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Experience Another Culture in Your Own Home!

High school students from around the world come to us for one or two semesters to be immersed in our culture by attending high school and experiencing every-day family life. In addition to developing a life-long friendship, this experience is the perfect opportunity for students and host families to share their cultures, traditions and customs - Live, Learn, Grow!

At international EXPERIENCE, we believe host families should be provided the opportunity to select the student that's right for their family. Using the search criteria important to you, please see a list of the current students available for hosting.
 
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47 students available matching your search criteria.

female Africa
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like the animals, in fact i have a dog. I practice sport as boxing or Volleyball. When i am at my home i watch films and tv series. I like go out like go the party, walking in the city, go shopping, etc.


Allergies:

peach


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I consider myself a mature person and able to make decisions on my own, I try to help people whenever I can, I love that people feel comfortable with me and that I can feel comfortable. I like sports a lot, especially volleyball, I enjoy watching series and movies, and I love animals, and when I grow up I would like to have two dogs. In this exchange I hope to have a good time, to discover how it is to live there, and above all to feel that I have another family.


Special Requests:

Early Placement Request, State request: TX - Texas


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female Alba
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

In my free time, I like listening to music, dance, read and spend time with my family and friends.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm a very outgoing and hard-working person. I like listening to music, dancing, reading. I like to spend time with my family and friends and watch TV shows and movies. What I am looking forward to the most for this exchange year is meeting new people, know a new culture, and get my English level the highest as possible. I am very excited for this to happen, it is what I always wanted and makes me very happy and grateful that it can become true. I am a familiar person, but sometimes I need a bit of time to be on my own


Special Requests:

Early Placement Request


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female Alejandra
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Some of my hobbies are going to the beach with my friends, I really like beach and swimming. Cooking is other of my hobbies, the food that I like to make the most is lemon cake and spanish potatoes omelet. I also like jogging, I use to go with my mother or my sister. I enjoy reading books too. I like to use my mobile to use social networks and that is another thing that I like. Finally, another of my hobby is watching series and movies, one of my favorites is "Friends".


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am Alejandra, I am 15 years old. I live in the south of Spain, in a little village. It's nice to live here beacuse there aren´t a lot of people and yo can be quit, although in summer, my village is a famous vacation destination. I like it because I can meet new people from all Spain. During my life, I have done a lot of activities. Although I am quit , I am an active girl. I have been going to dance classes for 6 years, I love it. I have played tennis too, I would like to continue playing. Since I was a child, I have liked crafts. To spend time when I am bored for example, I use read youth novels, watch TV shows or talk with my friends. Since covid started, I use to do sport at home or I go running around my town. When I am with my friends, we like going to the beach or to any bar to have a good time. During my time abroad, I would like to meet a lot of new people, to visit many places,to learn English and the most important for me, to live new experiences.


Special Requests:

No


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female Alicia
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

My hobbies are: - listening to music - playing padel - watching movies and tv shows - hanging out with friends - making video edits Interests: - Harry Styles - One Direction - Marvel - Melanie Martinez - The vampire diaries - The 100 - Teen wolf


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I really like spending time with friends and family but I also like to do things alone like reading, listening to music, watching movies and tv shows. All over my life, I've played different sports like hockey, athletics, volleyball, dance, and I am currently playing paddle tennis. When I really am interested in something, I am motivated to learn, practice and to develop new skills. I am very curious and interested about the American culture and traditions. I also want to improve my English.


Special Requests:

No


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female Alissa
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

My hobbies are swimming, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, riding the racing bike and hanging out with friends.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

On my exchange year I am most excited about the people and learning about their culture, while getting to experience a different school system. I am looking forward to being able to travel to a different continent and being more independent. I am all in all most excited to make knew friends and build new relationships that may last a life time. I am an athletic and kind, caring person, I enjoy swimming and many other sports, such as snowboarding, skiing and wind surfing in the summer. I like to try and learn new things and meet new people. I am very helpful and like to spend time with my friends. Personality wise, I am compassionate, curios, and a risk taker. Furthermore I am very respectful , generous and really love animals and like to travel . Toward my work I am very determined and engaged. Moreover I am also very truthful and honest. Yet sometimes I can be a little stubborn when it comes to certain things.


Special Requests:

No


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female Anna Linn
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I think I am a confident, open person but not right from the start but I can quickly get used to new situations and to new people, I'll probably just need some days. I'm also a person who loves to try out new things like any sports or food and get to know new people and cultures. I love hanging out with friends, but I also enjoy being on my own sometimes. I also love playing tennis in my tennis team, with friends just for fun or with my mom who also plays tennis. On rainy days I really enjoy painting/ drawing in my room or playing the guitar or the keyboard. The things I'm looking forward to the most while being abroad are to get to know the family and their hometown, the people living there, and the school (picking my own subjects, after school activities...etc). And also to develop myself during that time and to find out more about myself.


