Elisa (16)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French
Siblings: None
Mother: Engineer
Father: Engineer
Religion: Catholic
IM031HH Y

Interests

Photography, swimming, walking, reading, cooking, math, history, law, medicine and engineering.

Letter to my Host Family

My name is Elisa and I am from a large city in beautiful southern Italy! I live with my parents, who are both engineers, and my dog Skye. I love to read and write and listen to all genres of music. Before covid, I swam and played volleyball, and hope to start again soon. I enjoy my schooling, and my favorite classes are math and history. I have always wanted to be an exchange student, as my aunt had a wonderful exchange experience when she was my age. I am grateful for this opportunity, and can’t wait to meet you!

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Vicky (15)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: One half-sister. Two half-brothers.
Mother: Consultant
Father: Teacher/Researcher
Religion: Catholic
FR014HH Y

Interests

Skiing, travel, music, TV series, fashion and design

Letter to my Host Family

My name is Vicky and I am living in a big city in the area of Ile de France and I like it. I love to be with my cat and I often listen to pop and rap music. I dislike reading! Regarding of sports, my passion is skiing. Apart from skiing I am not a sporty person. But I would like to experiment new sports like strength training. I also love to be by the ocean in summertime. My mum has always been a heavy world traveler and I enjoyed discovering NYC, Canada, and different countries in Europe. But when traveling I hate visiting museums and to walk a lot! When I am at home, I particularly enjoy watching famous Netflix shows. For my exchange year in the USA, my dream is to feel like one of yours, an American in your American family!

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Enrico (17)

male, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French
Siblings: One twin sister
Mother: Accountant
Father: Sales Director
Religion: Catholic
IM021HH Y

Interests

Sports, outdoors, film, hiking, traveling, snowboarding, cooking and music

Letter to my Host Family

I look forward to living this experience that will be unique and unforgettable. I am outgoing person and I love meeting new people. I like to exercise because it helps me blow of steam. I prefer to be outdoors.I am a sports guy. I enjoy playing basketball with my friends. I am passionate about rugby and hope I get to play in America. I love spending time with my family watching movies, hiking, and traveling. I enjoy cooking and can't wait to make you some traditional Italian dishes. I try to enjoy every moment of life, to live new experiences, and learn from everyone. I am excited for this new adventure.

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Jules (16)

male, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish, Chinese
Siblings: One older sister
Mother: Speech Pathologist
Father: General Manager
Religion: Catholic
FR010HH Y

Interests

Soccer, tennis, video games, ski, read, film, cook, read, nature and travel

Letter to my Host Family

Jules, who is in his 10th year of school in France is ready to enrich himself with this international exchange experience. He knows a year abroad will serve him well in his future endeavors. Like most young men, he enjoys the company of his friends. He believes himself to be very amicable with people and enjoys humor. He is responsible at home by helping with family chores. As an athlete, soccer playing is his favorite. In his downtime, he enjoys reading classic mysteries such as Sherlock Holmes. Drawing and taking pictures of nature is another way that he satisfies his interests.Get to know this likable young man by welcoming him into your home!

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Daniela (16)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, Basque, German
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: Land Registry Officer
Father: Engineer
Religion: Not Involved
ES020HH Y

Interests

Basketball, reading, painting, scouts, music, gym and volunteering

Letter to my Host Family

I first want to say thank you for giving me this life changing experience in your country. I am sure we will have a great time together. On the weekends, I love spending time with my family going to the mountains and swimming pool. I love to play basketball, listen to music, painting, and hanging out with my friends. I volunteer at a community center, where I teach little kids to read. I am not sure what I want to be, but I think I want to do engineering and architecture. I enjoy building things and drawing, so I think it would be a good fit. I love to travel with my family. I am really excited about traveling to the USA. I am sure we will have a great time and I am excited to meet you.

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Natalia (15)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, German
Siblings: Two older sisters
Mother: Kitchen Assistant
Father: Employed
Religion: Christian
ES017HH Y

Interests

Figure skating, athletics, fashion, TV series and watching sunsets

Letter to my Host Family

My life is totally based on artistic skating, I train five days a week. I have been doing it since I was 8 years old. I like it because it is like living in a dream on wheels and it is very rewarding when you get what you want. I also love sunsets, I think they transmit tranquility and relax me a lot, I have like a thousand photos of sunsets. In the future, I want to be a psychologist because I think what I like the most is helping people.

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Carlos (15)

male, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, French, English
Siblings: One older brother and one older sister
Mother: Business
Father: Lawyer
Religion: Catholic
ES029HH Y

Interests

Gym, music, swimming, drawing, athletics, cinema and beach volleyball

Letter to my Host Family

I am really outgoing, I always try to make new friends, I´m also very hard-working, that´s the reason why I constantly try to get the best of myself, I am very persistent. My hobbies are drawing, hanging out with my friends and also watching movies. I like going to the gym but I used to do other sports like paddle tennis and swimming. I´m such a big fan of swimming, it´s one of my favorite sports because you have fun and you exercise your whole body. JM

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Mia (16)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, French
Siblings: One younger brother.
Mother: Designer
Father: Engineer
Religion: Evangelical
GE020HH Y

Interests

Dance, tennis, art, drawing, sketching, fitness, documentaries, design and site seeing.

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Mia! Mia comes from a city in Germany. She is a 10th grader who has a younger brother. Mia loves animals and visiting her Grandparent’s farm where her dog Calle lives. Mia loves to dance and play tennis with her father. Her mom, a designer, has taught Mia how to sketch and they love to work on projects together. Mia also loves to dance and spend time with her friends. Mia is very excited to learn more about the world and learn new things. She is excited to come to the US to “enjoy spontaneous opportunities as they can turn out to be the best ones!” Mia is excited to have new experiences and make new friends!

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Eva (17)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German
Siblings: One younger brother. One younger sister.
Mother: Psychotherapist
Father: Psychotherapist
Religion: Not Involved
GE012HH Y

Interests

Dancing, nutrition, sports, esp. Kung-Fu, biking, jogging and swimming, environmental issues, reading fantasy novels, playing the piano, baking cakes, playing board games and knitting.

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Eva, a 15-year-old from Germany. She has a younger brother and sister. Along with their parents, they love to travel. They have explored Europe with a ski stop in Austria. Eva has a dog Tiffy and a cat Leila. She also has an old stubborn rabbit who tends to bite!! Eva loves school and studies many subjects including English and Russian. She loves sports and holds an orange belt in Kung-Fu. She also loves playing piano especially Debussey and Chopin. She is very interested in helping the environment and attends Friday for Future gatherings each week. She enjoys healthy eating and studies nutrition. She is anxious to come to the United States to learn more about the culture and make new friends and memories.

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Viktorie (15)

female, CZECH REPUBLIC

Languages: Czech, English, French, German
Siblings: One younger brother.
Mother: President of District Court
Father: Coach
Religion: Not Involved
CZ013WH Y

Interests

Judo, gym, dance, foreign languages, aerobics, traveling and history.

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Viki, who comes from a small town in the Czech Republic. Viki is 15 years old and come from a very large extended family. Viki loves to travel and learn new languages. She loves sports especially dance and Judo. School is very important to her, and she is excited for the opportunity to come to the United States to learn about its culture and language.

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