Nicolas (15)

male, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, German
Siblings: One older brother and one older sister.
Mother: Director
Father: Consultant
Religion: Catholic
ES006HH Y

Interests

Soccer, skiing, cooking, bike riding, calisthenics, running, economics, and computer science.

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Nicolas from Spain. He is the youngest of three siblings. Biology and Physical Education are his favorite subjects. He speaks Spanish, English, and German, He loves all types of animals, dogs, cats, lizards, and hamsters. Nicolas loves being active and enjoys skiing, playing soccer (and watching TV), running, and working out at the gym. Cooking is a hobby of his and he loves all cuisines, Italian, Chinese and American! In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies and computers. Nicolas is excited to experience a new culture and meet new friends. He is very excited to study in America. He is looking forward to a lifelong friendship!

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Chiara (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Italian
Siblings: One younger brother.
Mother: Hypnotherapist
Father: Director
Religion: Catholic
FR009HH Y

Interests

Judo, flute, harp, drawing, surfing, golfing, SGR, and cooking.

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Chiara from France. Her family consists of her mom, dad, and brother, and can't forget their two cats. Chiara feels lucky to have her pets in her life. Some of the things she really enjoys are judo, boxing, SGR, drawing, reading, and baking. Her favorite subjects in school are chemics, history, and math. Chiara has a love for language arts as she speaks Italian as well. She is excited to meet you and discover a new way of life in the US. Chiara dreams of going to university and working in an international environment and she believes studying abroad is the perfect opportunity to help her achieve her goals. She cannot wait to become part of your family and teach you about her culture.

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Ginevra (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: One younger brother.
Mother: Dental Assistant
Father: Business Owner
Religion: Not Involved
IM002HH Y

Interests

Film, swimming, reading, law, medicine, and kick boxing.

Letter to my Host Family

Ginevra (Ginny) is coming from a small village in the Northeast of Italy. She lives with her mom, stepfather, younger brother, and the family dog. Ginny describes herself as sensitive, loyal, honest, and a good listener. Ginevra is very determined and will do whatever it takes to accomplish her goals. Some of the activities Ginny enjoys are kickboxing, karate, swimming, hip-hop, music, and Formula One racing! She has recently discovered cooking and loves making pasta and sweets. Since she was younger, she has wanted to come to the US and attend an American High School. She is ready to face this challenge and will see you soon!

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Hannah (16)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish
Siblings: One younger sister.
Mother: Nurse
Father: Engineer
Religion: Not Involved
GE001HH Y

Interests

Dancing, piano, painting, skiing, gardening, swimming, cheerleading, cooking, drawing, animals, and gymnastics.

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Hannah. She is from a small village in Germany. Hanna describes herself as the type of person who is very thankful for everything and believes nothing in life should be taken for granted. She is also an ambitious person and is always open to new things and she believes these character traits could be very helpful during her exchange year. Her friends describe her as a helpful and happy person. Hannah believes you should see the best in all situations. Hannah is a loving and caring person and loves cuddling with animals. Her favorite subjects are English, PE, and history. Her hobbies include gardening, swimming, riding her bike, dancing, and playing the piano. During her time in the program, she would like to learn more about American history and join the cheer team. Hannah also loves baking with her family and would love to cook for her host family. Winter is her favorite season because Christmas is her favorite holiday, but she is also interested in learning more about Thanksgiving in America. Hannah is most excited about the unique opportunity to develop her personality and to make new friends for life in the USA. She chose the USA because of its diversity and many facets. She is also interested in how the school system works in the USA and how different the subjects are compared to German schools. It has always been her dream to go abroad one day, and she could not be more excited!

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Martina (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German
Siblings: None
Mother: Assistant
Father: Laborer
Religion: Catholic
IM009HH S

Interests

Synchronizes swimming, horse riding, skiing, cooking, and photography.

Letter to my Host Family

Meet friendly, sociable, and determined Martina! Martina is a semester student who is an enthusiastic photographer. Taking photos of the sunsets and sunrises is the best moment of the day for Martina, and she feels that it gives her good vibes. Another passion of Martina’s is cooking, especially with her grandmother. Her specialties include desserts and cakes. While not a huge television watcher Martina does enjoy watching the series Vampire Diaries. A hobby that Martina has recently discovered she enjoys is horseback riding which she does twice a week. Martina is excited about this opportunity to experience an American high school.