Special Requests:

No


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female Clara
female,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I love sports, shopping, hang out with friends


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I consider myself a friendly person. I find it easy to relate to and understand other persons. I'm hardworking and conscientious and a bit competitive, especially in sports. I love to watch a good soccer game; I enjoy doing almost all sports and maybe strange but true, I really like to work on school projects. Next year in the USA, I really look forward to meeting many new people, learning more about the American culture, experiencing the "American High School" system, doing things I don't get the chance to do at home, etc.


Special Requests:

No


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female Clara
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

In my free time I play handball. This is a hobby of mine since approximately four to five years. My plan is to undergo a referee training but this process is hindered because of the Coronavirus. I am also in a school club which is called „school without racism school with courage“ (translated to english). We talk about racism, where it appears and how, about feminism and political issues etc. We have the chance to do workshops as well and to watch presentations or to have talks or to do interviews, e.g. with Karamba Diaby. Besides that, I am very interested in a healthy nutrition and how it is linked to a vegetarian or plant based diet because I am a vegetarian. In addition to these themes, I am very into sustainability and the protection of the environment and I like to do some research to better myself.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

I am a vegetarian


Self-Description:

I am a very positive, open-minded and ambitious person what means that you will probably find a smile on my face most of the time :) In addition to that I like being outside. There are many things that happen around us and I think we should appreciate the fact that we can enjoy nature and our environment, no matter where we are. In my free time I like to read, to paint (what doesn’t mean that I’m good at it) and I also dance. Usually I have one or two practices a week. Besides that, I am in a school club called "school without racism school with courage". In there we are talking about nowadays topics, problems etc. Anyway, I am really looking forward to learn about the US itself and to meet the people who are living there. It is a complete different culture and I am excited about that. As a food lover I am also very curious about the food, whether it’s better or not ;) and if there are connections with what we have here. I am eagerly awaiting the day I meet you as well. I am sure that we’ll have a great time together and perhaps I am going to find a home away from home.


Special Requests:

Dietary request - Vegetarian/Vegan


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female Claudia
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Sports like paddle, golf, volleyball, ski, etc... Watch Movies o Series Go shopping Go to the beach


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I consider myself as a happy, responsible and easy-going person always looking for the positive ways of life. I always like to see the good part of things and I believe that things happen for something. My friends describe me as an open-minded, funny, spontaneous, active and creative person, I´m always there when they need me so they love to have me as a friend. Laughing is one of my favorite things to do, I am an optimistic person and I’m always making the most out of every situation. I like spending time with my family and doing activities together. I love to travel and see new places, go shopping, watch movies and play sports like paddle tennis and golf. And in summer I love going to the beach.


Special Requests:

Region Northeast


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female Claudia
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Mi tiempo libre lo dedico a salir con mis amigos, ir al cine con ellos, irme a cenar, hacer un picnic... Suelo ver series y me gusta verlas en versión original. Juego al pádel y también al frontón cuando voy al pueblo también doy paseos en bicicleta. Antes practicaba fútbol.


Allergies:

Olive pollen and cat hair


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I consider myself an outgoing person and my friends say i'm spontaneous and cheerful. I like to make people laugh. I have an open mind as well as i don't like judging people I’m sensible and empathic.


Special Requests:

No


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female Cloe
female,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Hi i’m Cloe i’m 14 years old I live in Barcelona, Spain I like to do lots of things in my free time but the ones I like the most are, traveling, doing sports especially volleyball but I’m open to do any new sport, I also like reading, learning new languages and having time with my friends and family. I want to go to the USA to improve my english to live the experience of being in a new school, country and family. Meet lots of people and meeting new friends.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm quite short (5'2) i have short brown wavy hair andI have blue eyes. I consider myself a very happy person and sociable. I think i'm very positive and I also want to have allways the reason even if I know that i'm not right. I play voleyball in a team, I love reading and listening to music. The reasons why I want to go on an exchange year are to improve a lot my english and my accent, learn a new culture, have a second family and also meet new people.


Special Requests:

No


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female Colleen
female,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

My hobbies are: dancing, tennis and I also played the piano for 5 years. In my freetime I like to spend my time with friends or make edits.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a person who tries to think as positive as possible. I am a good listener person but somethimes I am also very talkactive. My hobbys are: Dancing, Tennis, playing the Piano and making edits (cuttting videos together). I am looking forward to experience the High School life and meet the people especially my host family.


Special Requests:

Region Warm Weather States


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female Daniela
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Painting and swim in pools


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I´m 15 years old. I have brown hair .I´m 1,60cm. I consider myshelf a nice person, friendly and a familiar person. I like painting with aclyric colors, running,swimming and I also love travelling. I´m looking to know new people and also know about their culture.


Special Requests:

State request: MI - Michigan


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female Diana
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

My hobbies are traveling, watching movies or series and I also really like being with my friends. I like sports like Athletics.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

Hello, my name is Diana and I consider myself a very empathetic, friendly and funny person. My hobbies are traveling, being with my friends, watching series, and I really like fashion. I hope to enjoy this experience to the fullest and above all learn and take unforgettable people and moments with me.


