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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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79 students available matching your search criteria.

female Africa
female,
17 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like reading, meet with my friends, to do things like go to cinema or shopping. And also I love travel and spend time with my family.


Allergies:

I have some allergies to cats, dogs and dust.


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

On one hand I deem myself a talkive person, when I have confidence with the other person. Also I considere myself to be a cheerful and loving person, among other things.


Special Requests:

No


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male Akkarawin
male,
15 years
flag Thailand Hobbies:

I LIKE TO PLAY SPORT BADMINTON, BASKETBALL AND SWIMMING.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

Outgoing, friendly, open-minded. My hobbies is listen to music and I like swimming.


Special Requests:

No


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female Alejandra
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Design, painting, handcrafts Photography and photo editing Pottery Board games and video games Music


Allergies:

Nuts, ibuprofen


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My personality: I am friendly and empathic, I know how to relate to people, I am funny and enjoy a lot funny moments with my friends and family. I am also very honest and talkative with my friends. My hobbies and interests: my favourite hobby is drawing and painting. I also like pets and any sort of animal. I look forward the most to meet a friendly host family and to spend a great year together.


Special Requests:

No


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male Alejandro
male,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like playing soccer so much with my teammates. I regulary watch matches of my favourite team (Real Madrid). Also, i love watching movies and tv shows. Especially marvel or sci-fi movies and series like stranger things or sitcoms like the big bang theory and friends. I am really keen on astronomy since i was very little and one of my dreams is to be an aeroespacial engineer on NASA. I have always loved travelling and learn about the culture and the traditions of another cities or countries and i like to visit theme parks.


Allergies:

You have an allergy to grass and olive pollen.


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

At the beginning I can be a little bit shy, but when I have more confidence I am not so shy and I can speak more. I can make friends so fast and I have an incredible relationship with all my friends and I don’t like the problems. My favorites hobbies are playing video games with my Friends, playing soccer and meeting with them. My main interest is study and get a job as aerospace engineer. In my exchange year I expect improve my english level a lot, make a lot of Friends and have an awesome relationship with my host family that I will always be greateful for giving me the opportunity to live and study in the United States of America for a year. Also, I expect learn about the culture and the traditions of the United States and I wish travel a little bit around the country and if this would be posible visit Warner Bross Studios in California and the facilities of NASA.


Special Requests:

Region Southeast


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male Alex
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Some of the things I like are comics, videogames, cinema, reading, serching information about topics I like, play chess, treeking, mountain biking and water sports such as go kayaking, surfing or padle surfing.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm a happy and calm person, I like to be surrounded by people, my family and my friends and spend time with them talking or doing activities. I love to read, I have liked it since I learned. I also like mythology, and history in general. I love looking for information about things that I like or interest me. I also love the world of cinema and comics, my favorites are Marvel comics. I also like video games, I know a lot about them, more than just being a good player. I like fantasy in general, but not just comics and movies, I also like D&D or RPGs and Warhammer 40k. I am also an animal lover, I like all kinds of animals or creatures. I like nature, I love walking through the forest and learning more about it. I also love outdoor activities, especially skiing, but I also enjoy mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, or paddle surfing. About the exchange, what I'm looking most is A LIFE EXPERIENCE.


Special Requests:

No


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female Alexandra
female,
17 years
flag Chile Hobbies:

Travelling, playing guitar, music, fashion, F1, cheerleading, concerts.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

I don't eat red meat and seafood (I can adapt to various options)


Self-Description:

I am a creative, kind, friendly and social person, I love music in general (concerts, instruments, any genre) and I like playing sports (mostly related to dance but I also like volleyball and football) and I am also interested in fashion. What I am looking forward the most is meeting a lot of people, getting to speak english daily and learning about a new culture/lifestyle.


Special Requests:

No


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female Alice
female,
18 years
flag Belgium Hobbies:

I began reading when I was about nine years old and it became one of my greatest passions in life. I love the fantasy and the science fiction, I can spend hours in front of my books. I love music as well, I don't practice an instrument and I sing out of tune! However I like listen to music and go to the concerts. My dad takes me with him at every concert since I was a child. Finally I love animals, I have always wanted a dog and I got one after 15 years of asking! He brings me a lot of joy and I think everyone should have a dog. I walk my dog every day after school. I also love scouting, I went to scouts every Saturday since I had 8 and until last year. It was a great source of fun and adventure and the camps were awesome. Dance is my favorite sport. I started it when I was ten and I loved it immediately. I dance in a great club where I practice lots of kind of dances: ballet, modern dance and contemporary dance. I dance 7 hours per week.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My name is Alice, I'm 17. We live in a house with my little sister and our parents in a peaceful neighborhood. I have a dog, I love him ! I am quite sporty, I have a lot of friends, I like to meet new people and I love to discover new places. My main passions are dancing, reading and animals. Since childhood, I dream discovering the USA for the culture, the language and the adventure. I most looking forward to discover my family. For me, it's the most important thing because it will decide all the quality of my year. I hope I'll have a great family to share some very happy and good times.


Special Requests:

No


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female Alma
female,
17 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

In my free time I play the cello. I take lessons and play in a school orchestra once a week. Together with my younger brother I do archery. I love to be creative. I draw pictures and do bullet journaling. Cooking and baking are also two things I like to do.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My name is Alma and I am 16 years old. What comes first to mind when describing myself is that I am a friendly and helpful person. I am rather calm and sometimes shy at first. After getting to know people better, I feel more confident and open up to them. I am interested in a lot of different things: current affairs, politics and geography but also, very differently, hair and beauty. Apart from that I play the cello and live out my creativity in arts and crafts. I really love to cook and bake. I am curious what this year will have in store for me.


Special Requests:

No


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female Angela
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like swimming,I´ve been swimming since I was nine months. Also I play volleyball on the school team. I like to listen music,one of my favorite singers are Taylor Suit and Olivia Rodrigo. I really like science, everything related to animal and physics. I love cooking, specially baking so I am always trying new recepies


Allergies:

Food: shellfish, squid, legumes (except chickpeas,


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a fairly quiet person, friendly, sincere, loyal and quite independent. My hobbies are listen mucic, read, bake and watch series. I also like to dance and sing (I have good hearing and intonation). Of my year of study in the USA I hope to meet new people, another culture, do things I don´t usually do in my Spain at my school and know how to function without my parents behind.


Special Requests:

No


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female Apitchaya
female,
18 years
flag Thailand Hobbies:

Painting, Playing badminton, and cooking.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am easy going, I like dancing, cooking and playing sports. I often play badminton with my friends. I am adventurous; I love outdoor activities and sensational. I hope that when i am in America, I will be able to do these activities with my host family.


Special Requests:

No


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female Ariadna
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

riding horses, dogs, cats,


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a sociable person, talkative, friendly and I belive that inteligent as well. However, I am a bit shy at first but I just need to get some confident. I love animals, especially horses. In fact, I usually go to ride during the weekens. I also like swimmming, photograph and teathre. I am thinking of becoming an actress or journalist. I really would like to go to USA to know more about American culture, see your habits, try new things and share a great time with my host family.


