Meet Our Exchange Students

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

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Matches Found: 38
  • Adela from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 4973
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Adela is a 17-year-old girl from the Czech Republic. She describes herself as friendly, responsible, polite, and cheerful. She likes to work out, cook, bake, and eat healthy food. She spend about 9 hours a week doing sports, such as cycling, jogging, snowboarding, and swimming. In her spare time she enjoys reading, taking walks and listening to music. Her favorite types of music are rap, pop, and rock. She helps out at home by doing the dishes and laundry, and by keeping her room clean. She also likes children and enjoys taking care of them. For a long time, it has been her dream to study in the U.S., so she is very excited to have the opportunity to participate in an exchange program. If possible, Adela would like to try surfing, boxing, basketball, and/or volleyball during her exchange.  Read more...

    Adela's native language is Czech. She has been studying English for 8 years. She has also studied German (2 years) and French (2 years). She gets excellent grades. She loves studying languages, and her favorite subjects are French and English. Teachers describe Adela as responsible, friendly, warm-hearted, and always willing to help others. In the future, Adela would like to pursue a career in either medicine or something related to languages.

    Adela’s parents are divorced, and she lives with her mother and an older brother. She gets along well with her parents and spends time with her father on a regular basis. Her mother is a shop assistant. Adela has 2 cats, and would like to live in a home with pets. She does not have any allergies. She is a vegetarian, and says doesn’t eat meat due to her love of animals and the environment.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    animalscookingworking out

    Allergies: none

  • ALVARO from Spain
    • ID: 4959
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Alvaro is a 16-year-old boy from Spain. Alvaro describes himself as extroverted, open minded, responsible, organized, and having a sense of humor. Alvaro enjoys many different hobbies, but his favorite activity is soccer. Alvaro has been playing on a competitive soccer team since he was only 5 years old. But, in the US he is also looking forward to trying football and basketball. In addition to sports, Alvaro enjoys reading (specifically, the Harry Potter series), video games, and spending time with his friends and family. Alvaro is interested in topics related to tech and he enjoys doing programming and gaming with his friends. He also enjoys biking and playing sports with his friends. Alvaro is the youngest of three siblings, he has two older sisters, and the family is very close. Alvaro has had the opportunity to experience a short term exchange program in the UK and he loved his experience; he is looking forward to improving his English even more here in the US. Teachers describe Alvaro as hardworking, outgoing, friendly and respectful.  Read more...

    Alvaro’s native languages are Spanish and Catalan. He has been studying English for 10 years. He has also been studying German for 1 year. Alvaro earns good grades, and his favorite subjects are physics, math, and history. In the future, Alvaro would like to attend university and study engineering. Alvaro will be placed in 11th grade in the U.S.

    Alvaro lives with both parents, and has 2 older sisters who live on their own. His father is a business owner, and his mother is a teacher. Alvaro does not have any dietary restrictions. He is allergic to cats and dust mites. He cannot be placed in a home with cats, but can live in a home with dogs.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballcomputersoccer

    Allergies: Cats

  • ALVARO from Spain
    • ID: 4992
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Alvaro is a 15-year-old boy from Spain who will be turning 16 this fall. He describes himself as open-minded, responsible, adventurous, and polite. He loves sports, especially soccer, tennis, and padel (a popular sport in Spain similar to tennis). He has been playing soccer since he was 10 years old and is on his school soccer team. He also likes basketball, swimming, skiing and table tennis. In addition to being athletic, Alvaro is also musical. He previously played the double bass, but is now teaching himself to play the guitar. In the summer he loves going to the beach and barbecuing at his grandparents’ house. In his spare time, Alvaro actively participates in a church youth group, and enjoys writing adventure stories, reading, and watching movies and TV shows. If possible he would like to explore drawing and photography during his exchange and also play some musical instruments.  Read more...

    Alvaro's native language is Spanish. He has been studying English for 10 years. He takes extra online English classes, and 3 of his regular school classes are taught in English (English, P.E., and biology). He has also studied French for 1 year. He gets good grades, and his favorite subjects are math and information technology. Teachers describe Alvaro as a responsible, respectful, and hard-working young man who is able to adapt quickly in new environments. He would like to be a civil engineer in the future. Alvaro will study in 11th grade during his exchange.

    Alvaro’s parents are divorced, and he lives with his mother and a younger brother. He also has another younger brother who lives with his father. Alvaro’s mother is a lawyer, and his father is a civil engineer. Alvaro has 2 turtles and would like to live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    instrumentsracquet sportssocceryouth group

    Allergies: none

  • Anes from Kazakhstan
    • ID: 5013
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 9
    • Academic Year 2021

    Anes (pronounced “AH-ness”) is a 14-year-old boy from Kazakhstan who will be turning 15 this spring. He describes himself as friendly, open-minded, organized, polite, and having a sense of humor. He loves basketball and has been playing the game since he was 12 years old. He practices hard and works out twice a day, including a 5 mile run every day before school. He also plays on a club team and attends a basketball academy. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, watching movies (especially comedies), reading, listening to music, playing chess, and cooking. In 2017, he spent a month in the UK on a summer English program, which he really enjoyed. He would like to continue playing basketball during his exchange.  Read more...

    Anes's native language is Kazakh. He speaks English well, and has been studying the language for 8 years. He takes extra English classes 3 times a week for 2 hours each session. He has also studied Russian for 8 years. He gets good grades, and his favorite subjects are math, physics, history, and P.E. His teacher and adult acquaintances describe Anes as diligent, hardworking, responsible, sociable and kind. In the future, he would like to graduate from university and pursue a career in basketball or sports medicine.

