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Satu P.
·
Thailand
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Badminton
🏸
Badminton
  
Camping/RV'ing
🚐
Camping/RV'ing
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Satu
:
Dear host family, Thank you very much for allowing me to temporarily become part of your family. My name is Satu. I really like to do a bunch of activities, Badminton and drawing for an example. I can speak English pretty fluently, I also have a profession in piano as well. I'm looking to join many clubs in America and make friends there. I'm a single son, I have dad, mom and grandma. My dad and mom is separated but I occasionally visit my mom in the weekend. My dad is a creator, he is a cycli
Joao Vitor V.
·
Brazil
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Video or Online Games
🎮
Video or Online Games
  
Watching TV/Sports
🏟️
Watching TV/Sports
  
Letter from
Joao Vitor
:
I like to play sports, specifically soccer, I like animals, I am sometimes an introverted person, but when I get used to I became a extroverted person, I like to play card games, videogames, watch movies, I like so much childrens, I am organized and I like to do everything I need in the moment, I don"t like to leave it for later, when I get used to live with the people I like to make jokes and I like to travel.
Mayooran T.
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Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Formula One Racing
🏎️
Formula One Racing
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
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
Pedro Antonio S.
·
Brazil
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Playing Cards
🃏
Playing Cards
  
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Video or Online Games
🎮
Video or Online Games
  
Letter from
Pedro Antonio
:
Dea American Host family, Hello, my name is Pedro I live in a great city with my mom and 2 dogs, one dog calls Beto he is a Labrador, and I have another small dog called Fefeu who is 2 years old and a smaller dog. We live very close to the beach and in the same place that I grown up all my life. I have 2 sisters and 1 brother and all of them are older then me, I have 4 nephews, one of my sisters, my brother and two of my nephews live close to me in the same city my other sister who have
Hung T.
·
Viet Nam
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Badminton
🏸
Badminton
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Hung
:
Dear my future host family, First, I would like to send my big thanks to you because you are open to joining this program so that I could have a chance to come with you as well as America, to study many new things, exchange cultures from other friends from other countries. Second, making new friends and sharing culture is one of the reasons I want to live with a host family. Therefore, I am delighted that we can share many new things together and be happy together. Lastly, I am a very
Emre Y.
·
Turkey
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Athletics/Track & Field
🏃
Athletics/Track & Field
  
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
🎲
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
  
Letter from
Emre
:
Dear American Family, My name is Emre and there are 4 people in my family me,my twin ,mother and father we usually watch movie together and go outside for a walk my favorite is watching horror movie together.It's really enjoyable.My responsibilities are cleaning my room, helping to clean the common areas of the house ,helping to prepare and clean up meals and it isnt my responsibility but we helped each other about lessons with my brother.My interests are chess football (soccer) and athletici
Gabin M.
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France
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Swimming
🏊
Swimming
  
Travel
🛫
Travel
  
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Letter from
Gabin
:
hello my future host family, To begin, I will introduce myself. My name is Gabin, I live in the south of France and I would like to go to the United States for a year. In life, I like to do lots of things like going out with my friends to go bowling (I'm pretty strong), going out to drink something in a café.... I also like to cook. What I love most is traveling all over the world. With my family I was able to go to Reunion Island where I was able to practice the most beautiful activity of m
Calebe R.
·
Brazil
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Entrepreneurship
📈
Entrepreneurship
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Letter from
Calebe
:
I hope this letter finds you well. First and foremost, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you for considering me as a potential member of your family during my upcoming exchange program. The opportunity to live with your family and experience life in the United States fills me with excitement and anticipation. Allow me to introduce myself. I am a Brazilian student currently in my second year of high school. I have a deep passion for exploring new cultures, meeting new people, and
Yugo S.
·
Japan
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Anime or Manga
🎞️
Anime or Manga
  
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
🏓
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
  
Letter from
Yugo
:
Dear Host family My name is Yugo. My hobby is playing soccer. But I like watching every sports game. Especially I like watching football games and baseball games. And I want to watch American football with my host family. If I go to a host family house, I would cook Japanese food and pass on Japanese culture to you. So let me know if there’s anything you want to know. If there is, I will tell you everything when I go host family house. Next, I talk about my daily life. I usually go to sc
Donghyun L.
·
Korea, Republic of
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Badminton
🏸
Badminton
  
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Astronomy/Space
🪐
Astronomy/Space
  
Letter from
Donghyun
:
Dear my host family, Hello, I'm excited to meet your family through an exchange program where you can experience and learn about a new culture. My family consists of four people: my father, mother, me, and my younger sister. My mother is a diligent and conscientious freelancer, and my father runs an orchard on private land. I have a cheerful and lively personality and am not shy. I am a friendly person, so much so that my friends praise me as a fun and kind person. I like sports and movie
Yashaswini 'Sonu' D.
·
India
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
🎲
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
  
Community Service/Volunteering
🙋
Community Service/Volunteering
  
Nature/Outdoors
🌲
Nature/Outdoors
  
Letter from
Yashaswini 'Sonu'
:
Dear American family, Hello. I am Yashaswini. I am full of joy to write the letter to you and also I am pleased and eager to see you and stay with you. I am studying 10th grade in a rural area. We are five members in my family. I have two siblings elder brother and younger sister. They are studying. My father is a tailor. He is a dedicated worker, he works so much for my family. He is the person who faces all the problems. He makes my entire family joyful also he was a person with a little kn
Rifah Ibnat R.
·
Bangladesh
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Debating
🧑‍⚖️
Debating
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
🎤
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
  
Letter from
Rifah Ibnat
:
Dear American family, At first I want to express my warm greetings to you all. I am Rifah Ibnat. I live with my mom and dad in a city of Bangladesh. My mother is a teacher and my father is a businessman. As my parents are working, I love to spend quality times with them in the weekends. In the weekends, we often go out for outings and also we go out for dinners sometimes. Occasionally, we also plan a small family picnic on nice sunny day. I also enjoy playing several board games with my mom a
Milena K.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Vaulting
🤸
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Vaulting
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
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
Iris K.
·
Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Martial Arts
🥋
Martial Arts
  
