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: 60
  • Adam from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5103
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Adam is a 17-year-old boy from the Czech Republic. He describes himself as being independent, friendly, open-minded, adventurous, and having a sense of humor. His two main activities are alpine skiing and basketball. During the winter he competes on a ski team and usually spends about 25 hours per week on the slopes. However, this year he plans to focus solely on basketball. He absolutely loves playing pick-up basketball games with his friends during the summer and also watches a lot of NBA games. In his spare time he enjoys travelling, biking, going to the cinema, gardening, and listening to music (especially rap). He also loves eating good food. If possible, Adam would like to play high school basketball during his exchange. He is also really looking forward to exploring new things and making new and interesting friends while in the U.S.  Read more...

    Adam's native language is Czech language. He has been studying English for 11 years. He has also studied French for 3 years. His favorite subjects are English, history, and geography. Teachers describe Adam as a responsible, reliable, intelligent, and sociable young man who is kind to his peers and supportive of them. He would like to study law in the future.

    Adam lives with both parents, an older brother, and a younger sister. His mother is an economist and his father is a cardiologist. Adam has no dietary restrictions. He cannot live in a home with pets as he is allergic to feathers and animal hair. He is also allergic to grass pollen and tree pollen (in the spring).

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballbicyclingskiing

    Allergies: feather, animal hair (horse, dog, cat etc.)

  • Albert from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5059
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Albert is a 17-year-old boy from the Czech Republic. He will turn 18 in December. He describes himself as friendly, adventurous, and adaptable. He loves to play lacrosse and was a member of the Czech National Junior Team when he was 13. Currently, he practices hard to prepare for the world junior championship. In addition, he is a scout leader and led a group of children for 2 years. He is also an active member and organizer of the students’ social club and works with high schoolers from different schools. If possible, Albert would like to explore lacrosse, snow skiing, snowboarding, scouting, athletics during his exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Albert's teachers describe him as friendly, polite, and open-minded who is good at problem-solving, and well-liked by his peers. His native language is Czech, and he has been studying English for 10 years. He has also been studying German for 3 years and Spanish for 1 year. His favorite school subjects are Math, History, social studies. His grades are good. In the future, he would like to attend college upon graduating high school.

    Albert lives with his mother, an older brother, and an older sister with whom he has a close relationship. His father and mother are office workers. Albert is not allergic to pets and has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drumslacrossescouting

    Allergies: none

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

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

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballcomputersoccer

    Allergies: Cats

  • Alvaro from Spain
    • ID: 5106
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Alvaro is a 14-year-old boy from Spain who will be turning 15 before the start of his exchange. He describes himself as friendly, open-minded, polite, and kind, with a sense of humor. His favorite activities are swimming, theater, and chorus. He is on the swim team and practices 12 hours per week. He also loves going to the beach in the summer and can stay in the water all day. He enjoys travelling and spending time with his large extended family, including 30 cousins! Some of his other interests are hiking, playing video games, watching movies and listening to music. His favorite type of music is pop, and his favorite singer is Ariana Grande. If possible, Alvaro would like to explore theatre, swimming, and singing during his exchange.  Read more...

    Alvaro's native language is Spanish. He has been studying English for 11 years. He has also studied French for 5 years. He gets very good grades, and his favorite school subjects are biology, P.E., physics and chemistry. He doesn’t know yet what type of career he would like to pursue in the future. Teachers describe Alvaro as a sociable, generous, responsible, and hard-working young man with a positive attitude. He will attend 10th grade during his exchange.

    Alvaro lives with both parents and an older sister. He also has 2 older brothers who live on their own. His father is a naval officer and his mother is an accountant. Alvaro has a cat, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    choirdrama/theaterswimming

    Allergies: none

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

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

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingkayakingskiingsoccer

    Allergies: none

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

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

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    balletbasketballsurfingvolunteering

    Allergies: none

  • Celia from Spain
    • ID: 5094
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    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.  Read more...

    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.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    skiingvolleyballvolunteering

    Allergies: none

  • DANIELA from Spain
    • ID: 5107
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Daniela is a 14-year-old girl from Spain who will be turning 15 before the start of her exchange. She describes herself as friendly, open-minded, responsible, polite, and flexible. She likes sports, especially tennis, soccer, and gymnastics. Another hobby of hers is reading. Her favorite books at the moment are crime novels. She enjoys watching crime-related movies and T.V. series as well. In her spare time she enjoys listening to music (rap and reggae), drawing, doing arts and crafts, shopping, and hanging out with friends. She has visited the U.S. 3 times (including New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C.), and loves American movies, music, culture, and landscapes. If possible, Daniela would like to explore volunteering, tennis, volleyball, soccer, and cheerleading during her exchange.  Read more...

    Daniela's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 12 years. She has also studied French for 6 years. She gets very good grades, and her favorite subjects are English, physics, chemistry, and biology. Teachers describe Daniela as an open-minded and positive young woman who shows great interest in her studies and is eager to learn. In the future she would like to study criminology or medicine and become a surgeon or a forensic pathologist. Daniela will be placed in 10th grade during her exchange.

    Daniela lives with both parents and a young brother. Both of her parents are humanitarian aid directors. Daniela loves animals and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drawinggymnasticsreadingsoccertennis

    Allergies: none

  • David from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5065
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    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.  Read more...

    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.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    chesscookingfootball

    Allergies: none

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

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

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballbicyclingdrama/theaterdrawingrunning

    Allergies: I have cat allergies

  • Diego from Mexico
    • ID: 5087
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 18
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Diego is a 17-year-old boy from Mexico. He will turn 18 by the beginning of his exchange. He describes himself as polite, studious, open-minded, responsible, and tidy. At school, he helps a tutoring class and acts as a lead tutor. He is actively participating in the class and manages a group of 6 students. In his spare time, Diego enjoys swimming, reading, computer programming, watching movies, and jazz music. This year, he began teaching himself to play the piano and the guitar. If possible, Diego would like to see snow for the first time during his exchange and join a book club where he can share his passion for reading with new friends.  Read more...

