Ginevra (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: One younger brother.
Mother: Dental Assistant
Father: Business Owner
Religion: Not Involved
IM002HH Y

Interests

Film, swimming, reading, law, medicine, and kick boxing.

Letter to my Host Family

Ginevra (Ginny) is coming from a small village in the Northeast of Italy. She lives with her mom, stepfather, younger brother, and the family dog. Ginny describes herself as sensitive, loyal, honest, and a good listener. Ginevra is very determined and will do whatever it takes to accomplish her goals. Some of the activities Ginny enjoys are kickboxing, karate, swimming, hip-hop, music, and Formula One racing! She has recently discovered cooking and loves making pasta and sweets. Since she was younger, she has wanted to come to the US and attend an American High School. She is ready to face this challenge and will see you soon!

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Mattea (15)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: One older brother. One younger brother.
Mother: Executive
Father: Military
Religion: Catholic
FR025HH Y

Interests

Dancing, soccer, Formula 1, charity, swimming, gardening, cooking, baking, running, and skiing.

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Mattea. She is a self-described Formula 1-loving girl from France. She has a passion for it that was passed on to her by her mother. Besides watching Formula 1 racing, Mattea likes to go shopping and to the movie theater with her friends. With her family, she likes to garden and cook, as well as go to sporting events with her father. She has 2 brothers, one older and one younger. She also has grown up skiing since her grandparents live in the mountains. They go every year. Mattea is excited to come to the US to learn more about our culture, and she thinks it will be mutually beneficial because she is excited about sharing her culture as well.

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Inigo (16)

male, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, French, Euskera
Siblings: One older sister. One older brother.
Mother: Lawyer
Father: Engineer
Religion: Catholic
ES005HH Y

Interests

Soccer, golf, tennis, pets, mathematics, science, cinema, and the beach.

Letter to my Host Family

Meet sports lover Inigo! Inigo says he has a passion for all sports, especially golf which he enjoys playing with his father and brother on the weekends. Since the age of five Inigo has been playing soccer, but not only that he enjoys going to the stadium to watch soccer as well. Inigo would love to have the opportunity to play sports at an American high school. Inigo has heard such great stories from his cousins and brother who were also exchange students and cannot wait to create memories and have new experiences during his exchange year. In the future, Inigo would like to pursue a degree in Industrial or Bioengineering because of his love for math and science. Inigo states, "Thank you very much for your attention. I hope we meet soon, and we have very beautiful moments together."

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Romane (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: One older brother. One younger brother.
Mother: Social Worker
Father: Engineer
Religion: Christian
FR024HH Y

Interests

Climbing, swimming, volleyball, bodybuilding, modern jazz dance, creative arts, and windsurfing.

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Romane from France. Romane has an older brother and a younger sister. At home, she has a cat named Oreo. She is typically afraid of animals because she didn't grow up around them, but she loves cats. At school, her favorite subjects are English and biology. In biology, she likes to do experiments because it makes her feel like a scientist. She is part of her high school's sports association. They propose different sports like volleyball, climbing, swimming, and weight training. She is most passionate about climbing. She has also been dancing for eleven years (since she was three years old). When she is not playing sports, she is usually at home or with my friends. At home, she enjoys playing board games and watching movies with her family. On Friday nights, they always eat in the living room and watch a classic movie. She reads a lot, and her favorite book is "The Last Magician". Romane loves to travel. When she was little, her grandparents took her, her brother, and her sister to several European countries. This is where her passion to discover new places started. Going to the United States for a year has always been a dream of hers. She has been thinking about this opportunity for years. She is so excited to discover the American way of life.

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Irene (15)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, Dutch, French
Siblings: One older brother. One younger sister.
Mother: Teacher
Father: Financial Advisor
Religion: Not Involved
ES002HH Y

Interests

Ballet, dancing, skiing, hiking, swimming, roller skating, tennis, gymnastics, sightseeing, and pyschology.

Letter to my Host Family

The perfect day for Irene would be waking up not too early, eating pancakes for breakfast, doing a fun activity like going to the beach or an attraction park, eating in a restaurant for lunch, baking with friends in the afternoon, and then going out to watch the sunset. This wonderful young lady enjoys hiking, going to Christmas shows, swimming, roller skating, tennis, skiing, rhythmic gymnastics, and visiting outdoor venues. She likes listening to pop and Spanish reggaeton music. She has taken ballet classes for 6 years and loves performing. She is not sure what she wants to do after graduation other than attend university but finds psychology interesting. Irene cannot wait to find out which amazing family she will have to host her.

