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: 61
  • AITANA from Spain
    • ID: 5268
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Aitana is a girl from Spain who likes dancing ballet and hip-hop, spending quality time with her family, and going out with friends. In her free time, she likes to listen to music and watch movies with her friends. If possible, Aitana would like to explore cheerleading during her exchange in the US. Aitana describes herself as being friendly, open minded, creative, and adventurous. Her teachers add that she has a very positive attitude, and is a real team-player.  Read more...

    Aitana's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 10 years and French for 3. Her favorite school subjects are ethical values, biology and history. In the future, she would like to study something related to psychology. Aitana will be 15 years old during her exchange and should attend 10th grade in the US.

    Aitana is an only child and lives with her father who is a graphic designer. Aitana can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    balletdancemoviesmusic

    Allergies: none

  • Alice from Italy
    • ID: 5278
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 12
    • Fall 2022

    Alice is a 16-year-old girl from Italy who will turn 17 in September. She likes being active and pursuing sports like tennis and skating, but she is also willing to learn new types of sports. For relaxation, she enjoys drawing and listening to English music, especially pop and rap music. She loves watching movies and prefers romantic or funny comedies. Alice likes going out shopping or just spending time with her friends. If possible, Alice would like to travel and visit cities during her exchange in the US. She especially hopes to have a host sister of the same age who whom she can share her life during the six months of the exchange.  Read more...

    Alice describes herself as being a kind, helpful, and responsible person who likes to try new experiences, who prefers company over being alone, and who values trust and family. Her teachers and friends describe her as being a person who is respectful towards peers and adults, who is willing to learn and obtain good results, and who is able to adapt to new situations.

    Alice's native language is Italian. She has been studying English for 11 years, Spanish for 6 years, and French for 3 years. Her favorite school subjects are English and Spanish. She would like to pursue a career that would her to travel and speak foreign languages in the future.

    Alice lives with her mother. Her mother is an insurance broker, and her father is a tennis teacher. Alice has two dogs, can live in a home with pets, and has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    languagesmeeting friendstennis

    Allergies: none

  • Ana from Mexico
    • ID: 5321
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Fall 2022

    Ana is a girl from Mexico who enjoys playing tennis, attending her religious group, and any kind of painting. She also enjoys reading and playing the piano and is hoping to dedicate more of her time doing so this year. If possible, Ana would like to continue to play tennis, as well as explore the outdoors, during her exchange in the US. Ana describes herself as being independent, friendly, studious, responsible, respectful, and loving. Her teachers say that she is mature, honest, intuitive, and a team player.  Read more...

    Ana's native language is Spanish, and she has been studying English for 10 years. She has also been studying French for 1 year. Her favorite school subjects are History and science. Ana does not have a set career goal, rather she wishes to choose a path that leads to happiness and success for her future. Ana will be 16 at the start of her exchange and should attend 11th grade.

    Ana lives with her mother, father, and younger brother. Her father is a banker and her mother is a stay-at-home mom. Ana can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    **NEEDS TO COMPLETE SEMESTER BY DECEMBER 31**

    Hobbies/Activities:

    church grouppaintingpianotennis

    Allergies: none

  • Ana from Spain
    • ID: 5324
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Ana is a girl from Spain who loves to dance, play the piano, and attend her extracurricular English classes. She also enjoys bicycling, cooking, and reading. She actively participates in her church youth group as well as her dance club, where she practices urban, flamenco, hip hop and new style dancing. If possible, Ana would like to explore cheerleading, baseball, and musical theater during her exchange in the US. Ana describes herself as being extroverted, studious, funny, responsible, and energetic. Her teachers emphasize how hardworking, attentive, and creative she is.  Read more...

    Ana's native language is Spanish, and she has been studying English for 11 years. She has also been studying French for 5 years. Her favorite school subjects are math and PE, and she would like to continue on to university where she will study math. Ana will be 16 during her exchange and should attend 11th grade.

    Ana lives with her mother, father, and older sister. Her mother is a bank clerk and her father is a university professor. Ana can live in a home with pets, except large dogs as she has a fear of them. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclingdancedrama/theaterpiano

    Allergies: none

  • Azat from Kazakhstan
    • ID: 5219
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Azat is a boy from Kazakhstan, who will be turning 15 before the start of his exchange. He describes himself as friendly, open-minded, creative, and having a sense of humor. He is artistic and musical. He sings, plays the guitar, writes poetry and song lyrics in Russian and English, and produces music. He also participates on an English Olympiad Team. In his free time, he enjoys table tennis, reading, playing chess, watching movies, and playing video games. Azat loves to travel and has visited Russia, France, Turkey, Georgia, Switzerland, Uzbekistan, Monaco, Vatican City, and the UK. He also lived in Italy from ages 7 thru 10 and attended an American school there. If possible, Azat would like to explore music communities and art during his exchange, and do some volunteer work.  Read more...

    Azat's native language is Kazakh. He speaks English fluently, and has studied the language for 7 years. He has also studied Russian for 10 years and Turkish for 2 years. Azat attends a boarding school during the week and comes home on weekends. He gets very good grades, and his favorite subject is English. Teachers and a family friend describe Azat as a courteous, diligent, passionate, and intelligent young man who is mature for his age, cares about the success of the people around him, and is always ready to try new things. Azat is considering a career in the arts, but would like to explore other possibilities throughout his time in high school before settling on a career.

    Azat’s parents are separated, and he lives in a house with his mother, younger brother, aunt, and grandparents when he is not at boarding school. His mother is an HR professional and his father is a project engineer. Azat has a cat and a rescue dog, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    guitarmusicreadingsinging

    Allergies: none

  • Blanca from Spain
    • ID: 5252
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Blanca is a 15-year old girl from Spain and is sporty, cheerful, friendly, empathic, and hard-working. She loves playing volleyball and is a member of the volleyball club at school. In her spare time, she likes to go hiking, practice paddleboarding, meet friends, and watch sports games such as soccer, volleyball, and basketball. At home, she helps with chores and her sister’s homework when she needs help. Blanca looks forward to participating in a volleyball club or tennis club while on her exchange. Teachers describe Blanca as a very sociable, creative, talented, organized young woman who is always hard-working toward her tasks.  Read more...

    Blanca’s native language is Spanish. She has studied English for 13 years and has also studied Catalan (15 years), French (three years), and German (two years). Her favorite subjects at school include Geography and History. In the future, she would like to study Architect at college.

    Blanca lives with her mother and her younger sister (aged 10), with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother is a customer service representative. Blanca has a dog and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    hikingmoviesvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • CANDELA from Spain
    • ID: 5264
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Candela is a girl from Spain who loves musical theater, dancing jazz and ballet, and drama. She also enjoys swimming, cooking, and activism. She actively participates in volunteering for children in need, as well as her theater club. If possible, Candela would like to continue to explore theater and drama clubs during her exchange in the US. Candela describes herself as being extroverted, funny, responsible, and creative. Her teachers say that she has a very respectful and positive attitude towards others, and always puts in a constant effort into her work.  Read more...

    Candela's native language is Spanish, and she has been studying English for 12 years. She has also been studying French for 3 years. Her favorite school subjects are History, geography, and art. She would like to pursue a career in international relations or criminology, in the future. Candela is 15 years old and should attend grade 10, in the US.

    Candela lives with her mother and father, as well as her twin sister whom she is very close to. Both of her parents work in advertising. Candela has a rescue dog, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    balletcookingdancedrama/theaterswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Carla from Spain
    • ID: 5188
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Carla is a 17-year old girl from Spain who likes synchronized swimming, meeting friends, and listening to music. She has been practicing synchronized swimming for five years at a local club. When she was 5-year old she practiced rhythmic gymnastics. In her spare time, she likes to play with her younger sister, go shopping, and watch movies. Carla looks forward to trying artistic gymnastics and surfing if it’s possible. In addition, she would like to introduce her culture to her host family and is interested in learning American culture. Teachers describe Carla as a positive, hard-working, and responsible young woman who has excellent communication skills.  Read more...