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
📚
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
Juan Sebastian P.
·
Ecuador
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Video or Online Games
🎮
Video or Online Games
  
Letter from
Juan Sebastian
:
Dear future host family, Hello from Ecuador, my name is Juan Sebastian, I´m a high school student who enjoys sports and likes to make new friends. First, I would like to take a moment to thank you for letting me into you house and more than that into your home, thank you for giving me the opportunity of becoming a part of you family for a whole year and thank you for being part of what I´m sure will be one of the best experiences of my life. I am a very calm, sometimes I´m quiet, but mos
Ariadna S.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Ariadna
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me to live with your family. My name is Ariadna, I am 15 years old, so, I have almost finished high school. I am from Catalonia, Spain. I have light brown hair, I’m thin, not very tall and I have honey brown eyes. I am sensitive, fun, creative, friendly, and also I consider myself responsible. I love try new things, and I'm very excited to learn about the American culture and share
Giuliano D.
·
Netherlands
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Nature/Outdoors
🌲
Nature/Outdoors
  
Videography/Film Making
🎥
Videography/Film Making
  
Letter from
Giuliano
:
Dear Host Family, I hope this letter finds you well. Thank you for welcoming me into your family. It means a lot to me, and I'm genuinely excited about the opportunity to get to know each of you better. (1.)Allow me to introduce myself a bit more. I'm Giuliano, I'm writing this letter from the Netherlands. I have a deep passion for several hobbies, including playing video games, creating videos, and going on adventures. Playing video games isn't just about entertainment for me; it's like e
Demir O.
·
Turkey
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Swimming
🏊
Swimming
  
Camping/RV'ing
🚐
Camping/RV'ing
  
Letter from
Demir
:
Hello everyone, My name is Demir, it means iron in English, I am 15 years old. Our family have 4 members, my sister, my father, my mother and I. Both of my parents are retired and my sister studying law. When I am with my family I would like to cook dinner, watch movie and visit different places. I have multiple responsibilities at home, these are tidying my room, cleaning my dishes and helping my parents if they need my help. I am into playing basketball, skiing, camping and socializing.
Elisa M.
·
Italy
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Elisa
:
Dear Family, I’m E. a 16 year old Italian girl. I live in a small city in the north of Italy. I think I’m an extrovert girl. I speak a lot and I always try to meet new people. I’m kind, friendly, calm, determined and cheerful. I love learning new things and traveling. One of my biggest dream is to visit all of the capital cities of Europe. Since I was a child I have been doing rhythmic gymnastics. This sport is like my “comfort zone” . When I’m angry or sad doing this sport makes me feel bette
Maddie M.
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Family Activities
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
Ice Skating/Figure skating
⛸️
Ice Skating/Figure skating
  
Snowboarding
🏂
Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Maddie
:
Dear host family, Thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me to live with your family. My name is Maddie and I’m a French girl. I’m a girl who likes discovering new things and who wants to explore the world. I want to realize my dream, which is to study and live an experience like an American teenager. I want to learn more about American culture and share your life. To introduce myself, I enjoy doing sports, especially figure skating an
Matheus C.
·
Brazil
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Video or Online Games
🎮
Video or Online Games
  
Letter from
Matheus
:
Hello! I'm excited to share some things about myself. I am a Brazilian boy, I'm 16 years old and I am currently studying in the 11th grade. I enjoy music, traveling, practicing sports, working out, outdoor activities, nature, and I love animals. When I'm at home, I like playing video games like Valorant, Need for Speed, and Fall Guys. I can learn new things quickly and I'm greatly interested in watching movies and animes. A fun fact about me is that I've practiced several sports like volley
Catalina V.
·
Chile
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
Community Service/Volunteering
🙋
Community Service/Volunteering
  
Letter from
Catalina
:
Hii host family, you can called me Cata or Catita, I´m sixteen years old, and I´m a really big fan of greys anatomy (Dereck Shepard). Im so excited to live this experience with you, I love the beach but not to much the heat, so i think i preffer the spring. I´m very smilling and I love laugh, so if you are good at jokes I will be the best public for you. I have a lot of hobbies one of the most important for me is play voleyball, I think that more than a hobbie is my life, I fell so good doing al
Youssef J.
·
Tunisia
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Acting/Theater
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
Community Service/Volunteering
🙋
Community Service/Volunteering
  
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Letter from
Youssef
:
Dear Potential Host Family, I trust this letter finds you well. I am excited to extend warm greetings and share my genuine enthusiasm about the possibility of joining your family through the Youth Exchange and Study Program. My name is Youssef, and I am eager to offer you a glimpse into my life, aspirations, and what makes me uniquely me. I live with my parents in a small villa. My family is the cornerstone of my life, providing unwavering support and inspiration. We share a close bond
Jakub L.
·
Poland
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Swimming
🏊
Swimming
  
Diving/High Diving
🏊
Diving/High Diving
  
Scooters/Motorcycles
🏍️
Scooters/Motorcycles
  
Skateboarding
🛹
Skateboarding
  
Letter from
Jakub
:
Dear host Family, my name is Jakub, but you can call me Kuba. I come from Poland. I'm 15 years old and I'm going to the second grade of high school. It may happen that I will celebrate my 16th birthday in August already in the USA. In school I like biology and history the most, sometimes I don't know which more. I also like Polish, English and sports activities. Physics and chemistry are interesting, but in general science subjects are not quite my favourite. I really like workshop classe
Carla M.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Athletics/Track & Field
🏃
Athletics/Track & Field
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Carla
:
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 am a Spanish girl and I am finishing my high school studies. I like to try new experiences, meet people from other cultures and I want to travel the world, including the United States. I want to learn about American culture and discover new things. I love sports. I am a very extroverted, sociable, creative, kind person and I really enjoy everything. I enjo
Jose Tomas M.
·
Chile
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Computers or Technology
💻
Computers or Technology
  
