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: 23
  • Alice from Italy
    • ID: 5278
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11 or 12
    • Fall 2022

    Alice is a 16-year-old girl from Italy who will turn 17 in September. She likes being active and pursuing sports like tennis and skating, but she is also willing to learn new types of sports. For relaxation, she enjoys drawing and listening to English music, especially pop and rap music. She loves watching movies and prefers romantic or funny comedies. Alice likes going out shopping or just spending time with her friends. If possible, Alice would like to travel and visit cities during her exchange in the US. She especially hopes to have a host sister of the same age who whom she can share her life during the six months of the exchange.  Read more...

    Alice describes herself as being a kind, helpful, and responsible person who likes to try new experiences, who prefers company over being alone, and who values trust and family. Her teachers and friends describe her as being a person who is respectful towards peers and adults, who is willing to learn and obtain good results, and who is able to adapt to new situations.

    Alice's native language is Italian. She has been studying English for 11 years, Spanish for 6 years, and French for 3 years. Her favorite school subjects are English and Spanish. She would like to pursue a career that would her to travel and speak foreign languages in the future.

    Alice lives with her mother. Her mother is an insurance broker, and her father is a tennis teacher. Alice has two dogs, can live in a home with pets, and has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    languagesmeeting friendstennis

    Allergies: none

  • Amelia from Italy
    • ID: 5377
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11 or 12
    • Spring 2023

    Amelia is a girl from Italy who will be 17 years old at the start of her exchange. One of her favorite activities is basketball, which she has been playing for about 11 years. In addition to being athletic, she is also creative. She enjoys drawing and has started her own Instagram page where she publishes her drawings and sometimes gets commissions for her work. Her favorite mediums are water/alcohol-based markers, posca pens, and digital art programs. She also likes writing poetry, and belongs to her school’s creative writing club. Another passion of hers is cooking. She loves baking cakes for family and friends, and would like to make some Italian-style dinners for her host family during her exchange. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and watching movies. If possible, Amelia would like to explore art, visit museums, play basketball, and go hiking during her exchange.  Read more...

    Amelia's native language is Italian. She has been studying English for 14 years. She has also studied French (3 years) and Latin (1 year). She gets good grades, and her favorite subject is science. Teachers and her basketball team manager describe Amelia as a well-mannered, sweet, friendly, and funny young woman who is willing to work hard to achieve her goals, loves the English language, and is open to new ideas and experiences. In the future, she would like to work in a field that combines art and science.

    Amelia lives with both parents and an older brother. Her mother is an Illustrator, and her father owns an IT consultancy firm. Amelia has 4 cats, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballcookingdrawing

    Allergies: none

  • Ana from Mexico
    • ID: 5321
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Spring 2023

    Ana is a girl from Mexico who enjoys playing tennis, attending her religious group, and any kind of painting. She also enjoys reading and playing the piano and is hoping to dedicate more of her time doing so this year. If possible, Ana would like to continue to play tennis, as well as explore the outdoors, during her exchange in the US. Ana describes herself as being independent, friendly, studious, responsible, respectful, and loving. Her teachers say that she is mature, honest, intuitive, and a team player.  Read more...

    Ana's native language is Spanish, and she has been studying English for 10 years. She has also been studying French for 1 year. Her favorite school subjects are History and science. Ana does not have a set career goal, rather she wishes to choose a path that leads to happiness and success for her future. Ana will be 16 at the start of her exchange and should attend 11th grade.

    Ana lives with her mother, father, and younger brother. Her father is a banker and her mother is a stay-at-home mom. Ana can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    church grouppaintingpianotennis

    Allergies: none

  • Azat from Kazakhstan
    • ID: 5219
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Azat is a boy from Kazakhstan, who will be turning 15 before the start of his exchange. He describes himself as friendly, open-minded, creative, and having a sense of humor. He is artistic and musical. He sings, plays the guitar, writes poetry and song lyrics in Russian and English, and produces music. He also participates on an English Olympiad Team. In his free time, he enjoys table tennis, reading, playing chess, watching movies, and playing video games. Azat loves to travel and has visited Russia, France, Turkey, Georgia, Switzerland, Uzbekistan, Monaco, Vatican City, and the UK. He also lived in Italy from ages 7 thru 10 and attended an American school there. If possible, Azat would like to explore music communities and art during his exchange, and do some volunteer work.  Read more...

