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Diego
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Chile
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🎲
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
🏛️
History/Visiting Historical Sites
  
Letter from
Diego
:
Dear Host Family I’m Diego and I’m from Chile. I live with my parents, I have a little brother and a dog. I like dogs, so my family and me spend lot of time with him. Usually on weekends and when my father arrives from work, we fix broken things in the house like the automatic watering, we clean the pool and the car and we help my mother cleaning the house, so I like helping in house tasks and spending time with my father learning useful things. With my family I love traveling to different co
Anita
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Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🙋
Community Service/Volunteering
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
🎤
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
  
Letter from
Anita
:
Dear Host Family, First, I want to express my most sincere thanks to you for giving me the chance to realize my biggest dream. I am super excited about next year, we will get to know each other perfectly and create a special bond that I hope will last for a very long time. Three years ago, I started watching videos about the exchange year and I suddenly realized that I was meant to do it. I always loved to travel and I hope I will also be able to do it a lot in my future by myself and with my
Viktoria
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Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏐
Volleyball
  
🎡
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
  
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
🎞️
Anime or Manga
  
🎡
Carnivals or Festivals
  
Letter from
Viktoria
:
Dear Host Parents, First of all, I would like to thank you for your interest in me and for hosting me. In order for you to get to know me a little better, I will tell you a little bit about myself in this letter. My name is Viktoria and I am 16 years old. I am an outgoing, active person, kind, curious and optimistic person who likes to meet new people and try new things. I really like spending my time outside, with people I enjoy being with and do fun activities like badminton, biking,
Anaïs
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France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
🎞️
Anime or Manga
  
🎳
Bowling
  
Letter from
Anaïs
:
I'm excited to write you this letter and share with you a little bit more about myself. My name is Anaïs, I can't wait to live with you, even if it's only for a year, which will surely become the most rewarding experience of my life. Two years ago, I went to discover your beautiful country. I am indeed lucky to have two uncles living in the State of NY where I have not met my cousins much and where I decided that I wanted to know more about this beautiful country. Since then, I have only d
Mayooran
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Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
⚽️
Soccer
  
🏎️
Formula One Racing
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Mayooran
:
Dear host family, I hope you are all well. First of all I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your willingness to take me as a family member for 6 months and to offer me the amazing opportunity to live in the United States. This is really not a given and I really appreciate that. To get to know more about me I will tell you something about myself. My name is Mayooran but most of the people call me Mayoo. I live in a small city in a house with my parents and a little sister. M
Ginevra
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Italy
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Letter from
Ginevra
:
Dear Host Family, I am very grateful for this great opportunity! Thank you so much for giving me the chance to come to the States and become a member of your family. I am very excited at the idea to spend one year in the States and enjoy the authentic American life-style. I am an Italian girl and I attend secondary school. In Italy my type of school is called “Liceo Classico”, I study classical subjects such as Greek, Latin, Philosophy. Italian. However I also study modern subiects such as Eng
Francesca
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Italy
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🌐
Learning languages or cultures
  
🖼️
Museums/Art Exhibits
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Francesca
:
Dear Host-family, I’m Francesca, and I can’t wait to leave for my desired year abroad. I live in a small city in the south of Italy and I really like where I live. In my free time, my friends and I usually meet them in the center to have an ice cream or to chat, but if we want to do something more exciting, like going to the cinema or going shopping, we need to move to the neighboring towns. I attend the Linguistic High School and my favorite subjects are the languages and also phi
Olivia-Marie
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France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
⚽️
Sports
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Letter from
Olivia-Marie
:
Dear Host Family, It is difficult to express my feelings in one letter regarding the incredible opportunity, to live an entirely new life in the United States. My name is Olivia, and I am writing this to express my sincere gratitude and excitement at the possibility of becoming a part of your family. I am truly more than happy to be on this journey of cultural exchange and personal growth, and I really believe that coming to the United States in a beloved American family would be the perfe
Juliette
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France
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
🏄
Surfing/Body Boarding
  
Letter from
Juliette
:
Dear Prospective Host Family, I am grateful that you can read this letter and I hope that you will like my profile. My name is Juliette and the prospect of joining your family excites me ! I want you to know that I’m an extrovert person, who enjoys social connections, and I am really motivated to participate in various family activities. I find joy in being around people, especially when participating in fun activities (like festivals, cinema, ice-skating, …), but I also like relaxing
Jacopo
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Italy
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🤾
Handball
  
