Capucine (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: English, Spanish, French
Siblings: Two siblings
Mother: Marketing Director
Father: Real Estate Manager
Religion: Catholic
FR035WH Y

Interests

Horseback riding, traveling, surfing, animals

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Capucine from France! She’s a lover of nature and animals. At home she has two dogs that she enjoys taking for walks and a horse. For the past ten years Capucine has been riding horses and feels that she is a horse enthusiast! Capucine enjoys staying active and helping people, she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty and spends time in the garden with her dad whenever she can. Thanks to the influence of her grandfather, she feels he has helped mold her strong character and values. Going abroad for a year will be a dream come true for Capucine. She feels it will bring maturity to her life and a new outlook for her future. Be the family to make a dream come true when you apply to host Capucine!

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Clemence (17)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: One younger brother
Mother: Employee
Father: Truck Driver
Religion: Not Involved
FR006HH Y

Interests

Videography, cosmetics, photography, cats, history, English

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Clemence from France! She has one younger brother and lives with him, her parents, and 2 cats. Clemence has a good sense of humor and loves to laugh and smile. Clemence has many interests. She loves the beach and sunsets. She lives close to the beach and will go for walks to capture the sunset with photos. She also loves playing video games with her brother, and even with her parents. Additionally, she loves music and the cinema. Her favorite genre is K-pop, but she also likes to listen to American pop and French songs. Her favorite movies are the Spider Man ones. Having 2 of her own, Clemence really likes cats. She likes children too. So, if you have cats and/or children, Clemence is your girl! Clemence is so excited about her exchange year and meeting you!

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Sadia (15)

female, THAILAND

Languages: Thai, English
Siblings: One younger brother, two older brothers, one older sister
Mother: Business owner
Father: Government Officer
Religion: Muslim
TH005WH Y

Interests

Board games, music, horror movies, amusement parks, math, and science

Letter to my Host Family

Please say hello to Zen, a girl from Thailand who describes herself as a friendly girl. She enjoys reading novels and comics, and says she really loves listening to all kinds of music. She loves sports, especially basketball and volleyball. She loves spending time with her family playing board games and horror movies. She feels especially close to her little brother; her family includes 3 boys and 2 girls, and she grew up with her little brother. She says that she excels at Math and Science. She says she enjoys spending time with her friends, but that spending time with her family is more important to her.

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Pin Hsuan (15)

female, TAIWAN

Languages: Taiwanese, English
Siblings: No siblings
Mother: Judge
Father: Business
Religion: Not Involved
TW003HH Y

Interests

Music, badminton, painting, design, table tennis

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Eillen, an only child from Taiwan. Eillen has been involved in many artistic pursuits such as performing at the National Concert Hall, winning the National Art Competition, and performing French horn at the Vienna Music Festival. She thinks music clubs are important but wants to try many new things during her exchange year. She wants to join a school club or sports team in the U.S. and explore some of her interests. She is excited to have the opportunity to join your family, to interact and connect with everyone, and to build deep connections together. Whether it's the daily routines of going to and from school, sharing household chores or participating in various family activities.

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Ginevra (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish
Siblings: One older brother
Mother: Trader
Father: Trader
Religion: Catholic
IM016HH Y

Interests

Cooking, make-up, music, animals, movies

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Ginevra, a 16-year-old Italian girl who is attending a school focused on Administration, Marketing, and Finance. This year, she is working on two academic years of subjects at the same time; she is studying Italian, Math, English Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Business Economics, Chemistry, and History! She describes herself as quite social and adaptable. She says that she has a passion for cooking, and that she really loves sushi. She also enjoys shopping and doing her nails. She looks forward to the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, with her host family. Please read her letter to her host family to see if she is just the student for you!

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Haoran (16)

male, CHINA

Languages: Chinese, English
Siblings: One younger brother
Mother: Office Director
Father: Lawyer
Religion: Not Involved
PK001HH Y

Interests

Football, table tennis, badminton, basketball, ping pong, track, music

Letter to my Host Family

Meet easy going and friendly Haoran from China. His favorite activity is playing basketball. From basketball he has learned from his failures and making progress, he enjoys being able to fight for a victory as this makes him very happy. Outside of sports Haoran enjoys music. He plays the erhu, learning to play the erhu has made him more confident and improved his musical skills. In his spare time with his family, they enjoy exercising and playing board games. Haoran is a studious young man, who is not only interested in China’s traditional culture but also foreign cultures. Haoran believes America has an amazing history, and he cannot wait to learn more about it this upcoming year as an exchange student.

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Lourenco (17)

male, PORTUGAL

Languages: Portuguese, English, French
Siblings: Two younger sisters, one older brother
Mother: Teacher
Father: Engineer
Religion: Catholic
PO001HH Y

Interests

Soccer, boxing, tennis, traveling, working out, surfing, and learning new things.

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Lourenco, a 17-year-old who lives with his parents, brother, and two sisters. He values his strong bond with his family and describes himself as friendly, helpful, and enjoys bringing laughter to others. Lourenco sees himself as intelligent and thrives on exploring new challenges and experiences. Passionate about sports like boxing, surfing, gym workouts, padel, and tennis, he also enjoys watching soccer. His aspirations include improving his English, expanding his social circle, and trying new activities in school to broaden his horizons. Lourenco is enthusiastic about sharing his culture and embracing the American way of life.

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Phyllis (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: German, English, French
Siblings: NA
Mother: Nurse
Father:
Religion: Catholic
FR038WH Y

Interests

Climbing club, laser tag, nature, bowling, cinema, traveling, swimming, judo, sports

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Phyllis from northern France! Phyllis says that for years it’s been a dream of hers to come to the US. She is excited to learn about the food, traditions, activities, and life in general in the US. She is an only child and lives with her mother. She’s always dreamed of having siblings, but that wasn’t to be. She loves spending holidays with her cousins, but most especially with her 1-year-old cousin. Phyllis loves shopping, sports, and going to the cinema. Phyllis is passionate about sports, both spectating and participating. She has participated in many sports, but her favorites are climbing, football (soccer), and tennis. She’s very excited to watch American football! Although playing and watching sports is her passion, she also likes to play laser tag, going to amusement parks, visiting new cities, and shopping, and would like to share those activities with you.

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Hannah (16)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, English
Siblings: One older brother, one younger brother
Mother: Nurse
Father: Chemist
Religion: Catholic
GE013EH S

Interests

Piano, handball, reading, traveling, technology

Letter to my Host Family

Looking for a student that loves technology and cars? Hannah is the student for you! Hannah has an interest in technology, namely automotive engineering. She has built a small racing car out of two wooden boards, an engine and a metal rod. Currently she is working on a project controlling and programming small vehicles. In addition to technology Hannah has a love for animals. Her family pets include a dog, turtle, fish, rabbits and guinea pigs. Hannah also enjoys being active. She plays on a competitive handball team, and she especially loves her dog who goes on runs with her. Hannah is ready to dive into American culture and thanks your family in advance for welcoming her!

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Celia (16)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, French
Siblings: One older brother
Mother: State Official
Father: State Official
Religion: Not Involved
SP010HH Y

Interests

Dancing, festivals, video games, formula 1, volleyball, swimming

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Celia, a winner of a prestigious scholarship in Spain. This bubbly girl has a variety of interests that will be a great match for any family. Her favorite pastime is her dance group that she is a part of. Apart from dancing she enjoys playing video games with her brother, volleyball, and has recently become interested in Formula 1 racing. Celia is excited to share her Spanish culture, gastronomy and family traditions with you!

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