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: 13
  • Adam from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 4860
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2020

    Adam is a 17-year-old boy from the Czech Republic. He describes himself as friendly, polite, responsible, adventurous, communicative, easy-going, and having a good sense of humor. He is very active! Adam’s number one sport is ice hockey. He’s been playing for over 12 years on a hockey team. Besides ice hockey, he enjoys running, playing basketball, going to the gym, biking, canoeing, fishing, and yoga. His other hobbies include drawing, painting, photography, watching movies, reading, playing video games, and hanging out with friends and family. Occasionally, he sings in the Church with his mom. Adam wants to come to the USA in order to learn more about American culture, get out of his comfort zone, and improve his English. He’s also eager to teach you about his Czech culture!  Read more...

    Adam’s teachers say that he is friendly, open-minded, communicative, a team player, adaptable, reliable, and a leader in his class. He receives good grades in school. His favorite subjects are Math, Art, PE, and Social Sciences. After high school, Adam would like to attend university and aspires to become a sports trainer or teacher one day!

    Adam’s parents are separated and he lives with his mom and a twin brother. He also has an older brother. Adam says his parents are very supportive of him! Please note, he has mild allergies to tree and grass pollen, he has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    ice hockey

    Allergies: none

  • Alexander from Slovakia
    • ID: 4745
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Alexander or “Alex” is a 17-year-old boy from the Czech Republic who enjoys being active, playing music, and hanging out with friends. He has been playing ice hockey for eleven years and actively plays in the volleyball club one-two times per week. Additionally, Alex enjoys basketball, bicycling, going to the gym, and weightlifting. His musical ambitions include playing the guitar and piano. He’s been playing the guitar for eight years and is currently self-teaching himself the piano. Additional hobbies include cooking, gardening, watching movies, reading historical and philosophical books, and playing video games. Alex describes himself as independent, extroverted, open-minded, flexible, and having a good sense of humor. His teachers describe him as being considerate of others, imaginative, talented, highly-motivated, responsible, adaptable, perceptive, ambitious, polite, communicative, passionate, outgoing, and respected by his peers.  Read more...

    Alex’s native language is Slovak. He has studied English for ten years and French for five years. Alex received good grades in school. His favorite subjects are physics, chemistry, philosophy, biology, and history. His future plans include studying medicine and potentially becoming a psychiatrist!

    Alex lives with his parents and younger sister. He also has an older brother. Alex says that he and his family like to spend time together; his parents are supportive of him and his sports. They enjoy traveling together.

    While in the USA, Alex is excited to explore the American lifestyle, culture, schools, and sports, as well as improve his English. His preference would be to live with an active family and go to a school where he could continue playing ice hockey.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    ice hockeymusicvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Barbora from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 4877
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Fall 2020

    Barbora (“Bara”) is a 17-year old girl from the Czech Republic. She describes herself as independent, friendly, creative, and adventurous, with a sense of humor. She loves animals, especially horses. She owns 3 horses and takes them to a lot of show jumping competitions. Her family also has 2 dogs, a cat, cows, goats, sheep and hens. In her spare time she enjoys reading, swimming, skiing, cooking, spending time at the beach, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. She also likes to travel. She has visited many European countries, and has also been to the U.S. several times and has visited New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, the Grand Canyon, and Yosemite. She loves the U.S. for its beautiful nature, amazing cities, and nice people.  Read more...

    Bara’s native language is Czech. She has studied English for 12 years, and has also studied German (3 years). She is currently in the UK taking an English course. She gets good grades, and her favorite subject is geography. In the future she would like to be a businesswoman. Teachers and coaches describe Bara as a conscientious and purposeful young woman who has a lot of friends and is popular with her teammates.

    Bara lives with both parents and a younger brother. Her parents own a farm, and her father also teaches at a college. She is willing to live with pets, except snakes and spiders, which she is afraid of. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    horse ridingreadingskiing

    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)

  • Justin from Germany
    • ID: 4863
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Justin is a 16-year old boy from Germany who describes himself as friendly, helpful, extroverted, and responsible with a good sense of humor. He really enjoys mountain biking and that’s his favorite pastime during the summer months. When it’s too cold to be mountain biking, Justin loves gaming on his ps4 and hanging out with his friends. He has been volunteering with a technical aid organization for 5 years and loved the camaraderie that came with that. In his free time, Justin likes to read occasionally, but he has a part-time job with a car dealership which keeps him very busy. During his exchange he would love to explore more sports.  Read more...

    Justin’s native language is German. He has been studying English for 7 years and Latin for 5 years and earns good to satisfactory grades. In the future, Justin would like to work for the German Federal Police. Justin’s teachers describe him as a very committed student, who is highly motivated and keen on exploring new things.

    Justin lives with both of his parents and a younger sister. His mother is a physiotherapist and his father works in business administration. Justin has an animal hair allergy and because of that he cannot live with cats and dogs.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclingvideo games

    Allergies: animal hair allergy, especially dogs & cats

  • Louise from Germany
    • ID: 4854
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Spring 2021

    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

  • Lukas from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 4861
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Lukas is a 16-year-old from the Czech Republic. He describes himself as independent, friendly, outgoing, intorverted, serious, polite, focused, and adaptable. Lukas’ number one passion is baseball! He plays on a club team as a catcher and third baseman. Baseball keeps him busy with practices three times per week. Lukas is also active off the baseball field. He likes to snowboard, do home workouts, bicycle, and hike. Other hobbies include playing the guitar, chess, and video games, as well as gardening, cooking, and listening to music (especially old rock and metal!). In the summer, he has worked in the Austrian Alps doing working with kids on a farm. Lukas is excited for the opportunity to come to the U.S. to experience the everyday life of an American family, gain a new perspective, and improve his English.  Read more...