🎲
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
  
🎮
Video or Online Games
  
Letter from
Jacopo
:
Dear Host Family, I'm Jacopo, an Italian student. I live in a very peaceful Italian city with my mom, my dad, my older sister and my dog. I've also got an older brother who lives alone. I am very calm. I wish to be able to study outside of my country, to confront myself with new customs, traditions and study methods. I think I'd be a good exchange student because I like studying and meet new people because my hope is to be able to make many new friends who I could still remain in
Rupert
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Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
💻
Computers or Technology
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Rupert
:
Dear host family, I am Rupert and I am from Germany. I live with my parents and my sister in a small town in the north-eastern part of Germany. My mother works as a psychologist and my father works as a physician. My sister is 13 years old and really likes horses. She takes riding lessons at least once a week. Every morning me and my sister go to school at the same time because we go to the same highschool. I go there by bike whereas my sister takes the bus. I dont really have favourite subje
Ludovica
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Italy
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
⚽️
Sports
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Ludovica
:
dear host family, Hi, I'm Ludovica. I'm a very spontaneus girl, I like to spend time with my friends and with my family, in particular I have a very beautiful relationship with my bestfriends. In primary school we used to go to the same school but now we chose different high school. I have a good relationship with my family too, my parents are nice, they let me go out and do things a girl my age would do but at the same time they teach me how to behave well and to be educated and kind with eve
Mathis
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Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏀
Basketball
  
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
🏓
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
  
Letter from
Mathis
:
Dear future host family, I would like to say thank you very much for hosting me during my exchange year in the USA. I am looking forward to start this exciting trip, but of course I am also a bit nervous. My name is Mathis, I come from Germany. I love to be outside and I do sports. I often play volleyball and basketball with my friends. For 7 years I am a member of a table tennis club, so I also spend much time in our gym. We practice normally twice a week, additionally we have competit
Judith
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Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🏃
Athletics/Track & Field
  
🙋
Community Service/Volunteering
  
Letter from
Judith
:
Dear future host family, I am Judith and live in a small town in the Harz, which is a mountain range in middle Germany. Here in Germany I live with my family of five: My mother and my father, my older brother, my twin brother and not to forget our two cats. I am used to helping in the house by doing little chores like clearing the table, doing the dishes or cleaning my room. But of course I also help with doing the laundry, cooking and caring about our cats. My parents work as teachers at t
Elisa
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Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
📣
Cheerleading
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Elisa
:
Dear Host Family I'm Elisa and I'm a very sunny and outgoing Italian girl. I have been dreaming of being an exchange student for a long time and I think this experience is very suitable for me, because I like meeting new people, new cultures and getting out of my bubble. I really like challenges and that is why I want to try this experience. I am a really happy person and I like laughing and joking. Through this experience I think I will bring you the desire to share my culture, my interest
Maja
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Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎶
Band or Orchestra
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
🏓
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
  
Letter from
Maja
:
Dear Host Family, First of all, thank you for accepting an exchange student and permitting me to live with you! My name is Maja, I am from Germany, and I would love to spend 5 months in America. I would find it very interesting to get to know a new culture over a longer period and I would be happy to spend this time with you. I have traveled a lot with my family, for example to Italy, Greece, France, or Spain. This summer I will also go on vacation to Italy without my parents. I don't think t
Elena
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Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
🧑‍🍼
Babysitting/Working with kids
  
Letter from
Elena
:
Dear host family, I’m Elena, and first of all I want to say that I am really glad for the possibility that I have been given of becoming an exchange student in the USA. Here in Italy, I live in a pretty small town, with always the same people around, and a quiet life in general. I am ready to take this chance, and start a brand-new life in your country. I am very willing to discover a new way of living, and I will certainly try my best to adapt, because I want to enjoy every moment I am given.
Lisa
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Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Lisa
:
Dear Host Family, My name is Lisa, I’m an Italian girl and first of all I want to thank you for hosting me for five months! You are making my dream come true and I’m sure this will be an unforgettable experience not only for me but for you too. I’ll do my best to make you proud of your Italian daughter! I’m eager to experience a new culture and I hope to build a strong bond with you, which will hopefully remain forever. I also hope to make strong friendships and get to know a different reality
YUAN-HAO
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Taiwan, Province of China
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
⚾️
Baseball
  
