Meet Our Exchange Students

This page provides a convenient way for potential host familes to review actual student profiles of incoming students and contact their local NWSE Area Coordinator or the NWSE main office to discuss their preferences. The list may include NWSE students who are already in the process of being placed in a host family. Click here to learn more about hosting.

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Matches Found: 38
  • Albert from Spain
    • ID: 4747
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 18
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2020

    Albert is a 17-year-old boy from Spain who will turn 18 this summer; he is looking forward to his senior year in the United States! Albert describes himself as independent, friendly, responsible, open minded, and as someone who has a good sense of humor. Albert enjoys many different hobbies, but his favorite things to do are cooking, photography, listening to music, or exploring his city with his friends and family. Albert also likes to stay active by playing Padel, which is a Spanish sport very similar to racquet ball or tennis. When he is not playing Padel he likes to stay fit by working out and doing CrossFit. Albert is very dedicated in school as well and he even served as a class representative for his school this year. He has had the opportunity to improve his English during a short term exchange program in Ireland, which he enjoyed very much! He is eager to improve his English even more in the US. Teachers describe Albert as enthusiastic, helpful and happy. He is always willing to help his peers.  Read more...

    Albert’s native languages are Spanish and Catalan. He has been studying English for 8 years and speaks at the intermediate level. Albert earns average grades at school where his favorite subjects are Math, History and Geography. In the future, Albert would like to attend university and study marketing or advertising. He will be placed in 12th grade in the United States.

    Albert lives with his mother, his father, and his younger brother. Both of his parents work in the business sector. Albert has no dietary restrictions and no allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingphotographyracquet sportsworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Amelie from Germany
    • ID: 4684
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Fall 2020

    Amelie is a 15 year old girl from Germany who describes herself as friendly, creative, adventurous, and organized. She is into a lot of different sports: she loves to play tennis which she has been doing for 9 years now and she is a member of her local tennis club where they play matches against other clubs regularly. She enjoys skiing in the winter as well as surfing in the summer. Amelie also likes photography, reading and watching movies, one of her favorites is “A Star is born” because she found the story so moving. At school she is in the “school identity card club”, and the “sports helper club” which focuses on getting students to move during recess. In addition, Amelie likes to baby sit to supplement her allowance and is certified to do so. During her exchange she hopes to be able to explore team sports like field hockey and volleyball which she hopes will make it easier for her to find friends, and she would also like to sing in a choir.  Read more...

    Amelie’s native language is German, she has studied English for 4 years and Spanish for 3 years. She earns very good grades in school and her favorite subjects are English, German, Politics, Arts, and P.E. Amelie is thinking about being an interior designer in the future. Her teachers describe her as an extroverted and communicative young woman who has excellent social skills and likes to take the initiative. She is also known as a very athletic young woman, with lots of empathy for those around her.

    Amelie lives with her parents and her holder brother. Her mother is a tax consultant and her father is a civil engineer. Amelie has no known allergies and is vegetarian.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    readingskiingsurfingtennis

    Allergies: none

  • ARANTXA from Spain
    • ID: 4760
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 14
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Arantxa is a 14-year-old girl from Spain who will turn 15 in late fall. Her main interests are dancing, travel and tennis; she also likes windsurfing, and kitesurfing, though watersports are hard for her to practice since she lives far from the beach. While on exchange in the US Arantxa would like to try cheerleading, since she has a strong dance background and cheerleading is such a quintessential part of US culture. She’s also excited to participate in other traditional American activities, like going to a football game and celebrating Thanksgiving and Halloween.  Read more...

    Arantxa’s native language is Spanish. She’s studied English for 11 years, and speaks at the upper intermediate level. She’s also studied French for six years. Her grades are very good and her favorite subjects are math and English. One day she’d like to study criminology and psychology. Arantxa’s teachers describe her as eager to learn and share knowledge, multi-faceted, and with having a great work ethic. They also note that she enjoys learning about other cultures and customs. Arantxa recently spent a month in North Carolina and this trip made her want to experience more of and learn more about the US. She will attend 10th grade while on exchange.

    Arantxa lives at home with her parents and older brother. She loves spending time with her family sometimes travels with them. Recently they visited Canada and New York, where Arantxa saw sea lions and was fascinated by them. Her mother is an actuary and her father is an insurance broker. She has no allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancetenniswater sports

    Allergies: none

  • Azra from Germany
    • ID: 4807
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Azra is a 16-year old girl from Germany who would describe herself as creative, responsible, polite, and open-minded with a great sense of humor. She says of herself that loves to laugh and make other people laugh too. Azra sings in her school’s choir, and also participates in Spanish and Psychology Club, the debate team, and in her free time she volunteers at a hospital. Azra loves to cook and bake, she is looking forward to making Turkish dishes for her host family. She also likes sewing and occasionally makes clothes for herself and her siblings. She also likes to meet her friends, and spends a lot of time taking care of and playing with her younger siblings. During her exchange, Azra would like to explore American Football and tennis.  Read more...

    Azra’s native languages are German and Turkish. She has been studying English for 8 years and earns very good grades in school. Among her favorite subjects are English, Music, Arts, and German. In the future, Azra would like to go to university and become a child psychologist. Her teachers describe her as a self-confident and well-rounded student, who is like by everyone. She has been elected school representative, a role that she has taken on with confidence and that suits her outgoing personality.