    Anes is an only child and lives with his mother, who is a single mom. (Anes’ father passed away.) His mother is an economist. Anes loves animals, especially dogs, and can live in a home with pets, except for cats and hamsters, which he is afraid of. He has no allergies. He cannot eat pork, but has no other dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballbicyclingworking out

    Allergies: I can't eat pork

  • Anna from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 4908
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Anna is a 17-year-old girl from the Czech Republic who enjoys drawing, singing, baking, gaming, and volunteering. Her number one hobby is drawing, which she does frequently in her spare time. Her favorite things to bake are muffins and cookies, and she’s currently trying her hand at cakes. Anna volunteers on a regular basis, often helping her mother, who work involves providing assistance to people with disabilities. Additional activities that Anna likes to do include jogging, snowboarding, skiing, and swimming. Her favorite types of music to listen to are pop and alternative. Anna describes herself as friendly, tidy, responsible, and flexible. Her school principal and teachers say she is sincere, friendly, reliable, hardworking, creative, empathetic, and eager to help others. Anna would like to explore drama club during her exchange.  Read more...

    Anna’s native language is Czech. She has studied English for 9 years and Russian for 2 years. Anna receives average grades in school. Her favorite subjects are English, psychology, and math. She would like to study psychology in college and would like to become a therapist or psychologist in the future.

    Anna lives with her mom and a cat. Anna and her mom have a very close relationship. They communicate well, and enjoy volunteering together. Anna also has an older brother who no longer lives at home. She has no dietary restrictions and is able to live with pets.

    Please note: Anna is mildly allergic to the antibiotics Sumamed and Ospamox.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingdrawingsinging

    Allergies: none

  • ARANTXA from Spain
    • ID: 4935
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Arantxa is a 15-year-old girl from Spain. She is very active, and one of her main interests is dancing. She does both urban and modern dance and attends dance classes three times a week. Arantxa also likes playing tennis, skiing, snowboarding, and doing watersports, such as surfing, windsurfing, or kitesurfing. Another one of her passions is travelling. Two years ago Arantxa got to attend summer camp in Canada and then travelled around the West Coast and to New York for 3 weeks with her family. She also lived with a host family in North Carolina for a month and had a great experience there. In her spare time she enjoys going to the movies, reading, and hanging out with her friends. During her exchange, Arantxa would like to continue with dancing and would also like to try cheerleading.  Read more...

    Arantxa’s native language is Spanish. She has studied English for 12 years, and has also studied French for 7 years. Her grades are very good, and her favorite subjects are math and English. In the future she would like to study criminology and psychology. Arantxa’s teachers describe her as polite, sociable, eager to learn and share knowledge, and having a great work ethic. She will attend 11th grade while on her exchange.

    Arantxa lives with both parents and an older brother. Her mother is an actuary and her father is an insurance broker. She has a dog and is able to live with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cheerleadingdanceskiingwater sports

    Allergies: none

  • Berta from Spain
    • ID: 4887
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 14
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Berta is a creative and artistic girl from Spain who will be turning 15 shortly after the start of her exchange. She describes herself as open-minded, studious, responsible, creative, and adventurous. Her main activities are dancing, drawing, painting, and reading. She has taken lessons in ballet, contemporary, and jazz dance at a local dance school for 8 hours a week since she was 5 years old. She enjoys reading, and her favorite books are the Divergent trilogy and The Hunger Games. She and her family have a lot of fun together and enjoy playing board games and watching movies. In her spare time she also likes travelling and discovering new places. She doesn’t like hot weather. Her favorite seasons are autumn and winter, and Christmas is her favorite holiday. During her exchange, Berta would like to explore activities related to travel, dance, and creating things.  Read more...

    Berta’s native languages are Catalan and Spanish. She speaks English very well and has studied the language for 9 years since she was in primary school. She has also studied French for 1 year. She gets excellent grades, and her favorite subjects are math and English. She doesn’t know yet what type of career she wants in the future. Teachers describe Berta as a responsible, motivated, open-minded, and positive young woman, who gets along well with her classmates. Berta will attend 10th grade during her exchange.

    Berta lives with both parents and an older brother, and her grandmother lives downstairs in the same building. She has a very close relationship with her family. Her father is an insurance agent, and her mother is a psychologist. She has a rabbit and a turtle, likes dogs, and is willing to live with any pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancedrawingpaintingreading

    Allergies: none

  • Carla from Spain
    • ID: 4930
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Carla is a 15-year-old girl from Spain who will be turning 16 before the start of her exchange. She loves sports that involve flexibility and artistry. When she was younger she did rhythmic gymnastics (from ages 5 to 10), but her main sport now is synchronized swimming, which she has been doing since she was 12 years old. Carla also likes listening to music of all kinds in Spanish, Catalan, and English. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, shopping, playing with her younger sister, hanging out with friends, and watching movies and T.V. series. Her favorite movie is “The Parent Trap”, and her favorite TV series are “Love is in the Air” and “Grey’s Anatomy”. If possible, Carla would like to explore cheerleading, photography, ice skating, and surfing during her exchange. Carla describes herself as being a bit shy at first, but also friendly, open-minded, responsible, organized, and having a sense of humor.  Read more...

    Carla's native language is Spanish. She speaks English at the intermediate level and has been studying the language for 11 years. She has also been studying Catalan for 13 years. She gets very good grades, and her favorite subject is biology. She would like to study medicine in the future. Teachers describe Carla as a positive, responsible, respectful, focused, and dynamic young lady who gets along well with her classmates and is always willing to help others. Carla will attend 11th grade during her exchange.

    Carla lives with her mother, father, and a younger sister. Her mother is an administrative professional and her father is a fork-lift operator. Carla is willing to live with pets, except big dogs, which she is afraid of. She is mildly allergic to kiwis and avoids eating them.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cheerleadingswimming

    Allergies: none

  • CARLA from Spain
    • ID: 5018
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Carla is a 15-year old girl from Spain who will be turning 16 before the start of her exchange. She loves music and has been taking singing lessons for 3 years. She also loves going to the beach and doing water sports, such as surfing, wind surfing, and kitesurfing. She plays on her school basketball team and recently started playing volleyball. She and her family enjoy travelling and have visited various countries in Europe as well as the Bahamas, Canada, Ireland and the United States (Miami and New York). Carla describes herself as active, cheerful, positive and social. Teachers describe her as hard-working, respectful of different points of view, eager to learn about new cultures and customs, and well-liked by classmates. Carla is interested in doing a lot of sports during her exchange and is excited to have an opportunity to make new friends.  Read more...

