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: 41
  • Aina from Spain
    • ID: 4488
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2019

    Aina is a 15-year-old girl from Spain who is looking forward to her sophomore year here in the United States! Aina is an outgoing and adventurous girl who enjoys basketball, climbing, and Human Towers. The hobby which she is most passionate about is Human Towers or "Castell". Human Towers is a tradition from Aina’s region of Spain where people form teams and create a human structure by holding each other up and climbing on top of each other, it demands athletic ability and dedicated teamwork. Aina also enjoys spending time with her family and friends – going to the movies or having family dinners together. She also loves listening to music and her favorite genres are Pop and Rock. Teachers describe Aina as hardworking, kindhearted, and self-aware.  Read more...

    Aina’s native language is Catalan. She speaks intermediate English and has been studying the language for 6 years, she has also studied Spanish for 10 years and French for 3 years. Aina earns good grades in school and her favorite subjects are Physical Education and History. She is not sure what she wants to do in the future but she is interested in possibly becoming an actress, a psychologist, or a coach!

    Aina lives with both her parents and her two siblings. Her mother is a pediatrician and her father is a lawyer. Aina has no dietary restrictions and no allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    baseballclimbingmusic

    Allergies: none

  • Aina from Spain
    • ID: 4537
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    Aina is a 16-year-old girl from Spain who is excited for her Junior year in the United States! Aina is a friendly, outgoing and responsible girl who enjoys dancing, cooking, skating, and spending time with her friends and family. Aina and her family are very dedicated to exercise, they love to work out and follow a healthy lifestyle. Aina loves to go rollerskating and skateboarding, and she dances in a jazz/hip-hop dance group. Aina also enjoys spending time with her friends and family. They enjoy cooking and baking together, playing card games, or visiting the beach. Teachers describe Aina as mature, enthusiastic, and motivated. She is very cooperative and willing to help others.  Read more...

    Aina’s native language is Catalan. She has been studying English for 8 years, and she has also studied Spanish for 10 years. Aina receives good grades at school and her favorite subjects are Math, Psychology, and English. In the future she would like to become a teacher or a psychologist.

    Aina lives with her mother, her father, and her brother. Her father works in telecommunications and her mother works in human resources. Aina has no allergies or dietary restrictions. Aina has been diagnosed with Dyslexia, which she has managed since she was in elementary school. She manages her Dyslexia independently and arranges any additional support necessary with her teachers and school administrators. More information is available upon request.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cookingdanceskateboardingworking out

    Allergies: none

  • Aliia from Kyrgyzstan
    • ID: 4564
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2019

    Aliia is a 15 year-old girl from Kyrgyzstan who enjoys drawing and reading, and also likes music. She spends 4 hours a week drawing and likes to draw portraits of people, and also draws for and helps edit her school newspaper for the holidays. She loves all types of music, including hip-hop, rock, rap, pop, and classical, and plays a bit of guitar and piano. She likes to cook, and is able to make simple dishes such as rice, eggs, potatoes, and “lagman”, which is a traditional dish in Kyrgyzstan. She helps out at home by cleaning and taking care of her little sister. She and her family enjoy going to the movies and to cafes together. In her spare time she likes playing video games, and enjoys trying new things and making new friends. Teachers describe Aliia as a kind, honest, and responsible young lady who is able to easily find a common language with people.  Read more...

    Aliia’s native language is Kyrgyz. She speaks English well, and she has studied the language for 5 years. She has also studied Russian (for 15 years). She gets very good grades, and her favorite subjects are math, drawing, chemistry, and biology. In the future she would like to be a designer or an artist.

    Allia’s parents are divorced, and she lives with her mother and a younger sister. She has three other younger sisters and one younger brother who live with her father. She stays with her father on weekends. Her father is a senior mining engineer, and her mother is a self-employed seamstress. Aliia cannot drink milk, but is able to eat dairy products. She does not have any allergies. She has a dog, loves animals, and is able to live with any pets.

    Hobbies/Activities:

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    Allergies: I cannot drink milk, but I can eat and drink other mil

  • Alisher from Kazakhstan
    • ID: 4512
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 14
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2019

    Alisher is a 14-year old boy from Kazakhstan, who will be turning 15 shortly after his exchange begins. He loves sports, especially swimming, skiing, and skateboarding. He also enjoys basketball, bicycling, soccer, archery, and taekwondo. He likes to sing and play the guitar, but is a bit shy about playing in public. He has played the guitar for 3 years. In his spare time he enjoys playing chess and video games, watching Sherlock Holmes movies, and reading detective novels. He spent last summer living with a host family in Ireland, and had a great time. He is interested in exploring basketball and skateboarding during his exchange. Teachers describe him as diligent, studious, kind, and sociable.  Read more...

    Alisher’s native language is Kazakh. He speaks English at the intermediate level, and has studied the language for 3 years. He gets mostly A’s and B’s in school, and has also studied Russian (for 9 years). His favorite subjects are history, Russian literature, English, and chemistry. In the future he would like to be a police detective.

    Alisher lives with his mother and younger brother, with whom he has a very close relationship. His mother is a physician. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions and is able to live with any pets.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballguitarskiingswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Šimon from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 4497
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Fall 2019

    Simon is a boy from the Czech Republic who will be 17 at the time of his exchange and would describe himself as a friendly, polite person who is open-minded to different ideas, thoughts, people, and experiences. He is creative and adventurous and enjoys many different hobbies, both artistic and athletic. In his spare time, he loves photography and enjoys how it allows him to share his thoughts and feelings through photos. He also enjoys snowboarding, surfing, skateboarding, playing tennis, and staying active in general.  Read more...

