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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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105 students available matching your search criteria.

male Aarón
male,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Play football, play guitar, skate and surf.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a well rounded active guy, that is curious but can be shy at first until comfortable. I am a very cheerful friendly person that enjoys many things from telling jokes to getting good marks at school. My hobbies are playing soccer, meeting with friends, skateboarding, reading, playing video games, learning to cook, playing golf and sometimes playing the guitar or go surfing.


Special Requests:

No


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male Aaron
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

My Hobbies are Foorboll wear we train twice a week ad sometimes wen there is a comatishon I play at the weekends. I am also a scout and we meet there once in a month.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would describe myself as a helpful, friendly and open minded teenager. My family and friends are important to me, and I am convinced that school and being well educated is very important. I want to be an orthodontist after university. In my free time after school, I like to play floorball, doing sports and meet my friends. In the evenings and on the weekends I like to spend time with my family at home, playing billard, talking to each other or doing some outdoor activities together. Being on exchange next year in the US means to me lifting my English language skill to a higher level and increasing my self-confidence by managing myself in a foreign environment and being away from home. The second most important subject for me is learning the american culture and being part of it for a while and I am excited to go for one year to the High-School.


Special Requests:

No


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female Adriana
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I practice rhythmic gymnastics Go to the movies Go to the beach or the swimming pool Animals, spcially dogs Go camping Spend the time with my friends Go to the fair


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a very happy person, I like to see the bright side of things and love to be with my family and spend time with my friends. My most important hobby is rhythmic gymnastics, I train for 4h every week and then go to competitions, I have a lot of fun. I also love going to the beach or to have picnics in fields. I enjoy doing snorkel and I would love to try scuba diving. I also love eating. What I look forward to the most is to meet new people and make friends, learn english and see another culture.


Special Requests:

No


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female Alba
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like doing sports especially volleyball, I play on the school team and last year my team came first in the league. i also like basketball and riding horses. I love playing with little children and taking care of them. I really like animals, especially dogs and horses. Music are of my favourites things, I like listening to music and playing piano. I love travelling and visiting new places. Im a very creative person I think that is why Im really good at crafts and doing tik tok videos. In my free time I like reeding, cooking or baking and watching movies with my family or by myself. I love fashion and shopping. Finally i like to be with people but I also like to have some time for myself.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

Alba is celiac, she needs a Gluten free diet.


Self-Description:

I consider myself a very loving and close person with people, especially with my family and friends. I am also sensitive and empathetic with people, I don't like to see people suffer because it also affects me and I suffer. I am responsible and respectful with people and things. I am very shy when I meet new people but then I get confidence and I am myself. I am very familiar and I like to make people laugh. When there are bad moments I try to take the positive side and say something silly, always with good intentions, to make people laugh and have a good time. I love discovering new places and learning new things, I'm a very curious person. I also have some things to improve for example, I'm a little proud but I know perfectly well the moments when my pride is not good and I must apologize, I'm also a stubborn person, but thanks to that if I propose something I get it. If I have a problem I usually keep it to myself and look for a solution by myself, that is something I am working to improve with my parents.I consider myself a very loving and close person with people, especially with my family and friends. I am also sensitive and empathetic with people, I don't like to see people suffer because it also affects me and I suffer. I am responsible and respectful with people and things. I am very shy when I meet new people but then I get confidence and I am myself. I am very familiar and I like to make people laugh. When there are bad moments I try to take the positive side and say something silly, always with good intentions, to make people laugh and have a good time. I love discovering new places and learning new things, I'm a very curious person. I also have some things to improve for example, I'm a little proud but I know perfectly well the moments when my pride is not good and I must apologize, I'm also a stubborn person, but thanks to that if I propose something I get it. If I have a problem I usually keep it to myself and look for a solution by myself, that is something I am working to improve with my parents.I consider myself a very loving and close person with people, especially with my family and friends. I am also sensitive and empathetic with people, I don't like to see people suffer because it also affects me and I suffer. I am responsible and respectful with people and things. I am very shy when I meet new people but then I get confidence and I am myself. I am very familiar and I like to make people laugh. When there are bad moments I try to take the positive side and say something silly, always with good intentions, to make people laugh and have a good time. I love discovering new places and learning new things, I'm a very curious person. I also have some things to improve for example, I'm a little proud but I know perfectly well the moments when my pride is not good and I must apologize, I'm also a stubborn person, but thanks to that if I propose something I get it. If I have a problem I usually keep it to myself and look for a solution by myself, that is something I am working to improve with my parents.I consider myself a very loving and close person with people, especially with my family and friends. I am also sensitive and empathetic with people, I don't like to see people suffer because it also affects me and I suffer. I am responsible and respectful with people and things. I am very shy when I meet new people but then I get confidence and I am myself. I am very familiar and I like to make people laugh. When there are bad moments I try to take the positive side and say something silly, always with good intentions, to make people laugh and have a good time. I love discovering new places and learning new things, I'm a very curious person. I have always enjoyed a lot the activities with my family especially in some celebrations like Christmas. At Christmas, I love to decorate the house a lot with my siblings and parents, those are the moments I enjoy the most. I love to make Christmas desserts with my parents and watch Christmas movies with my brother and sister and then talk about the movies. I am very creative and have a lot of imagination, so I always enjoy making crafts or helping my siblings with their school work. I also like to have my quiet moments to listen to music, read, organize or cook. I like chemistry a lot, doing experiments and then researching because it happens that I really like, I also love animals, learning about them and taking care of them. I really like playing volleyball, I discovered the sport thanks to my friends who convinced me to join the volleyball team and they succeeded and now this sport have become my favorite sport and I am very good at it. I have a lot of little cousins and I always like to spend time with them, play with them, talk about things they like, and make some jokes. What I am looking forward to most about going on exchange is the part of discovering new places and things, as well as learning a new culture together with a family. I am really looking forward to this unique experience that I will never forget.


Special Requests:

Dietary request - Gluten-free


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female Alejandra
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

rhythymic gymnastics , know new cities,watch movies ,dance,lisen to music,go to concerts,practice sports,spend time with my family and friends.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a very quiet person who likes to do what I can to make others well, I like to make friends, I am kind, respectful and loving. I love making plans with my friends, singing, dancing, going to the cinema and shopping. What I hope to achieve in this exchange is to know how to adapt to the customs of the country and especially my American family, learn English and enjoy a lot.


Special Requests:

Region Southeast


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female Alejandra
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I don't have many hobbies but I really like to read and also spend time with my friends and family. I really like to travel and discovering new places. Another hobbie that I have is running, here in Spain I made track and field and I really like it


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I consider myself a shy person, but when I gain confidence I am very fun and open, I love making details and I am very creative. I like reading, it relaxes me a lot, listening to music, spending time with the people I love, athletics, but above all I love traveling, it makes me very happy. This exchange year I hope to grow as a person, to be more independent, I would love to find a family that I consider as my own, to have friends that will stay with me for a lifetime and bring me unforgettable memories


Special Requests:

No


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female Alejandra
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I play tennis every week, I love playing the piano. I like listening to music and going out with my friends. I also love skiing, reading, baking and travelling with my family.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am Alejandra, now I am 15 years old. I am a very enthusiastic person and I always try to see the bright side of everything around me. I am very tidy and responsible with my things. I love going out with my friends and meeting new people. I also enjoy making plans with my family such as coocking, going to the cinema or playind tennis. I also like reading and listening to music when I am alone. I love spending time with my dog Kiko, he is 8 years and he doesn't run like he used to, but I try to make him move to play with him. I visit my grandparents from Monday to Frayday at lunch time, I enjoy talking with them, my granpa always makes me smile with his jokes and I love my grandma's food and sharing with her fashion tips. About exchange, I am looking forward to get to know other country and it's culture, meet new people and improve my english level. I also see it like a good oportunity to learn in a different way in school and practise new sports.


Special Requests:

No


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male Alejandro
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

What I like most, is to spend time with my friends, and live new experiences. That is why, over the summer I travelled to Ireland and stayed with a lovely family, and I really enjoyed the experience. In my free time I play soccer, it’s the sport I practice the most, I play in a team. I also like to play paddle tennis, mostly with my father. I have been swimming since I was born, because for my father´s work, I was born in Rio de Janeiro, and I learned to swim before I could walk. I am lucky that at school in Madrid, one of the subjects is swimming, and I would love to continue practicing during my time in USA. In summer I practice all aquatic sports that I can, like Surf and Paddle Surf in our Mediterranean Spain coast beach house. As you can imagine, I am happy playing sports, but I also enjoy going restaurants with my friend and my family. I am thinking about this experience all the time, I would love to be able to join the soccer team at school and living experiences such as prom.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I consider myself a respectful, curious, committed, attentive, calm, polite, obedient, intelligent, patient, clean and neat person, and a good friend. I am responsible on my studies, my parents trust me. I like being with my family, but I also like going out with friends on weekends, I am passionate about training and playing soccer. I don't usually watch television much, I prefer to watch digital platforms, such as soccer games, action movies, especially those related to banks. I like music a lot, whenever I can, I listen to Bad Bunny’s music and singers. I usually read world news through social networks, such as Instagram, Tik Tok, and sometimes during family dinner, we turn on the news.


Special Requests:

No


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female Aleksandra
female,
16 years
flag Poland Hobbies:

I like horse riding and gymnastics. I have been training for nine years and I'm at a high level. Besides, I like reading books and spending time with friends and family.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

Im person with a strong mentality. I can cope with the worst situations. I'm very curious about the world and when something catch my attention, I'm able to sacrifice myself to find out everything what I need. I'm also a very helpful person. I consider myself a good person. I can be determined and I always fight to achieve my goal. I like be around people in my age, but sometimes I need a time for myself. Often I like try new things and I think I'm brave person. I read books that really absorb me. I like physical activities such as acrobatics, trampolines, swimming, gym, cycling, dancing and rollerblading. I have been riding horses since I was a child and it is something I like. I feel much calmer around horses. I also like everything what are new in fashion and I'm interested of it. I love to marvel architecture such a old building and new infeastructure, but the most what interesing me in this world is nature, forests, rivers, seas, mountains and deserts. Something what oven is ours days not many people have a chance to discover. The most to I can't wait is go to new school and meet complete new people. High school in United States is my biggest dream and I'm so happy and so exciting I can get throught it.