    Carla’s native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 12 years and French for 5 years. She gets good grades. Her favorite subject is biology, and she would like to be a marine biologist in the future. Carla will attend 11th grade during her exchange in the US.

    Carla lives with both parents and two younger brothers, and has a very good relationship with her family. Her father is a director of mobility, and her mother owns her own company. She has a dog and is willing to live with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballsingingsurfingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Carlos from Spain
    • ID: 4918
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Carlos is a 16-year-old boy from Spain. Carlos is very active and especially enjoys outdoor and water activities. In the summer he enjoys biking, kayaking, and windsurfing; and in the winter he enjoys skiing in the mountains with his family. In addition to spending time outside, Carlos loves playing team sports. He is very passionate about soccer and has been playing since he was young, he now serves as the team captain on his local team. Aside from sports Carlos enjoys spending time with his family, playing board games, and cooking. He is excited to learn new Spanish recipes and share them with his host family next year. Carlos has had the opportunity to complete a short-term exchange program in Ireland where he improved his English skills immensely – he is looking forward to perfecting those skills here in the United States. Teachers describe Carlos as intelligent, hardworking, mature, responsible, and as having a very positive attitude.  Read more...

    Carlos’ native language is Spanish. He has been studying English for 12 years. He has also been studying German for 3 years. Carlos earns excellent grades at school where his favorite subjects are math and science. In the future Carlos would like to attend university and study something related to math or science. Carlos will be placed in 11th grade in the US.

    Carlos lives with his mother, his father, and his two younger siblings. He is very close with his immediate and extended family which includes many aunts, uncles, and cousins who he gets to visit frequently. Carlos’ parents are both engineers. Carlos has no allergies or dietary restrictions and is able to live with pets.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingkayakingskiingsoccer

    Allergies: none

  • CAROLA from Spain
    • ID: 4993
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Carola is a 14-year-old girl from Spain who will be turning 15 before the start of her exchange. Carola describes herself as being friendly, tidy, studious, and responsible, with a sense of humor. She loves sports of all kinds. Some of her favorites are basketball, soccer, and padel (a popular sport in Spain, similar to tennis). She also likes water sports, such as rowing, sailing, and surfing. In the winter she enjoys skiing and snowboarding. She is a dancer as well, and has done ballet since she was 3 years old. She also participates in scouting, and belongs to a volunteer group that helps orphaned children. In her spare time, Carola enjoys listening to music, especially reggae, pop, and songs in English. In 2018, she and her parents travelled to the U.S. for a month and visited New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco, which she very much enjoyed. If possible Carola would like to continue with ballet during her exchange as well as surfing, skiing, and/or snowboarding. She is also interested in learning about American football.  Read more...

    Carola's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 13 years. She has also studied French for 4 years. She gets good grades, and her favorite subjects are math and biology. Teachers and adult friends describe Carola as kind, responsible, open-minded, hard-working, and organized. In the future, she would like to pursue a career in nursing. Carola will attend 10th grade during her exchange.

    Carola lives with both parents and is an only child. Her parents are both economists. Carola likes dogs, and can live in a home with pets, except cats and guinea pigs, which she is afraid of. She is also afraid of rats, reptiles, and spiders. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    balletbasketballsurfingvolunteering

    Allergies: none

  • Chiara from Italy
    • ID: 5000
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Chiara is a 17-year-old girl from Italy who will turn 18 in January. She describes herself as being helpful, responsible, and curious. Chiara is passionate about fashion, and she loves to go shopping and to try out different outfits. She enjoys listening to different types of music, and she likes singing and dancing to music. Chiara participates with a volunteer organization providing food for needy families. She spends time with her family on the beach or by a lake. Her teachers and friends describe her as an emphatic person with a sunny disposition and great problem-solving skills.  Read more...

    Chiara's native language is Italian. She has been studying English for 11 years and German for 3 years. She is a great student, and her favorite subjects is psychology.

    Chiara lives with her mother and father. She has an older brother. Her father is a concrete sales manager and her mother is a school secretary. Chiara has a cat and a dog, and she can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets, and she has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    fashionmeeting friendsvolunteering

    Allergies: none

  • Daria from Kyrgyzstan
    • ID: 5008
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Daria is a 15-year-old girl from Kyrgyzstan who will be turning 16 shortly after the start of her exchange. She describes herself as being friendly, open-minded, polite, flexible, and having a sense of humor. She likes to be active and has a variety of talents and interests. She attended a music school for 5 years where she studied piano, and also participated in choir. She loves to sing and still plays the piano on her own, at least 30 minutes a day. She has also taught herself to play the ukulele and uses it to accompany herself when she sings. Last year Daria started growing plants as a new hobby, and has avocado and mango seedlings on her windowsill. She and her father also like planting flowers in their courtyard in the spring. Daria admits to not being very athletic, but she loves skiing. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching anime, baking, travelling, ice skating, and cycling. If possible, Daria would like to swim and participate in drama club during her exchange.  Read more...

    Daria's native language is Russian. She speaks English at the upper intermediate level, and has been studying the language for 2 years. She takes extra English classes 3 times a week. She has also studied Kyrgyz for 2 years. She gets excellent grades, and her favorite subjects are math and biology. Teachers describe Daria as easy-going, friendly, capable, clever, and responsible. Daria would like to open her own business in the future.

    Daria lives with both parents, an older sister, and a younger sister. She also has an older brother who lives on his own. Her mother is a housewife and her father has his own company. Daria has 2 cats and a dog, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    pianoreadingsingingskiing

    Allergies: none

  • Diana from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 4988
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Diana is a 16-year-old girl from the Czech Republic who will be turning 17 before the start of her exchange. She describes herself as friendly, open-minded, creative, adventurous, and polite. She loves sports and art. She is on a club basketball team and also likes running and cycling. She expresses herself artistically through drawing, painting, and theater. In her spare time she enjoys reading a good book, watching romantic movies and comedies, and spending time outdoors. If possible, Diana would like to explore water sports (such as surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing) as well as running and bicycling during her exchange.  Read more...

