Daniel (18)

male, BELGIUM

Languages: French, English, Portuguese
Siblings: 1 Older Brother, 1 Older Sister
Mother: Physician
Father: Mathematician
Religion: Not Involved
BE004MH S

Interests

Theater, tennis, playing games, movies, camping, writing, singing, cooking, sightseeing, computers, sailing, playing guitar and ukulele, playing video games - AS

Letter to my Host Family

Daniel's family is Brazilian, but they live in Belgium. He has an older brother and sister who no longer live at home, but he still has a close connection with them. He has been a scout since he was six and feels it has helped to make him more mature and independent. He loves music and sings and plays the guitar almost daily. He is also in the choir of the Brussels Opera and loves participating in his school-organized concerts. In his downtime, he likes to play video games with friends and watches videos on high tech and hardware. Daniel loves discovering new people and cultures and looks forward to meeting you.

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Onolt (16)

male, MONGOLIA

Languages: Mongolian, Russian
Siblings: two sisters, one brother
Mother: Accountant
Father: Economist
Religion: Buddism
CI138EH Y

Interests

Taekwondo, basketball, piano, volleyball, bicycling, dogs

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Onolt, a fantastic scholarship winner! Onolt comes from a family of four. His mother taught him how to cook, and it is something he truly enjoys! He is a reliable, open, and respectful teenager. He likes sports, especially taekwondo - and even has a black belt! He's a dog lover. He's studying in a high school specialized in physics and mathematics, and has a special interest in engineering and technology. He's always been fascinated by how things work. Onolt is now considering pursuing a career in aerospace engineering! He's really looking forward to meeting you and wants to thank you for allowing him to live this experience in the US!

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Irene (15)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, French
Siblings: 1 Younger Brother
Mother: University Teacher
Father: High School Teacher
Religion: Christian
ES029MH Y

Interests

Paddle, tennis, gymnastics, reading, meeting with friends to have dinner or just hang out, playing the piano, drawing, being with family, reading, singing, dancing, sports, volleyball, would love to be a cheerleader - TG

Letter to my Host Family

Irene's biggest dream is to go to the United States. She considers herself a shy girl, but when she starts getting confident, she is very outgoing. She is close to her family, her brother is her best friend. She likes to play games, going for walks, cinema. She loves to paddle, and play tennis. She likes volleyball but did not get to play this year due to coronavirus. She would also like to be a cheerleader. She does play piano from time to time. In the future, she wants to be a teacher because she loves children. She is also willing to help with household responsibilities, and she will make my best to get along well with you and have a great year together.

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Alban (16)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: 1 Younger Brother, 1 Younger Sister
Mother: Planification Manager
Father: Agency Manager
Religion: Christian
FR022MH Y

Interests

Soccer, being with friends, catching up on the music, news, space discoveries - AS

Letter to my Host Family

Alban is very close with his family. They enjoy playing board games and cards when they are together. He likes to watch Netflix with his mom, plays soccer with his brother and his Dad never misses their matches and he spends time regularly with his sister. His favorite sport is soccer, he trains twice a week and has matches every Saturday. He like his team because of the atmosphere when they are all together. In his free time, he likes to play videogames and listen to music. In the future he is looking to go to business school or to become a pilot. "During this year abroad, I think that I will meet lovely people in my family and at school and discover a part of the country."

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Matin (17)

male, TAJIKISTAN

Languages: Russian, English, Tajik
Siblings: None
Mother: not provided
Father: not provided
Religion: Muslim - Inactive
CI148EH Y

Interests

Watching movies, reading, listening to music, playing basketball, football, volunteering-TW

Letter to my Host Family

I live with my mother and grandmother. We live in the countryside, supporting each other in everything. We go out into nature for walks, go to the cinema, and walk around the city. In our house, everyone has their own responsibilities. My responsibilities include: cleaning the house, taking out the garbage, as our bathroom is outside the house I have to heat it up in winter. I'm also care for the dog and go for groceries. My interests include: collecting and watching various films with the participation of my favorite actors, love spending time with my family and friends, playing basketball, listening to music, spending time at the computer. My friends and I play basketball, computer games, discuss the latest news happening in our life, etc. I would like to learn about you, your culture, people, traditions, history and be a part of your family. In return I am going to tell you about the life, culture and customs of my people and country. Your host son, Martin