Special Requests:

No


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female Elena
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Practicing sports, specially volleyball, table games (parchis, monopoly,...), theater, reading, watching series on TV with my family and spending time with my friends.


Allergies:

Allergy to pollen (grasses, cupresaceas & olive).


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My special abilities are:cheerful, affectionate, creates a good environment, brave, participative, resolutive, works well in a team, emotional intelligence, studious, willpower, perseverance, hard-working, perfectionist, adapts well to change, creative, leadership skills. My hobbies and interests are: Practicing sports, specially volleyball, reading, playing table games, watching series on TV with my family and spending time with my friends. I would love it if there was theater in the high school where I study in the United States, because it is something that I would like to do and that I have not been able to do in Madrid. A few years ago in my school, with English, for our Christmas performance, we played Aladin and I was "the genie". It was a wonderful experience.


Special Requests:

Early Placement Request


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male Finn
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

American Football Youth fire brigade


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am really puncturable and funny. I also can listen to some body. My interests are Football and Fire Brigade. I hope that I can learn something about the country, people and the village. Another Argument to make the exchange is to have fun withe new friends and the host family.


Special Requests:

No


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female Freya
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I spend my freetime doing a lot of things and I really need action in my life. On Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays I visit the gym for 2 1/2 hours because I do gymnastics and on thursdays I also play the piano. The other days I meet up with my friends, play the ukulele or the saxophone or study for school. When I’m on vacation in the winter time, I really like to go skiing or snowboarding and I ride to school on my bike almost everyday. My friends and family also are very important to me - on the weekends I like to spend a lot of time with them going on walks or just talking to each other. Furthermore I like to embroider and to play with my little rabbit or my brothers. In school I also do performing arts and take part in the school band playing the saxophone.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I’m an open-minded, adventurous 15-year old girl which likes to do sports, spend time with friends and learn new things. In school especially as a class representative I feel responsible for my class and manage a lot of things concerning that so I would also describe myself as reliable and responsible. Moreover I think my humour and positive way is the most striking thing about me. Mostly I try to cheer everyone up and loose up different situations with a little humour but I also know when I just have to listen to my friends to support them in every way I can. When I get to know people I’m a bit shy at first but after a short time I am open and outgoing. In my freetime I like to do gymnastics, to play the piano and the saxophone and to meet up with friends. I also like to study to enlarge my knowledge and I’m thankful that here in Germany I have the privilege to do that. On my exchange I’m really looking forward to meet new people, get to know new cultures but to also try out other activities. In general I’m so excited about the whole experience and the life I will get to live in the USA so I think that’s the most exciting thing for me.


Special Requests:

State request: CO - Colorado, Activity Request: Skiing


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male Gonzalo
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like all the sports I like travel with my family. i like spend with my friends a lot of time. And the Play Station.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a honest person. My family and my friends are very important for me. I am a lucky boy because i have my 4 grandparents and i like spend my time with them. I like the sports, soocer and sports in general. I live near the cost and i like a lot the surf and beach. I like travel a lot, discover the different cultures and customs. I like meet new people and make new friends


Special Requests:

No


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female Irene
female,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I love to do sport. I practice gymnastics three times a week and I´m federated. I also like to read and meet my friends. I enjoy listening to music too. My favorite singer is Harry Stiles. One of the things that I like most is to travel and getting to know new places in the wordl, their customs, their culture,... and I also enjoy to do sightseeing. I also like to do things with my family.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm a very hardworker, active and inteligent person, but I'm also headstrong. I'm kind and funny too. I like to travel and to get to know new places and people. I like to do thins with my family. I also like to do rhythmic gymnastics, hang out with my friends and listen to music. What I'm looking forward to the most about going on exchange is to get to know their culture and customs, to learn a foreign language and to live a new eperience.


Special Requests:

No


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female Johanna
female,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I play the piano and the saxophone. In my free time I like to meet my friends and go to the city. I also like to play soccer with my freinds or to play basketball. My friends and me aslo like to go to the skater park. I love baking and cooking.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

Vegetarian


Self-Description:

I am a very open-minded person who likes to meet new people and to try out new things. In my free time music is important to me. I play the saxophone and the piano and I like to sing. I also love to cook and to bake so I could maybe cook german meals for you. I look most forward to exchange about the culture, get to know the differences and the similarities between the life in Germany and the USA, to meet new people and of course to improve my english.


Special Requests:

No


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male Joscha
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Icehockey and handcrafting


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a really open person and I like to meet new people and I look forward to do so in the US. I'm interested in other people and so I´m openminded. Reliability and fairness are two extremely important things in my life. This includes family live, school and also sports, for example my hobby ice hockey. I play since I was little and so far I´ve never had any huge penalty in my entire hockey career. I always manged to solve situations fair! Besides ice hockey I am also interested in other sports like American football or volleyball. I like to go hiking and or be outdoors. All in all I am a really active person.


