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: 28
  • 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

  • Alberto from Spain
    • ID: 5708
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Alberto is a student from Spain, who is very passionate about soccer. Next to soccer, his interests include English lessons, playing games, and meeting his friends. In his free time he participates in a soccer team. Alberto describes himself as sincere, responsible, and open-minded,with a sense of humor; his teachers would add that he is a hard-working and helpful student who has good relationships with his peers.  Read more...

    Alberto's native languages are Spanish and Catalan, and he's been studying English for 8 years and French for 4 years.His favorite subjects in school are Math, social studies, French and English. Alberto wants to pursue a career related to languages in the future. During his year in the U.S. he hopes to participate in a soccer team.

    Alberto lives with both of his parents and a 12-year-old sister. Alberto's father is an Electrical manager, and his mother is a Quality manager. Although he doesn't have any pets, Alberto is open to living in a home with them and has no allergies or dietary restrictions. Alberto will be 16 at the beginning of the program.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    meeting friendssoccervideo games

    Allergies: none

  • Ana from Spain
    • ID: 5707
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2024

    Ana is a student from Spain who loves to dance, go to the gym, and listen to music. She also enjoys various outdoor activities such as bicycling, horseback riding, jogging, skiing, and swimming. Ana participates in a dance group, which focuses on a range of different styles from ballet to flamenco, and modern dance. Besides her passion for dance and working out, she likes to cook, and spend times with her friends. Ana considers herself independent, friendly, open-minded, and creative, with a sense of humor: her teachers describe her as a bright and polite student, who brightens the lives of others.  Read more...

    Ana has been studying English for 8 years and French for 8 years as well. Her favorite school subjects are math and English. She aspires to pursue a career related to science or business in the future. During her exchange in the U.S., she is interested in exploring activities like boxing or cheerleading.

    Ana comes from a family of 6; she lives with her parents, an older brother (18 years old) and two sisters (20 and 12 years old). Her father is a lawyer and university professor, while her mother works as a real estate agent. Ana has no allergies to pets, and she is comfortable living in a home with animals. She doesn't have any dietary restrictions. Ana will be 15 at the start of her program.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    ballroom dancebicyclingmeeting friendsworking out

    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

  • Barbora from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5715
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Fall 2024

    Barbora is a 16-year-old girl from the Czech Republic. Her favorite activities are traditional Czech dance, reading, and walking her dog. She also enjoys cycling, skating, skiing, swimming, singing, drawing, pottery, crafts, cooking, gardening, watching movies, and the scouts. She actively participates in a folklore club where she does traditional Czech dance. Barbora is particularly interested in exploring pottery in the US, as well as the books she’ll read in her English class. Barbora describes herself as friendly, extroverted, open-minded, studious, and humorous.  Read more...

    Barbora’s native language is Czech and she has been studying English for nine years. She has also been studying German for four years, and Spanish for one year. Her favorite subjects in school are English and the social sciences. In the future, she is interested in pursuing a career in the law.

    Barbora lives with her mother, father, and younger brother. Her father is a farmer and her mother is a banker. Barbora has cats, parrots, and a dog at home, and can live in a home with pets to which she has no allergies. She also has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancegardeningice hockeyreadingskiing

    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

  • Eleen from Germany
    • ID: 5658
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 0
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Eleen is a 15-year-old girl from Germany who will turn 16 in March. She practices rhythmic gymnastics twice a week and has participated in competitions. Other sports she enjoys are bicycling, inline skating, and jogging. In her free time, Eleen spends time with her friends going hiking, visiting events, and baking together. She loves reading books, watching her favorite TV shows in English, and drawing or painting while listening to music. If possible, Eleen would like to explore cheerleading, volleyball, and skate boarding during her exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Eleen describes herself as being confident, independent, studious, and organized. Being a good listener and willing to try out new things, she can make friends easily. She places a high priority on open communication and working hard towards her education. Her teachers and friends describe her as a talented, engaged, motivated, and reliable student who speaks honestly about feelings, easily approaches others, and quickly adapts to new situations.

    Eleen's native language is German. She has been studying English for 8 years and Russian for 4 years. Her favorite school subjects are biology, English, and German. She would like to attend the university in the future.

    Eleen lives with her mother, stepfather, and younger brother. Her mother is a project manager, and her father is a police officer. Eleen has a cat, can live in a home with pets, and has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    gymnasticsmeeting friendsreading

    Allergies: none

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

    Elona is a 16-year-old girl from UAE. 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

  • Faustine from France
    • ID: 5663
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 14
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2024

    Faustine is a student from France who will be 15 in October. Her favorite activities are horseback riding, reading, and baking. She also enjoys cooking, listening to music, and watching movies. If possible, Faustine would like to continue riding horses, cooking, and would also like to try her hand at pottery during her exchange. Faustine describes herself as being independent, openminded, funny, organized, and flexible.  Read more...

    Faustine's native language is French, and she has been studying English for 4 years. She has also been studying Spanish for 2 years. Her favorite school subject is history, and she's very excited to learn about the US.

    Faustine lives with her mother, father, and younger brother. She has two older sisters with whom she is very close. Her mother is a social worker and her father is a car salesman. Faustine has a a dog, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets or food, although she is a pescatarian.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookinghorse ridingreading

    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

  • 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

  • Jan from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5714
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2024

    Jan is a 16-year-old boy from the Czech Republic. He will turn 17 in August, at the beginning of his exchange. His favorite activities are bodybuilding, reading, running, bicycling, skiing, hiking, swimming, dance, programming, and watching movies. His parents are active in his local community and Jan enjoys helping them out wherever possible. Jan does not have any specific activities in the US he is most interested in at the moment; his main goal is spending time and building a relationship with his host family. Jan describes himself as being independent, friendly, open-minded, humorous, and responsible.  Read more...