    Azat's native language is Kazakh. He speaks English fluently, and has studied the language for 7 years. He has also studied Russian for 10 years and Turkish for 2 years. Azat attends a boarding school during the week and comes home on weekends. He gets very good grades, and his favorite subject is English. Teachers and a family friend describe Azat as a courteous, diligent, passionate, and intelligent young man who is mature for his age, cares about the success of the people around him, and is always ready to try new things. Azat is considering a career in the arts, but would like to explore other possibilities throughout his time in high school before settling on a career.

    Azat’s parents are separated, and he lives in a house with his mother, younger brother, aunt, and grandparents when he is not at boarding school. His mother is an HR professional and his father is a project engineer. Azat has a cat and a rescue dog, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    guitarmusicreadingsinging

    Allergies: none

  • Berta from Spain
    • ID: 5185
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Berta is a 15-year-old girl from Spain who likes to play soccer, basketball, and tennis. She also attends English classes and a writing workshop. In her spare time, Berta enjoys skiing, watching movies, and reading. She is actively a part of both her soccer team and school mediation team, in Spain. During her time in the US, she would like to explore soccer, basketball, volleyball, singing, drama, dancing, and cooking. Berta describes herself as being friendly, studious, funny, flexible, hardworking and a sportswoman. Her teachers describe her as responsible, polite, and very caring.  Read more...

    Berta's native language is Spanish, and she has been studying English for 7 years. She has also been studying French and Valencian for 9 years. Her favorite school subjects are math and PE, and would like to pursue a career in business and health, in the future. Berta should attend 10th grade in the US.

    Berta lives with her mother and father. Her mother is a university lecturer and her father is a high school teacher. Berta can live in a home with pets, as she has no allergies to any. She also has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballsoccertennis

    Allergies: none

  • CANDELA from Spain
    • ID: 5264
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Candela is a girl from Spain who loves musical theater, dancing jazz and ballet, and drama. She also enjoys swimming, cooking, and activism. She actively participates in volunteering for children in need, as well as her theater club. If possible, Candela would like to continue to explore theater and drama clubs during her exchange in the US. Candela describes herself as being extroverted, funny, responsible, and creative. Her teachers say that she has a very respectful and positive attitude towards others, and always puts in a constant effort into her work.  Read more...

    Candela's native language is Spanish, and she has been studying English for 12 years. She has also been studying French for 3 years. Her favorite school subjects are History, geography, and art. She would like to pursue a career in international relations or criminology, in the future. Candela is 15 years old and should attend grade 10, in the US.

    Candela lives with her mother and father, as well as her twin sister whom she is very close to. Both of her parents work in advertising. Candela has a rescue dog, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    balletcookingdancedrama/theaterswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Carla from Spain
    • ID: 5188
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11 or 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Carla is a 17-year old girl from Spain who likes synchronized swimming, meeting friends, and listening to music. She has been practicing synchronized swimming for five years at a local club. When she was 5-year old she practiced rhythmic gymnastics. In her spare time, she likes to play with her younger sister, go shopping, and watch movies. Carla looks forward to trying artistic gymnastics and surfing if it’s possible. In addition, she would like to introduce her culture to her host family and is interested in learning American culture. Teachers describe Carla as a positive, hard-working, and responsible young woman who has excellent communication skills.  Read more...

    Carla’s native language is Spanish. Carla earns good grades at school and has also studied English (11 years) and Catalan (13 years). Her favorite subject at school is Biology. In the future, she would like to study medicine or odontology.

    Carla lives with both of her parents and her younger sister (aged 13), with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother is the administration of the import department and her father is a forklift operator. Carla is allergic to kiwi and avoiding to eat them. She is not allergic to dogs, however, is afraid of living with big dogs.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    gymnasticsmusicswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Claudia from Spain
    • ID: 5334
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 18
    • Grade: 11 or 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Claudia is a girl from Spain who loves playing tennis, going to the cinema, and spending time with her family. She also enjoys bicycling, skiing, swimming, painting, and photography. In her free time Claudia enjoys making costume jewelry, cooking, and listening to music. She actively participates as a volunteer in caring for children. If possible, Claudia would like to explore track, soccer, skiing, tennis, cooking, and painting during her exchange in the US. Claudia describes herself as being friendly, open minded, responsible, creative, and polite. Her teachers emphasize her polite and easy-going nature.  Read more...