    Diana's native language is Czech. She has been studying English for 10 years. She has also been studied German for 2 years and Spanish for 2 years. She gets very good grades, and her favorite subjects are English, social studies, and history. Teachers describe Diana as friendly, helpful, trustworthy, kind, responsible, and easy-going. She would like to study marketing and management at a university abroad in the future.

    Diana lives with both parents and a younger brother. Her father is an environmental, health and safety manager, and her mother is a physiotherapist. Diana can live in a home with pets, except cats, which she is allergic to. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballbicyclingdrama/theaterdrawingrunning

    Allergies: I have cat allergies

  • Emma from Italy
    • ID: 4995
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 0
    • Grade: 12
    • Fall 2021

    Emma is a 16-year-old girl from Italy who will turn 17 in August. She describes herself as being open-minded, extrovert, and flexible. Emma loves listening to music, spending time with friends, swimming in the Mediterranean, and traveling to new places. She has a passion for drama – she has been doing theater for 3 years, ballet for 5 years, and singing for 2 years. Other interests include watching movies in English, taking pictures of people, and cooking Italian dishes. If possible, Emma would like to explore sculpture, pottery, and waterskiing during her exchange in the US. Teachers and friends describe her as a sociable, outgoing, and responsible person.  Read more...

    Emma's native language is Italian. She has been studying English for 11 years and German for 7 years. She is an excellent student, and her favorite subjects are law and English. She would like to pursue a career as a lawyer in the future.

    Emma lives with her parents and younger brother. Both parents are engineers but each with a different specialization. Emma has no pets, but can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets, and she has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

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    Allergies: none

  • GUILLERMINA from Spain
    • ID: 4978
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Guillermina is a girl from Spain who will turn 16 this summer. She describes herself as independent, friendly, responsible, adventurous, and having a sense of humor. She is very active, and loves sports, especially gymnastics, horseback riding, and beach volleyball. Other activities Guillermina enjoys are surfing, ice skating, snowboarding, waterskiing, and cooking. She and her family have done a lot of travelling, and they have visited Spain, the Dominican Republic, Austria, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, England, and the U.S. (New York). Guillermina would like to go snowboarding and surfing during her exchange.  Read more...

    Guillermina’s native language is Spanish. She has been learning English for 12 years and French for 8 years. She gets very good grades, and her favorite subject is biology. Guillermina’s teachers consider her to be very intelligent, capable, and positive. They also note that she is mature, eager to learn about others, and has a curiosity about many things. After high school, Guillermina would like to go to college and major in marine biology. Guillermina will study in the 11th grade during her exchange.

    Guillermina lives with her mom, dad, older brother, younger brother, and dog. Her mom is a pharmacist, her dad is a banker, and her older brother just finished university. Guillermina enjoys a close relationship with her family. She does not have any dietary restrictions. She has a dog and is able to live with dogs, but is not able to live with cats, birds, or rodents as she is allergic to cats and birds, and is afraid of cats and rodents.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    gymnasticshorse ridingvolleyball

    Allergies: CATS, BIRDS

  • Jose from Mexico
    • ID: 4888
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Jose de Jesus (“Jesus”) is a 16-year old boy from Mexico who will be turning 17 before the start of his exchange. He describes himself as friendly, studious, responsible, and organized, with a sense of humor. His favorite activities are tennis, running, and playing video games with his friends. He also enjoys cooking, fishing, and spending time at the beach. He likes all types of music. He has visited the U.S. (Phoenix and Los Angeles) as well as Vancouver, BC. He has always wanted to see snow, and would like to learn how to ski during his exchange. Teachers describe Jesus as hardworking, responsible, good-hearted, and energetic.  Read more...

    Jesus’ native language is Spanish. He speaks English pretty well and has studied the language for 9 years. He has also studied French (for 3 years). He gets good grades and his favorite subject is math. In the future he would like to be a business administrator or civil engineer. Jesus will study in the 12th grade during his exchange.

    Jesus lives with both parents and an older sister. He has another sister who is currently an exchange student in the U.S. Jesus’ father is a school principal, and his mother is a housewife and part-time office worker. Jesus has no allergies or dietary restrictions. He has 2 dogs and is willing to live with pets.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingrunningtennisvideo games

    Allergies: none

  • Jose from Spain
    • ID: 4939
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Jose, who goes by “Pepe”, is a 16-year-old boy from Spain who will turn 17 this summer. He describes himself as friendly, extroverted, polite, serious, and responsible. Pepe is a very active person who enjoys soccer, skiing, snowboarding, and working out. He has been playing soccer competitively for 11 years on his local school team. Last year he changed leagues and now plays on a team with friends just for fun. In addition to playing soccer, he is also a passionate fan who follows his local team and enjoys attending games with his father and his friends. Pepe’s other favorite sports are skiing and snowboarding, which he enjoys in the winter when his family goes on vacation to the mountains. In the summer he practices water skiing as well. When Pepe is not playing sports, he likes spending time with his friends and his family or watching television series and listening to music. Teachers describe Pepe as a good communicator who is sensitive, kind and understanding. His teachers believe he will adapt well to a different culture due to his flexible and open-minded nature.  Read more...

    Pepe’s native languages are Valencien and Spanish. He has been studying English for 12 years. He has also been studying German for 2 years. Pepe earns average grades in school. In the future he would like to attend university and study something related to marketing or publicity. He will be placed in 12th grade in the United States.