Rugby
🏉
Rugby
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Jose Tomas
:
Hello, my name is José Tomás. I live in Chile, and I'm excited to have the opportunity to be part of your family and to live this exchange experience with you. I am a very happy and positive person. I always try to see the good side of things and maintain an optimistic attitude in the face of challenges. Additionally, I consider myself sociable and love meeting new people. One of my great passions in life is sports. My favorites are skiing, paddle, tennis, rugby, and running. Currently, I
Luis P.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Family Activities
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
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
Lizz R.
·
Netherlands
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Fashion/Beauty
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Vaulting
🤸
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Vaulting
  
Tennis/Soft Tennis
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Letter from
Lizz
:
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'm a Dutch girl who loves to travel around the world and see a lot of other countries and be able to learn about different cultures, including America. To me an exchange year to America is the perfect way to make this come true, because I have always wanted to go to an American highschool. I love to read. I am also very active. I Have been doing Gymnas
Piet H.
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Video or Online Games
🎮
Video or Online Games
  
Letter from
Piet
:
Dear Host Family, thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me to live with your family. My name is Piet, I am a german boy in the 10th grade of a german high school. I live in a house with my parents, Daniel and Stephanie and my brother Kjell. We live in a medium sized city with 200k inhabitants in the western part of Germany. My dad and mom both work as civil servants. My dad likes bicycling and both my parents love to travel. We visited the
Agustina P.
·
Chile
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Knitting or Crocheting
🧶
Knitting or Crocheting
  
Letter from
Agustina
:
Dear host family, I want to express my gratitude for the opportunity to be part of your home as an exchange student in the United States. My name is Agustina, I am a Chilean student, and I am excited to explore a new culture and be part of an amazing family like yours. I love reading, especially romantic novels, enjoy crocheting, and listening to music. My favorite genre is K-pop, and I am also a fan of Korean culture in general. I consider myself affectionate, calm, responsible, and kind.
Lucca F.
·
Brazil
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Letter from
Lucca
:
Dear Host Family, My name is Lucca, and I live in Brazil in a town 20 miles away from a big city. I live with my mother, who has a degree in Economics, and my father, who is a Police Officer with a degree in Law, and both work in our city's Civil Defense. I have two siblings, a brother who is in his final year of Architecture school, and a sister who also participated in a high school program in the USA and currently lives in Australia. I consider very important to get to know and experien
Jordi G.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Go-karting
🏎️
Go-karting
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
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
Marton M.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Politics
🧑‍⚖️
Politics
  
Boxing or Kickboxing
🥊
Boxing or Kickboxing
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Letter from
Marton
:
Dear Host Family, I am a boy from Germany. My name is Marton, and I am incredibly excited about the possibility of becoming a part of your family. Thank you for considering me as a potential member of your family. As an outgoing and social individual, I thrive in environments where I can connect with others and build relationships. For me, the gym and the guitar are my primary hobbies. I consider myself really active and fitness has become part of my daily routine. As a huge music enthus
Felipe A.
·
Brazil
, Age
18
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Video or Online Games
🎮
Video or Online Games
  
Watching TV/Sports
🏟️
Watching TV/Sports
  
Letter from
Felipe
:
Hello, how are you guys? I want to start this letter by thanking you for welcoming me as part of your family. I'm a 17 year old boy from Brazil. In this program that I'm about to do, I'm going to enjoy getting to know other cultures, especially the American one. I like watching superhero movies. I'm that type of person who has many goals in life and I'm focused on all of them. To describe a little about my personality, I consider myself a creative and kind person, I like to make many friends w
Tom C.
·
France
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
🤿
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Tennis/Soft Tennis
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
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
Julia M.
·
Brazil
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
🎡
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
  
Carnivals or Festivals
🎡
Carnivals or Festivals
  
Letter from
Julia
:
Dear family, I am very happy to have the opportunity to join your family. Your willingness to welcome me into your home means a lot to me, and I look forward to getting to know you, your cultures and way of life. As a girl from Brazil, I have a deep curiosity for the world and a strong desire to explore new experiences. I'm extroverted, creative and I love sports. In addition to my interests in sports, I really want to join the cheerleading group, I also love listening to American music, music
Faustine D.
·
France
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Faustine
:
Dear host family, My name is Faustine and I'm in high school and would like to go to the United States before my senior year. It would be an incredible opportunity for me to be welcomed into your family. Of course, I learned about the United States by watching documentaries and news reports and by visiting it. What's more, my cousin lives in the U.S. with his husband at the moment, so he told me about his experience there, which reinforced my idea of going to the States. I've been planning
Amine K.
·
Tunisia
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Rock Climbing/Canyoning
🧗
Rock Climbing/Canyoning
  
Letter from
Amine
:
Dear American Family, Greetings! I am Amine, a 16-year-old student from Tunisia, excited about joining your family through the exchange program. Let me share more about who I am and what I value. At home, It has almost became a family tradition to play games around dinner time to strengthen our relationships and create unbreakable bonds between each other . We usually turn a regular dinner into a spicy trivia game with questions on History and Geography. Growing up with two older brothe
Jens W.
·
Netherlands
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Field Hockey
🏑
Field Hockey
  
Video or Online Games
🎮
Video or Online Games
  
Snowboarding
🏂
Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Jens
:
Dear Host Family, My name is Jens, I was born and raised in a small town in the Netherlands. My family would describe me as a creative, smart, polite, friendly and social boy. I'm a bit of an introvert, but I am communicative. I know a lot about outer space, and I like to use some of my free time to learn more about outer space. Furthermore, I live with both of my parents, my younger brother and our dog. My dad is the owner of a company in foot care, and my mother works with students. My
Luigi A.
·
Brazil
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Swimming
🏊
Swimming
  
