Federico (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French
Siblings: 1 Older Brother, 1 Older Sister, 1 Younger Sister
Mother: Employee
Father: Engineer
Religion: Not Involved
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Interests

Going to the gym, skateboarding, soccer, running, watching movies, music - HH

Letter to my Host Family

Frede lives with both parents, two sisters, a brother and a Jack Russell Terrier named Kiwi. There is always movement in the home and he loves it. He is broad-minded and works hard to reach his goals. Frede is honest, polite, and outgoing. He has a dream to try surfing or join a school soccer team while in America. Summer is his favorite season so he can walk on the beach and skateboard. In his free time, he likes to listen to music and cook! He would be forever grateful for this extraordinary opportunity!

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Sara (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: French, English
Siblings: N/A
Mother: Communications Director
Father: Deceased
Religion: Not Involved
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Interests

Dog training, bouldering, climbing, movies, travel, martial arts, listening to music, discussing current events.

Letter to my Host Family

Sara has a very close relationship with her family and friends and she cherishes each of them. Her mom has instilled in her a passion for reading and art exhibits. She also enjoys playing volleyball and has recently discovered the bass. Sara enjoys camping and barbecues with her family and looks forward to the summers when they are all together doing these activities. Sara couldn't fit everything in her host letter but she would love to share more with you. She hopes her dream of coming to America for a semester will come true with you as her host family!

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Silvio (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French
Siblings: N/A
Mother: Teacher
Father: Lawyer
Religion: Catholic
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Interests

Scouts, soccer, theatre club, sports, reading, animals, skiing, trying new activities, playing the classic and the electric guitars, riding a bike

Letter to my Host Family

Silvio would like to start a new adventure and experience the world from a different perspective. He would like to share his Italian culture. He does not have any brothers or sisters and neither a pet but he likes animals. He is a sporty type. Silvio has played soccer for 8 years and practices 2 times a week and plays in matches on the weekends. He is the goalkeeper for his soccer team. Also, he likes watching soccer matches on TV as well as watching other sports. In the Winter he loves skiing. But his real passion is being a Scout. He enjoys spending time in the open air, being with friends, and going camping. When he was 10 years old he started Scouting and he wants to be a better scout every day. When he's at home he plays the guitar and has been playing for 10 years, taking private lessons. He loves playing pop songs and also classical pieces. In his free time, he likes to play video games, and watch sports or funny videos. Silvio loves theater and especially acting. In his school theater company, he was Prince Calaf in a play inspired by the opera Turandot. In the future, he thinks he might become a doctor or a software developer. Salvio would like to thank you for the opportunity to spend time together. He is excited to start this adventure.

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Tommaso (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French, Latin
Siblings: Two sisters in middle school and one sister in high school
Mother: Employee
Father: Manager
Religion: Not Involved
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Interests

Physics and Math, karate, music lover, piano player, Marvel comics, dog and cat lover,

Letter to my Host Family

I think I am a determined person, I know what my goals are and I have high expectations for myself. I am also very curious and interested in other cultures. I have a lot of extracurricular interests and hobbies like physics (my favorite), math, programming, and robotics... but I also have a fun side, I enjoy spending time with my friends, and watching Marvel movies. I think that music is the soundtrack of life. My musical tastes vary from 60's rock favorites to rap . Karate used to be my sport for around ten years and I am good at it. I enjoy working out the gym now. Fitness is important to me. If you have pets, I am an animal lover. I have a dog and three cats! I'm a well rounded young man and look forward to being a part of your family!

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Leonardo (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, German, Spanish, French
Siblings: 1 Older Brother, 1 Younger Brother
Mother: Teacher
Father: Engineer
Religion: Not Involved
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Interests

Soccer, tennis, table tennis, playing cards, playing piano, swimming, playing video games - BD

Letter to my Host Family

Leonardo is very excited for the new challenge of living in a new country with new people. He loves learning about new cultures. He feels he is a bit reserved but is able to be the one person that everyone will come to for help. In the summer, Leo loves to go swimming in the sea, scuba diving, and playing soccer on the beach. He has always been very active in sports, such as, tennis, soccer and skiing. He has a great love for music, both listening and playing. Leo has learned how to play the piano, flute, acoustic and electrical guitar. He has traveled to many places around the world with his family.

