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Eleonora E.
·
Italy
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Photography
📸
Photography
  
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Vaulting
🤸
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Vaulting
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Eleonora
:
Dear host family, I am really excited to take part to this exchange experience as I am a person who really enjoys life. I always like to be busy and have things to do. I always search for new experiences that can keep my brain occupied. I am a person who loves to organize every kind of event, just an hang out with my friends or a study afternoon. I am really curious so I get interested with new things really fast and I enjoy to know as much as possible. I am also a really pos
Viktoria W.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
🎡
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
  
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Anime or Manga
🎞️
Anime or Manga
  
Carnivals or Festivals
🎡
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,
Charlotte J.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Field Hockey
🏑
Field Hockey
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Sailing/Boating
⛵️
Sailing/Boating
  
Letter from
Charlotte
:
Dear Host Family, Hey, my name is Charlotte. I am a german girl and currently going to a high school here. Right now I have a lot of interests and hobbies. I am playing field hockey in a team once or twice a week, I have guitar lessons and play in an ensemble. I enjoy singing, sailing and I am part of the theatre club at my school. I play hockey now for 10 years with the same team and I sail since I am 10 years old. Therefore I would say these two hobbies are my main hobbies and my pa
Ines A.
·
Italy
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Photography
📸
Photography
  
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Letter from
Ines
:
Dear Host Family, my name is Ines, and I’m from Italy. I’m extroverted, I like to meet new people and I love to learn new things. In fact, I’m curious about everything that is around me and every time I try to enrich myself as a person. I’m spontaneous and genuine, I like to live my life to the fullest creating memories with my loved ones. They see me as a fun person, energetic and sometimes clumsy, full of life, one of my favorite things is being able to put a smile on their face and
Felipe P.
·
Brazil
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Felipe
:
Hello, my name is Felipe and I am a Brazilian boy. I studied English my entire life, so communicating with me will not be a problem. I am a person who loves trying new things and isn't afraid of new experiences. I love playing games, practicing sports, eating and trying new foods, and hanging out with my friends. I am passionate about music, playing and watching soccer games, learning new things about cars, and I also like preparing food (although I may not be good at it). I always try to be kin
Léna B.
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Reading
📚
Reading
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Learning languages or cultures
🌐
Learning languages or cultures
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Léna
:
Dear Future Host Family, Greetings! My name is Léna, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to write to you as a prospective exchange student. Let me begin by expressing my sincere gratitude for considering me as a member of your family during my upcoming academic adventure. Allow me to introduce myself a bit more. I am a girl who hails from France. I come from a family of five, with two wonderful older siblings. Family has always been a significant aspect of my life, and I am eager to
Marta M.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Family Activities
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
Acting/Theater
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
Letter from
Marta
:
Hello future family, To know me a little more I will tell you a little about me, to start I will describe my personality, I consider myself a super cheerful girl, I love helping people and always be laughing, Although when you have to get serious I am the first to do it, I am a very mature person and that has helped me most of times to face difficult situations. I love to take the positive side to everything, I am a very sincere and sociable person, I love to spend time with my friends, go out
Helene H.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Choir or Singing
🎤
Choir or Singing
  
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Softball
🥎
Softball
  
Letter from
Helene
:
Hello! My name is Helene and I live in Germany. I am in the 9th grade. I have two siblings: my older brother Anton and my little sister Lotte. They are seventeen and twelve years old. My parents names are Andrea and Heiner and they were in the United States for an exchange when they were sixteen. I love to play softball and I like to dance and sing. I would like to go to the US for a year in the 11th grade, in summer 2024. I want to get to know the people because I often hang out with my
Diana S.
·
Ukraine
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Family Activities
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Diana
:
Hello! My name is Diana, and I am from Ukraine. I enjoy spending time outdoors and meeting new people. At first, I could give an expression as bit shy person, but I am friendly and open-minded. I like sharing about myself and listening to others. I am cheerful person who laughs a lot. If there are some actives, I am always up for it. Concert, cinema or city walk - my things. However in recent years, I have not had many such experience because of the situation in my country. Nevertheless it
Enno H.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Family Activities
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Letter from
Enno
:
Dear Host Family, thanks for giving me the opportunity to experience the life in the USA for half a schoolyear. I know how it feels to welcome someone new into the family because two years ago we welcomed two 16-year-old Ukrainians into our family. It was strange at first but we quickly grew together. Since I'm a littel child i dreamed about living in the USA.This is probably due to the fact that I have always had a lot of contact with English in the form of film,videos and music.My friends d
Eva-Maria P.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Family Activities
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
Nature/Outdoors
🌲
Nature/Outdoors
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Eva-Maria
:
Dear (future) host family, I’m Eva. I live in an own municipality near a bigger city. My father, my mother, my sister and I live in a house right next to a forest. My sister’s name is Marie and she is 14 years old. My father is an automotive engineer and my mother is a content designer. We have two rabbits in our garden. I love doing sports or go out in Nature. I like to try out and have done many sports, such as swimming, running and dancing. Since 10 years, I have every Saturday piano lesso
Marie J.
·
France
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Athletics/Track & Field
🏃
Athletics/Track & Field
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Marie
:
Dear host family, My name is Marie. I live in a house in the South East of France, in a small town with 11 000 inhabitants. I have two older brothers ; Nicolas and Pierre, aged 21 and 20. Nicolas is currently in Sweden for a 6-month internship as part of his business studies. Pierre is in his 2nd year of physiotherapy school at St Etienne. My dad, Didier is a controller at the Caisse d'Allocations Familiales and my mom, Sophie helps children at school with physical or intellectual disabilit
Theo K.
·
Austria
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Handball
🤾
Handball
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Tennis/Soft Tennis
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Letter from
Theo
:
Dear host family, Thank you very much for making this possible for me by considering me as your host student! I am Theo. I consider myself to be a very open, cheerful and adventurous person. I love to do sports in my free time. From handball, soccer and basketball to swimming, diving, mountain biking and trampolining. Exercise is simply the perfect balance to school. I also love cooking pancakes for my family on Sunday mornings or playing board games with them in the evenings. Watch out!
Mila R.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Acting/Theater
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
Letter from
Mila
:
Dear Host Family, thank you very much that you are willing to let me live with you for one year! I am really excited about living in a foreign country for one year. I thought about what country to visit and I decided to choose the US very fast. That is because I think the US is a very great and interesting country to live in. Additionally, it is extremely divers, regarding its people, different life styles, landscapes and more. I know it is not possible to get to know everything there in onl
Fleur M.
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Handball
🤾
Handball
  
