Meet Our Exchange Students

This page provides a convenient way for potential host families 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: 37
  • Ainhoa from Spain
    • ID: 5702
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Ainhoa is an active and outgoing student from Spain. Her interests include volleyball, dance, and meeting her friends. Ainhoa also has a keen interest in singing Spanish music, hip-hop dance, and crafts like pottery and photography. She likes to cook. Once a week, Ainhoa is playing volleyball in a club, Ainhoa describes herself as friendly, open-minded, adventurous, and polite with a sense of humor; her teachers would add that she is a helpful student with exceptional communication skills.  Read more...

    Her native language is Spanish, and she has been studying English for 12 years, along with 2 years of French. Ainhoa's favorite school subjects are English, Drama, and Physical Education, and she would would love to play volleyball.

    Ainhoa lives with her parents, an older brother, and a younger sister. Ainhoa's mother is a Tax advisor and her father works as a chief financial officer. Ainhoa has no pets, is comfortable with living in a home with pets, and has no allergies or dietary restrictions. She will turn 16 upon her arrival in the U.S.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancemeeting friendssingingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Airat from Kyrgyzstan
    • ID: 5810
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2024

    Airat is a 16-year-old boy from Kyrgyzstan. His main hobbies include playing the piano, guitar, and engaging in gym workouts. Additionally, he enjoys activities such as judo, boxing, drawing, photography, woodworking, cooking, and reading. Airat actively participates in the National Jiu Jitsu Federation of Kyrgyz Republic and his school parliament. He's interested in exploring new interests like IT, wrestling, and music clubs during his exchange in the US. Describing himself as independent, friendly, responsible, polite, and flexible, Airat is eager to engage in diverse experiences.  Read more...

    Russian is Airat's native language, and he's been studying English for 15 years. He's also proficient in Kyrgyz (9 years), Turkish (5 years), with a keen interest in biology. Airat dreams of a career in medicine, He lives with his parents, an elder brother (18), and a younger sister (11). His father is a Professor, while his mother manages their household. Airat is fond of their pet dog and can comfortably reside in a home with pets, having no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballjujutsumartial artsmusic

    Allergies: none

  • Aktan from Kyrgyzstan
    • ID: 5777
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2024

    Aktan is a 16-year-old boy from Kyrgyzstan who will turn 17 in September, at the beginning of his exchange. His top activities are swimming, soccer, and going to the gym. He also enjoys basketball, cycling, snowboarding, swimming, and table tennis. Aktan has an interest in performance arts, specifically playing the piano and listening to music. He has participated in dancing at school during the holidays and has experience being an actor in school performances.  Read more...

    In addition to his active participation in the Kyrgyz National swimming team, Aktan would also like to explore soccer during his school during his exchange in the US (in addition to continuing his passion of swimming). He describes himself as friendly, open-minded, responsible, organized, and flexible.

    Aktan's native language is Kyrgyz, and he has been studying English for 3 years. He has also been studying Russian for 16 years. His favorite school subject is math, specifically geometry, and he would like to pursue a career in finance in the future.

    Aktan lives with his mother, father, and two brothers (aged 18 and 11). His father is the head of a procurement department. Aktan does not have any sisters. He has no allergies to pets and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    soccerswimmingworking out

    Allergies: pork

  • Alvaro from Spain
    • ID: 5786
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2024

    Alvaro is a student from Spain, whose biggest passion is playing soccer. He trains three times a week and plays in tournaments on the weekend. On Sundays, he and his parents play golf, followed by lunch with his extended family. Alvaro plays the viola as well. When not involved with soccer, he enjoys spending time with his friends, and watching movies or playing video games. Alvaro describes himself as friendly, humorous, responsible, and polite; his teachers say that he is a hard-working student who works well in a team and has good communication skills.  Read more...

    Alvaro’s native language is Spanish, he has been studying English for nine years and French for three. His favorite subjects in school are Mathematics and physical education, and he would like to become an architect in the future. During his exchange, Alvaro would like to play soccer and maybe explore a new sport. He is looking forward to gaining new cultural experiences.

    Alvaro lives with his parents; his mother is a marketing professional, and his father works in security. He has no siblings, but a big extended family. Alvaro has no allergies and no dietary restrictions, and he is open to living in a pet-friendly environment. He would really thrive in a family with children. Alvaro will be 15 at the start of his program.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    golfmeeting friendsmoviessoccer

    Allergies: none

  • Alvaro from Spain
    • ID: 5820
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2024

    Alvaro is a student from Spain, who enjoys playing soccer, basketball, table tennis and paddle tennis. He also likes to cook, watch movies, and play video games with his friends. Alvaro plays for the local soccer team three times a week. Alvaro sees himself as independent, friendly, responsible, and sporty; his teachers say that he is a cheerful and motivated student, who is eager to learn and participate in classroom discussions.  Read more...