    Azra lives with both of her parents and three younger siblings, she is very family oriented and has a very close relationship with her parents as well as her siblings. Because of that, Azra would love to be in host family that has children. Azra’s father works for Airport Security and her mother is a homemaker. Azra has a mild allergy to pollen, cats, and dogs, but she can live in a house that has pets. She is also lactose intolerant, however, she knows exactly what she can and can’t eat or drink, so she is managing her intolerance really well and does not require a special diet.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingreadingsinging

    Allergies: lactose intolerant

  • Dzhamilia from Kyrgyzstan
    • ID: 4828
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Dzhamilia is a 15 year-old girl from Kyrgyzstan who loves animals, especially horses. She studied at a music school for 5 years, and plays the piano. She has written her own book about Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter series, and also writes poems and song lyrics. She has written 32 poems so far. She also recorded a song called “Night” about 2 years ago and performed it at her school, which she says was a “really cool”. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, ice skating, swimming, singing, and gardening, and she is also a member of her school parliament. She recently became interested in business and marketing and has opened her own online store on Instagram that sells clothes for teens and children. Teachers describe Dzhamilia as a friendly, positive, creative, and kind young lady who is well respected by teachers and classmates. Dzhamilia would like to explore cheerleading and volunteering during her exchange.  Read more...

    Dzhamilia’s native language is Russian. Her English is at the upper intermediate level, and she has studied the language for 3 years. She has also studied Kyrgyz for 9 years. She gets good grades, and her favorite subjects are math, English, and Russian. In the future she would like to have her own business in sales and/or marketing.

    Dzhamilia lives with both parents, and has an older step-brother who lives on his own. Her mother works as an administrative specialist, and her father owns horses. She has a dog and a cat, and is willing to live with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cheerleadingsingingvolunteeringwriting

    Allergies: none

  • Emma from France
    • ID: 4845
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2020

    Emma is a 16-year-old girl from France. She describes herself as friendly, polite, serious, studious, responsible, and sporty. She is very active and makes a point to fit in exercise each day. Emma has played tennis competitively for eight years and plays almost every day. When she isn’t on the tennis court, she is out running, biking, swimming, or skiing in the wintertime. Additional interests include fashion, cars, hanging out with friends, spending time at the beach, and traveling to discover new and interesting cultures. Emma also enjoys being around young children. She offers tennis lessons for youth, as well as babysits to make some pocket money. She is eager to come to the United States and improve her English in order to be bi-lingual.  Read more...

    Emma’s teachers describe her as hardworking, serious, determined, and adaptable. Her English teacher says that she is very motivated to improve her English. Emma receives good grades in school. Her favorite class is English. One day, Emma would like to pursue a career in medicine!

    Emma lives with her parents, an older brother, and a cat. They enjoy spending time together and traveling as a family. They’ve traveled to Spain, Greece, Corsica, and Mauritius, among other places. Please note, Emma is afraid of dogs.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclingrunningtennis

    Allergies: none

  • Fiona from Spain
    • ID: 4857
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2020

    Fiona is a 17-year-old girl from Spain who is looking forward to her senior year of high school in the United States! Fiona describes herself as friendly, flexible, open-minded, polite and responsible. Fiona enjoys a wide variety of hobbies from sports to art and music. She likes to stay active by running, playing volleyball, and working out. But, she also has an artistic side, she loves to do crafts such as decoupage and she also plays the trumpet. Aside from her personal hobbies she loves to spend time with her friends and family, they enjoy traveling, shopping, going to the movies, or spending time at the beach together. Fiona was born in the US while her parents lived there briefly for work but she moved to Spain at the age of two. She is eager to discover more about the culture and people of the place she was born!  Read more...

    Fiona’s native language is Catalan. She has been studying English for 8 years and she speaks at the intermediate level. She has also been studying Spanish for 8 years. Fiona earns good grades at school where her favorite subjects are Psychology and Physical Education. In the future she would like to attend university and perhaps study Psychology. She will be placed in 12th grade in the United States.

    Fiona lives with her mother, her father and her younger brother. Her father is a computer specialist and her mother is a psychologist. Fiona has no allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    fashionrunningtrumpetvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Gabriela from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 4849
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Fall 2020

    Gabriela is a 17-year-old girl from the Czech Republic. She describes herself as friendly, extroverted, adventurous, adaptable, having a good sense of humor, and active. Her number one activity is figure skating. Gabriela has been ice skating since she was four-years-old! She is part of the skating team which involves a rigorous schedule of training five times a week and competitions on some weekends. Additional hobbies include classic and modern dancing, gymnastics, snowboarding, skiing, table tennis, and golf. When Gabriela has more down time, she enjoys playing the piano, crafting, cooking, gardening, and watching movies. Gabriela is a member of an international organization in which she tutors young children; this experience has even provided her the opportunity to travel to other countries! She is eager to study in the USA and explore American culture, as well as share her Czech culture with her new community.  Read more...

    Gabriela’s teachers say that she is ambitious, friendly, thoughtful, communicative, responsible, reliable, smart, and positive. Her ice skating trainer describes her as disciplined, patient, persistent, independent, and skillful at juggling school and sports. Gabriela is a great student and receives very good grades. Her favorite subjects in school are geography and PE. Once she graduates from high school, she’d actually like to go to university to study geography!

    Gabriela lives with her parents and a younger brother. She and her brother have different interests but they get along well. Her mother is a doctor; her father is an executive at an environmental protection company. They enjoy skiing together as a family in the winter.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    danceice skatingpiano

    Allergies: none

  • Guillermina from Spain
    • ID: 4707
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Guillermina is a girl from Spain who will turn 15 this summer. She loves water sports like surfing and is also very involved in gymnastics. Other activities Guillermina enjoys are playing beach volleyball, riding horses, ice skating, and snowboarding. She would love to try snowboarding or surfing in the US. Guillermina knows that she can by shy at first when she meets new people but then adjusts quickly. Her family has traveled a lot and she is really excited to come to the US.  Read more...

    Guillermina’s native language is Spanish and she has been learning English for 11 years as well as French for 7 years. Her favorite subject is Biology and she earns very good grades. Guillermina’s teachers consider her to be very intelligent, capable, and positive. They also note that she is mature, eager to learn about others, and has a curiosity about many things. After high school, Guillermina wants to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology, ideally in California. Guillermina will study 10 grade while she studies in the US.