Water polo
🤽
Water polo
  
Letter from
Luigi
:
I'm Luigi, I really like sports, especially water polo, soccer, snowboarding and swimming, I really like water sports! I also really like going out with my friends, whether to go to the club to play soccer or just eat and talk, I like it when my family gets together to go to the cinema, it's one of my favorite things, even though we don't do it that much. I really like making friends who don't speak the same language as me, I think the idea of ​​everyone trying to understand the other's langua
Gabriel R.
·
Brazil
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Computers or Technology
💻
Computers or Technology
  
Martial Arts
🥋
Martial Arts
  
Letter from
Gabriel
:
Dear my future host family, Hello, my name is Gabriel and in 2023 I finished the first year of high school. I live with my parents, both are entrepreneurs in the sector of distributing equipment and parts for maintenance of dental equipment throughout Brazil, and I have one brother who is five years younger than me. I love doing sports, for example, karate, basketball and soccer. I have a good relationship with my family, I play video games with my brother, play football games with my father,
GUILHERME G.
·
Brazil
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Computers or Technology
💻
Computers or Technology
  
Jet skiing
🏄
Jet skiing
  
Scooters/Motorcycles
🏍️
Scooters/Motorcycles
  
Letter from
GUILHERME
:
Hello, I hope to find you all well I am a 15-year-old teenager and I am attending the 1st year of high school, I went to school as 06 months and stayed full time until I completed two years, I went to a second school where I studied part-time and there I completed what we call pre in Brazil, in the third school I stayed for 09 years completing all elementary school and this year I opted for a new change of school, A new challenge, classes started at the beginning of February/24 and although
Ricarda L.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Running or Jogging
🏃
Running or Jogging
  
Athletics/Track & Field
🏃
Athletics/Track & Field
  
Learning languages or cultures
🌐
Learning languages or cultures
  
Letter from
Ricarda
:
Dear Host Family, My name is Ricarda, and I'm a German student excited about the opportunity to spend a year with you in America. Currently, I live with my mom in a lovely flat. Despite my parents being separated, we have a strong bond and often spend our holidays together. My dad recently became a teacher, while my mom works as an occupational therapist. They’re both really qualified, love their jobs and inspire me to pursue such a fulfilling career in the future. I attend a Gymnasium,
Federico G.
·
Italy
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Debating
🧑‍⚖️
Debating
  
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Fashion/Beauty
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
Letter from
Federico
:
Dear Host Family, I am Federico! First of all, I would like to thank you for hosting me for 10 months in your family, I am looking forward to getting to know you and taking part in your daily life. I also hope that after this experience is over our relationship will last; I like the idea of becoming part of an American family, I am curious to discover both your family and national traditions. I believe I am a sunny and friendly guy, I always jump at the possibility of new adventures, in fact
Maria Valentina S.
·
Brazil
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Playing Cards
🃏
Playing Cards
  
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
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
Ingrid Emmanuelle L.
·
Brazil
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
🎡
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
  
Carnivals or Festivals
🎡
Carnivals or Festivals
  
Letter from
Ingrid Emmanuelle
:
Dear Host Family, I hope this letter finds its way to you with warmth, allowing you to get to know me a little before my imminent arrival! I would like to express my deepest gratitude to you for opening the doors of your home and welcoming me during my exchange journey. It is an opportunity I have always desired and now it becomes a reality, thanks to your generosity and hospitality. As I prepare for this experience, I have been reflecting on how wonderful it would be to have a sister as a c
Ianis P.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Escape Rooms
🕵️
Escape Rooms
  
Go-karting
🏎️
Go-karting
  
Letter from
Ianis
:
Hello future host family, my name is Ianis and I'm from Germany. I'm a normal teenager with many hobbies. I play soccer and I am also the captain of our soccer team. On the weekends I like to hangout with my friends and play basketball go swimming or just chill. When my parents feel like it they ask me to go hiking with them most of the time i don't want to but still go with them. And most of the time it is worth it. For me winter is very fun because you can do many silly stuff like snowb
Marco Antonio S.
·
Brazil
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Handball
🤾
Handball
  
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Go-karting
🏎️
Go-karting
  
Letter from
Marco Antonio
:
Dear host family, Thank you very much for being willing to participate in the exchange and accepting me to live with your family. I'm a Brazilian boy and I just started high school. I like trying new things and I want to explore the world, including America. I want to learn about American culture and share its life. I like to play video games. I am a very extroverted, direct, creative, funny, academic and fun boy. I like to play sports, such as handball, soccer, swimming, go-karting. I
SOFIA Y.
·
Brazil
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Swimming
🏊
Swimming
  
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Letter from
SOFIA
:
Dear host family, First of all, I would like to thank you very much for letting me be part of your family, I am super excited to meet you in person. My name is Sofia, I live in the north of Brazil. I'm in the 2nd year of high school here, 11th grade/Junior year in the US. I want to improve my English, but mainly to get to know a new culture, new people, have new experiences and discoveries. I'm an outgoing and very excited person, I have frequently laugh crises and I can't stop laughing, I th
Renato B.
·
Chile
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Water Skiing or Wakeboarding
🏄
Water Skiing or Wakeboarding
  
Letter from
Renato
:
Dear host family, First of all I want to thanks you to acepted me on your family, I am sure that I will enjoy a lot the experience. I am a chilean boy and I want to go to the United States because I want to learn the english idiom, to know about your culture, what things do you make and how are your life there. I am a boy who loves know new things and go to new places. I love soccer, I play it since six years old, I play it four times on the week and also I go to the gym. Also I do mounta
Irsha P.
·
India
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
🎤
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
  