    Lukas’ teachers describe him as caring, open-minded, empathetic, talented, dedicated, outgoing, supportive of his peers, a team player, and “truly a stand-out individual”. His baseball coach describes him as hardworking and respectful, as well as possessing the drive to always self-improve. Lukas receives good grades in school. His favorite subjects are Chemistry, Biology, and German language. One day, Lukas would like to by a Physiotherapist!

    Lukas lives with his parents and two younger brothers. They have a range of pets, including a dog, a cat, a hamster, and a fish. Lukas has no known allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    baseball

    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

  • Mykyta from Ukraine
    • ID: 4791
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 9
    • Academic Year 2020

    Mykyta (pronounced “Nikita”) is a 14-year old boy from Ukraine who will be turning 15 before the start of his exchange. He describes himself as “a very sporty guy” and loves all kinds of sports. At the moment, his favorite sport is trampolining, which he does 2 hours a day, twice a week. He also enjoys soccer, snowboarding, kiteboarding, swimming, table tennis, volleyball, basketball, and bowling. In his spare time he likes working out at the gym, going to the movies with friends, and watching videos on YouTube. He is a big fan of junk food. He helps around the house by keeping his room clean, helping his mom with the dishes, doing laundry and feeding the dog. He and his family love to travel and have visited Egypt, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, England, Germany and Italy. He is interested in swimming and doing other sports during his exchange. Teachers describe Mykyta as a friendly and hardworking young man who has a good sense of humor and gets along well with his peers.  Read more...

    Mykyta’s native language is Russian, and he has been learning English for 7 years. He has also studied Ukrainian (10 years) and German (2 years). He gets very good grades, and his favorite subjects are PE, history, and English. In the future he would like to eventually be an event organizer and own his own company, but before that he would like to become a trampoline instructor for kids.

    Mykyta’s parents are divorced, and he lives with his mother. He also has a younger brother. Mykyta is very close with both of his parents even though they are divorced. His mother is the owner of a translation bureau and his father is a company director. Mykyta has a dog and a cat and is willing to live with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    soccerswimmingtrampolin

    Allergies: none

  • Ondrej from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 4848
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2020

    Ondrej is a 17-year-old boy from the Czech Republic. He describes himself as friendly, flexible, extroverted, responsible, a good listener, unafraid to challenge himself, and having a good sense of humor. He is a big sports fan, especially of ice hockey! In fact, Ondrej has played hockey since he was six-years-old and is on a hockey team. Last year, he took on a leadership role as captain of his team. Other hobbies include playing video games with friends, watching movies (especially the Marvel films!), listening to music, photography, and learning new skills like juggling and doing backflips. Additionally, he likes doing video editing; he does this for his dad’s business to post on social media. Ondrej is eager to study in the USA to expand his horizons, improve his English, and learn about American traditions, as well as share his Czech culture and traditions with his host family!  Read more...

    Ondrej’s teachers say that he is intelligent, focused, able to juggle the rigors of school and hockey, communicative, self-sufficient, honest, and positive. His hockey coach describes him as self-confident, ambitious, popular, adaptable, and a curious learner. Ondrej receives very good grades in school. His favorite subjects are math, geography, and PE.

    Ondrej’s parents are separated but they have a really good relationship and are very supportive of Ondrej and his ambitions. He alternates weeks with both parents. He has an older brother who is in college; they have a great relationship! Please note, Ondrej is allergic to “Cefzil” (an antibiotic for treating bacterial infections), he has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    ice hockey

    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

  • Seline from Germany
    • ID: 4538
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 10
    • Spring 2021

    Seline is a 16 year old girl from Germany who loves animals – she has a dog, a turtle, and several quail. She is also very much into sports, with martial arts being her favorite right now. She’s been practicing kickboxing, tea-kwon-do and kung-fu, but has tried sports like gymnastics, track, basketball, and dancing in the past. Seline is also playing piano and the violin! She would describe herself as friendly, responsible, polite, and flexible. In her free time, Seline likes to hang out with her friends, watching movies, do some cooking and walk her dog. During her exchange, Seline is looking forward to trying out sports that are new to her as well as hopefully do some traveling.  Read more...

    Seline’s native language is German. She has been studying English for 8 years and Latin for 4 years. She earns very good grades in school. Among her favorite subjects are biology, geography and P.E. In the future Seline would like to go to med school. Her teachers describe her as a quiet, but highly motivated student with outstanding social skills. She likes to take on new projects and is well liked by her peers.

    Seline lives with both of her parents and one younger, and one older sister. Her mother is a housewife and her father works at the local airport. Seline is vegetarian, but knows how to eat and prepare her meals. She has no known allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    animalsdrawingmartial arts

    Allergies: none

  • Victoria from Germany
    • ID: 4722
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Spring 2021

    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