Swimming
🏊
Swimming
  
Sewing/Needlework
🧵
Sewing/Needlework
  
Letter from
Fleur
:
Dear family I once traveled to the United States in Seattle with my brothers and my parents, but I don't remember it well because I was two years old. I've been dreaming of going back ever since. Through the stories that my parents and my brothers tell me, I imagine spectacular landscapes, bagels and high buildings !! Of course that is only one aspect ! What interests me most is being confronted with another culture and language. I'de like to be able to communicate fluently. I have three
Anton W.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Handball
🤾
Handball
  
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
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
Kinatsu T.
·
Japan
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Acting/Theater
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Letter from
Kinatsu
:
Dear Host Family Nice to meet you! My name is Kinatsu! I'm glad to meet you all! When I go to America, I want to cook with you and make Japanese food because I like to cook. I also want to enjoy events such as Halloween and Christmas with you all. I have been doing calligraphy since I was 6 years old and I am very confident in my skills. I want to teach you about Japanese calligraphy, Japanese food, and other Japanese traditions and culture that you should be proud of. I love singing,
Arisa M.
·
Japan
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Drama or Theater
🎭
Drama or Theater
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Arisa
:
Dear my Host family Hello. I’m Arisa. I am from Japan. I want to experience American culture such as Christmas and Halloween with you. Also, I like traveling, so I want to make memories by going on a trip together. I can dress in yukata and tell them about Japan. The school I go to has many interesting people and I enjoy talking with them every day. I'm in the dance club, so I dance after school. It’s really fun to dance with everyone. After school, we often go to eat ramen and study at
Ben B.
·
Netherlands
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Running or Jogging
🏃
Running or Jogging
  
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Video or Online Games
🎮
Video or Online Games
  
Letter from
Ben
:
Hello dear host family, I'm Ben. I live with my two parents and my younger brother in a small town in The Netherlands. I’m very close to my whole family and really enjoy spending time with them, I have been to various events and concerts with them and I walked the four days of Nijmegen, which is four days of walking forty kilometers or almost twenty five miles every day with almost everyone from my fathers side. Some of my hobby's are: running, soccer, video games and hanging out with fr
Ricardo C.
·
Chile
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
🎡
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
  
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Letter from
Ricardo
:
Hello Family! My name is Ricardo, and I'm excited to embark on this new adventure. I want to immerse myself in a new culture, improve my language skills, and make lifelong connections with friends . My main goal is to learn English, and I'm eager to do so while enjoying this experience. I'm thrilled to meet you and share this time with you. I'm confident we'll have a lot of fun exchanging experiences and sharing cultures and learning the history of the country. I'm a laid-back, friendl
Gabriel F.
·
France
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Handball
🤾
Handball
  
Skiing or Snowboarding
Skiing or Snowboarding
  
Soccer
⚽️
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
Miharu H.
·
Japan
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
🎡
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
🏓
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
  
Letter from
Miharu
:
Dear Host Family, Hello, I'm Miharu. Thank you for reading this letter. I'll start introducing myself now. I love going out, so I would like to go to various places with my host family and I would like to share that experience with you. I think there are a lot of places in America that don't exist in Japan, so I'm looking forward to going there. Also, I love listening to music. I used to listen to a lot of Japanese songs, but recently I've been listening to a lot of songs by singers lik
Anon Y.
·
Japan
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Baseball
⚾️
Baseball
  
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
🎡
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
  
Watching TV/Sports
🏟️
Watching TV/Sports
  
Letter from
Anon
:
Dear host families, Hello. This time, I am very happy to be indebted to your home as an international student. Through this letter, I would like to introduce myself a little. The reason why I decided to study abroad was because I had a strong interest in learning a new culture and language. In addition, I want to achieve self-growth through my life experience in your country. I love nature and outdoor activities, especially watching sports and swimming in the sea. Also, listening to mus
Muezzina R.
·
Pakistan
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Badminton
🏸
Badminton
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Hiking/Trekking
Hiking/Trekking
  
Letter from
Muezzina
:
Dear American family, I hope you all are doing well. At this minute while, I am writing this letter to introduce myself to you. My name is Muezina and my friends, family and relatives call me MOZI. I am a 15 year old teenager taking my first step as an exchange student. I am super excited about my journey as an exchange student to US and meeting my future host family. I am currently studying in 10th grade in secondary school. I live in an urban city. Actually, it is a federal state. It is
Kessie G.
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Family Activities
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Kessie
:
Dear host family, Thank you for your participation in this exchange program and for accepting me to live with your family. I am French and have always lived in the south of France. I live with my two parents and my older sister. I like to travel, discover new lifestyles, learn new languages ​​and cultures. I like meeting new people and discovering sports, activities or places. I know that I will come back changed and would have appreciated this program because it will surely bring me a lo
Kinda S.
·
Lebanon
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
Crafting or Jewelry Making
💍
Crafting or Jewelry Making
  
