Jonathan Mattis (16)

male, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, French
Siblings: Two older sisters
Mother: Teacher
Father: Department Manager
Religion: Not Involved
GE006HH Y

Interests

Breakdance, Badminton, making music, basketball, playing the drums, member of the music band, video games, skating, meeting friends, watching movies

Letter to my Host Family

Mattis is a well-traveled and ambitious young man who loves music, family, and competitive dance. He has a close relationship with his parents and older sisters and knows that they can always count on each other. Mattis enjoys music and likes to play the drums, piano, and ukulele. Mattis also likes to break dance and has been dancing for 5 years, even competing internationally. He likes the kindness between the dancers as well as the music. When not practicing music or dance he likes to go skating or the movies with his friends. His favorite movies are marvel, action, and comedy. Mattis also likes to play with his family cats, he loves them very much. For many years Mattis family has hosted students and Mattis has also gone on short term exchange experiences before. He is looking forward to joining your family and learning more about your way of life.

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Julien (16)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, German
Siblings: An older brother and younger brother
Mother: Sales Manager
Father: Deceased
Religion: Catholic
FR008SH Y

Interests

Basketball Team, reading, watching movies, video games, playing guitar and bass guitar, skiing

Letter to my Host Family

Julien lives in the South of France with his mother, stepfather and 2 brothers. One brother is attending University and his younger brother is in elementary school. He enjoys spending time with this family at their weekend home in Italy. Julien is very active and enjoys skiing, basketball, and listening to American music. He is a big basketball fan and his favorite NBA team is the Lakers. He plays basketball 3 to 4 times per week and is very excited about the possibility to play while in the USA. Not only is Julien active but he enjoys reading and playing music. His favorite writer is Stephen King. He also plays guitar and bass in a rock band. He has been to various countries and plans to visit America in April to visit many states and state parks. Julien is exciting to be a part of your family and learn the culture and improve his English.

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Jaz (17)

male, NETHERLANDS

Languages: Dutch, English, French, German
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: Human Resources Manager (College)
Father: Sales Manager (music industry)
Religion: Not Involved
NL001HH Y

Interests

Member of the karate club, scouts, cooking, snowboarding, surfing, windsurfing, skiing, music, photography, spending time with friends

Letter to my Host Family

Jaz is a thoughtful young man, with a passion for nature & music. He currently attends a school that focuses on art education, where he is also taking extra music classes. He started by learning the violin, but then moved on to the bass guitar and piano. He enjoys being out in nature and taking pictures. He hopes that his American family has some nature nearby, for him to explore and practice his photography. When he's not busy at school, he works at a bookstore on the weekends. Jaz enjoys his job because he likes interacting with people and helping them find what they are looking for. He is looking forward to being part of your loving family and "is inspired to explore different parts of the world." (While he prefers not to eat meat, he states he is willing to eat it once or twice a week if it is necessary)

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Maddalena (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish
Siblings: Two older adult brothers
Mother: Italian Language Teacher
Father: Engineer
Religion: Protestant
IM015WH Y

Interests

Walking in nature by the sea, city or mountains, playing soccer, cooking pasta, sightseeing, Impressionism art, alternative and pop music, going to concerts, volunteering, drawing, reading novels by Jane Austin

Letter to my Host Family

Maddalena loves to read classcal novels such as Pride and Prejudice and other Jane Austin books. She also enjoys drawing her own pictures inspired by her love of art and classicial artists such as Monet and Van Gogh! Taking long walks in nature in the mountains or on a beach or even in the city are all fine for this girl who loves to explore! In the winter, she enjoys watching NBA basketball or visiting a museum. Holiday celebrations are something that Maddalena holds dear to her heart and she can't wait to experience an American Thanksgiving or Christmas. Perhaps she will make you one of her favorite dishes like lasagna, or, maybe she can teach you how to make it yourself! Her mother teaches Italian and Maddalena enjoys volunteering to help others learn Italian too. We know Maddalena will be a great to your family!

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Keno Malte (16)

male, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, French
Siblings: One younger brother
Mother: Business Economist
Father: Manager
Religion: Protestant
CB046HH Y

Interests

Science, tennis, playing in the theatre, spending time with friends, playing video games, dog training, board games, reading, riding a bike, watching soccer, playing soccer, listening to music

Letter to my Host Family

Keno's favorite school subjects are History, Chemistry, Physics, and Media. Although he is very academically smart he is a very people person. I love the way he describes his smallest family member is his 2 year old dog named "Filou". He loves Starwars, tennis and drama. He's played Peter Pan, Robin Hood, Rumpelstiltskin and Jack and the Beanstalk. You can see aside from serious studies he loves to entertain and live out his creativity and imagination.

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Konrad (17)

male, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, Latin
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: Homemaker
Father: Remedial Teacher
Religion: Not Involved
YF001HH Y

Interests

Singing, playing video games, playing the piano photography, astronomy, going to museums, drawing, singing, swimming, painting, reading, movies, walking, listening to music

Letter to my Host Family

Meet the Konrad the oldest of one younger sister. His favorite breakfast is either a bowl of cornflakes or an avocado toast. In his leisure time he loves to learn new things about the universe, photography, listening to music or swimming. Currently not in any sports but he has participated in rowing and dance. He is interested in learning American sports like baseball or football. He can't wait to join your family and be a part of the American culture!

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Selina Aylin (17)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, Spanish, Turkish
Siblings: Three younger sisters and one younger brother
Mother: Secretary
Father: Community Worker
Religion: Muslim - Inactive
CB051SH Y

Interests

Kickboxing, YouTube video creator, acting, reading, Greek Mythology, drawing, archery, dancing, swimming, playing guitar, volunteering at a nursing home

Letter to my Host Family

Selina is a adventurous CBYX scholarship student from Germany. She lives with her parents and younger sisters. Selina has a big extended family that she loves spending time with. Her hobbies include kickboxing, reading, acting and creating videos, and loves learning about Greek mythology. Selina hopes to be able to study broadcasting or film. She is also excited and curious about going to an America school. She knows it will be a great opportunity to learn new things and make new friends. Selina can not wait to be apart of your family.

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