Meet Our Exchange Students

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

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Matches Found: 38
  • Alvaro from Spain
    • ID: 4734
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Alvaro is a 15-year-old boy from Spain who is looking forward to his sophomore year in the United States! 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 and he speaks at the upper intermediate level. He has also been studying German for 1 year. Alvaro earns good grades in school where 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 10th grade in the US.

    Alvaro lives with his mother and his father – his father is a business owner and his mother is a teacher. Alvaro does not have any dietary restrictions. Alvaro is allergic to cats and dust mites. He cannot be placed in a home with cats.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    readingsoccervideo games

    Allergies: Cats

  • Aroa from Spain
    • ID: 4723
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Aroa is a girl from Spain who will turn 15 this spring. Aroa loves to play tennis and she has been playing since she was 8 years old. Aroa also likes to surf and canoe, she mostly gets to do these activities on family vacations. Aroa knows that she can be a little shy but she considers herself a happy and curious person. Aroa is an experienced traveler and she is really excited to learn about US culture and perfect her English. She sees this exchange as an opportunity to experience a lot of new things and learn more about herself. She is excited about many different types of placements but mentioned she might be most successful at a smaller school. Her teachers note her curiosity about other cultures and respectfulness of other points of view.  Read more...

    Aroa’s native language is Spanish. She has been learning English for 9 years and French for 7 years. Aroa earns good grades and her favorite subjects are Math, PE, Gymnastics, and History. She plans to study Industrial Design. Her teachers see that she gets along well with her classmates. Aroa will attend 10th grade during her exchange.

    She lives with her mom, dad, older brother, and older sister. Her mom and dad work in administration. Aroa loves to spend time with her family and her extended family who they visit often. She does not have any dietary restrictions nor any allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    canoeingsurfingtennis

    Allergies: none

  • Belana from Germany
    • ID: 4709
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Belana from Germany will be 16 when she starts her exchange. She would describe herself as sensitive, active, outgoing, creative and organized. The school Belana attends, has a special sports program in which she learns a lot of different sports like team sports, but also for example badminton and gymnastics. In her free time Belana likes to go snowboarding, skiing, bicycling, and stand-up paddle boarding. Belana is the stage manager for the drama team of her local church youth group and also a member of her school’s theater club. Other than that she especially likes to draw – her friends keep asking her if she will draw them all the time! She is also very much into woodworking and likes to decorate rooms. Belana’s teachers describe her as a self-confident, friendly, uncomplicated, and adventurous young woman who is always helpful to others.  Read more...

    Belana’s native language is German. She has been studying English for 7 years, and Spanish for 4 years. She earns good to satisfactory grades in school and her favorite subjects are Art, Music, P.E., and English. In the future, Belana would like to become a carpenter or designer/draftsman.

    Belana lives with both of her parents, her twin brother who is 20 minutes older than her, and another older brother. The family keeps budgies that Belana helps taking care of. She would love to be in family with children and pets. Belana has no known allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drama/theaterdrawingwoodworking

    Allergies: none

  • CARLA from Spain
    • ID: 4742
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Carla is a 14-year old girl from Spain who will be turning 15 before the start of her exchange. She loves music and has been taking singing lessons for 3 years. She also loves going to the beach and doing water sports, such as surfing, wind surfing, and kitesurfing. She plays on her school basketball team and recently started playing volleyball. She and her family enjoy travelling and have visited various countries in Europe as well as the Bahamas, Canada, Ireland and the United States (Miami and New York). Carla describes herself as active, cheerful, positive and social. Teachers describe her as hard-working, respectful of different points of view, eager to learn about new cultures and customs, and well-liked by classmates. Carla is interested in doing a lot of sports during her exchange and is excited to have an opportunity to make new friends.  Read more...

    Carla’s native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 10 years and French for 4 years. She gets good grades. Her favorite subject is biology, and she would like to be a marine biologist in the future. Carla will attend 10th grade during her exchange in the US.

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballsingingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Celia from Spain
    • ID: 4738
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Celia is a 15-year-old girl from Spain who enjoys drawing, painting, photography, and hanging out with friends. She loves to travel and has explored many European countries. Celia also had the opportunity to travel in the USA and enjoyed it so much that she decided she wanted to do a study abroad here! Additional hobbies include bicycling, cooking, going to the theater and cinema, spending time at museums, and reading. While in the USA, Celia would be interested in trying some new activities such as canoeing, kayaking, horse riding, ice skating, sailing, and tennis. She’s excited about the opportunity to create a lasting friendship with a host family, participate in the American school system, and improve her English. She would describe herself as friendly, open-minded, studious, adventurous, curious, and having a good sense of humor. Celia’s teachers describe her as enthusiastic, eager to help her peers, hardworking, adaptable, positive, and a curious-learner.  Read more...

    Celia’s native language is Spanish. She has studied English for ten years and French for five years. Celia receives good grades in school. She was elected as a member of the school board to represent her student class, showing that she is a leader amongst her peers. Her favorite classes are English and chemistry. One day, she hopes to have a career in medicine or scientific research! Celia will study 10th grade during her exchange in the US.

    Celia lives with her parents, a younger sister, and a pet rabbit. She has a really good relationship with her family and they enjoy spending time together by going to the beach, listening to music, watching various TV series, and talking. Celia does not have any allergies nor dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    drawingmeeting friendspainting

    Allergies: none

  • Clara from Germany
    • ID: 4730
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Clara is a 15-year old girl from Germany who loves gymnastics, playing the piano, and tennis. She has been doing gymnastics competitively since she was 5 years old! Tennis has only been a recent addition to her activities, so Clara says there is lots of room for improvement. Clara loves to listen to music and does so every chance she gets – in the shower, in the car, together with her friends. She also started taking piano lessons about a year ago. In her free time, Clara likes to read, the Harry Potter series are her favorite books, and she like to help cooking too. Clara would describe herself as adventurous, friendly, and responsible with a great sense of humor. She would love to explore cheerleading and softball while she is in the U.S.  Read more...