    Diego's teachers describe him as friendly, polite, and very intelligent. His native language is Spanish. He has been studying English for 12 years. He gets very good grades, and his favorite subject is calculus. He would like to pursue a career in software engineering or IT in the future. Diego will study in the 12th grade during his exchange.

    Diego lives with both parents, a younger brother (age 16), and a younger sister (age 10). Both of his parents are entrepreneurs. Diego can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    guitarpianoreading

    Allergies: none

  • Giuseppe from Italy
    • ID: 5082
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Giuseppe is a 16-year-old boy from Italy and will be 17 by the beginning of his exchange. He describes himself as being friendly, adventurous, sociable, and sporty. Giuseppe actively participates in his school's soccer team and enjoys hanging out with his friends on the field. Outside of soccer, he loves cooking and also enjoys photography and scouting. During his exchange in the US, he would like to cook Italian food and teach history and language to his host family. If possible, Giuseppe would most like to explore hiking and experience snowy weather during his exchange.  Read more...

    Giuseppe's teachers describe him as a friendly, reliable, independent, hard-working boy who is very positive and well-liked by peers. His native language is Italian, and he has been studying English for 8 years. He has also been studying French for 3 years. His favorite school subjects are English and Philosophy. His grades are very good. After high school, Giuseppe would like to pursue a degree from a university to continue his studies.

    Giuseppe lives with his mother, father, and two younger siblings; 1 brother (aged 11) and 1 sister (aged 14). His father is a police officer and his mother works as an employee. Giuseppe has no pets but can live in a home with them. He has no allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingscoutingsoccer

    Allergies: none

  • Gonzalo from Spain
    • ID: 5092
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Gonzalo is a 14-year-old boy from Spain who will be turning 15 before the start of his exchange. He describes himself as being cheerful, friendly, responsible, adventurous, and having a sense of humor. Gonzalo is a captain of the soccer team at school and is the happiest when he plays soccer. He also likes to play tennis and gymnastics. In his free time, he enjoys playing Xbox, watching movies, and programming. During his exchange in the US, he would like to introduce Spanish culture, traditional songs, and language to his host family. If possible, Gonzalo would like to explore club sports such as baseball, hockey, and soccer.  Read more...

    Gonzalo's teachers describe him as an outgoing, caring, hard-working, and intelligent boy who is always willing to help others. His native language is Spanish. He has been studying English for 9 years. He has also studied French for a year. He gets very good grades, and his favorite subjects are PE, physical science, chemistry, and biology. He would like to pursue a career in business in the future. Gonzalo will study in the 10th grade during his exchange.

    Gonzalo lives with both parents and two younger brothers (age 9 and 12). 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:

    gymnasticssoccertennis

    Allergies: none

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

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

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    gymnasticshorse ridingvolleyball

    Allergies: CATS, BIRDS

  • Hana from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5043
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Hana is a 17-year-old girl from the Czech Republic. She describes herself as friendly, responsible, adventurous, and having a sense of humor. She has been dancing since she was 3 years old, and has tried many different styles: cheer, ballet, gymnastic, majorettes, and hip-hop. Her dance group previously won some world and European championships in majorettes, but she doesn’t compete any longer. Now she just dances for fun about 4 times a week. She also enjoys spending time with friends, and they love going on trips to the mountains together. In her spare time she likes working out, playing Frisbee, cooking, and watching movies or series on Netflix or YouTube, especially American TV shows such as How I Met Your Mother, Stranger Things, and Euphoria. She really loves meeting new people and making new memories with them. If possible, Hana would like to explore volleyball, cheerleading, and tennis during her exchange  Read more...

    Hana's native language is Czech. She has been studying English for 13 years. She has also studied German for 5 years. She gets good grades, and her favorite subjects are geography, math, and English. Teachers describe Hana as a friendly, cheerful, reliable, helpful, and polite young woman with a strong sense of responsibility and an eagerness to improve her knowledge of English. She would like become a lawyer in the future.

    Hana lives with her mother and father. She has 2 older brothers who both live on their own. Her father is an executive officer, and her mother is an office worker. Hana has always wanted a dog, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cheerleadingdanceworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Irene from Spain
    • ID: 5110
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Irene is a 14-year-old girl from Spain who will be turning 15 before the start of her exchange. She describes herself as friendly, open-minded, studious, responsible, and polite. She is musical – she plays the guitar and also studies music theory. She actively participates in a theater club as well. She also enjoys sports, especially swimming, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball. Another passion of hers is reading. She likes reading mysteries and is also a big fan of trilogies and sagas, such as Divergent, The Hunger Games, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Maze Runner, and Harry Potter. She loves to travel and explore new places, and has visited the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Portugal, England, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and France. If possible, Irene would like to join a broadcasting club, and learn about self-defense and baseball during her exchange.  Read more...

    Irene's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 11 years. She has also studied French for 6 years. She gets very good grades, and her favorite subjects are history, music, biology, physics, and chemistry. Teachers describe Irene as a calm, clever, cheerful, and responsible young lady who is eager to improve her English and to learn new things. She would like to study medicine in the future. Irene will attend 10th grade during her exchange.

    Irene is an only child and lives with both parents. Her father is a sales support head. Her mother previously worked in a bank, but is currently a stay-at-home mom. Irene loves pets, and animals in general. She has a rabbit, and can live in a home with pets. She has no dietary restrictions. She is moderately allergic to pollen.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drama/theaterguitarswimming

    Allergies: none

  • IRENE from Spain
    • ID: 5113
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Irene is a 15-year-old girl from Spain. She describes herself as friendly, open-minded, studious, creative, polite, and cheerful. She has been doing gymnastics since she was 8 or 9 years old, but it has been very difficult for her to train since the pandemic, so she decided to try some new things, such as dancing. She started taking classes in modern and contemporary dance last summer, and really enjoys it. She also loves reading, especially the Harry Potter books (and likes the movies as well). She is a writer, and has been writing stories of her own since she was little. In her spare time Irene enjoys bicycling, playing card games, shopping, watching movies, and visiting different cities. Three years ago she travelled to Ireland as part of a student group and lived with a host family there for 3 weeks. Two summers ago she stayed with a host family in the U.S. for 2 months and had such a good time that she didn’t want to leave. She has also travelled to Paris, London, Hamburg, and Portugal. If possible, Irene would like to try cheerleading during her exchange.  Read more...

