃
Dance
  
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Letter from
Mai
:
Dear Host Family, Nice to meet you, my name is Mai. My hobbies are listening to music and dancing. I belong to the dance club at school. I also like KPOP idols very much and watch a lot of videos and listen to songs. Also, I like cooking, so I really want to make and eat Japanese food together. I also like watching dramas and movies, so I want to watch a lot of movies together. Next, I will explain about my family. My father, mother, sister, and my family of four have two dogs. It's
Magnus
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
⚽️
Soccer
  
⚽️
Sports
  
🎮
Video or Online Games
  
Letter from
Magnus
:
Dear host family, First of all thank you for opening your house to me and accepting me as a family member. My name is Magnus. I have two brothers and two cats. I live with my dad and my elder brother in a small town near Berlin, where I also go to school. I have a good relationship to my mother and little brother who lives with her. I visit them at least once a week. At home my chores are cleaning my room, vacuuming the house and cleaning the cat litter. In my free time I play soccer for
Alessandro Vincenzo
·
Italy
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
💻
Computers or Technology
  
📸
Photography
  
🚴
Bike-Riding/Mountain biking or BMX
  
Letter from
Alessandro Vincenzo
:
Dear Future Host Family, I hope this letter finds you all doing well. My name is A, and I'm a 16-year-old student from Italy. I'm really excited about the chance to be part of your family for the upcoming school year as part of this cool cultural exchange. Let me tell you a bit about myself. I think I'm a pretty chill and respectful person, which I believe i
Ise
·
Netherlands
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
🏃
Walks
  
Letter from
Ise
:
Dear host family, First, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for participating in the exchange program. I am filled with excitement at the prospect of becoming a part of your family and experiencing life in the USA with you. My name is Ise, and I'd love to tell you a bit about myself. I absolutely love reading books, especially mysteries and fantasy stories. You'll often find me with a book in hand, lost in its world. I also enjoy going for walks outside. It's so refreshing to be surroun
Sabrina
·
Italy
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
🎤
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
  
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Letter from
Sabrina
:
Dear Host Family,  I really want to thank you for your hospitality, I am extremely grateful to you for allowing me to live this wonderful journey together! I’m sure these five months will be amazing, I hope we’ll be able to create a really strong bond that will last forever. I cannot wait to meet you and I hope that you are just as excited as I am.  I would like to start talking about my family because it is truly amazing. My mum’s name is Nicoletta and we are really close, I like to tell he
Frederic
·
Germany
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏐
Volleyball
  
🛹
Skateboarding
  
🏓
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
  
Letter from
Frederic
:
Hello future host family! I'm called Freddy, but my actual name is Frederic. I'm doing many things in my freetime, so maybe we have the same or similar interests. I play volleyball and table tennis, both in a club. I even want to play volleyball in a highschool team... Lately I've also tried to get into skateboarding, but I'm not good at it yet. On vacation, I love to go hiking or to ski/snowboard. I'm also really interested in music, especially rock music, and play the piano myself (ev
Chiara
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
⛪️
Church Activities or Clubs
  
🏐
Volleyball
  
🧑‍🍼
Babysitting/Working with kids
  
Letter from
Chiara
:
Dear future Host Family, First of all I would like to say a huge thank you for giving me the opportunity to live with you and to become a part of your family and I’m incredibly grateful for that. I hope you’re doing well! Let me introduce myself… I’m Chiara, a German girl and I live in a small city in the west of Germany. I play volleyball in a sports club and I also like to dance Hip Hop, with my best friend I also go to the gym twice a week, but I prefer volleyball and dancing. I love
Ambre
·
France
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
Letter from
Ambre
:
Dear future host family, My name is Ambre. I live in a small and quiet town not far from a very big city. I grew up in a house surrounded by my parents, my brother, my friends and Maya....my cat. My family loves spending time together. For example, on the evening, we eat together and after, we watch a movie or play at different board games. Not too late of course... I'm rarely alone but loneliness does not scare me. For example, I'm able to take a big decision by myself as quit my fam
Laura
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Skiing or Snowboarding
  