🎞️
Anime or Manga
  
🏓
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
  
Letter from
YUAN-HAO
:
Dear Host Family, I am a Taiwanese boy studying in junior high school. I want to learn and explore the outside world. I really want to experience American culture and food! I like to play sports, such as table tennis, swimming, baseball, and basketball. My favorite outdoor activity is scuba diving. I have a PADI open water diver license. I enjoy watching sea animals swim. I also enjoy watching movies, especially Marvel and anime. I have been playing the drums for 4 years, and it always
Sofia
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏐
Volleyball
  
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
Letter from
Sofia
:
Dear American family, My name is Sofia and I live in Spain. I live with my mom and very close to the house of my grandmom and my aunt. We live with three cats. Their names are Coco, Snow and Sira. I never used to have cats but three years ago we decided to adopt to Coco and last year we adopted the other two. I am in my freshman year in school. My school is about 20 minutes from home, and I go there in subway every day. At school I have some good friends and we together attend to the classes.
Miyu
·
Japan
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎶
Band or Orchestra
  
💃
Dance
  
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
Letter from
Miyu
:
Dear Host Family, Hello. I’m Miyu. Thank you for accepting me as a volunteer. Before studying abroad, I would like to introduce myself. First, let me introduce my daily life. On weekdays, I usually have club activities after going to school. After that, study until 20:00 in the school’s self-study room before going home. I’m in the dance club and have club activities four days on weekdays and one day on weekends. When I don’t have club activities, I go out with my friends or family. My fri
Rafaella
·
Chile
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
🤸
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Vaulting
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Rafaella
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you so much for being part of the exchange program and being willing to accept me in your family. I am a Chilean girl, and I just finished my sophomore year in high school. I have been wanting to go on an exchange semester for a long time now and I am thrilled that I can finally do it. I have been to America a few times and I love your culture, so I am very excited to continue learning about it. Of course, I would be happy to tell you about mine as well. I live in a b
Sara
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Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
✍️
Writing/Journaling
  
Letter from
Sara
:
Dear Host Family, My name’s Sara, and I’m from Italy. First of all, I want to thank you so much for hosting me for 10 months. This has been my biggest dream since I was a child, and I can’t believe it’s finally coming true. I love meeting people from foreign countries because I have the chance to learn more about their lives and to spread my culture. I think this is a huge opportunity to make friends, improve my English and create forever lasting memories. Thank you with all my heart!
Manon
·
France
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Skiing or Snowboarding
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
🐴
Horseback Riding/Racing
  
Letter from
Manon
:
Hello maybe future host family! My name is Manon but I would like to be called by my second name which is Lilly because it's easier to pronounce it in english. I was born in the Paris region and I have never left. I have two little brothers so I'm used to live with children. My parents are divorced and at my mom's house I have a cat. I have no religion or allergies. In my family we enjoy a lot playing at board games. I have some good relationships with my parents. Our relation is based on the
Carlo
·
Italy
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏀
Basketball
  
🎞️
Anime or Manga
  
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Letter from
Carlo
:
Dear Host Family, hi! My name is Carlo and I am Italian, I recognize myself in a funny and smart person, I like joking around with people that I am familiar with but I can also be serious if it is necessary. I think that I could be a good exchange student because of my optimistic personality and I also think that I could bring something different from the usual in your house, I really think that this "cultural exchange" between the family and the student is an important part of the experience.
Moritz
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
⚽️
Sports
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Letter from
Moritz
:
Dear Host family, I would like to thank you for choosing me to live with you for half a year. I am a german boy and have just finished my 9th grade this year (2023). It is fun for me to try out new thing. That‘s why I want to visit you. I am very excited to spent my time in america and learn about your culture and your everyday life. I am a very outgoing, fun, happy, straightforward, nice, loving person and I am always open to help. Sport is also important to me because I am very athletic an
Jule
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏐
Volleyball
  
🥊
Boxing or Kickboxing
  
📣
Cheerleading
  
Letter from
Jule
:
Dear Hosting Family, I hope you are doing fine. My name is Jule, and I am writing to express my excitement about my upcoming high school year and I'm looking forward to becoming part of your family. At first, let me share a bit about myself and the reasons about my whish to go on this exciting journey. My motivation is my interest in experiencing new things. I am thrilled to visit America not just as a guest and I am looking forward get to know the US culture, explore the high school life,
Melissa
·
Italy
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
🎤
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Melissa
:
Dear host family, My name is Melissa and I can’t believe I’m finally writing this letter! These words finally allow me to find wonderful people like you who will help me realize my dream: to improve my English and become a perfect American girl. What about my family? My mother is an hr specialist and my father is a truck driver. I am an only child and I have three cousins with whom I like spending time together. We have a dog, his name is Rocky, he has three years old and he is a Fre
RAQUEL
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏊
Swimming
  
