Francesca (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: English, Spanish
Siblings: One older brother
Mother: Housewife
Father: office worker
Religion: Not Involved
IT005HH Y

Interests

Drawing, going to the gym, hike and socialize with friends, listen to music, watching movies and netflix

Letter to my Host Family

Francesca is a very family oriented young lady and one of her favorite things to do is just spend time with her family in the small Italian town in which they live. Francesca describes herself as a quiet girl who gets along with everyone! She is a huge animal lover and would be happy with a family with pets. Francesca loves nature and the outdoors, as well as working out and being active. Some of her other hobbies include listening to music, reading, and traveling. She has a younger cousin that she frequently spends time with and loves being around small children! Francesca loves helping other people and loves to see the smile on people's faces that accompanies a sincere "thank you". She is very excited to have this opportunity and is hoping to grow as a young lady and be able to bring a piece of America home with her to Italy as a part of her cultural background. Will you welcome Francesca to your family this year?

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Melissa (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: English, French, Albanian
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: cleaning lady
Father: Worker
Religion: Christian
IT002HH Y

Interests

Swimming, dancing, running, reading and listening to music

Letter to my Host Family

Melissa has two big passions; swimming and cats! Melissa used to have 5 cats in her family but unfortunately is down to 1 cat at present so a household with cats would be a wonderful thing. Even if Melissa only swims once a week, she loves it and considers it her ‘passion in life.’ she been swimming since she was four years old. Melissa lives with her mom, dad and brother and is very family orientated. She loves to spend time with her family as they travel to different places to explore, both locally and further afar. Melissa is an excellent student and one day she would like to be a physiotherapist and is hoping to also get a second degree in law, as that’s always been a dream for her. Melissa knows that her year in America is one that she will never forget, and she intends to make it a special year for not only herself but also her host family. She is really looking forward to meeting her host family!

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Nathan (18)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: 2 Adult Sisters
Mother: Shop Keeper/Owner
Father: Shop Keeper/Owner
Religion: Not Involved
FR005WW Y

Interests

Soccer, Rescue Work, Travel, International News, Animals, Sports, History, Nature, Beaches, Dogs, Concerts, New Technologies

Letter to my Host Family

I am Nathan and I live in France. My house is by a river and when I wake up I love to listen to the birds and nature. I have 2 sisters and a dog. I have a very close relationship with my sisters. We like going to the beach, going to concerts together or simply just being together. I also enjoy my dog who is a Jack Russell, we like to go running together, play ball or go for walks as she is very energetic. My parents have a shop so my sisters and I, since we were children, have learned to take care of the house and to be autonomous. Each year we take two weeks holiday together. We have been to Florida, Boston and New York City. When I go to high school I always walk, it's 15 minutes from my house. I have lessons like English, Spanish, Philosophy, Sports and History. My favorite lessons are Sports, Science and History. I love sciences because I'd like to get to know what the world is made of. I like history because I love to learn what happened before, knowing the past. Sports are a real passion for me. I love to be outside with nature and spend my energy. I am in a club of soccer since I was 4 years old and my father shares the same passion for soccer with me. We like to watch it on TV together and we go to stadiums together. I have practiced swimming since I was 6 years old. I love watching nature documentaries, animal documentaries and history documentaries. I love animals and that is another passion for me. I like to spend time with my Uncle's on his farm and with my cousins so I have a lot of time in nature with their animals and I love that. With my friends, we play soccer together on the same team, we like to do a movie theater or play video games together. I would like to go to the United States because I would like to discover more about the American Family and I would like to share my culture with you. I would like to become an aeronautic engineer. If I'm going in your family I hope I will become a part of it and I will share all the good moments I can have with you.

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Florian (15)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, Spanish, English
Siblings: None
Mother: Banker
Father: Private Banker
Religion: Catholic
FR002MM Y

Interests

Swimming, skiing, running, eating, traveling, and video games - AS

Letter to my Host Family

My Name is Florian and I come from a small town in France. I am happy, sociable, attentive, athletic and motivated. I live with my parents, who both work in a bank with no pets as I am allergic to them especially cats. I love to eat! I really enjoy sushi, hamburgers and Mexican food. While on exchange I hope to continue swimming. I train three hours a week and participate in competitions. My family and I also enjoy skiing and we go every year. I'm excited to choose my classes in American school and hope to take computer programming and science. I also like to play video games with friends, eat pizza and watch movies. I'm looking forward to meeting and spending a year in your country in order to discover daily life of America.