📣
Cheerleading
  
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
Letter from
Laura
:
Dear hos family, thank you so much to let me live with your family. I’m a Spanish girl that likes travel and discover the world. I like reading, skiing and to try new things. I speak 4 languages: Catalan, Spanish, English and a bit of French. I love the beach and most of all the sunsets. I’ve been playing the piano since I was 7 years old and the flute for 1 year. My dad is an economist. My mum is an architect. I have two younger sisters one is just one year younger than me and t
Josephine
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏊
Swimming
  
🏐
Volleyball
  
🎡
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
  
Letter from
Josephine
:
Dear Host family, First off, thank you so much for taking the time to read through this letter and potentially host me in the US. I am very excited to find an adventurous family who is open to showing me their way of life and having really awesome memories together. Some things about me, I have 2 siblings, one is in her second year of college and the other one is in 11th grade. Im the youngest and am currenly in the 9th grade. Im a very competitive girl who swims and plays volleyball, loves
Anton
·
Germany
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Skiing or Snowboarding
  
🚣
Rowing
  
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Letter from
Anton
:
Dear Host family, Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and considering taking me in as your host student! My name is Anton. I live in a cozy 3-bedroom apartment with my mother and my 19-year-old brother. My father resides in the heart of Berlin, but I spend most of my time near my mother due to my school and friends being located in that area. Apart from my immediate family in Berlin, I have two half-siblings who I rarely get to see because they live quite a distance away. In m
Rafaella
·
Chile
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎶
Band or Orchestra
  
🧑‍💻
Digital Art/Graphic Design
  
🛼
Skating - Roller/Inline
  
Letter from
Rafaella
:
Dear Host Family: Hi there, hope you're doing fantastic. Let me introduce myself, I'm Rafaella, I live with my parents in a northern small town in Chile. I love drawings, anime, music and video games. I have many interests an I'd consider my self to be kind, creative, studious, artistic and a good friend. My Dad is a Dentist at the local Public Hospital, and my Mother is a Secretary and a leader of the Roller Skating Club. The 3 of us love sports and family activities like having our meals
Ines
·
Italy
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
📸
Photography
  
⚽️
Sports
  
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Letter from
Ines
:
Dear Host Family, my name is Ines, and I’m from Italy. I’m extroverted, I like to meet new people and I love to learn new things. In fact, I’m curious about everything that is around me and every time I try to enrich myself as a person. I’m spontaneous and genuine, I like to live my life to the fullest creating memories with my loved ones. They see me as a fun person, energetic and sometimes clumsy, full of life, one of my favorite things is being able to put a smile on their face and
Audrey
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
Hiking/Trekking
  
🧵
Sewing/Needlework
  
Letter from
Audrey
:
Dear host family, My name is Audrey, I'm from France and I want to thank you for considering my application. There are a few hings that I think are important for you to know me better. First of all, I'm a person with a rather quiet personality. Even if I can be a little bit shy at first, I love to talk and discover new people. I hope that I can easily adapt myself to a new home and to a new family. Since I have a little sister, I know how to take care of kids and I get along very well with th
Agustina
·
Chile
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏃
Athletics/Track & Field
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
📚
Studying/Learning new things
  
Letter from
Agustina
:
Hi!! To start thank you for let me live whit your family. I promes i will do my best for adapting to living with you and spending an incredible time sharing customs and laughter. The basics things that you must knew about me are the followin: i love to read since 2019, I descovered that reed make me relax and now I read minimun one book for week (when the school and studies dont take up my time) my favourite genre of reading is fantasy (harry potter is my favourite saga) reed make me desco
Fleur
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🤾
Handball
  