    Alvaro has been learning English for nine years and French for two; his favorite subjects in school are geography and history. After finishing high school, Alvaro would like to pursue a career in business administration. During his exchange in the US, he's excited to try out new sports.

    Alvaro lives with his parents, who both work in banking, and an older sister. Alvaro likes pets, especially dogs, and is fine living in a house with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions, and will be 15 at the start of his exchange.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballmeeting friendspaddle tennisping pongsoccervideo games

    Allergies: none

  • Anna-Marie from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5699
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Anna-Maria is a 17-year-old girl from the Czech Republic. Her favorite activities are dancing, acrobatics, the drums, and photography. She also enjoys cycling, gymnastics, horseback riding, inline skating, sailing, snowboarding, skiing, swimming, airsoft, exercising, drawing, and cooking. She is an active participant in her local dance group. If possible, Anna-Marie would like to continue dancing, skiing, snowboarding, and playing music in the US. She describes herself as independent, responsible, adventurous, polite, and flexible.  Read more...

    Anna-Marie’s native language is Czech, and she has been studying English for seven years. She has also been studying Spanish for two years, Japanese for one year, and German for one year. Her favorite subject in school is math. She is unsure of her career aspirations at the moment, but plans to continue her studies at the university level.

    Anna-Marie lives with her mother, father, and older brother. Both her parents are entrepreneurs and own businesses. Anna-Marie has a border collie at home, and can live in a home with pets, to which she has no allergies. She also has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancedrumsmusicphotographyskiing

    Allergies: none

  • Antonin from France
    • ID: 5736
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2024

    Antonin is a 16-year-old boy from France who will turn 17 in March. He is a very active individual, and therefore loves to go to the gym, play badminton, and go bicycling. He enjoys many other sports such as basketball, fishing, hiking, jogging, soccer, skiing, and swimming. When Antonin wants to relax he likes to cook, play chess, read, write poetry and books, as well as watch movies. If possible, Antonin would like to explore canyoning during his exchange in the US. Antonin describes himself as being independent, openminded, creative, polite, and flexible.  Read more...

    Antonin's native language is French, and he has been studying English for 10 years. He has also been studying German for 5 years, and Latin for 1. His favorite school subjects are physics and chemistry, and he would like to work in an international environment in the future.

    Antonin lives with his mother and younger sister. His mother is a financial controller. Although Antonin does not have any pets, he can live in a home with them. He has no allergies to pets, or dietary restrictions. He has a mild allergy to dust mites.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    badmintonbicyclingsoccerworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Arabella from Germany
    • ID: 5720
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Arabella is a 16-year-old girl from Germany who will turn 17 in November. Her favorite hobbies are music and dance. She loves playing the guitar and has been taking lessons for 5 years. Currently, she is attending a ballroom dance class, and through this class, she has visited several formal balls. One of her favorite activities is getting dressed up and dancing at these events. She used to dance Hip Hop but had to stop when the pandemic started. In her free time, Arabella meets her friends to go ice-skating, visit the movies, or bake together. She enjoys reading romance and fantasy novels, watching Netflix series, and listening to podcasts while walking in the park. Once a week, she goes swimming with her family. If possible, Arabella would like to explore volleyball, dancing Hip Hop, ice skating, and theater during her exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Arabella describes herself as being an open-minded, creative, helpful, and respectful person. Her teachers and friends describe her as being an outgoing, positive, versatile, and focused student.

    Arabella's native language is German. She has been studying English for 8 years, French for 5 years, and Slovak for 16 years. Her favorite school subjects are French, history, and geography. She would like to study psychology and become a criminal psychologist in the future.

    Arabella lives with her mother, father, and younger brother. Her mother is a freelance artist and her father is a purchasing manager. Arabella has no pets, can live in a home with pets, and has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    danceguitarswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Aurora from Italy
    • ID: 5790
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Fall 2024

    Aurora is a 16-year-old girl from Italy who will turn 17 in July. She attends a school known for academic rigor, where she enjoys learning new subjects and meeting new people. From age 5 on, she has practiced classical and modern dance, and currently, she attends modern ballet lessons three times a week. On Saturday afternoons, she helps with activities in the youth group of her local church. This is fulfilling as she gets to spend time with her peers and give back lessons to children that she once learned in this same setting. Other interests include listening to music, going to concerts, watching movies, baking, and traveling. With her friends, she enjoys cooking together, eating at a new restaurant, strolling around the city, and simply talking about the week. If possible, Aurora would like to explore the landmarks of the U.S. as well as try new foods and experiences during her exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Aurora describes herself as being an independent, open-minded, caring, and ambitious person who tends to be private initially, but once warmed up, very cheerful and funny. Her family and friends describe her as a positive, reliable, emphatic, and curious student who is eager to learn, cooperative in team-work, and listening with an open mind.

