Octave (15)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Two older brother and one older sister
Mother: Beeder
Father: Chief Executive Officer
Religion: Catholic
FR002EH Y

Interests

Theater club, traveling, movies, cooking especially pastry, fencing, horse riding, playing video games, I like creating wooden objects, I love doing sports at school.

Letter to my Host Family

Being outdoors and in nature is something Octave enjoys, as he lives near the forest. Does your family have a lot of pets? No problem, Octave lives in a home with cats, fish, dogs, and turtles, and is responsible for taking care of all of them. Octave also says that he is an adaptable person as he is used to being an only child as his siblings are all out of the home, but during the holidays when his sibling comes home, he gets to experience a large family setting. Although he is new to the theater world Octave enjoys being on stage and has a passion for the cinema. Octave says, “I want to be an exchange student to open my mind to the world & another culture.”

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Julia (16)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, French
Siblings: Older brother and younger brother
Mother: Hospital Worker
Father: Mayor
Religion: Lutheran
GM003SS Y

Interests

Horseback riding, Track Club, soccer, cooking, watching movies, member of the youth fire department, loves her dog and watersking.

Letter to my Host Family

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Maxence (16)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: A younger brother and sister.
Mother: Nurse
Father: Entrepreneur
Religion: Catholic
FR001SS Y

Interests

Tennis Club, kickboxing, badminton, ping-pong, basketball, action films, music, video games, the beach, swimming, scuba diving, referring & volunteering at tennis matches

Letter to my Host Family

Maxence describes himself as athletic and one who enjoys competition. He has been playing tennis since the age of four, he practices everyday, competes in tournaments and has even become a chair umpire. In the past year he has started kickboxing and hopes to start competing in the future. Maxence also likes to play badminton, handball, basketball, and ping pong with his friends. He enjoys spending time with his family, whether it is helping his younger siblings with homework or playing board games together. He Is very excited to discover America, to share an American family’s way of life, and meet new people. Maxmence looks forward to meeting you and sharing many exciting moments together!

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Marie (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, German
Siblings: Older brother
Mother: Engineer
Father: Engineer
Religion: Not Involved
FR003EW Y

Interests

I am a member of film production and film viewing club, badminton club, I am a photographer, I love writing a poem and short stores, reading, climbing, basketball, hiking

Letter to my Host Family

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Linus (15)

male, GERMANY

Languages: English, Spanish, German
Siblings: None
Mother: Business administration
Father: Engineer
Religion: Protestant
GM004EE Y

Interests

Golf club, handball, math, science, psychology, politics, skiing, swimming - SC

Letter to my Host Family

Athletic and intelligent are just a few ways to describe Linus. Linus was born in the United States whilst his German father was on a job transfer. Linus' adventurous nature has taken him with his family to various parts of the world since birth and now he's looking forward to spending an academic year in America, the country where he was born. Sports has always been a very important part of Linus' life! He enjoys activities such as skiing, soccer, swimming, handball, just to name a few! He recently picked up golf this summer. As with most typical teens, Linus enjoys online gaming and computing, so much so, he built his own computer! Linus is looking forward to staying with a host family that is just as eager to share in their customs and cultures as he is to learn about them. Linus is looking forward to sharing his next life adventure with you and your family.

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Finnja (15)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, Latin
Siblings: Older sister
Mother: Physical Therapist
Father: Navy Commander
Religion: Not Involved
GE001EE S

Interests

School mediator club, school magazine club, music, moves, watching anime, shopping, dancing, acting - WO

Letter to my Host Family

I am very grateful and excited about having a chance to live in the USA for half of a year! I can hardly wait to make new friends and experience everyday life in an American family! In my home country, after school, I attend an activity that teaches you how to become a mediator. This is means when there is a problem between students, i can help them solve their problems so they can get along again. When I graduate high school, I want to go to college to become an elementary teacher. I love children and right now I have been babysitting two little boys for the last 3 years. I find traveling very fascinating and learning about many cultures. Thank you for considering being my host family.

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Annemari (16)

female, FINLAND

Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish, Spanish
Siblings: Two older sisters
Mother: Financial and development Director
Father: Leading Vocational Coach
Religion: Not Involved
SF002EE Y

Interests

Tennis club, I play tennis twice a week, gym, piano, music, movies, swimming - CK

Letter to my Host Family

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Adele (18)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, German
Siblings: Two older sisters
Mother: Bank Assistant
Father: Business Owner
Religion: Not Involved
FR002SS Y

Interests

Music Club, taking care of animals, outdoors, gardening, agriculture, circus arts (juggling & trapeze), climbing, painting, playing ukulele & piano, internship on a goat farm & poultry farm

Letter to my Host Family

Being outside in gardens with plants and animals is one of Adele's favorite things! She attends a school that revolves around agriculture. French, agricultural machinery, and history are her favorite subjects. She is a very interesting young lady with a LOVE for animals. So much so that she has done an internship on a goat farm and a poultry farm. Adele also loves taking part in different clubs at school. This year, it is climbing club and music club. Both of her older sisters did exchange years and Adele wants to have the same enriching and special experience. Adele wants to improve her English and discover the American lifestyle. She knows that it will be difficult in the beginning but is really motivated to learn, to speak English and be part of something new. She can't wait to be an active member of your family!

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Yu Cheng (15)

male, TAIWAN

Languages: Taiwanese, English
Siblings: None
Mother: Semi-Conductor Engineer
Father: Civil Engineer
Religion: Not Involved
TW002EW Y

Interests

Basketball club, baseball, table tennis, fitness, piano, physiotherapy, making music with garage band app, helping kids, and animals - CK

Letter to my Host Family

I am a boy with a sunny personality who loves kids (even though I am an only child) and animals. My parents are both engineers, but I hope to become a physical therapist. I am looking forward to this exchange. I am very open-minded. I think being an exchange student will help broaden my view of the world. I am looking forward to you sharing the American culture with me. I play basketball and baseball and I am excited at the chance to play other sports. My family and I are outdoor people. We camp, hike and bike. I also love to play the piano and sing. I am easy going, like to have fun and meet new people. I am excited to share my culture with you and the community.

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Chiara (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French
Siblings: None
Mother: Secretary
Father: Business Man
Religion: Christian
IM001ES Y

Interests

I love drawing, reading watching movies, I am really involved in the History of Art and Cinematography, GYM, I like to try a new sport like soccer, taking a long walk with my dog, I like small and big animals of any kind. - AS

Letter to my Host Family

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Zoe (17)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, German
Siblings: Younger brother
Mother: Director
Father: University Professor
Religion: Not Involved
FR001EE Y

Interests

Handball club, sport is very important for me, I like middle distance races and team sports. I am very interested in current affairs, I read the news. Reading books is one of my favorite hobbies. - EM

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