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Maria (16)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, French
Siblings: One older sister.
Mother: Administrative
Father: Administrative
Religion: Christian
SP014HH Y

Interests

Drawing, volleyball, running, piano, basketball, skating, cycling, and rhythmic gymnastics.

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Maria. She lives in the north of Spain. She describes herself as a sociable, responsible, happy, and sporty person. She loves her family very much and really enjoys spending time with them. She and her family do dance classes together, go to the movies, and go on walks with their two dogs. Her family is very proud and happy that she will go to the USA to study. Maria loves sports and has many hobbies. She participates in swimming, basketball, skating, rhythmic gymnastics, and volleyball. Her hobbies also include drawing, reading, listening to music, and playing the piano. When she grows up, she dreams of traveling the world. She believes that the best way to learn new things is through experiences. A perfect day for her would be to spend the whole day at the beach with friends and family. She loves playing volleyball in the sand, getting into the water, and sunbathing. She can't wait to meet amazing people, improve her English, and improve as a person. She is so excited to come to the US and to meet her host family!

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Emma (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English
Siblings: One older sister. One younger brother.
Mother: Doctor
Father: Engineer
Religion: Catholic
IM005HH Y

Interests

Acting, skiing, volleyball, scouts, camping, nature, cinema, and cooking.

Letter to my Host Family

Emma is so excited to meet her new family! She is coming from a small and quiet city in Northern Italy where she lives with her mom, dad, older sister, younger brother, and dog. Her favorite family tradition is going skiing every year. She belongs to a Catholic scouting group and enjoys staying in nature and camping. She also enjoys cooking and is excited to make Italian dishes for you. Emma is still discovering her passions and believes her experience abroad will help her discover what she would like to pursue as a career. She is ready to get out of her comfort zone. She is very open to new experiences and cannot wait to share this one with you!

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Jeanne (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: One older sister. One younger brother.
Mother: Pharmacist
Father: Psychiatrist
Religion: Catholic
FR027HH Y

Interests

Surfing, skiing, cycling, pets, guitar, sports, baking, fashion, and charity.

Letter to my Host Family

Jeanne has dreamed of coming to the United States for years wanting to learn a new culture and learn how to be independent. She is a very sociable person so looks forward to meeting new people and making new friends. She enjoys the sciences in school and loves to read novels and listen to music when she has spare time. She likes spending time with her family and friends and especially enjoys surfing with friends on the weekends in the summer since her dad is a surfer, she spends much time during the week with him. The family also enjoys skiing and cycling together. Because of her interest in surfing, she volunteers to clean beaches for a surfer foundation. Baking is another interest Jeanne explores with one of her friends. She loves pets but doesn’t have any except two goldfish but would enjoy having a pet around. She looks forward to improving her English and spending a school year in the US and meeting her host family!

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Gisela (16)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, Italian
Siblings: One younger brother.
Mother: Hairdresser
Father: Assembler
Religion: Not Involved
SP006HH Y

Interests

Karate, roller skating, sports, solving puzzles, roller skating, and board games.

Letter to my Host Family

Turn on the music! Gisela loves listening to music, no matter what she is doing. Besides music she enjoys reading, taking a dip in the pool, or relaxing at the beach. Spending time with friends is a favorite pastime. Karate is her favorite sport, and she has entered competitions. Do you like to watch horror movies? Gisela likes to watch horror movies as well as action, mystery, or adventure. She also loves animals and has 2 cats and a dog at home. Stephen Hawking's books interest her as she likes to learn all things about the Universe. After high school, she would like to study criminology, law, tourism, or biology, but she hasn't decided yet. Her younger brother loves to cook, and she loves being the taste tester! Gisela is looking forward to learning more about the American culture and sharing her Spanish culture with her host family.

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Helene (18)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Two older sisters. One older brother.
Mother: Engineer
Father: Engineer
Religion: Not Involved
FR013HH Y

Interests

Twirling baton, cooking, volunteering, skiing, soaring, dancing, gymnastics, cooking, and sewing.

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Helene, a multi-lingual student from France. She not only speaks English, French and Spanish but also enjoys a wide variety of activities including cooking, gymnastics, volunteering, sewing, skiing, dancing, and twirling baton. She is the youngest in a family of six. An interesting note: she is a turtle lover as she has two pets and enjoys watching them in their rock and sand aquarium. Reading is a passion of Helene's, whether it be a book of fantasy, thriller, or romance novel. What teenage girl does not love to shop? Helene loves to shop. Math and science are her favorite school subjects, as one day she would like to study engineering. Helene would love to learn more about American culture. She would love to learn about your traditions and try new activities. Helene is excited to share, learn and discover with your family in this life-changing adventure!

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