Letter from
Irsha
:
Dear American family, Greetings from across the oceans! My name is Irsha, and I am eager to unveil a tapestry of my life in India, as well as my hopes for our coming exchange. The prospect of joining your family fills me with curiosity and excitement. I am currently a 10th grade student at one of the most prestigious universities in India, and I am proud to be associated with it. My family consists of five cherished members, including my parents and two younger brothers. What binds us
Maria V.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Athletics/Track & Field
🏃
Athletics/Track & Field
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Maria
:
Dear host family, Hello, my name is María. I am writing this letter to introduce myself and explain why I would like to stay with you for a year. I would like to live this experience because I think it is a fun and original way to learn English. I hope to learn many things, and above all have experiences, both positive and negative. I think this will help me grow as a person and discover new cultures and perspectives. I am very grateful for your generosity and I assure you that I will
Nell L.
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Handball
🤾
Handball
  
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
🎲
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
  
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Nell
:
Dear future family, Hello, let me introduce myself. I'm Nell, a teenage French girl. I've decided to participate in the High School program to explore the culture of the United States, a country that has always captured my attention since my early years. My sister was a au pair in the U.S., providing me with the opportunity to visit the country on several occasions. I was enchanted by its rich culture, diverse landscapes, and, most importantly, the warm hospitality of Americans. Joining t
Thanawit J.
·
Thailand
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Computers or Technology
💻
Computers or Technology
  
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Thanawit
:
Dear Host Family, My name is DD, I'm living in Chiang Rai province, the Northernmost of Thailand. I am a cheerful person who laughs easily, friendly, and get along well with others. I like to study Languages subjects such as English, Korean and I also like mathematics. My current interests are soccer, K-pop, and I really like New Jeans (Korean Girl Group). After school, my friends and I like run around the field. go hangout, or go to watch movies together. There are 3 members in my family, m
Martin T.
·
France
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Tennis/Soft Tennis
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Letter from
Martin
:
Dear Host family, My name is Martin and I live in France, in the south near the Atlantic, the Mediterranean sea and the Pyrénées ! I have a little sister. My mom works in an engineering school and my father works in a flight school. My family is very funny, we laugh a lot 😂 ! We like to do activities all together, like games or sports ! I also have a dog, Pixie ! It’s a very cute brown labrador ! I have a lot of friends, but I will talk about two of them : first, there is David, I go to th
Sybil M.
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Sybil
:
Dear host family, I was asked to talk about myself and my life, but to be honest, I don't really know what to say. I think I can tell you what I like, why I want to come in america and what I want to do over there.I'm not a difficult personn, I like a lot of things, I like read, I like cooking, I like watching movies, I like summer, I like beach, I like warmth, I like spend times with the people I like and a lot of other things. In France I spend the most of my time at school. School in Fr
Ilse K.
·
Netherlands
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Babysitting/Working with kids
🧑‍🍼
Babysitting/Working with kids
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Ilse
:
Dear host family, First of all, thank you very much for the hospitality and for letting me live with your family. My name is Ilse and i live in the Netherlands. I really want to experience the culture and country of America. I have always been interested in America and that is one of the reasons why I really want to go to America. I live at home with my parents and brother, and we also have a dog. In my spare time I twirl, which is a sport with a kind of stick called a baton, where yo
Louis T.
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Martial Arts
🥋
Martial Arts
  
Playing Cards
🃏
Playing Cards
  
Wrestling
🤼
Wrestling
  
Letter from
Louis
:
Dear host family, I hope this letter finds you well. My name is Louis and I am from Germany, I'm very active, going out with my friends( like just staying outside, cycling or something similar) and doing my sports, which are boxing and wrestling. I'm living in a househould of six people. 2 younger siblings with 1 and 2 years, a big sister, which is 19 and my mother and father. We also have 2 dog. One is tiny and the other one is pretty big. I'm a vegeterian. So I don't eat meat but you don
MARIA REGINA T.
·
Brazil
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Anime or Manga
🎞️
Anime or Manga
  
Learning languages or cultures
🌐
Learning languages or cultures
  
Letter from
MARIA REGINA
:
Dear Host Family, First of all, I want to thank you so much for accepting my journey in the exchange program by living with your family. I am a Brazilian girl and I'm currently in the 11th grade. I really like exploring other countries, and now it's time to explore the United States. I want to learn and understand more about the American culture and habits, and share about my culture with your family too. I love exploring different musical genres, such as dances and movies types, I am a
Samuel G.
·
Spain
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Futsol
⚽️
Futsol
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Samuel
:
Hi, I´m Samuel. I live with my mother Isabel, my sister Isabel and my stepfather Raúl. My mom is the best person I know because is a person with a big heart and she has a unique personality. She is caring, funny and loves me a lot. My sister is my best friend and is a girl with character and extrovert. And my stepfather is a great person , worker and the funniest person I know. Unfortunately my father died when I was 5 years old and the three of us have been living together until a few months ag
RAQUEL R.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Swimming
🏊
Swimming
  
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Cheerleading
📣
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
Frederic S.
·
Germany
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
Skateboarding
🛹
Skateboarding
  
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
🏓
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
ALEJANDRO T.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Football
🏈
Football
  
Baseball
⚾️
Baseball
  
Letter from
ALEJANDRO
:
I have always wanted to study in America. My mother, my uncle and several of my cousins have studied abroad and always tell how much fun they had that year and that for them it was one of the best experiences of their lives. So, I want to have a similar experience. In fact, to prepare myself for that experience, last year I spent four months in a school in Dublin and lived with an Irish family during that time. For me, it was the first experience away from my family and I had to learn to have a
Lucky F.
·
Indonesia
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Badminton
🏸
Badminton
  
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
🎲
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
  