Special Requests:

Activity Request: Hockey


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female Jule Sophie
female,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I Like dancing. Since I was 7 years old, I take HipHop-lessons twice a week. My team and I took part in several competitionsn all over Germany. In my spare time, I also like baking cakes and cookies. To improve my skills, I took part in quite a few baking classes. In the evenings, I like being creative, journaling for example. I like meeting my friends, listening to music, going shopping. My grandparents don´t live too far away, therefore, I meet them a lot too.


Allergies:

pet hair


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am 14 years old, born in Germany, so my motherlanguage is German. My friends say about me, that I am a very fun person to be around, also I am a loyal friend. I like meeting my friends and spending time with my rather large family. I like to sing and dance with my friends. I am part of a hiphop-dance team, that takes part in competitions all over Germany. Also I like to bake cakes and suprise others with them. I am open minded and love to try unfamiliar things, like food and activities. Most of all, I love to meet new people. I am very interested in the American way of live and the culture in the USA. When I am in the US, I love to try unfamiliar food and spending time with my host family. I am also looking forward to going to school and be part of afternoon activities there.


Special Requests:

Region Southeast, Single Room Request


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male Julian
male,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Ich spiele Fußball, Klavier und Tennis als regelmäßige Hobbies. Fußball spiele ich seitdem ich 3 Jahre alt bin, wir trainieren mittlerweile 2-3 mal die Woche und normalerweise haben wir jedes Wochenende Meisterschaftsspiele. Klavier spiele ich seitdem ich 6 Jahre alt bin und Tennis seitdem ich 8 Jahre alt bin. Außerdem fahre ich gern Ski und Snowboard im Winter und lese gerne Bücher. In meiner Freizeit trainiere ich jeden Freitag kleine Kinder (Bambini) in meinem Fussballverein SV Löwi. Außerdem treffe ich mich gerne mit Freunden und beschäftige mich mit meiner Hündin Toffee. Ich spiele auch gerne auf meiner Playstation Fifa. Im Sommer fahre ich gern Wasserski, Wakeboard oder schwimme gern im See. I play soccer, piano and tennis as regular hobbies. I have been playing soccer since I was 3 years old, we now practice 2-3 times a week and usually have championship games every weekend. I play piano since I was 6 years old and tennis since I was 8 years old. I also enjoy skiing and snowboarding in the winter and also reading books. In my free time I coach little kids (Bambini) every Friday in my soccer club SV Löwi. I also like to meet friends and spend time with my dog Toffee. I also like to play Fifa on my Playstation. In the summer I like to go waterskiing or wakeboarding on the lakes.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I play soccer since I'am 4 years old, I play it two times a week and have a game every weekend. I also play tennis since 7 years, I play it one to two times a week. Since I'am 7 years old I play the piano. In school class I played the trombone for 2 years. I like to move and be outside at the fresh air. I also like to play with my dog Toffee and go on a walk with her. During the weekends we usually go in the forrest and play games with her, like throwing a stick. In winter we go skiing in Austria. I am skiing since I'am 4 years old. I like skiing, because I move outside and its very fun. I also like go swimming, water skiing and wake boarding in the summer. In the evening I sometimes play Playstation, my favorite game is Fifa. I listen to music too. Furthermore I often play table tennis with my twin Brother. My interest is also to do something with my friends. And I like to play games with my parents at home. I would like to be a part of an American family to get to know their life and to learn more about the culture and the habits. Maybe they can learn more from me about Germany, too.


Special Requests:

No


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male Leif
male,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:


Allergies:

Allergies against birch,alder,hazelnut tree


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My hobbies are to play soccer, kick-boxing/self-defense and to meet friends. I have a large circle of friends. I like to play video games and go dancing in a dancing school. I also like to read fantasy novels and to solve Sudokus. I am a very punctual person. I am outgoing, friendly, polite, and independent. I get along with younger kids very well and they usually like me a lot. My best subjects at school are Chemistry, Maths, and Computer Science. My favourite “special” sports during vacation are skiing and surfing. I am looking forward to a very special year with a friendly family and new friends. It would be great to learn new sports. My favorite food is Pizza, Pasta, and Burgers.


Special Requests:

No


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female Leire
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Outdoor Sports like skying, swimming, hiking, travelling, listening and playing music, reading books, making new friends, learning another culture, watching tv series, going shopping with friends...


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a very enthusiastic girl. I enjoy being with my family (I am a family-oriented person). I get on really well with my brother Diego, and with all my cousins, uncles and grandparents. I think I am very sociable and I like to spend time with my friends. I also enjoy practicing sports. In my family everyone is quite sporty, so we are used to playing sports since we were little. I do triathlon, but my favorite sport is swimming. I have been swimming my whole life. I like it because it´s a hobby that I share with my brother and my father and I´ve made also very good friends there. I also like reading. I play the accordion in the Conservatory (since I was 7), and I also like playing the piano and ukulele. I like surfing, because my cousins taught me, but I am not very good at it yet. I like skiing. I like spending time with my family watching films and series. I like travelling and knowing new places. I also like fashion, so I like going shopping most of the times with my friends, my cousins but also with my mother. I like summer because I spend a lot of time with friends and family. And I love Christmas.