    Pepe lives with his mother, his father, and his little brother. His mother is a school teacher and his father works in the commercial field. Pepe likes animals, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    skiingsnowboardingsoccerwaterskiing

    Allergies: none

  • JUAN from Spain
    • ID: 4949
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Juan is a boy from Spain who will turn 16 this spring. Juan loves to play tabletop games and card games. He particularly enjoys Magic the Gathering and Monopoly. Juan also loves to play sports. His favorites are tennis, boxing, soccer, and “padel” (a sport popular in Spain that is similar to tennis), but he mostly plays only tennis now, so that he can concentrate on his studies. Juan and his family enjoy walking around the city together, going to the mountains, and traveling. Juan is excited to come to the U.S. because he wants to make American friends and get to know the culture. He also recognizes how crucial English fluency will be in his future career. Juan’s teachers note that he gets along well with others and has a lot of different interests. He would like to try football during his exchange.  Read more...

    Juan’s native language is Spanish. He has been learning English for 10 years and French for 6 years. Juan earns very good grades, and his favorite class is math. In the future, he wants to study mathematics and economics at a university. Juan likes to do well in school and his teachers see that he is very dedicated. Juan will attend 11th grade during his exchange.

    Juan lives with his mom, dad, older brother, and younger sister. His mom works in sales and his dad is a portfolio manager. Juan has a close relationship with his family and his family spends a lot of time with the grandparents. Juan is able to live in a house with pets. He does not have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    racquet sportssoccertennis

    Allergies: none

  • Julia from Germany
    • ID: 4941
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 0
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Julia is a 16-year-old girl from Germany. She will turn 17 in February. She is very interested in other countries, cultures, and languages. She plays the recorder in a chamber music group and she really enjoys drawing and painting. For sports, she likes biking, running, climbing, and swimming. Other activities include the movies, the Internet, reading, listening to music and podcasts (in English). She is engaged in church and acts as a server. She likes animals and babies. If possible, Julia would like to explore sports in teams at school like volleyball or art/drama club during her exchange in the US. She is depicted by teachers and friends as a considerate, reliable, agreeable, calm and caring person. Julia describes herself as being friendly, open-minded, humor, adventurous, polite, organized, flexible, tolerant, and responsible.  Read more...

    Julia's native language is German, and she has been studying English for 5 years. She has also been studying French for 4 years, Italian for 2 years. She is a very good student. Her favorite school subjects are art, Italian, English, and music. She would like to pursue a career in teaching at an elementary school in the future.

    Julia lives with her mother and father. She has one brother who is 12 years old. Her father is a commercial employee and her mother is a tax official. Julia has a bunny, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

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    Allergies: none

  • Kirill from Ukraine
    • ID: 5009
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Kirill is a 15-year-old boy from Ukraine, who will be turning 16 before the start of his exchange. He describes himself as independent, friendly, open-minded, polite, and funny. He loves sports, especially MMA (mixed martial arts), swimming, basketball, and ping pong. He and his family like to travel, and have visited many countries, including Egypt, Italy, Turkey, and Bulgaria. In his spare time he enjoys listening to music (rap and hip-hop) and watching action, horror, and anime movies. If possible, Kirill would like to play basketball during his exchange.  Read more...

    Kirill's native language is Russian. He speaks English at the intermediate level, and has been studying the language for 7 years. He will take extra English classes outside school before coming to the U.S. He has also studied German for 2 years. He gets good grades, and his favorite subject is English. Teachers describe Kirill as easy-going, self-confident, good natured, and hardworking. He doesn’t know yet what type of career he wants to have in the future.

    Kirill lives with both parents, a twin brother, and a younger brother. His father is a lawyer and his mother is a businesswoman. Kirill has a dog and bird, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballmartial artsping pong

    Allergies: none

  • Konstantin from Germany
    • ID: 4917
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Fall 2021

    Konstantin is a 15-year-old boy from Germany. He will turn 16 in June. He has been playing handball since he is four years old and he actively trains in a local and regional team and he also participates in competitions. He is very athletic and enjoys, bicycling, jogging, skiing, swimming, table-tennis, volleyball, Handball. Konstantin also likes drawing and photography. Other interests include cooking, movies, internet, reading, and videos. If possible, Konstantin would like to explore freeride skiing e.g. Rocky Mountains, photographing, and basketball during his exchange in the US. He is depicted by teachers and friends as a friendly, open-minded, self-confident, popular, curious, creative, communicative, and respectful person. Konstantin describes himself as being independent, friendly, open-minded, creative, and adventurous.  Read more...

    Konstantin's native language is German, and he has been studying English for seven years. He has also been studying French for five years. He is a good student, and his favorite school subjects are English and Sports. He would like to pursue a career in architecture / design in the future.

    Konstantin lives with his mother and father. He has an older brother. His father is a key account manager and his mother is a financial analyst. Konstantin has a cat, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies to pets, and he has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballhandballskiingswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Lisa from Germany
    • ID: 4991
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Fall 2021

    Lisa is a 15-year-old girl from Germany who will turn 16 in January. She describes herself as being open-minded, humorous, creative, and adventurous. Lisa has been playing handball in a team for 7 years but she also enjoys other sports, such as bicycling, hiking, and skiing. She has been playing the piano for 5 years and participating in a theater class for 2 years. Other interests include traveling, meeting friends, cooking, and reading. If possible, Lisa would like to explore volleyball, cheerleading, debating club, or drama club during her exchange in the US. Teachers describe her as positive, motivated, dependable, and self-confident.  Read more...

    Lisa's native language is German. She has been studying English for 5 years, French for 4 years, and Spanish for 2 years. She is an excellent student and her favorite subjects are math, English, art, sports, music, and history. She would like to pursue a career as a teacher in the future.

    Lisa lives with her mother, father, and older sister. Her mother is a professor and her father is a physicist. Lisa has no pets and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    handballmeeting friendspiano

    Allergies: none

  • Lotte from Germany
    • ID: 4976
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Lotte is a 16-year-old girl from Germany who recently had a birthday. She describes herself as being friendly, open-minded, and adventurous. Lotte is an excellent tennis player who plays at a competitive level in a team. She has been playing tennis for 8 years, practices four times a week for weekend competitions, and offers tennis lessons to younger children. Lotte learned how to play volleyball on a small island in the North Sea where the family spends the summer vacation every year, and she has been playing volleyball in a club for five years. During Lotte’s free time, she likes to meet friends to watch movies, go swimming, or just talk together. She enjoys listening to pop music and classical music. Lotte loves spending time with her family, like playing board games or walking the dog. Since the family is very athletic, they go hiking, skiing, kite surfing, and traveling together. If possible, Lotte would like to explore different sports (i.e. hockey, cheerleading, golf, basketball, or softball) during her exchange in the US. Teachers describe Lotte as a cheerful, communicative, and kind-hearted girl with strong convictions and a love of learning.  Read more...