Special Requests:

No


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female Alessandra
female,
16 years
flag Italy Hobbies:

I am an Italian student, I really like humanities subjects like literature or psychology. I love skiing, and the sea, in fact I am a diver. I love to collect mushrooms or flowers with my father and spend time with my family and my friends. I love watching movies and travelling. I love snow and Christmas, but my favorite season is autumn, the world in autumn takes on a different light, reminds me of traditions like Sundays spent with the family.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a sunny girl, who loves to talk, at first I am shy but when I get into a relationship with someone I become outgoing. I love sports and I practice three. the thing I can’t wait to do in the exchange is to walk through the streets of my new city


Special Requests:

Region Southeast


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female Aleyna
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

- Dancing - Going to the gym - making party with friends - traveling/ get to know new cultures - shopping/ fashion - hanging out in cafés - hanging out at the Beach


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would describe myself as a confident, extroverted person who always has to laugh about everything. I´m also very happy and positive all the time with much energy. But often a bit shy in the beginning. I love dancing, reading, shopping, going out with friends, watching series and meeting my family. But my biggest passion is travelling. I want to see the whole world and I’m so excited in learning something about every culture in the world. I´m looking forward to the most about learning better english, living in an other houshold and family, the highschool and american friends.


Special Requests:

Region Southeast


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male Anton
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I like Climbing and going to the gym.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am Anton an average teenager from germany, who is open to most people and tries to be kind to alot of them. Im interrsted in the political climate off the world and I really enjoy learning about the past. My hobbies are climbing in a bouldering gym and going to a normal gym. I am looking forward to meeting a lot of new people in the US and also see how it is to life there because I want a comparison to my home contry germany.


Special Requests:

Single Room Request, State request: MI - Michigan, State request: MN - Minnesota


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female Antonia
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My name is Antonia, but most of my friends just call me Toni. I’m 15 years old and I have a little brother who is 12 years old. I’m a bit shy around new people but also friendly. Besides, I am very open-minded about my exchange year. My hobbies are regular running, playing the guitar, reading, listening to music and skiing in winter. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the school system is different to the one in Germany and also to meeting new people.


Special Requests:

No


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female Blanca
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I think that I characterizer myself for been a very cheerful person but also a responsible person with my commitments and with my studies. Right now I am doing 9th Grade. With my studies I am a hard working person and I always try to get good marks. Also I am a friendly person and I like meeting new people, making friends and talking with new people. In my free time I read books, that is one of my favorite hobbies. Also I love spent time with my friends because when I am with them I enjoy a lot. We usually go to the park, a house, a shopping center or to the City Center of Madrid. We always have wonderful moments and when we are together we laugh a lot. Another of my hobbies is listening to music. Spending time with my family is another of my lovely things. We have great time together and I like when we make plans together. We usually spend time with common friends, visiting some Museum or going for a walk. To do sport also is important in my life. I am practicing rhythmic gymnastics for six years and I enjoy a lot in the trainings and official competitions. Looking forward to the most about going on exchange, it is to discover new experiences and to have wonderful moments. Also I hope to improve my English level and to take advantage of each moment I will be there. Also I am looking forward to meet my host family and to live new adventures with them.


Special Requests:

Early Placement Request


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female Blanca
female,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like listening to music and travelling, but my greatest passion is dancing. I'm in a dancing crew and we get together and practice every week. It's my way of being creative and of expressing myself.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am an upcoming 4th year student from Colegio “El Valle,”and I am going to the United States for an exchange program. I characterize myself for being a responsible person because when I set my mind into something, I make an effort and try to achieve it. I also consider myself a hard-working student because no matter how big the challenges are, I always see to it that I exert my 100% best to overcome them. I am also a cheerful, fun and friendly girl. One of the things I like the most is spending time with my friends. I am a little shy at the beginning but when I get confident and comfortable, I become an easy-going person. I love going out with my friends on the weekends. We usually go either to the park in my neighborhood or to the mall to have a snack. We always have a great time and we laugh a lot. Additionally, I consider myself a family person, and I enjoy spending time with them. I am very lucky that both of my parent’s families are quite big. It is common for us to celebrate birthdays and Christmas parties where we get together with more than 20 people. One of my hobbies is reading books. I mostly read Spanish books, but I have been starting to read books in english. My favorite book is “Antes de diciembre”, and it talks about a young girl in her first year in college who is away from her family and friends and facing the world for the first time in her life. I like it because I will be facing that kind of challenge next year. But my favorite hobby is listening to music, especially the songs of Aitana, who is a Spanish singer. I also listen to English music like Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo. I love going to concerts, and this year I have been to 5, and I enjoy live music very much. Other than that, I am very into dancing a lot. I go to dance classes every week. Lastly, I love fashion so much because I feel very confident when I dress myself up. I currently do not practice any sport. In previous years, I used to do roller skating which I am very good at. Although I have no experience with other sports, I would very much like to learn another one in the United States, such as cheerleading and volleyball.


Special Requests:

Early Placement Request


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female Candela
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I love doing sports in general, but the one that I enjoy the most is syncronized swimming. I like watching Netflix series with my family, hanging out with my friends and spending time with my parents and my dog. I enjoy going on trips to visit nearby towns. I also like to go shopping with my mom and going to parties with my best friends.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My name is Candela, right now im 15 years old and I'm in tenth grade. I live in a town in Madrid called Boadilla del Monte with my family. These are my mum (who works as a journalist), my dad (who is a sports photographer), my sister Claudia, my brother Max and my dog Sami. I go to a semiprivate school called Quercus school. Some of my hobbies are listening to music all the time, going out with my family, watching series, traveling and going to the mall with my friends. Here in Spain I practice synchronized swimming and it would be great if I had the opportunity to do it there too, but I know it is not a very popular sport in America. But even if it is not swimming I would love to play any kind of sports during my stay.


Special Requests:

No


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male Carlos
male,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

SPORTS, FOOTBALL, SOCCER, PLAY VIDEOJUEGOS


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I think I am a easy-going person, usually it is easy for me to make friends and I am very kind and loyal to them. I also consider myself a curious and practical person. My main hobbies are playing soccer, going out with my friends, playing video games and stay with my family. When I think that soon I am going to study abroad I really want to, but I fell a little scared. My goals in USA are to improve my English, to meet diferent people, to became in an independent person and to learn the culture of USA.


Special Requests:

Activity Request: Soccer


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male Carlos
male,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Listen to music Go to the gym Swimming American Football Go out with my friends Play video Games Play with my dog I have been Boyscout for 10 years


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a person who likes to go to the gym, listen to music, go to the countryside and see the views, I really like spending time with my friends and playing games. Besides, I am a boy who likes to learn new things about life and I like to achieve things on my own. I'm usually a guy who does everything on his own, who likes to help and finish what he starts.


Special Requests:

No


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female Carlota
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

-volley -tennis -ski -cooking -shopping


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm a 14-year-old girl, my birthday is January 25th. I'm a funny girl, a little shy at first, kind and I love meeting new people. I love traveling with my family and spending weekends with them and I also love spending time with my friends. In my free time I usually watch movies or I really like going shopping. The sports I practice are tennis and volleyball and in winter I love to go skiing with my family. I really like social media and watching celebrity documentaries. What makes me most excited about going to the United States is meeting new people and learning English.


Special Requests:

Region Northeast, Early Placement Request


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female Carmen
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I love spending time with my family and doing things with them, such as going to any restaurant to eat, going on family trips all over Spain or anywhere in the world. I also like watching soccer games with my father and being able to comment on them. One of my favorite hobbies is listening to music and watching documentaries on TV about the lives of famous people. I play volleyball and I have a lot of fun doing that sport, for five years I went to track and field and I love to run from time to time. Some weekends I entertain myself by playing board games and doing puzzles. I like to be around people so whenever I have time I go out with my friends and do new activities. I love amusement parks and seeing new things.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a super positive person and I don't like to think too much about negative things that may happen in the future. That makes me focus more on what is currently happening in my life than on what may happen in the future.I am kind and respectful in all areas, I like to know new things, like new foods and new traditions.I am a very sociable person because I love to meet new people.I adapt to everything in a short time, I am responsible and a person in whom many people trust when they have any concerns. I am cheerful and I am always with a smile because I like to take advantage of time and be happy with my loved ones, valuing every moment I spend with them.I do not consider myself demanding with myself because when I have a problem I try to face it in a reasonable way. I am very daring when deciding things and that makes me live unforgettable experiences.I am also very indecisive when making not very important decisions like choosing what to wear one day or things like that.I like to have my room tidy, so I am a tidy person because I like to have everything well organized and clean. Qualities that I like about me is that I am an optimistic person and I always see the positive side of things even if it is complicated, I am also very empathetic because when I know that someone has a problem I always put myself in their place to help them. I like soccer a lot, watch the games, commentate them, but on the other hand, to practice a sport I prefer volleyball because I practice it, I did 5 years of athletics and I still like it because many times I go running to clear my mind, but now I prefer collective sports.I love italian and japonese food, I like a lot the pasta but my favorite food is cheese. I also like chocolate and all kinds of candy but always eating it in moderation. I love to go out with friends and talk with them about different things. I usually go out to eat with my family on the weekends and sometimes we play board games and it's a fun way to be together. I like to listen to music mostly from current Spanish artists or from quite a few years ago but I also like successful Latin artists. I love going to amusement parks because I find it amazing to ride roller coasters, also watching live sports, going to the stadium and watching it with all the fans of those teams.I like to learn new things, whether it be customs or foods that I have never tried.Cooking has been my passion since I was little and I like to be able to make different recipes whether it be for a basic dinner (I love making recipes like tortilla de patatas) or baking for a dessert. I usually make sweet recipes like brownies, chocolate chip cookies or even cakes or cupcakes.I really like math and history and it is what I am best at in school and I also enjoy learning them. Sometimes I participate in tennis and soccer tournaments with my friends. I like to watch a lot of action movies and comedies, but I also like series, especially comedies. I participate in an organization in my city to do activities with both the elderly and young children. Right now I'm volunteering to teach elderly people how to use new technologies, for example how to use cell phones and computers.