    Aurora's native language is Italian. She has been studying English for 11 years, Chinese for 3 years, and German for 3 years. Her favorite school subjects are economics and law, human sciences, and Chinese. She would like to study law, international economics, or management in the future.

    Aurora lives with her mother and father. She also has an older sister. Her father is a worker for a local company, and her mother is a caregiver in a nursing home. Aurora has no pets, cannot live in a home with pets, and she has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    balletchurch groupdance

    Allergies: none

  • Blanca from Spain
    • ID: 5701
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2024

    Blanca is a girl from Spain. Her interests include artistic roller skating, and soccer; she also enjoys skiing and engaging in various activities such as cooking, watching movies, and reading. Blanca likes helping her younger siblings and she is actively involved in her Church youth group. She describes herself as friendly, extroverted, open-minded, responsible, and organized; her teachers praise her academic skills as well as her respectful and kind manner towards everyone.  Read more...

    Blanca’s native languages are Catalan and Spanish, and she has been studying English for 9 years, along with 3 years of French. Blanca's favorite school subject are Math and chemistry, and she would like to study pharmacy in the future. She is very athletic and would like to explore activities like ice skating, skiing, and surfing during her exchange in the US. Blanca will be 15 years old at the start of her program.

    Although her parents are divorced, Blanca lives with both of them, as well as her 11 year old twin siblings. Blanca’s father works as a management technician, while her mother is a nurse. Blanca has no pets, but she would like to live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    roller skatingyouth group

    Allergies: none

  • Claudia from Spain
    • ID: 5792
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12?
    • Academic Year 2024

    Claudia is a student from Spain, who is passionate about dancing and music. Claudia enjoys spending time with her friends; she also likes skiing, watching movies, and reading. Once a week, Claudia attends a dance academy. Claudia describes herself as friendly, open-minded, responsible, and organized; her English teacher added that she is a dedicated student, who shows a deep interest in the lessons and whose flexibility will help her to adapt to a new environment.  Read more...

    Claudia’s native language is Spanish, she has studied English for 13 years and French for four years. Her favorite school subject in school is economics; she would like to pursue a career in a field related to economics in the future. During her exchange in the US, Claudia hopes to explore cheerleading and dance.

    Claudia lives with her parents and a younger brother (11 years old). Her father works as a computer technician and her mother is a pharmacy assistant. Claudia would thrive being in a family with (a) younger sibling (s). Claudia has no allergies to pets or dietary restrictions and would be comfortable in a home with pets. Claudia will be 17 at the beginning of her exchange.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancemeeting friendsmusic

    Allergies: none

  • Daniel from Spain
    • ID: 5802
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2024

    Daniel is a student from Spain, who is a very passionate soccer player. He also likes to spend time with his friends, riding his bike and playing darts or video games. In summer, he likes to swim and in winter he enjoys snowboarding, He is able to in-line skate as well. Daniel enjoys to spend time with his extended family; especially with his 93 year old grandfather. He also likes to cook. Daniel describes himself as friendly, open-minded, and responsible; his teachers would add that he is a student with a positive attitude and leadership qualities who is well-liked.  Read more...

    Daniel’s native language is Spanish; he has been learning English for 8 years of English and French for 2 years. His favorite subject in school is Mathematics, and he has not decided yet what he would like to do after his graduation. During his exchange in the US, Daniel hopes be able to play soccer; he is also keen to try out other sports, like American Football, baseball and/or basketball.

    Daniel lives with his parents, his father is a manager and his mother a nurse; he has an older brother as well. Daniel would strive in a family with younger siblings, and he is comfortable living in a pet-friendly environment (he likes cats and dogs); he has no allergies or dietary restrictions. Daniel will be 15 years old at the start of his exchange.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclingmeeting friendssnowboardingsoccervideo games

    Allergies: none

  • Eliska from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5778
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Eliska is a 17-year-old girl from the Czech Republic. Her top activities are running, cycling, and drawing. Eliska also likes visual arts, specifically drawing, as well as cooking, gardening, movies, and using the internet. If possible, Eliska would like to explore volleyball, swimming, and track and field during her exchange in the US. Eliska describes herself as independent, open-minded, studious, responsible, organized, and ambitious.  Read more...

    Eliska's native language is Czech, and she has been studying English for 9 years. She has also been studying German for 4 years. Her favorite school subjects are biology, chemistry, English, and German. She would like to pursue a career in medicine after graduation and hopes to study in Prague in the future.

    Eliska lives with her grandmother. She has 1 sister, age 6, and no brothers. Her father is a locksmith. Eliska has a dog and a rabbit, and she can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclingdrawingrunning

    Allergies: none

  • Elona from Kyrgyzstan
    • ID: 5721
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Elona is a 16-year-old girl from Kyrgyzstan. Her favorite activities are tennis, golf, and basketball. She also enjoys cooking and baking, singing, reading, going on walks, painting, playing chess, watching movies, playing board games, and the martial arts. If possible, Elona would like to continue playing golf in the US, as well as try out pottery. Elona describes herself as independent, friendly, open-minded, responsible, polite, and outgoing.  Read more...