Special Requests:

No


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male Axel
male,
17 years
flag Finland Hobbies:

Basketball, sports generally


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm a calm person, but have a sense of humor. I have many friends, and like spending time with them. My family consists of my parents and my younger brother Felix. We live in a small town close to Helsinki. My main hobby is basketball. My team participates in the national youth championship series, therefore I need to train 3-4 times per week. I'm hoping I could continue playing during my exchange.


Special Requests:

No


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male Ben Lukas
male,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

My hobby is archery in the club. I can relax very well while doing that. For a long time I sang in a choir and participated in performances. I like to go ice skating or to the cinema with friends. I take part in the open church youth meeting. I like being active there with friends and meeting new people. I like to read a lot. I am interested in (military) history. I'm also a big Star Wars and Marvel fan.


Allergies:

Gluten


Special Diet:

gluten free food


Self-Description:

I am friendly, humorous and sometimes a bit chaotic. Some experience me as quiet and reserved. This is especially true when there are many people around me that I don't know. But wehen I get to know them and I am in an environment where I feel comfortable I am open and confident. In my free time, I go to the archery club or I meet my friends. Currently I am also taking a basic course in standard dancing. On weekends I often go to an evangelical youth club and do activities there like baking or playing games. I also like to be at home. There I read books or play board games with my family or friends. I also used to sing in the choir for a long time and play the piano. I am interested in movie universes, especially Marvel and Star Wars movies. I am looking forward to experiencing the differences between the USA and Germany. I am excited about the new challenges. And I am looking forward to meet my host family and to gain experience and learn new things.


Special Requests:

Dietary request - Gluten-free


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female Carina
female,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Once in a week I have guitar lessens and ju-juzu. The later is a form of martial arts, where you learn to defend yourself. In my opinion it is important to know how to fight back when you live in a big city like Berlin, but I also do it for fun. Just like the sound engeneering club in my school. The club supports our school bands with their practice and performances. I also babysit an eight year old boy every Wednesday. Besides those regular appointments I really love to read all kind of books, but especially fantasy ones. They showed me the beauty of cultures so different than mine. Also they help me to calm down after a stressful day and give me a bit time for myself, just like listining to music does.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a very curious person who likes to get to know new people even when I'm a bit quiet at first. Normally I need a bit time to get used to strangers but if I have I love to spend time with them and talk a lot. So I look forward to find new friends and a host family I can connect with. But I also need a bit time for myself to read or listen to music or something else. I usually have that time in the evening so I stay up late and I'm not really a morning person.


Special Requests:

Region Northeast


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female Carla
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

rhythmic gymnastics, decoration, video creation, music, ted short talks


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm a person who at first is very shy and doesn't share a lot but once I get to know you, I open up and if i'm around people that I feel comfortable with, I can be prety extroverted and talkative even though in most groups, I'm not usually the one that talks the most, I am a good listener though. My favorite thing in the world is laughing, which I do very often. I would say that i'm understanding, friendly, and very adventurous. My friends would describe me as funny, trust worthy and spontaneous. My hobbies and interests include sports and activities like rock clibming, volley, photography, cooking, playing card games, gymnastics, hiking, listening to and discovering new music and watching movies and shows with friends or family. During my year there, I want to expierience typical american activities and celebrations, like holidays, highschool events and seeing new places while I'm there. What I'm most looking forward to is trying new things and just interacting with the people and learn about their culture.


Special Requests:

No


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female Carla
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Theatre Dance Basketball Rhythmic gymnastics boxing Spending time with family and friends


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a very sociable person I love to learn new things and meet new people that is why I am so eager to start this adventure, which, in addition, will help me improve my level of English and mature. I like to sing, dance, music, cinema, theater and above all be with my family and friends


Special Requests:

No


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female Carla
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

My hobbies are listening to music, go for a walk with my dog, reading, cooking, swimming, basketball, traveling around the world and learning different cultures, playing chess and taking picture of the nature.


Allergies:

I have a very mild allergy to cat hair.


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I consider myself to be very reliable, hard-working, very organized, punctual, truthful, sociable, sympathetic and enthusiastic. My hobbies are listening to music, cooking, swimming, playing the guitar, watching films, go for a walk with my dog, playing chess, learn new things and photography. My purpose is to learn all the customs and culture of USA, making new friends, be one more of my host family and to try new things.


Special Requests:

Region Southeast, Early Placement Request


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female Celia
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

One of my hobbies is meeting my friends, go for a walk with them, or chating with them. I also love music, Im listening to music all day long. I like cooking every tipe of food, but especially deserts. I enjoy dancing a lot and making tiktoks with my friends. In the summer I love going to the swimingpool. I also like watching movies or series with my family and traveling to new places. And last but not least, I love skiing.


Allergies:

Cats


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a person very social, I love making friends. I am also very kind, I like to help people when they are in trouble.I am also very sweet. I love listeting music, and meeting my friends. I also like going shopping, and making tiktoks. I love watching american movies and series. I'd like going on exchange, because I want to meet new people, and to know the culture. I would also like to go on exchange, to travel, cause I love traveling.


Special Requests:

No


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male Cesar
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Drawing, swimming, basketball, reading, video games, TV/ animation series, mountain hiking


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I,m a Spanish 9th grade student and I am 14 years old (I'll have 15 in the moment I arrive to America) and wants to travel to USA in order tu study a year. I consider myself an extrovert and cheerful person, I'm also a working person that puts all his effort in it's objectives despite it's a hobby (like drawing or practising a sport) or work (studying), I always try to achieve balance between working and having fun and I try to be felicitous at the same time I make the people around happy. The most important reasons about doing the exchange are to study there and achieve a high-skill english usage and having the unique experience of living a year there in a completely different lifestyle and culture.


Special Requests:

No


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female Chanyapak
female,
15 years
flag Thailand Hobbies:

Swimming, cycling, jogging, watch animated series, read Manga comics and play games.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am polite and friendly. I like swimming, playing basketball, doing outdoor activities and have a trip with my family. I am looking for practice my communication skill.


Special Requests:

No


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female Christy
female,
14 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

-tennis -swimming -playing the flute


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

vegetarian


Self-Description:

My name is Christy and I am 13 years old. I have an older sister and a younger brother and therefore I am used to taking over some responsibilities such as taking care of my little brother to help my parents. I am a smart, outgoing and confident girl. I take my studies very seriously and I always want to give them my best effort. At the age of 5 I began to play sports and in fourth grade I wanted to try out the flute. Since then sport and music have been a big part of my life. I play tennis and I swim. Doing these sports and playing and practicing the flute as taught me to be disciplined, diligent, patient and persistent. After school I usually go to practice. On the weekends I have tournaments so I very am used to traveling around Berlin by myself. However, friends and social events are also a big part of my life. I loved getting to know more people during my six month in France and I still keep in touch with most of them. I am hoping to experience the same hospitality in America.


Special Requests:

No


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female Claudia
female,
17 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like read, watch tv, meet with my friends, go to the cinema and travel.


Allergies:

I have some allergies to cats, dogs and dust.


