Anibal (16)

male, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, Chinese, French, German
Siblings: I have a younger brother in primary school.
Mother: Housewife
Father: Pilot
Religion: Christian
SP033SH Y

Interests

I enjoy playing tennis, gymnastics, technology, and scouting. I also like walking with my dog and spending time with him.

Letter to my Host Family

Hi, my name is Anibal. I live in Spain with my family. We like going together to the beach, walking, and having parties with barbecue. I enjoy doing a lot of thing with my friends, such as going shopping and going to the cinema. I play tennis since age 9 and I started gymnastics with some friends last year. I have my own dog for almost one year. I love playing and walking with him. I am a scout and I like it because I learn a lot, and it makes me forget all my problems. I am also a fan of technology, and I especially admire Elon Musk and Steve Jobs. They want to help others and change the world and I would like to do the same. I am excited to be a part of your family soon.

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Eliott (15)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Two younger brothers
Mother: Photographer
Father: Teacher
Religion: Not Involved
FA003HH Y

Interests

Reading, fishing, playing video games, listening to music, cooking

Letter to my Host Family

15 year old Elliot is excited for his year in America, Elliot enjoys being outdoors but does not consider himself a sporty person. He prefers to invent and build things like lego structures. " I made a little boat with a sail and it floated well". Elliot likes to play video games and parlor games like poker & monopoly. He enjoys academics, with sciences of the earth, mathematics, physics and chemistry being areas in which he is most proficient. Elliot would like to be an Engineer when he grows up. While in America Elliot would like to improve his English, make American friends and become more mature.

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Alvaro (15)

male, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, French
Siblings: One younger brother
Mother: Unemployed
Father: Administrative
Religion: Not Involved
SP009HH Y

Interests

Playing guitar and piano, walking, running, football, basketball, tennis, quidditch

Letter to my Host Family

This Spanish Scholarship recipient is hard working, driven to succeed and eager to experience life in the USA for 10 months! He has straight A's his last two years of school, and he gives great effort in school and in life, and he attributes this to his parents. "My parents are hardworking people who do not give up easily..My personality had to come from somewhere, don't you think?" Alvaro is very much a family orientated young man who enjoys sitting around the table talking and going on walks with his mother, just talking about their day, their lives, and their dreams. His favorite subject at school is Technology and Engineering, he is very excited with the opportunity to come to the USA and learn more about all of the technology that we use here. Alvaro wants to learn from your family, and hopes you will have nice memories of him, as he knows he will have many amazing memories of your family and his 10 months living in America.

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Felix (15)

male, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, French
Siblings: 1 Older Brother
Mother: Real Estate Manager
Father: Head of ICT
Religion: Not Involved
GI006MH Y

Interests

Meeting with friends, tennis, driving long board, cooking and preparing delicious trifles, collecting sneakers and e-sports - AS

Letter to my Host Family

Felix is from Germany and looks forward to coming to the USA. He would like to improve his English and learn more about American culture and our school system. Art is one of his favorite subjects because he can be creative but he also enjoys math and geography. He is very excited about sports that are offered in American schools. In his free time he participates in lots of sports such as tennis, long board and skiing. He enjoys meeting with his friends, going to the movies or just relaxing at home. This exchange year will help him prepare for his future and give him new experiences with his host family.

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Jiri (17)

male, CZECH REPUBLIC

Languages: Czech, English, German
Siblings: One older brother
Mother: Judge
Father: Oil engineer
Religion: Catholic
CZ001WH Y

Interests

Mountain biking, skiing, gym, paintball, cooking, listening music

Letter to my Host Family

Jiri (which is Czech for George) is a 17 year old young man who lives in the Czech Republic with his parents, he has an older brother as well-but he lives out of the home. He describes himself as cheerful, friendly, talkative, humorous, confident, determined, hardworking, single minded, challenge loving, creative and sometimes hotheaded and careless. Jiri helps his parents when needed and otherwise spends his time with friends. They like to ride around the city on their bicycles when the weather allows. During the winter, Jiri enjoys skiing and sometimes will go to neighboring Austria. He spends time each spring break with his uncle skiing and in most cases he goes with his schools skiing club. Jiri also stays active with other hobbies including; body building, sport shooting (competitively), listening to music and traveling. Jiri has always wanted to travel to the USA! Jiri has heard from friends that school in the US is different and he is ready to see what it is like. "I can't wait and I am really curious what are the real differences." "Really hoping that you will pick me..!"