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
📣
Cheerleading
  
Letter from
RAQUEL
:
Hi, I´m Raquel I want to go a year to the USA because I feel is necessary for me to grow as a person and to live an experience that I think it would change my vision of live. Going out of Spain it’s going to be very hard for me and it´s scary, because I´m going to start a different life in another country in another continent with a different family, friends, and language, but I´m so exited as same as scared. The family is everything for me, and my family is not only of blood, my family is th
Hayeon
·
Korea, Republic of
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Hayeon
:
Dear host family, Hello! My name is Hayeon! I am a student who living in Korea who participated in the exchange student program. I am a very bright and humorous girl, and I have various hobbies. I am interested in playing the piano and violin, and I like to listen to music, watch movies and dramas, read, draw pictures, and do various sports activities. I like spending a lot of time with my family the most. I play board games with my dad, mom, and younger brother, and we go for a walk or
Liam
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏀
Basketball
  
🎡
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
  
🚴
Bike-Riding/Mountain biking or BMX
  
Letter from
Liam
:
Dear future host family, I would be very happy to meet you, thank you for participating in the exchange program! I should write a few words about myself here so you can see if I suit you. People who know me say that I am an open, friendly, familiar and polite person. I play a lot of basketball (almost every day) and train hard to one day be a pro basketball player. In Germany I play in the second highest youth league, although I've only been playing basketball for less than 2 years. I'm v
Sarah
·
France
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
🏟️
Watching TV/Sports
  
Letter from
Sarah
:
Dear host family, First of all, I would like to thank you for reading my letter and spending time to know me better. I hope that the following lines will give you an impression about me, my life in France and why I would like to spend a year in the USA. My name is Sarah. I live in a big house with my parents, my three little brothers and my loved little dog Litchie. Even if we sometimes argue with my brothers, I would be very bored without them. My parents both work, my father is a commer
Mahina
·
Japan
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏀
Basketball
  
🎞️
Anime or Manga
  
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
Letter from
Mahina
:
Dear my future host family. I am really looking forward to meeting you. Let me introduce my family. My mother is a cook at a nursery school, and she makes delicious meals for our family every day. We also enjoy preparing food together as a family, such as Osechi for New Year’s and Chirashi sushi for Hina Matsuri in March. Participating in mochi pounding, Nagashi Somen, and other seasonal events unique to Japan is a delightful experience spent with friends and family in the neighbor
Amelie
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏐
Volleyball
  
🤸
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Vaulting
  
🤸
Trampoline
  
Letter from
Amelie
:
Dear future host family, At first, I want to thank you that you’re thinking about choosing me as your exchange student and include me as your new family member for 10 months. I know that this is a big responsibility and I appreciate that so much. In this letter I want to introduce myself and tell you something about my family, my hobbies and my school. Unfortunately, I don’t know something about you but I’m very excited to get to know you soon. Hey my name is Amelie and I’m from the north
Amélie
·
France
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏃
Running or Jogging
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
🏄
Jet skiing
  
Letter from
Amélie
:
Hello, my name is Amelie, I'm French and I'd like to make an exchange year in United States of America. i want to make an exchange year in usa since i was a lilltle girl, this is my bigest dream. I'd love so much live in the usa especially as a teenager so be able to live as an american during one year is amazing for me ! i see it like an extraordinary experience and a huge opportunity. This year is gonna change myself indeed i'm gonna change my whole lifestyle, live away from my french lif
Margherita
·
Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
🤸
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Vaulting
  
🏓
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
  
Letter from
Margherita
:
Dear family, First, I would like to thank you for the great opportunity you are giving me! I have been dreaming of this experience since I was a little girl, and finally my wish is coming true! I am sure it will be a wonderful life experience and will surely make me mature a lot. I have always wanted to experience the American lifestyle and your beautiful country. Talking about myself, my name is Margherita and I come from northern Italy. My family consists of many people: I live with my mot
Camille
·
France
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
🐴
Horseback Riding/Racing
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Camille
:
Dear host family, My name is Camille, I want to do an exchange year in the US to meet new people, to discover a new country and a new culture. I think it would be very beneficial to me because I would gain confidence in myself, autonomy and I would become fluent in English. And I think that this is very benefit for my future job or to enroll in the studies I’d like to do. I live with my two parents named Magali and Stephane at the campaign, I have a half-sister I consider as a real blood-
Lilly-Joanne
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
🎤
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
  