🏊
Swimming
  
🧵
Sewing/Needlework
  
Letter from
Fleur
:
Dear family I once traveled to the United States in Seattle with my brothers and my parents, but I don't remember it well because I was two years old. I've been dreaming of going back ever since. Through the stories that my parents and my brothers tell me, I imagine spectacular landscapes, bagels and high buildings !! Of course that is only one aspect ! What interests me most is being confronted with another culture and language. I'de like to be able to communicate fluently. I have three
Lucie
·
Belgium
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏊
Swimming
  
⚽️
Sports
  
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Letter from
Lucie
:
Dear host family, I'm happy to introduce myself to you. I'm Lucie, I have a little sister, her name is Emma. I also have two half-sisters, their names are Mona and Florina. I'm very close to my sister, we are always togheter. I'm also very close to Florina because she's a year younger than me. My mother's name is Ludivine and my father's name is Cristophe. My parents are divorced for 10 years , but despite this, they still have a good relationship. They live in the same village,
Clément
·
France
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏐
Volleyball
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Letter from
Clément
:
Dear host family, First of all, I want to thank you for taking part in this exchange program and to accept a student for one year in your family. I am Clément, I'm a French boy. I study in high school and my favorite subjects are biology, chemistry and math. That’s a good point because in the future, I would like to study medicine. I live with my parents and two of my sisters, my older sister is studying veterinary medicine in Spain. My father is a doctor, and my mother works as a rad
Kiana
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
🐴
Horseback Riding/Racing
  
Letter from
Kiana
:
Dear Host Family, I am Kiana, a girl from Germany and I am very excited to go to the USA and (maybe?) stay with you! Here in my home town I attend a "Gymnasium" which is similar to a high school in the USA. I live in a historical old city which can be dated back to about 750 AD. The center is very pretty with old buildings and a majestic cathedral. In my free time I love to meet my friends, go to the gym for strength training, read books, watch movies and go horseback riding. Going t
Ema
·
Japan
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
🎭
Theater/Plays (watching)
  
Letter from
Ema
:
Dear Host Family, Hi! I'm Ema. Thank you for looking at this letter. I am thoughtful and responsible. My hobby is watching musical shows at the theater. I especially love Broadway musicals. My family loves to travel, visit historical buildings and world heritage sites, and experience the arts. On my days off, I go to museums and theaters to watch musicals. I also learned to play tennis, swim, and play the violin when I was in elementary school. And now I have enjoyed playing these. I a
Fanny
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Fanny
:
Dear future host family, first of all, I would like to thank you for thinking about choosing me and for wanting me to be a part of your family for 10 months. I really appreciate it and I know it's a big responsibility. Unfortunately, I don't know anything about you, but I would love to meet you. In this letter I will tell you about me, my family and why I want to go to the USA. My name is Fanny. I live in the center of a big city in Germany with my whole family and my two cats. My dad is a
Azillis
·
France
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Azillis
:
Hi! Nice to meet you! I’m writing you this letter, to introduce myself, for you to be easier to know who I truly am :) So, I’m Azillis, and I’m living in Normandy in France. I love movies, because I think it’s like traveling from your sofa, living so many lives and experiences and feel all the emotions of the world. I also love books because I think that as a movie, you can travel through your own mind by only read one sentence in a book. I’m imaginative and that’s why I love so many mo
Sofia
·
Italy
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💻
Computers or Technology
  
🏐
Volleyball
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Sofia
:
Dear family, I'm S., a friendly and outgoing girl. I love hanging out with my friends and party, my happy space is with my family, i love my parents and i have a beautiful relationship with them both.I don't have any siblings but me and my mom always laugh don't joke like friends but i always respect her, the same thing with my dad, i would say i'm also trustworthy because they've never been very strict with me but i never got in any sort of trouble. I like spending time alone just watchin
Lize
·
Netherlands
, Age
18
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏑
Field Hockey
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
⛵️
Sailing/Boating
  