    Claudia's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 5 years and speaks it very well. She has also been studying French for 2 years. Her favorite school subjects are philosophy, literature and English, and she would like to pursue a career as an early childhood education teacher in the future. Claudia will be 18 at the start of her program and should attend 12th grade.

    Claudia lives with her mother, and has 4 siblings: an older brother and sister as well as a younger brother and sister. Her mother is a secretary of direction and her father works in administration. Claudia can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    paintingskiingswimmingtennis

    Allergies: none

  • Elena from Italy
    • ID: 5250
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11 or 12
    • Fall 2022

    Elena is a 16-year-old girl from Italy who will turn 17 in December. She practices different sports, including swimming, horse riding, ice-skating, and climbing. Elena’s true passion is acting: Since 2012, she has been attending a musical school, where she studies acting, dancing, and choral singing. She is also a member of a theater group, participates in musical summer camps, and looks after younger students as a leader. In her free time, Elena likes to go out or visit the mountains or the seaside with her friends. She loves traveling, has visited many places with her family, and hopes to do more traveling when she is finished with high school. She is very interested in learning about other cultures and traditions. If possible, Elena would like to try new sports or experiences during her exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Elena describes herself as being an independent, responsible, and emphatic girl with a sunny personality. Her teachers and friends describe her as being a mature, intelligent, and curious student who has good relationships with her peers.

    Elena's native language is Italian. She has been studying English for 10 years and French for 3 years. She is also studying Latin and Greek at her high school. Her favorite school subjects is philosophy. After graduation, she would like to travel around the world and attend the university.

    Elena lives with her mother, father, and two older sisters. Her father has a freelance position and her mother is a human resources employee. Elena has a dog, can live in a home with pets, and has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancesinging

    Allergies: none

  • GIULIA MARIA from Italy
    • ID: 5378
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11 or 12
    • Spring 2023

    Giulia is girl from Italy who will be 17 years old at the start of her exchange. She describes herself as being independent, friendly, open-minded, tidy, and organized. She likes to keep busy, and has tried many different sports, including cycling, running, swimming, and synchronized swimming. She loves reading books and watching movies. She often watches movies in English to improve her language skills. Another of her passions is music. She has been playing the piano for about 6 years. Her favorite types of music are rock and pop. Her family has a vacation home by the sea, where they enjoy swimming, diving, exploring the seashore, or just sitting in the sun. Giulia also loves travelling and discovering new places and different cultures. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, drawing, photography, and gardening. If possible, Giulia would like to explore tennis, snowboarding, and pottery during her exchange.  Read more...

    Giulia's native language is Italian. She has been studying English for 10 years. She gets excellent grades (straight A’s), and her favorite subject is history. Teachers describe Giulia as a friendly, sweet-tempered, and highly motivated young woman who has excellent relationships with her peers and teachers, and is curious about the world. She would like to be a surgeon in the future.

    Giulia lives with both parents and a younger sister. Her father is a lawyer, and her mother is a teacher as well as an architect. Giulia can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    pianoreadingswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Gonzalo from Spain
    • ID: 5240
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Gonzalo is a boy from Spain who enjoys exercising, and is actively involved in soccer club, tennis, and gymnastics. In his free time, he also enjoys playing video games, watching movies, playing piano, and programming. If possible, Gonzalo would like to explore club sports such as baseball, hockey, and soccer during his exchange. He describes himself as being extroverted, adventurous, studious, and responsible.  Read more...

    Gonzalo's native language is Spanish. He has been studying English for 9 years, and French for a year. He gets very good grades, and his favorite subjects are PE, physical science, chemistry, and biology. Teachers describe Gonzalo as caring, hardworking, and very helpful to others. He would like to pursue a career in business in the future. Gonzalo will be 16 during his study abroad and should attend 11th grade.

    Gonzalo lives with both parents and two younger brothers. His mother works in administration, and his father is a tradesman. Gonzalo has a cat, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies to pets and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    pianosoccertennisvideo games

    Allergies: none

  • Janna from Spain
    • ID: 5199
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Janna is a girl from Spain who likes playing the flute, attending music class, and practicing tennis. She also enjoys inline skating, skiing, tennis, paddle surfing, and watching tv shows. She actively participates in both music and tennis clubs. If possible, Janna would like to continue to play the flute during her exchange. Janna describes herself as being friendly, extroverted, open minded, responsible, and flexible. Her teachers would add that she is patient, adaptable, and hard working.  Read more...