    Irene's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 11 years. She has also studied French for 6 years. She gets excellent grades, and her favorite school subject is art. Teachers describe Irene as an enthusiastic, hard-working, and generous young lady who is always willing to help others. She would like to pursue a career in architecture in the future. Irene will attend 10th grade during her exchange.

    Irene’s parents are divorced, and she and her older sister live with her mother. Her mother is a civil servant, and her father is a physiotherapist. Irene can live in a home with pets, and has always wanted to have a dog.

    IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Irene has celiac disease, and therefore, needs to follow a strict gluten-free diet.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancegymnasticsreadingwriting

    Allergies: celiac disease. I need to follow a strict gluten free

  • Isabel from Spain
    • ID: 5096
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 14
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Isabel is a 14-year-old girl from Spain who will be turning 15 shortly after the start of her exchange. She describes herself as reliable, open-minded, creative, polite, and flexible. One of Isabel’s main hobbies is flamenco dancing, which she has been doing since she was 9 years old. She also recently started playing basketball for fun. Another of Isabel's passions is reading, especially books by Jane Austen. She also likes detective novels, as she feels as if she is the one actually solving the mystery. In her spare time, she enjoys baking (cookies, cakes, and muffins), playing chess, sailing, listening to music, photography, and taking walks on the beach with her family. If possible, Isabel would like to explore pottery and photography during her exchange.  Read more...

    Isabel's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 10 years. She speaks English well and has been attending a bilingual school since she was 5 years old. Isabel has also studied French for 6 years and German for 2 years. Her favorite school subjects are biology and English. Teachers describe Isabel as curious, bright, self-motivated, easygoing, and thoughtful. She would like to pursue a career in forensic medicine or law in the future. Isabel will study in the 10th grade during her exchange.

    Isabel lives with both parents and two older brothers. Her father is a lawyer, and her mother works at a bank. Isabel has a bird, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    chessdancereading

    Allergies: none

  • Isabella from Germany
    • ID: 5031
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Isabella is a 15-year-old girl from Germany who will turn 16 in August. She describes herself as being friendly, humorous, adventurous, and flexible. Isabella enjoys different types of sports - bicycling, ice-skating, inline skating, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. A highlight is the annual skiing trip with her school to the Italian Alps. Besides spending time with friends, she likes to read books, play video games, listen to music, and do sketching and painting. She actively participates in a theater club. Isabella has an interest in languages, traveling, fashion, and animals. If possible, Isabella would like to explore athletics and language clubs during her exchange in the US. Teachers and friends describe her as a mature, hard-working, engaged person with a good sense of humor.  Read more...

    Isabella's native language is English as she was born in the United States. Her family moved to Germany when she was 4 years old. There, she has been studying German for 10 years, English for 7 years, and Spanish for 3 years. Isabella’s favorite subjects are physical education, Spanish, German, English, and arts.

    Isabella lives with her mother and younger sister. Her father is a senior strategy manager and her mother is a kindergarten teacher. Isabella has a guinea pig, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets, and she has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    languagesreadingskiing

    Allergies: none

  • Jan from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5061
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Jan is a 16-year-old boy from the Czech Republic. He will turn 17 in January. He describes himself as being friendly, open-minded, athletic, responsible, and adventurous. He is a member of a local beach volleyball club and has been playing for 4 years. He enjoys playing beach volleyball. He also has a variety of interests both indoor and outdoor activities, including swimming, sailing, kayaking, cycling, skiing, snowboarding, reading books, and playing video games. During his exchange in the US, he would like to cook Czech dishes for his host family and build a lifelong relationship with them. If possible, Jan would like to go hiking and camping.  Read more...

    Jan's teachers describe him as a kind, open-minded, hard-working boy who is flexible and communicative. His native language is Czech, and he has been studying English for 9 years. He has also been studying German for 5 years. His favorite school subjects are English, IT, and PE. His grades are very good. He would like to pursue a career in the IT field in the future.

    Jan lives partly with his mother and partly with his father. He has 2 sisters (aged 27, 25). He has a good relationship with his family. His mother is an assistant at a local company and his father owns a company. Jan has cats, a dog, horses, and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies to pets and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclingskiingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Jana from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5052
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Jana is a 16-year-old girl from the Czech Republic. She describes herself as independent, tidy, responsible, polite, and flexible. She and her family are very sporty and enjoy being outdoors. They go hiking and cycling in the summer and downhill and cross country skiing in the winter. Jana has also been doing orienteering for 7 years and is on an orienteering team. She likes many other sports as well, including running, swimming, table tennis, and ice skating. Jana is a member of a scout group, and the members go on trips together. She has made a lot of good friends through scouting. In her spare time Jana enjoys reading, painting, photography, yoga, and watching YouTube videos. If possible, she would like to continue swimming and skiing during her exchange.  Read more...

    Jana's native language is Czech. She has been studying English for 7 years. She has also studied French for 3 years and Spanish for 1 year. She gets very good grades, and her favorite subjects are math and French. Her teacher and scout leaders describe Jana as a friendly, polite, responsible, and kind young woman who has a good sense of humor, is popular with her peers, and is always willing to help others. In the future she would like to go to university and study something related to math.

    Jana lives with both parents and a younger sister. Her mother is a software test engineer, and her father is a production manager. Jana can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    runningscoutingskiingswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Jonas from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5060
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Jonas is a 17-year-old boy from the Czech Republic. He will turn 18 in January. He describes himself as being friendly, athletic, polite, and adventurous. He has been playing basketball since he was 7 and loves it very much. He also enjoys playing soccer, tennis, swimming, and singing in a choir. During his exchange in the US, he would like to share his culture with his host family. If possible, he would like to attend sports events, explore nature, and go skiing.  Read more...

