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Meet our students!

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Ibrahim

Spain | Age 15 | Male

Interests: Soccer, playstation games, NBA, biking
Ibrahim is a 15 year old soccer and padel tennis player from Spain. He loves to play video games on the computer and playstation, playing tennis, going biking, and hanging out with friends. He hopes to learn French so he can be fluent in Spanish, English, and French! He is very excited to learn more about American culture, and dreams of attending an NBA game!

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Aziza

Kazakhstan | Age 16 | Female

Interests: Drawing, photography, volleyball
Aziza is a 16 year old future psychologist from Kazakhstan. She describes herself as “a student with a unique and open mind.” She loves to listen to music during the day, so headphones are her life saver! She loves pop music in different languages so she can translate the lyrics and learn both the language and the meaning behind the song. Her friends are very important to her, and she’s very excited to make new friends in the US! She wants to be a psychologist someday because “Sometimes people really feel bad mentally and I want to see that I can help others to overcome everything together, making me a good person for this world.”

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Heewon

Korea | Age 16 | Male

Interests: Chemistry, music, reading, clarinet
Heewon is a 16 year old clarinet player from South Korea. He loves all things science, but his favorite is chemistry. He loves to watch chemistry videos on Youtube, reading novels and webtoons, and play basketball and soccer. He is excited to study in the United States and encounter many different cultures within one country. He is also very excited to improve his English during his exchange program!

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Jaja

Thailand | Age 17 | Female

Interests: Piano, Violin, Badminton, Cooking
Jaja (Kwankao) is a 17-year-old pianist and violinist from Thailand. She is an animal-lover who has two dogs at home, but is allergic to cats. She is excited about the idea of new cultures and people, and plans to be a flight attendant in the future so that she never has to stop discovering new places. Jaja loves languages and performance, and can’t wait to participate in drama while in the US. Lastly, she loves cooking, so you should be prepared for some tasty Thai food!

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Lenny

France | Age 17 | Male

Interests: basketball, shoes, music

Lenny is a 17 year old basketball star. His dream is to play for the NBA! He also loves playing video games, listening to R&B and rap music, and collecting sneakers. He loves to spend time with friends, either going out to dinner or going shopping. He is very excited to experience the American high school experience and play basketball in the United States!

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Alejandra

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: basketball, reading, painting, cooking
Alejandra is a 15 year old basketball and paddle ball player from Spain. She loves going to the beach, visiting her grandparents, reading, and oil painting. She is a very intelligent girl who loves sports and healthy habits! She is especially excited to learn more about American traditions like Halloween and Thanksgiving.

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Jamile

Brazil | Age 17 | Female

Interests: fashion, music, dance, photography

Jamile is a 17 year old rythmic dancer from Brazil. She loves all things fashion, travel, music, and shopping. She uses dance and music to express her feelings since she’s a little shy, but she opens up as soon as she gets to know you! She is very excited to embrace American culture, meet new people, and visit new places. Her dream is to see snow for the first time!

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Alexis

Switzerland | Age 15 | Male

Interests: Street art, painting, soccer, skiing, sports
Alexis is a 15 year old sports fanatic! He has lots of energy and loves to express it through playing sports. Some of his favorites are soccer, skiing, snowboarding, water sports, and cycling! He’s been playing soccer competitively for 10 years. His godfather grew up in Raleigh, NC, so he has always dreamed of studying in the US. He can’t wait to go on new adventures during his program!

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Saksham

India | Age 16 | Male

Interests: singing, cycling, badminton, chess
Saksham is a 16 year old singer from India. He has won many awards for singing, and hopes to continue singing in the United States! He also loves playing the keyboard, debating in debate club, participating in quiz competitions, and spending time with family. He is very excited to learn more about American culture and share his culture with new friends and family.

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Uma

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: Dancing, horse riding, karate, skateboarding, ski, sewing
Uma is a 15 year old fashion designer from Spain. Be on the lookout for her name – she’s going to be a star! She loves to dance, draw, go hiking, play soccer, and more! She’s a very passionate person and truly cares about her family and friends. She sews her own clothes and hopes to improve her sewing skills. She loves a good challenge and can’t wait to learn more about American culture!

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Chiheb

Tunisia | Age 17 | Male

Interests: Basketball, dancing, volunteering
Chiheb is a 17-year-old boy from Tunisia who one day hopes to play in the NBA. The youngest of three, he comes from a family of educators who have taught him the importance of being open tocontinual learning. In addition to basketball, he dances and particpates in a youth service club back home. Chiheb would like to study either business or psychology, while working toward the NBA. “I really am a peaceful boy that is loving and caring… In addition, I highly insist on being patient, because my determination is matched with my patience.”