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Kinda
:
Dear American Family, Hi, I'm Kinda, a 15 year old girl from a tight-knit family of five. My parents, two sisters, and I thrive on shared experiences, creating lasting memories through outdoor adventures and simple, heartfelt moments. Our favorite activities include visiting new places, whether it's a spontaneous day trip or planned vacation, in addition to family game nights that are often filled with joy and laughter. My responsibilities at home include helping out with chores like clean
Maleen L.
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Snowboarding
🏂
Snowboarding
  
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
SAIKHANBILEG K.
·
Mongolia
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Swimming
🏊
Swimming
  
Letter from
SAIKHANBILEG
:
Dear Host Family, Greetings from across the globe! I'm thrilled at the chance to join your family through the high school exchange program in the USA. Let me give you a glimpse into who I am. In my downtime, I'm all about staying active and exploring new interests. From shooting hoops with friends to diving into the pool at the sports center, I'm constantly on the move. But what sets me apart is my love for learning—I've recently taken up the Morin Khuur, a traditional Mongolian instrument
ISSARIYAPON E.
·
Thailand
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Badminton
🏸
Badminton
  
Family Activities
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Camping/RV'ing
🚐
Camping/RV'ing
  
Carnivals or Festivals
🎡
Carnivals or Festivals
  
Letter from
ISSARIYAPON
:
My name is Issariyapon, I am Thai and studying in Bangkok, Thailand. I have two brothers and I am the youngest in my family. I love to cooking &bakery in my free time. I also love listening to music and watching movies . And from time to time I will go exercise. I love pets, but my parents don't let me raise them for the reason that I don't have much time and I'm allergic. I can eat a variety of foods. I can eat healthy food, meat, and many nationalities such as Japanese food, Chinese fo
Javkhlanttsetseg M.
·
Mongolia
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
Fashion/Beauty
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
Sewing/Needlework
🧵
Sewing/Needlework
  
Letter from
Javkhlanttsetseg
:
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 Mongolian girl and I like traveling I want to explore the world, including America. I want to learn about the American culture and records. I am a very outgoing, artistic, and fun-loving person. I enjoy playing sports, such as volleyball, badminton and swimming. I speak two different languages, Mongolian and Chinese, and I have not been studying En
Mila R.
·
Netherlands
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Running or Jogging
🏃
Running or Jogging
  
Family Activities
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Letter from
Mila
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you for allowing me to live with you during my exchange year. I'm from the Netherlands and I'm really looking forward to coming to America. I'm super curious about American culture. My goal is to see as much of the world as possible and learn a lot from it. For example, I want to improve my English language in America. This is an adventure that I am embarking on alone, so my independence will also improve. How other people often describe me is: sweet, funny and cari
Audrey B.
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Hiking/Trekking
Hiking/Trekking
  
Sewing/Needlework
🧵
Sewing/Needlework
  
Letter from
Audrey
:
Dear host family, My name is Audrey, I'm from France and I want to thank you for considering my application. There are a few hings that I think are important for you to know me better. First of all, I'm a person with a rather quiet personality. Even if I can be a little bit shy at first, I love to talk and discover new people. I hope that I can easily adapt myself to a new home and to a new family. Since I have a little sister, I know how to take care of kids and I get along very well with th
Richard K.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
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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
Maryam H.
·
Kenya
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Debating
🧑‍⚖️
Debating
  
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
🎲
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
  
Community Service/Volunteering
🙋
Community Service/Volunteering
  
Letter from
Maryam
:
Dear American Family, I am Maryam. I live in a family of six people. We like doing our chores together so that we can finish early and help each other in evey difficulty. We also like watching movies together. My responsibilities at home is to help my mom in cooking, washing the dishes and cleaning the house. I am interested in learning in U.S because I am very anxious to know your system of education if it is different from ours. I also want to know how to live with different people in the w
Clara D.
·
France
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Family Activities
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Clara
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you very much for accepting me into your family and for helping me realize my dream of going to the United States, I am really very grateful! I'm a French girl and I've just finished my second year. I love to travel and discover new things. I am a curious, outgoing, smiling and motivated girl! I live in a house with my parents and my two sisters and brother. I am the oldest of them. My brother is 12 years old and my sisters are 8 and 5 years old. My father is
Nomin G.
·
Mongolia
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Debating
🧑‍⚖️
Debating
  
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
School clubs/organizations
🙋
School clubs/organizations
  
Letter from
Nomin
:
Dear host family, First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my letter. With this letter, I would like to bring you closer to my life. I will try as best as possible to describe my life here, my wishes and dreams, my friends and family, and of course myself. My name is Nomin, and I’m from Mongolia. I’m living in a big city called Ulaanbaatar with my parents, 4 younger siblings and grandfather. I have got 2 younger brothers and 2 younger sisters and I’m the oldest one.
Faustine A.
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Faustine
:
Dear host family, My name is Faustine. I live with my parents, my brother and my dog, in a house in the South of France. My father is a logistics coordinator, my mother is an executive assistant and my older brother is a student. We're a very close family and I hope to become part of your family too. I help with daily chores like cleaning, shopping and looking after my dog. As for me, I'm in high school, I walk there every day, I'm very independent. Ever since I was a little girl, I'
Hamad A.
·
Kuwait
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Piloting/Flying Aircraft
🧑‍✈️
Piloting/Flying Aircraft
  
Videography/Film Making
🎥
Videography/Film Making
  
Letter from
Hamad
:
Dear American Family, My name is Hamad and I am 15 years old. I have two brothers and a sister. Me being the eldest of my siblings makes me responsible for them, especially if my parents are not home. My passion is aviation ever since I was young. The moment I first saw a plane, that was it. I love everyth ing about planes, how they work, how they fly, how they look, and basically everything. I've also built up a collection of 1/400 scale aircraft models. At my last count, I counted 68 mod
Daniel P.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Video or Online Games
🎮
Video or Online Games
  