    Clara’s native language is German. She has been studying English for 9 years, French for 4 years, and Spanish for 2 years, and earns very good grades in school. Her favorite subjects are English, Spanish, and PE. In the future, Clara would like to be a journalist/news reporter.

    Clara lives with both of her parents and an older sister, she also has an older brother who lives on his own. Clara loves their dog, a Weimaraner and would love to be in a family with kids and dogs, she does not really like cats. Clara’s mother is a physician and her father is an information officer. Clara has no dietary restrictions and no known allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    gymnasticspianotennis

    Allergies:

  • Elvira from Spain
    • ID: 4694
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2020

    Elvira is a girl from Spain who will be 17 when she starts her exchange. Elvira loves to be active. Her favorite activities are playing sports, spending time with her friends and family, and cooking. When it comes to sports, she enjoys running, dancing, ice skating, gymnastics, and basketball. Elvira considers herself to have a sense of humor and to be ambitious, studious, creative, flexible, and polite. She knows that she can be shy in new situations but warms up as she gets comfortable. Her older sister completed an exchange with NWSE two years ago and this made Elvira even more excited to have her own exchange experience. She and her family have traveled a lot together and Elvira is open to new experiences and ready to integrate herself into her host family.  Read more...

    Elvira’s native language is Spanish. She has been learning English for 13 years, Catalan for 13 years, and French for 3 years. Elvira earns excellent grades and her favorite subjects are Math, Art, and Literature. She is interested in studying business and art. Elvira’s teachers describe her as sensible, mature, hard-working, and kind. They also see that she is eager to be involved in new projects, and, though a bit shy, she does well in teams and adapting to new situations. Elvira will attend grade 12 while she studies in the US.

    Elvira enjoys a close relationship with her mom, dad, older sister, and dog. Her mother is a photographer and cook, her father is a lawyer, and her sister is studying at university. Elvira does not have any allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballrunningyoga

    Allergies: none

  • Guillem from Spain
    • ID: 4744
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Guillem is a 16-year-old boy from Spain who is looking forward to his junior year in the United States! Guillem describes himself as friendly, adventurous, extroverted, open minded, and creative. Guillem enjoys a wide variety of hobbies and sports. His favorite sport is soccer, which he practices regularly and competes in matches every week. Guillem also trains in boxing and martial arts. In addition to sports, Guillem enjoys cooking, listening to music, video games, and spending time with his friends and family. On the weekend Guillem will help his dad out at the restaurant his father owns; he has learned a lot of maturity and independence through this job. Teachers describe Guillem as a helpful and hardworking student, who is always willing to help classmates or take the lead on a project. They describe Guillem as motivated, mature, responsible, and polite.  Read more...

    Guillem’s native languages are Spanish and Catalan. He has been studying English for 10 years and he speaks at the intermediate level. He has also been studying French for 2 years. Guillem earns good grades in school where is favorite subjects are Physical Education and Cultural Studies. In the future, Guillem would like to attend university and study Psychology or Engineering. Guillem will be placed in 11th grade in the US.

    Guillem’s parents are divorced and he splits time between his mother and his father’s houses. He is an only child; but he is very close with his parents. His father owns a restaurant and his mother works in Urban Management. Guillem has no dietary restrictions and no allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    boxingcookingmartial artssoccer

    Allergies: none

  • Guillermina from Spain
    • ID: 4707
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Guillermina is a girl from Spain who will turn 15 this summer. She loves to be active and she is very involved in gymnastics. In addition to that, Guillerina loves to play beach volleyball, ride horses, ice skate, snowboard, ski, and waterski. She would love to try snowboarding or surfing in the US. Guillermina knows that she can by shy at first when she meets new people but then adjusts quickly. Her family has traveled a lot and she is really excited to come to the US.  Read more...

    Guillermina’s native language is Spanish and she has been learning English for 11 years as well as French for 7 years. Her favorite subject is Biology and she earns very good grades. 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 wants to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology, ideally in California. Guillermina will study 10 grade while she studies in the US.

    She 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 but she is afraid of cats.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    gymnasticssurfingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Hector Manuel from Mexico
    • ID: 4639
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2019

    Hector is a 17 year old boy from Mexico. Hector loves to play soccer and to stay active he typically goes to the gym for a few hours after school. In his free time, Hector enjoys listening to music, going to the movies, and hanging out with friends. He also likes participating in as many school events as he can, and getting involved with various groups and clubs as well. Hector considers himself a friendly person with a good sense of humor which has helped him to develop many close friendships.  Read more...

    Hector’s native language is Spanish. He has studied English for three years. Hector earns good grades in school and hopes to attend university in the future. His teachers describe him as respectful, responsible, and energetic. They also note that he has a great ability to communicate with others and gets along well with all of his peers in school.

    Hector lives with both of his parents. He has a younger sister and older brother. Hector enjoys a close relationship with his parents and siblings and is looking forward to meeting and getting to know his new host family. He is eager to take make the most of his time in the US by making new friends and adapting to a new environment. Hector does not have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    runningsoccerworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Hernan from Spain
    • ID: 4736
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Hernan is a 15 year old boy from Spain who loves outdoor activities. He enjoys spending his time playing basketball, bicycling, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and doing archery. He also likes to build things and has made things with woodworking. Hernan lives in a ski town and he loves cold climates. Hernan’s parents both did an exchange to the US when they were in high school. His sister older sister was an NWSE participant in 2017-18. Hernan has seen how exchanges can create lasting connections and he wants to have a chance to do the same. Hernan’s teachers note his success in teamwork, communication, and persistence in obtaining his goals.  Read more...