    Carla’s native language is Spanish. Carla earns good grades at school and has also studied English (11 years) and Catalan (13 years). Her favorite subject at school is Biology. In the future, she would like to study medicine or odontology.

    Carla lives with both of her parents and her younger sister (aged 13), with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother is the administration of the import department and her father is a forklift operator. Carla is allergic to kiwi and avoiding to eat them. She is not allergic to dogs, however, is afraid of living with big dogs.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    gymnasticsmusicswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Carlotta from Italy
    • ID: 5285
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Carlotta is a 16-year-old girl from Italy who will turn 17 in January. She has been doing artistic gymnastics since she was 5 years old and spends three days a week three hour training each day. She dreams of being a cheerleader or dancer, so if possible, she hopes to join a school cheerleading or dancing team during her exchange in the US. Carlotta plays basketball and volleyball at school, and she also enjoys skiing and running. She loves writing and drawing, playing the piano, listening to music, taking pictures of landscapes and people, and cooking Italian food. She has a great relationship with her family and enjoys traveling to other countries with them.  Read more...

    Carlotta describes herself as being a responsible, curious, and determined girl. Her teachers and friends describe her as being a bright, motivated, hard-working student with a strong personality, excellent sportsmanship, and responsibility towards her classmates.

    Carlotta's native language is Italian. She has been studying English for 11 years and French for 3 years. Her favorite school subjects are economics and law. She would like to study economics at an international university, get a master’s degree in the United States, and pursue a profession in economics in the future.

    Carlotta lives with her mother and her father, and she has an older sister who is studying abroad. Her father works in graphics and her mother works in information technology. Carlotta has no pets, can live in a home with pets, and has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    gymnasticsphotographyskiing

    Allergies: none

  • Claudia from Spain
    • ID: 5334
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 18
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Claudia is a girl from Spain who loves playing tennis, going to the cinema, and spending time with her family. She also enjoys bicycling, skiing, swimming, painting, and photography. In her free time Claudia enjoys making costume jewelry, cooking, and listening to music. She actively participates as a volunteer in caring for children. If possible, Claudia would like to explore track, soccer, skiing, tennis, cooking, and painting during her exchange in the US. Claudia describes herself as being friendly, open minded, responsible, creative, and polite. Her teachers emphasize her polite and easy-going nature.  Read more...

    Claudia's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 5 years and speaks it very well. She has also been studying French for 2 years. Her favorite school subjects are philosophy, literature and English, and she would like to pursue a career as an early childhood education teacher in the future. Claudia will be 18 at the start of her program and should attend 12th grade.

    Claudia lives with her mother, and has 4 siblings: an older brother and sister as well as a younger brother and sister. Her mother is a secretary of direction and her father works in administration. Claudia can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    paintingskiingswimmingtennis

    Allergies: none

  • DANIELA from Spain
    • ID: 5263
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Daniela is a girl from Spain who likes reading, lifeguarding, and hanging out with friends and family. She also enjoys swimming, cooking, and watching movies. Daniela has been very active in her lifeguarding team since she was a little girl, and teaches younger students the sport too. If possible, Daniela would like to continue to explore swimming during her exchange in the US. Daniela describes herself as being polite, extroverted, open minded, and responsible. Her teachers describe her top qualities as cheerful, easy-going, and hardworking.  Read more...

    Daniela's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 12 years, and French for 4. Her favorite school subject is History and she would like to pursue a career in psychology so she can be of assistance to others. She is 15 years old and should attend 10th grade during her exchange.

    Daniela lives with her mother and father, as well as her older sister. Her father is self-employed and her mother creates dental prosthetics. Daniela does not currently have pets, but is open to living with some as she has no phobias or allergies to them. She has no dietary restrictions or allergies of any kind.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingreadingswimming

    Allergies: none

  • DIEGO from Spain
    • ID: 5269
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Diego is a Colombian boy who grew up in Spain. He loves soccer, boxing, and bicycling, and also enjoys swimming, tennis, drawing, and painting. In his free time, Diego likes to cook, garden, and watch good movies. He actively participates in his local soccer club. If possible, Diego would like to explore any sport or artistic activity/club during his exchange in the US. Diego describes himself as being responsible, creative, adventurous, polite, and flexible. His teachers add that he is funny, mature, and a hard worker.  Read more...

    Diego's native language is Spanish, and he has been studying English for 12 years. He has also been studying French for 6 years. His favorite school subject is PE, and he would like to pursue a career in architecture in the future. Diego will be 15 during his exchange and should attend 10th grade.

    Diego lives with his mother and father, as well as his older brother and sister. He is very close with his family; they like to travel to different places together. His mother is a System engineer and his father works in architecture. Diego can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    artbicyclingboxingsoccer

    Allergies: none

  • Elias from Germany
    • ID: 5330
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Fall 2022

    Elias is a 16-year-old boy from Germany who will turn 17 in September. He loves playing basketball and doing weight lifting and cardio exercises at the local gym. He likes spending time with his friends, and he recently started painting and drawing on the ipad. In addition, he works part time at a local bakery. He listens to different styles of music, and since none of his favorite artists are on tour in Europe, he hopes to go to a concert in the US. He would also like to explore basketball and boxing during his exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Elias describes himself as being a humorous, friendly, and extroverted person who is very flexible, likes to make friends, and loves new adventures. His teachers and friends describe him as being a calm, open-minded, and highly responsible student with excellent conflict resolution skills as well as empathy and respect for different opinions.

    Elias's native language is German. He has been studying English for 9 years, Latin for 5 years, and French for 3 years. His favorite school subjects are math, economy, English, and PE. He would like to pursue a career in engineering in the future.

    Elias lives with his mother. He has two brothers and one younger sister. His mother is an architectural drafter and his father is an engineer. Elias has no pets, can live in a home with pets, and has no allergies to pets. He has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballmusic

    Allergies: none

  • Faustine from France
    • ID: 5368
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 0
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Faustine is a girl from France who loves to ride her bike, dance modern jazz and hip-hop, and go out with friends. In her free time she likes to watch movies, and go shopping with her friends and mom. She is a gymnast and actively participates in her organized gymnastics group. If possible, Faustine would like to explore cheerleading, or baseball during her exchange in the US. Faustine describes herself as being an extrovert, open-minded, responsible, polite, and flexible. Faustine is incredibly sociable and open to new experiences with her American family.  Read more...

    Faustine's native language is French, and she has been studying English for 8 years and Spanish for 5 years. Her favorite subjects in school are biology, chemistry, economics, and social sciences. She would like to pursue a career in the medical or marketing field in the future. Faustine will be 16 at the start of her program.

    Faustine lives with her mother and father, and has an older brother. Her father works in architecture and her mother is a Human Resource Manager. Faustine has a dog, and therefore, can live in a home with pets. She has no dietary restrictions or allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancefashiongymnasticssciences

    Allergies: none

  • Finn from Germany
    • ID: 5296
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Finn is a 16-year-old boy from Germany who will turn 17 in March. He spends most of his free time playing American football as an offensive lineman in a local youth team. He has a part time job at a financial consulting company, where he calls customers to arrange appointments. Other interests include taking trips with his family, spending time with his friends, listening to music, going to the movies, and programming Java. If possible, Finn would like to watch an NFL game in a stadium and go hiking during his exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Finn describes himself as being a quiet, open-minded, and humorous boy who is family-oriented and always searching for harmony. His teachers and friends describe him as being a down-to-earth, polite, and helpful student who is a fair player and who works reliably to reach his goals.

    Finn's native language is German. He has been studying English for 8 years and French for 4 years. His favorite school subjects are sports, social science, and computer science. He would like to study computer science in the future.