Letter from
Lilly-Joanne
:
Hello dear future host family, My name is Lilly-Joanne and I would be very happy to be part of your family.I come from a more rural area in Germany. I live in an apartment with my mom, her boyfriend and my dog. I have a half brother (26), a stepbrother(13) and a stepsister (19). My mom is a professional podiatrist and my dad is a carpenter. I attend the 10th grade in high school and my favorite subjects are English, art, German and biology. In my spare time I like to meet up with friends o
Carlotta
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Skiing or Snowboarding
  
🏐
Volleyball
  
🧑‍🍼
Babysitting/Working with kids
  
Letter from
Carlotta
:
Dear Host Family, I hope this letter finds you well. Doing an exchange to the USA would be an incredible experience for me. As well as learning about the different style of education and improving my English. I would describe myself as really reliable, ambitious and honest. Also, I consider myself to be a quite social and outgoing person. In my free time I like to hang out with my family and friends and read books. I play Volleyball in a sports club. During my stay I´d like to try some typica
Blanca
·
Chile
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🏑
Field Hockey
  
🏄
Water Skiing or Wakeboarding
  
Letter from
Blanca
:
Dear future host family, Hi, I`m Blanca, I`m from Chile, I`m grateful for writing this card for my future host family. I live with my parents, Jose Manuel and Gabriela, I`m the eldest one of 4 siblings, Eloísa (14 years), Manuel (12 years) and Amelia (9 years), I also live with my grandma Viola and my two dogs Ruffo and Cosmo. I enjoy being with them. I would like to go to the USA because I want to know other cultures, and other people and to improve my English. A little bit of myself
Maria Valentina
·
Brazil
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🃏
Playing Cards
  
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Maria Valentina
:
Dear host family, My name is Maria Valentina, and my friends call me Mava or Mavis. I live in a city in South of Brazil. My parents got divorced when I was younger, so I have two houses. Actually I live with my father and my stepmother until I end 9th grade. My mother moved to a near city because of her work and we spend time together on weekends, and we are very close to each other. By this way I can be closer to my friends that are very important to me and can end school. My mom and
Miguel
·
Brazil
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🥋
Martial Arts
  
⚽️
Sports
  
🏎️
Formula One Racing
  
Letter from
Miguel
:
Dear host family, Hi! My name is Miguel, and I was born, and live in Brazil and I really like living here. I live close to my school, and every week, I go to my friend's house for the afternoon, or to the beach just to sit there, and talk to my friends. I live with my mom and dad, my mom is 42 years old, and my father 48, and I have a little sister, her name is Melissa, and she's turning 3 this month (July), and I have another brother, which is the middle brother of the family, he's nam
Carlotta
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
💍
Crafting or Jewelry Making
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Carlotta
:
Dear Host Family, At first, I would like to thank you for being willing to have me in your family for one year. I think this is a great opportunity for me and you to get to know a new culture. I am a German girl and I just started 10th grade. I really love baking and enjoy cooking. I also love to make jewelry like bracelets for me, my family and my friends. I also enjoy going to soccer games with my family because it is a great way to spend time with them and it is much more fun than watc
Lilith
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Lilith
:
Dear Host Family, firstly, I want to thank you so much for opening your home and hearts to me during my upcoming program in the United States. I am truly excited by this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live with an American family and attend high school there. My name is Lilith, and I am from Germany. I am currently doing my sophomore year in high school. I am genuinely looking forward to getting to know you, experiencing American culture and sharing your life, since I love trying new th
Antonia
·
Chile
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🏑
Field Hockey
  
🛼
Skating - Roller/Inline
  
Letter from
Antonia
:
Dear host family, Thank you very much for wanting to be part of this experience and opening your home to me. I hope that we not only have a good experience, but also that we can build strong bonds with each family member. I am a Chilean girl who is currently finishing the Tenth grade year of school. I am someone who enjoys change and new experiences, meeting new people, and exploring new places. That's one of the main reasons why I am doing this exchange. I wish to learn about American cul
Lola
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Skiing or Snowboarding
  