    She lives with her mom, dad, older brother, younger brother, and dog. Her mom is a pharmacist, her dad is a banker, and her older brother just finished university. Guillermina enjoys a close relationship with her family. She does not have any dietary restrictions but she is afraid of cats.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    gymnasticssurfingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Guillermo from Spain
    • ID: 4802
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Guillermo is a 16-year-old boy from Spain who is looking forward to his junior year in the United States! Guillermo describes himself as friendly, open minded, responsible, polite, and as having a good sense of humor. Guillermo is an active person who enjoys playing team sports. He has been playing soccer on a competitive team for many years. He trains throughout the week and competes on the weekends; he even serves as the team captain. In addition to soccer he enjoys playing basketball with his friends for fun on the weekends. In the US he is interested in trying new sports as well. In addition to sports, Guillermo enjoys listening to music, spending time with friends – going shopping, and spending time with family – traveling. Guillermo has had the opportunity to participate in a few English language summer camps throughout Europe and has been able to develop his English language skills, but he is looking forward to improving his English ability even more by spending a full year in the US. Teacher describe Guillermo as hardworking, mature, friendly, polite, and as having very good relationships with other students and teachers.  Read more...

    Guillermo’s native language is Spanish. He has been studying English for 10 years and speaks at the advanced level. He has also been studying French for 3 years. Guillermo earns excellent grades at school where his favorite subject is Mathematics. In the future, Guillermo would like to attend college and study Engineering. Guillermo will be placed in 11th grade in the United States.

    Guillermo lives with his mother, his father, and his younger sister. Guillermo does not have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballmusicsoccer

    Allergies: none

  • Hernan from Spain
    • ID: 4736
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Hernan is a 15 year old boy from Spain who loves outdoor activities. He enjoys spending his time playing basketball, bicycling, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and doing archery. He also likes to build things and has made things with woodworking. Hernan lives in a ski town and he loves cold climates. Hernan’s parents both did an exchange to the US when they were in high school. His sister older sister was an NWSE participant in 2017-18. Hernan has seen how exchanges can create lasting connections and he wants to have a chance to do the same. Hernan’s teachers note his success in teamwork, communication, and persistence in obtaining his goals.  Read more...

    Hernan’s native language is Spanish. He has been learning English for 8 years and French for 4 years. He earns very good grades and his favorite classes are biology, English, chemistry, and PE. He wants to become a Forensic Scientist. Hernan’s teachers think very highly of him and describe him as a student who is highly motivated, flexible, considerate, and responsible. They’ve observed that he is often a group leader and helps others do their best. Hernan will attend 10th grade during his exchange in the US.

    Hernan lives with his mom, dad, and older sister. They have 3 cats and hens. His mom works in advertising and his dad is a business consultant. His older brother, not living at home, attends university. Hernan gets along well with his family and extended family. He has a lot of cousins and they often have family gatherings. Hernan has a sensitivity to gluten and dairy so he limits his intake.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballskiingwoodworking

    Allergies: Gluten and Cow Milk (I tolerate small amounts)

  • Jonathan from Germany
    • ID: 4787
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Jonathan from Germany will be turning 17 shortly before coming on his exchange. He would describe himself as a positive person, who is adventurous, tidy, and polite with a great sense of humor. Jonathan likes all kinds of sports, he has been playing soccer and did track, but his favorite sport right now is archery. In the winter, he and his family like to go skiing and snowboarding. He also likes to hang out with his friends and enjoys reading fantasy novels too. During his exchange, Jonathan hopes to explore volleyball, soccer and tennis some more.  Read more...

    Jonathan’s native language is German. He has been studying English for 9 years, and Spanish for 6 years. He earns average grades in school. Among his favorite subjects are Math, English, PE, and Art. In the future, Jonathan hopes to go to university. His teachers describe Jonathan as a genuine and friendly person, who is interested in sports, and who has a very outgoing attitude.

    Jonathan lives with both of his parents, and he has three older sisters who have all been exchange students as well, they live away from home already. Jonathan is very close to his family and hopes to be in a host family with kids, that likes winter sports as much as he does. Jonathan’s mother is a teacher and his father is a program manager. Jonathan has no known allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    archeryskiingsnowboarding

    Allergies: none

  • JUAN from Spain
    • ID: 4729
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Juan is a boy from Spain who will turn 15 this spring. Juan loves to play tabletop games and card games. He particularly enjoys Magic the Gathering and Monopoly. Juan also loves to play sports. He likes to try new sports and his favorites are Paddle (a game like tennis), boxing, and soccer. Juan and his family enjoy walking around the city together, going to the mountains, and traveling. Juan is excited to come to the US because he wants to make US friends and get to know the culture. He also recognizes how crucial English fluency will be in his future career. Juan’s teachers note that he gets along well with others and has a lot of different interests.  Read more...

    Juan’s native language is Spanish. He has been learning English for 10 years and French for 6 years. Juan earns good grades and his favorite class is Math. He wants to study mathematics and economics at university. Juan likes to do well in school and his teachers see that he is very dedicated. Juan will attend 10th grade during his exchange in the US.

    Juan lives with his mom, dad, older brother, and younger sister. His mom works in sales and his dad is a portfolio manager. Juan has a close relationship with his family and his family spends a lot of time with the grandparents. Juan does not have any allergies nor dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    racquet sportssoccertennis

    Allergies: none

  • Kanon from Japan
    • ID: 4833
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Kanon is a 15-year-old girl from Japan who enjoys swimming, basketball, skiing, and all things Disney. She plays on the basketball team at school and addition to sports likes cooking, listening to music, and watching movies. Her favorite drama is “Victorious.” While on the US she would love to try a variety of new things, including dance and horseback riding. Teachers describe Kanon as an excellent student, diligent, considerate and cooperative. She describes herself as friendly, open-minded and positive.  Read more...

    Kanon’s native language is Japanese. She’s also studied English for nine years and speaks at the intermediate level. Her favorite subjects at school are English and math, where she gets above average grades. One day Kanon hopes to be an English teacher. Two years ago she participated in a one month exchange in the US, and the experience motivated her to return for a full year to improve her English and have more amazing experiences. Kanon will attend 10th grade while on exchange.