    Jan's native language is Czech, and he has been studying English for 8 years. He has also been studying German for 2 years. His favorite school subject is computer programming. In the future, he would like to study information technology at the university level.

    Jan lives with his mother and father. He also has two younger siblings; one boy and one girl. His father is in IT and his mother is a social worker. Jan has a cat, dog, rabbit, and hamster, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies to pets, nor dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclingcomputerreadingrunningskiingworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Jiri from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5700
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Jiri is a 16-year-old boy from the Czech Republic. His favorite activities are playing basketball, exercising at his local gym, playing video games, and watching films. Jiri also plays on his local basketball team throughout the week. If possible, Jiri would like to continue playing basketball for his host school in the US. Jiri describes himself as independent, friendly, open-minded, polite, flexible, and responsible.  Read more...

    Jiri’s native language is Czech and he has been studying English for nine years. He has also been studying Spanish for three years. His favorite school subject is Czech Language. At the moment, Jiri is unsure about his career aspirations, but intends to continue studying at the university level.

    Jiri lives with his mother, father, and younger brother. His mother is a business owner, and his father is a lawyer. Jiri has four dogs at home and can live in a home with pets to which he has no allergies. He also has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballmeeting friendsmoviesvideo gamesworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Jonas from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5697
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2024

    Jonas is a 17-year-old boy from the Czech Republic. His favorite activities are playing the saxophone, cycling, and playing sports friends. Jonas also likes photography, chess, programming, and browsing the internet. He is an active participant in his school band and the basketball team. In the US, Jonas would like to continue playing basketball, as well as go skiing if possible. Jonas describes himself as independent, friendly, open-minded, polite, and flexible.  Read more...

    Jonas’s native language is Czech, and he has been studying English for 11 years. He has also been studying French for six years. His favorite school subjects are math, PE, science, IT, and physics. In the future, he would like to study in order to become an engineer.

    Jonas lives with his mother, father, and two older siblings. His father is a lawyer and his mother is a psychiatrist. Jonas doesn't currently have any pets, but had four cats in the past and is open to living in a home with pets to which he has no allergies. He also has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballbicyclingsaxophoneskiing

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lina from Germany
    • ID: 5667
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2024

    Lina is a 15-year-old girl from Germany who will turn 16 in June. She goes horseback riding twice a week with two friends. She also enjoys reading fantasy or romance books, listening to music, going to the cinema with her sister or friends, and climbing with her brother. Lina helps younger children twice a week at a children’s gymnastic club. She likes baking and creative activities to relax. If possible, Lina would like to explore drawing, drama club, ice skating or inline skating during her exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Lina describes herself as being open-minded, independent, creative, and adventurous. Her teachers and friends describe her as being a helpful, reliable, curious, and flexible person.

    Lina's native language is German. She has been studying English for 10 years and French for 2 years. Her favorite school subjects include arts and sports. She wants to finish her secondary education in the future.

    Lina lives with her mother and father. She has an older sister and an older brother. Her mother is a dental assistant, and her father is an electrical engineer. Lina has a dog and three chicken, 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:

    gymnasticshorse ridingmeeting friends

    Allergies: Vegetarian: y

  • 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. 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

  • Marcos from Spain
    • ID: 5716
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2024

    Marcos is a student from Spain who will turn 15 soon and who is very passionate about soccer. His favorite activities next to playing/watching soccer include German lessons, skiing and cooking. He likes to play video games, watching movies and photography as well. Marcos participates in a local soccer team. he describes himself as friendly, responsible, happy, and polite, his teachers would add that he is a generous and diligent student with an interest in foreign languages.  Read more...

    Marcos’ native language is Spanish, he has been studying English for 10 years and German for 9 years. Marcos enjoys English and P.E. as his favorite school subjects. He aspires to pursue a career in economics in the future. During his exchange, Marcos would like to explore athletics and seeing places.

    Marcos lives with his mother and his stepfather; he has one brother aged 16. His mother works in an insurance company, and his stepfather is involved in the restaurant business. Marcos does not have any pets, but loves dogs and is comfortable living in a home with pets as he has no allergies. Marcos has no restrictions. He will be 15 at the start of his exchange.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingmoviessoccervideo 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:

    skiingsurfing

    Allergies: none

  • Nina from Germany
    • ID: 5694
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Fall 2024

    Nina is a 16-year-old girl from Germany who will turn 17 in October. She goes to gymnastics class twice a week. She used to be in a cheerleading club, and she still likes to do cheerleading with her friends. She loves cooking, baking, and trying dishes from other countries. Nina enjoys bouncing on the trampoline, visiting other cities, or going to the movies with her friends. At home, she relaxes listening to music, reading a book, and doing crafts with her sisters. She also gives private tutoring in English and math to younger students. Nina has traveled with her family to other countries, has welcomed a Thai exchange student at her home, and has participated in a school exchange to Spain. If possible, Nina would like to explore try out sport clubs and go on trips with the host family during her exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Nina describes herself as being extrovert, open-minded, responsible, and athletic. Her teachers and friends describe her as being a cheerful, interested, social, and welcoming person.

    Nina's native language is German. She has been studying English for 7 years and Spanish for 4 years. Her favorite school subjects are English, math, and Spanish. She would like to study at a university in the future.

    Nina lives with her mother and father. She has an older sister and a younger sister. Her mother is a primary school teacher and her father is a civil engineer. Nina has no pets, can live in a home with pets, and has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cheerleadingcookinggymnastics

    Allergies: none