Special Requests:

No


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female Celeste
female,
17 years
flag Italy Hobbies:

I like reading almost every kind of book in my free time. I listen to music whenever I can. I also enjoy cooking and baking. I don't do a specific sport, but I like to work out in the gym. I watch a lot of football matches and sometimes I also go to the stadium with my dad. I like to go shopping with my mum or with my friends.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm kind of an introvert person but, once you give me confidence, I open up very easily. My friends can always rely on me when they need advice and I make sure I'm there for them if they need someone to talk to. I'm a calm and reflective person: if I find myself in a discussion I need to take some time to evaluate the situation and understand the other point of views, but in the end I'm always open for confrontation and dialogue. I'm an honest person, I'm quite sensitive and also empathetic. I love watching soccer matches, hang out with my friends and do some shopping. I enjoy cooking, baking, listening to music , watch some TV and also read any kind of book. What I'm looking forward to the most about going on exchange is to meet new people, make new friends, discover new places and cultures, improve my English and speak it on a daily basis.


Special Requests:

State request: CO - Colorado


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female Celia
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Music, Ski, Voleyball, dancing, TV Series and going out whith my friends


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I’m a very active person and so friendly y like to dance I went to clases during one year, I also like to, watch tv and go out with my friends I do it most of my days I’m interested in visiting new countries, I love visiting new beaches and go diving through the ocean, what I’m looking forward from this exchange is learning new English and also see if I’m capable of going away from home without my family because I have never been alone that time


Special Requests:

No


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female Chiara
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Horse Riding; Gym; Meeting friends


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I`m curious and open for new experiences. I like to meet new people and make new friends. Most adults would say that I`m respectful and friendly. My spare time I spend with friends, listen to music and watch series. Once a week I go horse riding since 10 years. Going on exchange is a great opportunity and and I`m very thankful that my parents support me with this intention. I`m very excited about learning at an American Highschool and see what`s it like in reality - compared to the pictures in TV. I have been to the US for vacation and loved the spirit.


Special Requests:

Region Warm Weather States


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male Daniel
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Music, sports, marcial arts,chess


Allergies:

nuts, hazelnut,peanuts and pollen during spring


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

Very communicative person, possitive and always looking for learn new things. My hobbies are sports and music, I am always looking for play a sport, doing activities and listening music . I also like all the activities related to mechanics. I want to learn about american culture, have new experiences and get new friends that show me about their culture


Special Requests:

No


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female Daniela
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I've done many sports during my life. When I was 7 I used to play basketball with my school team. In 4th grade I started practising artistic skate (on wheels). Last year I also tried playing voleyball, I really liked it, so I'm doing it again this year. My family and I go skiing twice a year, it's not too much, but nevertheless, I love it and I'd like to learn even more if it was possible. In the weekends I go to the gym, especially for legs, but I do everything, even cardio. In summer mornings I go to the beach with my family, I love swimming in the sea and play with the waves, apart from the mornings, I've also practised horse riding in the afternoons, in fact, I volunteered for working there. Also, I like listening to music when I'm doing my business, for example homework, chores, in the gym...


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

Well, according on what people who know me say about me, and how I actually feel about myself, I'd say I'm a very kind person, also shy but polite; however, when people do really know me I can become really funny, I don't want people to feel uncomfortable with me, so I try to convey confident to them, making them laugh and be happy with me. I always try to help my friends and people who I love whatever happens. I am a very sportive girl, I have done many sports throughout my life, like basketball, artistic skate, skiing, volleyball. This year I just do basketball and voleyball. I do really enjoy it, my teammates are great as my coaches. In my school we do the "Olimpiadas Marianistas" (Marianist Olympics), it lasts three days, I have gone twice, but anyway it is be one of the best events of the year. It consist in compete against other marianist schools of the hole country in different sports. You know people and players of other schools and stay with your teammates, for three days! I love the Marianist Olympics. Although I'm a bit shy, I like to meet people and make new friends. And it will be great to know new people when I'm going abroad. One of my favourties subjects is english, and I would really like to learn more english and almost dominate it. Going abroad to United States is one of my dreams, it is very different to Spain, the school, sports, food, culture, etc. I am really excited about going there for almost a year!


Special Requests:

State request: WI - Wisconsin


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male David
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

My hobbies are playing golf, basketball and watching F1. I practice golf a lot. I am handicap 5 and I am in the selection of Castilla La Mancha (my region). Basketbal: I watch all the resumes of the dallas mavericks because my favorite player is Luka Doncic. F1: I watch all the races but this year is a little bit boring because Verstappen always win.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I consider myself an outgoing, simple and flexible person. I also consider myself curious, funny and polite. I don’t have any problem to make new friends, I am very sociable. Physically, I am 1.76 cm, I have brown eyes and short hair. I am at my weight because I do a lot of sports (Golf, basket and soccer are my favorites hobbies). I want to learn to speak fluent English to open my job opportunities in the future and to know new cultures.


Special Requests:

Activity Request: Golf


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male Diego
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I really like listening to pop music. And I love going out with my friends. I also like traveling a lot and discovering new traditions and cultures. I like cooking, learning how to cook, and trying new food and gastronomy.


Allergies:

Im intolerant to Pineapple, Kiwi and Melon


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I describe myself as a kind person, confident and somewhat independent. I dislike conflict and always try to find solutions to make everyone around me happy. I love to go out with my friends and discover places that i have never been to. I also love to travel and learn about different cultures. In my spare time I also love to cook for my friends and family. What Im looking forward the most out of this experience is to inmerse in a new culture, get to know new friends and become a part of the local community and the host family. I hope this is going to be a very rewarding experience for me in this important stage of my life and I´d be happy if the host family thought that I made their lifes better for a year of their lives.


Special Requests:

No


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female Elisa
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

reading , tennis (in team), volleyball, cooking baking (vegetarian), any kind of sport, meet up with friends, swimming


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

Vegetarian


Self-Description:

I would describe me as a extrovert person. I love hanging around with my friends and beeing active. I love doing Sport it's really important to me. I like every kind of sport it just have to be a challenge. I play tennis regulary. I like going to the gym or runnig. If I want to relaxe I read books. Cooking is my addiction I mostly cook healhy. This is really important to me.( I want to add that I don't eat fish or meat). I'm vegetarian. I would say that I'm not a quiet person. If I don't like something or I have an other opinion I say it.I'm a loyal person. As well I love meeting my friends or call them. During my exchange year I'm looking forward to gwt know a new culture. But obviously I'm looking forward to a nice host family and new friends in school. And generally the school life ( football games, Prom,clubs,school bus..). Or halloween and christmas :) As well I hope to improve my english skills.


Special Requests:

Region West


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female Emma
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I love playing padel, hanging out with friends, listening to music, staying with my family and playing with my dog.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I consider myself a polite girl, smiling, friendly, a bit shy, perseverant, sociable.... In my free time I like to listen to music, play paddle tennis, hang out with my friends, play with my dog and spend time with my family. I hope to live a great experience, meet new people and soak in the American culture.


Special Requests:

Early Placement Request


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female Enkhkhuslen
female,
17 years
flag Mongolia Hobbies:

Dance, Handcraft


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

Actually I used to be an introvert. When I was an introvert, it was hard to me that express myself for others. I started to attend voluntaty work, become a member of voluntary organization and join to student's council. After all, I could change my personality. In my free time, I like to go to bookstore, watch ballet, watch vlogs on youtube (i want to make a videos). My hobbies are reading book, dancing, watching films, writing journal, playing lego, travelling, play with pets. One of the important thing is family in my life. Because family protect each others, spend time with family members and make memories! I am looking forward to most about meet my future host family, make new friends, get to know American culture and nature.


Special Requests:

No


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female Esther
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Vóley, swimming, music, friends


Allergies:

Grasses


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I consider myself a friendly, pleasant, educated and a fun person, and when I gain confidence chatty. I have been playing volleyball for two years, this is the third one. Well, the thing I am looking forward to the most is to have a great year, with a lot of fun and surprises


Special Requests:

No


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female Fabienne
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I am doing acrobatics in germany so i would love to do cheerleading in the Us.


Allergies:

Pollen Allergy


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I describe myself as a polite, organized, helpful, sporty but also serious and direct person. I like to help people when they need my help and I am always respectful to others. But if I don't like something I address it directly and try to discuss it and find a solution. I am very sporty. I am active in a team sport (acrobatics) and there are often conflicts in the team. That is why I am good at addressing problems. I hope that during my year abroad my family and friends will tell me if they don't like what I have done. Because this is the only way to build a deep connection to each other, which I want to have one hundred percent!


Special Requests:

Region Warm Weather States


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male Filip
male,
17 years
flag Poland Hobbies:

I love wrestling and kitesurfing but I'd also like to try new sports . I'm very into fashion and I like traveling very much .


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I consider myself an open person , I love meeting new people and explore new places . I'm also easygoing and I dislike conflicts . I train wrestling for about 10 years so it's definitley my passion . I love traveling and learning about diffrient countries and their traditions . During the exchange I would like to meet as many people as possilbe and learn about life in the USA . I also hope to share a bit of Polish culture with my host family .


Special Requests:

No


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female Franka
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Tennis, Gymnasitic, Gym


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

Hey my name is Franka. I am a sixteen year old girl and live in Germany. In my free time I like to swim, to meet my friends or to cook something. I like all kinds of animals/pets ! Sometimes I go for a walk with my neighbor’s dogs :) I am a really open minded and humorous person and like to laugh. I would be happy for a lovely family that welcomes me.


Special Requests:

No


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female Franziska
female,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Hanging out with friends, being creative like drawing or acting, reading


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I’d describe myself as reliable and determined. I also want harmony in my life and will try to archive that. However, I can be a bit introverted at first - especially when I’m tired. In my spare time I listen to music, read, cook or bake. When it’s possible I go on a run and dance. I also like to swim and go horse riding. I hope I can find good friends during my exchange year and experience new things. I also look forward to live the ‘American way of life’ and interact with Americans as they are quite different from Germans.