Letter from
Daniel
:
Hello Host Family, I am Daniel, my mother's name is Sari and she is 52 years old, my dad's name is Yeray and he is 45 years old. I have one brother and one sister, my step brother’s name is Aday and he is 8 years old, my step sister's name is Tindara and she is 22 years old. I have grandparents in Spain and in Finland. I like spending time with them. My high School is in the mountain, I will go the next year to 10th grade. my favorite subject is Physical education because we play games an
Giacomo C.
·
Italy
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Family Activities
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Letter from
Giacomo
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me to live with your family. I am an Italian boy and I am attending my third year of a scientific high school here in Italy. I love to try new things and one of my goals is to explore most parts of the world. I have already gone abroad, in fact I have visited places like Thailand, Morocco, Norway, Germany, Greece, Spain, England, Ireland and Denmark since I was a child. I wan
Ida R.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Handball
🤾
Handball
  
Family Activities
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Letter from
Ida
:
Dear future host family! Thank you so much for participating in this exchange program and for taking your time and getting to know me a bit. I’m Ida and I am from Germany. I’m currently in the 10th grade and my big goal in life is to see the world, including America. I love going on vacation and trips so much. Me and my family have been to other countries 12 times and I enjoy travelling a lot. I hope to see many parts of the USA and getting to know many new cultures. I was always fascinated b
Jana S.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Learning languages or cultures
🌐
Learning languages or cultures
  
Letter from
Jana
:
Dear host family How are you? I'm nervous but also really excited about the idea of living my experience in the USA. I really want to get to know your country and your culture, of which I have been a great admirer since I was very little. My name is Jana, I'm the youngest of three sisters whom I adore. I considerer myself very familiar. I come from a large family on both my mother's and father's sides and we often have a big celebrations all together. I have a little cousins, so if there ar
Yannick K.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Watching TV/Sports
🏟️
Watching TV/Sports
  
Letter from
Yannick
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program. I appreciate your decision to accepting me to live with you for one year. I am a german boy and live in a village in the near of a big city in Germany. I want to speak english fluenty and chose the USA to learn it. I always found the life and culture of the USA interesting and want to experience the everyday life there on a high school. Since I was 5 years old I play soccer in a club and for al
Sebastian C.
·
Chile
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Letter from
Sebastian
:
Dear Host Family, My name is Sebastián, and I am a Chilean teenager with a profound interest in sports, particularly basketball and physical conditioning, although I am open to various sports. Beyond athletics, I am committed to my studies, with mathematics and English ranking among my favorite subjects. I embody a cheerful, amiable disposition, relishing moments spent with family, forging new friendships, and embracing novel experiences. I aspire to attend high school in the U.S. and acqu
Pablo J.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Family Activities
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
Letter from
Pablo
:
Hi, My name is Pablo. I am the second one in my family of three siblings: Rocio, Cristina and myself. We are such a team, actually the whole family is such a team, together with Mum and Dad. Cristina the oldest is studying Computer Engineering, she and my Dad are the tech guys in the family. Rocio is still in school in primary and she is the clevest in my family!! Also remembering I have a dog called Isla and she is wonderful, she is an Australian Coberdog is a mixture of poodle and farmer ther
Alix C.
·
Belgium
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Rugby
🏉
Rugby
  
Letter from
Alix
:
Dear host family, My name is Alix and I’m 16 years old. I have two brothers, I live with my parents and one of my brothers because the other lives in a apartment. We do not have “real” pets, but we have 4 chickens that are named Pimprenelle, Sidonie, Grenadine and Margueritte. They aren't very smart but super crazy. Concerning school, I love to go there because I have a lot of friends and so I'm super happy to see them. I like it also because of the classes I have, but it depends on the
Aitana M.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Debating
🧑‍⚖️
Debating
  
Travel
🛫
Travel
  
Astronomy/Space
🪐
Astronomy/Space
  
Letter from
Aitana
:
Dear host family, Thank you very much for participating in this program and being willing to accept me to live with you if you consider it so. My name is Aitana and I live in Spain. I'm at a stage of my life where I really want to explore new experiences and meet new people, so going to the United States as an exchange student is something I really want to do. I consider myself an independent, very curious, quite creative and confident person. I love learning new things, especially science th
Anton B.
·
Germany
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Skiing or Snowboarding
Skiing or Snowboarding
  
Rowing
🚣
Rowing
  
Tennis/Soft Tennis
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Letter from
Anton
:
Dear Host family, Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and considering taking me in as your host student! My name is Anton. I live in a cozy 3-bedroom apartment with my mother and my 19-year-old brother. My father resides in the heart of Berlin, but I spend most of my time near my mother due to my school and friends being located in that area. Apart from my immediate family in Berlin, I have two half-siblings who I rarely get to see because they live quite a distance away. In m
Cassandre J.
·
France
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Fashion/Beauty
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Vaulting
🤸
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Vaulting
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Cassandre
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me to live with your family. I am a French girl and I am 15 years old, je suis en seconde. I'm kind, empathetic, dynamic, curious, opinionated, responsible, a bit talkative and clumsy too. I like sport, but I'm especially fond of gymnastics, which I've been doing for 7 years and now also train little girls. It's the best sport for me, but maybe I'll get the chance to try cheerleadi
Krishna P.
·
India
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
Astronomy/Space
🪐
Astronomy/Space
  
Bike-Riding/Mountain biking or BMX
🚴
Bike-Riding/Mountain biking or BMX
  
Letter from
Krishna
:
Dear American family, Hello, Krishna is here with most kind and beautiful heart. By the way I am 16 year old school student. Blessed with beautiful family with mom, dad and my sister. In this I am the pampered child of my family. Reason behind it, because I am the small one in my family. As per my age. I am very curious boy. Which curiosity? That, “ about space”. For that in free time I watch movies and videos related to space and general knowledge. Apart from this I love to play volleyball a
Eilyn G.
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Acting/Theater
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
🎤
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
  