    Kanon lives at home with her mom and dad and her older brother and sister. She’s the youngest! She describes her family as trustworthy and sees her sister as a big source of inspiration, since her sister also studied abroad in the US. Kanon has traveled often with her family, visiting places like Korea, Canada and Australia. Her father works in finance and her mother is a homemaker. She has no pet allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballskiingswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Kimiha from Japan
    • ID: 4798
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Kimiha is a girl who is 16 at the time of her exchange and is extrovert, friendly, and open-minded. She loves classical ballet. In fact, she has been practicing ballet since she was five years old. Even though she is busy at school she manages her time well to make a balance between school and ballet practice. Not only ballet but also she has a variety of interests both indoor and outdoor activities. Such as basketball, ice skating, soccer, hula, hiking, musical and calligraphy. When she comes to the U.S she would like to continue practicing classical ballet or try a different type of dance. She is eager to teach Japanese culture and prepare for Japanese desserts for her host family.  Read more...

    Kimiha’s native language is Japanese and she has studied English for four years and French for one year. Her favorite subject is Music and she earns good grades at school. Her teachers describe as an excellent communicator and competitive girl who is also a high achiever. In the future, she would like to become an athletic trainer.

    Kimiha lives with her mother and father, with whom she has a close relationship. Both her parents are office workers. She is afraid of reptiles but she is fine to live with other pets. She has no known allergies, and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    balletmusicreading

    Allergies: none

  • Kirin from Japan
    • ID: 4841
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Kirin is a 15-year-old girl from Japan who enjoys swimming, photography, movies and exercising. She has wanted to study abroad since she was 12! One of her favorite musical artists is Ariana Grande, but she also likes music from Disney soundtracks. She enjoys photography because it’s an excellent way to look back on the all the wonderful experiences she’s lived. While on exchange in the US, Kirin is interested in exploring badminton and cooking. Teachers describe Kirin as a hard-working and eager participant. They also praise her communication skills and compassion.  Read more...

    Kirin’s native language is Japanese. She’s also studied English for 10 years and gets good to very good grades. Her favorite subject in school is English and she’s also a member of the debate club. In the future, she would like to study medicine in order to one day become a doctor, just like her father!

    Kirin lives with both of her parents and also her brother, with whom she has a close relationship. Her father works as a doctor and her mother is a stay-at-home mom. Kirin is allergic to dogs, cats, dust mites, ticks, and cedar and cypress trees. She cannot live with dogs, cats, and birds due to allergy. She manages these allergies with anti-allergy medications. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    debatephotographyswimming

    Allergies: cats & dogs,

  • Lara from Germany
    • ID: 4701
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Spring 2021

    Lara is a girl from Germany who turns 15 next summer and who describes herself as friendly, creative, organized, polite and open-minded. Lara loves horseback riding and is taking ballet classes which she enjoys very much. During her exchange she would like to explore other forms of dance like hip hop for example. In her spare time she also enjoys drawing and painting as well as photography. Lara is an altar girl and a member of her local church youth group. She is also an integral part of the school physics team with which they compete in the yearly “free-style physics” contest. Lara has really come to enjoy that because it gives her a chance to meet new people.  Read more...

    Lara’s native language is German and she has been studying English for 8 years. She has also been taking Latin for 3 years. Lara earns good grades in school and hopes to become an architect. Her favorite subjects at school include Math, English, and Art. Lara’s teachers describe her as a very friendly and helpful person who is not afraid to speak up for herself. She is well liked by her peers and teachers alike.

    Lara lives with both of her parents and her older brother. The family also has two cats that Lara really likes. Her mother and her father work as civil servants, her field is finance, his field is HR. Lara would love to live in a family with a cat or dog and is looking forward to having siblings. She has no known allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    ballethorse ridingmath

    Allergies: none

  • Laura from Spain
    • ID: 4705
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Laura is a 14-year-old girl from Spain who will turn 15 this winter; she is looking forward to her sophomore year in the United States! Laura describes herself as extroverted, responsible, independent, and creative. Laura has many varied interests but the hobby she is most passionate about is inline skating. Laura competes at an advanced level and takes additional dance classes necessary for the sport. Aside from skating, Laura enjoys drawing, cooking/baking, and spending time with friends and family. She is interested in trying cheer leading here in the US! Laura has had the opportunity to participate in a short exchange program in Ireland where she was able to develop her English knowledge. She is eager to perfect her English ability while attending school in the US. Teachers describe Laura as polite, trustworthy and very hardworking. She gets along well with her classmates and displays leadership in group projects.  Read more...

    Laura’s native language is Catalan and she speaks English at the intermediate level. She has been studying English for 10 years and French for 1 year. Laura receives good grades at school and her favorite subjects are Languages and Physical Education. In the future, Laura would like to go to college and study fashion design or interior design.

    Laura lives with her parents, who are separated, and her older brother; she is close with her family and enjoys watching her brother's soccer matches, which he plays at a very competitive level. Her mother and father are both chemists. Laura has no allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    artfigure skatingrollerblading

    Allergies: none

  • Leon from France
    • ID: 4852
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Leon is a 15-year-old boy from France. He describes himself as friendly, adventurous, enthusiastic, open-minded, creative, and curious. He is very involved in his school’s Robotics Club and helps teach other members how to build robots. In fact, not only is Leon currently the captain of the club but, he was the one who started his school’s club. He is also actively involved in cub scouts and enjoys being in the outdoors and camping, as well as participating in charitable activities. Leon is very active; he can be found rock climbing, biking, fishing, hiking, jogging, windsurfing, cross-country skiing, and playing volleyball. Up until this year, he also played on the school’s rugby team. Beyond sports, Leon enjoys getting creative and playing guitar, drawing, pottery, and computer programming. He is active in his Protestant Church’s youth group. Leon is eager to come to the USA to improve his English, learn about American culture, and cook his mother’s Vietnamese recipes for his host family!  Read more...