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Iacopo (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English
Siblings: Sister in high school
Mother: Teacher
Father: Manager
Religion: Not Involved
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Interests

Soccer, basketball, watching TV serious, movies, music, - MR

Letter to my Host Family

Iacopo has been playing soccer since he was a young child, mostly as a Goalkeeper. He currently plays with a soccer club that has helped develop his social and teamwork skills. He couldn't imagine loving a sport more than soccer, until he was introduced to BASKETBALL! Iacopo watches NBA games and plays a bit with his friends. At one point he even considered leaving soccer for basketball! Iacopo does not know what he wants to do in his future, but believes it will have something to do with sports. "I think in a certain way sport has saved my life as it taught me how to be sociable, how to work together with others and has increased my confidence." Besides sports, Iacopo has 2 dogs. He loves music and would love to attend a concert one day. He enjoys cooking and is not a picky eater...he eats everything from pizza to sushi! For Iacopo, the idea of being on the other part of the planet feels exciting!

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Francesco (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English
Siblings: 1 Older Brother
Mother: Lawyer
Father: Lawyer
Religion: Catholic
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Interests

Soccer, cinema, movies, video games - AS

Letter to my Host Family

Francesco is very excited for his exchange semester. He learned about his friends' experience as an exchange student and decided he too wanted to have the opportunity. Both of his parents are lawyers and his older brother is currently studying law. Francesco wants to follow in the family footsteps and become a lawyer as well. He loves soccer and looks forward to seeing an American soccer game. “I hope to find in you a second family that will welcome me as a son.”

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Anna (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French
Siblings: None
Mother: Supermarket Department Manager
Father: Commercial Agent
Religion: Not Involved
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Interests

Painting, reading, walking, listening to music, photography, cooking, acting, movies, fashion, skating, swimming, dancing, horseback riding, snowboarding, playing piano, loves animals - KK

Letter to my Host Family

Anna is a quiet girl, at first, who loves to express herself in the arts. She enjoys performing, painting and photography. She has been involved in various activities such as swimming, dance, skating, and horse riding. She loves animals. Anna enjoys walking her dog and taking pictures of her Italian sunsets. She enjoys being around children, as she had previous jobs in kindergarten and primary schools. Anna describes herself as a good cook and would love to share her Italian dishes with her host family.

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Giovanni (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, German, Spanish
Siblings: One older sister
Mother: Employee
Father: Journalist
Religion: Not Involved
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Interests

Basketball, music, cinema, soccer, art

Letter to my Host Family

Gio is a kind hearted and open minded boy from Italy! He has been to the United States for a vacation but can't wait to live here and indulge in the culture. He loves to play basketball, art, writing, listening to music, watching movies and to watch soccer. He would love to better understand baseball and American football! He lives at home with his parents. His older sister is in the university now. He can speak 4 languages. Italian, English, Spanish and German. Gio can't wait to join your family!

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Alessia (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French
Siblings: None
Mother: Administrative Employee
Father:
Religion: Catholic
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Interests

Dancing, horse riding, swimming, shopping, cooking

Letter to my Host Family

Alessia recently moved into an apartment in town with her mom and kitten. Before that, she lived in a large farmhouse with her Grandparents, Mom, Aunt and 2 German Shepherds! Her Grandfather is a farmer and her Mom and Aunt work for the family business. Alessia describes herself as generous, curious and as someone who likes to try new things. "I am a very sunny person." Alessia loves seeing new places and studying languages. She chose United States as her exchange year because of its beautiful landscape and prestigious high schools. But also, Alessia is determined to improve her English. Alessia has tried activities such as swimming and horseback riding, but dance is something she has done for 7 years, and even though she stopped dancing to try new things, she would like to begin again soon. Alessia spends winter break skiing, but prefers the seaside because she finds the sea to be calming. Alessia helps around the house with chores and, of course, is looking forward to cooking some Italian dishes and sharing memorable moments together with her American host family!

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