    Elona’s native language is Russian, and she has been studying English for five years. She has also been studying French for two years and Kyrgyz for one year. Her favorite subjects in school are math and English. In the future, Elona would like to go to medical school.

    Elona lives with her mother, father, and younger sister. Her father is a realtor, and her mother is in management. Elona has no pets at home, but is open to living in a home with pets to which she has no allergies. Elona is also lactose intolerant, but otherwise has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballcookinggolfmoviestennis

    Allergies: Dairy products

  • Emely from Ecuador
    • ID: 5801
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2024

    Emely is a 16-year-old girl from Ecuador. She will turn 17 in March of 2025. Her top activities are basketball, swimming, and travel. She also enjoys football, bicycling, fishing, horseback riding, ice skating, jogging, soccer, and table tennis. Emely also likes to sing, perform folkloric dance for her Drama school group, paint, and take photos. Other Activities she enjoys are chess, cooking, movies, and scouting. She actively participates in Youth group and band. If possible, Emely would like ski and travel to New York during her exchange in the US. Emely describes herself as being independent, studious, responsible, creative, organized, friendly, and serious.  Read more...

    Emely 's native language is Spanish and she has been studying English for 5 years. She has also been studying Korean for 1 year. Her favorite school subjects are Math and history. She would like to pursue a career in Medicine or Civil Engineering in the future.

    Emely lives with her mother. She has 0 brothers and 2 sisters (aged 13, 5). Her mother is a Teacher. Emely has a dog and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballdanceswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Felix from Germany
    • ID: 5675
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2024

    Felix is a 15-year-old boy from Germany who will turn 16 in October. An excellent ping pong player, he started playing two years ago and attends ping pong training twice a week. Felix also played club soccer in the past. In his free time, he enjoys playing chess with his best friend or Minecraft with other friends. He learned playing the guitar from his father, and he used to play the guitar for eight years. Other interests include listening to music and reading fantasy or history books. On weekends, he spends time playing games, hiking, or bicycling with his family. If possible, Felix would like to explore volleyball, basketball, and debating during his exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Felix describes himself as being friendly, open-minded, ambitious, as well as adaptable to new situations and interested in different cultures. His teachers and friends describe as being an eager learner with a positive personality, a good sense of humor, and a respectful manner towards others.

    Felix's native language is German. He has been studying English for 5 years, French for 4 years, and Spanish for 2 years. His favorite school subjects are math and physics. He would like to pursue a career in scientist in the future.

    Felix lives with his mother, father, and younger brother. His mother is a social worker, and his father is a music teacher. Felix has no pets, can live in a home with pets, and has no allergies to pets. He is a vegetarian and has no other dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclingchessping pong

    Allergies: Vegetarian: y

  • Franzi from Germany
    • ID: 5747
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Fall 2024

    Franzi is a 15-year-old girl from Germany who will turn 16 in June. She loves singing in a choir once a week with her friends, and she actively participates in a theater club. Other activities with her friends include visiting different cities, going to concerts and movies, taking a walk, or baking together. At school, she is in a buddy club to help younger students with their homework. Franzi enjoys going on trips and playing games with her family. She loves dogs, walks her foster dog once a week, and hopes to be placed in a host family with a dog. If possible, Franzi would like to explore singing, theater, and cheerleading during her exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Franzi describes herself as being an extrovert, open-minded, adventurous, and caring person who loves meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. Her teachers and friends describe her as being a sociable, adaptable, kind, and committed student.

    Franzi's native language is German, and she has been studying English for 10 years. Her favorite school subjects are math, PE, and English. She would like to finish school with a diploma and pursue a career as an actress in the future.

    Franzi lives with her mother and older sister. Her mother is an employee, and her father is an instructor for IT training. Franzi 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:

    choirdrama/theatermeeting friends

    Allergies: none

  • Heidy from Ecuador
    • ID: 5807
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2024

    Heidy is a 17-year-old girl from Ecuador. Her favorite activities include playing the guitar, basketball, volleyball, and watching movies. She also enjoys various forms of visual arts such as drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. Heidy is an active member of the Basketball Club and would like to explore visiting museums, ice skating, snow skiing, hiking, and traveling. She describes herself as independent, friendly, tidy, studious, responsible, adventurous, and polite.  Read more...

    Spanish is Heidy's native language, and she has been studying English for 5 years. Her favorite school subjects are Math and English. She aspires to pursue a career in Medicine or Engineering in the future.