Special Requests:

Single Room Request


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male Gabriel
male,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I'm really keen on music, more specifically on rap and rock. Some of my favourite singers and bands are Kanye West, Travis Scott, Gorillaz and The Weeknd. I also studied piano for 7 years, but I decided to start learning how to play the spanish guitar. I really like literature, specially drama, fantasy and horror novels. I love sports, being basketball and soccer my favourite ones. I spend a part of my free time playing videogames, such as FIFA, Spiderman or Fortnite.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm an extrovert and funny person and I love discovering new things. I love music, sports and arts, like literature or painting. I'm really looking forward to discovering how life is like in other places of the world, and the US is one of my main goals to visit.


Special Requests:

Early Placement Request


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female Gabriela
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Basketball,skiing,cooking,reading,traveling and history .


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I think I am an ambitious, cheerful, familiar person, generous, extroverted person, I am a person who learns very quickly, knows how to get out of complicated situations, tries to be optimistic and adapts to everything that is proposed to me. As for my hobbies I love basketball I've been practicing since I was 4 years old and I have never stopped doing it, whenever I play basketball I disconnect from everything, in general I have always been a girl who likes to play sports because it makes me feel good, on the other hand a sport that I consider it a little hobby is skiing also I've been doing it since I can remember but unfortunately I've only been doing it since I can remember.Outside of sports I love to read especially romance books, I'm quite romantic, it's an activity that relaxes me and makes me get into each book.Well, this year .I am also very good at memorizing which is very useful for history, my favorite subject, I am very curious and I love to know everything and everything about the history of the world.I hope to have a good time, make friends, and learn a language in more depth and more things


Special Requests:

No


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female Giada
female,
16 years
flag Italy Hobbies:

I love cooking and I'm really into reading, too. I usually go out for a walk in sunny days and discover new places. I'm continuously listening to music and I like doing it while painting. During cold winter afternoons, I love playing table games.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

"I found peace in you, the one I was looking for inside me". A friend I met last year during my study trip said that before leaving me. That really impressed me and I have thought about it for a long time. Many people everyday express their feelings to me as I am empathetic and I always listen to everyone. I am not really extroverted, I prefer observing the world around me quietly: I learn a lot of things this way! So, meeting as many people as possible is one of my goals for this experience in order to learn new things. I worked hard to have that personality. Although I love it, I expect the year abroad to change my points of view and my lifestyle. I am conscious my approach to life will be completely different in two years time and I am really looking forward to see what it is going to be like!


Special Requests:

Region Northeast, Early Placement Request


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female Gianna
female,
17 years
flag Switzerland Hobbies:

In my free time I like to go climbing an I'm also active in a polysportive gymnastics club. Other than that, I love music and spending time with my family and my friends.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

I rarely eat meat.


Self-Description:

I would describe myself as an open and cheerful person. I like to be active in my free time, I often go climbing and I'm in a multi-sport gymnastics club. As a balance to sport, I love music, especially listening to it, but I also play the piano from time to time. Most of all, I look forward to meeting new people and having new experiences in my exchange.


Special Requests:

No


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female Giorgia
female,
17 years
flag Italy Hobbies:

Playing guitar and piano, reading manga, listening to music, hanging out with friends, playing computer games, drawing and playing volleyball at school.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm initially shy but when I get to know people I become friendly. I like to take care of people and help them if they are in difficulty. I can't wait to have this experience and meet my host family and new friends.


Special Requests:

Region Northeast


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female Helene
female,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I`ve been three years in a canoe-club and there i drive canoe and dragonboat. A few years ago i was two years in a dance-club. In my freetime i run. Two times i was a member on a run in our city. A big passion for me is reading. I am a big fan of Billie Eilish It is important for me to mention that i am homosexually oriented.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would describe myself as a selfconfident, tidy, respectfull, homorous and funny person. I play drums and I am very interested in medicine. In my freetime I like to read and listen to music, especially that of Billie Eilish. I´m most lookig forward to getting to know highschool life and getting to know America a bit during the exchange.


Special Requests:

No


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female Iciar
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I love playing volleyball,to care pets,going to the cinema with my friends and spending time with my family. I also like to make baking recipes and to ride horses.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I’m Iciar a smiling person who likes to be with her family and friends. I have a really busy life. One of my hobbies is doing volleyball which I love it and helps me to disconnect from the school and from important things that are on my mind. In my family we are 5 members my little sister, my dog, my parents and me and we like travelling, doing sport and many things more. I would like to be an exchange student because I think it’s going to be a great experience, also is a way to learn how do people live in another country with another customs and another traditions of a different family that I hope they are going to be the best family I could have with the one with whom I can have the confidence to tell them my good things, my problems or my worries.


Special Requests:

No


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male Iván
male,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like sports in general, but specially tennis, basketball and volleyball. When I was in primary school I started to play these sports, but when I started high school I chose tennis and since then I practice tennis in an Academy. I practice tennis three days a week and I play every weekend in a ranking and sometimes local tournaments. I still play basketball with my classmates in the high school and I like watching NBA matches when it is possible. Besides I also play chess since I was fiver year old and I still play in a club. Finnaly I was member to scout group in Madrid and I like trekking.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I like sports in general and especially tennis and basketball. I also play chess and I like outdoors activities such as hiking or sking. I would describe myselft as a sport, quiet, shy and hardworking boy. I would like to be part of a family who shares the same hobbies, tennis and basketball, so it would make easier my integration.


Special Requests:

No


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male Jaime
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like playing basketball, I'm actually playing in a very good team in Madrid (Spain),however I love practicing all kinds of sports. When I was younger I was member of a ski racing team in Madrid and I used to participate in competitions where I won several medals but now I enjoy skiing with my family. I like nature, I enjoy sharing time with my family and friends and I also love travelling.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

First of all, I am a person of normal height for my age, I have brown hair, white skin, brown eyes and an athletic body. I consider myself a very empathetic, polite and nice person, funny and a little sensitive in some aspects. The quality that I like the most about me is that I do not tolerate injustice, there will always be something that I will do to solve it, another quality that I love about me is that I wonder why? or how? things happen, that is, I'm always curious about things and I am very observant.I have many hobbies of all kinds. The first and most important for me are sports, I like all sports, I always find something I like about them. The sports I practice are: skiing, basketball, soccer, swimming but then there are also sports that I like to watch like football or rugby (apart from the ones I practice) outside of sports I have more hobbies, I really like the world of cinema, music, debating and also a very strange one is doing LEGOS. And finally what I am most excited about my stay in the USA are the new friends I will make and the difference in culture between Spain and the USA.


Special Requests:

Single Room Request


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male Javier
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

i usually play PS5 in my free times as well as playing basketball and also y like to go out with my friends and meet new people .


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

Well, I am a person who tries to do my best in everything I do. I am very responsible and my interests are basketball at a global level and soccer in the Spanish league where I follow it every day since there is a person who likes me. Madrid a lot. I am going abroad to be able to learn English and in the future, if I have to travel abroad, to know how to handle the language very well.


Special Requests:

No


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female Jimena
female,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Voleyball, Athletics, riding horses, go out with friends, watching movies, listen to music, cooking, go shopping


Allergies:

grasses, arizona, olive plant


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm 1,62cm tall. I've got straight, long brown hair. I'm a ver happy and sociable girl. I'm only child. I’m so happy to have the opportunity of going to USA and exploring new things. When I’m with my parents, we like to discover new restaurants. We are very foodies and enjoy very much trying new dishes. We are sushi lovers!! Jajaja. I also love cooking with my mom and watching movies with my dad. My love practising sports, specially volleyball, athletics, skiing and horse riding (which I practice with my mom). I'm fanatic of listening to music of all types, but specially Spanish pop music (Aitana, Taburete, Loquillo, Bad Gyal,…) and also international artists like Olivia Rodrigo, Ed Sheeran, Sebastian Yatra, Bad Bunny,…


Special Requests:

State request: CO - Colorado


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female Joana
female,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

tennis tew painting and drawing reading


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would describe myself as friendly, open, extroverted, helpful, curious and honest. Sometimes I can be a bit stubborn.I'm always open to new things, even if I can sometimes be a little shy at first.


Special Requests:

Single Room Request, Early Placement Request


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female Johanna
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Classical Orchestra, French horn, Tennis and Gym


Allergies:

fish intolerance (not approved yet)


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would describe myself as curious, self-confident, loving and open-minded. I like to make new experiences , I am open to new things and also open to new people. I like getting to know people in order to exchange ideas and have interesting conversations with them, but also to have fun and gain exciting experiences with those I meet.


Special Requests:

Activity Request: French


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female Julia
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Hello my name is Julia Torres Serra and I´m 15 years old. I´m from Ibiza,Spain. I´m a very active person,and I really like sports,in fact,my main hobbie is horse riding I´m really open to new adventures, that´s why I would like to spend a year abroad, meeting new people and learning about new cultures. I like spending time with my friends and I hope to make many new friends abroad, I also like travelling and spending time with anima


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I have brown long hair, dark green eyes, I'm a very friendly person who loves meeting people, my hobbie is horse riding and I love doing it. The most I'm looking for is to enjoy my year,meeting amazing people, learn new traditions and new things.


Special Requests:

No


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female Julia
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Within my free time, I love to do different activities and hobbies. Firstly, since I was 3 years old I have always loved dancing especially ballet and from there forward I am still practicing and growing in several aspects of this interest. Moreover, I also enjoy skiing one or two times a year with my family and friends as I like to feel the adrenaline. Furthermore I am fond of swimming and playing tennis, however I have just started to learn this sport so I can not say I am good or a profesional. Additionally I love horseback riding, but on the contrary I have stop practicing this sport so Iove love to resume this sport.


Allergies:

I’m in the process to determined if I am intolerant to lactose.


Special Diet:

I’m in the process to determined if I am intolerant to lactose.