📣
Cheerleading
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Lola
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you so much for participating in the exchange year program and willing to host an exchange student! My name is Lola and I am a female student from Germany. By the time my exchage year is starting, I will have completed middle school. I want to go to the USA because I want to get to know new cultures, new people and also because i want to improve my english. I love to travel around the world and I've dreamed about becoming an exchange student since I was a littl
Josephine
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
📸
Photography
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Josephine
:
My dear host family, I am grateful that you enable me this new experience. I have a family, who likes to play games and also to travel. Between my parents and my father's family, there is an ongoing competition. Once a month, we play a chosen game and the family who wins gets the gaming trophy. Through my parents, I discovered my love for traveling. When I was born, my Mother promised me “I show you the world”. And she keeps her promise. Since my fifth birthday, I travel every year to
Maleen
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏐
Volleyball
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Maleen
:
Dear host family, Hello! My name is Maleen. I live in a house together with my mom and my dog. I see my father regularly and have a very close and healthy relationship with him. I'm a German girl, who is interested in sports, especially in volleyball and winter sports, in travelling, camping and going out with friends. I'm a very open minded person and that's why its easy for me to meet new people and get in contact with them. I love to learn about foreign cultures. For the last two year
Sofia
·
Italy
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏐
Volleyball
  
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
🎤
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
  
Letter from
Sofia
:
Dear Host Family, My name is Sofia and first of all I’d like to thank you for hosting me and for making my biggest dream come true. I have been waiting to live this fantastic experience for many years and now I am very grateful and glad to have this opportunity. I decided to become an exchange student to step out of my comfort zone and to get involved in a different environment from the one I’m used to. I hope to become more autonomous and to be able to overcome any possible challenges I’ll e
Milena
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏐
Volleyball
  
🤸
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Vaulting
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Milena
:
Dear future host family, First of all I would like to thank you for making this big dream - do an exchange year - come true. It is really admirable that you give young people like me such a chance. My name is Milena and currently 15 years old . I am looking forward to experiencing the American high school and the American way of life. If you like , I can also show you some aspects of German culture. During my stay in the USA I would like to have new experiences, make new friends
Benjamin
·
Netherlands
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
⚽️
Soccer
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Benjamin
:
Dear host family, I would like to thank you in advance for taking me into your home. I'm a Dutch boy and I doubted for a long time what my next step was. Besides the fact that I love traveling, this seems like the perfect opportunity to get to know myself and the American culture. I am a spontaneous and social boy and I am also very sporty, creative, direct, and a fun guy. I also really like playing soccer, I've been doing this since I was four years old and I've played football with thre
Henry
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏀
Basketball
  
⚽️
Soccer
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Letter from
Henry
:
Dear Host Family, I am Henry from Germany. I am currently in the 10th grade. I am a student in a music class and sing in the school choir. I have been taking drum lessons for two years and can also play a little keyboard. My favorite subjects in school are mathematics, sports, and music. I have been playing soccer in the club since kindergarten and have been following professional soccer for a very long time and also the NBA for the last three years. My favorite soccer team is “FC Bayern
Lucia
·
Italy
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
🐴
Horseback Riding/Racing
  
📚
Studying/Learning new things
  
Letter from
Lucia
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you for hosting me for ten months! I really appreciate your openness to this experience and I’m really grateful that you are making this possible. Ever since I was just a little girl, I have dreamt about living in the United States and when I had the opportunity to visit your country the first time, two years ago, I was super excited. I’ve always loved to travel and to get to know different countries and different cultures and that’s why, when I started talking with m
Luna
·
France
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Luna
:
Hello, my name is Luna. I want to be an exchange student in U.S.A. because since I was a kid, my dream has been to study in the U.S.A. in a high school and in an American family with a dog, but it’s not mandatory. It's very exciting to learn a new language and to become bilingual. Being bilingual can open some doors for my future. My favorite hobby is of course shopping! I love skiing, board games, clothes, nails art and so many others things. In France, I have a wonderful relationship
Richard
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Richard
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange student program and accepting me to live with your family. I am from Germany and I live with my parents and my cat in a house in a small town. We are a close family and I hope to become a part of your family as well. Currently, I am in the 10th grade at a Gymnasium (high school). My friends describe me as a bright, adventurous, helpful, creative, open-minded and fun-loving person. I love playing the pia
Gabriel
·
France
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🤾
Handball
  
Skiing or Snowboarding
  
⚽️
Soccer
  
Letter from
Gabriel
:
Dear family, My name is Gabriel, I live in France and I am really happy that you can read this letter. I am sporty, I've been playing handball for five years, I've loved soccer since I was very young and I love also skiing, a sport I practice one week a year. However, I've never tried American sports such as American football, baseball or ice hockey. My other passion is the sneakers (but I don't own any) and one of my favorite model is the iconic Jordan of Michael Jordan. I like also pla
Mireya
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏐
Volleyball
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
🏄
Surfing/Body Boarding
  
