Francesca (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English
Siblings: One older brother
Mother: Shop Assistant
Father: Driver
Religion: Christian
IT037HH Y

Interests

Dancing, swimming, cooking, volleyball, athletics, gym, spending time with friends, volunteering

Letter to my Host Family

Meet Francesca! Francesca sometimes goes by Francy and describes herself as Friendly, funny, and lively. She likes the heat of a hot summer day and likes to swim in the sea. She loves animals and has 3 dogs at home who she loves. Her dream dog would be a furry little Pomeranian. Francy enjoys math and psychology but she isn’t sure what she would like to do when she grows up. Francesca enjoys movies that have important lessons for living better and being more positive like the movie Wonder. She has always dreamed of having a younger sister and enjoys spending time with children. Her parents have always encouraged her to do her best at everything she tries and she wants to say “Thanks so much for this fantastic experience if you want to offer me, I hope to spend many beautiful moments in your company. I can’t wait to meet you in person.”

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Phakkhamon (16)

female, THAILAND

Languages: Thai, English, Chinese
Siblings: One older sister and one younger brother
Mother: Businesswomen
Father: Businessman
Religion: Buddism
TH007HH Y

Interests

Cooking, photography, singing, basketball, watching movies, listening to music

Letter to my Host Family

Namfon or Rainny describes herself as easy going, cheerful, patient, and responsible. Rainny says being raised in a loving family is what has influenced her character. Rainny enjoys outdoor activities with her family and playing basketball as she feels being active is good for your health. Rainny wants to be an exchange student to gain confidence and experience a new lifestyle and culture. Her top three favorite movies are Pirates of the Caribbean, Titanic, and Transformers. Rainny wants you to know that she is not a picky eater and would love to cook you some Thai food so you can experience what real Asian food taste like. Rainny can’t wait to meet you!

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Sofiya (16)

female, UKRAINE

Languages: Russian, Ukrainian, English, French, Polish
Siblings: N/A
Mother: Not listed
Father: Not listed
Religion: Not Involved
CI057HH Y

Interests

Sports, volleyball, School Presidency, snowboarding, video games, badminton, board games, walking, reading, watching Netflix, spending time with friends,

Letter to my Host Family

"Sonya" is an only child who is close to her parents and also very sociable. She has lots of friends through school. She enjoys any kind of game - board games or badminton or trivia - as she describes herself as very competitive. Her favorite sport is volleyball but she can only play it when the weather is warm outside. She loves her pets and has to care for them - she lost her dog last year but she still has a parrot to care for. She is not sure about her career right now - she is interested in ecology and therefore she is thinking Environmental Law. Though she is not sure how, she knows she wants to help people through whatever profession she chooses. Thats a pretty good career goal!

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Arianna (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish
Siblings: Sister in middle school and younger brother
Mother: Veterinary
Father: Business Owner
Religion: Not Involved
IM004EH Y

Interests

Volleyball club, watching movies, music, running, watching sports, cooking (Student prefers East region)

Letter to my Host Family

Arianna is a lovely young lady who as a passion to learn about new cultures and volleyball. She comes from a small town in the north of Italy. She splits her time between her father and mother. She loves animals thanks to her mother being a veterinarian. Her home is always full of animals. Arianna enjoys spending time with her two families. She as a younger sister whom she is very close with and a little brother that she enjoys helping and playing with. When she is not playing Volleyball she is enjoying her time with her friends watching movies and listening to music. Arianna is looking forward to learning first hand about the American culture and hopefully playing volleyball on the school's team

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Sophie (17)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, English
Siblings: One younger brother
Mother: Geo scientist
Father: Project Manager
Religion: Not Involved
YF002HH Y

Interests

Sports, light athletics, drawing, longboarding, playing the guitar and flute, reading, writing stories, painting, baking, cooking, outdoor activities, listening to music, watching movies

Letter to my Host Family

Sophie is ready to get to know the other side of the world and have new experiences with your family! She is family oriented and enjoys her time spent with her family whether its cooking a meal together or traveling to new places. She is very organized and in fact, she has all 406 of her books sorted by color in her room. She says "I always have good recommendations for my friends to read." Sophie loves reading and also drawing, painting and writing short stories. You will also find her staying active and participates in the hurdles and sprints. She enjoys this time because it helps her take her mind off of school and other things! Sophie is ready to set some goals and discover some new ones during her exchange year!