Self-Description:

I am tiny and slim ( I fit everywhere, no worries), I have very dark hair, and eyes. I consider myself a very caring person, hard working, and responsable teenager. I am solidary person, as I like to help people in need. People describe me as educated and graceful. My hobbies are very simple: I like to dance, to bake ( specially cakes and cookies), shopping and I’m learning how to play tennis. However during my exchange year I am looking forward on trying new activities such as cheerleading and much more. I cannot decide in one thing am most looking forward to as I am excited to learn the different culture, lifestyle, habits, meeting new people, …, everything.


Special Requests:

Single Room Request, Early Placement Request


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female Julia
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I go to scouts, I like music, drawing, reading and cooking. I go to endurance (a type of crossfit) and I like playing voleyball.


Allergies:

Grasses, olive trees and arizonica.


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am persevering, creative, hardworking and curious. I am good at listening and helping other people. I love music (especially Taylor Swift and Adele). I am learning to play the piano. I like to draw, to read and to cook. I love traveling, with my family I have gone to many places in Spain. I go to scouts since I was 6 years old. I also do endurance (is a type of crossfit, but is not that hard) and I like playing volleyball, tenis and badminton. What I am looking forward the most on going on exchange is to know the culture of the United States completely, get better English and make new friends.


Special Requests:

No


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male Julius
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Sports: Tennis, Basketball, Soccer Arts: drawing Spending time with my two cats. Meeting friends.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My name is Julius, and I am currently fifteen years old, living in a large city in Germany. My birthday is in February, so I will be sixteen upon my arrival in the USA. Friends often describe me as friendly, outgoing, creative, patient, and reliable. I make an effort to adapt to various situations and treat others with respect. I live with my family in the suburbs of our city. My family includes my mother, Melanie, my father, Andreas, my thirteen-year-old little brother, Linus, and my halfsister, Clara, who is twenty-two and studying in another big city. Additionally, we share our home with two adorable cats, Cleopatra and Sam, who have been part of our family since they were kittens. Family holds great significance for me, and I am grateful for the strong relationships we share. I spend as much time as possible with both my family and friends. Our weekends are filled with enjoyable family activities. In my leisure time, I engage in various sports, with tennis being a particular passion. I attend practice four times a week and participate in weekend competitions, sometimes traveling to other cities for tournaments. Soccer and basketball are also activities I enjoy, because I love being part of a team. I hope to continue pursuing some of these hobbies during my exchange year. My friends are an important part of my life, and we often spend time together watching movies, shopping, or hanging out at someone's home. We help each other out a lot. I also like to be creative, such as drawing writings reminiscent of graffiti. When I have time to myself, I appreciate listening to music, watching TV (especially series or sports), and using my PC, although these activities are limited due to school and homework commitments. On exchange, I am interested in different cultures, landscapes, and foreign cuisines in America. I am open to new experiences and excited to get to know the American school system, try out new sports, and experience the famous American school spirit. I hope to make lasting friendships and get to know American family life.


Special Requests:

Region Southeast, Activity Request: Tennis


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female Katharina
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Reading, creative writing, cooking, dancing


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

I don’t eat meat or fish but both my parents do so it’s absolutely no problem for me to be in a non-


Self-Description:

I am sixteen years old and I am in tenth grade in a secondary school in Germany. I’d say about myself that I’m very outgoing and I enjoy meeting new people. Since I have a dog myself, I am also very fond of pets and animals in general. I am a quite ambitious person, since I care a lot about achieving my goals and fulfilling my dreams. I always try to be open minded and step out of my comfort zone and I love trying out new things. Something I really care about is spending time with my friends and my family. Me and my parents have a very strong bond and I‘m definitely a family person. I love reading books. It’s one of my absolut favourite hobbies and I always have a book with me. When I was seven I started writing my own stories and I’m still doing it today. A hobby I recently discovered is crocheting. I started it over the summer and absolutely love it. It took me a while to figure out how to stitch correctly but it’s getting better and better. Another hobby of mine is cooking. I love the Asian and Italian cuisine and I cook for myself or my family practically every day. I’m a rather active person, I have ballet class twice a week and I also try to do Pilates or go for a run at least once a week. We live only thirty minutes away from the countryside so sometimes me and my parents go for a walk in the forest. What I am most looking forward to about the exchange is being able to dive into a world that is completely new to me. I am so excited to be able to meet new people and learn about different traditions in the US. I‘d love to celebrate the typical American holidays and get to know the culture of the country.


Special Requests:

No


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female Kira
female,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I love to play handball four times a week with my team. In my team are a lot of friends of mine. I like to read books, especially romantic teenage stories. And I like to travel with my family. I've seen a lot of countries in Europe and I've been to the Caribbean three times. Also I love to hang out with my friends.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

Kira ist not a strict vegetarian, but she prefers not to eat a lot of meat, especially fat or raw me


Self-Description:

I would describe myself as smart, reliable, mature and ambitious. I also have a strong sense of justice. I love doing sports. I play team handball 3 times a week and I go to the gym about 1 or 2 times a week. I'm interessted in cooking and recently I started to try new recipes. I like reading and I love to listen to music. I'm really looking forward to this whole highschool life with sport events and homecoming and all these things. I've never been to the USA and I hope to have the oppurtunity to visit new places and I'm really curious about the everyday life in another family and country.


Special Requests:

Region Warm Weather States


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male Konstantin
male,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

-Basketball (playing myself in the local team and coaching my younger brother´s team) -Tennis -Chess -Sneakers/Shoes (collecting sneakers) -Workout -playing the piano -spending time with friends and family


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am an honest, realiable and calm person. I like to play sports and hangout with my friends. Troughout the week I play Basketball, Tennis and Chess and also watch the Basketball games of my brothers. What I am looking forward the most on my exchange year abroad is spending more time at the school which is not common in Germany because school usually stops at 1 p.m.. Hopefully I will further improve my English and make some new friends from another country. Becoming part of a new family is something I am really curious about.


Special Requests:

Activity Request: Basketball, State request: NC - North Carolina


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female Laura
female,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

One of my hobbies is sports, but my favorites are riding my bike or playing volleyball. I also love to read, especially adventure books or books about science. I really enjoy when I am with my friends, and I like all kind of insects or small animals (I also like the bigger ones). I'm happy when I'm surrounded by nature. I love to think about any kind of new or interesting experiences and learning about any kind of topic.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I describe myself as an open-minded person, I like to make friends, I love to learn new things, people and places. I consider myself as a helpful person with great goals. I don't like spending a lot of time at home, I prefer to go out and live adventures, although if they are small adventures. Because of this I'm looking forward to go a course abroad, to change my life style and to learn things I won't learn in Spain, to understand better the world, not only European cultures.


Special Requests:

No


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female Lena
female,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Tanzen, Klavier spielen, Gedichte schreiben, Tauchen


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I love to read books. They help me to escape my life, when I have a problem. I also like to write poems, so I can organize my thoughts in my mind. I have played piano since I´am four years old. i go together with my best friend Diana every wednesday to the youth groop in our curch. Twice a week I go to dance in my group I have in my church.


Special Requests:

State request: OR - Oregon


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male Lenn
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:


Allergies:

Lactose


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am open to meet new people. I am very interested in sports and I like trying out different kind of sports. But I‘m also interested to try out new or foreign activities I didn’t know before. I am curious to learn more about the American School system and the different subjects. Sometimes I need time for myself. Then I prefer to watch TV, surf the Internet or listen to music. I’m looking forward to get my bicycle license soon. I have two rabbits, but I also like dogs.


Special Requests:

No


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male Leonhard
male,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I sometimes meet up with my friends or persue my hobbies. One hobby I’ve been doing for a year and a half is Karate. It helps me stay fit and requires much discipline. Furthermore I play the piano for three years. Actually, I've had a fascination with this instrument since kindergarten. However, I made the decision to play the drums for 7 years. Also, I love water sports. Their not an active hobby I engage with, but I'm very skilled in waterskiing and wakeboarding. Additionally, I'm a very good swimmer too. Besides, I also spend a big portion of my free time at home, where I can sometimes be quite lazy. I play several video games, most of them are creative and strategic. And of course, I'm also active on Insta, Youtube, and Twitch.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would describe myself as a very funny, outgoing guy who likes to make people laugh and is very open and approachable. I also have the ability to quickly become interested and enthusiastic about almost any topic, currently history and geography for example, so I am very inquisitive. I also enjoy reading fantasy books and listening to music with a very diverse taste in music. During the exchange, in addition to life in the family, I would especially like to get to know the high school. Does it really differentiate from German schools or is it the way you see it in the films? I want to be able to answer these questions myself.


Special Requests:

Single Room Request, Activity Request: Skiing, Activity Request: Painting


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female Letizia
female,
17 years
flag Italy Hobbies:

I play soccer but I like different sports: volleyball, gymnastics and gym.


Allergies:

Peach, Cherries, Nuts


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a cheerful, courageous and sporty girl, in fact I like all sports but in particular football and the gym. I like listening to music, going to the cinema and the theatre. I enjoy being in the company of my friends and organizing evenings together. From this year abroad I expect to learn the english language well, to meet new people and therefore make new friends, to come into contact with the new culture and to get along well with my host family.


Special Requests:

Region Southeast


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female Lina
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

My Hobby is horseriding. I'm going to the stable 2x a week. In addition i like reading books, especially romantic books.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would describe myself as a friendly and optimistic person. I would also say that I am an outgoing and reliable person. Additionally I am a sociable person and a good listener. I always try to do my best and don’t give up early. I am looking forward to meet new people and make new friends. Also I'm looking forward to speak the language, see the cultur and politics of the USA and live the High School spirit.


Special Requests:

No


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female Lina
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I play trumpet for 7 years. Currently I play in two diffrent school bands and have private lessens. Also I like to go to the gym, bake cakes or bread, spend time with my friends, read books, take a walk with my dog, listen to music or play the piano


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am honest, open minded, positive, tolerant, funny and I have humor. But I am also chaotic and a perfectionist. In my freetime I like to play trumpet, piano or just listen to music, go to the gym, read books or take a walk. I am interested in music, politics, nutrition and psycholigy in my everyday life and how I can find a healthy way to life. I am looking forward to meet new people, experience the american way of life, celebrate typical traditions like halloween, thanksgiving or homecomming, learn something about your country and culture. And of course to finally meet you.