    Simon’s native language is Czech, and he has been studying English for 11 years as well as Spanish for four years. He earns good grades in school, and his favorite subjects are English and History of Art. His teachers describe him as a highly motivated student who is an enthusiastic learner as well as being perceptive and capable of deep reflection and think about topics from different perspectives. He’s an ambitious, cheerful young man who is well-liked by all of his peers and friends. In the future, Simon’s dream would be able to create a career that combines both snowboarding and photography.

    Simon lives with his mother and father, older sister, and older brother, and has a very close relationship with his family. His father is a producer, his mother is a manager, his older brother is a professional golf trainer, and his sister does physical therapy for dogs. Simon is allergic to pollen, dust, cats, dogs, and birds, and cannot live with any of these three animals due to his allergies. He has mild allergy-induced asthma which he manages by taking antihistamines and an inhaler as needed. Simon has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    photographysnowboarding

    Allergies: dogs, cats, birds, dust, mold

  • Bektursyn from Kazakhstan
    • ID: 4472
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2019

    Bektursyn is a 15-year old boy from Kazakhstan whose favorite activities are volleyball, playing the guitar, and computer programming. He plays volleyball 3 hours per week during P.E. and on his class team. He has been playing the guitar for 2 years, and is self-taught. He and his friend are working together to try and create a new computer game, which he is very excited about. In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball and soccer, swimming, ice skating, drawing, reading, and playing video games. He and his family like to cook together, and they go to the movies every month. When he was 2 years old, he and his family moved to London and lived there for 2 years. He would like to explore history, art, and computer programming during his exchange. Teachers describe Bektursyn as a kind, talented, smart, creative, and open-minded young man, who makes friends easily.  Read more...

    Bektursyn’s native language is Kazakh. He speaks English well, and has studied the language at school for 4 years. He has also studied Russian (10 years) and Polish (1 year). He gets good grades, and his favorite subjects are English, computer science, and algebra. In the future he would like to be a computer programmer.

    Bekursyn lives with both parents, two older sisters, and a younger brother. He has another older sister who lives on her own. His father is an engineer, and his mother is an economist. All of his older siblings have studied abroad. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions. He has a dog and can live with any pets.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    computerguitarvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Biel from Spain
    • ID: 4545
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2019

    Biel is a 15-year-old boy from Spain who is looking forward to his Sophomore year in the United States. Biel describes himself as friendly, outgoing, and open-minded. He loves everything related to sports – both playing sports and following famous sports teams. Biel and his family watch soccer and American football! He is a Philadelphia Eagles fan and he is looking forward to trying out for the high school football team in the US. His family also enjoys going to soccer games together and following the local Spanish teams. Biel participates in water-polo, basketball, and soccer. Aside from sports, he enjoys cooking, playing guitar, drawing, and spending time with friends. Biel is a very social person who connects with many different people; he is currently the class president at school! Teachers describe Biel as a social, mature, and empathetic person with great communication skills.  Read more...

    Biel’s native languages are Spanish and Catalan. He speaks English at the upper-intermediate level and has been studying the language for 10 years. Biel receives average grades at school and his favorite subjects are Social Studies, History, and Geography. In the future he would like to study Science and possibly become a Meteorologist. He is very fascinated by weather patterns and follows weather news as a personal hobby.

    Biel lives with his mother, his father, and his brother. His mother is an Event Planner and his father is an IT Director. Biel has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    footballsoccerwater polo

    Allergies: none

  • Caroline from Germany
    • ID: 4445
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade:
    • Academic Year 2019

    Caroline is a 15-year old girl from Germany who likes playing tennis and music. She plays in tennis tournaments with her local club team. Additionally, Caroline plays guitar every week and plays in her school orchestra. Caroline is also active in church and helps younger members of her congregation go through the confirmation process. Caroline likes many types of dancing as well including tango, waltz, rumba, cha-cha, and jive. Furthermore, Caroline enjoys bicycling, hiking, horseback riding, skating, and jogging. If possible, Caroline would like to explore volunteering during her exchange in the U.S. Teachers and coaches describe Caroline as very open-minded, polite, friendly, confident, and motivated.  Read more...

    Caroline's first language is German, but she was also raised bilingual speaking Portuguese as well because her mother is from Brazil. In addition to studying English for 10 years, Caroline has also been studying Spanish for 2 years and French for 4 years. Caroline also lived in the state of Alabama in the United States for three years during elementary school. Caroline has good grades and her favorite school subjects are Spanish, English, and Biology. She would like to become a lawyer or a judge in the future.

    Caroline lives with her father and her one sister. Her father works as a Mechanical Engineer and her mother is a Flight Attendant. Caroline has 2 cats as pets at home and she can live in a home with pets. Caroline has no allergies to pets, but she does have pollen and dust allergies (hay fever) and takes anti-histamines to manage her allergies. Caroline has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    ballroom danceguitarhikingtennis

    Allergies: none

  • Chenglong from China
    • ID: 4471
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2019

    Leo is a boy from China who will be 17 at the time of his exchange. He is honest, friendly, and optimistic. Although he says that he is usually quiet once he gets used to a new environment, he also likes to tell a joke to his new friends. At his school, he is a member of Math club and Abilix club. He is very passionate robotics. He participated in a Robot competition where he learned communication and teamwork skills. Outside of school, he likes to play badminton, ride a bike, and watch Hollywood movies. When he comes to the U.S he would like to share Chinese stories which he learned from his grandparents, cook Chinese dishes, and teach the Chinese language to his host family. Moreover, he is looking forward to joining in family activities such as going to hiking, playing Frisbee, and trying winter sports if it’s possible.  Read more...

    Leo’s teachers describe him as a reliable and responsible boy who has a sense of humor. He’s good at communicating and is well-liked by his peers. His native language is Chinese, and he has been studying English for 11 years. His favorite subject is Pre-calculus. He is still thinking about what he would like to become in the future.