    Heidy lives with her mother and has a 3-year-old brother and a 15-year-old sister. Her mother works in the public sector, and her father is self-employed. Although Heidy doesn't have any pets, she is comfortable living in a home with them and has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballguitarmoviespainting

    Allergies: none

  • Iker from Spain
    • ID: 5718
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2024

    Iker is a student from Spain, who is a passionate soccer player. He is also practicing martial arts, and plays tennis and video games. Iker participates in his school's soccer team. He also enjoys cooking, spending time on the internet, reading, and watching videos. Iker describes himself as friendly, open-minded, responsible, and polite with a sense of humor; his teachers describe him as a hard-working, disciplined and generous student with leadership skills. Iker values personal connections and has a positive attitude in life.  Read more...

    His native language is Spanish, and he has been studying English for 10 years.

    Iker's favorite subjects in school include Math and sports. In the future, Iker would like to pursue a career in Finance, trading values, or marketing. During his exchange he would like to be part of the school’s soccer team.

    Iker comes from a family of five, living with his mother, father, and two sisters (aged 18 and 8). His father works as an economist, and his mother is a teacher. They share their home with two dogs and a cat, and Iker is comfortable living in a household with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions and will be 15 at the start of his exchange.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingmartial artssoccer

    Allergies: none

  • Jette from Germany
    • ID: 5761
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Jette is a student from Germany, who enjoys engaging in physical activities such as swimming, going to the gym, and horseback riding, while also spending time surfing the internet and social media. Jette also enjoys drawing. She describes herself as independent, friendly, creative, and organized; her teachers emphasize her uncomplicated nature and her good communication skills.  Read more...

    Jette has been studying English for 7 years and French for 4 years. Her favorite subjects in school are P.E. and arts. Jette would like to pursue a career as a police officer in the future. During her exchange, Jette is eager to explore new activities including volleyball, cheerleading, and skiing.

    Jette lives with her parents; her father is a mechanical engineer and her mother a teacher for disabled children. She has an older brother (24 years old) and an older sister (21 years old), who don’t live at home anymore. Jette has no allergies to pets and is comfortable living in a home with animals- next to horses she loves dogs. Additionally, she has no dietary restrictions. Jette will be 16 years old at the start of her exchange.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    horse ridinginternetskiingswimmingworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Julia from Spain
    • ID: 5678
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2024

    Julia is a student from Spain, who will turn 15 before starting her exchange experience. Julia’s top activities include volleyball, reading, and listening to music; she also practices playing the piano. Julia is actively involved in the school's volleyball team and volunteers in various school activities. She describes herself as polite, independent and hard-working, her teachers would like to add that she is good-natured student with a positive attitude.  Read more...

    Julia’s native language is Catalan, she speaks Spanish as well, and has been studying English for 11 years. Her favorite subjects in school are languages; and she wants to study at a university abroad in the future. During her exchange year, Julia would like to explore a drama and/or debate club or participate in a volleyball team.

    Julia comes from a family of educators, with her mother and father being teachers. She has a younger sister, who is 9 years old. Despite having no pets, Julia is comfortable living in a home with them, she loves dogs. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions. Julia is looking forward to living in The US and meeting her host family.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    meeting friendsreadingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Julia from Spain
    • ID: 5712
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Julia is a 15-year-old student from Spain. Her diverse interests include crossfit, walking her dog, drawing, photography, and spending time with her friends; be it at the library or participating in events of solidarity, for example, helping the elderly. In winter, she also goes skiing. She likes to cook and often prepares dinner at home. Julia describes herself as studious, responsible, and creative with a sense of humor; her teachers describe her as a patient and empathetic student, who is respectful towards others.  Read more...

    Julia’s native language is Spanish; she has been studying English for 10 years and Catalan, for 14 years. Her favorite subjects in school are sports, drawing, and music. Julia aspires to pursue a future career related to design, drawing, or photography. Julia would like to explore playing basketball during her exchange.

    Julia lives with her parents and a 17-year-old brother. Her father is a chemical factory operator, while her mother is a physiotherapist. Julia has a dog and is comfortable living in a home with other pets, having no allergies or dietary restrictions. During her exchange in the US, she would be interested in attending sporting events and participating in traditional American holiday decorations. Julia will be turning 16 shortly after coming to the U.S.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drawingmeeting friendsreadingworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Julia from Germany
    • ID: 5760
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Julia is a 15-year-old girl from Germany who will turn 16 in August. She lives close to the mountains, loves to be outside, and enjoys hiking, skiing, and mountain biking. Julia does a lot of sports, and the main activity is horse vaulting, including participating in competitions and training younger children. Last summer, she went on a two-week exchange to Spain, which she enjoyed a lot. If possible, Julia would like to explore new sports like cheerleading, ice skating, or volleyball during her exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Julia describes herself as being independent, friendly, social, and reliable. Her teachers and friends describe her as a curious and interested person who gets along easily with others, who is eager to improve her understanding about the world, and who developed skills in teamwork, discipline, and mindfulness through vaulting.

    Julia's native language is German. She has been studying English for 8 years and French for 5 years. Her favorite school subjects are PE, biology, and English. She would like to pursue a career as a medical doctor in the future.