    Leon’s teachers say that he is motivated, considerate, hardworking, good-natured, is a team player, adaptable, reliable, and has good communication skills. He receives very good grades in school. His favorite class is information technology (IT). He has been studying English for five years, German for four years, and Latin for two years. One day, Leon wants to be an engineer!

    Leon lives with his parents, a younger brother, and a younger sister. They enjoy spending time together and going on holidays to his grandparent’s home in the South of France. At the grandparent’s home, they often help out with harvesting grapes and picking olives.

    Hobbies/Activities:

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    Allergies: none

  • Louise from Germany
    • ID: 4854
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Fall 2020

    Louise is a 15-year-old girl from Germany who is active and artsy. She has been doing gymnastics since she was four-years-old. She is on a gymnastics team and practices two to four times a week, depending on whether or not she has an upcoming competition. Other physical activities that Louise enjoys are biking, hiking, horseback riding, and ice skating. Her creative endeavors include singing, playing the transverse flute, drawing, painting, photography, and fashion. Louise would describe herself as friendly, open-minded, tidy, studious, and flexible. While on her exchange, Louise would like to improve her English, learn about the American school system, have new experiences, and participate in school sports.  Read more...

    Louise’s native language is German. She has been studying English for five years and has also studied French (2 years) and Latin (4 years), and earns good to average grades. Her favorite subjects in school are Math, German, and PE. In the future, Louise would like to be a Lawyer! Her teachers describe her as curious, polite, diligent, motivated, considerate, open-minded, hardworking, and a team player.

    Louise lives with both of her parents and four younger siblings, she would therefore prefer to be in a host family that has kids her own age or no kids at all. They also have a pet dog and hamster. On the weekends, they often enjoy watching movies together as a family. Louise’s dad is a doctor and her mom is a homemaker. Louise has no known allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    fashionflutegymnasticssinging

    Allergies: none

  • Luis from Germany
    • ID: 4827
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Luis from Germany is a 16 year old boy who would describe himself as a happy person who is independent, flexible, organized, and serious but with a great sense of humor. Luis likes to play tennis and go swimming, he does both on a regular basis. He also has been climbing lately and enjoys that very much as it is challenging him. In the winter, he also goes skiing and snowboarding. In his free time he likes to hang out with his friends, they sometimes go bowling, or watch movies together. Luis likes to be active and is looking forward to trying out American Football, water skiing, or field hockey while on his exchange.  Read more...

    Luis’ native language is German. He has been studying English and French for 5 years, and Portuguese for one year and usually earns good grades in school. His most recent grades are not as good as his parents recently separated and that was a difficult time for him, however his teachers mention that he has been able to tackle that problem and he’s working hard to get back. Luis’ favorite subjects at school are English, PE, and Biology. Luis' teachers describe him as a popular student who is highly motivated, communicates well, and is eager to learn new things.

    Luis lives with his father, his grandparents live close by and he has a very close relationship with them. Luis’ father is a dentist. Luis has no dietary restrictions, he is allergic to penicillin, but he has no other known allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingswimmingtennis

    Allergies: none

  • Marcos from Spain
    • ID: 4733
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 14
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Marcos is boy from Spain who turns 15 in early fall. Marcos loves to play soccer and he has been the Captain of his soccer team for the last 4 years. He also enjoys swimming, playing piano and guitar, and robotics. Marcos was a class representative last year and his duties were to talk to his teachers about potential classmate problems. His teachers describe him as responsible, positive, hard worker, cooperative, and respectful. Marcos is really excited about this exchange. He goes to a summer camp with his brother and he is used to spending time away from his family. He’s excited to tell his family all about the exchange upon his return and have his younger brother follow in his footsteps.  Read more...

    Marcos’ native language is Spanish. He has been learning English for 6 years and French for 3 years. He earns good grades and his favorite subjects are math, technology, physics, and chemistry. He wants to be an engineer. His teachers note that he is very motivated to learn and to broaden his knowledge about new places and cultures. Marcos will attend grade 10 during his exchange.

    Marcos lives with his mom, dad, and younger brother. His mom is a hairdresser and his dad is a truck driver. Marcos has a good relationship with his family. Marcos does not have any allergies nor dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    skiingsoccerswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Merle from Germany
    • ID: 4789
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Fall 2020

    Merle from Germany will be turning 15 the summer she comes on her exchange. She describes herself as independent, open-minded, responsible, and friendly with a great sense of humor. Merle loves playing the clarinet, she has been taking lessons for a while now and is also playing in a band. They give several concerts a month which Merle really enjoys. In her free time, Merle likes to hang out with her friends and go bowling or doing a BBQ. She loves baking and cooking which she does for her family on occasion, and is also quite content being alone and reading a book. Merle also enjoys different sports like ice skating, jogging, and soccer and she hopes to explore dance and gymnastics for something new on her exchange, as well as playing in a high school orchestra or band.  Read more...

    Merle’s native language is German. She has been studying English for 5 years and French for 4 years, and earns good grades in school. Her favorite subjects are English, Biology, and Social Studies. In the future, Merle would like to have a job that makes it possible for her to travel. Her teachers say that she has a warm personality, is always polite and that she has great problem-solving skills.

    Merle lives with both of her parents, a younger sister, and an older brother, with whom she has a very good relationship. Merle’s mother is a teacher and her father is a forestry scientist. Merle has no known allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    clarinetcookingdance

    Allergies: none

  • Miras from Kazakhstan
    • ID: 4761
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Miras is a 14-year old boy from Kazakhstan who will be turning 15 before the start of his exchange. He loves sports. He plays soccer, basketball, volleyball, and table tennis, and also does judo, but his favorite sport is soccer. Miras is also musical. He likes to sing and dance, and started playing the guitar last year. He is also in the school drama club and has participated in several school performances. In his spare time he enjoys reading and playing video games. He is currently reading the Harry Potter books in English, but he really likes books about business. He and his family enjoy travelling and have visited many different countries together: the UAE, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, France and Turkey. He would like to continue with soccer and drama during his exchange.  Read more...