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Helene (18)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Two older sisters. One older brother.
Mother: Engineer
Father: Engineer
Religion: Not Involved
FR013HH Y

Interests

Twirling baton, cooking, volunteering, skiing, soaring, dancing, gymnastics, cooking, and sewing.

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Helene, a multi-lingual student from France. She not only speaks English, French and Spanish but also enjoys a wide variety of activities including cooking, gymnastics, volunteering, sewing, skiing, dancing, and twirling baton. She is the youngest in a family of six. An interesting note: she is a turtle lover as she has two pets and enjoys watching them in their rock and sand aquarium. Reading is a passion of Helene's, whether it be a book of fantasy, thriller, or romance novel. What teenage girl does not love to shop? Helene loves to shop. Math and science are her favorite school subjects, as one day she would like to study engineering. Helene would love to learn more about American culture. She would love to learn about your traditions and try new activities. Helene is excited to share, learn and discover with your family in this life-changing adventure!

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Lena (18)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, German, Italian
Siblings: One younger brother.
Mother: Nursing Assistant
Father: Engineer
Religion: Not Involved
FR017HH Y

Interests

Horseback riding, quad riding, cooking, literature, drawing, pyschology, and anime.

Letter to my Host Family

Lena is coming from a small village in the countryside of France. She lives with her father, mother, younger brother, and the family dog, Ozzy. She likes to go bike riding around her town with her brother. Every year she goes to a theme park with her family. With her friends, Lena likes to go walking in the park near their school, as well as go shopping. Lena loves horses and has been riding and competing for 10 years. Lena also has a passion for cooking, especially French pastries and is happy to bake for her host family to share the French specialties. In school, Lena likes Biology and languages, specifically English and Italian. Lena is ready to be immersed in American culture, sharpen her English skills, step outside of her comfort zone, and meet new friends. She is eager to give “200%” to this exchange and to share her French culture, cuisine, and traditions with you!

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Irene (15)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, Dutch, French
Siblings: One older brother. One younger sister.
Mother: Teacher
Father: Financial Advisor
Religion: Not Involved
ES002HH Y

Interests

Ballet, dancing, skiing, hiking, swimming, roller skating, tennis, gymnastics, sightseeing, and pyschology.

Letter to my Host Family

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Caterina (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish
Siblings: None
Mother: Housemaker
Father: Manager
Religion: Christian
IM006HH S

Interests

Cooking, tennis, aerial dance, board games, animals, and foreign languages.

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Caterina from Northern Italy. At the first, she may seem a bit reserved but as soon as she knows someone, she is friendly, outgoing, and easygoing. She lives with her father, a sales account manager, and her mother, a stay-at-home mom. She does not have any siblings, but she does have two cats that they love. Their names are Theo and Minù. Her family and friends describe her as responsible, independent, organized and tidy. Caterina attends a linguistic high school, where she studies English, French, and Spanish. She likes foreign languages and likes to learn about different cultures. She enjoys cooking and can't wait to make a whole dinner for your family. She plays Tennis and Ping Pong paddle tennis. She fell in love with Tennis at age 7 and travels for the tennis club a lot. Recently Caterina has fallen in love with the areal dance with ribbons. To her, it's a true art form and requires strength that she never knew she had. Caterina can't wait to have a loving host family with pets and create a strong relationship with them.

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Tim (15)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: One older sister. One younger brother.
Mother: Doctor
Father: Doctor
Religion: Not Involved
FR005HH Y

Interests

Gymnastics, mountain biking, fishing, snowboarding, surfing, climbing, cooking, hiking, and diving.

Letter to my Host Family

Tim is a young man from the South of France. He has dual citizenship with his father being French and his mom being half-German and half-Thai. Tim has many hobbies that include climbing, hiking, diving, fishing, mountain biking, snowboarding, surfing, and gymnastics. His favorites are fishing and gymnastics. He competes in gymnastics and does about twenty hours a week. Tim admits that the USA has been a dream of his for a long time, a country where everything is possible. The US has a reputation for excellence in sports, medicine, innovation, and technology. Tim aspired to become a sports doctor. He cannot wait to share his culture with his family! His good mood and enthusiasm will help him integrate into your family with no problem.

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