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Alvaro is a 16-year-old boy from Spain. Alvaro describes himself as extroverted, open minded, responsible, organized, and having a sense of humor. Alvaro enjoys many different hobbies, but his favorite activity is soccer. Alvaro has been playing on a competitive soccer team since he was only 5 years old. But, in the US he is also looking forward to trying football and basketball. In addition to sports, Alvaro enjoys reading (specifically, the Harry Potter series), video games, and spending time with his friends and family. Alvaro is interested in topics related to tech and he enjoys doing programming and gaming with his friends. He also enjoys biking and playing sports with his friends. Alvaro is the youngest of three siblings, he has two older sisters, and the family is very close. Alvaro has had the opportunity to experience a short term exchange program in the UK and he loved his experience; he is looking forward to improving his English even more here in the US. Teachers describe Alvaro as hardworking, outgoing, friendly and respectful.
Alvaro’s native languages are Spanish and Catalan. He has been studying English for 10 years. He has also been studying German for 1 year. Alvaro earns good grades, and his favorite subjects are physics, math, and history. In the future, Alvaro would like to attend university and study engineering. Alvaro will be placed in 11th grade in the U.S.
Alvaro lives with both parents, and has 2 older sisters who live on their own. His father is a business owner, and his mother is a teacher. Alvaro does not have any dietary restrictions. He is allergic to cats and dust mites. He cannot be placed in a home with cats, but can live in a home with dogs.
Celia is a 14-year-old girl from Spain who will be turning 15 before the start of her exchange. She describes herself as being independent, friendly, open-minded, funny, and flexible. She likes sports, especially volleyball and skiing. She is also a big soccer fan, and her favorite professional team is Real Madrid. She and her grandfather love to watch their matches (on TV and in person) whenever possible. Celia really enjoys spending time with her family, including her grandparents and cousins. In her spare time she likes shopping, listening to all types of music, coloring mandalas, and watching movies and TV series on Netflix. She previously spent two months in Germany staying with a host family, and enjoyed it so much that she repeated the experience the following summer. If possible, Celia would like to volunteer at a retirement home during her exchange.
Celia's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 8 years. She has also studied German for 3 years. She gets good grades, and her favorite subjects are physics, chemistry, and math. Teachers describe Celia as an independent and friendly young woman who works hard to improve every day and is well-loved by faculty and peers alike. Celia would like to pursue a career in the military in the future. She will study in the 10th grade during her exchange.
Celia lives with both parents and a younger sister. Her mother and father are bank officers. Celia does not like cats, but loves dogs, and can live in a home with pets. She has no dietary restrictions. She is mildly allergic to pollen.
David is a 17-year-old boy from the Czech Republic. He will turn 18 in October. He describes himself as friendly, kind, and honest. He is a member of the American football team and has been playing for 2 years. He also enjoys playing badminton, floorball, football, and chess. When he is not playing sports, he helps his father at a car repair shop. During his exchange in the US, David would like to cook traditional Czech food for his host family. If possible, he would like to participate in any sports event or school event.
David’s teachers describe him as a polite boy who has good communication skills and has a great sense of humor. His native language is Czech and he has been studying English for 9 years. He has also been studying French for 3 years. His favorite school subjects are chemistry and biology. He would like to study medicine in university in the future.
David lives with his mother and an older sister with whom he has a close relationship. His father works as a mechanic at his own car repair shop and his mother is an accountant. David has one dog and one cat and can live in a home with cats and dogs. However, He is allergic to birch trees and cannot live with birds. In addition, he is allergic to corn. Both allergies are mild and he treats them with antihistamine medications.
Juan is a boy from Spain who will turn 16 this spring. Juan loves to play tabletop games and card games. He particularly enjoys Magic the Gathering and Monopoly. Juan also loves to play sports. His favorites are tennis, boxing, soccer, and “padel” (a sport popular in Spain that is similar to tennis), but he mostly plays only tennis now, so that he can concentrate on his studies. Juan and his family enjoy walking around the city together, going to the mountains, and traveling. Juan is excited to come to the U.S. because he wants to make American friends and get to know the culture. He also recognizes how crucial English fluency will be in his future career. Juan’s teachers note that he gets along well with others and has a lot of different interests. He would like to try football during his exchange.