    Leo lives with his mother, father and his twin sister, with whom he has a close relationship. His mother is a homemaker, and his father is a manager. Leo would be very happy to live with pets. He has no known allergies, and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    badmintonmathrobotics

    Allergies: none

  • David from Mexico
    • ID: 4518
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    David is a boy from Mexico who will be 17 at the start of his exchange, and would describe himself as funny, extroverted, creative, polite and responsible. He enjoys playing basketball and running track. He is very involved in science and programming. In his free time, he builds/codes, reads and investigates science and astronomy, watches TV, gardens, plays chess, reads, watches movies and attends church with his family. He also enjoys woodworking, photography, ceramics, and painting.  Read more...

    David’s native language is Spanish and he has been studying English for 12 years. He has also studied French for 5 years. David earns very good grades in school and his favorite subjects are science, math and computers. In the future, he would like to be an aeronautic or aerospace engineer. David’s teachers describe him as studious, positive, motivated, creative, and diligent. He is willing to put in extra work in school and works well with others. David will attend 11th grade while he is on his exchange in the US.

    David lives with his mother, father, younger sister, and dog. His mother is a housewife and his father works in business. David would be happy to live in a home with pets and has no known allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballsciencestrack and field

    Allergies: none

  • Hector from Guinea
    • ID: 4549
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    Hector is a student from France who is spending the current school year living in Africa with his family. He will be 16 at the time of his exchange and would describe himself as friendly, open-minded, responsible, and polite, with a great sense of humor. His favorite hobby is playing basketball, and he can’t wait to come to the U.S. which he views as the “capitol” of basketball. Other than basketball, Hector enjoys other sports as well as keeping fit and active in general. In his spare time, he likes swimming, playing video games, watching movies, listening to music, and eating.  Read more...

    Hector’s native language is French. He has been studying English for five years, as well as German for five years and Latin for two year. He earns good grades in school, and his favorite subject is English. Hector’s teachers describe him as an exceptional student and a lovely young man. He is polite, positive, outgoing, participates in class, and is a natural leader to his peers. It would be his dream to be a professional basketball player one day, but if that doesn’t work out he plans to go into finance.

    Hector lives with his mother, father, and younger sister, and is quite close with his family. His mother is a stay-at-home mom and his father is a station manager at an airline. The family has a turtle and cat, and Hector would be willing to live in a home with pets. He has no known allergies, and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballmoviesmusic

    Allergies: none

  • Ilyas from Kazakhstan
    • ID: 4522
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    Ilyas is a 16-year old boy from Kazakhstan. His main hobbies are reading, playing video games, and most recently, playing the piano. He has played the piano for about 6 months. He takes piano lessons and plays classical music. He likes sports as well. In the summer he goes cycling and swims, and in the winter he ice skates and skis. He is also on his school’s chess team. He enjoys travelling with his father to various countries. He has visited Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Thailand, and the U.S. Teachers and family friends describe Ilyas as open-minded, curious, creative, thoughtful, and respectful.  Read more...

    Ilyas’ native language is Russian. He speaks English at the intermediate level, and has studied the language for 3 years. He is working to improve his English by taking private lessons twice a week. He has also studied Kazakh for 10 years. He gets good grades, and his favorite subject is geography. In the future he would like to work in the IT field.

    Ilyas’ parents are divorced, and he has a younger brother. He currently lives with his father as his grandmother is sick, and he is helping take care of her. His mother is a stage design teacher. His father is a geneticist, as well as a movie producer who makes documentaries. Ilyas has no allergies or dietary restrictions. He loves animals and is able to live with any pets.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    computerpianoreading

    Allergies: none

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

    Isa is 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 to go 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

  • Jose Adalid from Mexico
    • ID: 4557
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2019

    Jose Adalid is a 17 year old boy from Mexico who loves soccer. He mainly plays soccer on the weekend but he loves to stay active. Jose Alalid likes to spend his free time with his friends and family. He also likes to play video games, read, and play chess. He describes himself as independent, friendly, tidy, flexible, and having a sense of humor. His teachers describe him as friendly, confident, and dedicated to his school work.  Read more...

    Jose Adalid’s native language is Spanish and he’s been learning English for 4 years. His favorite classes are related to construction because he plans to be a civil engineer when he grows up. He earns very good grades. His teachers note that he’s motivated to seek help if he doesn’t understand something and that he’s extroverted but respectful in class. He will be in 12th grade during his exchange in the US.

    Jose Adalid lives with his mom, dad, older and younger sisters, and dog. His parents are merchants and his older sister is signed up to participate on an NWSE exchange this year too. Jose Adalid is close with his family and he helps his parents with their business on the weekends. He does not have any allergies nor dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    readingsoccervideo games

    Allergies: none

  • Juan Melesio from Mexico
    • ID: 4554
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    Juan Melesio is a 16 year old boy from Mexico who loves horseback riding. Juan Melesio participates in a traditional Mexican event called charreria, which is similar to rodeo. He and his younger sister spend a lot of time together practicing for charreria. Juan Melesio also likes to ride his bike, play basketball, and play soccer. He loves to spend time with his friends and family, they will hang out, watch movies, and spend time at their local beach. Juan is looking forward to perfecting his English, meeting new people, and learning about US traditions. He describes himself as friendly, funny, organized, serious, studious, and responsible.  Read more...

    Juan Melesio’s native language is Spanish and he’s been learning English for 10 years. He also has taken 3 years of French. He earns excellent grades. His favorite subjects are math, history, and chemistry. When he grows up, he wants to be an accountant. His teachers describe him as polite, respectful, and a great student. He will be in 11th grade while on his exchange in the US.