Special Requests:

Single Room Request


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female Lina
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I will start with my hobbies these are horse riding and kickboxing, i go horse riding three times a week and kickboxing once a week. when i go horse riding i don’t only ride i teach little children how to ride and also help at the farm, i have a care horse where i also have to do all the work. I do kickboxing because its a lot of fun and also self defence. My interests are to be active and do sports, make experiences and meet friends.


Allergies:

I am allergic against insect bites


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a 15 year old girl, but I will be 16 when I do the exchange year. My birthday is on the 29th February, which is also just every four years, when I was little it was kinda annoying for me but today I think it’s kinda special. I am currently going to the Theodor- Heuss Gymnasium attending the 9th grade. I live in house with my parents, my brother and my dog, called Cellie. I would describe myself as a really polite and responsible person, I like to help other people or be there for them. I am open when it comes to getting to know new people even when I am sometimes a little bit shy at the beginning, but when I get to know them a little bit more I am completely myself.But I think my weakness is that I am sometimes a little bit to competive because I am scared to disappoint people who are important to me but I try to keep this in check and work on it. I like to go horse riding and doing boxing, I do my hobbies with my friends because I think then it is just funnier and it makes me happier. I enjoy to spend time with my friends and family but sometimes I also want to be alone, when I want to calm down from school or anything. Another thing I really enjoy is going on vacations with my family or my friends. The most I am looking forward about going on exchange is learning ne things, living the high school life and also maybe getting a second family and home.


Special Requests:

Region West, Single Room Request


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female Louane
female,
18 years
flag Belgium Hobbies:

Scouts, travelling, listening to music, going to cinema, gymnastic, dance


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm a teenager who is shy with stranger and I'm a helpful person. I love spending time with my family and my friend or making new friend. I also like the cinema, the sport and I love travel.


Special Requests:

No


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female Louisa Theresa
female,
17 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

swimming, climbing, working out and crocheting and always ready to try new things


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I´d say I am a pretty fun person to be with, I might seem a little shy at first, but if you get to know me I can be loud and all over the place. I love to meet new people and try to treat everyone with respect. For a big part I am interestet in human psycology. It is just facinating how your behaviour makes you look to ohers and how powerful words can be. Thats a big knowledge topic I want to try growing on my year abroud. I want to make as many experiences as posible like trying new foods, seeing new cultures do everything I can.


Special Requests:

State request: VA - Virginia, State request: NC - North Carolina


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male Luca
male,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I have a strong interest in art and music, which explains my dedication to playing the piano, composing original pieces, and drawing. I'm also really passionate about martial arts such as karate and kickboxing. At school, I actively participate in an after-school group called "Demokratie AG", where we work collaboratively on projects related to politics under the guidance of a dedicated teacher. Moreover, I have a particular interest and knowledge in computer graphics. I have created numerous 3D art pieces and models using the software "Blender". I have also ventured into video game development, attempting to code a game with Unreal Engine using the programming language C++. Additionally, I have acquired knowledge in web design and successfully built multiple websites using WordPress.


Allergies:

Pollen


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a creative and ambitious person, who loves to challenge myself and others. I enjoy competing in sports, as they test my physical and mental abilities, and help me improve my skills and confidence. I also have a passion for pursuing my aspirations, whether they are personal or professional. I always set high goals for myself, and work hard to achieve them. I am not afraid of failure, as I see it as an opportunity to learn and grow. I am also fascinated by societal debates, especially those that relate to education and trends. I like to learn more about these topics, and to understand their impact and implications. I am curious about how they affect people’s lives, opinions, and identities. I am also interested in how they shape the society and the culture that we live in. I like to engage in discussions and debates with others, as they help me broaden my perspective and challenge my assumptions.


Special Requests:

No


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female Lucía
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Sports New cultures Making friends Having good experiences Travelling abroad Music


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My name is Lucía, I'm 15 and I live in a village called Calatayud, in Aragón (Spain). I consider myself an extrovert person and eager to know new people. I'm a kind person too, because I always try to help my friends with their problems and I also think that I'm respectful with everyone without considering their skin, their sexual orientation or their religion. We are all the same kind of people. My favorite hobby is travelling, since I was little I have travelled to many different countries with my parents and I love to know about different cultures, places and monuments. In my free time I like listening to music, I like many different types of music but my favorite is reggaeton and my favorite singer is Feid, but I also like english music, for example, Bruno Mars or One Direction. In this exchange year the main objetive I have is obviously learning english as a native, but I want to know all about the American culture too. Furthermore, I'm going to live different experiences that are going to transform me in a new person and more adult.


Special Requests:

No


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female Lucy
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

- Basketball (main hobby: 3-4 times a week) - cycling (just for fun, not fast, no competition) - spending time with my family and friends


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm a easygoing and curious person who loves trying out new things. I enjoy playing basketball or volley-ball, which keeps me active and engaged. I like meeting people, making friends, and just soaking up what life has to offer. I'm super excited about going on exchange! The idea of experiencing a different country, meeting new people, and getting into a whole new routine sounds awesome. Can't wait to see what adventures come my way!


Special Requests:

Region Northeast


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female Magdalena
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

- Karate (12 years) - Volleyball - Flute (10 years) - Saxophon (4 years)


Allergies:

allergy to pollen, animal hair allergy, allergy to some (raw) fruits like apple, plum, peach, cherry, (self-assessable, self-manageable)


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

Hello, my name is Magda and I am 15 years old. I am incredibly excited and looking forward to participating in the exchange program in the USA next school year! My friends describe me as funny, smart, friendly, creative, confident, humorous and optimistic. I believe these qualities help me make new friends and adapt well to new communities. In my free time I have two great passions: karate and music. I have been practicing karate since I was 4 years old and it has thought me not only self-defense but also discipline and endurance. I also play the flute and music is a way for me to express myself and escape into another world. I love spending time with my friends. We go to the cinema, go swimming and do girls nights. Friendship is very important to me and I am so happy to have these people in my life. I am truely excited about exploring the USA, meeting new people and experience their culture. I am open to new experiences and look forward to expanding my knowledge and boarding my horizons.


Special Requests:

State request: OR - Oregon


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male Malte
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

My hobbies are fitness, table-tennis, playing guitar, working in youth groups.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

Here are 10 Words to describe my personality: kind, thoughtful, helpful, sporty, smart, caring, funny, musically, fond of child and warmhearted. I am passionate about lifting, table tennis, couple dancing and basically all other kinds of sport. I like playing the guitar, helping out in church (youth work), math, science and video games. I mostly am looking forward to experiencing the all day life in the US and getting in touch with the locals.


Special Requests:

No


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male Manuel
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Basketball, listening to music, singing, boyscout and cooking


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I think I'm a very happy person. I'm always open to make new friends and live new adventures. I love listening to music and playing any sport, even if isn't my favourite. I'm looking fordward to make new friends in USA and, obviusly, learn English.


Special Requests:

No


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female Manuela
female,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like classical ballet, I practice it at an academy and I also enjoy watching it at the theatre; I also like reading, mostly fantasy books, I read a lot I think I could have read one thousand books in all my life; at my village I usually ride my bike in the afternoon, I often go through a little wood; I love the landscapes so I normally like drawing with watercolors.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

From my point of view, I think that I'm a very persistent person because if I set myself a goal I will not stop until I have done it. I have an open mind, I'm also very loyal and noble and I love myself a lot. Some of the things that I like are the Harry Potter books and movies; reading fantasy books; hanging out with my friends and family, playing board games, and watching movies with them. I also like chocolate, pasta, and the spinach cream that my grandma made. My hobbies are dancing ballet, reading, playing chess, riding my bike and painting with watercolors.


Special Requests:

No


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female Mara
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

My favourite hobby is horse riding, other hobbies I do regulary are swimming (DLRG) and playing the saxophone. I also love to read books or draw sth & I sometimes meet my friends after school.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

I'm a vegetarian here but I'm okay with eating meat again in the USA


Self-Description:

I'd describe myself as a reliable and determined person and although I'm rather calm, I also am pretty self-confident. Two qualities that are very important to me are honesty and fairness. My favourite hobby out of all is horseback riding, but I also enjoy reading romance books, going swimming or skiing, or just hanging out with friends. Apart from that the protection of animals and the environment, especially regarding the climate change, is very important to me. About going on exchange, I'm really looking forward to getting to know new people and a new culture. I hope to make new friends that'll last longer than my year abroad and I also hope to have a great connection with my future host family. Besides I don't only look forward to experiencing all the american holidays and traditions, but also to experiencing the everyday life in the US. I'm also really looking forward to speaking English every day :)


Special Requests:

Single Room Request


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male Marcos
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Football, gaming, trekking


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a fun and happy boy who loves to practice individual and team sports, I also like to spend time with my family, travel, the sea, the mountains, skiing, going to the movies... I am also very energetic and a person to who loves to motivate and help as many people as possible. At school, I tend to be very responsible and very organized, and I also try to help my classmates whenever possible. At home I usually help my parents with their homework home .


Special Requests:

Early Placement Request


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female Maria Sofia
female,
17 years
flag Italy Hobbies:

My favourite hobby is synchro swimming, the sport that I practice, but I like listening to music and whatching film too.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm quite a talkative and outgoing person, especially when I start getting familiar with someone. I have practiced synchronized swimming since I was in 6th grade and I’m really into this sport. It combines all the things that I like the most: friends, music, swimming pool, make-up and colorful swimming costumes, but most of all this sport made me meet a lot of good people, who are now very important in my life. Two summers ago (and last summer too) I also joined a summer camp staff where we organized a 4 weeks camp for teens. It was a really funny experience mainly because I had the opportunity to share these days with people of my same age and make new friends, which is essential for me. What I am looking forward to the most about going on exchange is to improve my English, to make a lot of new friends, and to experience all the nice and positive typical routines that an American teen lives.