    Hernan’s native language is Spanish. He has been learning English for 8 years and French for 4 years. He earns very good grades and his favorite classes are biology, English, chemistry, and PE. He wants to become a Forensic Scientist. Hernan’s teachers think very highly of him and describe him as a student who is highly motivated, flexible, considerate, and responsible. They’ve observed that he is often a group leader and helps others do their best. Hernan will attend 10th grade during his exchange in the US.

    Hernan lives with his mom, dad, and older sister. They have 3 cats and hens. His mom works in advertising and his dad is a business consultant. His older brother, not living at home, attends university. Hernan gets along well with his family and extended family. He has a lot of cousins and they often have family gatherings. Hernan has a sensitivity to gluten and dairy so he limits his intake.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballskiingwoodworking

    Allergies: Gluten and Cow Milk (I tolerate small amounts)

  • Isa from Kyrgyzstan
    • ID: 4577
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    Isa is a 16 year-old boy from Kyrgyzstan who loves sports. He practices Aikido 5 hours a week, and earned his black belt last year. He also plays basketball and soccer, and likes snowboarding and boxing. He has played the guitar for 2 years and takes lessons. He and his family enjoy skiing, attending cultural events, and having picnics together. Isa helps his family by taking care of the garden, cleaning the house, and shopping for groceries with his dad. In his spare time, he likes to make funny videos and go to the movies with his friends. He also knows how to cook, and looks forward to making some traditional Kyrgyz dishes for his host family. He would like to explore IT club, basketball, and snowboarding during his exchange. Teacher describe Isa as diligent, kind, helpful, studious, and friendly.  Read more...

    Isa’s native language is Russian. He speaks English well, and has studied the language for 3 years. He gets very good grades, and his favorite subjects are math and programming. In the future, he would like to work in the IT field.

    Isa lives with both parents and an older sister. He has another older sister who lives on her own. His father is a civil servant and former vice-mayor, and his mother is a scientific secretary. Isa does not eat pork. He is mildly allergic to cats, but loves animals, and is able to live with any pets other than cats.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballguitarmartial artssnowboarding

    Allergies: I am allergic to cats I do not eat pork

  • Isabella from Brazil
    • ID: 4743
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Isabella is a 15-year-old girl from Brazil who enjoys riding bikes, swimming, and reading romance and suspense books. She loves animals! She also loves music; she doesn’t have a favorite song but her favorite musical is “Hamilton.” In her free time, she enjoys going to the mall or the park with friends. At school she plays on the volleyball team. Isabella describes herself as independent, friendly, organized, and polite. Teachers describe Isabella as adaptable, caring, and as someone who makes friends easily. She is a good communicator and generally easygoing and happy.  Read more...

    Isabella’s native language is Portuguese. She’s studied English for 10 years, Spanish for two years, and Mandarin Chinese for two years; she thinks Mandarin will be useful one day for her career. Teachers say she is intelligent and able to talk about many different topics, like the environment, technology, and social issues. Her grades are above average to excellent. In the future, she would like to study international law.

    Isabella is an only child and lives with her parents. She has two dogs and one cat. She has a good relationship with her parents as well as a close, supportive extended family. Her father is an accountant and her mother is a lawyer. They like playing guitar together.

    While in the USA Isabella is interested in volunteering in the community, and excited about learning about US customs and culture, as well as sharing things about her home culture. She previously did a one-month exchange in Florida. Isabella will attend 10th grade in the US.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    animalsreadingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Jonas from Germany
    • ID: 4708
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Fall 2020

    Jonas from Germany will be 15 years old when he starts his exchange. He describes himself as friendly, responsible, independent, polite and open-minded. His friends like about him that he is usually in a good mood and they appreciate his sense of humor. Jonas loves to play soccer and goes to practice twice a week. In winter he very much enjoys skiing. He and his family have lived in the U.S. for three years from the time he was 6 years old, so he knows how to play baseball, basketball and football too. Jonas would like to play those sports on a high school team during his exchange. Apart from sports, Jonas likes to read, one of his favorite books is “Lord of the Rings”. He is tutoring a 4th grader after school twice a week. Jonas also very much enjoys cooking and is looking forward to preparing some German meals for his host family.  Read more...

    Jonas’ native language is German. He speaks very good English and has also been studying Spanish for 4 years. Jonas earns good grades in school. His favorite subjects are Math, English, and P.E. Jonas doesn’t really have particular plans for the futures as of yet, but he knows that he would like to attend college to get a higher education. His teachers describe Jonas as an outgoing and hard-working student who is well respected by his peers and teachers alike. The mother of the kid he tutors emphasized his excellent social skills and friendly personality.

    Jonas lives with both of his parents and two younger sisters. His mother is a neuro-psychologist and his father is a marketing director at a health care company. Jonas has no dietary restrictions and is mildly allergic to dust mites.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballcookingsoccer

    Allergies: none

  • JUAN from Spain
    • ID: 4729
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Juan is a boy from Spain who will turn 15 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. He likes to try new sports and his favorites are Paddle (a game like tennis), boxing, and soccer. Juan and his family enjoy walking around the city together, going to the mountains, and traveling. Juan is excited to come to the US because he wants to make US 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.  Read more...