    Julia lives with her mother, father, and twin brother. Her mother is a financial projects specialist and her father works in EVP partner management. Julia has no pets, loves to be around dogs and horses, and can live in a home with dogs and birds. She has allergies to cats and peanuts. She has no dietary restrictions besides the peanut allergy.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancehikinghorse riding

    Allergies: cats peanuts

  • Katerina from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5666
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2024

    Katerina (Kate) is a 17 year old girl from the Czech Republic. Her favorite activities are playing music, reading, watching movies, and playing video games. She also enjoys singing, drawing, and photography. She actively participates in choir and takes classical singing lessons. If possible, Kate would like to continue developing her passion for music in the US as well as try out various sports. Kate describes herself as friendly, studious, responsible, creative, and adventurous.  Read more...

    Kate’s native language is Czech, and she has been studying English for nine years. She has also been studying French for five years, and Latin for one year. Her favorite subjects in school are computer science, history, English, and French. In the future, she would like to explore a career in either computer science or language.

    Kate lives with her mother, father, and younger sister. Her mother is a finance and HR manager and her father is a sales manager. Kate has an aquarium at home with three fish, and she can live in a home with pets. She also has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    moviespianoreadingsingingvideo games

    Allergies: none

  • Lara from Spain
    • ID: 5782
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2024

    Lara is a student from Spain, who likes to dance, play music (particularly the recorder, ukulele, and clarinet), and listen to music. Lara describes herself as friendly, studious, responsible, and organized.  Read more...

    Her teachers would add that she is an exceptional student, open-minded, caring and empathetic.

    Lara’s native language is Spanish. Lara lived for four years with her family in the State of NY, where she attended elementary school. Lara has studied English for 12 years and French for 5. Her favorite subjects in school are history and languages. She actively participates in the Modern Dance Club and would like to engage in various clubs, after-school activities, such as games and dances during her upcoming exchange in the US. Lara would like to study at university in the future.

    Lara’s father works as an architect for an enterprise, while her mother is a senior account Executive. Lara has one younger brother. She has no pets; but she is very fond of dogs, especially Labradors; she has no allergies, and no dietary restrictions. Lara would excel in a family with children. She will be 15 at the start of her program.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    clarinetdancemusicsurfingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Liliana from Germany
    • ID: 5659
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Fall 2024

    Liliana is a 15-year-old girl from Germany who will turn 16 in August. She loves to do sports, especially handball, swimming, jogging, and lifting weights. She also enjoys games, cooking, and baking. In her free time Liliana also likes to watch movies, read, and watch videos. She actively participates in a handball club, a swimming club, tutoring students, and she is currently on the student council team. If possible, Liliana would like to explore soccer, as well as continue swimming during her exchange in the US. Liliana describes herself as being independent, friendly, funny, responsible, and organized.  Read more...

    Liliana's native language is German, and she has been studying English for 10 years. She has also been studying Latin for 3 years, as well as Spanish for a year. Her favorite school subjects are PE, mathematics, Spanish, and English. Her dream is to become a pilot in the future.

    Liliana lives with her mother and father. She has an older brothers and sister. Her mother is a clerk and her father is an accounting director. Liliana has no pets, but can live in a home with them. She has no allergies to pets. She is a vegetarian, but has no other dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookinghandballswimming

    Allergies: none

  • LUCIA from Spain
    • ID: 5719
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Lucia is a student from Spain who is passionate about handball, skating, and spending time with friends and younger children. Additionally, she enjoys other activities like surfing, watching movies, browsing the internet, reading, and bowling. Lucia participates in a handball club. She describes herself as friendly, tidy, and responsible, with a sense of humor; her teachers emphasize her polite and respectful nature as well as her desire to learn.  Read more...

    With Spanish as her native language, Lucia has been studying English for 10 years and French for 2 years. Her favorite subject in school is Biology, and she aspires to pursue a university degree in the field in the future. During her exchange year, Lucia hopes to attend baseball and basketball matches and visit cities in the U.S.

    Lucia lives with her parents and a 10-year-old brother. Her mother works in computer science, and her father in graphic arts. Although Lucia doesn't have any pets, she is comfortable living in a home with them. Lucia has no allergies or dietary restrictions. She will be 16 at the start of the program.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    handballmeeting friends

    Allergies: none

  • Marcela from Spain
    • ID: 5763
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2024

    Marcela is a student from Spain who likes baking, reading, watching movies and listening to music. She loves to hang out with her friends. She also enjoys activities like walking, and playing video games. Marcela describes herself as friendly, responsible, and adventurous; her teachers would add that she is a loyal person, who is very supportive of her peers.  Read more...

    Marcela is adept at languages: Her native languages are Spanish and Portuguese, and she has been studying English for 10 years. Her favorite school subject is History, but she's still undecided about her future career path. During her exchange, Marcela hopes to explore interests like ice skating and cooking/baking classes.