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Till (15)

male, GERMANY

Languages: German, French, English, Chinese
Siblings: 1 younger brother
Mother: Teacher
Father: Teacher
Religion: Not Involved
GI001WW Y

Interests

Volleyball, Drums, Basketball, Soccer, Referee of sports, Climbing, Biking, World Travel

Letter to my Host Family

More to come.

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Lucia (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish
Siblings: I have one younger sister.
Mother: Stay-at-home mom
Father: Stock Broker
Religion: Christian
IM006SS Y

Interests

I love dogs and children! Cooking, dancing, painting

Letter to my Host Family

more info to come

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Ilaria (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French
Siblings: Older brother,
Mother: Employee
Father: Employee
Religion: Not Involved
IM002EE Y

Interests

Volleyball, karate, swimming, music, make up, drawing, pets - TW

Letter to my Host Family

I live in a small town in the north of Italy.If you ask my family, my friend or even my teachers which kind of person I am they will say that I'm very sociable, I always smile and I always want to make new friends. I like to make other people smile or laugh. When I was a baby I was always standing near my father, while he was cooking. He is a very good cook! I still have a lot to learn, but I'm able to cook or bake something good when I want :-) I love to help other people. This year, I go to a youth club with my friends and together we help a lot of children from other countries that need to do their homework.

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Annika (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English
Siblings: I have one younger sister.
Mother: Clerk
Father: Doctor
Religion: Not Involved
IM005SS Y

Interests

Dancing (ballet and hip hop), biking, listening to pop and rap music, Harry Potter movies

Letter to my Host Family

My unique name, Annika, comes from my mom’s favorite TV series “Pippi Longstocking”. People see me as a funny, positive, kind and go-getter person. I am a glass half full type of girl. I’m also very outgoing, so I am used to making new friends easily. I love being surrounded by people and going out with my friends. I come from a very close knit family! I adore my mom and dad and have a great relationship with my brother. I am close with my extended family as well. I’m keen on dancing, especially hiphop, and I play on all kinds of sports teams. I hope to play organized sports while studying in the US. I also love music, the Harry Potter films, and watching a good TV show. As a foreign exchange student, I want to learn as many things as I can, and hope to teach others about my culture.

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Davide (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, German
Siblings: One Older Brother
Mother: Restaurant Owner
Father: Boiler Technician
Religion: Not Involved
IM004WW Y

Interests

Physical Activites, Math, Soccer, Volleyball, Athletics/Sports, Music, Fashion, Clothes, Video Games, Volunteering

Letter to my Host Family

More information soon! In the meantime, please read Davide's Host Family Letter.

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Halil (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, German, Albanian
Siblings:
Mother: Waitress
Father: Pizza Maker
Religion: Not Involved
IM006EE Y

Interests

Sports, especially kickboxing and soccer, watching films, I love my dog - WO

Letter to my Host Family

My name is Halil but everyone calls me Sharr, I love my name so much! It is my grandfather's name who died when my mother was very young. My parents were born in Albania and they came to Italy to make our lives better. My dad makes pizzas (they are the best, maybe I can make you an Italian pizza) and my mum works in the pizzeria with my father. Then there is my grandmother and I love her so much, she is my wildest fan. I spend most of my free time after doing sports. From 3 to 5 I practice swimming. I also became a brown belt in kickboxing. Another important part of my family is my dog, his name is Lordy, he is 7 years old and he likes playing football (he is better than me sometimes). I'm impatient to learn about you, and to establish with you a beautiful family relationship that we can keep for life!

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Alexander (16)

male, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, Spanish
Siblings: 2 Older Sisters, 1 Younger Sister
Mother: Teacher
Father: Teacher
Religion: Not Involved
GE001MM Y

Interests

Playing the clarinet and guitar, track and field, swimming, art club, electronics and computer club - SP

Letter to my Host Family

Alexander is a respectful, polite, friendly, patient, honest and studious young man. He doesn't like to be the center of attention because he has been taught to share and be humble. He also enjoys learning, especially English, Spanish and Sciences. Alexander is a member of the school media company that sets up webpages for other schools and businesses. He plays the clarinet and guitar and loves to read books. Alexander is a member of the swimming and track and field clubs. Helping and caring for others is one of his strengths. When people around him feel good, it makes him feel good and he would be delighted to help his host family out. Why did he choose to become an exchange student? First, he is interested in the people, our way of life and society. Next, he is excited to learn more about the schools and the many opportunities students can be a part of. Lastly, he knows this experience and the knowledge he will acquire will benefit him for years to come. Alexander feels he is ready for this exchange year and is always open to new situations. He wants his host family to know that he cannot wait to become a part of your family and have this great experience, which he is very thankful for, hoping you enjoy him just as much!

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