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

    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 does not have any allergies nor dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    racquet sportssoccertennis

    Allergies: none

  • Konstantin from Germany
    • ID: 4682
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Fall 2020

    Konstantin is a boy from Germany who will turn 15 before he comes on his exchange. He loves all kinds of sports: skiing, swimming, basketball, soccer, and mountain biking. His favorite sport is handball which he has been playing for about 10 years now. He plays for a local handball club and has also been selected to play on a special team that is made up of the best players in his region. In his spare time, Konstantin likes to read, take photos, he also occasionally likes to help with cooking meals at home. Konstantin is also interested in computer games and is a member of the IT work group at his school and he volunteers as a class mentor for computer science and internet security there as well. Konstantin would describe himself as independent, creative, adventurous, friendly, and open-minded. During his exchange he would like to explore more team sports like basketball, he would also love to see the Rocky Mountain if at all possible.  Read more...

    Konstantin’s native language is German, he has been studying English for 6 years, and French for 4 years. He earns good grades in school, and his favorite subjects include English, Arts and P.E. In the future, Konstantin would like to study architecture or design at the university. His teachers describe him as a very self-confident young man, who is well-liked by his teachers and popular among his classmates.

    Konstantin lives with both of his parents and his older brother, and their cat. His family and friends are very important to him and he enjoys big family get-togethers for birthdays and holidays. Konstantin’s mother is a financial analyst and his father is a key account manager. He does not have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    computerhandballskiing

    Allergies: none

  • Laia from Spain
    • ID: 4732
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Laia is a 15-year-old girl from Spain who will turn 16 this fall; she is looking forward to her junior year in the United States! Laia describes herself as independent, friendly, studious, responsible, and having a sense of humor. Laia enjoys many different hobbies, such as playing music, swimming, and spending time with her friends and family. Laia is very interested in music, she plays the piano and the guitar, sings in the school choir, and dances in the school musical. In addition to music, she enjoys staying active by running or swimming as much as she can. Laia also loves to spend time with her friends and family. Laia has a twin sister and the family loves to travel together, watch movies, or go on walks. She has also had the opportunity to travel independently and experience a short term exchange program – one in Sweden and another in Germany. She loves to have the opportunity to travel and learn new languages and is looking forward to improving her English ability here in the US. Teachers describe Laia as a student who is well liked by everyone – teachers and peers alike. They describe her as motivated, hardworking, kind, and always willing to help others.  Read more...

    Laia’s native languages are Spanish and Catalan. She has been studying English for 10 years and speaks at an advanced level. She has also been studying German for 4 years. Laia earns very good grades at school where her favorite subjects are Math and Science. In the future, Laia would like to attend university and study Biology or Medicine. She will be placed in 11th grade in the US.

    Laia lives with both of her parents and her twin sister. Her mother and father are both engineers. The whole family gets along very well and is very close. Laia has no allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancemusicswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Lara from Germany
    • ID: 4701
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Fall 2020

    Lara is a girl from Germany who turns 15 next summer and who describes herself as friendly, creative, organized, polite and open-minded. Lara loves horseback riding and is taking ballet classes which she enjoys very much. During her exchange she would like to explore other forms of dance like hip hop for example. In her spare time she also enjoys drawing and painting as well as photography. Lara is an altar girl and a member of her local church youth group. She is also an integral part of the school physics team with which they compete in the yearly “free-style physics” contest. Lara has really come to enjoy that because it gives her a chance to meet new people.  Read more...

    Lara’s native language is German and she has been studying English for 8 years. She has also been taking Latin for 3 years. Lara earns good grades in school and hopes to become an architect. Her favorite subjects at school include Math, English, and Art. Lara’s teachers describe her as a very friendly and helpful person who is not afraid to speak up for herself. She is well liked by her peers and teachers alike.

    Lara lives with both of her parents and her older brother. The family also has two cats that Lara really likes. Her mother and her father work as civil servants, her field is finance, his field is HR. Lara would love to live in a family with a cat or dog and is looking forward to having siblings. She has no known allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    ballethorse ridingmath

    Allergies: none

  • Laura from Spain
    • ID: 4705
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Laura is a 14-year-old girl from Spain who will turn 15 this winter; she is looking forward to her sophomore year in the United States! Laura describes herself as extroverted, responsible, independent, and creative. Laura has many varied interests but the hobby she is most passionate about is inline skating. Laura competes at an advanced level and takes additional dance classes necessary for the sport. Aside from skating, Laura enjoys drawing, cooking/baking, and spending time with friends and family. She is interested in trying cheer leading here in the US! Laura has had the opportunity to participate in a short exchange program in Ireland where she was able to develop her English knowledge. She is eager to perfect her English ability while attending school in the US. Teachers describe Laura as polite, trustworthy and very hardworking. She gets along well with her classmates and displays leadership in group projects.  Read more...

    Laura’s native language is Catalan and she speaks English at the intermediate level. She has been studying English for 10 years and French for 1 year. Laura receives good grades at school and her favorite subjects are Languages and Physical Education. In the future, Laura would like to go to college and study fashion design or interior design.

    Laura lives with her parents, who are separated, and her older brother; she is close with her family and enjoys watching her brother's soccer matches, which he plays at a very competitive level. Her mother and father are both chemists. Laura has no allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    artfigure skatingrollerblading

    Allergies: none

  • Laura from Spain
    • ID: 4706
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Laura is a 14-year-old girl from Spain who will turn 15 this winter; she is looking forward to her sophomore year in the United States! Laura describes herself as friendly, responsible, creative, organized, and polite. Laura is very interested in art – she enjoys drawing, painting, and photography. She is interested in trying any new art clubs or activities in the US as well. In addition to artistic hobbies, Laura enjoys paddleball, she has been practicing for a few years now and loves to improve her technique. In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with friends and family; her family especially enjoys traveling to places like Portugal, France and Italy. She is also involved in scouting where she says she learns important life skills and makes many friends. Teachers describe Laura as one of their best students! She was even recently awarded a National Literary Prize. She is hardworking, intelligent and respectful.  Read more...