    Finn lives with his father. He has a younger brother who lives with his mother. His father is a systems engineer and his mother is an office manager. Finn has no pets, can live in a home with pets, and has no allergies to pets. He has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    computerfootballmusic

    Allergies: none

  • Gonzalo from Spain
    • ID: 5240
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Gonzalo is a boy from Spain who enjoys exercising, and is actively involved in soccer club, tennis, and gymnastics. In his free time, he also enjoys playing video games, watching movies, playing piano, and programming. If possible, Gonzalo would like to explore club sports such as baseball, hockey, and soccer during his exchange. He describes himself as being extroverted, adventurous, studious, and responsible.  Read more...

    Gonzalo's native language is Spanish. He has been studying English for 9 years, and French for a year. He gets very good grades, and his favorite subjects are PE, physical science, chemistry, and biology. Teachers describe Gonzalo as caring, hardworking, and very helpful to others. He would like to pursue a career in business in the future. Gonzalo will be 16 during his study abroad and should attend 11th grade.

    Gonzalo lives with both parents and two younger brothers. His mother works in administration, and his father is a tradesman. Gonzalo has a cat, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies to pets and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    pianosoccertennisvideo games

    Allergies: none

  • GONZALO from Spain
    • ID: 5262
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Gonzalo is a student from Spain that likes to play soccer, swim, and spend time with his friends. In his free time he likes to watch movies, listen to music and discover new artists. He actively participates in his school soccer club in Spain. If possible, Gonzalo would like to explore American football, baseball, ice hockey, snowboarding, and waterskiing, during his exchange in the US. Gonzalo describes himself as being friendly, open minded, funny, and responsible. His teachers say that he is curious, hard-working, and mature.  Read more...

    Gonzalo's native language is Spanish, and he has been studying English for 11 years and French for 7. His favorite school subjects are mathematics, and PE, and he would like to pursue a career in computer engineering. He will be 15 at the start of his exchange and should attend 10th grade.

    Gonzalo lives with his mother and father, as well as his older brother. His father is a real estate administrator and his mother is a justice administration official. He is very close with his family and likes to do fun activities with them. Gonzalo has a cat and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies to pets or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    soccerswimmingvideo gamesworking out

    Allergies: none

  • GUILLEM from Spain
    • ID: 5183
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Guillem is a 14-year-old boy from Spain who will turn 15 this spring. He likes to hang out with his friends and play board games, bake, and do arts & crafts. He also enjoys skiing, snorkeling, painting, scrapbooking, and gardening. In the US, Guillem would like to continue to explore skiing, and learn new skills, as well as visit new places such as museums. Guillem describes himself as being independent, open minded, tidy, studious, and responsible, and his teachers would add that he is hard-working, enthusiastic, and creative.  Read more...

    Guillem's native language is Spanish, and he has been studying English for 11 years. He has also been studying French for 5 years and German for 2. His favorite school subjects are biology and chemistry, and he would like to pursue a career as a surgeon. He should be in 10th grade in the US.

    Guillem lives with his parents and his older brother. His father is in finance and his mother is a procurement planner. Guillem can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingcraftspainting

    Allergies: none

  • Hector from France
    • ID: 5339
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Hector is a 15-year-old boy from France and is polite, extroverted, and has a sense of humor. He likes cooking especially creating his own recipes, playing golf, running, and meeting his friends. When he spends time with his father, they go to the soccer matches, play golf, and watch car races. Hector looks forward to participating in basketball club while on his exchange. Teachers describe Hector as an open-minded, respectful, sociable, pleasant, young man who is enthusiastic and mature.  Read more...

    Hector’s native language is French. He has studied English for five years and also studied Spanish for four years. His favorite subjects at school include Economics and Social Sciences. In the future, he would like to become a trader.

    Hector lives with his parents alternative week. He has an older brother (aged 17) and a twin brother, with whom he has a close relationship. His mother runs a business and his father is the president of the company. Hector is allergic to dust mites and cats. He used to live with cats and he can live with them, however, they need to stay away from his bedroom. He has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookinggolfrunning

    Allergies: cats

  • Helma from Germany
    • ID: 5172
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Fall 2022

    Helma is a 15-year-old girl from Germany who will turn 16 in January. She really likes going to school and seeing her friends there. She has been dancing ballet since she was 4 years old, and she also danced in a jazz group for a year and a half. Other hobbies include guitar playing and horseback riding. Helma is very active in a local youth club through the church: she is an acolyte with her friends; she meets once a week with other acolytes to cook, watch movies, or go for a walk; and she has participated in seven summer camps. If possible, Helma would like to explore volleyball or track and field during her exchange in the US. Helma describes herself as being open-minded, mostly in a good mood, and getting along with a variety of different personalities. Her teachers and friends describe her as being a motivated, intelligent person who has a good sense of humor and who is keen on getting to know new things.  Read more...

    Helma's native language is German. She has been studying English for 5 years, Latin for 5 years, and Greek for 2 years. Her favorite school subjects are Latin, Ancient Greek, English, and sports. She would like to study at the university to become an orthodontics in the future.

    Helma lives with her mother and father. She also has three older brothers. Her mother is a dentist and her father is a pharmacist heading his own company. Helma can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets, and she has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    ballethorse ridingyouth group

    Allergies: none

  • Hermione from Switzerland
    • ID: 5236
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Hermione is a 15-year-old girl from Switzerland who will turn 16 in July. A very curious person, she loves exploring new things, visiting historical or cultural exhibitions, and reading post-apocalyptic (a sub-genre of science fiction) books. She enjoys spending time with her friends and listening to music in English, German, or French. Her interests in sports include modern dance and yoga practice, and she already had a lead role in her school’s musical comedy. One Saturday a month, she is a youth firefighter, and she is studying for a test to become an instructor. Hermione also plays the saxophone. If possible, Hermione would like to explore local customs and foods, and visit famous historical sites during her exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Hermione describes herself as being open-minded, humorous, and responsible. Her teachers and friends describe her as a brilliant, motivated, positive person who adapts easily to changing situations and who has a great sense of humor.

    Hermione's native language is French. She has been studying German for 7 years and English for 5 years. She is an excellent student, and her favorite school subjects are history, geography, French, and English. She would like to pursue a career as a prosecutor in the future.

    Hermione lives with her parents and younger sister. One parent is a teacher and one parent is an operating room technician. Hermione has a cat and a dog, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets, and she has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancereadingsaxophone

    Allergies: none

  • IRENE from Spain
    • ID: 5266
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Irene is a girl from Spain who likes to swim, play the drums, and read. She also enjoys playing paddle tennis and ping pong, as well as guitar and bass. Irene has been playing the drums since she was 8 years old and currently plays for a music group. She is also on the school swim team. If possible, Irene would like to explore volleyball during her exchange in the US. Irene describes herself as being open minded, responsible, creative, and adventurous. Her teachers emphasize her spectacular work ethic, and collaborative attitude.  Read more...

    Irene's native language is Spanish, and she has been studying English for 8 years. She has also been studying French for 2 years. Her favorite school subjects are biology and math, and would like to pursue a career in the medical field, one day. Irene will be 15 at the start of her program, and should attend 10th grade.

    Irene lives with her mother and father, as well as her older sister. Her father is a construction supervisor and her mother is a civil engineer. Irene can live in a home with pets; she has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drumsguitarping pongtennis

    Allergies: none

  • Janna from Spain
    • ID: 5199
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Janna is a girl from Spain who likes playing the flute, attending music class, and practicing tennis. She also enjoys inline skating, skiing, tennis, paddle surfing, and watching tv shows. She actively participates in both music and tennis clubs. If possible, Janna would like to continue to play the flute during her exchange. Janna describes herself as being friendly, extroverted, open minded, responsible, and flexible. Her teachers would add that she is patient, adaptable, and hard working.  Read more...

    Janna's native language is Catalan, and she has been studying both English and Spanish for 10 years. Her favorite school subjects are PE and biology. She would like to pursue a career in nursing and physiotherapist in the future. Janna will be 15 upon arrival in the US and should attend 10th grade.