Letter from
Eilyn
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me to live with your family. I am a French girl and I am currently in an art high school. One of my biggest dream is to explore the entire world, and America would be my start. I love discovering differents cultures, meet new people, and share my own culture. When talking about myself I would start by saying that I deeply enjoy baking, theatre, writing and music. I am someone who
Franco V.
·
Chile
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
🏓
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
  
Tennis/Soft Tennis
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
Letter from
Franco
:
Subject: Gratitude and Excitement for the Upcoming Exchange Dear [Family's Last Name], I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. My name is Franco, and I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for welcoming me into your home during the upcoming school exchange. I am beyond excited about the opportunity to experience life in the United States and to be a part of your family for the duration of my stay. First and foremost, I want to convey my eagerness to immerse m
Davide F.
·
Italy
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Digital Art/Graphic Design
🧑‍💻
Digital Art/Graphic Design
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Snowboarding
🏂
Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Davide
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you for hosting me during my Journey in the US! This whole trip has been on my bucket list for a long time, so I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me this opportunity. Thanks to your hospitality I’ll have a chance to truly experience the American dream. During this time abroad, I hope to create a special bond with you, make lots of new friendships, better understand American culture, but also learn more about its art, cinema, history and sports.
Jakob S.
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Travel
🛫
Travel
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
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
Alice S.
·
Brazil
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Alice
:
Hello, host family! My name is Alice, I am a Brazilian girl and I am going to stay a semester studying in the USA. I live with my parents and my older sister, who I have a great relationship with, and my two dogs, Bidu and Sansão. Here in Brazil I have many friends from school because I have been going to the same school my entire life, however, I am quite shy in places where I do not know anyone and I hope to work on that while I am there with you. I value my closest friendships because I fin
Guillermo F.
·
Spain
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Guillermo
:
Dear Host Family, I am very excited to embark on this new stage of my life. I hope to become part of your family and create unforgettable memories together. I am sure that this year is going to be one of the best of my life. Living in the United States for a year is an idea that has been in my mind since I was little. My parents and some of my friends have spoken to me about their experiences there, always in a very positive way. Additionally, I have family in Birmingham, Michigan, and I have
Christopher T.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Bike-Riding/Mountain biking or BMX
🚴
Bike-Riding/Mountain biking or BMX
  
Water Skiing or Wakeboarding
🏄
Water Skiing or Wakeboarding
  
Letter from
Christopher
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you so much for participating in the AYUSA international program. To get to know me for hopefully accepting me to live with you and your family I am writing this letter: My name is Christopher, I am half-German (from my dad´s side) and half-French (from my mum´s side) and I in Germany. Due to my dad´s professional opportunities, I moved several times in my life. I was born in Germany but when I was very young, with my parents and my older sister Jessica, we
Alain P.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Band or Orchestra
🎶
Band or Orchestra
  
Computers or Technology
💻
Computers or Technology
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Alain
:
Dear Host Family, First of all, I would like to thank you for volunteering for this year abroad program and being willing to let me stay with your family. I live in Germany with my mother, who is from China. My father was from the US, where most of my family lives. I occasionally visit them during the summer vacations. During the latest visit, I went on a white water rafting trip in Idaho with my cousin last summer, where I had a lot of fun. Describing myself, I am a curious, adventur
Ivan I.
·
Bulgaria
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Computers or Technology
💻
Computers or Technology
  
Entrepreneurship
📈
Entrepreneurship
  
Piloting/Flying Aircraft
🧑‍✈️
Piloting/Flying Aircraft
  
Letter from
Ivan
:
Dear American Family, I hope that whilst reading this letter, you will be able to feel the excitement that I am feeling as I am writing it! My name is Ivan, I am sixteen years old and I come from Bulgaria. With no doubt, I would say that I'm easily adaptable and very open-minded towards many things. One such thing is being put in an unfamiliar environment, where people from different backgrounds surround me. My family consists of my mom, her boyfriend, my grandma, and me. I imagine myself
Paula R.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Community Service/Volunteering
🙋
Community Service/Volunteering
  
Writing/Journaling
✍️
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,
Gabriel D.
·
Brazil
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Church Activities or Clubs
⛪️
Church Activities or Clubs
  
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Letter from
Gabriel
:
Dear host family, My name is Gabriel. I live in Brazil, in a large city in the Northeast, and is one of the most visited by tourists in the country, due to its beaches and natural beauty. I love living here because it's a place with very welcoming people, with great parks and lots of cultural events. I always like going out here with my friends to go shopping, to the cinema, theaters, parks and concerts. There are several strong events here in my region, including New Year's , Carnival, Holy We
Fridjof B.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Church Activities or Clubs
⛪️
Church Activities or Clubs
  
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Fridjof
:
Dear host family, Thank you very much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me to live with your family. I’m a German boy and my name is Fridjof (say: “Freedyof“). It might be a bit hard to pronounce it – it is for most people in Germany, too. I’m a very active und fun loving person, so, if you do any activities, I will always join you, participate in your activities and at least try it out. I do a lot of sports at school and in my free time. I have 5 P.E. l
Gael C.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Family Activities
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Family Activities
  
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Letter from
Gael
:
Dear Host Family, I would like to introduce myself to you and let you know a little about me so that you will understand why I would be a good choice to living with you and your family, and to get to know the life in US. My name Gael. My mother is Cristina and my father is David. I have one sister and one brother, both are older than me, Andrea studies Marketing & Advertising at the university, She was studying one scholarship year in Indiana, US. She loved it!! Marcos is studyng in
Josephine D.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Photography
📸
Photography
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
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
Duygu T.
·
Turkey
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Fencing
🤺
Fencing
  
Acting/Theater
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
🎤
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
  