    Jonas' teachers describe him as an outgoing, athletic, and thoughtful boy who has good communication skills and can adapt to a new environment quickly. His native language is Czech, and he has been studying English for 10 years. He has also been studying Italian for 3 years and French for 1 year. His favorite school subjects are Math and Biology. His grades are good. In the future, he would like to play professional basketball while he attends college.

    Jonas lives with his mother and a younger brother. His father is a journalist and his mother is a manager at a local advertising company. Jonas is not allergic to pets and has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballsoccertennis

    Allergies: none

  • Jorge from Spain
    • ID: 5090
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Jorge is a 15-year-old boy from Spain. He describes himself as being friendly, humorous, responsible, and creative. He was a member of the basketball team at school and had been played for 7 years until last year. Not only playing basketball but also he has a variety of interests both indoor and outdoor activities. Such as swimming, skating, practicing track and field, listening to music, cooking, and watching movies. Jorge also describes himself as very sociable and enjoys spending time with friends as frequently as possible. During his exchange in the US, Jorge would like to explore athletics, particularly basketball.  Read more...

    Jorge's teachers describe him as an extremely outgoing, sociable, and creative boy who has good communication skills and is a high achiever toward his goals and tasks. His native language is Spanish. He has been studying English for 13 years. He has also studied German for 2 years. His favorite subjects are history, P.E., and language classes. He would like to pursue a career as a lawyer in the future. Jorge will study in 11th grade during his exchange.

    Jorge lives with both parents. He has an older sister (age 18). His father is an entrepreneur, and his mother is a lawyer. Jorge can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballswimmingtrack and field

    Allergies: none

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

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

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingrunningtennisvideo games

    Allergies: none

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

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

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    skiingsnowboardingsoccerwaterskiing

    Allergies: none

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

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

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    racquet sportssoccertennis

    Allergies: none

  • Julia from Germany
    • ID: 4941
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

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

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

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    Allergies: none

  • Karolina from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5067
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Karolina is a 15-year-old girl from the Czech Republic. She will turn 16 in December. She describes herself as being a happy, funny, extrovert, spontaneous, and communicative person. She has been involving various projects organized by her school and communicates with peers very well. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her friends, listening to music, reading books, and cooking. During her exchange in the US, she would like to teach Czech culture and cook traditional food for her host family. She also seeking opportunities to try new sports such as volleyball, baseball, and gymnastics.  Read more...

    Karolina's teachers describe her as a friendly, open-minded, hard-working girl who has good communication skills. Her native language is Czech and she has been studying English for 9 years. She has also been studying German for 4 years. Her favorite school subjects are Math, English, and History. Her grades are very good. She would like to become a doctor or lawyer in the future.

    Karolina lives partly with her mother and partly with her father. She has 1 sister (aged 17) who also live together. Her father works as a marketing manager in a small Italian pharmaceutical company and her mother works as a human resources manager. Karolina has no pets and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingknittingreading

    Allergies: none

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

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

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballmartial artsping pong

    Allergies: none

  • Laura from Spain
    • ID: 5077
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Laura is a 15-year-old girl from Spain. She describes herself as friendly, studious, creative, independent, and tidy. She loves dancing and has been doing so competitively since she was young. She currently belongs to an urban dance group. Another passion of hers is travelling, as she likes learning about other cultures and trying different foods. She has visited Italy, France, Portugal, the UK, Mexico, and the U.S. (New York, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC). In her spare time, Laura enjoys playing volleyball, painting, gardening, reading, and watching movies and TV shows on Netflix. If possible, she would like to play volleyball during her exchange.  Read more...

    Laura's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 8 years. She has also studied French for one year. She gets very good grades, and her favorite subjects are art, math, biology, and PE. Teachers describe Laura as a cheerful, hardworking, and enthusiastic young lady who makes friends easily, enjoys learning English, and has excellent communication skills. She hopes to study medicine in the future. Laura will attend 10th grade during her exchange.

    Laura lives with her parents and her older brother. Both of her parents work at a bank, and her brother is a college student. Laura loves animals and has a dog (a White Swiss Shepherd). She can live in a house with pets, except for cats, which she must avoid as she is allergic to them. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancepaintingvolleyball

    Allergies: cats

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

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

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    handballmeeting friendspiano

    Allergies: none

  • Lucia from Spain
    • ID: 5093
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    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.  Read more...

    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.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cheerleadinggymnastics

    Allergies: none

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

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

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    computerskiingvideo games

    Allergies: none

  • Maria from Spain
    • ID: 5105
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Maria is a 15-year-old girl from Spain. She describes herself as being friendly, studious, responsible, flexible, and having a good sense of humor. The two activities that occupy most of her time outside school are artistic gymnastics and drama. She has competed in gymnastics for the last 4 years and trains 8 hours a week. She also attends a drama academy on Mondays to study acting. She would love to use her acting skills and be a movie someday. Maria is also a traveler, and has travelled throughout Europe as well as to the U.S. and South Africa. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting art and history museums, hiking, ice skating, snowboarding, listening to music, and reading. If possible, Maria would like to be involved in theater during her exchange.  Read more...

    Maria's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 8 years. She has also studied French for 7 years. She gets very good grades, and her favorite subjects are math and English. Teachers describe Maria as a confident, responsible, and intelligent young woman who has a positive attitude, is considerate of others, and has a good relationship with classmates and teachers. She would like to pursue a career in criminology or acting/drama in the future. Maria will attend 10th grade during her exchange.