    Juan Melesio lives with his mom, dad, younger sister, and dog. His mom is an accountant and his dad is an animal scientist. He and his family love to spend time together and are close. Juan does not have any allergies nor dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballhorse ridingsoccer

    Allergies: none

  • Karim from Mexico
    • ID: 4559
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    Karim is as 15 year old boy from Mexico who loves to spend time outdoors with his Boy Scouts troop. He has fun going camping and learning survival skills. Karim likes to attend taekwondo classes and dance classes. Also, he enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and volleyball. Karim describes himself as friendly, creative, extroverted, open-minded, and having a sense of humor. Karim is excited to make lifelong connections in the US. He hopes to learn about US traditions and share Mexico’s culture too. His teachers describe him as adaptable, optimistic, respectful, and creative.  Read more...

    Karim’s native language is Spanish and he’s been studying English for 10 years. He’s also taken 1 year of French. His favorite subjects are chemistry, robotics, and sports. Karim earns good grades. He wants to become a software engineer when he grows up. He will attend 11th grade during his exchange in the US

    Karim lives with his mom, dad, younger sister, and dog. His dad works at a company and his mom is retired. He is very close with this family. He and his sister like to talk and give each other advice. He is also very close with his grandparents. Karim does not have any dietary restrictions nor allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    dancescoutingtaekwondo

    Allergies: none

  • Kazuki from Japan
    • ID: 4520
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2019

    Kazuki is a boy from Japan who is 17years old and is extrovert, friendly, and earnest. He likes to play all kind of sports. Currently, he is a member of a baseball club at his school and he enjoys to practice it with his teammate. Moreover, he belongs to a school council and organizes school events. When he is not spending his time at school, he likes to go swimming, jet skiing and do barbeque with his family. Now he is practicing cooking Japanese traditional food in order to cook them to his host family and his new friends. Also, he would like to share about Japanese event, custom, and history with them.  Read more...

    Kazuki’s teachers describe him as a very motivated and open-minded boy who is also hardworking and a role model for others. His native language is Japanese, and he has been studying English for five years. His grades are excellent, and her favorite subject is Chemistry, Geography, Biology, and English. In the future, he would like to help to develop the education system in Japan and in the world.

    Kazuki lives with her mother and father, with whom he has a close relationship. His mother works as a physical trainer, and his father works as a car mechanic. Kazuki would like to live with pets. He has no known allergies, and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    baseballsingingswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Lewhat from Germany
    • ID: 4493
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    Lewhat is a 16 year old girl from Germany, with Eritrean background, and would describe herself as friendly, adventurous, helpful, open-minded, and humorous. She is very sports oriented and with a focus on track and handball. She even coaches a kids’ handball team in her spare time. She is from a large family who enjoys spending time together and cooking meals. Apart from that she enjoys playing the piano and is involved in church activities. During her exchange she hopes to be able to try more typical American sports like cheerleading.  Read more...

    Lewhat’s native languages are German and Tigrinja (Eritrean). She has studied English for 8 years. She earns very good grades in school and her favorite subjects are sports and math. Lewhat’s teacher would describe her as a friendly, social, and open-minded young woman who is well-liked by her peers. She was inspired to go on an exchange by her cousin who was a previous NWSE exchange student.

    Lewhat lives with her mother and her younger brother, and often visits with her father and her half-sister. She is very close with both her immediate and extended family. Her father is a bus driver and her mother is a cashier. The family has not pets, but Lewhat would be willing to live in a home with pets. She has no known allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    cheerleadinghandballpianotrack and field

    Allergies: none

  • Linda from Germany
    • ID: 4552
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Fall 2019

    Linda is a 15 year old girl from Germany and would describe herself as tidy, responsible, organized, friendly with a great sense of humor. She likes playing tennis, is playing the piano and enjoys playing chess. During her exchange she would love to continue playing tennis.  Read more...

    Linda’s native language is German. She has studied English for 7 years and French for 3 years. She earns excellent grades in school and her favorite subjects are German and art. Linda’s teacher would describe her as cheerful, communicative, motivated, a real team-player with great social competence. In the future Linda would like to go into business management.

    Linda lives with her parents, her twin sister and a younger brother. She is very close with her siblings and spends a lot of time with her friends. Her father is a license manager in the entertainment industry and her mother is an e-commerce manager. The family has a cat, but Linda would be willing to live in a home with pets during her exchange. She has no known allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    chesspianotennis

    Allergies: none

  • Lucia from Spain
    • ID: 4566
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    Lucia is a girl from Spain who will be 17 when she arrives in the United States for her Junior year of high school. Lucia describes herself as independent, open minded, and polite. She is passionate about music, art, travel, and horseback riding. Lucia loves animals and horseback riding has become one of her favorite hobbies! Lucia also enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She currently lives with her grandparents, but she is close with her mother and all of her cousins, aunts and uncles who live nearby. The family enjoys traveling together or simply spending time together to share a meal. Lucia has spent time studying in England and cannot wait for the opportunity to fully immerse herself in an English speaking culture for a full year! Teachers describe Lucia as compassionate, responsible, and outgoing. She is someone who truly loves to help others.  Read more...

    Lucia’s native language is Spanish. Lucia has been studying English for 9 years and speaks at the intermediate level. Lucia’s current grades in school are good, and her favorite subjects are Economics and English. In the future, she hopes to continue studying Economics and maybe pursue a career in the field.