    Laura’s native language is Catalan and she speaks English at the intermediate level. She has been studying English for 8 years and French for 2 years. Laura receives excellent grades at school, where her favorite subjects are Art and English.

    In the future she would like to attend university and pursue an art related degree.

    Laura lives with both of her parents and her little sister. Her parents both work in the business sector. Laura has no allergies to animals but she does have dietary restrictions – Celiac Disease. She would need to live with a family who can provide her with a gluten free diet.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    artracquet sportsscouting

    Allergies: Gluten Free

  • Luisa from Spain
    • ID: 4727
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Luisa is a 15 year old girl from Spain who loves dance. She is a part of a hip hop group that performs a few times a year. She is on her school’s dance team and in the music academy. She plays piano and guitar. Luisa used to play basketball and she would be interested in revisiting basketball and soccer while she studies in the US. Luisa loves music, especially Beyoncé and R&B artists. Luisa is very excited to study in the US. In particular, she is looking forward to celebrating US holidays with her host family. Luisa’s teachers note that she is self-disciplined, supports her classmates, and works well with others.  Read more...

    Luisa’s native language is Spanish. She has been learning English for 12 years and French for 6 years. Luisa earns excellent grades and her favorite subjects are art, music, and math. She isn’t sure what she wants to do when she grows up but right now she’s interested in doing something with music. Luisa’s teachers describe her as a superb student who contributes to lessons and stays organized. Luisa will attend 10th grade during her exchange in the US.

    Luisa lives with her mom, dad, and older sister. Her mom is an IT consultant and her dad is an analyst. Luisa loves to spend time with her family. Luisa is allergic to dogs, cats, and horses. She cannot eat walnuts.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    danceguitarmusic

    Allergies: Dogs, cats, hourses Raw egg, wallnuts

  • Manuel from Spain
    • ID: 4721
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Manuel is a boy from Spain who will turn 15 this year. Manuel loves to play basketball with his school team. He also likes to play piano and violin. If he had the chance, Manuel would like to keep practicing piano while he is here in the US. Manuel’s family loves to spend time together, they like to go see shows, concerts, and movies. His favorite movies are Forrest Gump and 8 Miles. His family also travels a lot together. Manuel went on two summer exchanges to Ireland and really enjoyed the experience. Manuel spends time with his friends and they ride their bikes around their town together. Manuel considers himself to be independent, friendly, responsible, polite, and having a sense of humor.  Read more...

    Manuel’s native language is Spanish. He has been learning English for 14 years, French for 5 years, and German for 3 years. He earns good grades and his favorite subject is history. He hopes to become a music producer. He will attend 10th grade during his exchange.

    Manuel lives with his mom, dad, and younger sister. His mom is a bank manager and his dad is a telecommunications engineer. He has a close relationship with his family and they do a lot of activities together. Manuel cannot live in a home with cats as he is allergic to cat fur. Manuel has a mild allergy to pollen and dogs. He does not have any dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballmusicpiano

    Allergies: Cats’ fur

  • Marcos from Spain
    • ID: 4733
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 14
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Marcos is boy from Spain who turns 15 in early fall. Marcos loves to play soccer and he has been the Captain of his soccer team for the last 4 years. He also enjoys swimming, playing piano and guitar, and robotics. Marcos was a class representative last year and his duties were to talk to his teachers about potential classmate problems. His teachers describe him as responsible, positive, hard worker, cooperative, and respectful. Marcos is really excited about this exchange. He goes to a summer camp with his brother and he is used to spending time away from his family. He’s excited to tell his family all about the exchange upon his return and have his younger brother follow in his footsteps.  Read more...

    Marcos’ native language is Spanish. He has been learning English for 6 years and French for 3 years. He earns good grades and his favorite subjects are math, technology, physics, and chemistry. He wants to be an engineer. His teachers note that he is very motivated to learn and to broaden his knowledge about new places and cultures. Marcos will attend grade 10 during his exchange.

    Marcos lives with his mom, dad, and younger brother. His mom is a hairdresser and his dad is a truck driver. Marcos has a good relationship with his family. Marcos does not have any allergies nor dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    skiingsoccerswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Maria from Spain
    • ID: 4717
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Maria is a 14-year-old girl from Spain who will turn 15 this winter, and she is looking forward to her sophomore year in the United States! Maria describes herself as independent, friendly, polite, responsible, and creative. Maria enjoys many different activities such as gymnastics, dance, and surfing. She has been competing on a gymnastics team such a young age and even competed in a Spanish championship. At the moment she has decided to take a break from competitive gymnastics though and focus on exploring new hobbies. For example, she is interested in trying cheer leading and dance in the US! Maria also enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Maria’s family loves to travel, explore, and bike together. Although Maria’s parents are divorced, she gets along well with both of her parents and is the older sister to two younger brothers. Maria has had the opportunity to experience a short term exchange program in both England and Ireland; she is looking forward to improving her English even more during a full year in the US. Teachers describe Maria as a student who is dedicated, friendly and has a good sense of humor.  Read more...

    Maria’s native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for 10 years and speaks at the upper intermediate level. Maria has also been studying French for 2 years. She earns average grades at school where her favorite subjects are English and Physical Education. In the future she would like to attend college and consider studying marketing. Maria will attend 10th grade during her exchange.