    Maria’s parents are divorced, and she and her younger brother spend two weeks at a time living with each parent. Her father is an airline pilot, and her mother is a teacher. Maria has a dog (a golden retriever), and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drama/theatergymnasticssnowboarding

    Allergies: none

  • Maria from Spain
    • ID: 5108
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 14
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Maria is a 14-year-old girl from Spain, who will be turning 15 after the start of her exchange. She describes herself as independent, friendly, responsible, adventurous, and polite. She likes playing sports, and her favorite sport is volleyball. She has been playing volleyball for 2 years, but is not able to practice these days due to the pandemic. She also enjoys cooking, especially with her father. Another favorite activity of hers is painting, which she does for an hour each week. In her spare time, Maria enjoys reading, shopping, going to the cinema, and listening to music. If possible, Maria would like to play volleyball during her exchange.  Read more...

    Maria's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 5 years. She has also studied French for 3 years. She gets very good grades, and her favorite subject is history. Teachers describe Maria as having a positive attitude, a good relationship with teachers and classmates, and being interested in travelling and learning about other cultures. In the future, Maria would like to study at a university and major in something science-related. She will attend 10th grade during her exchange.

    Maria is an only child and lives with her father. Her mother lives in Colombia and travels to Spain frequently to see them. Maria also visits her mom in Colombia during school breaks. Her father is a retired physics and math teacher, and her mother is an economist. Maria loves dogs, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingpaintingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Marta from Italy
    • ID: 5083
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Fall 2021

    Marta is a 16-year-old girl from Italy and will be 17 by the beginning of her exchange. She describes herself as being friendly, open-minded, humorous, creative, and flexible. Marta actively participates in her school's journalism club where she writes articles and draws the cover – she loves drawing very much. Outside of school, she enjoys going skiing with her father and is passionate about music; she loves finding new music across different genres and sharing it with her friends. During her exchange in the US, Marta is open and excited to try any new activities that are in store for her.  Read more...

    Marta's teachers describe her as a reliable and responsible girl who has good communication skills. Her native language is Italian, and she has been studying English for 11 years. She has also studied German for 6 years. Her favorite school subjects are Italian and English. Her grades are good. In the future, she would like to pursue a career either as a doctor or a lawyer.

    Marta lives with her parents and younger brother. Her father is a lawyer and her mother is a state employee. Marta's family has a cat, and she can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drawingmusicskiing

    Allergies: none

  • Matteo from Italy
    • ID: 5078
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Matteo is a 16-year-old boy from Italy. He describes himself as being confident, friendly, adventurous, polite, and positive. He is physically active and enjoys playing soccer, going to the gym, and exercising. Matteo also likes reading, watching movies, and playing video games. He is very close to his family and enjoys spending time with them. Currently, he is learning how to cook Italian dishes from his mother and is excited to cook some dishes for his host family. If possible, Matteo would like to explore club sports such as football, baseball, and soccer during his exchange.  Read more...

    Matteo's teachers describe him as a positive and outgoing boy who loves to play sports. His native language is Italian, and he has been studying English for 6 years. He has also been studying Spanish for 3 years. His favorite school subjects are science, mathematics, physics, and history. His grades are good. In the future, he would like to pursue a career in the medical profession.

    Matteo lives with his mother, father, and 2 brothers (age 12 and 18). His mother is a business consultant and his father is a salesperson. Matteo has a dog and can live in a home with pets except for cats. Because he has a mild allergy to cats. He has no dietary restrictions and has a mild pollen allergy.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingsoccerworking out

    Allergies: Allergy to cats

  • Michele from Italy
    • ID: 5079
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Michele is a 16-year-old boy from Italy. He describes himself as being independent, open-minded, responsible, and polite. In his free time, Michele enjoys spending time with his friends, exercising, listening to music, and learning new things through reading. He has a real passion for cooking and looks forward to experiencing culinary arts in the US. If possible, Michele would like to explore basketball during his exchange.  Read more...

    Michele's teachers describe him as an extroverted, flexible, sociable boy who has good communication skills. His native language is Italian, and he has been studying English for 11 years. He has also been studying French for 6 years. In school, his favorite subject is food science, and he would like to pursue a career as a chef in the future.

    Michele lives with his mother, step-father, 2 younger brothers (age 1 and 3), and a younger sister (age 9). His mother is a Housewife and his stepfather is a computer technician. Michele has a pet dog and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies to pets and has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingreadingrunning

    Allergies: none

  • Minerva from Spain
    • ID: 5102
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Minerva is a 16-year-old girl from Spain. She describes herself as independent, friendly, tidy, responsible, and polite. Her favorite activity is dancing. She goes to a dance academy three times a week where she practices hip hop, commercial dance, and urban dance. Minerva also enjoys walking on the beach, listening to music, shopping, cooking, and going out with friends. She has a large extended family and loves spending time with them. If possible, Minerva would like to try cheerleading during her exchange. She is really looking forward to sharing her Spanish culture with her host family and learning about American customs and traditions.  Read more...

    Minerva's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 12 years. She has also studied Catalan for 15 years. She gets very good grades, and her favorite subjects are math, biology, and economics. Teachers describe Minerva as an organized, responsible, hardworking, polite, and creative young woman who is an active participant in class discussions, is well-loved by peers, and is always interested in helping and supporting others. Minerva would like to pursue a career in international business in the future. She will attend 11th grade during her exchange.

    Minerva lives with both parents and a younger brother, with whom she has a very good relationship. Her father and mother are both business people. Minerva can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cheerleadingcookingdance

    Allergies: none

  • Nerea from Spain
    • ID: 5091
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Nerea is a 16-year-old girl from Spain. She describes herself as being open-minded, adventurous, responsible, and polite. She likes all kinds of sports, but especially horseback riding. She competes in show jumping and has even won some medals. She also enjoys playing tennis, cycling in the countryside with her father or her dogs, and playing beach volleyball with her friends. Nerea and her father also like riding motorbikes together. Nerea loves animals, and often spends time at her grandmother’s farm helping with the animals, such as washing and feeding the horses. In her spare time, Nerea enjoys going to the beach, cooking, dancing, eating out, and going to the cinema. If possible, Nerea would like to travel and get to know other places during her exchange.  Read more...