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

About my personality, I’m a really hardworking and self demanding person, I’m also so perfectionist and tenacious, this is why I a take my studies so seriously. I also consider myself kind and polite, and even if I’m a little shy at the beginning, once I am more confident I’m sarcastic too. As hobby I like to read, watch tv and listening to music. I also like to play cards, but some times I can be a little competitive. For sports I like to dancing, even if I’m not good at it, because I have fun anyway . And on forward the most I hope it’s spend a good time with my host family and friends while I improve my english.


Special Requests:

No


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female Cloe
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like reading, writing and drawing. I also like cooking, specially desserts. I usually spend a lot of time in the cinema and I really enjoy horror and suspense movies. I have been doing circus since I was 6, and also I have done sports as volleyball, surf or swimming. I love traveling and I have been for example in Canada, Japan, New Zealand, etc.


Allergies:

Pollen and cats


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I think I would describe myself as a creative person, I am an extrovert person that also doesn´t usually have any problems making friends. I am very perfectionist in most things, and I am always checking the details of everything. I am also an independent person, and a little clueless. In my free time, a like reading, drawing, cooking and writing and I think I am good at it. I also enjoy a lot listening to music and I spend a lot of my time with my headphones on. I listen to a lot of types of music but my favorites I would say are reggaeton, Spanish rap, and pop. I also like meeting my friends, and on weekends I always meet them. I spend a lot of time watching movies and tv shows, and I love going to the cinema, especially when I watch horror movies. I like going shopping with friends and my family.


Special Requests:

No


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female Constanze
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Meeting friends, baking, cooking, sports, reading, listening to music


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am cheerful, open and interested in other people. Polite, attentive and helpful. I am also organised and reliable. I like to meet with my friends to talk, do sports and play games together. At weekends I like to go hiking with my family. At home I like to bake and read. Otherwise, I like to try out new things. Since the summer, I have been working in a small ice cream shop. What I'm most looking forward to during my exchange is becoming part of my host family. And getting to know new people and their way of life and culture. I am looking forward to many new experiences and perspectives. That will definitely enrich my life in the future.


Special Requests:

No


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male Daniel
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Sports are a very important part of my life. When I was little, I used to go very often to the mountain with my family and friends. I learned cycling when I was two and now I ride a mountain bike. I like skiing and I have also practiced snowboarding. But what I really like the most is basketball, I play in a team and I train three times a week. I’m not only fond of practicing sports, I enjoy watching them on TV. I like watching soccer, basketball and Formula 1. I also like reading Marvel comics and spending time with my friends.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am an active person, so sports takes an important place in my life, but also I am sociable and a hard worker. If I have a goal I will try to complete it on time and with a high quality.


Special Requests:

No


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female Daniela
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Do sport Go to the cinema Go out with my friends and family To travel Read Learn new things


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I consider myself a sociable, outgoing and smiling person, I like doing new activities as well as meeting new people. I am a talkative person when I gain confidence with people. I am very athletic, I like to practice different sports. And above all I am a family person, I like to do family activities. I give importance to friendship.


Special Requests:

No


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female Danielle
female,
17 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I am doing couple dancing and I am planning a little bit piano. I love music and schwimming. For 2 years I did competitive swimming.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

What I could tell about me? I am a sozial and helpful person. My hobby is couple dancing. With it I am interest to planing piano. I was in the school health service and I would like to lern new things. I am going to see the wold and the culture. The most importen reason is my english. I would like to be better in english.


Special Requests:

No


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female Delia
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

soccer,padel,cocina


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a happy and nice teenager to be around. I love to meet friends and enjoy spending time with family too. I always like doing things like any kind of sports, craft, cooking, watching movies... and I definitely cant be doing nothing. My hobbies are: soccer, paddle, dating friends... My personality: Kind, empathic , smiling....


Special Requests:

Region Northeast


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female Elena
female,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like to do rhythmic gymnastics, play video games. Also, I love reading (especially romantic books) and watch tv shows on Netflix.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My name is Elena, I am the third daughter of three kids, one boy (Ignacio) and one girl (Claudia). I am 13 years old and in December the 7th I will turn 14, I was born in 2008. I have a white dog and that is why I named him Coco. I live in Madrid, Spain, specifically in Alcobendas. I am a person very exciting, at the beginning I’m a little shy but when I get confidence I’m so different. I love listening to music while doing other things like, studying, cleaning or taking a shower because it’s relaxing. Some of my hobbies are, cooking, reading, I love watching series, practicing sports in my free time and playing piano and bass. I love practicing sports. Some of the sports I’ve done are hockey, skate dance, basketball, horse riding, athletics and acrobatic gymnastics. And some of the sports I usually practice are rhythmic gymnastics, swimming and at school a little of athletics. I compete in different places around Madrid with my rhythmic gymnastics team. At school I help to new students to fit in and participate in “green patrol” working in a sustainable garden.


Special Requests:

Early Placement Request


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female Elissa
female,
16 years
flag Italy Hobbies:

My main hobbies are swimming, listening to music, singing, reading, playing tennis, playing board games, travelling.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My name is Elissa, I am 16 years old and I am Italian. I live with my mom and my dad but sometimes my grandmother also stays with us for some months. I also have four turtles that my mom took from a friend just a few days after they were born, they grew a lot! I still remember when this summer they were so little, they were almost the size of my thumb and now they are bigger than the palm of my hand. I have brown eyes and curly brown hair that arrive only a little past my shoulders. I think my physique is average, maybe more on the taller side. I would say that I am a very cheerful and considerate person. I enjoy sharing time with other people and talking about a variety of things but i also like to have some “me” time to think about everything that happened during the day and organizing my thoughts while also scheduling my next day. I can be quiet at first but once you get to know me I just don’t shut up. It actually got a lot better now than when I was younger as I became a lot more extroverted and way less shy and reserved. I do believe that adaptable is an adjective that fit me very well, in fact even if I am out of context it doesn’t take me long to adapt and fit in. Maybe this is also why at first I don’t express myself much and I tend to understand the context I am in before entering it completely. This also allows me to blend in perfectly and make me a lot more confident about what I say and how I act. I am kind of athletic, I practice swimming daily for around two hours each day and I also like other sports and activities but I don’t really like running. I think it is one of the few activities that I don’t enjoy doing unless I am doing it with someone else. I also spend a lot of time listening to music and singing and, if I have some time playing the piano. Music is an important part of my life, I started playing the piano when I was four years old (I also started swimming at this age, it is kind of strange how I started both at the same time and I still enjoy both. I also tried many other activities but they did not last long for different reasons) and I have been singing ever since I can remember. My friends always laugh whenever a song starts and they catch me humming to it, they say that it is a thing I always do although I never notice it. Languages have also been very important in my life. My mom knows many languages and growing up with her I also started to love them. I also decided to study in a “linguistico” high school (it is a school where you can choose to study English and two other foreign languages of your choice between the ones offered by the school) just to continue to learn them at school. At first, I did not like English but after meeting my middle school’s English teacher this changed completely, it is now my favorite language and I want to be able to speak it every day both now and in the future. This is the main reason I decided to start this journey and stay a year in the USA as an exchange student. This will also be an opportunity for myself to grow, by living in a country far from my family and a place where I do not know perfectly the language I will become more responsible and independent. I will also be able to meet people whose culture and habits are not the same and learn from them. I also want to know more about American traditions and customs and experience them firsthand.