    Maria’s father works at a bank and her mother works in advertising. She is very close with her parents and shares time between the two of them with her brothers. Maria has not dietary restrictions and no allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancegymnasticsice skatingskiing

    Allergies: none

  • Martin from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 4740
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Martin is a 16-year-old boy from the Czech Republic who enjoys playing a variety of sports, hanging out with friends, and spending time with his family. He is an avid skier who participates on a ski team. He has been competitively skiing since he was 10-years-old. Additional activities that Martin like to do are biking, running, swimming, drawing, painting, cooking, watching movies, and listening to music. He would describe himself as friendly, responsible, creative, adventurous, outgoing, and having a good sense of humor. Martin’s teachers say that he is a dedicated student, hardworking, compassionate, kind, positive, ambitious, polite, communicative, motivated, and a team player in the class and on the field.  Read more...

    Martin’s native language is Czech. He has studied English for ten years and Spanish for five years. Martin receives good grades in school. His favorite subjects are biology, geography, art, PE, and health education. After high school, he would like to study medicine at a university before going on to become a surgeon!

    Martin lives with his parents, a younger sister, and a household of pets. They have three turtles, two cats, and a snake. Martin says his family is very supportive of him. They love to travel together and make almost yearly trips to Asia. Martin and his dad share a love of under-water diving and skydiving, both of which they like to do whenever they travel.

    While in the USA, Martin would love to test out the American ski slopes. His preference would be to live with an active family and be on a ski team.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclingskiingswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Mencia from Spain
    • ID: 4726
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Mencia is a girl from Spain who will be 15 at the start of her exchange. Her favorite activities are gymnastics, theater, and choir. Mencia has a strong interest in other cultures and she has gotten to travel to many different countries. During this travel, she has participated in some short term exchanges, including a 3 week program in Portland, OR, and greatly enjoyed the experience. Mencia considers herself to be out-going, responsible, a hard worker, and cooperative. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her friends and family, watch movies, and go to amusement parks. Mencia’s teachers are impressed by her adaptability, curiosity, and maturity.  Read more...

    Mencia’s native language is Spanish. She has been learning English for 10 years, French for 8 years, and German for 3 years. Mencia’s grades are very good and her favorite classes are biology, physics, and chemistry. She hopes to be a biologist when she grows up. Her English teacher told us that Mencia has a very positive attitude towards learning English and works very hard. Mencia comes in on Saturdays to get additional English classes. Mencia will attend 10th grade during her exchange in the US.

    Mencia lives with her mom and dad. Her mom works with computers and her dad works in administration. Mencia gets along well with her parents. During her exchange, Mencia would love to live with a host family with kids her age. Mencia does not have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    choirdrama/theatergymnastics

    Allergies: none

  • Nicolas from Spain
    • ID: 4728
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Nicolas is a boy from Spain who will turn 15 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. Nicolas considers himself to be a happy person who is flexible and independent. Each summer, Nicolas spends a few months away from his parents and living with his grandparents. He 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’ teachers describe him as hardworking and driven.  Read more...

    Nicolas’s native language is Spanish. He has been learning English for 7 years and French for 3 years. Nicolas earns good grades and his favorite classes are Math, English, and PE. He wants to study architecture. His teachers see that he shows a great interest in his studies. Nicolas will study 10th grade during his exchange in the US.

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

    Hobbies/Activities:

    skiingsoccerswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Nicolas from Spain
    • ID: 4735
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Nicolas is a boy from Spain who will turn 15 this summer. Nicolas enjoys playing sports, he belongs to his school’s athletic club and he especially likes to play basketball. He and his friends like to ride bikes together, play strategic games, and read. Nicolas is very interested in programming, he is mostly self-taught. He loves video games and he has started programming his own video game. Nicolas is very excited to come to the US because he wants to learn all about US customs, meet new people, and improve his English. Nicolas’ teachers describe him as responsible, polite, and hardworking.  Read more...

    Nicolas’ native language is Spanish. He has been learning English for 11 years and French for 5 years. Nicolas earns excellent grades and his favorite classes are math, physics, and chemistry. He plans to go to a technical university and become an engineer. Nicolas’ teachers see how he takes work very seriously and is a high achiever. He is a class representative at school. Nicolas will attend 10th grade during his exchange in the US.

    Nicolas’ family consists of his mom, dad, older sister, older brother, and twin younger siblings. Nicolas’ parents are divorced and he primarily lives at his mom’s home. Nicolas feels close with everyone in his family. Nicolas’ mom and dad are both psychologists and his older sister is studying at university. Nicolas does not have any allergies nor dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballmathvideo games

    Allergies: none

  • Paul Valentin from Germany
    • ID: 4692
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Fall 2020

    Paul is a 15 year old boy from Germany who will be turning 16 before the exchange, his friends call him “Eisi”! He loves playing basketball and is huge fan of the Boston Celtics. Paul started playing basketball 6 years ago and would love to play on a U.S. High School team. He is also really into music, his favorite music is Rap and Hip Hop. He also loves meeting his friends who are very important to him. Apart from that, he likes to read and helps out with cooking. Paul would describe himself as friendly, flexible, responsible, and open-minded with a good sense of humor.  Read more...

    Paul’s native language is German, and he has been studying English for 5 years. Paul earns very good grades in school and has also been studying French for 5 years and Latin for 3 years. His favorite subjects are P.E., English, and Philosophy. In the future, Paul hopes to be a teacher for English and P.E. His teachers describe him as a kind, polite, and popular student who is well liked by everyone. They also emphasized his love for basketball, being tolerant, and team-oriented.