    Janna lives with her mother and father. She has an older brother and sister. Her father is a chief information’s officer and her mother is a psychologist in education. Janna has no allergies to pets or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    flutemusicskiingtennis

    Allergies: none

  • Júlia from Spain
    • ID: 5257
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Júlia is a girl from Spain and is positive, active, empathic, and happy. She will turn 15 in May. She belongs to the hockey team at school and practices for two hours every week. She loves not only hockey but also all kinds of sports including skating, paddleboard, tennis, gymnastics, horseback riding, basketball, and soccer. In her spare time, she likes to cook, listen to music, go cycling, watch movies, and go bowling and picnic with her friends. Júlia likes to be active and looks forward to participating in clubs at school such as hockey, cheerleading, theater, and photography. Teachers describe Júlia as an extroverted, responsible, hard-working, attentive young woman who is highly motivated toward her goals.  Read more...

    Júlia’s native language is Spanish. She has studied English for 11 years. Júlia earns good grades at school and has also studied French (three years) and Catalan (11 years). Her favorite subjects at school include Math and English. In the future, she would like to become an actress or psychologist.

    Júlia lives with both of her parents and her younger sister (aged 11), with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother is a pharmacist and her father works as an operational director. Júlia can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    field hockeyhorse ridingmovies

    Allergies: none

  • JIMENA from Spain
    • ID: 5310
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Jimena is a girl from Spain who loves horseback riding (eventing and jumping), volleyball, and reading. She also enjoys bicycling, drawing, painting, and doing photography in her spare time. She actively participates in a horseback riding competition team in Spain. If possible, Jimena would like to explore skiing, hiking, and riding bikes during her exchange in the US. Jimena describes herself as being friendly, open minded, creative, polite, loving, and an ambivert. Her teachers add that she is flexible, easy-going, and has a very positive attitude.  Read more...

    Jimena's native language is Spanish, and she has been studying English for 12 years. She has also been studying French for 5 years. Her favorite school subjects are philosophy and History, and she would like to pursue a law career in the future. Jimena will be 16 at the start of her program and should attend 11th grade in the US.

    Jimena lives with her mother and four siblings, both older and younger than her. Her mother is a businesswoman and her father is a businessman. Jimena has many animals at home, and can live in a house with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    animalshorse ridingreadingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Joana from Spain
    • ID: 5241
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Joana is a girl from Spain and is happy, honest, organized, and responsible. She will turn 15 in August. She has been practicing Artistic Gymnastics for four years. She is also a member of a local theater club and she enjoys it very much. Joana would like to continue practicing gymnastics and theater while on her exchange. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her friends and family, go hiking, cook, draws, and listen to music. Teachers describe Joanna as an extroverted, cheerful, positive, and responsible young woman who has good communication skills and could adapt to a new environment easily.  Read more...

    Joana’s native language is Spanish. She has studied English for six years. Joana earns good grades at school and has also studied French (three years) and Catalan (14 years). Her favorite subject at school is English and she goes to the English academy after school to brush up on her language skills. In the future, she would like to become an English teacher.

    Joana lives with both of her parents, with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother works as an administrator and her father owns a travel agency. Joana has a cat and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drama/theatergymnasticshiking

    Allergies: none

  • Joelle from Switzerland
    • ID: 5295
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Fall 2022

    Joelle is a 17-year-old girl from Switzerland who will turn 18 in September. She is passionate about acrobatic and artistic activities, attends trainings three to four times a week, and participates in competitions with her team mate. She is a group leader at a circus for children which she used to attend as a young child herself. Joelle has been taking harp lessons for eight years, and she used to take jazz/hip-hop dance classes and perform in a grand show for six years. She likes spending time with her friends going to the movies, visiting the city, or having a girl’s night at home. If possible, Joelle would like to explore acrobatics, gymnastics, and cheerleading during her exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Joelle describes herself as being a friendly, open-minded, and creative girl. Her teachers and friends describe her as being an independent, communicative, and emphatic student.

    Joelle's native language is German. She has been studying English for 8 years, French for 6 years, and Spanish for 1 year. Her favorite school subject is English. She would like to pursue a career as a teacher in the future because she likes teaching young children.

    Joelle lives with her mother, father, and five younger siblings. Her mother is a teacher and her father is a electrical engineer. Joelle has two rabbits, 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:

    dancedrawinggymnastics

    Allergies: none

  • JORGE from Spain
    • ID: 5288
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Jorge is a boy from Spain who likes to play soccer, and spend time with his family and friends. He also enjoys Paddle tennis, watching movies, biking, and playing video games. He actively participates in a professional soccer club in Spain. Because of his love of soccer, Jorge would like to continue to play it during his exchange, if it is possible. He would also love to explore basketball and other sports clubs. Jorge describes himself as being friendly, open minded, funny, and easy-going. His teachers add that he is a very hardworking and motivated individual.  Read more...

    Jorge’s native language is Spanish, and he has been studying English for 9 years. He has also been studying French for 7 years. His favorite school subjects are English, math and foreign language. He would like to pursue a career in technology in the future. Jorge will be 15 years old during his exchange and should attend 10th grade.

    Jorge lives with his mother and father. He has 2 younger brothers with whom he spends lots of time. His mother works as a consultant and his father is in sales. Jorge has a rabbit, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclingsoccertennisvideo games

    Allergies: none

  • Joshua from Mexico
    • ID: 5202
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Joshua is a 17 year old boy from Mexico who likes to swim, bake, and exercise . He also enjoys drawing, cooking, and watching movies and videos. He actively participates in his Swimming team , at home. If possible, Joshua would like to explore volleyball or gym classes during his exchange in the US. Joshua describes himself as being friendly, introverted, tidy, humorous, and adventurous. His teachers say that he is organized, self-aware, and very caring.  Read more...

    Joshua's native language is Spanish , and he has been studying English for 11 years and French for 6. His favorite school subjects are PE, art, and chemistry. He would like to pursue a career in gastronomy, especially in baking. Joshua should attend 11th grade in the US.

    Joshua lives with his mother with whom he is very close. He has 1 younger sister. His mother is a Security subdirector and his father is a food and beverage supervisor. Joshua has 3 dogs, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingdrawingswimming

    Allergies: none

  • JUAN from Spain
    • ID: 5267
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Juan is a boy from Spain who loves to play soccer, listen to music, and play videogames. He also enjoys participating in almost any kind of sport. He likes basketball, bicycling, field hockey, and hiking, just to name a few. Juan also likes drawing, painting, and cooking in his free time. Juan is the captain of his soccer club back home, and if possible, would like to join a soccer team here in the US. He also would like to explore American football, baseball, and being a part of a youth group, during his exchange. Juan describes himself as being friendly, responsible, funny, and polite. His teachers would add that he is easy-going and very motivated.  Read more...

    Juan's native language is Spanish, and he has been studying English for 9 years and French for 6. His favorite school subjects are P.E, biology, and history, and has plans to attend college after he graduates. Juan is 15 and should attend grade 10, in the US.

    Juan lives with his mother and father, as well as his older brother, and younger sister. His father is a CEO and his mother is a Civil Servant. Juan has a dog that he loves, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballfield hockeysoccervideo games

    Allergies: none

  • Julia from Brazil
    • ID: 5363
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Julia is a girl from Brazil, who loves reading, going to the gym, and watching tv series. She also enjoys canoeing, gymnastics, table tennis, and cooking. She actively volunteers for a school group that helps those that are less fortunate. If possible, Julia would like to continue volunteering, as well as explore a sports group during her exchange in the US. Julia describes herself as being independent, extroverted, funny, responsible, and adventurous.  Read more...

    Julia's native language is Portuguese, and she has been studying English for 10 years. She has also been studying Spanish for 5 years. Her favorite school subjects are History and geography, and she would like to pursue a career as a lawyer in the future. Julia will be 17 at the start of her program and should attend 12th grade.