Special Requests:

No


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female Fanny
female,
17 years
flag Belgium Hobbies:

Reading, cooking, music, tennis, gym.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My loved ones would describe me as someone they can count on. I always listen and try to help my friends the best I can by giving them advice. I always try to make them happy and never betray them. I think he would also describe me as calm and respectful. When there are disputes, I always try to settle things. I almost never get angry and I always think before talking about something I would regret. At least they would probably say that I am a responsible person but who can laugh at everything. Indeed, I love to make jokes and I don’t like when things get too serious. But I always pay attention to my friends and when I have to I know how to be serious.


Special Requests:

No


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male Fernando
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I likes sports such as Tennis, Athletics, Ski, Swimming or going to the gym but also Maths and reading. I love Drama Classes and I really enjoyed the year I went to "Primera Toma" Academy where I have the opportunity to meet real actors and actresses. I love going to the movies with my friends or my family. Summer holidays on the beach are really great. Going out with friends is always cool too.


Allergies:

CELIAC, Allergic to cats, dogs, some grass


Special Diet:

CELIAC - gluten free


Self-Description:

My name is Fernando. I am 14 years old and I will be 15 in January. I am an open and hardworking student, easy going and I am willing to help anyone at any time such as school and at home. I have good leadership qualities and I am confident of myself. I consider myself someone who can relate to anyone and any culture. I think this allows me to make deep connections with people and have many friends. As hobbies, I like sports and reading. Also, going out with friends on weekends (movies, games,...). I am looking forward to getting to experience other country and master English language which is so important in order to get a job nowadays. I think it is a great preparation for University.


Special Requests:

Early Placement Request, Region Warm Weather States, Dietary request - Gluten-free


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female Gaia
female,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I'm from Madrid, Spain. I play volleyball in a local league and I'd like continuing playing in EEUU. I'm very interested in music and in fact I do have a band with my friends, I'm the lead singer. I also love reading. Right now, I'm reading a fantasy trilogy by Holly Black, "The Cruel Prince". I want to go to EEUU to learn about different cultures and lifestyles. Since I was ten, I've wanted to leave my country for a year and become more independent.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

At first, I'm a shy person maybe because I don't want to cause a bad impression, but when I gain enough confidence I'm quite funny and smiley. My hobbies are volleyball (which I would like to continuing practicing in my year abroad), listening to music and playing with my band, painting and writing. The thing I'm more excited about is to have new experiences and try new activities, because I'm 100% sure that things there are going to be very different from how they are here in Spain.


Special Requests:

No


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male Gonzalo
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Nowadays, I practice roller hockey and padel on a semmi-proffesonal level. I used to play football. I enjoy going to the mountains to ski all day long, during winter season. Facing my year at USA, I would like to start practicing tennis, volleyball or badminton. Music is another very important passion for me. I took piano classes since I was nine years old. My family brought me four years ago my first ukelele. Then, motivated by my favorite rock guitarist of all times, I started practicing the electric guitar. Before, I got an acoustic one. I taught myself watching youtube videos, how to play the ukelele and the guitar. Video making and photography, were one of my favourite hobbies since I was a child. During this summer, I had made many landscape and urban edited-videos, using my drone. I'd taken photographies to my friends too, with my reflex camera. I always been fascinate about cars and planes. In my spare time, I enjoy playing simulation videogames about those topics. Traveling around the world makes me mad.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I think of myself as a curious, creative and a friendly person. I like meeting new people. I enjoy expanding my knowledge about many topics like music, computers and cars. I'm very methodical in order to make the activities I wanted to. Sometimes seems difficult to find time to do it. If I really wanted to do something I will always find time and motivation to do it. I want to expend the next year at USA, because I wanna experiment a change on my life that forced me to adapt to new and different situations to personally grow and make me stronger in order to face future situations. I want to improve my spoken-english, know the american culture and making friends with another thoughts and tastes.


Special Requests:

No


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male Gonzalo
male,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

My main hobbies is to practice all kinds of sports, but especially soccer. I play in a federated soccer team. I also really like skiing, a sport that I have practiced since I was 3 years old. I am very interested in Formula 1, and I try to watch the races whenever I can. I like to hang out with my friends and do things together


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am an outgoing and open boy. I have no problems relating to different people and ages. When I have a goal I do everything possible to achieve it. I love going out with my friends and making plans with my family. My main hobby is soccer. Sport that I practice daily at my school and in a Competition Club.Occasionally, for example, to celebrate my birthday, my parents have taken me to a go-kart track with my friends. As the whole family likes to ski, since I was little, during the winter, I go skiing in the Pyrenees and Sierra Nevada. On weekends I like to play video games with my friends.


Special Requests:

No


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female Hannah
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Hi, I am Hannah and these are my interests. I have been playing tennis for 6 years. Tennis is my absolut favorite sport. And to keep me in shape I also do workouts and go for runs and walks with my dog. Besides tennis I was also used to do horse riding, but I paused one year ago. I also really like to bake. I have done big cakes for birthdays and so much more. And if there is time left I draw. For example sketches of buildings and people. All in all I like to be creative, sporty and to meet my friends. But I also like to be by myself, listen to music or do nothing and just relax.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

I am lactose intolerance.


Self-Description:

Hi, my name is Hannah. I am fifteen years old, and I really look forward to going on exchange! I would describe myself as curious, sporty and creative. I enjoy being around my friends and spending time with them. But as much as that I love to experience new things and that is why going on exchange is for me the right thing to do. Tennis is my sport. I have been playing tennis since I was eight years old and love it! I could not imagine quitting it! I spend a lot of time at the tennis club and have a lot of fun with my friends there. I would be very happy if I could continue to play tennis during my exchange year. But I also go for runs and workout. But as much as I love activities, I also love the quiet and calm moments. For example, I spend a lot of time with my dog in the woods, which calms me down. Or I relax in my room by myself, listening to music or drawing meanwhile. I draw portraits of people or animals. Once I tried to draw my dog "Blue", but I also design and create new stuff, like houses or interior design such as furniture. Architecture fascinates me, and I could really imagine becoming an architect one day. In addition, I enjoy baking and like to surprise my family with a birthday cake. Besides I love roller coasters and fun parks in general. Action and thriller movies are my favourites. Basically, I eat everything, but I don’t like olives and licoricey. Since I like activities, I would like to have a host family who is also interested in activities. But most important to me is a friendly and warm family and a comfortable environment in which I can find new friends. I hope you could get a slight idea of me -:)


Special Requests:

Single Room Request, Activity Request: Tennis


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male Hannes
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Handball, Schwimmen, Tischtennis, Lesen, Computerspiele/Technik, Geschichte


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm an open outgoing person. Mostly I'm verry polite, exspecially to uknown people, but when I get to know someone better that sometimes weakens. Often I dont take things seriously unless I have to. I'm a really innterested person. I like to try new things out. Its verry unlikely that I would say No, if someone suggest to try something. Thats also one of the main reasons, why I want to make an exchange year. My life will change for a year and I dont know how. I'm verry excited about it and want to take as manny opportunities as i can.