    Janna's native language is Catalan, and she has been studying both English and Spanish for 10 years. Her favorite school subjects are PE and biology. She would like to pursue a career in nursing and physiotherapist in the future. Janna will be 15 upon arrival in the US and should attend 10th grade.

    Janna lives with her mother and father. She has an older brother and sister. Her father is a chief information’s officer and her mother is a psychologist in education. Janna has no allergies to pets or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    flutemusicskiingtennis

    Allergies: none

  • Joana from Spain
    • ID: 5241
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Joana is a girl from Spain and is happy, honest, organized, and responsible. She will turn 15 in August. She has been practicing Artistic Gymnastics for four years. She is also a member of a local theater club and she enjoys it very much. Joana would like to continue practicing gymnastics and theater while on her exchange. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her friends and family, go hiking, cook, draws, and listen to music. Teachers describe Joanna as an extroverted, cheerful, positive, and responsible young woman who has good communication skills and could adapt to a new environment easily.  Read more...

    Joana’s native language is Spanish. She has studied English for six years. Joana earns good grades at school and has also studied French (three years) and Catalan (14 years). Her favorite subject at school is English and she goes to the English academy after school to brush up on her language skills. In the future, she would like to become an English teacher.

    Joana lives with both of her parents, with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother works as an administrator and her father owns a travel agency. Joana has a cat and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drama/theatergymnasticshiking

    Allergies: none

  • Joelle from Switzerland
    • ID: 5295
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Fall 2022

    Joelle is a 17-year-old girl from Switzerland who will turn 18 in September. She is passionate about acrobatic and artistic activities, attends trainings three to four times a week, and participates in competitions with her team mate. She is a group leader at a circus for children which she used to attend as a young child herself. Joelle has been taking harp lessons for eight years, and she used to take jazz/hip-hop dance classes and perform in a grand show for six years. She likes spending time with her friends going to the movies, visiting the city, or having a girl’s night at home. If possible, Joelle would like to explore acrobatics, gymnastics, and cheerleading during her exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Joelle describes herself as being a friendly, open-minded, and creative girl. Her teachers and friends describe her as being an independent, communicative, and emphatic student.

    Joelle's native language is German. She has been studying English for 8 years, French for 6 years, and Spanish for 1 year. Her favorite school subject is English. She would like to pursue a career as a teacher in the future because she likes teaching young children.

    Joelle lives with her mother, father, and five younger siblings. Her mother is a teacher and her father is a electrical engineer. Joelle has two rabbits, can live in a home with pets, and has no allergies to pets. She is a vegetarian and has no other dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancedrawinggymnastics

    Allergies: none

  • Laura from Spain
    • ID: 5181
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 14
    • Grade: 10
    • Spring 2022

    Laura is girl from Spain who will turn 15 in October. She is a sociable person who loves to spend time with her friends at school. Laura is very athletic and tennis is her favorite sport, but she is also good at other sports (i.e. skiing) and exercises four days a week after school and on weekends at a sports center. Laura’s second favorite activity is traveling, and she has already traveled to many places around the world. If possible, Laura would like to explore other sports (swimming, snowboarding, horse riding, or rugby) during her exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Laura describes herself as being a cheerful, self-confident, and open-minded person who can make friends easily and who is very competitive at sports. Her teachers and friends describe her as being an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and curious team player.

    Laura's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 10 years and German for 2 years. Her favorite school subjects are math, arts, and sports. She would like to pursue a career as a pilot or architect in the future.

    Laura lives with her mother and older brother, and she also spends a lot of time with her father. Her mother is an airline cabin chief attendant, and her father is a businessman. Laura has no pets, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets, and she has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    musicskiingtennis

    Allergies: none

  • LUDOVICA from Italy
    • ID: 5306
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Ludovica is a 15-year-old girl from Italy. She describes herself as open-minded, studious, responsible, and flexible. Her favorite activity is cooking, and she especially enjoys making pasta, cakes, and cookies. She also likes playing volleyball, although she doesn’t get to play much these days because school keeps her busy. In her spare time she enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends, and watching movies. If possible, Ludovica would like to play volleyball and do some travelling during her exchange.  Read more...

    Ludovica’s native language is Italian. She has been studying English for 11 years and has been taking private English lessons for the last 3 years. She has also studied French for 3 years. She gets excellent grades, and her favorite subjects are history and English. Teachers and a family friend describe Ludovica as a friendly, sociable, responsible, and motivated young woman who has good relationships with her peers and enjoys trying new experiences. In the future, she would like to be a diplomat because of her interest in foreign languages, other cultures, and travel.