    Marcela lives with her parents and younger brother, and although they have no pets, she would love to live with them. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions. Marcela would thrive in a family with younger children; she adores them. Marcela will be 15 at the start of her exchange.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingmeeting friendsmoviesreadingvideo games

    Allergies: none

  • Marlena from Germany
    • ID: 5691
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Marlena is a 15-year-old girl from Germany who will turn 16 in May. In her free time, she enjoys reading books, watching movies and series, as well as listening to music. She takes singing lessons, and she participates in an acting agency and a theater club. For sports, she loves jogging, swimming, skiing, and doing workouts. She is actively involved in student government, earns pocket money with babysitting, and volunteers at the local fire department. If possible, Marlena would like to explore acting, singing, and sports during her exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Marlena describes herself as being a responsible, organized, and flexible person who integrates well into groups, likes to laugh often, and values family life. Her teachers and friends describe her as being a kind, respectful, engaged student who has excellent communication skills and the ability to navigate different viewpoints.

    Marlena's native language is German. She has been studying English for 5 years, Latin for 6 years, and French for 3 years. Her favorite school subjects are sports, geography, music, and biology. She would like to become a physician or psychologist in the future.

    Marlena lives with her mother, father, and older brother. She also has an older sister. Her father is a speaker, author, and mentalist, and her mother is a business manager. Marlena has a two dogs and one turtle, 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:

    drama/theaterreadingsingingskiingstudent govtvolunteering

    Allergies: y

  • Marlene from Germany
    • ID: 5705
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Fall 2024

    Marlene is a 15-year-old girl from Germany who will turn 16 in May. She loves playing tennis, has been playing from a young age, and takes lessons once a week. She hopes to play tennis during her time in the US. Marlene owns a horse together with her mother and takes horse riding lessons once a week. Other sports include bicycling, swimming, waterskiing, and ping pong. Marlene enjoys visiting cities, going to the movies, attending concerts, or baking together with her friends. She mostly watches American movies and films as she very interested in American culture.  Read more...

    Marlene describes herself as being a quietly extrovert, open-minded, and adventurous person who loves experiencing new cultures or meeting new people and who is very caring towards her family, friends, and others. Her teachers and friends describe her as being a cheerful, responsible, and warm-hearted person with excellent communication skills, a genuine interest in other people’s opinions, and a large circle of friends.

    Marlene's native language is German. She has been studying English for 9 years and Spanish for 3 years. Her favorite school subjects are English, math, and biology. She would like to pursue a career in veterinary medicine in the future.

    Marlene alternates living with one of her parents every two weeks. She has a younger brother and an older sister. Her mother is a veterinary and her father is a teacher. Marlene has two dogs and a horse, 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:

    horse ridingmeeting friendstennis

    Allergies: none

  • Mencia from Spain
    • ID: 5703
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2024

    Mencia is a student from Spain with a diverse range of interests, with her top activities being dance, running, and spending time with family and friends. Mencia is participating in a dance group at her school, they perform a range of dances from ballet, to flamenco, and modern dance. In addition to her love for dance, she enjoys visual arts, particularly painting.  Read more...

    In addition, Mencia engages in various activities, including skiing, and windsurfing. She describes herself as extroverted, diligent, creative, and organized; her teachers praise her as a polite student with outstanding communication skills, who is responsible and humble. Mencia has been studying English for 14 years and French for 10 years. Her favorite subjects in school are mathematics and English.

    In the future, Mencia would like to attend university and pursue a master's degree. During her exchange in the United States she would like to explore cheerleading and sports.

    Mencia lives with both of her parents, a 10-year-old brother, and 13-year-old sister. Her father works as a stock analyst, while her mother is a general manager. Mencia has a pet fish and is comfortable living in a home with other pets, as she has no allergies or dietary restrictions. She will be 15 at the start of her exchange.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    ballroom dancemeeting friendsrunning

    Allergies: none

  • Mireia from Spain
    • ID: 5731
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2024

    Mireia is a student from Spain who has a wide range of interests and activities, including swimming, horse-back riding, sailing, and hiking in summer; ice skating and snowboarding in winter. She also likes activities that can be done all year round indoors like inline skating, photography, cooking, watching movies, and reading.  Read more...

    Mireia describes herself as friendly, extroverted, hard-working, and responsible. Her teachers would add that she has excellent interpersonal skills and contributes to a positive learning environment, especially when working in a team. Mireia’s native language is Spanish, she is also fluent in Catalan, and has been studying English and French for 6 years. Her favorite school subjects are English and languages, and she would like to pursue a career in medicine in the future. During her exchange in the US, Mireia hopes to explore cheerleading, surfing, and soccer.

