Salima (15)

female, KAZAKHSTAN

Languages: Russian, Kazakh, English
Siblings:
Mother: Not Listed
Father: Not Listed
Religion: Not Involved
CI104MM Y

Interests

Drawing, listening to music, watching movies, spending time with family and friends, singing, reading, fitness, volunteering, yoga, playing musical instruments - TG

Letter to my Host Family

More info to follow!

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Chloe (18)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: One older sister
Mother: Not Listed
Father: Journalist
Religion: Not Involved
FR016WW Y

Interests

Drama club, drawing, video games, photography, handball, table tennis

Letter to my Host Family

Chloe is in the school drama club, she loves drama, and she loves the arts. She says the arts are a fantastic way to express how you feel and drawing is her favorite. She likes to draw cartoons, planets, rockets, UFOs. Chloe really enjoys visual arts. She likes the cinema and likes to watch action, or science fiction, and horror movies. With her grandparents, she enjoys playing cards or board games. Chloe is also really interested in team sports. She played handball for 3 years and likes tennis. She wants to become an English teacher in a French high school so she wants to be bilingual in her future. Chloe chose to become an exchange student because she wanted to have better English and having an amazing experience, she said she has always wanted to go to the USA it's been her dream since she was young. Chloe can't wait to be more independent and discover another culture.

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Michelle Andrea (18)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, Spanish
Siblings: N/A
Mother: Police Inspector
Father: Teacher
Religion: Not Involved
CB014WW Y

Interests

Music, songwriting, track and field, handcrafting, decorating, sewing, volunteering, songwriting, walking

Letter to my Host Family

Michelle (nickname Michi) is a HUGE Disney and animal lover!! Her family has been collecting Disney items over the years and you'll even find their Christmas tree full of Disney ornaments each year. She is also big into track and field! She not only participates in several events, she also volunteers at many big meets in her area. Michelle has a passion for music and has a great story of how many generations of her family participated in the same choir! Besides singing, she plays many different instruments (many self-taught!). Michelle is eager to have the "opportunity to strengthen my independence, self-responsibility, self-confidence and gives me the chance to get new friends."

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Francesco (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French
Siblings: One older sister and one younger brother
Mother: Employee
Father: Employee
Religion: Catholic
IM003WW Y

Interests

Soccer, basketball, riding a bike, swimming, walking, spending time with friends, student prefers west region

Letter to my Host Family

Francesco is a 16-year-old country boy from northern Italy. He loves trying new things and knowing new people. He says he comes from a small village in the middle of nowhere but he loves living in the country surrounded by corn and grape fields. Surrounded by nature in his opinion is the coolest thing! He has an older sister and a younger brother. He goes to a scientific school where he enjoys math, physics, and biology. Physics is his favorite subject. In his free time, Francesco loves plays sports and staying outdoors. He prefers breathing fresh air to staying indoors so he really enjoys walking around both in nature and in cities and riding bikes. He does a lot of sports like basketball, tennis, swimming, rugby, and soccer. Francesco wants to come to the United States for an exchange year because of the sports. He loves playing sports and thinks there's no country where you can experience new sports like the USA. He is excited to experience, in his own skin, the high school spirit. Francesco wants to exit his comfort zone, discover another culture, speak a foreign language, and meet new people from a completely different culture. He wants to become more independent. He is looking forward to meeting his new host family.

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Emma (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish
Siblings: none
Mother: Pastry Chef
Father: Investment Banker
Religion: Catholic
IM010EE Y

Interests

Emma is an avid environmentalist and animal lover. She enjoys dancing, CrossFit and running.

Letter to my Host Family

Let me introduce Emma from Italy! She lives with her mom and dad and her dog Camille. She has been participating in a lot of sports since she was five years old. The most important ones are classical dance, CrossFit and running. Her hobbies and Interests are watching tv series in English, listening to every kind of music, walking her dog and learning how to help the ecosystem. Emma spends her summers at camp where she loves to meet new people and gain new experiences. She likes to travel and has spent some time in China visiting her aunt. Emma classes in school include Law, Economics and Business. She would like to become an exchange student because she loves to discover new places and new cultures.