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Ittiwat (16)

male, THAILAND

Languages: Thai, Chinese
Siblings: older brother, younger sister
Mother: business leader
Father: business leader
Religion: Buddism
TH007EH Y

Interests

Football, music, soccer, basketball- CR

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Nai! Nai lives in Thailand with a big family with whom he has a wonderful relationship and they spend a lot of time together. Nai enjoys playing soccer and watching it! His favorite teams are: Liverpool, Manchester United, and PSG. Nai loves food! He has plans to make his host family Tom Yum Kung (Thai hot and sour shrimp soup). “This soup is the most popular in Thailand”. Nai cannot wait to meet his new host family and is already very thankful for the role they will play in helping him experience the U.S way of life. “I am waiting for the first time in my life, I can see and touch snow.” Read Nai’s host family letter to learn more about him and apply to host Nai today!

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Raphael (16)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Sister in high school
Mother: Pharmacist
Father: CEO
Religion: Not Involved
FR007EH Y

Interests

Soccer club, free ride scooter, I like to see car racing, concerts, skiing- DS

Letter to my Host Family

Raphael loves American Football! He participates in American Football matches and belongs to the Le Mans American football club. He lives with his parents, sister and two cats. He is a world traveler and has visited many countries with his family including Indonesia, Mexico, Spain and Canada. He has also traveled alone to the UK and London. He has many hobbies including skiing and enjoys planning activities with his friends such as sailing, mountain biking and playing escape games. Raphael would like to become an exchange student to experience the country and learn about American culture. He also hopes to improve his English language while becoming a part of your family.

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Arina (15)

female, KAZAKHSTAN

Languages: Russian, Kazakh, English
Siblings: 1 Younger Sister, 1 Younger Brother
Mother: None Listed
Father: None Listed
Religion: Not Involved
CI142MH Y

Interests

Walking, picnics, movies, cooking, volunteering, creating new projects, playing piano, editor of the school newspaper - TW

Letter to my Host Family

Arina loves spending time with her family. At home she enjoys spending time with her younger siblings and cousins, she believes that have such bright young minds. Every Friday night they make a family dinner together (even though Arina does not think she is very good at cooking.) Arina helps at home by taking care of her dog, Bella, she walks, feeds, and trains her. At school Arina is the editor of her school newspaper and is responsible for helping organizing school events, she loves this because it helps her be more creative! Arina is hoping that she will have the opportunity to be a part of some community events where she can help organize and create new things while in the U.S.

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Sofiya (15)

female, UKRAINE

Languages: Ukrainian, English, German
Siblings:
Mother: English teacher
Father: lawyer
Religion: Christian Orthodox
CI151EH Y

Interests

Volleyball, swimming, singing, dancing, theatre- DG

Letter to my Host Family

I am Sophia, but I prefer Sonya more! I am 15 years old, easy-going, communicative and generous. I am the oldest of three siblings. My hobbies are music, especially singing. I have finished a vocal and dance studio which I attended for 8 years. I adore theater plays and different events that happen on the stage. Every winter we spend several days in the mountains together skiing. In the summer I like to walk a lot, bicycle and swim. I like spending time with older people especially my granny. She tells me stories from her youth or gives me wise advice. I thank you for reading my letter and I hope to make your life a little happier!

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Simon (17)

male, BELGIUM

Languages: French, English
Siblings: Three younger sisters
Mother: Employee
Father: IT Engineer
Religion: Christian
BE001WH Y

Interests

Theatre, computers, cooking, hockey, drawing, singing, skiing, volleyball, writing, poetry, anime, video games, anime

Letter to my Host Family

Hi future host family! My name is Simon, and I am one of the very first students from Belgium to come to the United States through ASSE. I am very excited to be given this opportunity! I have been learning English since I was 7 years old in hopes of having a chance to connect with people like you. I have a close relationship with my family and hope to have the same closeness with you! I am a very engaged student and really enjoy math and science. I am excited to learn new things, meet new people and building lasting relationships by sharing our cultures together. Thank you, Simon

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