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Alexandra (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Russian, German
Siblings: Two older sisters
Mother: Trainer
Father: Hypnotherapist
Religion: Not Involved
FA004HH Y

Interests

Singing, drawing, painting, horseback riding, animals, skateboarding, psychology

Letter to my Host Family

Alexandra wants you to know that when you see her, she may look a little different. She wants to show support for her grandmother who is fighting cancer, so she is going to cut her hair very short. What a sweet gesture, and it shows what a kind spirit this young lady has. She has always wanted to come here because of the dynamic and creative people. She will fit right in! Alexandra loves to sing with her family and the school choir. She loves to make art, especially drawing and painting. When she was younger, she used to ride horses, and always has a strong love for being around animals. She does not eat meat but will eat fish. She also likes to skateboard. She feels that she will learn so many things here with her host family. She is excited to meet you!

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Edoardo (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, German, English
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: Teacher
Father: Sales Agent
Religion: Not Involved
IT002HH Y

Interests

swimming, skiing, playing football and volleyball, photography, music, traveling

Letter to my Host Family

Eduardo is from a rural area in the very northern corners of Italy. His mom is a high school teacher and his dad is in sales. He has a younger sister, and his grandmother lives nearby, and he tries to visit her every day. He and his sister can argue sometimes, but he really loves his family. Eduardo loves all sorts of athletics, but doesn't play one sport in particular. His favorite sport is swimming, though he doesn't compete anymore and just does it for fun. He likes to go to the gym and walk or run with his father. He fills his free time with photography and editing his photos, and he loves skiing and traveling. Eduardo attends a humanities based high school, and he excels in languages and the arts - and though he can keep up in math and science those subjects aren't his strongest ones. His English is already pretty strong, and he can't wait to meet you!

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Filippo (16)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish, German
Siblings: One older brother
Mother: Decorator
Father: House Painter
Religion: Not Involved
IT054HH Y

Interests

Skateboarding, video games, ju-jitsu, spending time time with the friends

Letter to my Host Family

Fillippo is a happy young man; wherever he may be. Very relaxed and easygoing his friends and family are very important to him. Once you get to know him you will see that he loves to just talk and hang out. He plays video games, enjoys skateboarding (even though he says he is not so good at it!) and would love to chance to try out boxing. Not a complainer, he really is content wherever he may be. After a number of his friends telling him about their experience on exchange he has decided to do the same. He enjoys sports; he was involved in ju-jitsu for a few years but has since taken a break. He is curious what sports he may enjoy while he is here. A very flexible and open-minded young man, he is eager to simply experience life here in America and will be so very grateful f or whatever you offer.

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Liteng (15)

male, CHINA

Languages: Chinese, English
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: Individual business
Father: Individual business
Religion: Not Involved
PC002HH Y

Interests

Riding mountain cycling, morning exercise, running, cooking

Letter to my Host Family

He has courage. He has determination. This young man loves to mountain bike - 5oo kilometers for four days - He just cannot get enough. He is confident and sure when it comes to making decisions. He takes his future quite seriously and understands the value of a good education. He also can cook many delicious Chinese dishes. With a fondness for family and a great desire to be involved and active with yours, he will quickly be your very own son indeed. He also has a great love for history so if you enjoy those deeper discussions and debates you will really have fun and learn lots. This young man is sure to inspire you with his positive attitude and also will bring lots of joy to your home!

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Guillaume (15)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, Spanish, English
Siblings: One older sister
Mother: School Teacher
Father: Electrician
Religion: Not Involved
FA010HH Y

Interests

Scouts, Skiing, playing the drums, snowboarding, riding a bike, playing the drums, badminton, rugby, video games

Letter to my Host Family

Guillaume (William in English) is an organized and ambitious young man who has the hopes of being a computer engineer one day. His teachers speak very highly of him and his grades reflect that as well! His favorite subject is math. He enjoys playing the drums, although he has never been in a band! It is just something he does on his own and has been doing for the past seven years. Guillaume also enjoys playing computer games, riding his bike and spending time with his grandparents who live down the road from them. He isn't too big into sports, but does enjoy skiing and snowboarding in the winter and hiking and swimming in the summer. Guillaume is very excited to study in the US and hopes that he can even learn a few jokes while he is here too! He does note that he is much more of a meat eater, than vegetables.

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