    Lucia lives with her grandmother and her grandfather. She has no allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    arthorse ridingmusic

    Allergies: none

  • Luis from Mexico
    • ID: 4515
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2019

    Luis Miguel is a 15 year old boy from Mexico who enjoys playing soccer. He also likes to play tennis and practice guitar in his free time. Luis Miguel loves to spend time with his family and friends. They like to go see movies (especially action), make crafts, play video games, and go to the beach together. Luis Miguel and his family also like to travel and eat out at restaurants. When he is in the US, he hopes to try skiing, robotics, and cooking. Luis Miguel describes himself as friendly, organized, having a sense of humor, and studious. He is very excited to put forward his best effort when he's on the exchange because he knows that this will help him achieve his goals of perfecting his English and connecting to his US community. His teachers note that Luis Miguel will be an excellent representative for his country due to his maturity and generosity.  Read more...

    Luis Miguel speaks Spanish and he has studied English for 5 years. His favorite classes are Chemistry, English, and PE. He earns very good grades and he wants to be an engineer when he grows up. His teachers describe him as sensible, polite, helpful, and a high achiever. He will attend grade 10 while he is on this exchange.

    Luis Miguel lives with his mom and dad. His mom works as an accountant for two child care businesses. She and Luis Miguel also like to volunteer together around the holidays. His dad works in the treasury at a sugar mill. Luis Miguel's older brother is studying finance at university and his older sister is studying architecture at university. He feels very close to his family and they spend a lot of time together and with his grandparents. Luis Miguel does not have any dietary restrictions nor allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    guitarsoccertennis

    Allergies: none

  • Manami from Japan
    • ID: 4548
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2019

    Minami is a girl from Japan who will be 16 at the time of her exchange and is friendly, extrovert and outgoing. She used to play basketball which she still enjoys to play or watch games. Now she is a member of the English club where she debates with her friends in English. Outside of school, she goes to a leadership training program twice a month. When she is spending time at club activities, she likes to bake, read books, watch comedy movies, and listen to music. When she comes to the U.S she would like to introduce how to make Origami, play Japanese board games, and teach traditional Japanese dance to her host family and new friends.  Read more...

    Manami’s teachers describe her as a cheerful and responsible girl who has a positive attitude and sense of humor. Her native language is Japanese, and she has been studying English for 13 years. Her favorite subject is English. Manami would like to go to a college in a different country and major in Psychology so she can help people in the mental health area in the future.

    Manami lives with her mother and father, with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother works at an American company as a Supply Chain Manager, and her father works at a Swiss company as a Sales Manager. Manami would be happy to live with pets. She has no known allergies, and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballdebatepiano

    Allergies: none

  • Mario from Spain
    • ID: 4533
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2019

    Mario is a 15-year-old boy from Spain who is looking forward to his sophomore year in the United States! Mario has a wide array of hobbies and interests including drumming, volleyball, drawing, and snowboarding. Mario is most passionate about music. He plays the drums and the ukulele and often joins local bands to play concerts! Mario is a social person who loves to spend time with his friends and family. With his friends he enjoys skateboarding and exploring the city. Mario is very close with his family, and they all enjoy traveling together. His father introduced Mario to his love for rock music at a young age; his father builds and fixes guitars. Mario describes himself as a friendly and open-minded person with a good sense of humor. His teachers describe him as delightful, intelligent and adaptable. His teachers note that he is always willing to help others and he gets along well with everyone.  Read more...

    Mario’s native language is Spanish. He has been studying English for 10 years and speaks at an advanced level. Mario has also been studying French for 3 years. At school, Mario earns average grades and his favorite subject is History. In the future he would like to study Cinematography.

    Mario lives with his mother, his father and his older brother. His father is a Mechanical Engineer and his mother is an Agronomist. Mario has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballdrumsmusicvolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Martin from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 4440
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    Martin is a 17 year old boy from the Czech Republic who loves to ride his bike. He has spent the last year preparing for a bike race. Martin also enjoys skiing, snowboarding, and photography. When he’s in the US, he’s interested in trying tennis and volleyball. Martin loves animals, especially his pet dog. Martin is interested in coming to the US to improve his English, learn more about US history and culture, and he’s excited to see how we celebrate holidays. He describes himself as friendly, adventurous, studious, and open-minded. His teachers note that he’s well-mannered, helpful, and independent.  Read more...

    Martin’s native language is Czech and he’s been learning English for 8 years. He also has taken German for 3 years and Russian for 2 years. Martin’s grades are excellent. Martin’s favorite classes are math, physics, and geography. He wants to be a scientist and he is very interested in learning about the physics of the universe. His teachers describe him as hardworking, conscientious, organized, and bright.

    Martin’s parents are separated and he lives with his mom and dog. His older sister is in college and visits often. Martin is still connected with his dad. His mom is a teacher and spends a lot of time working with children and his dad is an electrical engineer. His older sister is studying to be a kindergarten teacher and work with kids. Martin does not have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclingphotographysciences

    Allergies: none

  • Maximilian from Germany
    • ID: 4556
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Fall 2019

    Maximilian is a 16 year old boy from Germany and would describe himself as brave, ambitious, friendly, polite, and flexible. He is very sports oriented and with a focus on American Football and basketball. Apart from that he plays the Euphonium, and enjoys cooking and watching movies. During his exchange he hopes to be able to be part of an American Football and basketball team.  Read more...

    Maximilian’s native languages are German. He has studied English for 7 years and Spanish for 2 years. He earns good grades in school and his favorite subjects are physics and math. Maximilian’s teachers would describe him as intelligent, likeable, motivated, trustworthy and communicative.