Special Requests:

No


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male Hanno
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Basketball Tabletennis


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am friendly but also a little bit lazy. I like to laugh and I think that I am funny sometimes. On exchange I want to get to know the everyday life of an typical American family and I want to earn many experiences. So that's why I would dooms of the stuff the host family want to do with me.


Special Requests:

No


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male Hugo
male,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like to play basketball. Also I like drawing at the afternoons. I like to spend time with my family at family celebrations. I usually play with my pets. I like to spend time talking with my friends.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a slightly shy person but I immediately gain confidence. I am also funny and intelligent. I like calm places, nature and spending time with my family and pets. I like family gatherings with my grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins. I hope to lern more about american culture, meet new people and being with my host family.


Special Requests:

Early Placement Request


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male I-Saran
male,
15 years
flag Thailand Hobbies:

My hobbies are about music (rock, pop, metal, etc.), magic and raising animals including tortoises, fish, isopods, etc.


Allergies:

He is allergic to dog and cat fur including dust.


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am friendly, fun, and funny. My hobbies are playing music, magic, raising pets, etc. I am looking forward to get new experiences, and new friends.


Special Requests:

No


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male Jacobo
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like playing football and videogame. I like to hung out with my friends. I Like watching NBA.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

In general I am a nice guy. I'm nice, friendly, open, a bit shy but when I get confidence I'm very outgoing. I like sports very much, it is my biggest passion and I like to do any kind of sport but specially soccer. I am very dedicated in my studies. I like video games very much. I am very open to make plans and I join everything. I like going out with my friends too. I like Reggeton music, Pop, Rock and Jazz which I listen to when I study. I watch some Netflix series but the ones I like the most are the ones about lawyers, in particular Suits. I also like action movies like Fast and Furious or Mission Impossible. I am very excited about getting to know another culture and customs different from ours.


Special Requests:

No


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male Jaime
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I have some hobbies that i would like to practice in the US: 1. Basketball (I like the NBA) 2. Programming 3. Skiing 4. Traveling (I would like to visit national parks of the US or visit the most turistic cities) 5. Biking 6. Going to the beach or to any place with water, like the big US lakes 7. I don´t have any pets but I like domestic animals like cats or dogs. Farm animals not so much. 8. I love mac&cheese Nevertheless, I would be happy with any given experience I get to live.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a person that likes basketball, computers, riding bikes, skiing and traveling a lot, and my grades are pretty avarege. I can be a bit shy at first but when i start to know a person, I won't stop talking to them. United States is a country full of opportunities, and that's one of a lot reasons i wanna go exchange there, another reason is that it is far enough of my original country, so I can come out of my confort zone and learn how to be a little more independant. I am a very active person, in Spain, i love enjoing with my friends, i now i will miss them but I'm looking forward to making new friends in USA. My parents say that sometimes i have some temper and a little clueless. I am very competitive and curious for knowing how things work and i think that i have can adapt to new things. I have a lot of sense of humor, educated and amiable This summer i have been to the east coast of USA and i loved it, I would like to visit nearly all USA.


Special Requests:

No


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male Jairo
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I am a friendly person and I love to spend my free time doing different activities with different people. I spend many time practicing sports, any kind of sports as tennis, soccer, cycling, running... I also like to share my time with my family and my dog. On weekends, I like staying with friends and family, going for a walk and talking with them, watching films or enjoying a barbecue. I also enjoy travelling with my family, snorkeling and diving during summer holidays and skiing during winter.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a friendly person and I love to spend my free time doing different activities with different people. I spend many time practicing sports, any kind of sports as tennis, soccer, cycling, running... I also like to share my time with my family and my dog. On weekends, I like staying with friends and family, going for a walk and talking with them, watching films or enjoying a barbecue. I also enjoy travelling with my family, snorkeling and diving during summer holidays and skiing during winter. I would like to find a long lasting friendship with the host family and the friends I will make at school.


Special Requests:

No


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male Jasper
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

playing soccer just for fun, laying videogames, homeworkout


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I think I am a friendly and helpful person. My main hobby is working out. I go to the gym 5 times a week. I am really looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends. I also want to learn more about the actual life in the USA.


Special Requests:

State request: MD Maryland


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male Javier
male,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I play field and indoor hockey. I am interested in Science. I like watching videos online and playing videogames. I enjoy hanging out with my mates. I also enjoy making pastries. I love pets, specially cats. I like listening to music, rap above all.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

Describing myself, I am super talkative and I love learning new things of whatever things, I am friendly and respectful with unknown people and funny, extrovert and kind with people I care, and intelligent. My favorite features are that I am hard-working, affectionate, and mature. Talking about my hobbies and interests, I really like playing field hockey, hanging out with my friends, looking the stars, travelling, spending time gabbing with older people because that way I can exchange information. I love animals, in particular cats. I also like listening to music, my favorite music style is rap, pop and soft pop, and my favorite artist is Eminem. Moreover, I like watching online videos and documentaries of National Geographic. What excites me the most of my exchange year is visiting as many places as possible of the United States.


Special Requests:

No


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female Jimena
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Basketball Skiing Paint Playing the guitar


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I think I'm cheerful, hard-working, generous, creative, intelligent, and a little shy. I like sports like basketball, I also like to paint and do crafts, listen to music, make Legos and occasionally watch a series or movie with my family. And I hope with the exchange to improve my English, experience the food and culture, make friends, and hopefully have a good family.


Special Requests:

No


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female Jimena
female,
16 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I don´t have a lot of hobbies but I like sports, since a was little I have been doing sports. I love travelling and I have been in lot of different places, but I want to visit and discover new ones! I am also a fan of spending time with my family. I have a little cousin, who is only 4 years old. She loves to come to my house and play with me. I have had the same big group of friends since kindergarden, and we enjoy doing all kinds of activities, we also like to meet new people, and that is why our group is so big.


Allergies:

level reaction to figs


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am 15 years old, I am a happy person who always try to be positive and help everyone. All my friends say that I am very funny. I am also hard working, tidy and respectful. My hobbies are sports, in particular running, cycling and swimming but I like practice all the sports. Other think that I like is watching movies and series. But here in Spain the most common thing that I do is hang out with my family and my friends. On this exchange I am looking for new experiences, and learning the most about the American culture and its way of life.


Special Requests:

No


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female Katharina
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

-In my free time like to do gymnastics -I like hanging out with my friends -I recently got a student job at a library -I love hearing music -reading books


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

Sugar/fast Carbohydrates -only in small amounts and in combination with fat and fiber: best low carb


Self-Description:

I would describe myself as an open-minded, ambitious, and friendly person. I like to meet new people and establish new contact and friends because social contact is important to me. I was a shy kid in the past, but over time I got more confident. And now, I’m a lot more open-minded. Abroad I want to further strengthen my confidence. In my free time, I like meeting my friends, reading books, and doing gymnastics. In the past, I rode horses, but now I didn’t have time for it. I’m keen on improving my English and finding new friends. I’m looking forward to spend a lot of time with my host family and friends, to live an American life.


Special Requests:

Region West, Single Room Request


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female Katharina
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a very open and curious person. I like to try new things and meet new people. My hobby is horse riding. I have been doing it for almost 10 years. I like to spend time whit my friends. We like to go out or we just hang out and talk a bit and listen to music. I also like to listen music alone. I also like to go shopping whit my friends. I also like to spend time whit my family. The most interesting part of my exchange is meet new people and learning about a new culture. I’m also exited about to going to an real High School. I am also looking forward to live on another continent.