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Lucky
:
Dear American Family, Hello there, my future host family, let me introduce my self first. My name is Lucky, Im 16 year old, I live with my family, mother, father and my little brother. Usually there only three of us, my mother, me and my little brother, because my father work on place that far away from my home, and he came back for every 5 weeks to home, so we gather up again for 2 weeks before my father came back to his work location, in that two weeks, usually we spend it to gather around,
Michel T.
·
Germany
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Michel
:
Dear future host family, my name is Michel and I’m really thankful to have the opportunity of spending a whole school year with you this summer/fall. My hobbies include playing soccer and going to the gym. I am an outgoing, creative, kind, sporty and fun-loving person who enjoys playing soccer and doing other team sports, or fitness. In the winter and spring holidays I also often go on skiing trips in the Alps with my family. In the summer holidays I went to Spain with my friends on a
Aubane V.
·
France
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Acting/Theater
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
🎲
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Letter from
Aubane
:
Dear host family, My name is Aubane, I'm 14 years old, i will be 15 in November. I live with my parents and my cat, around mountains. My dad is a car parts seller and my mom is a life assistant. I have a big brother, he is 20 years old. He left home some time ago and now he lives in an apartment with his girlfriend. She is really sweet and nice. It has always been a dream for me to go in another country, learn a new language, learn a new culture, have new friends and have an unforgettabl
Kirsten J.
·
Netherlands
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
Fashion/Beauty
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
Sewing/Needlework
🧵
Sewing/Needlework
  
Letter from
Kirsten
:
Dear host family, My name is Kirsten. I am from the Netherlands. I love going on new adventures, so I am really looking forward to spending a year in the United States, and to learn about the culture and traditions of your country. First off, I am very thankful that you are willing to welcome me into your home and be the biggest part of my exchange year. I will tell you about myself so that you can get to know me. Right now, I am in the 11th grade of high school, and I really enjoy it. I
Monika K.
·
Thailand
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Badminton
🏸
Badminton
  
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
🎡
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
  
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Letter from
Monika
:
Dear host family, Next year I will be staying with you for a whole school year. You're gonna be my family in the US! I honestly can't wait. I find myself good at adjusting myself to people. I'm a very friendly and open-up person. It might take some time, but I'm so sure we are gonna have lots of fun living together, spending time together and you guiding me to do new things and explore new places will be the best part. Next whole year will definitely change my life, I might change into
Chloe L.
·
France
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Swimming
🏊
Swimming
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Chloe
:
Dear host family, My name is Chloé, and I live in a small village in the countryside. First, I am a cheerful and open-minded girl., I am very creative, and I love talking about everything. I have a very close relationship with my parents, especially my mother, we like to draw together. My parents are divorced. I live with my mom and my stepfather. I only see my parents on weekends, since I live with my grandparents during the week to study. Furthermore, I like the independence that my par
Marina P.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
Museums/Art Exhibits
🖼️
Museums/Art Exhibits
  
Walks
🏃
Walks
  
Letter from
Marina
:
Dear family, Firstly, I would like to thank you for this opportunity you are giving me, by sharing your home with me and letting me get to know the American culture. Introducing myself a little bit, my name is Marina and since I was a little girl, I’ve always enjoyed English language. At school it has always been my favorite subject and the one I most enjoy. I’ve always enjoyed English, but specially since last year. Last year I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Chicago with my frie
Yu T.
·
Japan
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Tennis/Soft Tennis
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Video or Online Games
🎮
Video or Online Games
  
Letter from
Yu
:
Dear Host Family, I really like K-pop. Thanks to K-pop, I can sing better. I wanted everyone to know about K-pop, so I studied and published K-pop in the presentation of my research paper in junior high school, so friends and people became interested in K-pop, and I like Mahjong. My family has been playing mahjong for a long time, and I was a little intimidated by it, so when I first saw it was interesting and I still play it. Recently, mahjong was popular at my school, but many friends
Alexandre V.
·
Belgium
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Video or Online Games
🎮
Video or Online Games
  
Letter from
Alexandre
:
Dear host family, I hope you're doing well To begin, thank you for reading my letter Honestly i don't know how to introduce myself. I'm a normal teenager, I like sport, music... nothing very original. My family is not big. I am an only child. My parents have been separated since I was 5 years old and I always lived with only one parent but I adapt easily. My parents still have a good relationship and our system is simple. I'm a week with my mother and then one with my father. The journeys are n
Esteban B.
·
France
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Rugby
🏉
Rugby
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Esteban
:
Dear host family, To begin, my name is Esteban. Now I'm going to tell you a little about my family, I have my mother, her name is Aurélie, she's to important for me because I love to take a minute in a day to tell her my day or others things ! Also there is my father, his name is Mathieu, he's everytime working but I admire him because he is so courageous, serious but he can be funny and I also like pass a moment with him. I also can tell you about my brother, his name is Tedy (as the bea
Rupert Z.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Computers or Technology
💻
Computers or Technology
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
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
Carolina S.
·
Spain
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Fashion/Beauty
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Carolina
:
Hello ! I’m an exchange student and I’m very excited to living in EEUU . Since a lot of time I have liked the American culture so this is my dream . I like the music and I like playing the guitar ( I play the guitar since I was 8 years old ). My family and myself, we all spend our free time together and have good fun. I’m an only child and staying with my parents is great, of course my beautiful dog is also part of the family . We used to have long walks with the dog. I also like
Alban C.
·
France
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Martial Arts
🥋
Martial Arts
  
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Alban
:
Hello, I am writing this letter in the hope of convincing you to take me under your roof for a year as a member of your host family. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I’m a nice, optimistic person. I consider myself to be sociable and peaceful. I am also very dynamic, I do a lot of sports, it is important for me. My favorite sports are martial arts but I am open to discovering American sports like baseball for exemple. What do I like the most? The cinema, the blue skies and liste
Dohyeon K.
·
Korea, Republic of
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Badminton
🏸
Badminton
  