    Lotte's native language is German. She has been studying English for 8 years and Spanish for 5 years. She is a great student, and her favorite subjects are PE, biology, art, geography, and English. She would like to study medicine or physiotherapy in the future.

    Lotte lives with her mother, father, older brother and twin brother. Her father is an orthodontist and her mother is a teacher. Lotte has a dog, and she can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets, and she has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    meeting friendstennisvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Lukas from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 4947
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Lukas is a 16-year-old boy from the Czech Republic who will be turning 17 before the start of his exchange. His main passion is playing “floorball” (a type of floor hockey with five players and a goalkeeper on each team, where players use sticks with plastic blades to hit a plastic ball with holes in it, instead of a puck). He has been playing floorball for 9 years and belongs to a club team. He also loves skiing, video games, computer programming, and travelling. He and his friends once organized a Minecraft tournament for middle and high school students, and became somewhat famous in the Czech Republic after some national TV and radio stations did a story on it. He loves to try new things and step out of his comfort zone. He and his family have travelled to various countries, including South Africa, Sweden, and Vietnam. He is very excited about coming to the U.S., which has been a dream of his. In his spare time, Lukas participates in physics, math, and English competitions; enjoys listening to music of all genres; and likes learning history, especially the history of wars and how they started. During his exchange Lukas would like to continue playing floorball if at all possible, and would also like to try various other sports (especially golf) and join a programming club. Lukas describes himself as being independent, responsible, polite, and having a sense of humor.  Read more...

    Lukas's native language is Czech. He has been studying English for 9 years. He has also studied German for 5 years. He gets very good grades, and his favorite school subjects are civics and information technology. In the future, he would like to study law and become a criminal lawyer. Teachers describe Lukas as being friendly, helpful, respectful towards teachers and classmates, interested in other cultures, and having a high aptitude for English.

    Lukas lives with both parents and a younger sister. His father is an executive manager, and his mother is a sales department officer. Lukas has a cat, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    computerskiingvideo games

    Allergies: none

  • Mariona from Spain
    • ID: 4957
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 14
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Mariona is a 14-year-old girl from Spain, who will be turning 15 after the start of her exchange. Mariona describes herself as friendly, responsible, adventurous, polite, creative, studious, and having a sense of humor. She is a long distance runner and competes in track and cross country. Last year she and her team qualified for the Spanish Cross Country Championships, which was a great experience for her. On Saturday afternoons she participates in a youth group where children meet and do recreational activities together. She also takes extra English lessons twice a week (1 ½ hours per session) at an English Academy. During the summer, Mariona and her family like to travel around in an RV, which has allowed her to visit Denmark, France, Italy, the UK, and Germany. In her spare time Mariona enjoys bicycling, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and reading. If possible, she would like to explore mountain and water sports during her exchange.  Read more...

    Mariona's native language is Catalan, and she has been studying English for 6 years. She has also been studying Spanish for 11 years, French for 3 years. She gets excellent grades (straight A's), and her favorite subjects are math, biology and P.E. She would like to pursue a career in Medicine in the future. Teachers describe Mariona as bright, respectful, responsible, kind to classmates and teachers, and a motivated learner. Mariona will attend 10th grade during her exchange.

    Mariona is an only child, and lives with both parents. Her father is a sales manager, and her mother is an administrative assistant. Mariona can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Since she is an only child, Mariona would love to be placed in a family with children so that she can have some host siblings.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    runningskiingtrack and fieldyouth group

    Allergies: none

  • Michelle from Italy
    • ID: 4999
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Michelle is a 16-year-old girl from Italy who will turn 17 in May. She describes herself as being extrovert, adventurous, athletic, and caring. She likes spending time with her family and friends as well as traveling to new places. Michelle loves sports: she has played tennis for 5 years and volleyball for 3 years, and she also likes to go to the gym or swimming. As a very active person, she enrolled in the drama club, the debate club, and the Cultural Olympics. At home, she enjoys reading, singing, and cooking. If possible, Michelle would like to explore hiking or skiing during her exchange in the US. Her teachers and friends describe her as a bright, curious, motivated, and hard-working person.  Read more...

    Michelle's native language is Italian. She has been studying English for 11 years, Spanish for 6 years, and French for 3 years. She is an excellent student and her favorite subjects are English, Spanish, chemistry and math. She would like to pursue a career as a business woman or as a chemist in the future.

    Michelle lives with her mother and father. She has an older brother and a younger sister. Her father is an entrepreneur and her mother is an employee. Michelle has a dog named Bianca. She can live in a home with pets, and she has no allergies to pets. She loves food and cooking, and has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drama/theatertennisvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Mizuho from Japan
    • ID: 4954
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Mizuho is a girl from Japan who will be 17 at the time of exchange who is extrovert, polite, and responsible. When she was a junior high school student, she was a member of an art club where she enjoyed to draw. Also, she was elected as a president of her school council where she learned how to work as a team and lead other members of the council. At high school, she enjoys to play handball with her teammate every day after school. Outside of school, she likes to go shopping with her friends, watching movies, and listening to music. She is excited to introduce the Japanese culture and learn the American culture.  Read more...