    Miras’ native language is Kazakh. He speaks English well and has studied the language for 4 years. He has also studied Russian for 9 years. He gets good grades and his favorite subjects are English, PE, geography, and history. He is still undecided about a future career. Teachers describe Miras as an outgoing, cheerful, and likable young man who has a sense of humor and good communication skills.

    Miras lives with both parents and a younger brother, with whom he has a close relationship. He also has a dog. Both of his parents are engineers at an oil and gas company. Miras does not eat pork. He has no allergies and is able to live with any pets.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drama/theaterguitarjudosoccer

    Allergies: No pork

  • Miyuki from Japan
    • ID: 4794
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Miyuki is a 16 years old girl who is friendly and polite. She belongs to a Japanese classic literature club at her school. At the club, she plays the Karuta card game which has been traditionally played for hundreds of years in Japan. She loves practicing the game with her teammate and participated in some competitions. Outside of the school, she likes to listen to music, eat, and cook Japanese curry rice. She is excited to join the NWSE program and experience life in the U.S. She is planning to learn some recipes from her mother in order to cook Japanese dishes for her host family. She also would like to participate in volunteer activities in the community.  Read more...

    Miyuki’s native language is Japanese and has studied English for six years. Her favorite subject is English and she earns good grades at school. Her teachers describe her as an honest, well-mannered, diligent girl who is liked by her peers and is willing to help others when it’s necessary.

    Miyuki lives her mother, father, and older brother, with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother is a homemaker and her father works at an asset management company. Miyuki would be happy to live with pets. She has no known allergies and no dietary restrictions. Miyuki was born in the U.S and moved to Japan when she was small. She holds both U.S and Japanese passports.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingmoviespiano

    Allergies: none

  • Mizuho from Japan
    • ID: 4792
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Mizuho is a girl from Japan who will be 16 at the time of exchange who is extrovert, polite, and responsible. When she was a junior high school student, she was a member of an art club where she enjoyed to draw. Also, she was elected as a president of her school council where she learned how to work as a team and lead other members of the council. At high school, she enjoys to play handball with her teammate every day after school. Outside of school, she likes to go shopping with her friends, watching movies, and listening to music. She is excited to introduce the Japanese culture and learn the American culture.  Read more...

    Mizuho’s native language is Japanese and she has studied English for nine years. Her favorite subject is Social Studies and she earns good grades. Mizuho’s teachers describe her as an enthusiastic, considerate, and humble girl who is also hard-working and has good leadership skills. In the future, she would like to become a trader.

    Mizuho lives with her mother, father, younger sister, and grandparents, with whom she has a close relationship. Her father owns his business and her mother is a manager at a company. She has no knows allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drawinghandballstudent govt

    Allergies: none

  • Nagomi from Japan
    • ID: 4826
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2020

    Nagomi is a 17 years old girl from Japan who is outgoing and cheerful. She belongs to a badminton club at her school and practices very hard with her teammates. Outside of school, she takes the piano lesson and modern ballet class. She loves being active. In fact, she has been practicing ballet since she was six years old. Last summer, she traveled to Washington State and stayed with her host family. Through the experience, she realized how much she enjoys learning about different cultures. When she comes to the U.S, she would like to cook Japanese dishes for her host family. In addition, she would like to try different sports such as tennis, skating, and kayaking.  Read more...

    Nagomi’s native language is Japanese and she has studied English for nine years. Her favorite subject is English. Her teachers describe her as an enthusiastic, cheerful, positive girl who is a role model for other students and like by her peers. In the future, she would like to become a nurse or a flight attendant.

    Nagomi lives with her mother, father, and two younger brothers, with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother is a midwife and her father is a pediatrician. Nagomi does not have any allergies nor dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    badmintonballetmusic

    Allergies: none

  • Nicolas from Spain
    • ID: 4735
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Nicolas is a boy from Spain who will turn 15 this summer. Nicolas enjoys playing sports, he belongs to his school’s athletic club and he especially likes to play basketball. He and his friends like to ride bikes together, play strategic games, and read. Nicolas is very interested in programming, he is mostly self-taught. He loves video games and he has started programming his own video game. Nicolas is very excited to come to the US because he wants to learn all about US customs, meet new people, and improve his English. Nicolas’ teachers describe him as responsible, polite, and hardworking.  Read more...

    Nicolas’ native language is Spanish. He has been learning English for 11 years and French for 5 years. Nicolas earns excellent grades and his favorite classes are math, physics, and chemistry. He plans to go to a technical university and become an engineer. Nicolas’ teachers see how he takes work very seriously and is a high achiever. He is a class representative at school. Nicolas will attend 10th grade during his exchange in the US.

    Nicolas’ family consists of his mom, dad, older sister, older brother, and twin younger siblings. Nicolas’ parents are divorced and he primarily lives at his mom’s home. Nicolas feels close with everyone in his family. Nicolas’ mom and dad are both psychologists and his older sister is studying at university. Nicolas does not have any allergies nor dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballmathvideo games

    Allergies: none

  • Paul Valentin from Germany
    • ID: 4692
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Fall 2020

    Paul is a 15 year old boy from Germany who will be turning 16 before the exchange, his friends call him “Eisi”! He loves playing basketball and is huge fan of the Boston Celtics. Paul started playing basketball 6 years ago and would love to play on a U.S. High School team. He is also really into music, his favorite music is Rap and Hip Hop. He also loves meeting his friends who are very important to him. Apart from that, he likes to read and helps out with cooking. Paul would describe himself as friendly, flexible, responsible, and open-minded with a good sense of humor.  Read more...

    Paul’s native language is German, and he has been studying English for 5 years. Paul earns very good grades in school and has also been studying French for 5 years and Latin for 3 years. His favorite subjects are P.E., English, and Philosophy. In the future, Paul hopes to be a teacher for English and P.E. His teachers describe him as a kind, polite, and popular student who is well liked by everyone. They also emphasized his love for basketball, being tolerant, and team-oriented.