Special Requests:

No


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female Lara
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I have been playing basketball for 2 years. I also love reading in english and spanish. And above all I love spending time with my friends and family.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a very enthusiastic person. I really enjoy reading and I also play basketball, which I am looking fooward to keep practising it abroad and to improve my skills. Above all I want to improve my english and I learn all I can about de American culture.


Special Requests:

No


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male Lars
male,
17 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

In addition to my everyday school life, I have a lot to do. After my long school day, which usually lasts until 3 pm, I spend my time with my hobbies handball and basketball or my volunteer work as a youth coach in my handball club. In my freetime I often meet friends to hang out with them and I also love to play videogames.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a very open and direct person. Often I am closed at first and have to get used to the circumstances, but I will settle in quickly. My life consists of doing sports and pursuing my goals. I pay a lot of attention to my appearance and I like to dress well. I'm very sporty, which is also the reason why I absolutely want to do sports during my year abroad. My hobbies are handball, basketball and gym. I do handball in the club and also quite professionally. I only do basketball and gym on the side. I hope I have a great time abroad, I hope for a wonderful host family and siblings.


Special Requests:

Region Warm Weather States


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female Lea
female,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

My hobbies are baking/cooking, singing, and spending time with my friends. But I love so many things equally. I love music, I listen to it anytime I can and I love watching movies/tv shows, my fav are all marvel movies, stranger things, greys anatomy, euphoria and so much more! I also like sports, my fav since I’m a little child is definitely swimming, but I also like to play volleyball or basketball, I sometimes play it with my brother. But one of my fav hobbies ever is decorating, I love being creative and sometimes I wanna buy all the stuff at ikea and decorate a whole apartment by myself. And traveling ofc, I love getting to know new places and cultures and one day I wanna do a whole world tour :) But I’m a person who loves trying new stuff and I’m always open for new things!


Allergies:

Nuts in any form (hazel, cashews, peanuts, walnut)


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would describe myself as an open, honest, polite, lovely and very sweet person, I like to explore new things and I’m kind to really everyone. I’m very ambitious with things I wanna achieve wether it‘s school, my future career or trying to cook a new dish. I’m to be honest a really messy person but I love to clean. I care a lot and always listen to people and try to be there for them, I’m very empathetic, my mom tells me this all the time, I can put myself in peoples shoes and understand what’s going on. I’m also very sleepy, I like to take naps after school. My hobbies that I do regularly at the moment are singing and dogschool, I do singing now for 3 years, not in a choir tho, it’s only me and my singing teacher, I always loved singing so much but I wasn’t really the best in it, so I started taking lessons and I’ve actually just performed in front of people a couple of weeks ago for the first time which I was really nervous about because I usually don’t feel comfortable yet singing in front of other people, I’m not a professional singer and I also don’t plan on being one, but I love singing with my heart and I will never stop with that. Dogschool I do now for already 7 years, I do it with my dog, her name is cosy and she’s now 9 years old and I kinda grew up with her, we have a really strong relationship, she’s like a little sister to me, and I love her so so much, I really do everything with her. But I also have hobbies like cooking/baking or meeting friends, baking/cooking was also something I always loved to do, especially baking, I love to try new recipes or decorating cakes afterwards, I don’t know what I love so much about it but it’s just something that I’m actually good in and just have so much fun doing it. And I also really really love to watch movies/tv shows, especially action or sci-fi movies, my fav movies are the marvel movies. The most I look forward about doing an exchange is firstly getting to know a new country, but also to go to a Highschool, getting to know a new family, new friends hopefully, new people in general, new food and new traditions, and seeing the difference between 2 countries.


Special Requests:

Region Northeast


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female Leila
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I’m a very athletic person. I did competitive cheerleading for nearly five years but due to an accident I had to quit at the beginning of this year. I had a severe elbow injury but I’m fully recovered now. Furthermore I love skiing with my family, which I do every year around Christmas time. I’ve also played the piano since I was seven years old. Besides that, I really enjoy spending time with my friends and family, and with our dog Sammy. When I have nothing else to do, I like baking different things, like cookies or cupcakes, while watching movies or tv shows. What makes me very happy as well is traveling. My parents started to travel with me and my older sister from a very young age, so I’ve already had the chance to visit many beautiful countries all over the world.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I’m an enthusiastic, funny and caring person. I love to spend time with my family and friends. Furthermore I did competitive cheerleading for a really long time and I play the piano. What I am looking forward to the most about going on exchange is meeting many new people and learning more about the American culture. All in all I just want to experience the typical American teenage lifestyle.


Special Requests:

Single Room Request


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male Lennard
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I always like to be active and have fun, so I like to be outside, do sports, for example soccer, meet friends and do mechanical things like work on the tractor or motorcycle. I am also very interested in going on vacation and meet new people and visit many countries and see how they live there.


Allergies:

Birch


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a talkative person, I always want to meet new people, help, learn and get to know the lives of other people and learn more about their culture. I am very attentive and I always have my eyes and ears open. Abroad, the most thing i´m looking forward to is to meet new people, get to know American culture and have an unforgettable Experience.


Special Requests:

No


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female Leonie
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I really love to read. For a long time I did ice speed skating, which is still a great interest of mine. I spend a lot of time with my family and my pets. For some time I also played clarinet in the school orchestra.


Allergies:

early bloomer allergy, grass pollen allergy


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would describe myself as ambitious, compassionate, withdrawn, patient, supportive and hardworking. I’m also a big family man. My family means everything to me. I’m really looking forward to going to school in the US. I am also very excited for the new culture and speaking English all the time.


Special Requests:

Region Northeast


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female Lilia
female,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I like basketball and I play it two times a week. I also assist giving training to kids under 8 years. I also like meeting friends. Then we play board games or going outside. Sometimes we drive in the city by train. There we are going shopping or in the cinema. In painting or other creative things, I am also interested. I also like trying new food and recipes and bake cake or muffins. Visiting new Countries, visit sights and learn about a new culture are also things I really like.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a fifteen year old girl who is always positive. I live with my family in Germany. I would describe myself as helpful, optimistic, responsible and independent. I like to play basketball. Once a week I help giving training to children under the age of eight. That's why I get along with children very well. I also like to get together with my friends, we play board games or go outside. I like to bake, but I'm not very good at it. When I am alone, I text with friends or draw something for fun. I'm looking forward to learning about American life, going to high school, and celebrating Christmas and Thanksgiving with you.


Special Requests:

Region Warm Weather States


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male Lius
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Basketball, Skifahren , Klavier


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My name is Lius Kleenlof, I am 15 years old and live in the north of Germany. I am a helpfull and nice person and always open to new things. My hobbys are playing Basketball and athletics. 3 times in the week I go to the basketball training and on the weekend I have my games. I also like to meet my friends on the weekend. I am most looking forward to American culture and playing basketball in high school.