    Julia lives with her father, and she has two older siblings whom she is very close to. Her father is a Lawyer and her mother is a stay-at-home-mom. Julia has two dogs and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    canoeingreadingtelevisionworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Juliette from France
    • ID: 5348
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Juliette is a 16-year old girl from France and is dynamic, has a sense of humor, and likes to try new things. In her spare time, she likes rowing and skiing, going to beaches, watching movies, going shopping, reading, and meeting with her friends. Sometimes she teaches Math to her neighbor who is 12-year old. Juliette would like to participate in a sports club while on her exchange. She is also interested in sharing her culture with her host family. Teachers describe Juliette as a mature, open-minded, hard-working young woman who is very polite.  Read more...

    Juliette’s native language is French. She has studied English for seven years and also studied German (five years). Her favorite subjects at school include Math and Economics. In the future, she would like to study Economics and Finance to work in an international trade and finance field.

    Juliette lives with both her parents, older brother (aged 18), and younger brother (aged 14). Her mother is a layer and her father is a sales manager. Juliette has a cat and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    meeting friendsreadingskiing

    Allergies: none

  • Karla from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5358
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Karla is a 16-year-old girl from the Czech Republic. She describes herself as being independent, friendly, outgoing, polite, and having a sense of humor. Her favorite activity is horseback riding. She rides almost every day, and participates in show jumping competitions. She also enjoys working out at the gym, playing tennis, swimming, and doing aerobics. In her spare time she likes to hang out with friends, watch movies, do photography, and collect clothes. She also loves meeting new people and learning new things. If possible, Karla would like to explore photography, participate in sports, and discover the local culture during her exchange.  Read more...

    Karla's native language is Czech. She has been studying English for 12 years. She has also studied Spanish for 3 years. Her favorite subjects are biology and English. Teachers describe Karla as a sociable, friendly, intelligent and courteous young lady who has a sunny and warm-hearted temperament and an enthusiasm for the English language. She would like to be a veterinarian in the future.

    Karla lives with both parents and an older brother. Her father and grandfather own a real estate company, and her mother is a legal assistant. Karla has a dog and a horse, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    horse ridingphotographyswimmingtennis

    Allergies: none

  • Klaudia from Poland
    • ID: 5314
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 18
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Klaudia is a 17-year-old girl from Poland who will be turning 18 before the start of her exchange. She describes herself as being friendly, tidy, creative, organized, and adventurous. One of her passions is dancing. She practices at a dance studio once a week and is on a hip hop team that takes part in dance competitions. She also loves cooking and baking. She likes trying new flavor combinations and knows how to make a delicious carrot cake, as well as homemade Nutella. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching movies and series in English, playing board games, and listening to music. She lives close to a forest and often takes walks there. On the weekends she and her family sometimes go backpacking or hiking in the mountains. If possible, Klaudia would like to try cheerleading and/or be in a dance group during her exchange.  Read more...

    Klaudia’s native language is Polish. She has been studying English for 11 years. She has also studied German for 2 years. She gets good grades, and her favorite subjects are English and biology. Teachers describe Klaudia as a friendly, open, tolerant, helpful, and hard-working young woman who gets along well with her classmates and is an eager and diligent student. In the future she would like to study dietetics and work as nutritionist.

    Klaudia lives with both parents, an older sister and a younger brother. Her mother is a teacher, and her father is a chief financial officer. Klaudia can live in a home with pets, except for unusual ones (such as spiders, rodents, amphibians, pigs, etc.) She does not have any allergies. She is a vegetarian, but does eat fish and dairy products.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cheerleadingcookingdancereading

    Allergies: none

  • Kristina from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5362
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Kristina is a 17-year-old girl from the Czech Republic. Her main passion is sports, and her favorite sport is volleyball. She has played competitively on a team for the last 3 years. In the summer her family goes cycling and paddle boarding, and in the winter they go skiing. Kristina also likes trying new sports, and took up fit boxing this year. She used to dance as part of a dance group, but now she just dances for fun. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog, working out at the gym, cooking, gardening, listening to music, watching action films (especially Marvel movies), and reading romantic books. She and her extended family (of cousins, uncles, and aunts) love to go travelling together and to explore new places. Kristina describes herself as being friendly, open-minded, studious, organized, and adventurous. If possible, she would like to do surfing, skiing, dancing, and/or cheerleading during her exchange as well as learning some new sports and discovering new places.  Read more...

    Kristina's native language is Czech. She has been studying English for 9 years. She has also studied German for 5 years. She gets very good grades, and her favorite subjects are PE, English, and math. Teachers describe Kristina as a cheerful, friendly, and responsible young woman who gets along well with classmates, doesn’t hesitate to help others, and loves learning English. In the future she would like to study economics and work as a financial advisor in a foreign company.

    Kristina lives with both parents and a younger brother. Her mother is an accountant, and her father is a car salesman. Kristina can live in a home with pets, except for spiders, rodents, and snakes, which she is afraid of. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cheerleadingdanceskiingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Laura from Spain
    • ID: 5156
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Laura is a 14-year old girl from Spain who will turn 15 in August and is friendly, positive, and competitive. Laura loves sports very much especially synchronized swimming. She is a member of a local synchronized swimming team and practices 20 hours per week including weekends. She and her team made so much effort and as a result, they won the championship in Spain five times in a row. When she can find spare time, she likes to meet with her friends and spend time with her family. She enjoys playing board games or video games and going shopping with them. Laura looks forward to continuing practicing synchronized swimming and trying cheerleading while on her exchange. She is also interested in cooking Spanish dishes and sharing her culture with her host family. Teachers describe Laura as a friendly, responsible, hard-working young woman who is highly motivated toward her goals.  Read more...

    Laura’s native language is Spanish. She has studied English for 11 years. Laura earns good grades at school and has also studied Catalan (14 years) and Chinese (four years). Her favorite subjects at school include Math, Biology, Languages, PE, and Chemistry. In the future, she would like to become a surgeon or a police officer who works for special operations.

    Laura lives with both of her parents and her younger sister (aged 11), with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother is a pharmacist and her father is an engineer. Laura is allergic to cats and dogs, and cannot live with them. She is also allergic to kiwi and takes medication when needed.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    readingswimmingvideo games

    Allergies: cats and dogs

  • Laura from Spain
    • ID: 5181
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 14
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Laura is girl from Spain who will turn 15 in October. She is a sociable person who loves to spend time with her friends at school. Laura is very athletic and tennis is her favorite sport, but she is also good at other sports (i.e. skiing) and exercises four days a week after school and on weekends at a sports center. Laura’s second favorite activity is traveling, and she has already traveled to many places around the world. If possible, Laura would like to explore other sports (swimming, snowboarding, horse riding, or rugby) during her exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Laura describes herself as being a cheerful, self-confident, and open-minded person who can make friends easily and who is very competitive at sports. Her teachers and friends describe her as being an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and curious team player.

    Laura's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 10 years and German for 2 years. Her favorite school subjects are math, arts, and sports. She would like to pursue a career as a pilot or architect in the future.

    Laura lives with her mother and older brother, and she also spends a lot of time with her father. Her mother is an airline cabin chief attendant, and her father is a businessman. Laura has no pets, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets, and she has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    musicskiingtennis

    Allergies: none

  • Lucia from Italy
    • ID: 5246
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Lucia is a 16-year-old girl from Italy who will turn 17 in September. She is passionate about foreign languages, which she is studying at school (English, French, and Spanish) and teaching herself through an app (German, Norwegian). These languages help her discover new cultures and compare the differences among countries. She loves traveling with her parents visiting cities around Italy and other countries. Currently, she is playing volleyball, and she has played basketball for six years. Other interests in sports include: roller skating, ice skating, swimming, dance, cross-country and downhill skiing, volleyball, and tennis. Lucia likes watching movies, eating pizza, or playing video games with her friends.  Read more...

    Lucia describes herself as being a polite, outgoing, and determined girl who never gives up until she achieves her goal. Her teachers and friends describe her as being a respectful, motivated, well-disciplined, easy-going person with a passion for languages and cultures.

    Lucia's native language is Italian. She has been studying English for 11 years, French for 7 years, and Spanish for 1 year. Her favorite school subjects are English, French, and Spanish. In the future, she would like to study in other European countries or in the United States and to pursue a career as an interpreter, possibly in sports.