Special Requests:

No


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male Lennart
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

In my free time I play soccer, chess and table tennis. I love spending time with my friends at school and outside of school. At home I like to listening to music. I´m sporty and would like to get to know other sports in the USA. I really like to travel and visit cities. I also enjoy the outdoors and love canyoing/rafting and camping.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My best characteristics are that I am open to new things, I am adaptable and have a good sense of humour. My hobbies are playing soccer or table tennis. Sometimes I also play chess, but not so often. After school I go out with my friends or I study when I write a lot of tests. When I go out with my friends, we often play soccer or we go out to eat something and sometimes we play video games. During my exchange, I look forward to seeing what my friends in America do in their free time. I also look forward to doing a typical American sport like basketball. It is also important for me to attend a typical American high school. One of the most important things for me is the family life.


Special Requests:

Region Warm Weather States


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female Lina
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

In my free time i am playing tennis, reading, cooking and baking or meetingup with friends of mine.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would describe myself as an independent, open-minded and responsible character which shows in my hobbies and activities: I´m active in a school club that organizes events and I´m part of a tutoring program for the younger pupils. With my best friend I share another hobby which is playing tennis. But I also like being on my own sometimes, having time for one of my passions which is reading books. During my time in the US I hope to get to know the American culture, especially the family and school life, the country and of course to practice the language.


Special Requests:

No


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male Linus
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

My favorite hobby is participating in athletics. I'm a member of the MTV Vorsfelde club for 10 years now and practice 2 to 3 times a week. I like it when there are competitions at the weekend. My favorite disciplines are the long jump, the high jump, the 100 meter and the 800 meter run. I have also been playing football as a goalkeeper for 7 years. Now I changed my position and help my team as a wing player because I like to run quickly. I had swim training until 6 years ago. However, I stopped doing it because I couldn't find the time to do it any longer besides school and my other sports. Let us turn to my interests now. In my free time I prefer to do sports. In addition I try to go running besides my usual hobbies at least once a week. I also like to spend my time drawing. Most of all I like to draw houses and cities. On the weekends I sometimes go to the "wakepark" with my friends to do waterski. I really enjoy that too but it's very cold. I like to spend time with my family as well. We are often playing cards together and looking for new board games to play.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My name is Linus, I am 15 years old and I live in Germany with my mom Corinna, my dad Christian and my younger sister Lexa. I am in the 10th grade of a high school. My favorite subjects are math, art and sports. After school I do sports almost every day. My favorite hobby is athletics. I've been in the MTV Vorsfelde club for 10 years now and train 2 to 3 times a week. I like it, when there are competitions at the weekend. My favorite disciplines are the long jump, the high jump, the 100 meter and the 800 meter run. I also play soccer. I have recently been a referee there. And I really enjoy it. Let us now turn to my interests. In my free time, I prefer to do sports. I try to go running alongside my hobbies at least once a week. I also like to spend my time drawing. Most of all I like to draw houses and cities. I sometimes go to the wakepark with my friends on the weekend to do wakeboard and waterski. I really enjoy that too.


Special Requests:

Single Room Request


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male Luis
male,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Skate Board, sky, video games, Padel, basketball and Music.


Allergies:

Cat' saliva


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a social, curious, kind, and happy person. I'm very good at adapting to different and new situations. One of my favorite hobbies is skating. I practice like 3 days per week, and I hope to practice it in the U.S.A. I also love to play basketball. Music is very important to me, every place I go I listen to music. I'm excited to learn about the culture, learn English, and make new friends. ALLERGIES: Cat saliva


Special Requests:

Region Northeast, Early Placement Request


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female Maria
female,
17 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

My hobbies include sports, as golf, tennis, basketball, and volleyball. Also, I like taking photos, and I enjoy cooking especially cookies and cakes with my family and friends.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I consider myself a very open person, I can be a bit shy at first, but as soon as I gain confidence I let go very quickly. I love to talk and meet new people, explore different places, cultures and traditions. I am a very smiley person, I love to make people laugh and have fun with my friends and family. I enjoy playing golf, it is one of my favorite sports, and the one I practice the most. I have also played and enjoy playing sports such as basketball, volleyball and baseball. Other of my hobbies are photography, I love taking pictures of people, but mostly landscapes, I love listening to music, watching movies (my favorite movies are Christmas movies) and I like to go shopping or for a walk with my friends.


Special Requests:

No


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female Marie
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I have been taking dance classes since I was 3. I have tried different types of dance, I always loved it. In general, I love any type of exercise, even if it's just a quick workout at home. I'm also a Ministrant, which means that I assist the priest during the service. Family and friends are important to me, I spend lots of time with them. In addition, I'm eager to learn new things and acquire new skills. I also enjoy watching new, interesting movies and TV shows.