Letter from
Lize
:
Dear Host Family, I hope this letter finds you well. First and foremost, I want to express my deepest gratitude for welcoming me into your home and giving me the incredible opportunity to experience life in America. My name is Lize, and Im from the Netherlands. Back home i live with my parents. I also have an older brother but he doesn’t live at home anymore since he is studying. I am currently in the 11th grade. Ever since I was a child, Ive dreamed of visiting America, fueled by th
Miko
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏐
Volleyball
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
🌲
Nature/Outdoors
  
Letter from
Miko
:
Dear host family, Thank you so much for taking part in the exchange program and accepting me for living with you for one year. I am a German boy and I am about to finish my tenth grade of school. I really would love to gain my own experience in an exchange year and get to know your country, your family, your culture and habits. I have visited the US last summer, when my parents and I picked up my brother from his exchange year in Minneapolis. That was an awesome time that I will always remembe
Anastasia
·
Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
📚
Studying/Learning new things
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Anastasia
:
Dear Host Family,  First of all thank you for hosting me and giving me this amazing opportunity to spend an entire year abroad where I would like to learn all about you, your language and your culture. I can't wait to meet you, spend a lot of time together and become a new member of your family. I am Anastasia: an outgoing, always available, sensitive girl who brings happiness wherever she goes. One other thing about me is that I love hugs. I am the youngest member of my family. My father Mar
Leila
·
Italy
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🖼
Visiting Museums
  
⚽️
Sports
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Letter from
Leila
:
Good morning dear family I don't know exactly how to start this letter, but I know you're curious to know a little about me. Starting with character, I'm a very eccentric, sunny, curious and energetic girl I don't like being still, because that would mean getting bored, I always look for a way to keep myself busy, reading a book, listening to some music, working out, going out with friends or even watching a movie. I like to cook, I love making desserts, like cakes, pancakes or creepes. At hom
Baptiste
·
France
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
⚽️
Soccer
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Baptiste
:
Dear Madam, Dear sir, First, I would like to thank you for receiving a teenager in your house. You allow us to have the chance to live and discover a new culture for one year, to grow in maturity by adapting ourselves in a different country and to discover a new scholar system and a new familial environment. We are going to come back in France bilanguage and that is so important in today life and for our future. Let me talk a little bit about myself. I am an extremely sportive teenager (c
Maxim
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
⚽️
Soccer
  
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
🎲
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Maxim
:
To my future host family, thank you for your willingness to participate in the exchange program and let me live with your family. My name is Maxim, I live in Germany in a nice, small town with a population over 10.000 people. We have three schools and I also attend the 10th grade of a high school here. After my high school year I would like to go back to my school and do my Abitur there. I like to try new things and want to explore the world, including America. I would be insanely happy to
Maxima
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
📸
Photography
  
⚽️
Soccer
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Maxima
:
Dear Host Family, thank you so much for reading my letter and for giving me the possibility to live in your family. First , I would like to introduce myself to you and give you an impression of who I am and what I am interested in. My name is Maxima and I am from Germany. I love to travel and to explore new countries and cultures. I visited many different countries, such as Namibia, Canada, China, USA and many more. My family and I went to the US four times. Because of that I saw many dif
Edwin
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏀
Basketball
  
🎨
Painting or Drawing
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Edwin
:
Dear future host family, I‘m Eddy from Germany. And this is my letter to you. First of all I‘d like to say a huge thank you for giving me the oppurtunity to become a part of your family for a whole year. I‘m incredibly grateful for that. My Name is Edwin, but I prefer Eddy. I‘m a very sporty person and coudn‘t live without it, so I go to the gym and try to learn callisthenics. I play basketball in my free time too. Furthermore I love to cook and bake and I got a fisher license too, but I was
Doyun
·
Korea, Republic of
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
🎤
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
  