    Nerea's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 13 years. She has also studied German for 3 years. She gets good grades, and her favorite subject is P.E. Teachers describe Nerea as a hardworking, responsible, and sociable young woman who gets along well with her classmates, is fun to be around, and loves meeting new people. She would like to be a businesswoman in the future. Nerea will study in 11th grade during her exchange.

    Nerea lives with both parents, a younger brother, and a younger sister. Her mother is a math teacher, and her father is an economist. Nerea has 2 dogs, a cat, and 3 hamsters, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    animalsbicyclinghorse ridingtennis

    Allergies: none

  • Nerea from Spain
    • ID: 5109
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 14
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Nerea is a 14-year-old girl from Spain, who will be turning 15 after the start of her exchange. She describes herself as friendly, creative, adventurous, and funny. She likes dancing, singing, and sports. Two years ago she tried out for the musical “The Lion King” and was selected to train in a music academy for 3 months. This past year, she has been doing a lot of outdoor activities, such as skating, going biking with her father, and taking walks in the countryside. She loves spending time with friends and her extended family of grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. She also likes travelling and exploring new places. In her spare time, Nerea enjoys shopping, cooking, and watching movies and American T.V. shows. If possible, she would like to try cheerleading during her exchange.  Read more...

    Nerea's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 6 years. She has also studied German for 1 year. She gets good grades, and her favorite subjects are music and P.E. Teachers describe Nerea as being a fast and keen learner, working well with others, and having a caring nature and a willingness to try new things. She would like to be a teacher in the future. Nerea will study in 10th grade during her exchange.

    Nerea lives with both parents and is an only child. Her mother does administrative work, and her father is a teacher. Nerea does not have any pets. She indicates that she is willing to live in a house with pets, however, she does have a fear of animals that might bite her. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cheerleadingdanceice skatingsinging

    Allergies: none

  • Nicola from Italy
    • ID: 5080
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Nicola is a 16-year-old boy from Italy. He describes himself as being friendly, open-minded, studious, organized, and responsible. At school, he is a class representative and takes an active part in his school life. Outside of school, he likes to play volleyball, football, and basketball with his friends. He has three years of experience in musical theatre and is passionate about singing and acting. Nicola is open to any kind of new experience during his exchange in the US.  Read more...

    Nicola's teachers describe him as an open-minded and responsible boy who is highly motivated toward learning. His native language is Italian, and he has been studying English for 6 years. He has also been studying French for 3 years. In school, his favorite subjects are Science, Philosophy, Math, Physics, and IT. His grades are very good. In the future, he would like to attend either the military academy or a scientific university.

    Nicola lives with both his parents and his younger sister. His father is a Shopping Center Manager and his mother is a housewife. Nicola recently got a new dog and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drama/theaterpianovolleyball

    Allergies: none

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

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

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    boxingskiingsoccerswimming

    Allergies: none

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

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

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    martial artsskiingswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Noemie from France
    • ID: 5076
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 0
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Noemie is a 16-year-old girl from France. She describes herself as being responsible, friendly, studious, and having a sense of humor. Noemie's favorite activity is dance, specifically to modern jazz. She loves practicing visual arts such as photography. In her downtime, she also enjoys cooking, reading, and swimming. While in the US, Noemie would like to cook French dishes and teach French history to her host family. She is excited to learn recipes for traditional American cakes and dishes. If possible, Noemie would like to explore gardening, cheerleading, and hands-on creative projects.  Read more...

    Noemie's teachers describe her as a friendly, open-minded, cheerful girl who is energetic and has good communication skills. Her native language is French. She has been studying English for 5 years and has also studied Spanish for 4 years. Her favorite subjects in school are science and history. Her grades are good. Noemie would like to pursue a career as a doctor abroad in the future.

    Noemie lives with each of her parents part-time with her younger sister. Her mother is a nurse and her father is a workshop technician. She has two dogs at home and is open to living in a home with pets that do not conflict with her allergies. Noemie is allergic to cats and requires a gluten-free diet.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingdancephotography

    Allergies: Cats Gluten-free diet

  • Olivia from Spain
    • ID: 5089
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Olivia is a 15-year-old girl from Spain. She describes herself as cheerful, creative, and independent. At school, she is a class representative and attends meetings regularly. Olivia actively participates in a basketball team as one of the key players. She also enjoys quiet hobbies such as drawing and designing clothes while listening to music. She loves singing, but never in public. If possible, Olivia would like to explore some clubs during her exchange.  Read more...

    Olivia's teachers describe her as a cheerful, extroverted, polite, hard-working girl who is well-liked by peers. Her native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 7 years. She has also studied French for 2 years. She gets good grades, and her favorite subjects are science, history, and P.E. She's unsure exactly what career she would like to pursue in the future, but is interested in psychology. Olivia will study in the 10th grade during her exchange.

    Olivia lives with both parents and an older brother (age 18). Her mother is a surgeon, and her father is a veterinarian. Olivia can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballdrawingmusic

    Allergies: none

  • Oscar from Spain
    • ID: 5051
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Oscar is a 14-year-old boy from Spain, who will be turning 15 before the start of his exchange. He describes himself as independent, friendly, open-minded, responsible, and polite. He loves sports, especially soccer, which he has been playing since he was little. He also enjoys going skiing in the winter and surfing in the summer. In his spare time, he likes hanging out with friends, cycling, playing chess, watching movies and series, and cooking. If possible, Oscar would like to be able to play soccer, ski, and/or swim during his exchange.  Read more...

    Oscar's native language is Spanish. He has been studying English for 8 years. He has also studied Catalan for 11 years and German for 3 years. He gets very good grades, and his favorite subjects are math, chemistry, art, and P.E. Teachers describe Oscar as hard-working and responsible young man who is always ready to help his peers, loves participating in class, enjoys teamwork, and willingly takes on the role of group leader. He would like to pursue a scientific career in the future. Oscar will study in 10th grade during his exchange.