Special Requests:

No


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male Mario
male,
17 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

My favourite hobbies are the soccer (this is the most especial one), I quite like to spend free time with my friends aswell (we go out for a walk or to go to the cinema). I like to play games on line with playstation and I love to watch car races (forumula 1). I love to spend time with my family (my parents and my brother) and we usually go out to a restaurant all together in the week ends


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a kind person, polite, extroverted, open-minded, creative and full of ideas, I am almost always in a good mood and full of vitality, I am non-conformist, curious and quite affectionate. I'm good at listening to people and giving advice from my point of view


Special Requests:

No


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female Mariona
female,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I play basketaball at a team. I have started Chrochet Since COvid.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm quite a cheerful and smiling person. Sometimes I'm indecisive and nervous person. I play basketball and I practice swimming. I like doing crochet and lettering. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I love the idea of going on exchange because I just want to find out new cultures meet new people and live another life different to the one that I'm living here in Spain.


Special Requests:

No


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female Marlene
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Tunen ( Boden und Geräte ), Schwimmen, Ski fahren, Schlittschuh fahren, Freunde treffen, malen, backen


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I’m a very open and kind person. I’m curious and I like trying out new things. I spend a lot of time with my family and we have 2 cats and 3 mice’s because I really like animals. I also like being around people but I enjoy my personal space too. My hobbies are swimming and gymnastics but I also love going out with friends. I give tutoring to younger children. My family and I travel a lot and I like learning something about the world and their different cultures. That’s also a reason why I want to do the exchange.


Special Requests:

Region Warm Weather States


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female Marta
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like playing sports, for example, basketball and ski. In my school there is a team of basketball in which I play as point guard. Also I like watching series and movies, reading books and hanging out with my firends. I like playing videogames with my friends and spend time with my family cooking and baking.


Allergies:

Some Fruits: watermelon, grapes, pineapple . Pollen


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a person who likes to play sports such as basketball, meet up with friends to go shopping,hanging around or going to the cinema. In addition, I enjoy spending time with my family. At first, I might look shy and quiet, but as soon as people get to know me, they realize I am cheerful and friendly. Furthermore, I like to study and being a responsable person. My hobbies are reading books, go skiing watching series and films, playing basketball. As well as talking and be interested in people's life. Things I want to do if you give me the opportunity to go to the United States is to learn the American culture that I love, improve my English because I think it is the most important language in the world, to live the traditional holidays there, like Christmas, Halloween, etc ... and meet new people.


Special Requests:

Region Northeast


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female Martina
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a very honest person, when I desagree with someone I say it. I am also very organized and a kind person, I put myself in the other's place, because I don't want anyone to have a bad time and less if it's my fault. I am a little bit shy until I get confidence with you. My hobbies are playing tenis padel, walk my dog and spend time with my family and friends. I want to gain this incredible experience.


Special Requests:

State request: VA - Virginia


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female Martina
female,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Read, Dancing, Doing athletics


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

Personally, I think I’m organized, hardworking, extrovert and funny. After school I do athletics and I dance once a week. In my free time I like reading fantasy and romantic books, watching movies and listening to music, I listen especially to pop music. My favourite singers are Adele and Olivia Rodrigo. I love traveling and discovering things about the place I go. I also like hanging out with my friends. I also have a scouts group, we do excursions and sleep overs. I would love to go to USA because I think it’s a opportunity to travel, meeting people and discovering more about other countries and cultures. celebration...I think that USA has an advanced, multicultural and enterprising society with many opportunities. There, I would like to do some sports, I like all types of them but I especially would like to go cheerleading. I thing it's an opportunity for learning too.


Special Requests:

Early Placement Request


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male Marvin
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I am really interested in scientific subjects like math, physics, chemistry and informatics. In my spare time, I always try to learn something new and improve my skills.


Allergies:

amoxicillin


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I think that I am a very curious and adventurous person. I am always interested in learning new things and I'm always open to trying something new. I just started learning how to play guitar and in my free time, I like to experience new things. I am mostly looking forward to meeting new people and making a lot of new memories.


Special Requests:

Region Southeast, Single Room Request


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male Mateo
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

One of my hobbies is my favourite sport basketball, I play it in my school, I like it because play with friends and do sport at the same time is really good. Other hobbie is the sport, I like football, basketball, gym, running... I like to meet friends too. I like to wathc


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I think that I´m a good person, kind, sensitive, I like help, generous, polite, I worried about everyone, very athletic I like all kind of sports, even if my pasión is basketball. My hobbies are like I said before the basketball, and do sport, spend time with my family. One of the things I hope for is improve my English, play basketball and have an amazing experience with an Amercian family.


Special Requests:

No


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female Matilde
female,
16 years
flag Italy Hobbies:

When I am not studying my first thoughts are going to the gym. It helps me vent and stay fit. I go there every other day with my classmate Chiara. I also love going for long walks with my dad. In the summer we usually wake up early, go to the sea and run, watching the wonderful landscape. In the winter, we stroll under the longest arcade in the world in order to arrive at the top of a hill where a church is located (Church of San Luca in Bologna). I enjoy listening to different types of music in different languages, especially French, Spanish and Arabic. I like animals, I love horses, I even did horse riding for a short period. In the family we also have a dog, a poodle, Gilda, she belongs to my aunt, but I see her every day at my grandparents' house. I am passionate about performing arts. I adore travelling. These are my hobbies but maybe coming to America would help me find others.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am reflected in the characteristics of my star sign, the libra, because I am friendly and sensitive. Honestly, at the beginning I can seem shy but after a while I open up. Usually, I describe my personality by saying that I have a good heart and at the same time a really strong personality. I know how to assert my opinion while always staying polite and without being influenced by others. I accept and appreciate constructive criticism and I am the first to tell others if something goes wrong. My hobby is going to the gym with one of my friends three times a week and I am interested in fashion, performing arts and jewelry. My dad works in an architectural design company, and he collaborates with a fashion stylist. My mum, as a hobby, acts. My paternal grandad is a painter and maternal one is a jeweler. I have these passions thanks to them. About going on exchange, I’m looking forward to completely changing my life. I will adapt myself in order to become a real American student. I hope I’ll have a great relationship with my future host family and with the other exchange student I would like to have in my same home. I think it will be a difficult but at the same time a wonderful and unforgettable experience, and I would like to enjoy it to the fullest.


Special Requests:

No


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female Milena
female,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Cheerleading, meeting friends, charitable activities, creative activities


Allergies:

Cat, dog, house dust mite. I can take some medication against house dust mite if it’s really bad, but you can’t take them on a daily basis. My symptoms when I’m in the same room as a dog or a cat a really bad after a short time I get a headache and can’t


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would say I’m an extrovert person. I’m very ambitious and open to new thing's. I am a cheerleader since I’m 5 years old. And when I’m not at practice I like to spend my free time with reading, baking and drawing or doing crafts.I’m very exited to learn about the American culture and to go to high school in the USA. Other than that I look forward to practice my English.


Special Requests:

Region Southeast


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female Natakan
female,
17 years
flag Thailand Hobbies:

Drawing pictures, cooking, listen to music.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My hobbies are listening to music baking and drawing


Special Requests:

No


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female Nike
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Playing E-Guitar, Gym, going out with friends


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I‘m a very open and direct person. I like to join people and enjoy doing things with my parents. I really like nature and enjoy jogging or walking with my dog and watching the sunsets. I hope I can also register in the gym in the US, as I also like to do sports here. In my freetime, I like to spend time with my dog to teach him new tricks. My friends are very important to me, we often go in cafés, going shopping or do sports together. I look forward to meeting new people, making friends and getting to know the culture of the US.


Special Requests:

No


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male Nils
male,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

-Gaming -Singing (in a quoir) - Going to the gym - Cooking -Skiing (during holidays) -coaching other students in maths


Allergies:

grasses, pollen of rye


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am open to try out new things out even if I am not good at them. I am very bad at sports although I am going to the gym and try to get better. I love cooking, gaming, watching movies and series and talking with friends. I am looking forward to see the difference in european and american culture. I am excited to visit an American Highschool and to experience the Land of the free.


Special Requests:

Region Southeast, Single Room Request


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female Olivia
female,
17 years
flag Finland Hobbies:

Gym, horse riding, walking/hiking, downhill skiing


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm adventurous, kind-hearted and diligent girl who is always willing to learn new things and ready to experience new things. Exercising and outdoor activities are an important part of my life. I like to go for a walk in nature almost every day and I go to the gym several times in a week. New experiences and good healthy food is also my thing. It would be very grate if outdoor activities, gym and healthy food would be available there too. I'm looking forward to see a real USA's culture with its all celebrations. Also creating a new friendships and improve my level of English is something I'm really waiting for the exchange. I also love traveling. Traveling in the USA would be nice, because there is so many different places to see. In addition to these, I like horse riding. Animals have always been close to my heart, especially horses. I have been dealing with horses about seven years in my life now. Downhill skiing is also nice outdoor activity, which I have done sometimes while my vacations.


Special Requests:

State request: CO - Colorado


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male Oskar
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

weigthlifting, reading, meeting with friends, playing video games, traveling with my family, programming, playing with my dog


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am 16 years old, 1,80m tall, blond-haired and blue-eyed German boy. From my point of view, I have a really normal life: I drive to school by bike, I am interessted in cool clothings and love to go to gym. As much as I like to go to school, I like to spend time with my friends. I like to meet them to do leisure activities like going to cinema, sports etc. When I say I do not like to spend time with my computer, this is almost not correct - yes, I like to spend time with it, but I have realized, that real life contains so much more than the digital life. My hobbies are weightlifting, cross-fit-sports and as mentioned computer science - not only playing but developing and working with these fascinating machines. To go on an exchange has different aspects for me: to perfect my english skills is the most obvious reason, but furthermore I like to take the opportunity to dive in into the american way of life and see how I can handle it to be away from my family, friends and normal german life.


Special Requests:

No


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male Pablo
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like to play tennis, volleyall and basketball, also i like to skiing, and the thing that i like the most is to travel to other countries cities or places, i like to spend time with my family and watch adventure movies


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I think I am very sociable, happy, very organized and orderly. I also like it if I can help make people happy. I like to spend time with my family and friends, do new activities and have a positive attitude. I like sports and nature, so I consider myself an active and fun person. I also like to travel, meet new cultures and different places, making new friends and also trying their typical food.