✍️
Writing/Journaling
  
Letter from
Doyun
:
Dear my host family, Hello. I'm Doyun. Thank you for hosting me for a year. I've been longing to go to America and experience their culture, so this chance is much more precious for me. I'm so grateful to my host family for giving me this amazing experience. I'm looking forward to many things including going to American high school. One of them is meeting my host family. I'm so excited to meet new family in foreign country. Let me introduce myself now. I have lots of things that I'm enjoyi
Tomas
·
Chile
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
🌲
Nature/Outdoors
  
🏃
Walks
  
Letter from
Tomas
:
Dear host family: Hi! my name is Tomas, and I’m 16. I’m an outgoing, chill person, I like going outdoors, listening to music, reading, going trekking, biking and playing story-rich games such as TLOZ, Night in the woods, Half-life, Portal and Omori. Among my favorite music artists are: Car Seat Headrest, Alex G, Arctic Monkeys and Tyler, The Creator. I love books such as Scott Pilgrim, Shimeji Simulation and Nichijou. Some of my favorite movies/tv shows are BoJack Horseman, Baby driver, Isle
Eleonora
·
Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
📸
Photography
  
🤸
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Vaulting
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Eleonora
:
Dear host family, I am really excited to take part to this exchange experience as I am a person who really enjoys life. I always like to be busy and have things to do. I always search for new experiences that can keep my brain occupied. I am a person who loves to organize every kind of event, just an hang out with my friends or a study afternoon. I am really curious so I get interested with new things really fast and I enjoy to know as much as possible. I am also a really pos
Rin
·
Japan
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🥋
Martial Arts
  
🎞️
Anime or Manga
  
🤿
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  
Letter from
Rin
:
Dear Host Family Hi! I’m Rin. I want to go to various places with you. And I want to cook together. For example, I would like to cook American or Japanese food together. I belong area study club and photo club. The area study club is doing an inheritance of local culture and volunteer activities. The photo club has sometimes tournaments, so I participate. I like to take pictures as a hobby as well, so I always have my camera with me when I go out. I’m looking forward to seeing what kind o
Yu
·
Japan
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🎡
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
  
🎤
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
  
Letter from
Yu
:
Dear host family Hello, I’m Yu. We are incredibly excited and grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of your host family. First, I’d like to introduce myself. I’m often called a hard worker and persevering. I think it’s important to finish any problem to the end. When studying abroad, I’d like to face the local way of thinking and values as a member of the area and challenge various things. Talking about my hobbies, I like dancing, singing, and watching movies. I can forget abo
Nanami
·
Japan
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎶
Band or Orchestra
  
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Letter from
Nanami
:
Dear Host Family Hi, I’m Nanami. First of all, I’d like to say thank you for giving me the chance to I become an exchange student and allowing me to take part in your daily life. Let me introduce my character. I’m friendly myself and interested in a lot of stuff. Being with you, this character will make you happy. Then I’d like to tell you what I want to do. First, I think I want to enjoy life with you, such as having a meal with you, watching movies, and so on. And I’d like you to
Sarah
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Sarah
:
Dear Host Family, First of all I want to thank you so so much for willing to participate in the exchange Programm and accepting me to live with your family. I’m sure we will have such a great time. I am a german girl. I’ve been to America two times already and I really want to learn more about the American culture and what it’s like to actually live there. I love watching movies and series. I am a very outgoing, flexible, creative and motivating person. I am fast fascinated by anything and l
Sofia
·
Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Sofia
:
Dear host family, I'm S., a very cheerful, outgoing and always smiling sixteen year old Italian girl. I have a good character, in fact I have friends with whom I get along very well...but I also chat a lot! I consider myself a curious person, with a great desire to learn about new cultures and languages; always ready to have new experiences and visit new cities, in fact one of my greatest passions is travelling. I live in a small town of 5000 inhabitants, located in the north-west of Italy,
Arisa
·
Japan
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🎭
Drama or Theater
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Arisa
:
Dear my Host family Hello. I’m Arisa. I am from Japan. I want to experience American culture such as Christmas and Halloween with you. Also, I like traveling, so I want to make memories by going on a trip together. I can dress my you in yukata and tell them about Japan. The school I go to has many interesting people and I enjoy talking with them every day. I'm in the dance club, so I dance after school. It’s really fun to dance with everyone. After school, we often go to eat ramen and s
Leni
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🙋
Community Service/Volunteering
  