    Paul’s parents are divorced and he lives with his mother and his younger brother, but he regularly sees his dad who lives in the same town. Both of his parents are teachers. Paul is willing to live in a home with pets, but he is afraid of huge dogs. He has no known allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballmeeting friendsreading

    Allergies: none

  • Paula from Spain
    • ID: 4716
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Paula is girl from Spain who will turn 15 this summer. She loves to play sports. Her favorite sport is Paddle, a game similar to Tennis. She is looking forward to trying a new sport while she’s here in the US. Paula also is an animal lover and she has a pet rabbit. Paula notes that she can be a little shy at first but then is cheerful and responsible. Her teachers describe her as dedicated, gifted, generous and nice. She often is a team leader on group projects in class.  Read more...

    Paula’s native language is Spanish. She has been learning English for 9 years and French for 3 years. Paula earns good grades and her favorite subjects are Biology and PE. She wants to become a Chemical Environmental Engineer. Paula’s teachers note that she has a positive and hardworking attitude in class. Paula will attend 10th grade while she’s on her exchange in the US.

    Paula lives with her mom, dad, and pet rabbit. She has a close relationship with her parents and she would love the opportunity to have a host sibling near her age while she’s in the US. Her mom is a property manager and her dad is a sales manager. Paula has a mild allergy to grass and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    biologymoviesracquet sports

    Allergies: none

  • Simon John from Spain
    • ID: 4737
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Simon John is a 15-year-old boy from Spain who enjoys soccer, martial arts, and skateboarding. He’s been practicing Hapkido martial arts for eight years and is the manager of his martial arts club. He currently has a brown belt and will be trying for his black belt this year. Other sports that he enjoys include biking with friends, frisbee, and basketball. He also has a range of hobbies which include piano, chess, programming, watching action movies, reading, playing video games, and listening to music. While in the USA, Simon John would be interested in playing football, baseball, and learning how to surf. He is also happy for the opportunity to learn about American culture and school systems, as well as to improve his English. Simon John would describe himself as independent, extroverted, open-minded, studious, loving, kind, and having a good sense of humor. He is highly regarded by his teachers and has the admiration of his peers. His teachers describe him as bright, mature, dedicated, highly motivated, responsible, determined, a great communicator, and a leader.  Read more...

    Simon John’s native language is Spanish. He has studied English for nine years and French for seven years. Simon John receives very good grades in school. Not only does he excel in the classroom but, he is also a leader amongst his peers. He was elected as a student body representative at school. Simon John’s favorite classes are math, physics, and chemistry. One day, he hopes to have a career in aeronautical engineering! Simon John will attend grade 10 during his exchange in the US.

    Simon John lives with his dad, stepmom, and little sister with whom he has a great relationship. He loves his younger sister! Together, the family makes bi-weekly visits to the grandparent’s house. He and his dad share a love of jamming to rock music. Simon John does not have any allergies nor dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    martial artssoccer

    Allergies: none

  • Sofia from Spain
    • ID: 4720
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Sofia is a 14-year-old girl from Spain who will turn 15 this spring and she is looking forward to her sophomore year in the United States! Sofia describes herself as independent, friendly, responsible, organized, and polite. Sofia is an active girl who stays busy playing volleyball and Padel (a sport similar to tennis, popular in Spain). She is very dedicated to volleyball and she even serves as the team captain; she is hopeful to continue playing the sport in the US as well. In addition to sports, Sofia enjoys reading, watching TV series, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. When Sofia is with her friends they go shopping, to the movies, or explore their city. Sofia has also had the opportunity to travel with her family and has visited England, France, and Greece. She is looking forward to her adventure in the US next! Teachers describe Sofia as hardworking, respectful, mature, and curious about other people and cultures. She is a student who is always helping others.  Read more...

    Sofia’s native language is Spanish. She has also studied English for 12 years and French for 6 years. Sofia speaks English at the upper-intermediate level. She earns very good grades in school where her favorite subjects are Biology and Physical Education. In the future she plans to attend college and may consider a degree in Business Administration. She will be placed in 10th grade in the United States.

    Although Sofia’s parents are divorced, she is very close with both her mother and her father and she currently lives with her mother. Both of her parents work in the business sector. Sofia has no allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    racquet sportsreadingvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Sofia from Spain
    • ID: 4725
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Sofia is a girl from Spain who will turn 15 this summer. Sofia is very involved in swimming. She trains a couple hours every weekday and has been swimming with the same club for the past 9 years. Sofia would love to continue swimming during her exchange. Sofia also enjoys surfing and playing Padel, a game similar to tennis. Sofia has traveled around the US with her family and remembers how welcomed she felt by people in the US. This is one of many reasons she is excited to live in the US and experience the US way of life.  Read more...

    Sofia’s native language is Spanish. She has studied English for 11 years and French for 7 years. She earns average grades and her favorite subjects are Biology, Chemistry, and English. Her future plans are to do something related to science. Sofia’s teachers describe her as friendly and engaged in class. Sofia will attend 10th grade during her exchange.

    Sofia lives with her mom, dad, younger brother, younger sister, and dog. Her mom is a chemistry professor and his dad is an industrial engineer. She has a really close relationship with her family. Sofia would love to live with a big family! Sofia cannot live in a home with cats or rabbits due to allergies. She has a moderate allergy to peanuts.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    sciencesswimmingtennis

    Allergies: Cat and rabbit peanut allergy

  • Sonia from Germany
    • ID: 4741
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Sonia is a 16-year old girl from Germany who loves hiking, ice/inline skating, canoeing as well as playing badminton. Sonia really enjoys school which is reflected in her excellent grades. She regularly participates in a Germany-wide science competition where she won second place last year. Sonia is also tutoring younger students and is a member of the “Streitschlichter Club”. This is the school’s mediation team, where she and the other members learn how resolve conflicts/disputes among students and also give advice about that to younger students. Sonia volunteers at a pet shelter in addition to her other projects. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends, she loves to read, and play the guitar. When she finds the time, she likes playing chess, watch movies and cook. Sonia would describe herself as very responsible, organized, polite, tidy, and open-minded.  Read more...

