|Santi (Santiago) is a 16-year-old competitive basketball player and dog lover from Spain. He is open-minded and loves to learn about other cultures and ways of thinking; this highly motivates him. Santi enjoys traveling and meeting new people, and realizes that experiences like this exchange year are an excellent opportunity for him to learn new things about life and develop himself. His parents describe him as a mature and responsible son. In the US Santi would like to continue basketball and try out new activities. He also enjoys tennis, swimming, soccer, surfing, video games, and movies.