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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Johannes (16)

male, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, French
Siblings: One adult sister
Mother: Civil Engineer
Father: Mechanical Engiineer
Religion: Not Involved
GE004WH Y

Interests

Indoor field-hockey, canoeing, cycling, camping, hiking, paddle boating, climbing, practicing Wushu or Chinese martial arts, cats, travel, sushi, video games, music, soccer, handball, table tennis

Letter to my Host Family

Johannes from Germany is sixteen years old and he goes by the name of JoJo! He lives with his parents who are both working professionals in a small city in Germany. Johannes values his family and has a strong connection with his older sister although she no longer lives at home. As a family they love to travel together and exploring countries in Europe and Asia. He also enjoys climbing, cycling, paddling, hiking, and skiing with his family and believes these interactions build trust and security. Jojo is a responsible teen who contributes to the household by completing chores like chopping wood, yard work laundry, helping out in the kitchen and take care of and feeding the cat. A sports fan he likes to play indoor field-hockey, soccer, handball, table tennis and practices Wushu – a form of Chinese martial arts; he is eager to explore more. He is a dedicated athlete and considers his teammates as a second family. As a friend, he is known as a good listener with a keen sense of humor. This is easy-going teen who enjoys eating sushi, playing computer video games and listening to music when spending time with his friends.

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Yitian (17)

female, CHINA

Languages: Chinese, English
Siblings: None
Mother: College Teacher
Father: Policeman
Religion: Not Involved
PC001EH Y

Interests

Dance club, singing, swimming, guitar, bamboo flute, piano, ukulele, reading, drawing - CK

Letter to my Host Family

Jennifer is a very well rounded young lady. She comes from a town where everyone is warm, loving and welcoming. Dance is a big part of her life. She also loves to swim. Jennifer has many incredible musical talents. Her latest is the ukelele, which she plans to bring this with her so she may play for her new host family. Another ability Jenifer has is Chinese cooking. Her mother has taught her to cook many different dishes and styles. She said, "I have the secret to tasty Chinese cuisine." She cannot wait to prepare a few meals for you. Jennifer said she does not mind helping around the home. She is looking forward to meeting new people exploring new places and getting to know her new American family.

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Francesco (16)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French, German
Siblings: One older sister
Mother: Business Owner
Father: Policeman
Religion: Not Involved
IT015HH Y

Interests

Soccer, swimming, gym, cycling, basketball, running, watching movies, reading, listening to music, video games, student prefers west region

Letter to my Host Family

If you're a family who loves soccer, Francesco would be a great host son to join your family! He is very athletic, loves to be physically fit and active. Aside from soccer he also loves basketball, swimming, cycling and running. Recently he enjoyed watching the NBA matches. To relax he enjoys watching movies; some of his favorite saga's are Star Wars, Fast and Furious and Rocky. His favorite school subject is English. He's looking forward to the American student experience and learning more about your family culture.

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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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