Letter from
Duygu
:
Dear My Host Family, I'm Duygu, and I study at a high school in Turkiye. My family is not big. My father is a driver and my mother is a housewife. They are about 50 years old. I have a younger sister than me. We love spending our time together. We usually go on a picnic , or fishing at the weekends. I share the same hobbies and interests with my sister such as going to the cinema, cycling or skateboarding, playing the guitar and singing songs... etc. I sometimes buy presents to make her happy
Mehedi R.
·
Bangladesh
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Computers or Technology
💻
Computers or Technology
  
Running or Jogging
🏃
Running or Jogging
  
Letter from
Mehedi
:
Dear American family Belated Merry Christmas! How did your Christmas go? I believe Christmas went amazing. I myself never experienced an actual Christmas before. People are mostly Muslims in my country. Right now, it's winter going on here. Recently, I saw some teenagers on TV playing with the snow. It seemed really fun! We never had a snowfall. Things like celebrating an actual Christmas, visiting a church, singing a choir, and playing with the snow are on my bucket list. Oh, I forgot to int
Syed 'Qasim' G.
·
Pakistan
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Computers or Technology
💻
Computers or Technology
  
Cricket
🏏
Cricket
  
Gardening/Houseplants
🪴
Gardening/Houseplants
  
Letter from
Syed 'Qasim'
:
Dear American family, Hi I am Qasim I am safe and sound and hope you will be sailing in the same boat. I live in a small village with my family. We are seven family members including my parents, grandmother and three sisters. My father is a farmer, he cultivates his own land. He grows maize, rice and potatoes usually I help my father in farming after my school time. As I am the only brother of my sisters. I help them in studies and at our leisure time I play different games with my sisters an
Laia M.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Drama or Theater
🎭
Drama or Theater
  
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
🎤
Singing - Choir or Karaoke
  
Letter from
Laia
:
Dear future host family…. First, thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me to live with your family. Family. My consists of my father, my mother, my maternal uncle, my maternal aunt, my maternal grandfather and my maternal grandmother. I used to have three “brothers”, my dogs. I loved them very much, but they died two years ago when they were old….. I know we are a small family, but happy! 🤪 I love my high school, because my teachers are
Claudia G.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Swimming
🏊
Swimming
  
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Letter from
Claudia
:
Hello dear host family, my name is Claudia and I live in a small village with my parents and my two years older than me brother. In adition, my uncles with my two young cousins live near my house. I enjoy visiting them because I love to play with kids. I have always been interested in study abroat because I think it,s a very enriching experience either academic or personal. Meet new people, get out my confort zone, improve my english level. Even though I have to be separated of my loves one
Sitakarn P.
·
Thailand
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Badminton
🏸
Badminton
  
Music - Listening to or creating
🎶
Music - Listening to or creating
  
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Sitakarn
:
My name is Grace. .My family is a small family, 4 of us, including me, my father, my mother, my brother. And myself. My father graduated from a provincial university majoring in environmental engineering. And now he's self-employed and earns a decent annual income. My mom went to nursing school at the same university as my dad, but now she's not working as a nurse anymore, so she decided to quit her nursing job and help my dad work. My brother is 2 years away from me, we are close. And we can ta
Gonzalo M.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Skateboarding
🛹
Skateboarding
  
Video or Online Games
🎮
Video or Online Games
  
Letter from
Gonzalo
:
Dear future host family, if you are reading this letter, it is because you are thinking about hosting me as a student in the exchange program and I think you would like to know something more about me and my life. Firstly, I am going to start to describe a regular day in my life. I usually get up from bed at 7:30 immediately I go to prepare my breakfast and then I prepare myself. I usually arrive at 8.30 at the school a little bit earlier than when the classes start. I finish school at 5:
Jaime A.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Swimming
🏊
Swimming
  
Letter from
Jaime
:
Hi, my name is Jaime, I love playing sports, as I'm a very athletic boy, thats how I sometimes spend my free time, playing Soccer or Basketball or other sports, but I also love playing videogames. While im on the program, I would like to know a lot of people and maybe try some new sports such as American Football or Baseball. When I wake up, I first go to take breakfast, after that I brush my teeth and then I do my homework or any work I have to do. After eating, I always play an hour or so o
Edeco M.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Bike-Riding/Mountain biking or BMX
🚴
Bike-Riding/Mountain biking or BMX
  
Letter from
Edeco
:
Hi, I am Edeco, a Spanish boy that wants to study next year in the United States. Here in Spain I am studying my 3rd year of secondary school. There would be 9th grade, so next year I would study 10 th grade. I am a happy, funny and sociable person. I love to stay busy playing basketball or soccer. I also like bicycling and video games. While on my program I would like to join a basketball or soccer team. I am not an only child, I have a brother called Magno. I am looking forward to learnin
Jorge G.
·
Spain
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Nature/Outdoors
🌲
Nature/Outdoors
  
Letter from
Jorge
:
Dear Future Host Family, I'm Jorge, eager to join your family. As a student, I savor life's simple pleasures, ensuring my organized routine runs smoothly. From preparing breakfast to unwinding with music, I cherish daily moments. A motorcycle enthusiast, I find immense joy in scenic rides and hope to share this passion. Beyond bikes, I enjoy outdoor activities, sports (especially soccer), and exploring new music genres at concerts. My infectious positivity and knack for turning moments
Judith J.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Athletics/Track & Field
🏃
Athletics/Track & Field
  
Community Service/Volunteering
🙋
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
Lotta S.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
🎲
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
  