    Lucia lives with her mother and father. Her father is an insurance agent and her mother is a government employee. Lucia has a cat, can live in a home with pets, and has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookinglanguagesvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • LUDOVICA from Italy
    • ID: 5306
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Ludovica is a 15-year-old girl from Italy. She describes herself as open-minded, studious, responsible, and flexible. Her favorite activity is cooking, and she especially enjoys making pasta, cakes, and cookies. She also likes playing volleyball, although she doesn’t get to play much these days because school keeps her busy. In her spare time she enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends, and watching movies. If possible, Ludovica would like to play volleyball and do some travelling during her exchange.  Read more...

    Ludovica’s native language is Italian. She has been studying English for 11 years and has been taking private English lessons for the last 3 years. She has also studied French for 3 years. She gets excellent grades, and her favorite subjects are history and English. Teachers and a family friend describe Ludovica as a friendly, sociable, responsible, and motivated young woman who has good relationships with her peers and enjoys trying new experiences. In the future, she would like to be a diplomat because of her interest in foreign languages, other cultures, and travel.

    Ludovica lives with both parents. She also has an older brother who is currently studying in the U.S. Her mother works for a taxicab transport company, and her father is a customs and monopoly officer. Ludovica can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Maria from Spain
    • ID: 5234
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Maria is a girl from Spain who likes swimming, playing piano, and hanging out with her friends. She also enjoys hiking, skiing, and photography. In her free time Maria likes collecting, watching movies, and reading. She actively participates in a sport’s club a few times a week. If possible, Maria would like to explore theater and cooking during her exchange in the US. Maria describes herself as being friendly, funny, responsible, empathetic, and organized. Her teachers add that she is hard working, polite, and a real team player.  Read more...

    Maria's native language is Spanish and she has been studying English for 12 years. She has also been studying French for 4 years, and German for 1. Her favorite school subjects are PE, geography, and history. She would like to become a police officer in the future. Maria will be 16 years old and should attend 11th grade in the US.

    Maria lives with her mother and father. Her father is a Police Officer and her mother is a Laboratory Technician. Maria can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    hikingpianosoccerswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Maria Clara from Brazil
    • ID: 5341
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Maria Clara is a girl from Brazil who loves dancing jazz, funk, and hip hop, going to the gym, and swimming. In her spare time Maria Clara likes to play basketball, surf the internet, and watch movies. If possible, Maria Clara would like to explore cheerleading during her exchange in the US. Maria Clara describes herself as being friendly, extroverted, open minded, and funny. Her teachers emphasize her charismatic and flexible attitude, as well as her great leadership skills.  Read more...

    Maria Clara's native language is Portuguese, and she has been studying English for 7 years. Her favorite school subject is grammar class. Maria Clara will be 17 at the start of her program and should attend 12th grade.

    Maria Clara lives with her mother and father. She has one older brother, and is very close with her family. Her father is a merchant and her mother is a housekeeper. Maria Clara can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    danceswimmingworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Mario from Spain
    • ID: 5317
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Mario is a boy from Spain who loves to read, play soccer, and stay active doing sports. He enjoys basketball, tennis, and skiing, among other activities. Mario actively participates in his local sports club, where he is the captain of his soccer team. If possible, Mario would like to continue to play soccer during his exchange in the US. Mario describes himself as being extroverted, serious, funny, responsible, and flexible. His teachers say that he is an organized, dedicated, and easy-going individual.  Read more...

    Mario's native language is Spanish, and he has been studying English for 14 years. He has also been studying French for 2 years. His favorite school subjects are physics and geography, and he would like to pursue a career as an engineer in the future. Mario will be 17 when he arrives in the US, and should attend 12th grade.

    Mario lives with his mother, father, and younger sister. His father is a freelance builder and his mother is an administrative officer. Mario has a cat, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballreadingskiingsoccer

    Allergies: none

  • MENCIA from Spain
    • ID: 5352
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Mencia is an independent, responsible, polite girl from Spain who enjoys inline skating, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. During her free time, Mencia is often cooking, dancing, playing chess, watching movies, surfing the internet, and/ or going to the gym. When it comes to the performance arts, Mencia likes to paint and play the piano. When she can, Mencia actively participates in humanitarian work at her school. If possible, Mencia would like to explore different cultural activities during her exchange in the US, for example: going to the theatre, cinema, cooking American cuisine. Mencia is very excited to meet her new host family, as well as share her own cultural experiences and food with them.  Read more...

    Mencia’s native language is Spanish, and she has been studying English for 12 years and French for 3 years. Her favorite subjects in school are Chemistry, Physical Education, and English. She would eventually like to pursue a career in Biochemistry. Mencia will be 15 at the start of her program and should attend 10th grade.

    Mencia lives with her mother, who owns her own restaurant. She also has a dog and can live with other pets. Mencia has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingdanceworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Michaela from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5357
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Michaela is a 17-year-old girl from the Czech Republic. She describes herself as being friendly, responsible, creative, and having a sense of humor. She is also artistic, and loves to draw and paint. In the winter she likes to go skiing and ice skating, and is also trying to learn how to snowboard. In the summer she goes swimming, roller skating, and bike riding. She works on Fridays and all day on Saturday, so she only has Sundays free right now. In her spare time she enjoys going for walks with her dog, spending time with her family, and watching TV shows and movies. If possible, Michaela would like to explore swimming and art during her exchange.  Read more...

    Michaela's native language is Czech. She has been studying English for 13 years. She has also studied Russian (5 years) and Spanish (1 year). Michaela attends a police academy (which is also a boarding school) as she is interested in helping others. She gets good grades, and her favorite subjects are English, math, and history. Teachers describe Michaela as an open, honest, pleasant, and caring young woman, who is shy, but friendly. She would like to be an air traffic controller in the future.

    Michaela lives with both parents and a younger brother when she is not at boarding school. Her mother is an accountant, and her father is a truck driver. Michaela has a dog, a cat, and a guinea pig, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies. She is a vegetarian.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drawingice skatingpaintingskiingswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Miguel from Mexico
    • ID: 5340
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 12
    • Fall 2022

    Miguel is a boy from Mexico who loves playing soccer, watching NFL games, and hanging out with his friends. He also enjoys fishing, hiking, rugby, and skiing. In his free time Miguel likes to watch movies and other videos online. He actively participates in his local soccer team, in Mexico. Miguel describes himself as being friendly, tidy, humorous, responsible, and organized. His teachers emphasize how dedicated and responsible he is.  Read more...

    Miguel's native language is Spanish, and he has been studying English for 10 years. He has also been studying French for 1 year. His favorite school subject is English, and he would like to study math or engineering in the future. Miguel will turn 17 at the start of his program and should attend 12th grade.

    Miguel lives with his mother and father. He has a younger sister, and is very close with his family. Miguel can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    **NEEDS TO COMPLETE SEMESTER BY DECEMBER 31**

    Hobbies/Activities:

    fishingfootballskiingsoccer

    Allergies: none

  • Nicolas from Spain
    • ID: 5271
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Nicolas is a boy from Spain who likes to play padel tennis, swim, and bicycle. He also enjoys soccer, skiing, swimming, and watching movies with his family. He actively participates in his local Paddle club. If possible, Nicolas would like to explore school sports and skiing during his exchange in the US. Nicolas describes himself as being studious, funny, responsible, polite, and affectionate. His teachers and family friends say that he is very kind, hardworking, cheerful and empathetic.  Read more...

    Nicolas's native language is Spanish; he has been studying English for 12 years and speaks it very well. He has also been studying German for 9 years. His favorite school subjects are P.E., Math, and English. Nicolas will be 15 during his exchange and should attend 10th grade.