Allergies:

Cats, hay fever


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My name is Marie Miessmer, I’m currently 15 years old, but I will turn 16 in spring next year. I live in a 5 people household which means I have 2 siblings called Jannik and Lena (20 years old twins), my mom and my dad. We also got 2 rabbits called Cookie and Bella. Family is important to me; I’m really close with any relative you could think of. I’m currently in 10th grade in a “Gymnasium” (high school) which is 30km from my hometown. My favorite subjects are English, PE, Art and Spanish. In my free time I like to listen to some music, spend time with my friends or read a good book. My hobbies are taking dance lessons (since I’m 3 years old) not that this is dominating my life, but I love doing it, and also being a ministrant. I look forward going on exchange, since it always has been a dream of mine to live in the USA and I would love to make that dream come true.


Special Requests:

Single Room Request


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female Marina
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I used to play gymnastics at school so I would love to be part of a cheerleader’s team, as we don’t have that in Spain. I love skiing very much and I am a part of skying group. My grandparents have a house at the mountains in the North of Spain (the Pyrenees). Winter is so nice to me. I love spending time with my family or friends going shopping, visiting museums, watching films with them. I really think it is very important to sightsee other cultures, places and customs at weekends. I also like pets, although we do not have any at home. I like animals and spend time with them. Last, but not least, I am Roman catholic. I go to mass every Sunday as it helps me fulfill me soul, although I fully respect other religious believes and some of my best friends do not share the same vision of God. For example, after a few years, I still keep in touch with a Mormon American and an English Anglican au pairs we had at home in the past for several months.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a very socialized person and have the skill to always get on people. I am also very flexible. In fact, I have been in France and summer camps in Spain, with people from abroad, with other cultures and lifestyles. I am hardworking. I like to plan the studies and try to do my best regarding subjects at school. I always try to be generous with people around me, devoting time to my brother with the lessons, my sister when she needs support, my mom to help her in the supermarket, my friends whenever they are in trouble, … On the other side, I have to recognize that, on some occasions, I am absent minded and impatient. Sometimes I need someone who reminds me that. I used to play gymnastics at school so I would love to be part of a cheerleader’s team, as we don’t have that in Spain. I love skiing very much and I am a part of skying group. My grandparents have a house at the mountains in the North of Spain (the Pyrenees). Winter is so nice to me. I love spending time with my family or friends going shopping, visiting museums, watching films with them. I really think it is very important to sightsee other cultures, places, and customs at weekends. I also like pets, although we do not have any at home. I like animals and spend time with them. Last, but not least, I am Roman catholic. I go to mass every Sunday as it helps me fulfill my soul, although I fully respect other religious believes and some of my best friends do not share the same vision of God. For example, after a few years, I still keep in touch with a Mormon American and English Anglican au pairs we had at home in the past for several months.


Special Requests:

Activity Request: Skiing


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female Marina
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I love listening to music, dance, doing a lot tipe of sports, hang with my friends. Also, I love visit new places.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a cheerful, sociable, friendly and hardworker. Sometimes, I am a bit impatiente and most all the time I am very positive and I am trying to get the best side of everything. I always do my best and archive my goals. I also like hang out with friends, dancing, listening to music and watching series and football matches. In the exchange, I would like to learn more about American culture, customs, gastronomy, how do you celebrate Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving day. Also, I am really happy of having the opportunity of living in USA and I can´t wait to meet my host family.


Special Requests:

State request: VA - Virginia


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female Marta
female,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

My favourite things to spend my free time on are playing videogames with my brother or friends, watching movies and reading. I also like baking or cooking something from time to time. On the weekends, I hang out with my friends, we normally go for a walk around the neighborhood, have a picnic or play basketball. I don´t go to basketball practice, even though I really like it, and I would like to start going next year. I've also been playing badminton my whole life. In the fututre, i would like to study International Relationships or Law, and travel as much as I can.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I think I'm a responsible and mature person. I take care of the people around me and try to think of how the things I do affect others. I really like reading and cooking. In my free time, I hang out with my friends and sometimes play basketabll with them. I'm interested in the current issues of the world and in helping minorities like people of color, people in low developed countries, women, the lgbtq community... In my exchange year, I'm looking forward meeting new poeple. Everyone I know is in Spain, and I want to know how other people think and live. I also want to take it as a chance to try new things, new sports, new activities...