Letter from
Lotta
:
Dear Host Family, I am Lotta from Germany. I’m going to finish my 10th grade this school year and then I want to go to the US as an exchange student. I hope to life with you and experience your life, nature, food and culture. I really love to be creative by drawing, designing and creating. I already made my own wardrobe and I started sewing this year. I enjoy showing my personality though art and style. Thats why I changed my hair color during the appliction process as you will see in t
Hannes H.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Snowboarding
🏂
Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Hannes
:
Hello there, my name is Hannes and I live in Germany. First of of all thank you for agreeing to take part in this exchange program. I just finished middleschool and I want to see the world. Last year I went to the USA with my Family for vacation. I liked the food, the people, the countrysite and speaking some English. Back in Germany I startet to think about joining an exchange program for students in the USA. I think that would be a perfect opportunity for me to learn more about the coun
Candela A.
·
Spain
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Fashion/Beauty
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Candela
:
Hi, my name is Candela, I'm a spanish girl. I'm really exited of going next year to USA. I really like living in Spain but I want to experience something new and I have always dreamed of going one year abroad. I've always loved USA. Last year I went with my family to the west coast. We went to LA, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Yosemite Valley. And lucky me this year I'm going on a school trip to LA again. I lean towards to warm or medium climates but I adapt to all. I love traveling, I th
Tsenguun J.
·
Mongolia
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
🏓
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
  
Letter from
Tsenguun
:
Dear Host Family, Hi there! I hope you're all doing fantastic and gearing up for some exciting adventures ahead. I just wanted to reach out and share my excitement about the possibility of joining your awesome family. Seriously, the idea of becoming a part of your world has me over the moon! I'm really looking forward to sharing all the cool things about Mongolia with you. We've got some incredible traditions and cultural treasures that I can't wait to introduce you to. And you know what? I'm
Lale Y.
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Writing/Journaling
✍️
Writing/Journaling
  
Letter from
Lale
:
Dear host family, First of all, I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in this exchange program and become part of your family in addition to my first experience abroad. Discovering new places and cultures has always fascinated me, which is why I am really excited about the experiences and impressions I will get. My name is Lale. I can say about myself that I am a very open-minded person. I have visited many countries in Europe on vacation with my family and
Josephine L.
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
🎡
Amusement Parks or Water Parks
  
Fashion/Beauty
💋
Fashion/Beauty
  
Letter from
Josephine
:
Dear Host family, First off, thank you so much for taking the time to read through this letter and potentially host me in the US. I am very excited to find an adventurous family who is open to showing me their way of life and having really awesome memories together. Some things about me, I have 2 siblings, one is in her second year of college and the other one is in 11th grade. Im the youngest and am currenly in the 9th grade. Im a very competitive girl who swims and plays volleyball, loves
Lina S.
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Dance
💃
Dance
  
Learning languages or cultures
🌐
Learning languages or cultures
  
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Letter from
Lina
:
Dear host family, I am Lina from Germany. I would be happy to get to know the American culture and also the school system. Since my school days, I have been fascinated by the USA and its people. So far I only know the country from movies and media. When I was 3 years old I was in the USA for the first time with my parents, but unfortunately I can hardly remember it. I am a very open person, I like to meet friends and get to know new people. In my free time I like to ride my bike and rea
Nihal B.
·
Turkey
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Debating
🧑‍⚖️
Debating
  
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
Cooking/Baking
🧑‍🍳
Cooking/Baking
  
Letter from
Nihal
:
Hello, this is Nihal :) This is my first time applying for an exchange program so forgive my excitement. I have been learning English for seven years. I had the chance to improve my English skills by participating in MUN conferences. I still remember my first MUN experience, memories feel likeyesterday. These types of interactive teamwork enhanced my leadership skills and MUN was the thing that made me realize that I actually can manage beingin charge of so much work at one time. Apart from
Sophia S.
·
Brazil
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Volleyball
🏐
Volleyball
  
Acting/Theater
🎭
Acting/Theater
  
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Letter from
Sophia
:
Hello, dear family! My name is Sophia and I am a girl from Brazil! I am doing the high school in my city and now I would like to do the high school in America. In this moment, in my school, I am learning about The United States and I was very interested! I love play volleyball!! I played for 5 years, 4 years in the Luso team representing my city! Theatre for me is wonderful!! Last year, I presented Faust, by Goethe, at the Municipal Theatre, and I want to act more! I love art, music (all
Ali A.
·
Saudi Arabia
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Bike-Riding/Mountain biking or BMX
🚴
Bike-Riding/Mountain biking or BMX
  
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
🎲
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
  
Letter from
Ali
:
Dear American Family, At this minute while I'm writing this letter to you, I am very glad that I have the chance to introduce myself to you. My name is Ali and I'm almost 15 years old, I come from a family of six made up of my parents and three siblings. We live in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. My family and I enjoy going out to the beach together, and we also like to play board games like Monopoly. I love spending time with my older sister the most since we are very close, she is lik
Miguel B.
·
Brazil
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Martial Arts
🥋
Martial Arts
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Tennis/Soft Tennis
🎾
Tennis/Soft Tennis
  
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
Moritz B.
·
Germany
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Tennis/Soft Tennis
🎾
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
Heric L.
·
Brazil
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Computers or Technology
💻
Computers or Technology
  
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
🏋️
Fitness/Gym/Weightlifting
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Letter from
Heric
:
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 Heric, a Brazilian boy and I have just finished my sophomore high school year. I like to try new things and I want to explore the world, including America. I want to learn about the American culture and share mine with you. I love working out. I am a very musical guy. I love rock music, but don't worry, if you don't like it I will just put my headphones o
Dhara K.
·
Pakistan
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Badminton
🏸
Badminton
  
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
🎲
Board Games/Cards/Dice Games/Chess
  
Letter from
Dhara
:
Dear American family, I am a teenager navigating the exciting the journey of life. I bring a blend of passion, curiosity, and dreams into everything I do. My family is my foundation and greatest support of love. I live with close knit family residing together under one roof. My family consists of 13 members. The unique aspect of a joint family is the deep bond we share. We celebrate festivals, joys and achievements together. Living together fosters a strong sense of community, shared responsi
Wei Xuan W.
·
Taiwan, Province of China
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Wei Xuan
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to stay with your family during my upcoming visit, I’m looking forward to staying with you while studying in the U.S. There are three people in my family,I don’t have any siblings, but my grandparents and my uncle’s family live nearby,so I grew up with my two cousins and we’re like brothers and sisters.’ve spent a lot of time in schools with only girls and I didn’t have any chance to go abroad due to Covid-19 when I was in junior hi
DUNG P.
·
Viet Nam
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Fishing
🎣
Fishing
  