Boxing or Kickboxing
🥊
Boxing or Kickboxing
  
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Letter from
Dohyeon
:
Dear my host family, My strength of being optimistic is that I can think positively and do everything happily I am doing. And the most compliment I have ever heard was "kind." When I see others happy because of my kindness, I also feel satisfied and happy. Also, I have an active personality, so I like to play sports like soccer and basketball with my friends. My friends call me thoughtful and responsible. Also, I am learning boxing to increase my physical strength and confidence with my spe
Inés F.
·
Spain
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
🎤
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
  
Letter from
Inés
:
Dear family, I am Inés, a new exchange student. I am very excited and grateful for this new opportunity that has been given to me. First, I'm going to talk about my family. My parents divorced when I was very little and since then I live one week with my mother and another with my father, since they have joint custody of me, although they get along very well. I have three siblings, two brothers and a sister, all younger than me. I really enjoy spending time with my family. We really
Lucia-Eliana S.
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Field Hockey
🏑
Field Hockey
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Lucia-Eliana
:
Dear future host family, I’m Lucia from Germany and I want to do an exchange year in the US. Of course I want to improve my English, meet new people and a new culture. I’m very excited to live in a completely different country and family and experience a different school system. I’m very grateful that I have this opportunity, but first, you have to get to know me. I would describe myself as an empathetic person, who enjoys being around people, likes listening to people and learn new things.
Guillaume M.
·
France
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Guillaume
:
Dear host family Hello! My name is Guillaume and I’m 16 years old. I live in a small town, in the middle of mountains and other small towns. I love the fact that the city is surrounded by mountains but it is a bit small for me. I have two siblings; Jeremie who is my big brother and Axelle who is my big sister. I also have a black dog and two cats. My dog is tall , his breed is a “beauceron”, he's a very sweet and intelligent dog. I study STMG (Sciences and Technologies of Management and Adm
Valeria F.
·
Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Letter from
Valeria
:
Dear host family, I'm writing this letter to give you some information about my personality. A lot of people think that I'm very polite and nice and that's true because I believe that you should be kind to everyone, even to those who are mean to you. I am also humble and I don't like to show off my skills unless I'm asked to. I am very clever and I spend a lot of time studving because I would like to become a successful business woman in the future; so, even though I don't like the topic we're
Daniyal A.
·
Pakistan
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Scouting
🎒
Scouting
  
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
Letter from
Daniyal
:
Dear American family, Greetings from Pakistan! I am Daniel, and I belong to a close-nit family. This includes my parents and my two younger brothers. We as a family like doing things such as hiking, going on trips, playing sports, having outdoor meals or just watching movies at home. I have many responsibilities at home as I am the eldest sibling. I help my mother get groceries and I also have a responsibility of tutoring my younger siblings and cousins. I am also accountable for my learning
Manuela S.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Fashion/Beauty
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
Letter from
Manuela
:
Hello Host Family! My name is Manuela and I’m so glad to get to spend a semester abroad. One of the reasons I want to go to the US is because I want get to know the culture and the people. My hobbies are hanging out with my friends, going to the beach and baking. I also love animals and sunny weather. Some of my virtues are that I am friendly, social and a happy person. I’m always involved in every plan in which I’m invited. One of my flaws is that I’m a little bit messy, but I’m doing my best t
Nathasa C.
·
Thailand
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Swimming
🏊
Swimming
  
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Nathasa
:
Dear my host family, Hello, my name is Nathasa. I live in Thailand. I'm a bit introverted, shy, creative and patient. I am not much confident in myself, It is hard for me to go out of my comfort zone. I'm working on it to boost my confidence and self-esteem. I am allergic to lobster, crab, crayfish, prawn, and shrimp but I am not allergic to cat and dog fur. I love activities like spending time with myself, swimming, watching cartoon movies, playing piano, listening to music and podcasts cook
Cut Z.
·
Indonesia
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Debating
🧑‍⚖️
Debating
  
Community Service/Volunteering
🙋
Community Service/Volunteering
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Letter from
Cut
:
Dear host family Thank you for spending your time to read a little part of my heart. You must have received many letters before, and I hope we can match my small message since you will not be regretting reading my letter. People usually call me Cut. I’m currently living with my mother, father, and two big brothers who always accompany and support me all the time. My family rarely gets together but our communication is very fluent, once a week we get along to discuss anything. It can be politi
Tristan M.
·
France
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Formula One Racing
🏎️
Formula One Racing
  
Parkour
🤸
Parkour
  
Piloting/Flying Aircraft
🧑‍✈️
Piloting/Flying Aircraft
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Tristan
:
Hi! My name's Tristan! I'm a student in High School in France. Before my last year, I'd love to go to the US to do an exchange a year, and to be a exchange student. It's been a long time since I started to talk about going there to my parents, because I have always wanted to discover this culture, this way of life. I'm someone who like to change the routine, I can't live with the same routine for a long time. Since I was young I moved 8 times, thanks to this I made new friends everytime an
Ayaan G.
·
Pakistan
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Family Activities
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
Letter from
Ayaan
:
Dear American family, Thank you for taking your precious time to read my letter. My name is Ayaan, and I am currently 15. I have a small family of five. we usually enjoy variety of Activities doing together such as cooking, going for walks, watching TV shows together, playing in the park and mostly spending time talking and laughing. Some of my responsibilities are to take out the trash, vacuum my room or sometimes the whole house, and I also ran the errands. I really love playing soccer.
Maria Clara V.
·
Brazil
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Photography
📸
Photography
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Maria Clara
:
Dear American Family I'm Maria Clara, and I currently live with my mom and my dad, but I have a sister too! We grew up together however she is now studying law in another city. I'm very proud that she went to a renowned college, here in Brazil the federal colleges are excellent, above all I miss her a lot in my daily life, I love having someone to do common things with. My mother was a school director for a long time, now she works at the education department in my city, I consider her a
Emilia G.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Ice Skating/Figure skating
⛸️
Ice Skating/Figure skating
  