    Oscar lives with his father and younger brother. He also has an older sister who lives on his own. (His mother passed away in 2014.) His father is a civil servant. Oscar can live in a home with pets. He has no dietary restrictions. He is mildly allergic to mites.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    skiingsoccersurfing

    Allergies: none

  • Pauline from France
    • ID: 5075
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 0
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Pauline is a 16-year-old girl from France. She describes herself as being friendly, studious, responsible, and polite. Pauline's favorite hobby is horseback riding, specifically the Western style, and has been riding since a very young age. Other activities she enjoys are physical fitness, listening to music, and singing. During her exchange, she would like to explore athletics, especially cheerleading and dance. If at all possible, she would also love the opportunity to ride horses in the States to see the typical American disciplines.  Read more...

    Pauline's teachers describe her as an honest and sociable girl who is highly motivated toward learning. Her native language is French. She has been studying English for 6 years and has also studied Spanish for 5 years. In school, her favorite subjects are French, history, and English. Her grades are excellent. Pauline would like to pursue a professional career as either a dietician or a sports coach in the future.

    Pauline lives with her mother who works as a cashier. She is an only child and welcomes the opportunity of living with a family who has children. Pauline is allergic to peanuts (moderate), includes peanuts butter. She also has a slight intolerance to gluten and dairy products. She prefers not to eat a lot of meat. She is allergic to grass and pollen. She treats all the allergies with antihistamine medication. Pauline has 2 cats and a horse and can live in a home with pets.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookinghorse ridingmovies

    Allergies: allergic to peanuts. more below

  • Petr from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5068
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Petr is a 15-year-old boy from the Czech Republic. He will turn 16 in October. He describes himself as independent, extroverted, responsible, and polite. He enjoys programming, playing golf, playing chess, cooking, and learning culinary science. He is happiest when he works on programming. In fact, he serves as a programmer intern at a local company and helps their projects. During his exchange in the US, he would like to cook Czech food for his host family. If possible, he would like to participate in volunteer activities in a local community and also he is interested in learning photography and animation.  Read more...

    Petr's teachers describe him as very communicative, very kind, and polite. His native language is Czech, and he has been studying English for 10 years. He has also been studying Spanish for 2 years, German for 3 years, French for 1 year. His favorite school subjects are English and ICT. His grades are good. He would like to pursue a career in finance, programming, and marketing in the future.

    Petr lives with his mother and grandmother. His mother is a sales manager. Petr has no pets and can live in a home with pets. He is allergic to cat and dog fur, latex, pollen, mold, and acarid. All allergies are very mild and he treats them with over-the-counter medicines when it’s needed. He has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    chesscomputergolf

    Allergies: I have allergy to cat and dog fur. But they cause me only mild sym

  • Ronja from Germany
    • ID: 5024
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Ronja is a 16-year-old girl from Germany who will turn 17 in December. She describes herself as being a hard-working, ambitious, responsible, and organized person. Ronja’s main hobby is gymnastics. She used to practice about four times a week in a sports club, where she worked as a helper and trained younger gymnasts. She also trained swimming club for about three years but stopped to have more time for gymnastics. Currently, she cannot do either one because of the lockdown in Germany. However, she is still able to pursue her creative passions – drawing, painting, reading, and writing. With her great imagination, she can create worlds and stories, especially on paper, and she has already started writing a few books. If possible, Ronja would like to explore cheerleading, waterskiing, or canoeing during her exchange in the US. Teachers describe her as being a high-achieving, passionate, enthusiastic, communicative, and open-minded person.  Read more...

    Ronja's native language is German. She has been studying English for 6 years and Latin for 4 years. She is an excellent student at school, and her favorite subjects are computer science, art, PE, and English. She would like to pursue a career in a creative profession - acting, writing, design, or art - in the future.

    Ronja lives with her mother, father, and 2 younger brothers (11, 13). Her mother is a pharmacist and her father is a homemaker. Ronja has no pets, and she can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets, and she has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drawinggymnasticswriting

    Allergies: none

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

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

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclingracquet sportssoccersurfing

    Allergies: none

  • SIMON JOHN from Spain
    • ID: 5104
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2021

    Simon is a 16-year-old boy from Spain. He describes himself as friendly, open-minded, studious, loving, kind, responsible, and having a good sense of humor. He loves sports of all kinds, especially soccer, basketball, skateboarding, and any sport with a racket. His favorite sport is martial arts. He has been practicing martial arts (Hapkido) for 8 years and is the manager of his martial arts club. He currently has a brown belt and will be trying for his black belt soon. He also has a wide range of hobbies which include piano, chess, programming, watching action movies, reading, playing video games, and listening to music. While in the U.S., Simon would be interested in playing football and baseball, and learning how to surf.  Read more...

    Simon’s native language is Spanish. He has studied English for 10 years and French for 8 years. He gets excellent grades, and his favorite subjects are math, physics, and chemistry. He would like to become an electrical engineer in the future. Teachers describe Simon as a mature, friendly, optimistic, and hard-working young man, who gets along well with his peers. He will attend 11th grade during his exchange.

    Simon lives with his dad, stepmom, and little sister, with whom he has a great relationship. His father is an IT service manager. Simon is able to live with pets. He does not have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    martial artsskateboardingsoccer

    Allergies: none

  • Sofia from Italy
    • ID: 5033
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 12
    • Spring 2022

    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.  Read more...

    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.

    Hobbies/Activities:

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    Allergies: cats and dogs

  • Sofia from Spain
    • ID: 5097
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 14
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Sofia is a 14-year-old girl from Spain who will be turning 15 shortly after the start of her exchange. She describes herself as being friendly, open-minded, studious, responsible, and polite. She likes sports, and her favorite sports are basketball and swimming. She plays on a basketball team, and has practices 3 times a week and games on the weekend. In the summer, she enjoys spending time at the pool with her friends. She also spends 2 weeks at camp every summer and goes hiking, cycling, and climbing. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, photography, jogging, drawing, and painting. She has been to the U.S. several times and lived in South Carolina for 8 months when she was small. She also studied in Ireland for 3 months and stayed with a host family there. If possible, Sofia would like to explore basketball, swimming, and camping during her exchange.  Read more...