Special Requests:

No


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female Paula
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am an organized, responsible, obedient, honest, kind, shy person. My hobbies are playing paddle, watching series and spending time with my friends and family. I would like to try new sports that I have not done in Spain. Have new experiences, improve my English and make new friends.


Special Requests:

State request: VA - Virginia


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female Pranchalee
female,
16 years
flag Thailand Hobbies:

Movies, baking, fashion, sports, travel and learning math/English


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am funny, honest person. I like to take care of my pets. I would like to go to America and explore myself and adapt to new environment and culture and share my knowledge of my country and culture.


Special Requests:

No


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male Quirin
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Sports in genural (mainly Soccer,Basketball and table tennis) reading e-sports(mainly fifa and NBA 2k) metting friends play saxophone


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm a 15-year-old student and visit the 10th class of Montessori School Starnberg. I have been living in Starnberg for 10 years. Starnberg is a small town south of Munich located at a beautiful lake. I would describe me as friendly, attentive, curious, a family-and-friends guy, calm, reliable and sportive. I've played soccer in a club since I was 6 years old. Also, I have started to play basketball and table tennis one year ago, both in a club. I often meet friends or go for a walk. I also like to play video games online with my friends - mainly esports like FIFA or NBA 2K. Sometimes I play saxophone or read a book. During school holidays I like to visit my grandfather for some days and help him working in the woods. I like to prepare food together with my dad on the weekend as well as to watch soccer games on TV together with my brother and my father, mainly with my favorite team Bayern Munich. Most of all I am looking forward to making a great new experience, being part of a new culture for one year and improving my English along the way. Since I am very interested in Basketball, I would be happy to join a team or get the opportunity to watch games together with my host family. Being part of a new family is going to be very exciting for me. But I am sure that I will be able to master this challenge and that I will be able to integrate well into my host family.


Special Requests:

No


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female Romy
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

My Hobbies are... -meeting with friends, for example to go to the city or dancing -drawing/painting -table tennis -singing in a working group choir


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

About myself I can say that I am a friendly and rather quiet person and also always keep calm in stressful situations. I like to go to school and doing my homework but I also like to chill out in my room at home. On weekends I like to drive together with my mom to the next bigger city for a stroll or I meet with friends from school. I have interests and talents in the arty field - I love creative drawing, designing, writing stories, taking photographs (e.g of buildings and people in the city) and preparing imaginative presentations for school. I am especially looking forward to see the American high school, getting known the teachers and classmates there and learning about the courses which the school offers. It would be so great if I get the chance to try out new sports or take courses in design and art.


Special Requests:

Region Southeast, Early Placement Request


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male Ronnakorn
male,
16 years
flag Thailand Hobbies:

Basketball, badminton, soccer


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a simple person, easy going and a person who likes to do activities. Likes to play sports and is a person who likes cleanliness.


Special Requests:

No


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female Sandra
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I love sports, my favorite is basketball. I like travelling, visiting new places and cooking.


Allergies:

Apple and peach


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would describe myself as an extroverted person I love spending time with my friends and meeting people. I like to help others if they need it. I am sincere and I love sports, especially playing basketball. I also really like to travel. Regarding my exchange year, I seek to learn what it is like to live in another country with a different culture and without knowing anyone, it is a new life in a different country trying to live like them and meeting new people. I think it is a unique opportunity that you can only experience once in a lifetime and that you have to take advantage of it, enjoy it with your family, get to know American customs, its high schools and the sports that are practiced there.


Special Requests:

No


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female Sara
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

My hobbies are doing athletics, in fact I practise this sport twice a week and also the days that I don't do athletics I go swimming. I used to go to piano lessons but I don't have to much time so I just play it when I have time. I'm very interested in debate actually I'm in the debate team of the school and I want to learn more about it. I am very interested in maths and economics, becuse economics is a new subject that I have this year and I like it so much.


Allergies:

Spring allergy


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm someone who likes to be with my family, I love spending time with my granparents and brothers and I specially like it when we gather in family meetings. I also am a very out going person and I have a lot of friends because I love to meet new people. I also consider myself very empathic, I like to put my self in others' shoes and I think that is what I like the most about me. I am an active and happy person as well. My main hobbie is sports, I'm an sportswoman and in fact I practice athletics and swimming twice a week. I also like other sports but not as a hobbie just for fun like volleyball. Another one of my hobbies is music. I used to play the piano but I have had to focus on my studies. However, I still sing, wich I'am very good at. I am interested in music, I usually listen POP and I'm also very interested in fashion. I like to follow in social media people that have a similar style to mine, and I tend to check their style even tho I like to be original. The thing I'm most excited about by taking part in this experince is knowing the place I am going to live in so I can learn other cultures. I am also loking forward to meeting lots of friends and I obviously would like to improve my english and to learn other ways of life.


Special Requests:

No


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female Serena
female,
17 years
flag Italy Hobbies:

I love theatre and cinema and it's for this reason that I'm attending the third year of an high school specialty in Human Sciences, theatre and cinema. I also love contemporary dancing (I'm a dancer of a local Academy), singing (I'm doing a singing course), reading and walking with my dog.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My name is Serena, I am 16 years old, I live with my parents and brothers in the north east of Italy and I have a lovely dog, a Shetland sheepdog named Perla. I love theatre and cinema and it is for this reason that I am attending the third year of a high school specialty in Human Sciences, theatre and cinema. This is a special study program where you can study history of cinema and theatre with also hours of training and practice. At the end of every year, we put on a play. My favourite subjects are Psychology and Theatre. I also love contemporary dancing (I'm a dancer of a local Academy), singing (I’m doing a singing course), reading, walking with my dog in the nature and shopping. I am an optimistic girl and I like to make my friends happy so I often cook for them cupcakes or biscuits. I am also always available to listen and give them help when needed. I love children and I have some experience as a babysitter and helper in summer camps. I don't know what I am going to do in the future but I hope I’ll do something I like. Surely, I would like to travel and know new places, starting from the United States. I am already excited about the idea of this experience.


Special Requests:

No


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female Sinja
female,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I like playing the piano and have been doing so for 8 years. In addtion I play basketball once or twice a week and sometimes have matches at the weekend. In my freetime I like drawing and love to talk English to my mom. One more of my favourites is to listen to music while cooking or baking. As often as possible I play with my 2 cute rabbits.


Allergies:

amoxicillin


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a very open person and also very helpful. When others have problems, I try my best to help them. I would also say about myself that I am very determined especially at school. Family always comes first for me and is the most valuable thing you have. My hobbies are playing piano, playing basketball, I am also in the children and youth council of my city and i am doing a youth leader training and i am in the DLRG (German Life Saving Society) were we are swimming I also did there my lifeguard bronze. Otherwise I like to paint, meet with friends, listen to music and go inline skating. I am really looking forward to high school because school in Germany is different in some ways.


Special Requests:

Region Southeast


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female Sofia
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like playing basket and padel. I love riding horses. I like to lisen kpop music. I enjoy visiting new countries with my family.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I think, that I am a very happy,kind, curious, a little shy and hard-working person. I also fell very familiar, I like to spend time with my family going to places, playing sports or table-games. I like playing sports like basketball, tennis, padel and table-tennis. I also enjoy painting and doing handworks with my mum. But most of all, I am passionate about dogs. I don't have one but, whenever I have the chance I take care of my uncles' dogs. I would love the idea of taking care of my american family's dog. In addition to learning English, I want to have the chance to meet new friends, and learn their costumes. And I hope to keep them forever. As my mum did. She is still in contact with her american family.


Special Requests:

No


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female Stella
female,
16 years
flag Switzerland Hobbies:

swimming / aquaristik / table tennis / youth fire brigade


Allergies:

- Pets (animal hair) such as horse, cats, dogs etc. - House dust - Pollen (grasses, trees)


Special Diet:

vegetarian (lives in Switzerland in a family that consumes meat / no problem with meat eaters)


Self-Description:

I describe myself as respectful and open. I am friendly and like to help others. Maybe I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist sometimes. That's why I can stress myself out. But that also makes me a tidy and reliable person. I like water, no matter what form it takes. I don't swim in a club, but I enjoy spending time in and around the water. I particularly like snorkeling and stand-up paddling. I also enjoy keeping aquariums. I have been a member of the youth fire department for a year now. I'm not that experienced yet, but I'm learning a lot. I also like to spend time in my room reading, listening to music and chilling out. My favorite musicians are Eminem, Imagine Dragons, Taylor Swift and Rihanna. I would like to get to know real American life. I am looking forward to meeting my host family and hope to make new friends. Of course, it is also very important for me to learn English because it is important for my future.


Special Requests:

Region Warm Weather States, Dietary request - Vegetarian/Vegan


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male Tristan
male,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

My hobbies are playing soccer, badminton, reading books, meeting friends and playing video games together with friends. I also enjoy hiking and riding my bike.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would say that I am a very social and outgoing person. I enjoy spending time with friends and trying new things. Also, I play a variety of sports such as soccer, badminton and wakeboarding, as I like to keep active. When I am at home, I enjoy playing video games, listening to music, reading or hanging out with my sister. All in all, I look forward to making new friends and being able to try out new things, especially the school sports in the USA. The active and social American high school life, is something I think I would really enjoy. Mostly, I am looking forward to being placed with and meeting my host family, as I hope to develop a good relationship with them.


Special Requests:

No


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male Unai
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Soccer, kayaking, gaming, skiing and socialising wih friends


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a person who likes to socialitzate with people, I am sportif and intelligent. I am a sociable, responsable, but when I feel strees sometimes I blocked myself and I need space for me. My hobbies are play soccer, vidiogames, and hang out with friends. When I will go to USA I hope that I am going to adapt to the culture and I will make new friends


Special Requests:

No


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male Vicente
male,
16 years
flag Chile Hobbies:

Music, Box, Fishing, Soccer, Basketball and Scubadiving


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a normal teen I live with y parets and study in college so I'm a reasonable kid responsable and happy I like my people music and I also play it, prctice some sports but never fit n one I will like doing some coding and learning from your country and culture.


Special Requests:

State request: VA - Virginia


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