🙋
School clubs/organizations
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Leni
:
Dear future host family, I hope you’re alright. First of all I would like to say a huge thank you for considering to give me the opportunity to live with you for several months and become a part of your family. This exchange is obviously going to change my life and I will probably be a completely different person at the end than I am right know, but it will also change your life. I know that it’s not an easy decision to host an exchange student and to make your decision a little bit easier I wa
Martin
·
Chile
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Skiing or Snowboarding
  
⚽️
Soccer
  
⚽️
Sports
  
Letter from
Martin
:
Hello! I hope you are well. I am a person who loves sports like soccer and likes to spend time with family. I am the youngest of four siblings, that's why I'm always surrounded by a lot of people, so it's never difficult for me to socialize with new people, which I like and enjoy, because I have a lot to learn from each person I meet, and even more now that they will be from a totally new country for me. I have three pets, which are two dogs and one cat. My pets are called Roma and Chestnu
Maddy
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
🤸
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Vaulting
  
⛸️
Ice Skating/Figure skating
  
Letter from
Maddy
:
Dear host family, Thank you very much for agreeing to take part in the exchange program and for welcoming me into your family. I'm a young French girl and I've just finished my seconde class. I like trying new things and want to explore the world, especially America. I'm taking part in this exchange so that I can learn more about American culture, become as independent as possible in English, make new friends and above all discover a new school system. I'd like to live the American dream
Isabel
·
Spain
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Skiing or Snowboarding
  
🛫
Travel
  
⛳️
Golf
  
Letter from
Isabel
:
Dear future host family, My name is Isabel and first of all I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to live this new experience with you. Since I was little I have wanted to live this experience, because both my father and my older sister have had the opportunity to make this exchange students and both have told me that it is a unique experience, that you have to live once in your life. In addition they have also told me about many fun and different things that they did, o
Maria Eleonora
·
Italy
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
🎤
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
  
Letter from
Maria Eleonora
:
Dear Host Family, my name is Maria Eleonora! I would like to start this letter by thanking you for giving me the opportunity to live this wonderful experience with you. This has been my dream since I was a child and thanks to you will become true! I can't wait to get to know you, to know what you like to do and what your habits are. I love the idea of being introduced to a lifestyle that is different from mine and getting to know a new community. I hope to build beautiful memories together a
Iris
·
Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🥋
Martial Arts
  
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Iris
:
Dear family, I'm I, I'm sixteen. I'm would say that I'm a good behave kid, I'm generous and also pretty sensitive, and I am really strict about time because i not fond at arriving late at things, in fact sometime I get ready hours bevore an appointment just to make sure I'm readyin time, and I always try to help if I can in any way, I have two birthmarks, and in the summer my freckels are more visible and my eyes become a bit more green because of the sun. I did dye my hair once it was suppose
Antonia
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
📣
Cheerleading
  
⛸️
Ice Skating/Figure skating
  
Letter from
Antonia
:
Dear host family, I am really grateful that you want to give me the chance to learn more about your culture and your country. I want to be a part of your family. I’m looking forward to make new friends and experiences. Obviously I don’t know anything about you yet, but I’m already very excited to meet you soon. Until we meet each other I want to tell you something about my family, my interests, me and why I have chosen the USA. My name is Antonia but everyone calls me Toni. I am a very ope
Mikako
·
Japan
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎭
Drama or Theater
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Mikako
:
Dear my host family Hello! My name is Mikako. I’m from Japan. I'm going to join an exchange program in your country. First of all, I’d like to introduce myself. I have many hobbies. First, I love watching musicals. I love actors singing, dancing, and acting. My favorite musical is “Crazy For You”, and I belong to the drama club at my school. Second, I like taking pictures. When I was a junior high school student, I belonged to the photo club. I always take pictures whenever I go out.
Wei Xuan
·
Taiwan, Province of China
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏀
Basketball
  