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drawinghandballmovies

    Allergies: none

  • Moritz from Germany
    • ID: 4903
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Moritz is a 15-year-old boy from Germany who will turn 16 in March. He has been playing soccer in a local team for 11 years, and he actively participates in a church youth group and dance classes at school (classical, Latin). He also enjoys bicycling, hiking, jogging, snowboarding, swimming, longboarding. Other interests include movies, internet, reading, videos. Moritz occasionally does babysitting and soccer training for younger children. If possible, Moritz would like to visit a football/basketball/baseball games during his exchange in the US. He is depicted by teachers and friends as a reliable, open-minded, motivated, kind, positive, cordial person who is particularly good in dealing with young children. Moritz describes himself as being friendly, open-minded, responsible, organized, flexible, and polite.  Read more...

    Moritz's native language is German. He has been studying English for six years and he has good English language skills. He has also been studying French for four years. He is a good student at school, and his favorite subjects are sports, English, history. He would like to pursue a career in media design in the future.

    Moritz lives with his mother and father. He has an older brother who is 19 years old. His father is a civil engineer and his mother is a kindergarten teacher. Moritz has a cat, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies to pets. He has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    church groupdancesoccer

    Allergies: none

  • NICOLAS from Spain
    • ID: 4984
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Nicolas is a boy from Spain who will turn 16 this summer. He loves soccer and he has been playing on the same club since he was 5 years old. Nicolas also enjoys riding his bike, skiing, swimming, and boxing. He considers himself to be a happy person who is flexible and independent. Each summer, Nicolas spends a month away from his parents, living with his grandparents in their little village. He and his family love to travel, and they have visited Mexico, England, France, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, and Portugal. Nicolas is excited to go on this exchange because he is looking forward to living with an American host family and becoming more self-confident. Nicolas would like to continue playing soccer during his exchange, and if possible, he would also like to do some skiing, surfing, and/or boxing.  Read more...

    Nicolas’s native language is Spanish. He has been learning English for 8 years and French for 3 years. Nicolas earns good grades and his favorite classes are math, English, and PE. He wants to study architecture in the future. Teachers describe Nicolas as having a good relationship with teachers and peers, a positive attitude, and an eagerness to learn about other cultures and customs. He will study in 11th grade during his exchange.

    Nicolas lives with his mom, dad, younger sister, and a dog. His mom is a financial director and his dad is a teacher. Nicolas is really close with this family. Nicolas can live with pets. He does not have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    boxingskiingsoccerswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Nikita from Ukraine
    • ID: 5010
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Nikita is a 15-year-old boy from Ukraine, who will be turning 16 before the start of his exchange. Nikita describes himself as friendly, tidy, studious, creative, and organized. He feels it is important to be active and keep in shape, and he loves sports, especially swimming and martial arts. He also enjoys bicycling, skiing, and playing table tennis. In his spare time, he likes hiking in the mountains, running, hanging out with his friends, watching movies, playing video games, and cooking. If possible, Nikita would like to explore cycling, table tennis, soccer, swimming, skiing during his exchange.  Read more...

    Nikita's native language is Russian. He speaks English at the intermediate level, and has been studying the language for 6 years. He has also studied German for 2 years. He gets good grades, and his favorite school subjects are geography and biology. Teachers describe Nikita as friendly, kind, hard-working, calm, and broad-minded. He would like to study at a university abroad in the future.

    Nikita lives with both parents, a younger brother, and a twin brother. His mother is a businesswoman, and his father is a lawyer. Nikita has a dog and a bird, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    martial artsskiingswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Noah from Germany
    • ID: 4943
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 0
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Noah is a 15-year-old boy from Germany. He will turn 16 in March. He enjoys swimming, boxing, jogging, and going to the gym. Noah especially likes music, fashion and clothes, but also gardening, movies, and the Internet. If possible, Noah would like to explore a swimming club, football, and cross country during his exchange in the US. He is depicted as a curious, dedicated, open-minded, team-oriented and positive person by teachers and friends. Noah describes himself as being friendly, humor, organized, adventurous, polite, aware, sporty and punctual.  Read more...

    Noah's native languages are German and Italian. He has been studying English for 7 years and Spanish for 3 years. He is a good student at school and his favorite subjects are English, physical education and history. He would like to pursue with the police or pursue studies in the future.

    Noah lives with his mother. He has one brother who is 21 years old. His mother is a nurse and his father is a hair stylist. Noah has no pets, and can live in a home with pets. He has allergies to pets as he is allergic to cats. He has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    boxingmusicswimming

    Allergies: I am allergic to cats.

  • PALMA from Spain
    • ID: 4970
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Palma is a 15-year-old girl from Spain who will be turning 16 before the start of her exchange. She loves sports, especially handball and tennis, but also running, cycling, swimming, snowboarding, surfing, and skateboarding. She has played handball for 10 years. She actively participates on a club team, and has travelled to Portugal and France for handball tournaments. A new hobby of hers is playing the ukulele, which she started last year. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies and TV series in English, drawing, photography, listening to music, and going out with friends. She describes herself as independent, open-minded, responsible, and adventurous. During her exchange, Palma would like to continue playing handball, if possible, but would also like to try some new sports, such as volleyball, waterskiing, horseback riding, and/or field hockey.  Read more...

    Palma's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 10 years. She has also studied French for 3 years. Her grades are mostly B’s, with a few C’s, and her favorite subjects are art and history. Her English teacher and coaches describe Palma as an even-tempered, responsible, enthusiastic, and respectful young woman who is quick to smile, has a good attitude, and “always tries to be the best version of herself”. Palma would like to pursue a career as a camerawoman in the future. She will study in the 10th grade during her exchange.

    Palma lives with her both parents and 2 older brothers. Her father is a corrections officer, and her mother is a registered pharmaceutical specialist. Palma has a dog, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclinghandballrunning

    Allergies: none

  • SERGIO from Spain
    • ID: 4969
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Sergio is a boy from Spain who will be turning 15 before the start of his exchange. Sergio describes himself as independent, friendly, open-minded, and flexible, with a sense of humor. His favorite sports are soccer, padel (a racket sport very popular in Spain), and cycling. He practices soccer 3 days a week after school and competes on a league team on weekends. He enjoys surfing in the summer and skiing in the winter. He has done a lot of travelling, and has visited France, Germany, England, the Netherlands, Italy, the Canary Islands, and the U.S. (Miami and Orlando). In his free time, he likes playing video games, hanging out with friends, and watching movies and T.V. series with his family. If possible, Sergio would like to play soccer during his exchange, and he is eager to try all kinds of new and different things.  Read more...