    Sonia’s native language is German, but since her family is originally from the Ukraine, they speak Russian at home. She has been studying English for 8 years and earns excellent grades at school. Her favorite subject are English and Math and she would love to be a teacher in the future. Sonia’s teachers describe her as a highly motivated and dedicated student, who is outgoing, helpful, and confident.

    Sonia lives with both of her parents, a younger brother, and her cat. Her mother is a lawyer and her father works as an automobile engineer. Sonia does not have any dietary restrictions and no known allergies

    Hobbies/Activities:

    guitarmathreading

    Allergies: none

  • Thea Elisa from Germany
    • ID: 4683
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Fall 2020

    Thea from Germany will be 15 years old when she comes on her exchange. She describes herself as independent, friendly, and creative with a great sense of humor. Thea loves horseback riding and very much enjoys skiing, she plays the violin, taking classes and practicing regularly. Once a month Thea helps out as an altar girl at church and she also attends a church youth group. In addition, Thea participates in her school’s paramedic group. Thea likes to hang out with her friends, going to the movies, or read in her spare time. During her exchange, Thea would like to keep playing the violin and she hopes to be able to keep up her weekly horseback riding as well.  Read more...

    Thea’s native language is German, she has studied English for 9 years and Latin for 3 years. She earns very good grades in school and her favorite subjects are English, math and P.E. Thea’s future plan is to become an elementary teacher. Her teachers describe Thea as a diligent, motivated, and open-mined person, who is very much committed to environmental protection and has been participating in the “Fridays for Future” movement.

    Thea lives with her parents and her older sister, who has also been an exchange student with NWSE. Her mother is a teacher and her father is a lawyer. Thea has no known allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    horse ridingskiingviolin

    Allergies: none

  • Tim from Germany
    • ID: 4731
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2020

    Tim from Germany will be 16 years old when he comes on his exchange. He would describe himself as adventurous, polite, and open-minded. Tim’s favorite hobby is playing soccer and he plays on his local soccer team. He also loves hiking, skiing, playing table tennis, and fishing. He actually has a fishing license and is a member of the local fishing club which – besides fishing – will do clean-up of rivers. On his exchange, Tim would like play soccer on a high school team, and he also hopes to be able to do fishing and hiking. On weekends, Tim likes to work on his motor scooter, hang out with friends, and occasionally play chess. Teachers describe Tim as a helpful, curious and communicative student with a great sense of humor.  Read more...

    Tim’s native language is German and he has been studying English for 6 years. He earns good grades in school and his favorite subjects are English, Geography, and PE. In the future, Tim would like to be an air traffic controller.

    Time lives with both of his parents and his younger sister to whom he has a close relationship. His mother works in a flower shop and his father is a CFO for a local company. Tim has no dietary restrictions, but he is allergic to Amoxicillin.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    fishinghikingskiingsoccer

    Allergies: none

  • Victoria from Spain
    • ID: 4739
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2020

    Victoria is a 15-year-old girl from Spain who is looking forward to her sophomore year in the United States! Victoria describes herself as friendly, independent, open minded, creative, and responsible. Victoria is a very active person who enjoys a variety of activities but her favorite hobby is sailing. She has been sailing since she was 7 years old, she in in a club, and competes in sailing competitions. In addition to sailing she enjoys swimming, exercising, and skiing (in the winter). In the US she may be interested in trying dance, soccer, or rowing -- she is open to trying new hobbies! Victoria is the youngest of two older sisters and she will be the third sister to complete an exchange year in the US. She is looking forward to improving her English level greatly. Teachers describe Victoria as a bit shy but someone who opens up and is very friendly, hardworking, mature, and responsible.  Read more...

    Victoria’s native languages are Spanish and Catalan. She has been studying English for 10 years and speaks at the intermediate level. She has also been studying French for 4 years. Victoria earns good grades in school where her favorite subjects are Math and Science. In the future, she would like to go to university and study Medicine in order to help people. She will be placed in 10th grade in the US.

    Victoria lives with her mother, her father, and her sisters. Her mother is an economist and her father is an engineer. Victoria does not have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    sailingskiingworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Yun (Giotto) from China
    • ID: 4469
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2019

    Giotto is a boy from China who will be 15 at the time of his exchange and is independent, open-minded and has a sense of humor. He is very passionate about writing and reading. In fact, he has published several books online and he is currently writing a new story. He is very excited to share his story and opinion with his new host family and friends when he comes to the U.S. In addition, he would like to join family activities, cook Chinese food to his host family, and participate in community activities. At a new school, he is interested in join speech club and reading club.  Read more...

    Giotto's teachers describe him as an independent, responsible, and respectful student. He’s a very confident and caring person. His native language is Chinese, and he has been studying English for seven years. His grade very good, and his favorite subject are Science, History, and Literature. In the future, he would like to become a writer or voice actor in the animation.

    Giotto is attending a boarding school. Until he enters current school, he lived with his mother, father, grandmother, and grandfather, with whom he has a close relationship. His mother is a vice general manager, and his father is an international trader. Giotto would be happy to live with pets. He has no known allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    readingvideo gameswriting

    Allergies: none