    Paul’s parents are divorced and he lives with his mother and his younger brother, but he regularly sees his dad who lives in the same town. Both of his parents are teachers. Paul is willing to live in a home with pets, but he is afraid of huge dogs. He has no known allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballmeeting friendsreading

    Allergies: none

  • Rasmus from Germany
    • ID: 4844
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Rasmus is a 16-year old boy from Germany who like would describe himself as independent, friendly, responsible, easy-going and polite. He really likes aikido, a modern Japanese martial arts form, but also does ice skating in the winter and bicycling in the summer. His favorite hobbies are computer games, in particular ones that have 3-D building features, and playing on his keyboard. In his free time, Rasmus likes to watch movies with his friends or sometimes they just go for walks in a park. During his exchange, Rasmus is looking forward to trying out subjects in school that are not being offered in Germany like debate, coding and he would also like to join some clubs.  Read more...

    Rasmus’ native language is German. He has been studying English for 7 years and French for 3 years. He earns very good grades at school. Among Rasmus’ favorite subjects are English, History/Politics, and Art. In the future, Rasmus would like to study either computer science or architecture. His teachers describe him as a patient person, who is always ready and willing to help others, they commend his great social skills which they consider to be greatly above average.

    Rasmus lives with both of his parents and his younger sister. His father is a freelance accountant, and his mother is a project coordinator. Rasmus would love to be in a host family with kids around his own age and would feel most comfortable at a school that is not too large. He has no known allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    computermartial arts

    Allergies: none

  • Sabina from Kyrgyzstan
    • ID: 4835
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Sabina is a 15-year old girl from Kyrgyzstan who enjoys many different activities. She attended a music school and specialized in piano and has been singing since she was a child. She also plays the komuz, a traditional Kyrgyz instrument. She has been in a professional folk dancing group for 10 years and has performed in many dance festivals. During a festival in Turkey, she lived with a host family for 2 weeks, and says it was an unbelievable experience for her. In addition to being musical, she also likes sports, such as skiing, cycling, skating, and running. She enjoys organizing events, and is on the organizing committee at her school. In her free time she likes listening to music (especially pop, K-pop, and hip-hop), watching movies, gardening, and trying out different types of make-up. She and her family enjoy playing board games together, and they also love nature. They go skiing in the winter and swimming at the lake in the summer. Sabina would like to explore playing the guitar, cheerleading, vocal performance, and volunteering during her exchange. Teachers describe Sabina as a friendly, diligent, and responsible young lady who is well-respected by both classmates and teachers.  Read more...

    Sabina’s native language is Kyrgyz. She speaks English well and has studied the language for 3 years, including private classes. She has also studied Russian (10 years) and French (2 years). She gets good grades, and her favorite subjects are English, geography, and math. She does not know yet what job she would like in the future, but may want to start her own business.

    Sabina lives with both parents and a younger sister. She also has an older sister who lives on her own. Her father is the deputy director of a company and her mother is an HR manager. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions and is able to live with pets.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cheerleadingdancepianosingingvolunteering

    Allergies: none

  • Shinsaku from Japan
    • ID: 4781
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 18
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2020

    Shinsaku is a boy from Japan who will be 18 at the time of his exchange and is extrovert, friendly, open-minded, and has a sense of humor. He loves to play basketball very much and is a member of a basketball team at school since he was a junior high school student. Not only playing basketball but also he has a variety of interests both indoor and outdoor activities. Such as skiing, boating, hiking, bicycling, cooking, drawing, practicing calligraphy, and taking photos. Her sister shared her experience with the NWSE program to him. It made him recognize how excited to participate in this program. When he comes to the U.S he would like to continue to play sports. He is also eager to learn about American culture and introduce Japanese culture such as Origamito his host family.  Read more...

    Shinsaku’s teacher describes him as honest, hard-working, and well-liked by his peers. In addition, he is always very motivated to learn English. In the future, he would like to work abroad. He hopes to be able to improve his English to achieve this goal.

    Shinsaku lives with her mother, father, older sister, and older brother, with whom he has a close relationship. His mother is a homemaker and his father owns a hair salon. Shinsaku has no known allergies and no dietary restrictions. 

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballcookingskiing

    Allergies: none

  • Simon John from Spain
    • ID: 4737
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Simon John is a 15-year-old boy from Spain who enjoys soccer, martial arts, and skateboarding. He’s been practicing Hapkido martial arts for eight years and is the manager of his martial arts club. He currently has a brown belt and will be trying for his black belt this year. Other sports that he enjoys include biking with friends, frisbee, and basketball. He also has a range of hobbies which include piano, chess, programming, watching action movies, reading, playing video games, and listening to music. While in the USA, Simon John would be interested in playing football, baseball, and learning how to surf. He is also happy for the opportunity to learn about American culture and school systems, as well as to improve his English. Simon John would describe himself as independent, extroverted, open-minded, studious, loving, kind, and having a good sense of humor. He is highly regarded by his teachers and has the admiration of his peers. His teachers describe him as bright, mature, dedicated, highly motivated, responsible, determined, a great communicator, and a leader.  Read more...

    Simon John’s native language is Spanish. He has studied English for nine years and French for seven years. Simon John receives very good grades in school. Not only does he excel in the classroom but, he is also a leader amongst his peers. He was elected as a student body representative at school. Simon John’s favorite classes are math, physics, and chemistry. One day, he hopes to have a career in aeronautical engineering! Simon John will attend grade 10 during his exchange in the US.