Letter from
Mireya
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you for taking the time to read my letter. I am Mireya, and firstly I'm going to present myself physically. I am not too short, neither tall. I have long curly brown hair, big brown eyes and I am slim. I am very friendly, a little bit shy and I love going out with friends. In my spare time I love listening to music, watching movies,  cooking with my sister, playing volleybal, skiing, and spending time in nature. I love spending time with my parents, grandpare
Toussaint
·
France
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🛫
Travel
  
🏈
Football
  
🎡
Carnivals or Festivals
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Toussaint
:
Hello, My name is Toussaint and I’m French. I am planning on coming to the USA next year for many reasons. Firstly, of course, I would like to perfect my English. But also because I love America's culture and I’m curious about discovering more about, and to make new friends and to take part in an American family. So let’s introduce myself. To talk about my personality, I think I’m easy-going because I’m very open-minded and often cheerful. I always get up with good vibes. I prefer starting the
Constantin
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏊
Swimming
  
🛫
Travel
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Letter from
Constantin
:
Dear Host Family Thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and considering me as a part of your family. Let me tell you a little bit about my family and me. My name is Constantin and I am a teenager from Germany. Currently I am in 10th grade. I am a pretty good student and my favorite subjects are math, geography, politics and sports. I live in a house in a big city together with my mother, my stepdad, my sister, and my dog Timber. He´s 6 years old and a pre
Raphaëlle
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏛️
History/Visiting Historical Sites
  
🖼️
Museums/Art Exhibits
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Raphaëlle
:
Hello dear host family, My name is Raphaëlle but let me introduce myself to you in more details. I live in France and in a big town in the west . My parents's names are François and my mother's is Isabelle. They are 57 and 54 years old. I have one brother called Pierre-Alexandre who is nearly 14. My father taught economics and computing for 25 years to post graduates but he has decided to change jobs: for five years now, he has bought houses to refurbish them and rent them out. He is no
Paula
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🙋
Community Service/Volunteering
  
✍️
Writing/Journaling
  
Letter from
Paula
:
Dear future host family, Thank you so much for willing to work with the programm and accepting me to live with your family. My name is Paula and I'm very excited to have the opportunity to stay with you and experience your culture. I'm looking forward to learning new things and meeting new people. Like the life in america and your family. I'm a very curious person, so I'm always eager to explore new places and try new things. I'm also very respectful of other people's cultures and customs,
Agnese
·
Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🎶
Music
  
🧑‍🍼
Babysitting/Working with kids
  
🤸
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Vaulting
  
Letter from
Agnese
:
Hi, I’m Agnese! First of all I want to thank you for hosting me for six months, this is a very important experience for me and I’m really grateful to you for making my dream come true. I really hope we will get to know each other well and build a strong relationship that will stay with us forever. I can’t wait to learn more about you! What do you do in your everyday life? I’m a girl from Italy who lives in a family with two parents, two brothers, one sister and two cats. My dad’s called Al
Sienna
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏀
Basketball
  
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Sienna
:
Dear future Host Family, Hi, my name is Sienna and I live in Germany since I was 10 years old. I live in a small town surrounded by nature and two big cities close by. I cycle to school every day because it’s the most common way to get around in my town of 25,000. I grew up in a sportive family, so no wonder PE is my favorite subject in school. In my spare time I play Basketball twice a week in a club, and we compete almost every weekend during the season. I also love dancing, inline skati
Emma
·
France
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🏀
Basketball
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
🏟️
Watching TV/Sports
  
Letter from
Emma
:
Dear future host family, I would like to begin to thank the person who are going to welcome me in their family during my exchange year. My name is Emma and I’m from France. I live with my both parents and my sister who is older that me. I also live with my two cats, Simba and Chicago. I love my family so much. Then, I have a lovely group of friends and I love spend time with them. Now let’s introduce me in more details. First of all we can talk about the things I love. I’m a girl who
Dana
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
Letter from
Dana
:
My dear Host Family, I’m so grateful that you are willing to support and participate in my exchange program and so kindly open the doors to your family for me, thank you! I’m your typical German girl who is now willing to start chasing her dreams and to explore the world. I just finished my freshman year of high school and I’m ready for a new adventure. I’ve always been curious and open to trying new things. At a very young age, specifically America caught my eye, especially because of the
Tom
·
France
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🛫
Travel
  