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Wei Xuan
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to stay with your family during my upcoming visit, I’m looking forward to staying with you while studying in the U.S. There are three people in my family,I don’t have any siblings, but my grandparents and my uncle’s family live nearby,so I grew up with my two cousins and we’re like brothers and sisters.’ve spent a lot of time in schools with only girls and I didn’t have any chance to go abroad due to Covid-19 when I was in junior hi
Philibert
·
France
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
⚽️
Soccer
  
🎒
Scouting
  
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Letter from
Philibert
:
Dear Host Family First I would like to say thank you very much on behalf of my parents to give me the opportunity to realise my dream. Spend time with others in a wonderful country during one year is a privilege that for this reason I would like to come with a wide open mind and take all this opportunity of this favour. When I was young from 7 to 9 years old I went in American school and maybe this give me the taste of this American culture ! From now, I discover the incredible landscape,
Sam
·
Netherlands
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏊
Swimming
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
🎮
Video or Online Games
  
Letter from
Sam
:
Dear host family, I hope you’re as excited as I am to be participating in this program. I’m a Dutch boy and have just finished 11th grade in the Netherlands. I’m someone who loves to try new things. When I see or hear something that I haven’t done before, I want to do it as soon as possible. When you hear me talking to other people, I’m (usually) very polite. That’s because I work in a supermarket, where I’m a checkout clerk as well as a stock clerk. I like to sport, such as swimming o
Noemy Andrea
Spain
· 17, Female
Top three interests: Cooking, Family Activities, Travel
Letter from Noemy Andrea: Dear Host Family, My name is Noemy, I’m from Italy and I am happy to be spending 10 months with... (continue reading)
Noemy Andrea
Spain
· 17, Female
Top three interests: Cooking, Family Activities, Travel
Letter from Noemy Andrea: Dear Host Family, My name is Noemy, I’m from Italy and I am happy to be spending 10 months with... (continue reading)
Noemy Andrea
Spain
· 17, Female
Top three interests: Cooking, Family Activities, Travel
Letter from Noemy Andrea: Dear Host Family, My name is Noemy, I’m from Italy and I am happy to be spending 10 months with... (continue reading)
Noemy Andrea
Spain
· 17, Female
Top three interests: Cooking, Family Activities, Travel
Letter from Noemy Andrea: Dear Host Family, My name is Noemy, I’m from Italy and I am happy to be spending 10 months with... (continue reading)
Noemy Andrea
Spain
· 17, Female
Top three interests: Cooking, Family Activities, Travel
Letter from Noemy Andrea: Dear Host Family, My name is Noemy, I’m from Italy and I am happy to be spending 10 months with... (continue reading)
Noemy Andrea
Spain
· 17, Female
Top three interests: Cooking, Family Activities, Travel
Letter from Noemy Andrea: Dear Host Family, My name is Noemy, I’m from Italy and I am happy to be spending 10 months with... (continue reading)
Noemy Andrea
Spain
· 17, Female
Top three interests: Cooking, Family Activities, Travel
Letter from Noemy Andrea: Dear Host Family, My name is Noemy, I’m from Italy and I am happy to be spending 10 months with... (continue reading)
Noemy Andrea
Spain
· 17, Female
Top three interests: Cooking, Family Activities, Travel
Letter from Noemy Andrea: Dear Host Family, My name is Noemy, I’m from Italy and I am happy to be spending 10 months with... (continue reading)
Noemy Andrea
Spain
· 17, Female
Top three interests: Cooking, Family Activities, Travel
Letter from Noemy Andrea: Dear Host Family, My name is Noemy, I’m from Italy and I am happy to be spending 10 months with... (continue reading)

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