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Amelie is a 15 year old girl from Germany who describes herself as friendly, creative, adventurous, and organized. She is into a lot of different sports: she loves to play tennis which she has been doing for 9 years now and she is a member of her local tennis club where they play matches against other clubs regularly. She enjoys skiing in the winter as well as surfing in the summer. Amelie also likes photography, reading and watching movies, one of her favorites is “A Star is born” because she found the story so moving. At school she is in the “school identity card club”, and the “sports helper club” which focuses on getting students to move during recess. In addition, Amelie likes to baby sit to supplement her allowance and is certified to do so. During her exchange she hopes to be able to explore team sports like field hockey and volleyball which she hopes will make it easier for her to find friends, and she would also like to sing in a choir.
Amelie’s native language is German, she has studied English for 4 years and Spanish for 3 years. She earns very good grades in school and her favorite subjects are English, German, Politics, Arts, and P.E. Amelie is thinking about being an interior designer in the future. Her teachers describe her as an extroverted and communicative young woman who has excellent social skills and likes to take the initiative. She is also known as a very athletic young woman, with lots of empathy for those around her.
Amelie lives with her parents and her holder brother. Her mother is a tax consultant and her father is a civil engineer. Amelie has no known allergies and is vegetarian.
Josef is a 17-year old boy from the Czech Republic who describes himself as friendly, polite, adventurous, and flexible, with a sense of humor. He loves spots and outdoor activities. His favorite sport is basketball. He plays 8 hours a week, and has been on a club team since the 4th grade. He also enjoys mountain/downhill biking, swimming, track, and skiing. Every year he and his family go to the mountains to ski, usually in Italy or Austria. He also likes listening to music of various types, including rap and alternative rock. In his spare time he enjoys hanging out with his friends, photography, watching movies, and playing video games. During his exchange he would like to continue with basketball and also explore football and surfing. Teachers describe Josef as a motivated, helpful, hardworking, and communicative young man who is supportive of others and popular with classmates.
Josef’s native language is Czech. He has studied English for 9 years, and has also studied German (for 4 years). He gets good grades, and his favorite subjects are economy and management. In the future he would like to be in the real estate business.
Josef lives with both parents and a younger brother. His mother is an entrepreneur, and his father is a facility manager. He has no dietary restrictions. He is mildly allergic to wet mold and to bees/wasps. He is afraid of venomous spiders and tropical insects (such as cockroaches). He has a dog, and is willing to live with pets.
Runa is a girl from Japan who is 17years old and is friendly, polite, and tidy. When she was in a Junior HighSchool she belonged to a table tennis club. She likes cooking, listening to English songs, and watching movies. When she comes to the U.S she would like to cook Japanese food, share Japanese traditional songs, and dances for her host family. If there is a chance, she would like to watch professional baseball and basketball games.
Runa’s teacher describes her as calm and hard-working. Her native language is Japanese, and she has been studying English for four years. Her grades are good, and her favorite subject is English. In the future, she would like to become an English teacher.
Runa lives with friends at her school dormitory. Until she was a junior high school student, she lived with her mother, father, older brother, older sister, younger brother, and two younger sisters. Her mother works as a part-time, and her father works at a construction company. Runa would be happy to live with pets. She has no known allergies, and no dietary restrictions.
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.
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.
Shion is a girl from Japan who is 17 years old and is friendly, cheerful, and adventurous. She loves dancing and she belongs to a dance club at her school. She practices dance called Wacck and Lookin with her teammate. She likes to spend her time with her family when she returns to her hometown. She likes to talk with them and go swimming at a local beach. When she comes to the U.S, she would like to introduce Japanese traditional toy called Kendama and cook Japanese food for her host family and new friends. She also offered to teach the Japanese language with a local accent. At school, she is hoping to join a dance club and participate in some volunteer activities.
Shion’s teacher describes her as hard-work, well-liked by her peers, and highly motivated to participate in this program. Her native language is Japanese, and she has been studying English for four years. Her grades are good, and her favorite subject is PE. In the future, she would like to become an English teacher.
Shion lives with friends at her school dormitory. Until she was a junior high school student, she lived with her mother, father, and younger brother, with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother is a dietitian, and her father works at a manufacturing company. Shion would be happy to live with pets. She has no known allergies, and no dietary restrictions.
Thea from Germany will be 15 years old when she comes on her exchange. She describes herself as independent, friendly, and creative with a great sense of humor. Thea loves horseback riding and very much enjoys skiing, she plays the violin, taking classes and practicing regularly. Once a month Thea helps out as an altar girl at church and she also attends a church youth group. In addition, Thea participates in her school’s paramedic group. Thea likes to hang out with her friends, going to the movies, or read in her spare time. During her exchange, Thea would like to keep playing the violin and she hopes to be able to keep up her weekly horseback riding as well.
Thea’s native language is German, she has studied English for 9 years and Latin for 3 years. She earns very good grades in school and her favorite subjects are English, math and P.E. Thea’s future plan is to become an elementary teacher. Her teachers describe Thea as a diligent, motivated, and open-mined person, who is very much committed to environmental protection and has been participating in the “Fridays for Future” movement.
Thea lives with her parents and her older sister, who has also been an exchange student with NWSE. Her mother is a teacher and her father is a lawyer. Thea has no known allergies and no dietary restrictions.