    Maximilian lives with his mother, stepfather, and his two younger sisters, and often visits with his father and family. He is very close to his whole family. The family has two dogs and Maximilian would would be willing to live in a home with pets. He has no known allergies and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

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    Allergies: none

  • Mojmir from CzechRepublic
    • ID: 4561
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    Mojmir is a 16 year-old boy from the Czech Republic who would describe himself as friendly, creative, adventurous, and flexible with a great sense of humor. He has many hobbies, most of which are sports-oriented. He plays both soccer and tennis, training and competing every week. He also enjoys bicycling, and loves to go bicycling with his father. Mojmir also completes regular chores around the house, such as mowing the lawn, cutting wood, and helping with dishes and cleaning. In his spare time, Mojmir enjoys watching movies, spending time with friends, reading, and playing video games.  Read more...

    Mojmir’s native language is Czech. He has been studying English for eight years, as well as Russian for four years. He earns very good grades in school, and his favorite subjects are P.E., biology, and chemistry. Mojmir’s teachers describe him as a motivated and hardworking student who is well-liked by his peers and is a good-hearted, cheerful, reliable young man.

    Mojmir alternates living his mother and father’s houses each week, and is close with both parents. He also has a younger brother and an older stepsister. His father is a businessman, and his mother is an accountant. He has a dog and a cat, and would be willing to live in a home with pets. Mojmir is mildly allergic to bee stings (inflammation, controlled by Prednisone), as well as the antibiotic amoxicillin. He has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    bicyclingsoccertennis

    Allergies: Bee stings and amoxicillin

  • Motoyuki from Japan
    • ID: 4452
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2019

    Motoyuki is a boy from Japan who will be 15 at the time of his exchange and is friendly, responsible and open-minded. At his school he is a member of the Cultural Event committee. In his spare time, he likes to cook food including dessert and he finds recipes on the internet or in cookbooks. Also, he likes to read books such as adventure story and manga. Motoyuki has been practicing Karate for 10 years and would like to continue practicing Karate when he comes to the U.S. When he was in 7th grade, he participated in a summer program in Colorado and stayed with his host family which he enjoyed very much. He would like to continue to learn more about everyday life in the U.S by living with his new host family, as well as teach Karate and cook traditional Japanese food for his host family.  Read more...

    Motoyuki’s teachers describe him as always polite, calm, friendly and that he smiles a lot. He is very patient and works hard. His native language is Japanese, and he has been studying English for seven years. His favorite subject is Science. Motoyuki likes being with animals, and in the future would like to work with animals.

    Motoyuki lives with grandfather, parents and two brothers with whom he has a close relationship. His father is an office worker and his mother is a homemaker. Motoyuki would be very happy to live with pets. He has no known allergies, and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    animalscookingkarate

    Allergies: none

  • Nerea from Spain
    • ID: 4565
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2019

    Nerea is a 15-year-old girl from Spain who is looking forward to her Sophomore year of high school in the United States! Nerea is an outgoing and open-minded girl who enjoys sports, art, music, and spending time with friends and family. Nerea participates in a variety of athletic activities – volleyball, swimming, running and dance. She takes hip-hop and urban dance lessons weekly. Nerea also enjoys anything with an artistic or creative element, from drawing and photography to writing and playing the flute. Nerea loves to be around people, she is well liked by her peers and she serves as class representative in her school. She also enjoys volunteering in her community and would like to continue volunteering in the United States. Nerea is close with her family; she enjoys watching soccer games with her father and her brother and watching television series with her mother. Her family is Spanish but originally from Equatorial Guinea and Nerea looks forward to sharing aspects of both cultures with her host family. Teachers describe Nerea as friendly, flexible and empathetic.  Read more...

    Nerea’s native language is Spanish. She has been studying English for nine years and speaks the language at the upper-intermediate level. Nerea also studies French and Catalan. Nerea earns good grades in school and her favorite subjects are languages and social sciences. In the future she would like to become an interpreter or translator.

    Nerea lives with her mother, her father and her younger brother. She is very close with her whole family, especially her little brother. Nerea’s mother works in the cleaning business and her father is a welder. Nerea has allergies to dust mites, which she manages independently. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    artdancevolleyball

    Allergies: none

  • Nico from Germany
    • ID: 4499
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Fall 2019

    Nico is a 15 year old boy from Germany and would describe himself as friendly, flexible, organized and responsible with a great sense of humor. He is very sports oriented with a focus American Football and strength training/weight lifting. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching movies and listening to music, particularly American rap. During his exchange he hopes to be able to experience playing American football.  Read more...

    Nico’s native language is German. He has studied English for 7 years, French for 3, and Spanish for 2 years. He earns good grades in school and his favorite subjects are English and sports. He hopes to be a teacher in the future. Nico’s teachers would describe him as an open-minded, polite, and generous young man who gets along really well with his peers and enjoys helping younger students.

    Nico lives with his mother and step-father, and every other weekend visits his father and step-mother. He is very close with both his immediate and extended family. Both his parents work in business administration. The family has no pets, but Nico would be willing to live in a home with pets, however dogs only, as he is allergic to cats and horses. He has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    footballmusic

    Allergies: cats,horses

  • Nicole from Brazil
    • ID: 4514
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2019

    Nicole is a 15 year old girl from Brazil who loves to sing and play guitar. Most of all, Nicole loves to appreciate the little things like catching the sunrise or taking a walk on a sunny day. She likes to volunteer and spend time with her youth group. She hopes to be able to find a church community in the US too. Nicole loves her family and thinks that they all have a really great relationship, filled with love and respect. She is really excited to create a close relationship with her new host family. While Nicole doesn’t play any sports in her home country, she’d love to start a sport or dance class in the US. Nicole describes herself as friendly, open-minded, studious, responsible, and creative. Her teachers consider her bright, talented, and reliable.  Read more...

    Nicole’s native language is Portuguese. She has been learning English for 4 years and Spanish for 4 years. She earns very good grades. Her favorite classes are math, English, history, and literature. When she grows up, she wants to study architecture or engineering. Her teachers describe her as communicative, helpful, clever, and creative.

