Davide (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French
Siblings: One older brother
Mother: Employee
Father: Driver
Religion: Catholic
IT044HH Y

Interests

Baseball, listening to music, video games

Letter to my Host Family

Davide is an Italian boy scout with a love of baseball and video games! He likes to play video games every day and he’s also on a baseball team that meets 2 or 3 times a week. Davide enjoys keeping fit and does calisthenics, this is a kind of weight-training where you use your own body for the weights. He loves listening to music and singing, he has eclectic musical taste and enjoys everything from classical music to AC/DC. He loves animals, especially pets: dogs, cats and birds. Davide is very open to trying new things, he’d like to have a go at playing the violin. He’s been ice-skating a few times but would like to get better at it. His adventurous spirit has made him excited to turn his dream of coming to the USA into a reality, to learn all about the USA, the people, the food, the customs and traditions but most of all, your family, he can’t wait to be part of an American family!

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Michela (17)

female, ITALY

Languages:
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: N/A
Father: Free Lance
Religion: Catholic
IT009HH Y

Interests

Roller skating, Krav Maga (self-defence sport), tennis, dancing, swimming

Letter to my Host Family

Michela is a loving and friendly 16 year old from an island off the coast of Italy. She is so excited for the opportunity to spend a year in the USA, as she knows it will change her life forever. She loves her family dearly and says she couldn’t be luckier. Michela lives with her father, her younger sister, and her cousin. Sadly, Michela’s mother passed away a few years ago but with her father’s strength and the support of her extended family, they are more united than ever. Michela is very sporty and active, she has a wide range of interests. She likes to train at “Krav Maga” three times a week, it’s a self-defense sport based on strategic thinking over physical strength. She also likes camping, movies, tennis, dancing, swimming, reading, drawing, horse-riding and she used to be an avid figure skater until her school studies became more of a priority. Michela is a girl scout, she loves the friendship aspect of being part of the girl scouts and connecting to nature. Michela is mature and polite and is so excited for the upcoming experience she will embark on. She loves the thought of travel and has been playing with the world globe in her room since she was 6 years old. You couldn’t find a student that is more grateful for the opportunity to study in the USA and be part of your family.

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Chun Yang (16)

male, TAIWAN

Languages: Chinese, English
Siblings: One older sister and one age-mate brother
Mother: Teacher
Father: Professor
Religion: Not Involved
TW001HH Y

Interests

Playing basketball, baseball, soccer, singing, playing the piano, swimming.

Letter to my Host Family

Chun-Yang, who goes by Brian, is from a family of five who live in Taiwan. His family consists of his parents, older sister and twin brother. Brian describes his parents as "very kind, loving and open-minded." Brian describes himself as 'bright, easy going and creative,' he is very respectful of his teachers and parents. At school he is the leader of his class and gets along well with his classmates, "I am so lucky to have them around me." Brian is very eager to learn everything! He has received awards in mathematics, received the Mayor's award for excellent conduct, and received the first prize in "Power-saving drama competition." In addition to his studies, Brian also exercises, runs track, swims and plays basketball. He has a few different ties to the US; the first is that he was born in Los Angeles, secondly he participate in a summer program at the University of Northern Colorado. Brian is very grateful for everything and is looking forward to starting his life in the US, "it is worthwhile to be an exchange student and learn new things." He will do his best to adjust to your family and have a good time with you, "thank you for considering me to be a part of your family."

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Cecilia (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English
Siblings:
Mother: Lawyer
Father: Phisician
Religion: Catholic
IT014HH Y

Interests

Reading, spending time with friends, going to the cinema, going to the gym, TV series, hip-hop dancing, traveling

Letter to my Host Family

Meet 16 year old Cecilia (Ceci) from Italy! She is an only child who lives at home with her mother and father, and her cat, Katniss. In school Ceci studies numerous subjects but enjoys: Latin, Greek, Italian Literature, English, Philosophy, and History of Art. Ceci’s friends describe her as friendly, kind, helpful, and nice. When out with her friends Ceci enjoys going to the cinema, bowling, walking in the city, and having dinner together. She believes it is great to have someone you can count on, and share laughter and tears with. Other hobbies that Ceci enjoys are reading and listening to music. Her favorite books are fantasy, which is how her cat, Katniss got her name, from the Hunger games. Whenever possible Ceci listens to music as a way to relax, she enjoys a variety of music from Justin Bieber to Maroon 5. She is ready to fulfill her goal of coming to America with the help of one lucky family! Ceci is ready to discover new things from where she will live, and get to know new people, and enjoy the cultures and traditions of America.

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Chiara (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: Freelance Worker
Father: Office Worker
Religion: Catholic
IT028HH Y

Interests

Reading, writing, cooking, volleyball, fitness

Letter to my Host Family

Chiara is a Italian waiting to experience America! She lives on a big Island in Italy with her parents, little sister and their dog, Nala! Chiara is curious and loves to learn. She was an early reader at just over four years old and has loved reading and writing ever since. Her dream is to write a novel and become a famous writer! She also likes to draw and listen to music, art related things in general interest her. Chiara doesn't play any musical instruments but would like to learn to play the piano someday. Chiara says she can be shy at first but warms up quickly and loves to make friends. She is also punctual and meticulous and likes to devote her time to helping others. Being a part of a team, like when she played volleyball for 6 years, is important to her too. Chiara likes to eat healthy and not eat a lot of junk food, although she loves to cook and bake and making cakes is her favorite. Chiara looks forward to becoming a part of your family for a year and baking cakes and making savory dishes for you too!