Juan’s native language is Spanish. He has been learning English for 10 years and French for 6 years. Juan earns very good grades, and his favorite class is math. In the future, he wants to study mathematics and economics at a university. Juan likes to do well in school and his teachers see that he is very dedicated. Juan will attend 11th grade during his exchange.
Juan lives with his mom, dad, older brother, and younger sister. His mom works in sales and his dad is a portfolio manager. Juan has a close relationship with his family and his family spends a lot of time with the grandparents. Juan is able to live in a house with pets. He does not have any allergies or dietary restrictions.
Lucia is a 15-year-old girl from Spain who will be turning 16 before the start of her exchange. She describes herself as being friendly, outgoing, studious, responsible, and creative. Lucia has done rhythmic gymnastics since she was young, and trains 9 hours a week, not including competitions. Outside of school and gymnastics, she also enjoys going out to eat with friends, shopping, and going to a nearby amusement park. She also loves to travel and has visited many places, including New York. If possible, Lucia would like to explore sports such as cheerleading, volleyball, and track during her exchange.
Lucia's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 11 years. She has also studied French for 2 years. She gets very good grades, and her favorite subject is history. Teachers describe Lucia as hardworking, intelligent, helpful, open-minded, thoughtful, polite, and full of joy. Lucia would like to pursue a career as an actress in the future. She will study in 11th grade during her exchange.
Lucia lives with both parents and a younger sister. Her father is a consultant, and her mother works as an administrator. Lucia can live in a home with pets, although she is a little afraid of big animals inside the house. She has no dietary restrictions. She has hay fever, but no other allergies.
Sofia is a 16-year-old girl from Italy who will turn 17 in October. She describes herself as being kind, extrovert, and adventurous. She is always willing to try new experiences. Sofia has a close relationship with her parents; she likes to go shopping with her mother and watching soccer with her father. As a good cook, she loves to cook meals for her parents. Sofia is very athletic and enjoys different types of sports: gymnastics, dance, swimming, volleyball, and tennis. In middle school, she started skiing, which she still does today. At the age of 13, she started ice skating at a competitive level, but she needed to eventually stop to focus on school. Recently, she has been going to the gym where she does bicycling. She loves listening to music, spending time with her close friends, and traveling to new places. If possible, Sofia join a cheerleading club in the US which is not offered in Italy. Teachers and friends describe her as a bright, positive, and open-minded person.
Sofia's native language is Italian. She has been studying English for 6 years, Spanish for 3 years, and German for 3 years. Her favorite school subjects are English and Spanish. She would like to pursue a career as an interpreter in the future.
Sofia lives with her mother and father. Her mother is a shopping assistant and her father is a driver. Sofia has a dog (who lives outside) and a turtle. She cannot live in a home with pets as she has allergies to cats and dogs. She has no dietary restrictions.
Allergies: cats and dogs
Tomoe is a 17-year-old girl from Japan and is friendly, open-minded, and polite. She loves musicals very much and she is happiest when she is singing musical songs with her sisters. She especially likes to watch Disney movies. In addition, she likes to play badminton and enjoys going travel with her family. During her exchange in the U.S, she would like to join a drama club at an American school. She is also looking forward to cooking Japanese food and teaching the Japanese language to her host family.
Tomoe’s native language is Japanese, and she has been studying English for 6 years. Her favorite subjects are English, P.E, and home economics. In the future, she would like to be a tour guide.
Tomoe lives with her mother, father, two younger sisters (age 10, 8) with whom she has a close relationship. Her grandparents live nearby and she often visits them. Her mother is a homemaker and her father works at a local company. Tomoe has no know allergies and no dietary restrictions.
Yusa is a girl from Japan who is 16 years old and is extrovert, adventurous, and open-minded. Yusa loves cheerleading and practices with her teammate every day at her school. She used to be a member of a volleyball club at her junior high school. In her spare time, she likes to play volleyball, watch movies especially horror movies, and go for a run. While on her exchange, she would like to cook Japanese food, teach how to wear Japanese Kimono, and how to use the Japanese calculator Soro Ban with her host family. If it’s possible, she would like to continue practicing cheerleading at her new school.
Yusa’s native language is Japanese. She has been studying English for six years. Her favorite subject is P.E. In the future, she would like to open a café somewhere abroad.
Yusa lives with her mother, father, and a younger sister (age 13) with whom she has a close relationship. She has an older brother (age 17) who is currently living away from home to attend school. Her mother is an office worker, and her father is an engineer. Yusa has no known allergies and no dietary restrictions.