    Nicole lives with her mom, dad, younger sister, and dog. Her dad is a bank officer and her mom is an insurance broker. Nicole is very close with her family. She does not have any dietary restrictions nor allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    guitarsingingyouth group

    Allergies: none

  • Perla from Mexico
    • ID: 4555
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 18
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2019

    Perla Paulina is an 18 year old girl from Mexico who loves science. At her school, Perla Paulina signed up to take additional lab classes to have more time to study chemistry and microbiology. In her free time, she enjoys playing some basketball with her friends. She also likes to ride her bike, swim, and go horseback riding. Perla Paulina describes herself as independent, open-minded, responsible, adventurous, and having a sense of humor. Her teachers see that she is optimistic, adaptable, and close with her peers and family.  Read more...

    Perla Paulina’s native language is Spanish and she has been studying English for 4 years. Her favorite class is chemistry and she plans to become a dental surgeon. She earns very good grades. Perla Paulina’s teachers note that she loves to learn, she’s mature and responsible, and she’s helpful with her peers.

    Perla Paulina lives with her mom, dad, brother, younger sister, and dog. Her parents are merchants and her brother is also signed up to go on an exchange with NWSE this year. She has a close relationship with her family. Perla Paulina does not have any allergies nor dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballchemistrysciences

    Allergies: none

  • Renata from Mexico
    • ID: 4516
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    Renata is a girl from Mexico who will be 15 at the start of her exchange and would describe herself as friendly, flexible, open-minded, polite and creative. In her free time she plays soccer, hangs with friends, writes, paints, dances and sings. Renata participates in her church youth group and loves to volunteer at orphanages and retirement homes. With her friends and family, she often goes to movies.  Read more...

    Renata’s native language is Spanish and she has been learning English for 13 years. She earns good grades in school and her favorite subject is literature. In the future, she hopes to become a writer and be the next JK Rowling. Renata’s teachers describe her as motivated, hard-working, patient, positive, and a great team player. She has big expectations for herself and is driven to perform well in school. Renata will attend 11th grade while she is on her exchange in the US.

    Renata lives with her mother, stepfather, and 2 dogs, as her older stepbrother recently moved out. Her mother and stepfather work in business. Renata is allergic to cats and has a fear of both snakes and rats. Though she is deaf in her left ear, it does not affect her daily life much. She has no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    church grouppaintingsoccer

    Allergies: to certain unkown kind of cats

  • Rinat from Kyrgyzstan
    • ID: 4578
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    Rinat is an outgoing 16-year old boy from Kyrgyzstan who will be turning 17 before the start of his exchange. He loves sports, especially volleyball, basketball, and swimming. He is captain of his school’s volleyball team and also participated in some international volleyball competitions, which was a great experience for him. He plays basketball 10 hours a week and swims 3 hours a week. He also loves music – he sings and dances, and has been playing the piano for 2 years. He is also a member of his school parliament, helping plan special school events and parties. During his exchange he would like to continue playing sports and would also like to try debate club. Teachers describe Rinat as a talented, friendly, and well-mannered young man, who is able to adapt to new environments and is well-respected by both teachers and classmates.  Read more...

    Rina’s native language is Kyrgyz. His English is at the intermediate level, and he has studied the language for 5 years. He will be taking extra English classes with a private tutor between now and the start of his exchange. He has also studied Russian for 12 years. He gets good grades, and his favorite subjects are PE and literature, although he thinks that all subjects are important. In the future he would like to have a career in management or law.

    Rinat lives with both parents and a younger sister, with whom he has a very close relationship. His father is a pilot, and his mother is a government employee. Rinat does not eat pork. He does not have any pets, but loves animals – especially dogs – and is willing to live with any pets. He has no known allergies.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballswimmingvolleyball

    Allergies: I do not eat pork

  • Runa from Japan
    • ID: 4486
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    Runa is a girl from Japan who will be 17 at the time of her exchange. She is cheerful and responsible, and has a great sense of humor. She was a member of the table tennis club when she was a Junior High School student. Last year she joined a cheering group when her school held a sports festival. Outside of school, she has been playing golf with her family twice a month which she enjoys. She loves to spend her time with her family and friends. When she comes to the U.S., she would like to cook Japanese food and teach the Japanese language to her host family. In addition, she would like to continue to play table tennis and golf.  Read more...

    Runa’s teachers describe her as a hardworking and independent girl who is also well-mannered and has a positive attitude. Her native language is Japanese, and she has been studying English for eight years. Her grades are very good, and her favorite subject is English. In the future, she would like to be a flight attendant.

    Runa lives with her mother, father and younger brother, with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother is a homemaker, and her father works as a security guard. Runa would be happy to live with pets. She has no known allergies, and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    fashiongolfswimming

    Allergies: none

  • Seina from Japan
    • ID: 4480
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    Seina is a boy from Japan who is 16-year old and is friendly, open-minded and independent. He is happiest when he is skateboarding. When he is not skateboarding, Seina loves to film videos with his friends. He usually writes stories and acts as one of the characters. His friends help to film the videos and Seina edits the videos after that. When he comes to the U.S he would like to take a drama class since he didn’t have a chance to take the class in Japan. In addition, he is interested in cooking Japanese food and performs a Japanese tea ceremony to his host family. Seina had hosted several students from abroad as a host family and he is looking for to being a part of American family this time.  Read more...

    Seina’s teachers describe him as a reliable and responsible boy who always has a positive attitude, and well-liked by his peers. His native language is Japanese, and he has been studying English for four years. His grades are good, and his favorite subject is English. In the future, he would like to be an actor in Hollywood.