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Francesco (16)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English
Siblings: 1 Older Brother
Mother: Doctor
Father: Manager
Religion: Christian
IM001ME Y

Interests

Basketball, films, American football, tv-series, camping, fishing - AS

Letter to my Host Family

Rabbi says his two best qualities are motivation to do something and never give up and empathy toward other people. He lives with both parents and older brother and their 3-month-old golden retriever named Zeus. As a family, they like to go camping and fishing. Basketball is his passion; he has been playing since he was 3. Rabbi is a huge fan of Robert Downey Jr. and enjoys Game of Thrones and Paper House. One of the reasons he has selected the USA is to learn our traditions and culture and he loves pizza and hamburgers!

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Alessandra (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish
Siblings: Brother in high school and brother in elementary school
Mother: Lawyer
Father: Company Manager
Religion: Christian
IT007EE S

Interests

Gymnastic, artistic, skiing, music, reading, family travel

Letter to my Host Family

For more information check out her host family letter! -dg

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Cyriak (15)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: sister and twin brother
Mother: Teacher
Father: Chief Financial Officer
Religion: Catholic
FR019EE Y

Interests

mountain biking, skating boarding, climbing, judo-brown belt, weight training, nature and animal enthusiast, video games. WO

Letter to my Host Family

I have been dreaming of this exchange for 4 years now. I feel I am ready for it as during the last year I have been attending a boarding school, Monday through Friday, and then return home on the weekends. I love it. I am a very social person who gets along with all of my classmates and teachers. I was able to do an internship at a law firm and have become passionate about the legal profession. Because of the pandemic, I have started to learn how to play the piano and started to skateboard and enjoy both very much! I love meeting and talking to new people and discovering American life is a dream for me!

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Simon (15)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Two older brothers and older sister
Mother: Doctor
Father: Doctor
Religion: Not Involved
FR003EM Y

Interests

Handball club, reading, sports, playing piano, I love jazz music and classical music, video games, hiking - SP

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Simon from France. Simon's parents are both doctors. He lives with his mom and sister but is very active with both parents throughout the year. His favorite subjects in school include French, Literature, and English. Math is a little difficult for him but he finds Chemistry and Physical Science to be much easier. Simon says he has three passions; music, sports, and videogames. Simon plays the piano and flute and prefers classical music especially Choppin piano works. He also enjoys playing basketball and handball. Simon's favorite videogames include Overwatch, Fortnite, and Dark Souls. Maybe his host siblings would enjoy playing these with him as well. In his past time, Simon likes to go hiking and camping with his family and friends. He enjoys rafting and canoeing. He really wants to learn to ski or snowboard as well. Reading is also a past time favorite. Simon enjoys reading Wardstones Chronicles, Harry Potter series, and Lord of the Rings. Maybe your family would enjoy hearing him play his flute or the piano, playing videogames or teaching him to ski or snowboard. Simon thanks you for welcoming him into your family and he cannot wait for you all to get acquainted during his exchange year.

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Marta (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish, German
Siblings: None
Mother: Deceased
Father: Artisan
Religion: Not Involved
IM015ME Y

Interests

Horse riding, music, dancing, nature, animals, cooking, watching tv series, movies, roller coasters - SP

Letter to my Host Family

Marta is a nature and animal lover, but not fond of insects. She enjoys horseback riding but does not have a horse of her own. Music is another passion of Marta's and music follows her moods. She actually danced up until last year and misses being able to do so. Her friends describe her as sarcastic because she enjoys a good laugh. Marta loves cooking and eating, anything from pasta to cakes. She prepares carbonara for her family on Sunday's and cannot wait to make some Italian dishes for your family. Do you love roller coasters? Marta does and can be your riding partner! She believes in moral value and everyone is created equal in her eyes. Becoming an exchange student will help invest in her future and become successful in life. Marta is excited to meet you and spend a wonderful year together!

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