Special Requests:

No


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female Mailin
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

-Music (Cello) -Sports (Gymnastics, horseback riding) -Art (drawing) -new friendships/ getting to know new cultures -Reading


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I think I'm a very extroverted person, I always speak out loud and laugh etc. but sometimes I also feel very judged. I care a lot about other people's opinions and I am very sensitive. When I feel safe, accepted and not bullied at all I'm a very loud, funny, happy and open person who wants to explore life. I love to read, listen to music, watch my favourite series or to go horseback riding at my stable. I used to do gymnastics (professional training) and still love it but didn't have enough time for it so I just do it at home in my free time. Additionally I teach other younger children gymnastics. I also like to play the cello, meet my friends to chill, hang out or to party and to get to know new sympathetic people. Ultimately I'm looking forward to my exchange year to do exactly what I mentioned. Further I'd like to get out of Germany, and its forced conditions that are meant to be perfect. I would like to start a completely new chapter in my life and to explore more life than I always used to know, to set other priorities. I'm also exited to get to know my new family which will be a part of my life for one year and to experience another culture, of course.


Special Requests:

Single Room Request, Region Warm Weather States


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female Maja
female,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

playing Handball, meeting friends, spend time with my family, coaching kids in handball


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I´m a very open and social person who likes to talk and to spend time with many people (especially my close friends and family). Sport is a very important part of my life and I´m playing, coaching or watching sports the most of my free time. I´m a person who helps if there´s need and who´s responsible in school, sports and with other people. I had the idea of an exchange year because my two older sisters told me about theirs and I became interested in american culture. I hope to gain new experiences , meet new people, try different sports and have a great time with my host family in the USA.


Special Requests:

No


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male Marc
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

Mainly I spend my free time with sport activities (mainly tennis) but also playing computer games and meeting my best friends. I also love to spend time with my dog and care for her. I like music and play different instruments.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would say I am a positive character who likes to be happy and spread happiness around me. Of course sometimes I also have a bad mood or bad habits, like for example beeing frustraded when I lose a match/game. I love practicing sports, especially tenis, skiing and soccer though I don`t like to watch them on TV so much. I like to be active and meet with friends. One of the things I look most forward to on my exchange year in the US is experiencing the american high school spirit, including high school sport activities of course.


Special Requests:

Region Northeast, Activity Request: Tennis


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female Marta
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Danza Escuchar música Ver series Pasar tiempo con mis amigos y familia


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I consider myself a passionate, adventurous, optimistic and a friendly person. I always try to see the bright side of things and I love knowing new things and meeting new people. When it comes to studies, I am very self-demanding, I always try to do my best. I'm that type of person who needs to have her schedule organized, which has helped me to have good grades. I also like to help others and encourage them. Listening to music is something that I love to do, especially Taylor Swift, Harry Styles and Ariana Grande, you can tell I´m obsessed with their music. I like reading and watching movies and TV shows too. About food, I adore cake-like food, cooking is not my thing but I love pastry. I really enjoy being around little kids and playing with them, I think they are so cute and funny. I like meeting new places aswell, so travelling is also something that I´m really into. I think that any plan is a good plan, I like to be out there, shopping, taking a walk, drinking coffee... I always try to make the most time. I have a weakness for animals, especially for dogs. I also love dancing (hip-hop and contemporany) and doing gymnastics, I´ve doing it for yearsand sometimes, in my free time, I dance or do gymnastics at home. That´s why I really hope to join cheerleading in my year abroad, actually is one of the things I´m more excited about. I also hope to make a lot of new friends going on exchange.


Special Requests:

Region North Central


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male Martín
male,
17 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

My favourite hobbies are playing and watching sports. I play handball since I was a little kid at school and now I play in the regional league. Last summer I participated with my team in an international competition with many teams from all Europe. I also enjoy playing soccer with friends and watching soccer on TV. Moreover, I like listening to music and going to the movies. I like nature and going hiking with my father. We have beautiful mountains where we live. I also like pets, especially my little dog.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

To begin with I am a kind, respectful and funny person. Things that I love are playing sports and going out with my friends. The sports that I like the most are handball, which I practice in the school team, but I also really like soccer and I really like to watch it and play it with my friends. I really like urban Latin music, like reggaeton and trap, although there are also English trap songs that I like a lot. What makes me most excited about this experience is to be able to know a very different place with another culture, make new friends and learn many new things.


Special Requests:

Early Placement Request


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male Mauro
male,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I love sports. I play handball with the school´s team since I was 6 years old. I also train swimming every week. I also like playing videogames, listening to music, boardgames and drawing. I love the countryside, the nature and the animals. I also love camping and go trekking.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

In my family and Friends opinion, I´m a good person. I´m kind, loyal and nice, but I´m also a Little bit reserved and quiet. I´ve an open mind to new experieces and people. My principal hobbies and interests are: swimming, playing handball (in the school team) and other sport son a free form. I like nature, hiking and camping, (I´m part of a scout group since I was seven). I also like drawing and listening to music like: pop, rock, 80´s music, rap, electronic… Honestly, I want to go to USA to experience the american way of living including their food, to know people and, a little bit, to improve my english level.


Special Requests:

No


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female Naima
female,
17 years
flag Belgium Hobbies:

Painting, drawing, reading, scouting, playing guitar, hiking, tennis


Allergies:

dust mite allergy


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

- Calm and sweet: I like to enjoy the life and not be stressed and angry all the time. I don't like to speak loudly. - Reserved character: I don't really show my emotions because I don't really like to speak about myself and my feelings. - Flexible: I like to discover many activities.


Special Requests:

No


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female Niputri
female,
16 years
flag Thailand Hobbies:

Art, Cooking.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I understand and participates in fun activities. I enjoy with new friends, new things, new experience. I like to learn about new experience.


Special Requests:

No


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female Nuria
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like painting and listen to music. I like to play sports. I play basketball and I do rhythmic gymnastics. I like travelling


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a very cheerful and hard-working girl. The quality that I like the most about myself is that i always think in positive. I am a good friend of my friends and whenever I can, I help them. I love sports but my favorites and the onces I practice the most are basketball and rhythmic gymnastics. Besides sports I also really like painting and listen to music although I do not have any favourite music group. Within this new experience I am willing to begin, I want to meet new people, learn about new customs, visiting new places and enjoy of the American experience as much as possible.


Special Requests:

No


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male Pablo
male,
14 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like to play electric guitar with my band. We like to play songs from Nirvana, Metallica, Los Ramones, etc. I'm in the basketball team of my town and I train 3 days a week and play games in the weekends. I also train tennis twice a week, and play with my parents or brother once in a while. On my free time, I like to hang out with my friends. I go to their homes, or to play basket, play the guitar or just go for lunch or dinner to a good burguer place in my town. I also like to play videogames in my XBox, but I don't do it very often. On vacations, when we go to the beach, and I have the chance, I also like to surf. But there are little chances of that as we ussually go to the beach when there are not many waves to surf.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am a hard worker. When I go home after school I organize my time so I can do my homework and study (If I need to) so I can have some free time, because I have basketball 3 days a week two and a half hours. I try to help everybody around me so they can feel comfortable. My friends say I am funny, I like to tell jokes and entertain people. In my free time I like to do lots of things, but there are some activities that I like the most, for example: meeting my friends, playing basketball or tennis, playing the guitar, surfing… I have basketball training 3 days a week and I have matches on weekends. Also, I play a lot with my team friends in the park. As I just said, I also play tennis. I used to train 2 times a week but this year I just play with my parents on the weekends. In my free time I also like to play the electric guitar, and I think that I play it quite well. I also formed a rock group with some friends of mine, and we played at my school festival a couple of times. In the summer I really like to surf and I like to see the waves forecast to see if I can surf. In the exchange I’m looking forward to learning from my host family about the American way of life, traditions, etc. I expect to improve my English skills and to make new friends. What I would like the most is to have fun and learn a lot. And I hope that I can also teach about the Spanish way of life to my host family and friends.