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Letter from
Emilia
:
Letter to my future host family Dear future host family, First of all, I want to thank you for taking me during my year abroad. I am so happy for the chance to live one year in the USA and make awesome memories. I hope you all feeling good! Unfortunately, I don’t know anything about you so I am going to tell you something about me. My name is Emilia and I am currently in my Sophmore year at my High school in Germany. At my High School I have the privilege to be part of a bilingual class,
Julia D.
·
Brazil
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Julia
:
Dear Host Family, My name is Júlia, I live with my parentes. My mother is a Geography teacher, most days she only works during mornings so we spend the afternoon together, she is a really kind and caring person, she does everything she can to make me happy. My father is an amazing person, he always encourage my dreams and he never gave me any idea that I couldn't do whatever I wanted to do. I also have a 26-year-old sister, she attends a Medical school in a small city, she visits us on weeken
Anais R.
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Acting/Theater
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Letter from
Anais
:
Dear Host Family, I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to express my gratitude for considering me as a potential member of your family during my stay. I am thrilled at the opportunity to experience life in a new environment and to become a part of your household. Living with a host family is a unique and enriching experience that I am eager to embrace. I am excited to learn about your culture, traditions, and way of life, and I am committed to respecting and embracing them whole
Guilherme P.
·
Brazil
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Running or Jogging
🏃
Running or Jogging
  
Bike-Riding/Mountain biking or BMX
🚴
Bike-Riding/Mountain biking or BMX
  
Tennis/Soft Tennis
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Letter from
Guilherme
:
Hi, my name is Guilherme, but you can call me Gui. I live with my parents and my little brother. My father Andre is 50 years old, my mother Roberta 44 and my brother Rafael 14. I also live with my dog Zuma, which is a west highland white terrier, and I have two birds, a cockatiel named "Cacau" which means cocoa and a canary named "Usain", the first name of the runner Usain Bolt. Regarding my routine, I study from 07:25 to 13:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I stud
Diego S.
·
Chile
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
🎲
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
History/Visiting Historical Sites
🏛️
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
PAULINE S.
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Swimming
🏊
Swimming
  
Scouting
🎒
Scouting
  
Acting/Theater
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
Letter from
PAULINE
:
Dear host family, I would like to thank you for participating in this exchange program and express my gratitude and my excitement for the next year. By doing this exchange, I want to learn about your culture and your lifestyle, meet new people and create precious memories. I am a French girl living in a flat with my parents in the close suburb of Paris . I don't have any sisters and brothers but I would have liked to have some because I am a social, outgoing and fun person. I'm very talka
Arthur P.
·
Brazil
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Computers or Technology
💻
Computers or Technology
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Arthur
:
Dear future host family, I write this letter with great enthusiasm, as I am excited about the possibility of being part of your family. My name is Arthur, and I hope these words provide insight into who I am and what motivates me. I have a special passion for sports, especially basketball, table tennis and swimming. Additionally, I have a great interest in areas related to technology, such as computer programming. These activities provide me with not only fun moments, but also valuable les
Amit Y.
·
France
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Badminton
🏸
Badminton
  
Automobiles/Auto Mechanic
🧑‍🔧
Automobiles/Auto Mechanic
  
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Letter from
Amit
:
Hey, My name is Amit and I’m from France. I live in the countryside in a village where we can find a lot of activities. I was born in Israel and I lived there for 7 years. I belong to a double culture family and I’m open-minded but I’m not practicing any religion. I’m really into cars. Also, I like mathematics, finance and science. I have two cats and my parents finally decided to get us a dog. I like when everything is ordered and clean and I can take care of my stuff alone. Also it’s impo
Felizitas P.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Family Activities
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
Cheerleading
📣
Cheerleading
  
Letter from
Felizitas
:
Dear future host family, My name is Felizitas and I’m currently sixteen years old, but I will turn 17 in January .I would go to the USA for 10 months. I am looking forward to experience the American High School and in general the American way of life. Maybe I can also show you (as my future host family) some aspects from the German culture. During my time in the US, I hope to find close friends and of course a wonderful host family to who I would love to stay connected with even when I am back
Leane P.
·
Belgium
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
🎲
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
  
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Rock Climbing/Canyoning
🧗
Rock Climbing/Canyoning
  
Letter from
Leane
:
Dear host family, First of all I'm Léane, 16 years old now, and maybe the future student you will welcome. I have a big brother, Romain so I am the youngest and I have my parents who are married for 21 years, Carine and Johan. We get along well and have a good relationship of trust and we support each other. With the rest of the family we have good relations. Family is important at home so we like to get together with family meals for example. As for school I study economics and languages
Mina H.
·
Germany
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Studying/Learning new things
📚
Studying/Learning new things
  
Tennis/Soft Tennis
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Letter from
Mina
:
Dear Host Family, First of all, I would like to thank you very much for willing to participate in the exchange program and giving me the opportunity to live in America for a year. Both of my parents are from Afghanistan but I was born and raised in Germany. Right now, I'm in 10th grade. I'm someone who loves to explore different countries, cultures and create friendships from around the world. That's why I want so learn about America and the their culture. I enjoy reading thrillers. I
Hugo P.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Rock Climbing/Canyoning
🧗
Rock Climbing/Canyoning
  
Letter from
Hugo
:
Dear host family, My name is Hugo, I have 14 years old, my family is compound of my dad Nestor who is 48 years old, my mom Raquel who is 49 and my brother Mario who is 12. My both parents work as tax consultant and my brother Mario goes to the same school as me. We are a very active family, we usually go hiking on the weekends, to the beach on summertime, we usually take our paddle surfs to have some fun on the beach during the day and go dinner outside sometimes on sunndays, when is possible
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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