    Ludovica lives with both parents. She also has an older brother who is currently studying in the U.S. Her mother works for a taxicab transport company, and her father is a customs and monopoly officer. Ludovica can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • MARGHERITA from Italy
    • ID: 5380
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11 or 12
    • Spring 2023

    Margherita is a 16-year-old girl from Italy. She loves sports and dance, especially ballet, rhythmic gymnastics, cheerleading, horseback riding, running, and roller skating. She also does yoga and Pilates. She enjoys discovering new cultures and visiting new places, so one of her biggest passions is travelling. She has been to the U.S. 3 times (to Miami, New York, Orlando, and West Palm Beach) and has also travelled to the Bahamas and other islands on a Caribbean cruise. She does her best to pursue a healthy lifestyle, and likes cooking and trying healthy recipes. Skincare, make-up, and fashion are also important to her, and she loves shopping. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies and TV series, hanging out with friends, reading, listening to music, and going to museums. Margherita describes herself as open-minded, organized, polite, kind, and friendly. If possible, she would like to do some travelling during her exchange as well as activities such as shopping, surfing, and going to the theatre and museums.  Read more...

    Margherita's native language is Italian. She attends a linguistic high school and has been studying English for 11 years. She has also studied French (6 years), German (3 years), and Ancient Latin (2 years). She gets excellent grades (all A’s), and her favorite subjects are English, French, and German. Teachers describe Margherita as a reliable, hardworking, clever, and passionate student who loves learning and deepening her knowledge of foreign languages. In the future, she would like to pursue a career in business, social media, or fashion.

    Margherita lives with both parents and an older sister. Her mother is a bookkeeper, and her father is a sales manager. Margherita has a dog, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    fashiongymnasticslanguagesrunningyoga

    Allergies: none

  • Maria from Spain
    • ID: 5234
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Maria is a girl from Spain who likes swimming, playing piano, and hanging out with her friends. She also enjoys hiking, skiing, and photography. In her free time Maria likes collecting, watching movies, and reading. She actively participates in a sport’s club a few times a week. If possible, Maria would like to explore theater and cooking during her exchange in the US. Maria describes herself as being friendly, funny, responsible, empathetic, and organized. Her teachers add that she is hard working, polite, and a real team player.  Read more...

    Maria's native language is Spanish and she has been studying English for 12 years. She has also been studying French for 4 years, and German for 1. Her favorite school subjects are PE, geography, and history. She would like to become a police officer in the future. Maria will be 16 years old and should attend 11th grade in the US.

    Maria lives with her mother and father. Her father is a Police Officer and her mother is a Laboratory Technician. Maria can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    hikingpianosoccerswimming

    Allergies: none

  • MATILDE from Italy
    • ID: 5238
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11 or 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Matilde is a girl from Italy who will be turning 17 before the start of her exchange. She describes herself as friendly, open-minded, studious, and adventurous. Her top activity is track and field, and her specialty is the pole vault. She trains 5 times a week, and takes part in competitions from January to May. Last year she qualified for the Italian national championships. In the winter, she and her family like going skiing in the Alps. In the summer, she goes swimming with her friends, or sailing with her father. Last summer she worked as a waitress in a restaurant on the beach to earn some extra spending money. She also enjoys hiking, shopping, keeping up with the fashion scene, listening to music, watching TV series in English, reading, and cooking. She likes testing out new recipes, and would love to cook some Italian dishes for her host family. If possible, Matilde would like to continue pole vaulting during her exchange and hopes to explore some big cities and attend a few concerts and sporting events.  Read more...

    Matilde’s native language is Italian. She has studied English for 6 years. She has also studied French (3 years) and Latin (3 years). She gets very good grades. Her favorite subject is biology, but she also likes literature. Teachers describe Matilde as a serious and committed student who is an active participant in class and has good relationships with her classmates. She would like to become a doctor in the future.