    Sergio's native language is Spanish. He has been studying English for 9 years. He has also studied French for 4 years. He gets average grades, and his favorite subjects are geography, physics, and PE. In the future, he would like to pursue a career in either marketing or police work. Sergio will study in the 10th grade during his exchange.

    Sergio lives with his mother and father and is an only child. He has a very good relationship with his parents. He also has a large extended family, including 15 cousins. His father is an engineer and his mother works in finance. Sergio can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclingracquet sportssoccersurfing

    Allergies: none

  • Txell from Spain
    • ID: 4971
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Txell is a 14-year-old girl from Spain, who will be turning 15 this spring. She describes herself as open-minded, responsible, organized, and having a sense of humor. She loves playing basketball. She practices 3 times a week and plays on a club team near her village. She also likes watching movies and TV series. Her favorite series is Grey’s Anatomy. She enjoys reading, too, but doesn’t have a favorite book. She likes listening to music of all types, including pop, rap, and trap. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She has done a lot of travelling and has visited places such as Egypt, the Dominican Republic, New York, Paris, Croatia, and Morocco. When she was 10 years old, she and her family lived in England for a year and a half. If possible, Txell would like to continue playing basketball during her exchange and would also like to try cheerleading and dance.  Read more...

    Txell's native language is Catalan. She has been studying English for 9 years. She has also studied Spanish for 14 years and French for 1 year. She gets good grades, and her favorite subjects are English, biology, and Catalan language. She would like to pursue a career in medicine in the future. Teachers describe her as an easygoing, responsible, and organized young lady who is popular with classmates and teachers, and willing to help others. She will attend 10th grade during her exchange.

    Txell lives with both parents and an older sister. She has a very close relationship with her family. Her mother is a doctor, and her father is a marketing manager. Txell has a dog, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballcheerleadingreading

    Allergies: none

  • Vendula from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 4946
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Vendula (“Vendy”) is a 16-year-old girl from the Czech Republic who is very musical, but also has a wide variety of interests. She plays 4 instruments: clarinet, saxophone, piano, and guitar. She also takes private voice lessons, and has been singing in a community choir for the last 3 years. Another passion of hers is scouting. She leads a troop of 10 girls her age, and once or twice a month they go on a hike or visit monuments. She loves nature, learning about plants and star constellations, and exploring new places. She also enjoys trying new things, from sports to crafts, including skiing and building model airplanes. Her favorite movies and books are historical, science fiction, and fantasy ones. However, she prefers books to movies because with books you can imagine the story however you want. During her exchange, Vendy would like to explore choir and/or drama, as well as sports not commonly played in the Czech Republic (such as lacrosse).  Read more...

    Vendy's native language is Czech. She has been studying English for 10 years. She has also studied Spanish for 3 years and French for 1 year. She gets very good grades, and her favorite school subjects are biology, geography, and music. Teachers describe Vendy as friendly, studious, likeable, flexible, and optimistic. In the future, she would like to pursue a career in the medical field and become a paramedic.

    Vendy lives with both parents, a younger brother, and a younger sister. Her mother is a financial consultant, and her father is a technician. Vendy can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    choirclarinetguitarpianosaxophonescouting

    Allergies: none

  • Victoria from Germany
    • ID: 4962
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 0
    • Grade: 11
    • Fall 2021

    Victoria is a 15-year-old girl from Germany. She will turn 16 in May. Victoria loves dancing (ballet and hiphop) and also participates in dance competitions. She also enjoys playing the piano and listening to music. Other activities include ice-skating, inline-skating, skiing, and swimming. In addition, she likes painting, cooking, movies, videos, the Internet, and reading. If possible, Victoria would like to explore cheerleading and dancing during her exchange in the US. She is depicted as being a focused, reliable, motivated, organized, and self-confident person. Victoria describes herself as being friendly, extrovert, open-minded, humor, responsible, helpful.  Read more...

    Victoria's native languages are German and Russian. She has been studying English for 6 years, French for 5 years, and Spanish for 3 years. She is a good student at school, and her favorite subjects are French and music. She would like to pursue a career as a teacher in the future.

    Victoria lives with her mother and father, and she has a brother who is 7 years old. Her mother is a journalist and her mother is a tour leader. Victoria has a cat, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets, and she has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

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    Allergies: none

  • Xavier from Spain
    • ID: 4922
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Xavier is a 15-year-old boy from Spain. He describes himself as friendly, open-minded, responsible, organized, and adventurous. He is very active and enjoys all kinds of sports. His main sport is sailing, which he has been doing since he was 5 years old. He sails competitively on an international level and is on his country’s national team. He also likes to swim, and he plays soccer and table tennis with his friends for fun. In his free time he enjoys watching movies with his family. His favorite movie is “The Social Network.” His Xavier loves to travel, and has been to Turkey, Scotland, England, Denmark and Poland. He also goes on excursions with his extended family (grandma, uncles, aunts and cousins) to the mountains (for skiing), or the sea (for swimming and snorkeling). During his exchange, Xavier would like to keep us with his sailing, and would also like to explore skiing, soccer, and football, and do some travelling.  Read more...

    Xavier's native language is Catalan. He has been studying English for 10 years. He has also studied Spanish (15 years), and German (3 years). He gets very good grades, and his favorite subjects are math, science, geography and history. He would like to pursue a career in engineering in the future. Teachers describe Xavier as an easy going, polite, capable, kind, and respectful young man, who is well-liked by his peers and teachers. He will study in the 10th grade during his exchange.

    Xavier lives with both parents, and a younger brother and sister, who are twins. He has a good relationship with his family and looks after his siblings when his parents are not at home. His parents are both doctors. Xavier can live in a home with pets, except big dogs, which he is sometimes afraid of. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    sailingskiingswimming

    Allergies: none