Special Requests:

No


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female Melina
female,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I have four main hobbies. I'm doing professional competition rollerskating since about ten years. Moreover I'm part of a hip-hop dancing group since six years, and we go to competitions nationswide as well. My two other hobbies are playing the piano for nine years now and beeing a volunteeer sports helper for children's gymnastics.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a very helpful and ambitious person. When someone needs support, I'm there to help immediately, and when I've set myself a goal, I believe in making it and don't give up. I am also always open to new things. New situations and new people do not scare me away, they have the opposite effect. I also have many different hobbies : competition roller-skating since about ten years, competition hip-hop dancing since I’m 9, playing the piano about 10 years too, and being a volunteer sports helper in children gymnastics. In my free time I also love baking and cooking for my whole family, reading on my own or meeting with my friends. It doesn’t matter if we go shopping, just being at home, or going in the cinema…we always have a really good time together. I’m most looking forward on this exchange, to my life in a new family and the time with my friends I will hopefully get there. I just think, it’s so interesting to life a new life for this ten months, and be part of this family.


Special Requests:

Region Warm Weather States


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female Nayra
female,
17 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Figure skating, volleyball, skiing, drawing, and painting.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I like to be outside, I prefer not to sit at home all day. In my free time I go figure skating with my friends or play volleyball with my team, we have a match every weekend and this year we are on the first leagoue. I also go to painting classes with a friend every Tuesday. If I'm at home I like to watch Netflix series like Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries, or Gossip Girl...


Special Requests:

No


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male Niclas
male,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

In meiner Freizeit spiele ich seitdem ich drei Jahre alt bin Fußball, mittlerweile in der Bezirksliga, sowie seit 6 Jahren Tennis im Verein und seit 6 Jahren Klavier. Ich gehe auch gerne laufen und würde in der USA auch gerne Track, Fußball oder Tennis als Sport activity wählen. In meiner Klasse bin ich seit zwei Jahren Klassensprecher und in meiner Freizeit trainiere ich die G-Jugend (Bambini) in meinem Fußballverein einmal in der Woche. Außerdem lese ich sehr gern und spiele gern mit meiner Hündin Toffee. Ich höre sehr gern Musik und singe gern. Im Winter fahre ich gern Ski und Sbowboard in den Bergen und im Sommer sehr gern Wakeboard und Wasserski auf dem See. Außerdem gehe ich gern wandern oder mit meiner Hündin draußen spazieren. In my free time I have been playing soccer since I was three years old, now I am playing in the district league. I also play club tennis for 6 years and i play the piano for 6 years now. I also like to go running and would also like to choose track, soccer or tennis as a sport activity in the US. In my class I have been class president for two years and in my free time I coach the G-youth (Bambini) in my soccer club once a week. I also enjoy reading and playing with my dog Toffee. I like listening to music and singing. In winter I like skiing and snowboarding in the mountains and in the summer I like wakeboarding and water skiing on the lake. Furthermore I like to go hiking and walking with my dog.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am very ambitious about sports and school. I am also very patient and always finish things once I started something. I'm also a good listener, but I can speak alot if i want to, too. I have a lot of interests and I am very sporty. I play alot of football (soccer) in competition and play tennis and also the piano. I'm also interested in the sport Wake boarding and waterskiing. In the Winter-vacation I'm skiing and ride the snowboard. I'm looking forward the most to living in an American Family, visiting an American school and taking other subjects and sports than in Germany. I like the American way of life and I would love to see an American Football game of an famous team once in my life.


Special Requests:

No


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male Oskar Bjarne
male,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

soccer club skateboard acting for tv surfing on waves meeting friends


Allergies:

Cat allergy, dust allergy


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would say that I am a very open-minded person and I have a great team spirit. This shows itself especially in sports. I am very sportive and I love to play soccer in my German club. Besides of that I think, I’m also a very funny guy. I have a lot of strength and a lot emotions. Sometimes I have too much energy :-) Then it is time to take me for sport activities. I’m looking forward to visiting the High School. And I am very interested in the sports offered at the High School. But also in the other subjects like handicrafts. I’m curious in getting to know the american culture. I hope to speak English fluently after some months. When I think about my life, I would like to have my own family with children someday. At the moment my career goal is "sports manager" or "soccer or sports coach“.


Special Requests:

No


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female Paula
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Going out with friends Arts&Crafts Cooking Sports: ski, skating, surf, dancing, paddle,...


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am very hard-working, responsable and attentive. I enjoy drawing, practicing sports, listening to music, being with my friends...etc. I like to spend time with the family. I am sociable and friendly, and I am very sensitive to animals. I think in United States I will have a great time and I will enjoy the experience a lot.


Special Requests:

No


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female Rahel
female,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

music: singing(musicals),playing piano and transverse flute,listening to music sports(private,not in clubs): workouts,football,basketball,skiing,tennis,dancing other interests: reading,meeting friends,cooking and baking


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm open-minded for new things, like to meet my friends and like laughing with them. Other characteristics of my personality are to be reliable and punctually. I like to help others. I've got a lot of interests like making music (singing, playing the transverse flute and the piano), being creative, cooking and baking, reading, doing sports. I'm looking forward the most to get to know a new country and new people, to find new friends and develop my own personality.