    Mireia’s parents are separated, she lives with both of them, her 12-year-old brother, and her two sisters aged 21 and 7. Her father is a businessman, and her mother works in administration. Mireia does not have any pets but is open to living in a home with them. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions. Mireia would thrive in a family with younger children.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    readingskiingsurfingworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Miyabi from Japan
    • ID: 5799
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Miyabi is a 16-year-old girl from Japan who will turn 17 in September. She loves to dance, watch TV, and play with her cat. Miyabi is excited to make many new friedns during her exchange and cannot wait to share Japanese culture and food with her host family. Miyabi describes herself as being friendly, introverted, creative, polite, flexible, and shy.  Read more...

    Miyabi's native language is Japanese, and she has been studying English for 9 years. Her favorite school subject is math, and she is excited to use those skills in college after she finishes high school.

    Miyabi lives with her mother and father. Her father is a fire fighter and her mother used to be a hairstylist. Miyabi has a cat, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    animalsdancemovies

    Allergies: none

  • Paula from Spain
    • ID: 5827
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2024

    Paula is a girl from Spain who loves roller skating, reading, and listening to music. Paula also makes music herself: she plays the guitar and the flute. Paula likes to cook, watch movies, and spend time on the internet as well as with her friends.Paula loves fashion and make up. Her biggest passion is roller skating, she has been doing that since she was 8 years old, and actively participates in a roller skating club three times every week. Paula describes herself as friendly, responsible, open-minded, and creative. Her teachers would add that Paula always has a smile on her face and actively participates in the lessons, pushing herself to learn more.  Read more...

    Paula’s native language is Spanish, and she has been studying English and Catalan for 12 years and German for 2 years. Paula's favorite subject in school is math, and she hopes to pursue a career in either law or architecture. During her exchange in the US, Paula would like to explore sports and volunteering opportunities.

    Paula lives with her parents and her 18-year-old sister. Her mother works in a bank and her father works in informatics. Paula has no allergies or dietary restrictions and loves animals, she would like live in a home with pets. Paula will be 15 at the start of her program

    Hobbies/Activities:

    animalsfluteguitarlanguagesmeeting friendsreadingroller skating

    Allergies: none

  • Ruven from Germany
    • ID: 5745
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Ruven is a 16-year-old boy from Germany who will turn 17 in July. In his free time, he plays volleyball and basketball with his friends. Last year, he also played for the local and the school soccer teams. Other interests include programming, photo and video editing, and learning about politics. Reuven is a member of the student council at school. He previously participated in a brief high school exchange to Spain. If possible, Ruven would like to explore different sports during his exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Ruven describes himself as being a social, respectful, trustworthy, and open-minded person. His teachers and friends describe him as a reliable, emphatic, and mature student with a remarkable skill for navigating social dynamics, fostering a collaborative environment, connecting with people of diverse backgrounds, and helping others solve problems constructively.

    Ruven's native language is German. He has been studying English for 6 years and Spanish for 4 years. His favorite school subjects are sports, math, and English. He plans to complete the German “Abitur” and study at the university in the future.

    Ruven lives with his mother, father, and four younger sisters. His mother is a secretary and his father is a purchasing manager. Ruven has a cat, can live in a home with pets, and has no allergies to pets. He has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballguitarsoccer

    Allergies: none

  • Simona from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5751
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Simona is a 16-year-old girl from the Czech Republic. Her favorite activities include hanging out with friends, playing volleyball, and reading. She also enjoys bicycling, ice skating, skiing, swimming, cooking, watching movies, and surfing the Internet. If possible, Simona would like to explore cheerleading during her exchange in the US. She describes herself as independent, friendly, extroverted, open-minded, tidy, and kind.  Read more...

    Simona's native language is Czech, and she has been studying English for 10 years. She has also been studying German for 3 years. Her favorite school subject is English, and she would like to pursue a career in acting in the future.

    Simona lives with her mother and father. She has one brother, aged 31, and no sisters. Her father is a technician, and her mother is a hair stylist. Simona has two cats and one bunny and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cheerleadingdrama/theatermeeting friendsreadingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Tom from Germany
    • ID: 5754
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 14
    • Grade: 11
    • Fall 2024

    Tom is a 14-year-old boy from Germany who will turn 15 in February. As an enthusiastic athlete, he actively participates in tennis and soccer at his local club. He practices tennis three times and soccer twice a week, and he participates in soccer games on the weekends. Tom likes spending time with his friends, especially watching action and horror movies together. He listens to music to relax and unwind. If possible, Tom would like to explore American football during his exchange in the US. Tom describes himself as being a funny, open-minded, extroverted, and helpful person who loves exploring new adventures. His teachers and friends describe him as being a reliable, polite, motivated, and social student.  Read more...

    Tom's native language is German. He has been studying English for 7 years, French for 4 years, and Spanish for 2 years. His favorite school subject is P.E. He does not know yet what career he wants to pursue in the future.

    Tom lives with his mother and father. Both his parents are business economists. Tom has no pets, can live in a home with pets, and has no allergies to pets. He has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    meeting friendssoccertennis

    Allergies: none