    Matilde lives with both parents, a younger brother, and a younger sister. Her mother is a chemist, and her father is a software engineer. Matilde has a cat, and can live in a home with pets. She tries to eat healthy, including lots of fruits and vegetables, but has no dietary restrictions or allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    readingskiingtrack and field

    Allergies: none

  • Michaela from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5357
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11 or 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Michaela is a 17-year-old girl from the Czech Republic. She describes herself as being friendly, responsible, creative, and having a sense of humor. She is also artistic, and loves to draw and paint. In the winter she likes to go skiing and ice skating, and is also trying to learn how to snowboard. In the summer she goes swimming, roller skating, and bike riding. She works on Fridays and all day on Saturday, so she only has Sundays free right now. In her spare time she enjoys going for walks with her dog, spending time with her family, and watching TV shows and movies. If possible, Michaela would like to explore swimming and art during her exchange.  Read more...

    Michaela's native language is Czech. She has been studying English for 13 years. She has also studied Russian (5 years) and Spanish (1 year). Michaela attends a police academy (which is also a boarding school) as she is interested in helping others. She gets good grades, and her favorite subjects are English, math, and history. Teachers describe Michaela as an open, honest, pleasant, and caring young woman, who is shy, but friendly. She would like to be an air traffic controller in the future.

    Michaela lives with both parents and a younger brother when she is not at boarding school. Her mother is an accountant, and her father is a truck driver. Michaela has a dog, a cat, and a guinea pig, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies. She is a vegetarian.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drawingice skatingpaintingskiingswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Ondrej from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5364
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Ondrej is a 16-year-old boy from the Czech Republic. He loves sports, and his favorite sport is rugby. He has played for 6 years and is the captain of his rugby team. He enjoys doing other sports as well, such as snowboarding, basketball, skateboarding. He also works out at the gym four times a week. He describes himself as open-minded, friendly, having a sense of humor, and being a “big extrovert” who loves spending time with his friends and family. In his spare time, Ondrej likes going for walks, playing mobile video games, woodworking, and watching YouTube videos. If possible, Ondrej would like to continue playing rugby during his exchange and also try American football.  Read more...

    Ondrej's native language is Czech. He has studied English for 11 years. He has also studied German (3 years) and Spanish (1 year). He gets very good grades, and his favorite subject is history. Teachers describe Ondrej as a likeable, friendly, and diligent young man who supports and encourages others, is a great team player, and loves to learn new things. In the future, he would like to have his own sports equipment business.

    Ondrej’s parents are divorced. He and his younger brother live with their mother most of the time, but they spend about 5 days out of every two weeks at their father’s. Ondrej’s mother is a purchaser, and his father is a project manager. Ondrej can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    rugbyskateboardingsnowboardingworking out

    Allergies: none

  • SERGIO from Spain
    • ID: 5229
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Sergio is a boy from Spain, who will turn 16 this spring. His favorite things to do are play field hockey, surf, and play videogames. He also enjoys snowboarding, cooking, watching movies, and reading. He actively participates in his field hockey team in Spain. If possible, Sergio would like to explore football during his exchange in the US. Sergio describes himself as being friendly, extroverted, funny, and adventurous. His teachers would add that he cares a lot about his classmates, and has a very collaborative attitude.  Read more...

    Sergio's native language is Spanish, and he has been studying English for 10 years. He has also been studying Chinese for 3 years and French for 4. His favorite school subjects are math, English and economics. He would like to pursue a career in engineering in the future. Sergio should attend 11th grade in the US.

    Sergio lives with his mother and father, as well as his two younger siblings. Sergio can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingfield hockeysurfingvideo games

    Allergies: none

  • Valentina from Spain
    • ID: 5158
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Valentina is a 15-year old girl from Spain who loves sports including artistic gymnastics, basketball, Gaelic football, and hurling. She also likes music and likes to play the transverse flute. In her spare time, she likes to go hiking, surfing, kayaking, skiing, and snowboarding. Valentina likes to be active and looks forward to trying out new sports such as tennis and cheerleading. She is currently attending school in Ireland and is very excited to start a new school year in the U.S. Teachers describe Valentina as a polite and kind young woman who has great communication skills and is well-liked by her peers.  Read more...

    Valentina’s native language is Spanish. Valentina earns excellent grades at school has also studied English (nine years), Catalan (seven years), German (three years), and Italian (one year). Her favorite subjects are Biology, Physics, and Chemistry. In the future, she would like to study medicine at the university.

    Valentina lives with both of her parents and her younger sister (aged 13), with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother and father are doctors. Valentina is allergic (moderate) to cats and birds, and she cannot live with them. She uses antihistamine when she has a reaction.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballfootballgymnastics

    Allergies: I have allergies to cats and birds.