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Lilit (17)

female, ARMENIA

Languages: Armenian, English
Siblings: Two older brothers
Mother:
Father:
Religion: Christian
CI002HH Y

Interests

Traveling, painting, reading, listening to music, watching educational movies

Letter to my Host Family

Lilit is a 16 year old from Armenia. She lives in an ancient city that she is very proud of - she calls it "an open air museum" and appreciates the beauty of the ancient structures. She lives with her two brothers, her parents, and her grandmother. They enjoy simple pleasures and spending time together with picnics outdoors. At her school she studies tourism, though she isn't sure what she is going to study when she goes to college. But she is very determined and intends to go to a four year school. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering, painting portraits, and reading detective novels. She is very close with her friends, and values their opinions and loyalty. She likes listening to music, especially the Beatles. Lilit is excited to experience America!

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Sara (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, French, English
Siblings: One older brother
Mother: Barman
Father: Contractor
Religion: Christian
IT042HH Y

Interests

Classical ballet, swimming, playing tennis, listening to music

Letter to my Host Family

Sara is a cheerful, strong and hard-working young lady from Italy. She can barely even believe that she has been given this opportunity to be an exchange student. It is truly one of her life-long dreams. She has a strong commitment to everything she does, so she is ready to get started on this new adventure! Sara enjoys school very much! She says, " I enjoy learning new things and putting them into practice every day." When she is not in school, she is most often with her friends, helping her parents at their restaurant, taking pictures or playing with her little fluffy dog. Sara especially loves playing and working with children, and would perhaps want to make childcare her career! She wants to become an exchange student to see America, meet all the friendly people and be part of a culture that she has only dreamed about and seen on TV and movies. She cannot wait to meet her new host family and thank you in person!

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Alessia (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish, German
Siblings: One older sister
Mother: Office Worker
Father: Shopkeeper of Orthopedic Articles
Religion: Catholic
IT005HH Y

Interests

Dancing, volleyball, fitness, tennis, swimming, skiing, member of the Cinema Club.

Letter to my Host Family

Curious, eager to learn new things, physically active and lover of life, are just some of the ways to describe 16-year-old Alessia from Italy. Alessia has been studying English for 11 years now, and is looking forward to spending her academic year here with you and becoming proficient at it. She is looking forward to learning about the American culture, it’s history, geography and natural environment. While in America Alessia hopes to watch a few basketball games, as well as a game or two of American Football. Activities that are of interest to her, are Volleyball, dance, ski, and fitness. Always on the go Alessia, practices latin - American dance three times week. She enjoys playing volleyball with her friends, and hopes to be able to join the cheer-leading team when she is here. Helpful and independent Alessia’s does have some duties and responsibilities, she takes care of her cat Simba, keeps her room tidy and helps with vacuuming. Will you make her dream come through by hosting her for just one academic year?

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Lea (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, German
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: Employee
Father: Entrepreneur
Religion: Catholic
IT049HH Y

Interests

Fitness, skiing, watching TV series, traveling

Letter to my Host Family

16 year old Lea is a from a small town in Italy. She takes the train into a nearby city for school every day. She has traveled a bit around Europe with her parents and little sister, but has never been to the states. She is a dedicated student and in school she loves to study literature and ancient languages, but she also loves the sciences. She sees herself pursuing a profession that is scientifically based, but she's not sure what that is yet. She doesn't play any sports because she doesn't have time with all of her homework - but she likes sports. However, she is an accomplished flute player, and has played in an orchestra for 6 years. One of her favorite things to do is volunteer with her church youth programs in the summer. They entertain the younger kids in church with various programs - she has played the flute in some of the skits.

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Alessia (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish
Siblings: One older brother
Mother: Shop Assistant
Father: Crafts Man
Religion: Christian
IT035HH Y

Interests

Cycling, cooking, going to cinema, volleyball, watching TV series

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Alessia, a 16 year old from Northern Italy. As the youngest in her family, Alessia enjoys spending time with her parents and older brother. She and her brother love to cook and often have "cooking competitions" and enjoy preparing meals for their large extended family. Alessias favorite thing to cook is Cupcakes and she loves decorating them to whatever they are celebrating. She cannot wait to cook and bake for her Host Family! Alessia also loves spending time with younger children and would love if her host family had little ones for her to love and play with! She attends a specialty high school that focuses on hospitality and would one day like to be a Flight Attendant (Air Hostess as she calls it). She likes sports, such as volleyball and bike riding, but hasn't had a lot of time for them with her school schedule. Spending time with friends, watching movies, reading and traveling (especially to the mountains) are other favorite pass times. Being an exchange student is the beginning of Alessias dream to travel and meet people from around the world. She is looking forward to beginning her dream with your family!

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