Special Requests:

No


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female Patricia
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

Drawing on paper and digitally. Crochet. Cooking. Listening to music. Reading manga. Watching series and anime. Playing Volleyball and skiing.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My name is Patricia. I like to meet new people and make new friends although I am a litle bit shy. I am a very open minded person. I take great care of things and I take the rules very seriously. I am responsible and creative and I easily adapt to new environments. In my free time I like to draw while I litsen to music, I also do crochet, play volleyball, I sometimes watch anime, go out with my friends and on weekends I go to a youth association (similar to boy scouts). My favorite series is "Adventure Time" and "Atack on Titan". When I listen to music, I usually listen to Billie Eilish, Lana del Dey, Taylor Swift, Artic Monkeys and Marina and The Diamonds. What excites me most about going on an exchange is learning about other cultures and meeting new people outside my country.


Special Requests:

No


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male Pattarapol
male,
16 years
flag Thailand Hobbies:

I interested in computer programming.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I like computer programming and want to learn more of it. When I have free time, I sometimes make an easy platform game for myself just to enjoy it.


Special Requests:

No


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female Paula
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

volleyball, painting, I play guitar and piano and reading.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I consider myself as a sociable, creative, empathetic, sensitive, hard-working and kind person, I am a very open-minded person and I am always willing to know or learn new things. My hobbies are volleyball, drawing, reading and playing instruments, I am interested in topics such as astronomy and psychology. I usually listen to a wide variety of music but my favorite artists are Harry Styles and Taylor Swift . What makes me most excited about my stay in the U.S.A is being able to meet new people with another culture and live new experiences that I could not live in Spain.


Special Requests:

State request: VA - Virginia


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male Peter
male,
16 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

youth Firefighter Krav Maga self Defence History/Politics Science Gaming Fantasy/Science Fiction Shows


Allergies:

cat hairs house dust mites a bit of grasses and ha


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I`m calm, average smart, still, confident, kind and determind. I`m fair and take care of my friendships. I`m not so animate and sometimes lazy. I take care of my interests and work hard for them. My interests are most sciences like physics, chemistry and geography and I m interestet in politics, history and social science. I also try to bring my skills in social work. I`m looking forward to the culture and the people I will meet and the country that is infleuncing my life here in Germany.


Special Requests:

No


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female Phatcharin
female,
17 years
flag Thailand Hobbies:

Reading, Watching anime, Exercising.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am kind, easy-going and fast learner person. I love learning English. I love reading. I want to create fun and memories with the host family and new friends during my exchange year.


Special Requests:

No


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female Rata
female,
17 years
flag Thailand Hobbies:

Music and Sport.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

My personality are cheerful, funny, eager to learn new things and have patience. I interest in music, sports and like to travel. Learning in a new culture, find myself in my interests, language, development and good relationship from friends and host family are my looking forward.


Special Requests:

No


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female Ronja
female,
14 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I love sport. My favourite sport is gymnastics (vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor). I practice three times a week and I participated in many competitions. Beside sport I like baking, cooking and meet my friends.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I'm an open minded, funny and communicative person. I like to get to know new people and make new friends. One of the important things in my live is gymnastics. I do it since I'm 8 years old three times a week and since one year I´m a trainer for younger girls once a week. I can't image a life without it. I love cooking and baking with my friends or do other activities with them, because it relaxes me and it´s lots of fun. I'm looking forward to get to know the culture in the USA and make new friends.


Special Requests:

Early Placement Request, Activity Request: Gymnastics


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female Rosaria
female,
17 years
flag Italy Hobbies:

My hobbies are reading books, listening to music, photography, dancing, decoupage, going out with my friends, volunteering, animator, baking, singing, sports


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I am hyperactive and i love playing sports. I like reading and I write poetry and i would like to write a book. I like to make myself useful and help those in need , in fact i do volunteer work.


Special Requests:

No


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female Sara
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

I like dancing, listening to music, going shopping and going out with my friends.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I would say I'm a relaxed person even tough I get stressed quick but it doesn't last long. I like being alone for short periods of time because I prefer to be with people. I'm really sociable so I like talking to people and knowing about their lives and having interesting topics to talk about. I'm super energetic so if someone proposes a plan I am the first to say yes. I love being with friends or people in general. I also love clothing. I really enjoy going shopping and trying on clothes but sometimes the clothes don't fit me well because I'm a little bit short. In this exchange year I'm looking forward to make friends and get to know people, because as I said before I really enjoy meeting new people. I'm also excited about the differences of culture like the high school, the food, the traditions, the way people interact and that sort of things.


Special Requests:

No


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female Selma
female,
15 years
flag Germany Hobbies:

I really love to paint or draw. I like to play drums. and i do kickboxing. i also like playing in a theater club or something like this.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I may seem a bit shy at first but I'm actually a very open and happy person. I'm told that I'm very attentive and caring. I am doing kickboxing playing drums and I love painting.I'm really looking forward to new experiences, friendships and everyday life.


Special Requests:

No


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female Sofia
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

dance, listen to music, read, watch tv shows and spend time with my friends and family. I also like roller skating.


Allergies:

No allergies


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I think my personality depends on the person I’m sharing it with, but I’m mostly a fun and cheerful person to be with, although I can also be a calm and shy person. I often try to give my best to people by being kind, helpful and fair. I’m usually a very sociable person and I love to talk with people and get to know them. I’m also very creative and imaginative. I’m also a bit disorganized, and clumsy but I’m working on them. I don’t have many hobbies, but I enjoy the few that I have. I love to read, its my number one hobby. Anything between fantasy and romance. Another hobby that I practice is dancing. I’m not the best dancer, but I like going to classes.


Special Requests:

Region Northeast


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female Sofía
female,
15 years
flag Spain Hobbies:

In my free time, I love to dance in my room and hang out with my friends. In my daily life, I play voley and go swimming. I like to make handcrafting like bracelet or earing.


Allergies:

I have allergy to some grass and tree pollens as o


Special Diet:

No special diet


Self-Description:

I consider myself as a sociable person, I like to meet new people and make new friends. I don't like silence so much but I am an organised person. I am a creative person and I love everything related to handcrafting like making earrings or bracelets. I also like a lot of sports, but my favourite are volleyball and swimming. In my daily life, after school, I play in a volleyball team and we have a match every week. Volleyball is the sport I like most in the world and I wouldn't like to stop practising it. This year I stopped swimming because I had to study a lot but If I go to the USA I would love to be part of a swimming club.


Special Requests:

No


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