    Seina lives with his mother, father, older brother and younger sister, with whom he has a very close relationship. His mother works as a chef, and his father works as an office worker at a company. Siena has no known allergies, and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    filmmakingskateboardingtrack and field

    Allergies: none

  • Shiori from Japan
    • ID: 4544
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 12
    • Academic Year 2019

    Shiori is a girl from Japan who is 17 years old and is studious, friendly, and adventurous. When she was at a Junior High School she belonged to a badminton club and she was a leader of the club. Now she is a member of the Japanese dance club at her community. She is happiest when she sings songs. Not only singing but also she has a variety of interests both indoor and outdoor activities. Such as reading manga or books, drawing pictures, watching TV, go hiking, cycling, camping, and practice swimming. When she comes to the U.S she would like to give a presentation about Japanese traditional dance and show Japanese traditional performing arts to her host family and new friends.  Read more...

    Shiori’s teacher describes her as kind, friendly, and well-liked by her peers. Her native language is Japanese, and she has been studying English for six years. Her grades are excellent, and her favorite subject is Art, Japanese history, Japanese, English, P.E., and English.

    Shiori lives with her mother, father and younger brother, with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother works at a hospital as a nurse, and her father works at a souvenir store. Shirori would be happy to live with pets. She has no known allergies, and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    badmintondancesinging

    Allergies: none

  • Tae Kyung from S Korea
    • ID: 4535
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2019

    Tae Kyung is a boy from South Korea who will be 15 at the start of his exchange. He describes himself as extroverted, open-minded, responsible, polite, and having a sense of humor. Tae Kyung likes to spend time with his family and they love to watch movies, eat, and travel together. He enjoys spending his free time playing basketball, reading, and talking to his friends. When he’s on his exchange in the US, he hopes to play basketball and become a part of the local church community. He’s excited to become a part of an American host family and become more independent and confident. His teachers note that he is helpful, outgoing, and makes friends easily.  Read more...

    Tae Kyung’s native language is Korean and he has been studying English for 7 years. Tae Kyung’s favorite classes are English, math, and PE. He earns excellent grades. He hopes to become a diplomat when he grows up. Tae Kyung’s teachers note that he expresses himself well in class, is eager to share and present, and puts a lot of effort into his studies.

    Tae Kyung lives with his mom, dad, and younger brother. His father owns a small business and his mother is a nurse. Tae Kyung has a very close relationship with his family. He does not have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballboxingchurch

    Allergies: none

  • Yu from Japan
    • ID: 4479
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 17
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    Yu is a boy from Japan who will be 17 at the time of his exchange and is extrovert, friendly, and open-minded. He likes to play all kind of sports. Currently, he is a member of a handball club at his school and he enjoys to practice it with his teammate. At a local community, he often participates in volunteer work because he is passionate to help other people who need help. When he comes to the U.S he would like to continue to play sports and if he has a chance he would like to try to play instruments such as piano and trumpet. In addition, he would like to cook Japanese food and teach the Japanese language for his host family.  Read more...

    Yu’s teachers describe him as a thoughtful and sociable boy who is also hardworking. His native language is Japanese, and he has been studying English for four years. His grades are excellent, and her favorite subject is PE. In the future, he would like to work at an NGO to help children in the world or work at a hotel to assist customers.

    Yu lives with her mother, father, older sister and younger sister, with whom he has a close relationship. His mother works at a kindergarten as an office worker, and his father works at a city hall as an office worker. He has no known allergies, and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    handballmusicvolunteering

    Allergies: none

  • Yueyue (Angel) from China
    • ID: 4534
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 16
    • Grade: 11
    • Academic Year 2019

    Angel is a girl from China who will be 16 at the time of her exchange and is open-minded, friendly, and has a sense of humor. At her school, she is a class representative of English and Literature. She is happiest when she plays basketball. Playing basketball is her passion. She strongly hopes to join a women’s basketball team when she comes to the U.S. In addition, she would like to make American friends as many as possible because she likes to meet new people. With her host family, she would like to introduce Chinese culture and share the difference between the U.S and China.  Read more...

    Angel’s teachers describe her as an easygoing and outgoing girl who has also good communication skills. She’s talkative and positive, and well-liked by her peers. Her native language is Chinese, and she has been studying English for 12 years. Her grades are very good, and her favorite subject is Chinese, Mathematics, English, World History, P.E. In the future Angel would like to work at basketball industry.

    Angel lives with her mother and father, with whom she has a close relationship. Her mother works as a vice dean at a university, and her father works as a research director at a university. Angel would be happy to live with pets. She has no known allergies, and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    basketballbicyclingsoccer

    Allergies: I never eat raw food, e.g. sashimi, raw or medium stea

  • 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

  • Yuxuan from China
    • ID: 4468
    • Gender: M
    • Age: 15
    • Grade: 10
    • Academic Year 2019

    Leo is a boy from China who will be 15 at the time of his exchange and is friendly, polite and responsible. He has a variety of interests including, fencing, archery, music such as guitar, and computer science. He has been to U.S and UK for a summer program. When he was in UK, he stayed with his host family which he enjoys very much. He is looking forward to spending time with his new family. He especially would like to introduce Chinese culture to his host family. In addition, he would like to participate in some sports activities when he comes to the U.S.  Read more...

    Leo’s teachers describe him as a cheerful and kind boy who has a sense of humor. They also describe that Leo is well-liked by his peers. His native language is Chinese, and he has been studying English for five years. His grades are good, and his favorite subject is Anthropology and Math. In the future, Leo would like to work in the field of computer science.

    Leo lives with his parents with whom he has a close relationship. Her mother works as a manager and his father works at a technology company as an owner. Leo would be happy to live with pets. He has no known allergies, and no dietary restrictions.

    Hobbies/Activities:

    archeryfencingguitar

    Allergies: none