🤿
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Tom
:
Dear host family, Hello! My name is Tom and I am pleased to have the opportunity to introduce myself to you. I am a French boy living in the south of France in a small town of 2,500 people. I live with my parents and my little sister Elsa, who will be 12 years old in October. My father is a business director and my mother is a teacher. We live near the beach in a big house with a yard and a swimming pool. As far as my hobbies are concerned, I love to travel around the world with my famil
Daphnee
·
France
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🐴
Horseback Riding/Racing
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Daphnee
:
Dear host family, First of all, thank you so much for your hospitality. My name is Daphnée, I am French and I live in France with my parents, my little brother and my pets, I have two cats, two sheep, a mare and a guinea pig. I get along very well with my family, whether it’s my mother’s or my father’s side. I am a very organized and serious girl, I love being productive and doing a lot of things during the day. I spend a lot of time listening to music, reading books, studying, taking care of m
Antonia
·
Chile
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🛫
Travel
  
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Letter from
Antonia
:
Hey! I'm Antonia, but you can call me Anto, a nickname that has always been with me. As the youngest of my three siblings, my mission at home is to bring a contagious smile to every corner. I consider myself an extremely cheerful and friendly person, always looking to spread that positive energy to those around me. I am passionate about competitions, and of course, I love winning. Although, at first, I can show a certain shyness in front of new people, after a while I open up and become more
Nieke
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Nieke
:
Dear Host family, at first thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me to live with your family. I’m really thankful that you help me make my dream to live in America for a school year possible and I’m seeing forward to meet and get to know you. My name is Nieke. I’m a German girl and I like to try something new as well as getting to know new cultures and countries including the USA. I’m a really creative person in my free time I love to play
Anton
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🤾
Handball
  
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Letter from
Anton
:
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 German boy and have just finished my junior high school. I want to learn more about the world and it’s people. That includes America. I want to learn about the culture and want to experience it up close. I am an outgoing, social, creative, strong and interested person who want’s to meet many kinds of different people. But I am also a very thoug
Jakob
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🛫
Travel
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Jakob
:
Dear Host Family, I hope you’re doing great. It’s an extremely pleasure for me to have the opportunity to go on an exchange year and maybe go through this journey with you, thank you for considering me! My Name is Jakob and at the moment I am 14 years old. Together with my family I live in southwestern Germany near the Black Forrest – a really wonderful place with many trees, fantastic wildlife and many cute places. My parents are my mum Christina and my dad Daniel – Mum is a lawyer and wo
Lisa
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
💃
Dance
  
🎶
Music
  
🤸
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Vaulting
  
Letter from
Lisa
:
Dear Host Family, my name is Lisa and I live in Germany. Thank you so much for considering taking me in as your host student! I wouldn’t describe myself as a calm person. That’s why I’m spending my free time with dancing hip hop. I am active in two groups on two days a week. I really enjoy dancing. I’m also part of our school musicals as a dancer. Another two days a week I’m practicing competition gymnastics. We are having competitions with our gymnastic group on two to six weekends a y
Tibelya
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🧑‍🍼
Babysitting/Working with kids
  
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Letter from
Tibelya
:
Dear future Host Family, First of all, I want to thank you so much for thinking about hosting me for 5 months. I really appreciate it. Unfortunately, I don´t know anything about you but I would like to tell you something about myself. My name is Tibelya. I have two younger siblings. A brother who is 11 years old and a sister who is 7 years old. Together with my parents we live in a house in the west of Germany near by a big city. My parents are Annette and Tuma. My mom is 40 years old and she
Heidi
·
Germany
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
🤾
Handball
  
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Heidi
:
Dear host family, I want to thank you for reading my letter and considering me to be a part of your family. My name is Heidi and I'm a German girl who lives in a village in the northeast Germany. My family consists of me, my father, my mother, my older brother who is 20 years old and our cat ''Happy''. We all live together in a harmonious and happy household. My family is really important to me and I hope to become a part of your family as well. My father is a kind and funny person who likes
Jan
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
🏀
Basketball
  
⚽️
Soccer
  
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Jan
:
Dear Host Family, My name is Jan Bennet, but I prefer being called Bennet. I am a German boy and I am currently in a German High school. I would like to try new things and learn more about the USA. Also I want to learn more about the culture in America. I love listening to music. Mostly I listen to rap music. I am a very sporty, outgoing and creative person. I enjoy playing sports such as basketball and soccer. I speak German But also some Spanish and English. But I am looking forward to b
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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