Special Requests:

No


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male Robin
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I am a passionate tennis player and love sports and improving myself. I would like to keep on playing as I want to do my trainer licence next year as well for teaching tennis to young kids as well. Also I am interested in watching Tennis, Formula 1, Bundesliga and other sports in Germany. My favorite club is Borussia Dortmund. At home we have a dog - I also take care and go for a walk with him. Zane is a 6 year old labrador. Also I am interested in history and politics.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

Today I am a 15 years old teenager, living close to Berlin or even sometimes in Berlin. My hometown is a village just outside of Berlin where I live with my Mum and her husband Flo, with my step sister and our 6 years old dog. While in Berlin I am with my Dad and his girl-friend. The way I grew up was very open, we all have a good relationship between the different families. Living with my mum there is also Pia, my step-sister and our dog Zane, a labrador boy. My life mainly consists of going to school (in my hometown) from 8AM to 4PM, Tennis (in summer times daily) and family and friends. I really love good food, playing and watching sports (tennis, soccer, formula 1) and also on Playstation. I am an open-minded boy, who likes to travel a lot and see new things. I am lucky because my parents travelled a lot with me and I got used to see new places in different countries. That is why I can imagine to go abroad for one year. My personality: - I love to win (doest´t matter if in board games or sports - I don´t like losing). - I am a happy and funny person (if I not die of hunger :)) - talkative and sociable - self-confident and sometimes stubborn I am looking foward going on exchange year because I can see much more of a different country for longer time than only being on holidays. During holidays I don´t live the other life; I am just seeing it - and going for 1 year helps me understanding and living the other life. That is exciting.


Special Requests:

Region Warm Weather States, Activity Request: Tennis


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female Rocio
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

- Play music (viloa, flute). - Listen to music. - Hang out with friends. - Movies and TV shows. - Gymnastic. - Walks in countryside. - Fashion.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I´m a very nice and generous girl who always takes care of the others and makes sure they are okay. I would say I´m funny and passionate on the things I love such as music. I love every aspect about the music world. I´ve been taking classes since I was 3 years and I’ve played the viola for 8 years now. I also love listening to music. My favorite artists are Harry Styles and Taylor Swift, I love all of their works and I’m a big fan of them. I also like fashion and cooking. I am not an excellent cook but I like to cook simple meals and baking.


Special Requests:

No


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male Rodrigo
male,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

sport, travel, watch films and series, meet with friends


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a nice person, I like to be with my friends but I am a little shy when it comes to meeting people, but then I let go very easily. I like to practice and watch sports and also make phone calls with my friends, listen to music, watch TV and travel. I also like homemade food. I want to go to the US because I want to live an experience, to meet new friends, and to live the US culture, such us watching and practicing sports as football.


Special Requests:

No


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male Rui
male,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Sports: soccer and surf Trips: around the world visit new places with my family Stay with my friends


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

In my opinion i think i am a good guy that does not complain much about things , but special with the kind of food i eat i don't really like vegetables thats the only thing i can complain about , im am sociable in my country i have a group of 34 boys and girls . And i usually help a lot if i see that someone needs any help with whatever , and also im not a guy who gets angry easy so i dont have many problems with discussions .I think my hobbies are sports not all kind of sports but in general i like many sports in special soccer and going out with my friends, also i play with the console but im not hooked with them.


Special Requests:

No


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female Sara
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Sports, music (I sing and play the guitar), theatre, horse ridding, painting, dancing, hanging out with my friends, watch series and movies, cooking, spend time with my family, animals...


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

Sara is celiac, she cannot eat gluten.


Self-Description:

I would describe myself as a kind, honest, responsible, and assertive person who likes trying new things. I have a very strong personality. I like to live in the moment. I can be messy and I get distracted easily. My main hobbies are sports, music and spending time with my friends. I really want to go to the US to live a new experience, get to know a different culture and meet new people. SPECIAL DIET: Gluten-free


Special Requests:

Region Northeast


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male Telmo
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

My main hobbies are practicing all kind of sports but my favourite ones are surfing, playing soccer, skiing and swimming. But I also like traveling with my family, meeting new people and doing plans with my friends... I also like reading and watching movies.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I describe myself as a very calm person. But I am always searching for something fun to do. My hobbies are all kind of sports but mostly surfing, soccer and ski. In my free time I also like reading and going out with my friends. What i’m looking the most about going on exchange is to make new friends, visit the U.S.A but mostly to have an incredible experience, a experience that I’m going to remember all my life.


Special Requests:

No


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female Theresa
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

- Drawing, painting - Horse riding - Listening to music (K-Pop, Rock) - Reading Manga - Watching anime - Singing and dancing - Work out - My cat


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would say that I am friendly and a responsible person. From my character I am more a calm person but it can also happen that I really have a lot to say. This always depends on the topic and the situation. My hobbies are painting and drawing. I take horse riding lessons, and like listening to music. I enjoy reading and singing in the choir of my school. My friends and me are also attending hip hop dancing lessons. I am looking forward the most to making new experiences and improving my English.


Special Requests:

Dietary request - Vegetarian/Vegan


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