    Nicolas lives with his mother, who is an insurance broker, and his mother’s partner. He has a younger brother with whom he spends a lot of time, as well. Nicolas is very close with his family. Although Nicolas does not have any pets, he really likes dogs, and can live in a home with animals. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclingskiingsoccertennis

    Allergies: none

  • Nil from Spain
    • ID: 5159
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Nil is a 14-year old boy from Spain who will turn 15 in August and is friendly, kind, and responsible. He is a member of the local basketball team and practices it three times a week. On other weekdays, he takes English lessons to improve his English skills. In his spare time, he likes to meet his friends to watch basketball and soccer game or play video games with them. He has a very close relationship with his older brother and likes to spend time with him. Nil would like to introduce his culture and tradition to his host family and do some family activities together. He also looks forward to make new friends at a new school. Teachers describe Nil as a mature, reliable, and honest young boy who is highly motivated toward his goal.  Read more...

    Nil’s native language is Catalan. Nil earns very good grades at school and has studied English (nine years), Spanish (eleven years), and German (three years). His favorite subject is PE.

    Nil lives with both of his parents, older brother (aged 17) and younger brother (aged 3), with whom he has a close relationship. His mother works as a HR and his father works as a purchaser. Nil does not have any allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballvideo gamesworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Nuria from Spain
    • ID: 5253
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Nuria is from Spain and is outgoing, sociable, funny, and mature. She is 14-year old and will turn 15 in August. At school, she belongs to a swimming club. She has been taking drama lessons after school which she enjoys very much. In her spare time, she likes to meet her friends. She loves to dance with them and often creates short choreography for TikTok. She looks forward to inviting her new friends to make some videos together. If possible, she would like to try out new sports while on her exchange. Teachers describe Nuria as a very curious, kind, and responsible young woman.  Read more...

    Nuria’s native language is Spanish. She has studied English for 10 years and has also studied Catalan (14 years) and French (five years). Her favorite subjects at school include History, Foreign Languages, and Art. In the future, she would like to study Law or Psychology at the university.

    Nuria lives with both of her parents and her older brother (aged 16), with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother works at a bank and her father works as an insurance agent. Nuria has two little dogs and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancedrama/theaterswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Olivia from Spain
    • ID: 5251
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Olivia is a 15-year old girl from Spain and is curious and outgoing. She loves to dance and has been practicing urban, modern, and jazz dance since she was five years old. At school, she has been taking theater classes for the last four years and is a member of a theater club. She also belongs to a scout group in a local community. In her spare time, Olivia likes to meet her friends, listening music, and sing songs. On weekends, she goes horseback riding which she enjoys very much. Her interests include going skiing, playing the piano and the clarinet, and reading books. Teachers describe her as a polite, friendly, open-minded, creative young woman who is well-liked by her peers.  Read more...

    Olivia’s native language is Spanish. She has studied English for ten years. Olivia earns good grades at school and her favorite subjects include Theater, English, Computer Science, and History. In the future, she would like to study Cinematography and Design.

    Olivia lives with both of her parents and her younger sister (aged 10), with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother is a homemaker and her father is an operation manager. Olivia has 3 cats and a dog and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancedrama/theaterscouting

    Allergies: none

  • Ondrej from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5364
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Ondrej is a 16-year-old boy from the Czech Republic. He loves sports, and his favorite sport is rugby. He has played for 6 years and is the captain of his rugby team. He enjoys doing other sports as well, such as snowboarding, basketball, skateboarding. He also works out at the gym four times a week. He describes himself as open-minded, friendly, having a sense of humor, and being a “big extrovert” who loves spending time with his friends and family. In his spare time, Ondrej likes going for walks, playing mobile video games, woodworking, and watching YouTube videos. If possible, Ondrej would like to continue playing rugby during his exchange and also try American football.  Read more...

    Ondrej's native language is Czech. He has studied English for 11 years. He has also studied German (3 years) and Spanish (1 year). He gets very good grades, and his favorite subject is history. Teachers describe Ondrej as a likeable, friendly, and diligent young man who supports and encourages others, is a great team player, and loves to learn new things. In the future, he would like to have his own sports equipment business.

    Ondrej’s parents are divorced. He and his younger brother live with their mother most of the time, but they spend about 5 days out of every two weeks at their father’s. Ondrej’s mother is a purchaser, and his father is a project manager. Ondrej can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    rugbyskateboardingsnowboardingworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Regina from Mexico
    • ID: 5333
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Fall 2022

    Regina is a girl from Mexico who enjoys reading, cooking, and golfing. She also loves listening to music, watching television series, and baking. She bakes all sorts of goodies, but banana bread is her specialty. Regina is very active in her church community as well. If possible, Regina would like to attend a book club, as well as explore cooking and golfing during her exchange in the US. Regina describes herself as being introverted, studious, responsible, organized, and adventurous. Her teachers highlight how friendly, respectful, and empathetic she is.  Read more...

    Regina's native language is Spanish, and she has been studying English for 14 years. She has also been studying French for 1 year. Her favorite school subject is History, and she would like to pursue a career in business in the future. Regina will be 17 at the start of her program and should attend 12th grade.

    Regina lives with her mother and father. She has an older sister, and she is very close with her family. Regina can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    **NEEDS TO COMPLETE SEMESTER BY DECEMBER 31**

    Hobbies/Activities:

    churchcookinggolfreading

    Allergies: none

  • RODRIGO from Spain
    • ID: 5305
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Rodrigo is a boy from Spain who’s favorite hobbies are playing video games, reading, and card games. He also enjoys all sorts of outdoor and indoor sports including basketball, bicycling, hiking, jogging, and swimming. Most recently Rodrigo has started training for triathlons. Rodrigo is also very interested in theater. He is a part of his school’s plays, is in a local tennis club, and also trains with his local triathlon group. Rodrigo describes himself as being friendly, open minded, responsible, organized, and flexible. His teachers emphasize his maturity, dedication, and team-player attitude.  Read more...

    Rodrigo's native language is Spanish, and he has been studying English for 8 years. He has also been studying French for 5 years. His favorite school subjects are History and PE, and he would like to pursue a career in Business Administration and Management, in the future. Rodrigo will be 15 during his exchange and should attend 10th grade.

    Rodrigo lives with his mother, faher, and younger brother. His mother is a Credit Risk analyst and his father is a Financial Director. Rodrigo has a turtle, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballhikingswimmingtriathalon

    Allergies: none

  • RODRIGO from Spain
    • ID: 5291
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Rodrigo is a boy from Spain who loves to play soccer, tennis, and videogames. He also enjoys skiing, water sports, basketball, and going out with his friends, in his spare time. Rodrigo is currently the captain of his soccer team, and practices with them very frequently. If possible, Rodrigo would like to continue to play soccer during his exchange in the US. Rodrigo describes himself as being friendly, responsible, funny, and polite. His teachers add that he is outgoing, dedicated, and very generous.  Read more...

    Rodrigo's native language is Spanish, and he has been studying English for 10 years, as well as French for 3. His favorite school subjects are math and physics, and he would like to pursue a career in engineering in the future. Rodrigo will be 15 years old during his exchange and should attend 10th grade.

    Rodrigo lives with his mother and father. He has a younger brother, and is very close with his family. His mother is a bank manager and his father is an IT consultant. Rodrigo has a dog and can live in a home with pets. He is allergic to gramineous plants, as well as olives, which he avoids eating. He has no other dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballsoccertenniswater sports

    Allergies: olives

  • Ruben from Spain
    • ID: 5194
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Rubén is a boy from Spain who will turn 15 this spring. His favorite activities include soccer, hiking, and cooking. He also enjoys other activities such as programming, watching movies, and reading. He actively participates in his regional soccer club in Spain. If possible, Rubén would like to explore rugby during his exchange in the US. Rubén describes himself as being open minded, responsible, polite, introverted, and flexible. His teachers would say that he is disciplined, enthusiastic, reliable, and a real team player.  Read more...

    Rubén's native language is Spanish, and he has been studying English for 10 years. He has also been studying Valenciano for 14 years. His favorite school subjects are P.E and history, and he would like to pursue a career as a lawyer. Rubén should attend 10th grade in the US.