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Konrad (17)

male, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, Latin
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: Homemaker
Father: Remedial Teacher
Religion: Not Involved
YF001HH Y

Interests

Singing, playing video games, playing the piano photography, astronomy, going to museums, drawing, singing, swimming, painting, reading, movies, walking, listening to music

Letter to my Host Family

Meet the Konrad the oldest of one younger sister. His favorite breakfast is either a bowl of cornflakes or an avocado toast. In his leisure time he loves to learn new things about the universe, photography, listening to music or swimming. Currently not in any sports but he has participated in rowing and dance. He is interested in learning American sports like baseball or football. He can't wait to join your family and be a part of the American culture!

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Vladyslav (16)

male, UKRAINE

Languages: Russian, Ukrainian, English
Siblings: One younger brother and one younger sister
Mother: Not listed
Father: Not listed
Religion: Not Involved
CI033HH Y

Interests

Sports, reading, recording songs, going to the gym, solving Rubik's cube, Muay Thai, volunteering, spending time with friends

Letter to my Host Family

Vladyslav would like to assure you that he does not have bad habits. His dreams for his future is tied to his exchange year, so he is looking forward to learn, engage and grow. He is very focused on tasks at hand, so keeps communication short and to the point with respect for time process. Vladyslav is helpful at home, always with his toddler sister, and whenever his mom asks. He hopes to spend his year a member of your family.

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Anna (17)

female, CZECH REPUBLIC

Languages: Czech, English, German, Spanish
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: Not listed
Father: Not listed
Religion: Not Involved
CI019HH Y

Interests

Hiking, cooking, robotics, dancing, cheerleading, walking, gymnastics, mountain biking, meeting new people, music

Letter to my Host Family

Anna is thrilled to have the opportunity to come to America for a school year. She works hard in school and in team activities. Her favorite team activity is robotic. This past year her robotics team won the 4th place world championship. Anna shares that this opportunity was wonderful. It helped her realize that being part of a unit is more than just the game. She values the friendships that came from it as well. In addition to robotics, Anna enjoys skiing and basketball. She describes herself as open to trying new things and prides herself on being adaptable to her surroundings. Anna is confident she will make friends easily and learn more about America. She is excited to share about her country with her new friends and host family. Say yes to hosting Anna and you are in for a positive Czech treat.

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Anna (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French
Siblings: One older sister
Mother: Hairdresser
Father: Hairdresser
Religion: Catholic
IT038HH Y

Interests

Volleyball, tennis, swimming, spending time with friends, watching movies

Letter to my Host Family

Anna is so excited for the opportunity to become part of your family! She wants to bring a piece of Italy to you, all while learning about your family traditions, culture, school and community. Anna likes to stay active and participate in sports, particularly tennis, volleyball and swimming. She studies in a linguistic school and speaks three other languages besides her native Italian. So spending a school year in the U.S. is something she will really enjoy! Communication is very important to Anna and she hopes that with time and communication she will become part of your family.

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Timotej (17)

male, SLOVAKIA

Languages: Slovak, English, German
Siblings: One younger sister
Mother: Not listed
Father: Not listed
Religion: Not Involved
CI023HH Y

Interests

Tennis, table tennis, chess, volunteering, bowling, snooker, watching soccer, ice hockey, playing board games, debate, volleyball, writing, spending time with friends

Letter to my Host Family

Goal driven Tomtej attends a bilingual boarding school during the week. He decided to attend this school to help his dreams of a career in Economics, math, or civics. Coming abroad for a year is part of this grand plan. But he is not all work - he goes home on the weekends to be with his family. With his family he relaxes by playing tennis, bowling, or snooker, and watching football or ice hockey. He has one younger sister whom he is close to, and his grandparents are nearby. The admiration and respect he has for his parents is clear when he describes the sacrifices they have made for him to help him achieve his dreams. He seems like a really well balanced young man.

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