Phakkhamon (16)

female, THAILAND

Languages: Thai, English, Chinese
Siblings: One older sister and one younger brother
Mother: Businesswomen
Father: Businessman
Religion: Buddism
TH007HH Y

Interests

Cooking, photography, singing, basketball, watching movies, listening to music

Letter to my Host Family

Namfon or Rainny describes herself as easy going, cheerful, patient, and responsible. Rainny says being raised in a loving family is what has influenced her character. Rainny enjoys outdoor activities with her family and playing basketball as she feels being active is good for your health. Rainny wants to be an exchange student to gain confidence and experience a new lifestyle and culture. Her top three favorite movies are Pirates of the Caribbean, Titanic, and Transformers. Rainny wants you to know that she is not a picky eater and would love to cook you some Thai food so you can experience what real Asian food taste like. Rainny can’t wait to meet you!

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Natwara (16)

female, THAILAND

Languages: Thai, English, Chinese
Siblings: N/A
Mother: Housewife
Father: Policeman
Religion: Buddism
TH004HH Y

Interests

Volleyball, photography, traveling, cooking, baking, gym, watching youtube videos

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Bam! She's from Thailand and also a single child. Being a single child she loves spending time and visiting with her grandparents especially her cousins. Bam speaks three languages Thai, English, and Chinese. Bam also loves photography and keeps a photo journal of all her experiences with her mirrorless camera. She loves dogs. Her interests and sports are volleyball, videography, photography, plays the violin and is starting to practice cooking favorite Thailand recipes to share with her new host family.

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Arianna (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish
Siblings: Sister in middle school and younger brother
Mother: Veterinary
Father: Business Owner
Religion: Not Involved
IM004EH Y

Interests

Volleyball club, watching movies, music, running, watching sports, cooking (Student prefers East region)

Letter to my Host Family

Arianna is a lovely young lady who as a passion to learn about new cultures and volleyball. She comes from a small town in the north of Italy. She splits her time between her father and mother. She loves animals thanks to her mother being a veterinarian. Her home is always full of animals. Arianna enjoys spending time with her two families. She as a younger sister whom she is very close with and a little brother that she enjoys helping and playing with. When she is not playing Volleyball she is enjoying her time with her friends watching movies and listening to music. Arianna is looking forward to learning first hand about the American culture and hopefully playing volleyball on the school's team

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Yanisa (16)

female, THAILAND

Languages: Thai, English, German
Siblings: One younger brother
Mother: Self-employed
Father: Tourist Police
Religion: Buddism
TH008HH Y

Interests

Youth counselor, acting, cooking, gardening, running, badminton, singing, watching movies, listening to music

Letter to my Host Family

More to follow

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Rodolfo (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, French
Siblings: N/A
Mother: Teacher
Father: N/A
Religion: Catholic
IT001HH Y

Interests

Soccer, cooking, cinema, reading, listening to music, spending time with friends

Letter to my Host Family

Love cinematography! You'll want to host Rodolfo. He lives with his mom and dog Martin whom he walks two and sometimes three times a day. He has no siblings but would love to experience a host family with children so that he can experience having some brothers and sisters. He has a huge passion for movies and cinema which is why he's currently attending an audiovisual high school where he's learning graphics, production, video creation and history of cinema. His favorite sport is soccer. His favorite season is Winter. He likes cold weather partly because his birthday is in December also.

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Sandra (16)

female, FINLAND

Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish
Siblings: N/A
Mother: Business Controler
Father: Paper Mill Worker
Religion: Not Involved
SF001HH Y

Interests

Finnish Kennel Club, horseback riding club, Finnish Papillon and Phalene Club, agility training

Letter to my Host Family

Reliable, calm, friendly, and easy-going are all words that Sandra uses to describe her personality. For the past thirteen years, Sandra has been horseback riding. English style riding is the most popular way of riding in Finland, but Sandra is eager to try Western style riding while in the USA. At home Sandra has three dogs: one Rottweiler and two Papillons so she is used to being around all sizes of dog breeds. Actually, Sandra says she loves ALL animals! Sandra believes this is a once in a lifetime experience that just can’t be missed! Sandra can’t wait to get to know more about America and is so glad that you will be her second family for the next year and hopes that you will continue to be family for the rest of her life!

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Lucy (17)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, French
Siblings: Two younger brothers
Mother: Florist
Father: Photo Journalist
Religion: Catholic
GE002HH Y

Interests

Badminton, baking, walking, watching movies, spending time with friends

Letter to my Host Family

Are you looking for a student that is reliable, adventurous, helpful, and open-minded? Look no further because Lucy is your girl! Some other great qualities that she lists are ambitious, kind, polite and humorous. She has an open personality and loves to make the best of every situation. She has younger siblings and loves being an older sister, so younger kids in your home would not be a problem at all! She is also a huge animal lover and has a dog and some chickens back home in Germany. Lucy is a vegetarian but don't let that stop you from hosting her because she is not a picky eater and doesn't have a problem finding something to eat. She also doesn't mind if you eat meat around her. Lucy has had a dream of living in American since she was a young girl, will you help make this dream come true?

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Nathaphat (15)

male, THAILAND

Languages: Thai, English, Japanese
Siblings: One older sister
Mother: Air Crew
Father: University Professor
Religion: Buddism
TH005HH Y

Interests

Computer games, golf, graphic design, member of the forest club

Letter to my Host Family

"I’m delighted to have such a special opportunity to go to the United States as an Exchange Student." Hi, my name is Nathaphat. I understand if you can't say my name so you can call me Phone. America, the land of many opportunities and a chance to be a part of something so special, like your family! Let me tell you something about myself, I want to study philosophy. I believe that it helps you think logically. I also love graphic design. My artwork gets showed as examples often, I am very proud of that. I also care about our forests and understand the importance of them. I am a part of a club and am fortunate to be able to spread the message about the importance of our forest and environment. I have learned some leadership techniques through this duty, for instance, patience, tact, sacrifice, etc. Besides Video games, art, being a part of clubs, and performing in dramas; I enjoy golf. My father and I like to play golf together and I love the bonding time it produces as well! Thank you for reading this, and please read my letter to my future Host Family. I look forward to meeting my American Family and enjoying my year abroad in the United States!

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Sabrina (17)

female, TAJIKISTAN

Languages: Russian, Uzbek, Persian, English
Siblings: Two younger brother and one younger sister
Mother: Not listed
Father: Not listed
Religion: Muslim
CI005HH Y

Interests

Singing, cooking, hopping, walking, writing short stories, volunteering, listening to music

Letter to my Host Family

More to follow

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Virginia Asia (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English
Siblings: Two younger brothers
Mother: Enterpreneur
Father: Freelancer
Religion: Catholic
IT006HH Y

Interests

Swimming, singing, reading, listening to music, watching movies

Letter to my Host Family

Virginia Asia, who goes by Virgi, is an easy going young woman, who is independent and determined. Some of that may come from being the oldest child, having two younger brothers! Time with her family is important and she enjoys their family meals together in the evening. She swims at a competitive level and has for quite some time. She has learned how to manage her day between her studies and sport. She does well in school. Besides swimming, she enjoys spending time with her friends & listening to music. In her free time, she also enjoys singing! She is looking forward to this experience not only to better her English but also to learn about American culture and grow as a person. Virgi adds "I hope that I will find wonderful people who want to share with me beautiful moments."

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