    Simon John lives with his dad, stepmom, and little sister with whom he has a great relationship. He loves his younger sister! Together, the family makes bi-weekly visits to the grandparent’s house. He and his dad share a love of jamming to rock music. Simon John does not have any allergies nor dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    martial artssoccer

    Allergies: none

  • Sofia from Spain
    • ID: 4725
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Sofia is a girl from Spain who will turn 15 this summer. Sofia is very involved in swimming. She trains a couple hours every weekday and has been swimming with the same club for the past 9 years. Sofia would love to continue swimming during her exchange. Sofia also enjoys surfing and playing Padel, a game similar to tennis. Sofia has traveled around the US with her family and remembers how welcomed she felt by people in the US. This is one of many reasons she is excited to live in the US and experience the US way of life.  Read more...

    Sofia’s native language is Spanish. She has studied English for 11 years and French for 7 years. She earns average grades and her favorite subjects are Biology, Chemistry, and English. Her future plans are to do something related to science. Sofia’s teachers describe her as friendly and engaged in class. Sofia will attend 10th grade during her exchange.

    Sofia lives with her mom, dad, younger brother, younger sister, and dog. Her mom is a chemistry professor and his dad is an industrial engineer. She has a really close relationship with her family. Sofia would love to live with a big family! Sofia cannot live in a home with cats or rabbits due to allergies. She has a moderate allergy to peanuts and is allergic to some forms of pollen.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    sciencesswimmingtennis

    Allergies: Cat and rabbit peanut allergy

  • Sofia from Germany
    • ID: 4766
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 10
    • Fall 2020

    Sofia from Germany will be turning 16 right when she comes on her exchange. She describes herself as independent, polite, studious, friendly, and responsible. Sofia plays volleyball in a club and on her school team, but her secret love is hip hop dancing. She used to dance a lot, but not so much any more as school takes up a lot of her time. Sofia also loves reading and spending time outside where she can take photos, which is one of her other hobbies. She’s also a group leader in her church youth group. Apart from that Sofia likes to hang out with her friends and help out with cooking. While on her exchange, Sofia would like to play volleyball on a high school and team and join the debate team too.  Read more...

    Sofia was born in Germany, but her parents are from Columbia, because of that she has two native languages: German and Spanish. Sofia has also been studying English for 9 years, Latin for 4 years, and French for 2 years. Incidentally, language classes are her favorite subjects at school. Sofia earns good grades in school and would like go to law school in the future. Her teachers describe her as a thoughtful, reflective, and ambitious student who is mature beyond her age.

    Sofia’s parents are divorced and she lives with her mother. However, she sees her father on a regular basis and loves traveling with him. Sofia’s mother is a social worker and her father is a production manager. Sofia is allergic to dust mites and will bring her own special bed linens because of that. She has no other known allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    debatereadingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Suvi from Germany
    • ID: 4793
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Suvi from Germany will be 15 when she arrives for her exchange. She was born in Evanston, IL in the U.S. when her parents worked there for a few years and because of that she holds U.S. as well as German citizenship. When Suvi was 4, her family moved back to Germany and now Suvi is looking forward to getting back to her country of birth for an exchange. Suvi would describe herself as adventurous, polite, responsible, and open-minded. She loves to sing and is a member of the State Opera Children’s Choir, she also plays the guitar (classic). Apart from that she does tumbling and in the winter, she loves snowboarding. She also does some babysitting for neighbors and loves to travel and explore new countries and cultures. During her exchange Suvi hopes to explore surfing or sailing.  Read more...

    Suvi’s native language is German. She has been studying English for 5 years, and French for 3 years. She earns good grades in school and among her favorite subjects area English, PE, and Biology. Suvi’s teachers describe her as a very talented, socially competent student with lots of enthusiasm. They say she has a caring and compassionate personality, and a sense of adventure.

    Suvi lives with both of her parents and her older sister. Her mother is a physician and her father is Director of Innovation. Suvi has no known allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    choirgymnasticssnowboarding

    Allergies: none

  • Victoria from Germany
    • ID: 4722
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Fall 2020

    Victoria is from Germany and will be 15 years old at the beginning of the exchange. She describes herself as friendly, extrovert, open-minded, and responsible, with a sense of humor. She is a very positive girl who dances in a hip-hop group, and plays the piano. Apart from that Victoria also enjoys inline skating, skiing, swimming, watching movies, and baking. She is a tutor at her school who helps younger students to get orientated and organizes activities. During her exchange she hopes to be able to join the dance club in her high school or even try out for cheer leading.  Read more...

    Victoria’s native language is German. She has studied English for 5 years, French for 4 years, and Spanish for 2 years. She earns good to average grades in school and her favorite subjects are French, Biology, and Music. Victoria would like to become a teacher in the future. Victoria’s teachers describe her as an open-minded, friendly, polite, and highly motivated student who is equally appreciated by her peers and teachers.

    Victoria lives with both of her parents and her younger brother. Her mother is a journalist and her father is a tour guide. She has no known allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingdancepiano

    Allergies: none

  • Yira from Spain
    • ID: 4790
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Yira is a 16-year-old girl from Spain who is looking forward to her junior year in the United States! Yira describes herself as independent, open minded, polite, studious, and responsible. Yira enjoys a variety of activities such as gymnastics, working out, writing, listening to music, and spending time with her family. Yira has done gymnastics on a local team until recently and she would like to try cheerleading during her exchange program. Yira also enjoys spending time with her family which includes her mother, her aunts, and her grandmother; she has a deep and caring relationship with her family. Yira loves to help people and she often takes on leadership responsibilities, she has even served as class representative at her high school. Teachers describe Yira as outgoing, intelligent, and mature.  Read more...

    Yira’s native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 10 years and speaks at the upper intermediate level. She has also studied German for 3 years and Catalan for 15 years. Yira earns good grades at school where her favorite subjects are History, Social Studies, Biology and Chemistry. In the future Yira would like to become a high school teacher. Yira will be placed in 11th grade in the United States.

    Yira lives with her mother and her grandmother. Yira’s mother works in administration. Yira has no dietary restrictions but Yira does have an allergy to cats and cannot be placed in a home with cats.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    gymnasticsmusicworking outwriting

    Allergies: I have cat allergy.