    Rubén lives with his mother, father, and older brother. He is very close with his parents. His father is a construction manager and his mother is a characterization engineer. Rubén has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookinghikingsoccer

    Allergies: none

  • SERGIO from Spain
    • ID: 5229
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Sergio is a boy from Spain, who will turn 16 this spring. His favorite things to do are play field hockey, surf, and play videogames. He also enjoys snowboarding, cooking, watching movies, and reading. He actively participates in his field hockey team in Spain. If possible, Sergio would like to explore football during his exchange in the US. Sergio describes himself as being friendly, extroverted, funny, and adventurous. His teachers would add that he cares a lot about his classmates, and has a very collaborative attitude.  Read more...

    Sergio's native language is Spanish, and he has been studying English for 10 years. He has also been studying Chinese for 3 years and French for 4. His favorite school subjects are math, English and economics. He would like to pursue a career in engineering in the future. Sergio should attend 11th grade in the US.

    Sergio lives with his mother and father, as well as his two younger siblings. Sergio can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingfield hockeysurfingvideo games

    Allergies: none

  • Shuho from Japan
    • ID: 5209
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Shuho is a 15-year old boy from Japan who will turn 16 in March, and is friendly, polite, tidy, and has a sense of humor. He loves playing tennis and he has played tennis for four years. In his spare time, he likes to play soccer with his friends and read books. Shuho looks forward to participating in a tennis club at an American school. He is very excited to share the Japanese culture with his host family. He plans to cook Japanese food such as Curry & Rice and Okonomiyaki, teach how to wear the Japanese Kimono, and show how to play the Japanese Kendama. Teachers describe Shuho as a very friendly and sociable young man who is well-liked by his peers.  Read more...

    Shuho’s native language is Japanese. He has studied English for six years and his favorite subject at school is English. In the future, he would like to become an interpreter.

    Shuho lives with both parents, with whom he has a good relationship. He has one older brother (aged 23) who lives away from home for his work. His mother is a nurse and his father is an architect. Shuho is allergic to dogs, cats, and birds and can not live with them. He has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingsoccertennis

    Allergies: Itchy eyes

  • Tim from Germany
    • ID: 5170
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Fall 2022

    Tim is a boy from Germany who will be 15 at the start of the program. He lives in an area with hills and a forest where he loves to go mountain biking with his friends. Other hobbies include: playing soccer in a club twice a week, video-editing to create short videos for Instagram and Youtube, practicing the guitar, and cooking and baking with his family. He regularly spends the summer at the family’s summer house by a lake in Sweden, where the family goes windsurfing and waterskiing. He has also traveled to Norway, Austria and Switzerland for ski-holidays, as well as to Italy (Sicily) and France (Paris). If possible, Tim would like to explore mountain biking and soccer during his exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Tim describes himself as being friendly, open-minded, and flexible. His teachers and friends describe him as a motivated, inquisitive, socially minded person with a great sense of humor.

    Tim's native language is German, and he has been studying English for 8 years and French for 2 years. His favorite school subjects are sports and math. He would like to go to the university in the future.

    Tim lives with his parents, as well as a younger sister and an older sister. His father is a CEO and partner in a family-owned business and his mother is a head of marketing/PR and free artist. Tim has no pets, and he can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies to pets, and he has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclingguitarsoccer

    Allergies: none

  • Tom from Germany
    • ID: 5298
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Tom is a 16-year-old boy from Germany who will turn 17 in October. He has been playing American football since he was 9 years old, and he chose the exchange year in the US because of his interest in American football. He likes all kinds of sports and also goes to the gym regularly. He enjoys swimming and playing games with his friends. During the pandemic, he played a lot of video games. If possible, Tom would like to explore American football during his exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Tom describes himself as being a responsible, open-minded, and athletic person who is competitive in sports and at school. His teachers and friends describe him as being a balanced, adaptable, and communicative student.

    Tom's native language is German. He has been studying English for 10 years and French for 5 years. His favorite school subjects are sports, English, and chemistry. He would like to pursue a career in nutritional sciences in the future.

    Tom lives with his mother, father, and younger sister. His mother has an office job and his father is a manager. Tom has no pets, can live in a home with pets, and has no allergies to pets. He has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    footballmeeting friendsswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Valentina from Spain
    • ID: 5158
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2022

    Valentina is a 15-year old girl from Spain who loves sports including artistic gymnastics, basketball, Gaelic football, and hurling. She also likes music and likes to play the transverse flute. In her spare time, she likes to go hiking, surfing, kayaking, skiing, and snowboarding. Valentina likes to be active and looks forward to trying out new sports such as tennis and cheerleading. She is currently attending school in Ireland and is very excited to start a new school year in the U.S. Teachers describe Valentina as a polite and kind young woman who has great communication skills and is well-liked by her peers.  Read more...

    Valentina’s native language is Spanish. Valentina earns excellent grades at school has also studied English (nine years), Catalan (seven years), German (three years), and Italian (one year). Her favorite subjects are Biology, Physics, and Chemistry. In the future, she would like to study medicine at the university.

    Valentina lives with both of her parents and her younger sister (aged 13), with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother and father are doctors. Valentina is allergic (moderate) to cats and birds, and she cannot live with them. She uses antihistamine when she has a reaction.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballfootballgymnastics

    Allergies: I have allergies to cats and birds.

  • Veronica from Spain
    • ID: 5312
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2022

    Veronica is girl who is a dual citizen of Poland and the UK, but lives in Spain. She will be turning 15 before the start of her exchange. She describes herself as being independent, friendly, creative, adventurous, and having a sense of humor.  Read more...

    She has a variety of interests and hobbies. She loves skateboarding, takes skateboarding lessons, and belongs to a skateboarding club. She also likes other sports, such as ice skating, skiing, and fit boxing. She is a huge fan of Marvel films. She also enjoys reading, and her favorite books right now are the Percy Jackson series. In the summer and at Christmas, she and her family always go to Poland to visit her grandparents and other family and friends. She also attends choir camp every summer. In her spare time she enjoys drawing, painting, and baking, and would love to make some cakes or cookies for her host family. She is very good with small children, and has lots of experience babysitting. If possible, Veronica would like to engage in a variety of activities during her exchange, such as skateboarding, hiking, drama club, and/or travelling.

    Veronica's mom is from Poland and her dad is from Scotland, and Veronica’s native languages are Polish and English. She attends a regular Spanish school during the week, and a Polish language school on Saturdays. She has been studying Spanish for 11 years and French for 5 years. Her favorite subject is classical studies. Teachers and her scout leader describe Veronica as a polite, open-minded, self-confident, friendly, and flexible young woman who has a good sense of humor, is active in helping others, and gets along well with schoolmates. She is not sure what career she would like to pursue in the future, but is considering becoming a marine biologist, a psychologist, or working in the film industry.

    Veronica lives with both parents, and 2 brothers, one older and one younger. Her mother is a translator and her father is an engineering manager. Veronica has a cat and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingdrawingpaintingskateboarding

    Allergies: none

  • Zoe from Germany
    • ID: 5303
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 18
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2022

    Zoe is a German girl who loves all kinds of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, scouting, and practicing survival skills. One of her favorite activities is riding her street trial bike, and once a week, she participates in an orienteering run at a local sports club. She will be 18 at the beginning of her exchange. With her family, she enjoys biking, hiking, and camping on weekends and vacations. Each summer, they take a camper and go surfing on the Atlantic together. Other hobbies include repairing and building things, and watching films about robotics, artificial intelligence, wildlife, and nature. If possible, Zoe would like to explore the Grand Teton National Park during her exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Zoe describes herself as being a creative, organized, adventurous, and open-minded girl. Her teachers and friends describe her as being an introverted, focused, motivated, and self-reliant student.

    Zoe's native language is German. She has been studying English for 7 years and Spanish for 4 years. Her favorite school subject is mechanics. She would like to pursue a career in wind power mechanic in the future.

    Zoe lives with her parents, brother, and two sisters. Her mother is an anesthesia nurse and her father is a consultant. Zoe has no pets, can live in a home with pets, and has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclinghikingscouting

    Allergies: none