Martial Arts
🥋
Martial Arts
  
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
Skiing Downhill or Snowboarding
  
Letter from
DUNG
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you for taking the time to read my letter. My name is Dung. Currently, I am living in Vietnam with my mother, elder sister, and younger sister. My mother is a businesswoman. After my dad passed away, she became a father, a mother, and a best friend to me. She takes care of me, helps me overcome difficult moments, brings me back to school, and teaches me how to be the man of our family. My father used to be my idol, and even now he still is. That is why when he passe
Ana Julia M.
·
Brazil
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Carnivals or Festivals
🎡
Carnivals or Festivals
  
Movies/Cinema
🎥
Movies/Cinema
  
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Ana Julia
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program and accepting me to live with your family. I am a Brazilian girl and I am going to my last year in high school. I’ve always wanted to explore new places and have new experiences. I really want to learn more about the American culture. I love books, music and cinema. I am not the most outgoing person but I am often described as a very lovely, respectful, caring and happy girl. I am also a creativ
PHAT T.
·
Viet Nam
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Basketball
🏀
Basketball
  
Nature/Outdoors
🌲
Nature/Outdoors
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
PHAT
:
Dear Host Family, Thank you for taking the time to read my letter. My name is Phat. I have a family of 5 members: my parents, my elder sister, and my younger sister. I love my family very much. My mother is not only my mother but also my best friend who plays with me, shares with me, and teaches me a lot of things in life. She has always been there for me through many difficult times. She helps me overcome challenges, wholeheartedly supports my studies, and I am incredibly grateful to her. My
Andrea C.
·
Italy
, Age
17
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
🏓
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Andrea
:
Hi future host parents, I hope you will choose me and I assure you that we will have a lot of fun together. I'm a cheerful and happy guy, I'm very extroverted and I like to meet and talk to everybody everywhere I go, I also love to listen to Italian music and to play football and ping-pong. I attend a traditional scientific high school, so I have a lot of hours of math, science and physics, and I'm pretty good in all three. Despite that my two favourite subjects are history and Italian,
Mona G.
·
Germany
, Age
15
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Ice Skating/Figure skating
⛸️
Ice Skating/Figure skating
  
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
🎶
Playing Piano or Musical Instruments
  
Snowboarding
🏂
Snowboarding
  
Letter from
Mona
:
Dear host family. Thank you very much for taking me into your family and giving me the opportunity to live in the USA for a few month. I am a girl from Germany who is currently in 10th grade. I would describe myself as a very helpful, creative, open-minded, fun-loving and out-going person. I also love to travel and on the top of my list is America. I want to get to know the different culture, meet new people, try and learn new things and of course improve my English. I like to do sports
Sungjun A.
·
Korea, Republic of
, Age
15
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Badminton
🏸
Badminton
  
Soccer
⚽️
Soccer
  
Swimming
🏊
Swimming
  
Letter from
Sungjun
:
Dear host family, Thank you so much for your willingness to participate in the exchange student program, and for allowing me to live with your family. I'm a good-looking, leadership boy. I'm not afraid to take on new challenges because I know how happy it is to learn new things and experience them. I want to learn American culture and share your life. Also, I want to let my host family know about the culture in Korea where I live. I would like to introduce delicious tteokbokki, kimbap, my f
Apolline P.
·
France
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Bike-Riding/Mountain biking or BMX
🚴
Bike-Riding/Mountain biking or BMX
  
Horseback Riding/Racing
🐴
Horseback Riding/Racing
  
Travel/Road Trips
🚐
Travel/Road Trips
  
Letter from
Apolline
:
Hello dear host family ! I am really looking forward to meeting you and being a part of your family ! My name is Apolline, I live near Paris in France. In my family, we are five, I have a sister, she is thirteen and a brother, he is ten years old so, I am the eldest. Currently, I am in high school. I study economics and social sciences, history, geopolitics and finally English contemporary world. In addition to my specialties I am learning English and Spanish! In june, I will pass m
Anaïs C.
·
France
, Age
16
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Animals/Pets
🐶
Animals/Pets
  
Anime or Manga
🎞️
Anime or Manga
  
Bowling
🎳
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
Ibrahim M.
·
Tunisia
, Age
16
,
Male
Top 3 Interests:
Sports
⚽️
Sports
  
Formula One Racing
🏎️
Formula One Racing
  
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
📚
Reading or Listening to Audiobooks
  
Letter from
Ibrahim
:
Dear American Family, I am Ibrahim, a 16 years old teenager who is excited -to say the least- to live with you for a whole year. I am an energetic teen with a kind heart and a huge passion for sports. At times, I can really be productivebut there will be days where I'll sit on the couch and sleep or just chill under a blanket. I currently live with my parents and my younger brother, we are a really close family and we value eachother very much. We like to hangout a lot and especially try o
Abigael D.
·
Belgium
, Age
17
,
Female
Top 3 Interests:
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
🎨
Artwork/Drawing/Painting
  
Ice Skating/Figure skating
⛸️
Ice Skating/Figure skating
  
Yoga
🧘
Yoga
  
Letter from
Abigael
:
Dear host family, My name is Abigaël, I live in small city rich in history in Belgium, near from France. I live with my parents Julie and Thomas and with my little sister Anaïs, she’s 14 years old. In my home, I have a dog Homaley and a cat Pacha that follows me everywhere. I visit my maternal grandparents Gisèle and Dominique once a week and less often to my paternal grandparents Jean-Claude and Francine because they live further away. I also have a godfather Maxime and a godmother Isabell
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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