    Sofia's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 12 years. She has also studied French for 3 years. She gets very good grades, and her favorite subjects are biology, mathematics, and technology/robotics. Teachers describe Sofia as a disciplined and responsible young woman who is a positive leader, has great relationships with her classmates, and is a good team player. She would like to pursue a career in business in the future. Sofia will attend 10th grade during her exchange.

    Sofia is an only child and lives with both parents. Her mother is an engineer and her father is an interior designer. Sofia can live in a home with pets, except for cats, which she is afraid of. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballcampingswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Sofia from Spain
    • ID: 5081
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Sofia is a 15-year-old girl from Spain. Sofia describes herself as independent, outgoing, adventurous, flexible, and having a sense of humor. She is a sporty girl who enjoys a variety of outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, surfing, and rowing. She actively participates in several clubs, including a sailing club and a ski club. She has also been playing volleyball for several years. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, photography, gardening, and learning new recipes to cook. During her exchange, Sofia would like to get involved with local sports teams that may be available -- especially volleyball, soccer, and surfing.  Read more...

    Sofia's native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 12 years. She has also studied French for 5 years. She gets good grades, and her favorite subject is math. Her teacher and her rowing coach describe Sofia as a smart, curious, hardworking, adaptable, and flexible young woman who works well with other students and has great leadership skills. She would like to pursue a double degree in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration in the future. Sofia will study in the 10th grade during her exchange.

    Sofia lives with both parents and 2 older brothers. She also has an older sister who lives on her own. Both of Sofia’s parents work as business consultants. Sofia has 2 dogs, and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    divingrowingskiingsurfingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Stella from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5066
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Stella is a 15-year-old girl from the Czech Republic. She will turn 16 in February. She describes herself as friendly and extroverted. She is a member of a basketball team and has been playing for 6 years. She is happiest when she plays basketball. Not only basketball but also she has a variety of interests both indoor and outdoor activities. Such as playing tennis, floorball, going shopping, watching movies, and putting on makeup. During her exchange in the US. Stella would like to introduce Czech culture and cook traditional food for her host family. If possible, she would like to explore National Parks, NBA matches, and NHL matches.  Read more...

    Stella's teachers describe her as thoughtful and honest. Her native language is Czech, and she has been studying English for 9 years. She has also been studying English for 9 years, German for 4 years. Her favorite school subjects are History and Biology. Her grades are very good. She would like to pursue a career in dermatology and cosmetology in the future.

    Stella lives with her mother and father. Her mother is a hairstylist and her father is a company manager. Stella has a dog and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballtennisworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Theophile from France
    • ID: 5072
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Theophile is a 16-year-old boy from France. He describes himself as being friendly, adventurous, and flexible. He values being physically active and plays soccer and volleyball with friends whenever possible. In his downtime, Theophile enjoys playing chess, video games, and scouting -- especially with his fun-loving brothers. He also likes being in nature and enjoys hiking, climbing, and fishing. During his exchange, he would like to explore photography, cooking, and team sports.  Read more...

    Theophile's teacher describes him as an open-minded and friendly boy who has good communication skills and is highly motivated toward his goal. Theophile's native language is French, and he has been studying English for 4 years. He has also studied Spanish for four years and is new to learning Latin. His favorite school subjects are math, biology, and physical science because he enjoys the difficult challenges they present. Although Theophile is not sure what career he'd like to pursue in the future, he is interested in working in sports as they are his favorite hobby and any opportunity that will allow him to practice his English skills.

    Theophile lives with his mother, father, and three brothers. He is the second oldest of three brothers, aged 17, 13, and 10. His mother is a speech therapist and his father is a doctor. Theophile has no pets but can live in a home with them. He has no allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    chesssoccervolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Tobias from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5112
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2021

    Tobias is a 17-year-old boy from the Czech Republic. He describes himself as outgoing, open-minded, adventurous, and flexible. He loves sports. His favorite sport is alpine skiing, and he also enjoys running and working out at the gym. In addition to playing sports, he also likes watching them on TV, especially soccer, rugby, NFL football, and of course various skiing races. He spends his spare time reading, hanging out with friends, and playing video games. If possible, Tobias would like to play some sports during his exchange.  Read more...

    Tobias's native language is Czech. He has been studying English for 11 years. He has also studied German (3 years) and Spanish (1 year). His favorite subject is social studies. Teachers describe Tobias as an honest, funny, likeable, polite, and open-minded young man who has a positive attitude, is a good leader, and is supportive of others. He would like to attend law school in the future.

    Tobias lives with his mother and father. He also has an older sister who lives on her own. His father is an architect, and his mother is an accountant. Tobias has a cat, and can live in a home with pets. He has no dietary restrictions. He is moderately allergic to pollens.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    runningskiingworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Vladislava from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 5062
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2021

    Vladislava is a 15-year-old girl from the Czech Republic. She will turn 16 in September. She describes herself as being friendly, open-minded, and studious. She is a member of the acting club and street dance team. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with horses and has been riding horses for 3 years. She also enjoys playing ukulele, drawing, and painting. During her exchange in the US, she would like to cook and bake Czech food with her host family. If possible, Vladislava would like to participate in after-school activities.  Read more...

    Vladislava's teachers describe her as a kind, thoughtful, and a hard-working girl who has a positive attitude toward learning. Her native language is Czech, and she has been studying English for 10 years. She has also been studying French for 1 year, Belarusian for 13 years, and Italian for 1 year. Her favorite school subjects are English and French. Her grades are good. She would like to attend a university upon graduating high school and seek her career as an architect/interior designer in the future.

    Vladislava lives with her mother and a younger sister. Her father is a taxi driver and her mother is a freelancer. Vladislava has a dog and guinea pig and can live in a home with pets. She has no allergies to pets. She is a vegetarian and has no other dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancehorse ridingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

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

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

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

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    sailingskiingswimming

    Allergies: none