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Paula

Spain | Age 16 | Female

Interests: dance, fashion, cooking, music, photography
Paula is a 16-year-old rhythmic gymnast and dancer from Spain. She has dreamed of traveling to the US and has been asking to come on exchange for two years. While here, she would like to try out for cheerleading because it’s quintessentially American, and she’s good at dance and rhythmic. Paula is interested in both law and medicine as future careers. Her other interests include fashion, cooking, music, photography, and painting. So enjoy some tapas and have a family dance and photo session! However, we don’t recommend family rhythmic gymnastics night unless you’re coordinated and extremely flexible!

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Luis

Spain | Age 16 | Male

Interests: soccer, surfing, tennis, food
Luis is a 16-year-old Boy Scout, soccer player, surfer, and tennis player from Spain. He’s a healthy, good-hearted kid who is very fond of sports and would like to study business in the future. Luis works hard in school, and helps out whenever he is asked. His family and friends say he has “some special kind of charm.” He makes friends very easily. He prefers one-on-one and small scale interactions. Cute note: “I love eating, especially Italian food like pizza and pasta. Also, I enjoy Mexican food like tacos and nachos and I also love hamburgers. I am used to eating everything. I think I like all types of food. I am not picky at all.”

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Andrea

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: gymnastics, reading, TV and movies

Andrea is a 15 year old rhythmic gymnast from Spain. She loves to watch movies and television shows, and spend time with family and friends! Her favorite thing is to have sleepovers with her friends. She hopes to try cheer during her time in the United States. She’s very excited to share her culture with the people she meets during her program. Her friends and family describe her as generous, affectionate, empathetic, and energetic!

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Sameen

Pakistan | Age 17 | Female

Interests: reading, basketball, badminton, drama, soccer
Sameen is a 17 year old basketball and netball player from Pakistan. She loves reading, participating in English speech competitions, and theatre! She is very social, and can’t wait to make new friends in the US. She has big goals for herself like attending med school and helping her community. She’s excited to meet her host family and make lots of memories!

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Oleg

Kazakhstan | Age 18 | Male

Interests: Boxing, reading, soccer
Oleg is an 18 year old boxer from Kazakhstan. He loves to draw, play hockey, lift weights, and participate in English competitions. He loves to read all kinds of novels, specifically historical literature, science fiction, and adventure novels. He’s very excited to learn more about American culture and share his culture with his new friends and family.

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Ana

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: movies, TV shows, scuba dive, ballet dance, cheerleading

Ana is a 15 year old ballerina from Spain. She loves movies, listening to music, meeting with friends, and going on walks. She is adventurous and friendly. She is hoping to try out for cheerleading in the United States! She wants to make new friends in the US, and hopes to make many memories with her host family. She is very excited to join clubs at school and learn more about American culture.

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Clara

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: theatre, reading books, watching movies, boxing

Clara is a 15 year old actor from Spain. She loves reading, watching movies, boxing, dancing, and acrobatics! She is extroverted and loves to spend time with her friends and family. She loves to go out and be active, and loves trying new things. She hopes to explore new places, as she lives in a small town. She is excited to learn more about American culture and spend time at an American high school, make lots of new friends, and bond with her host family.

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Ethuma

Sierra Leone | Age 17 | Female

Interests: reading, TV, puzzles, creative writing
Ethuma is a 17 year old philanthropist and activist from Sierra Leone. She describes herself as “ambitious and creative”. She loves to read and write stories of her own. She also loves to dance, watch television shows, do puzzles, and volunteer. She shared that she would love to become a member of a library during her time in the US.

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Pelayo

Spain | Age 16 | Male

Interests: Indoor soccer, legos, videogames, puzzles, reading

Pelayo is a 16 year old soccer star from Spain. He loves playing with Legos, reading manga, playing video games, and hanging out with friends. He would like to try basketball when he comes to the US, and has been playing soccer competitively for 9 years! He is so excited to spend time with his host family, and hopes he’ll be considered another member of the family.

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Manuela

Spain | Age 16 | Female

Interests: swimming, skiing, piano, travel
Manuela is a 16-year-old competitive skiier and pianist who has dreamed of going to the US. She is  easygoing and reasonable, open and affectionate, sensitive and responsible. She does her schoolwork without being prodded. Manuela enjoys traveling and meeting new people because that is an excellent opportunity to learn new things about life. Her favorite subjects are sports, art, and history. She’s loves ice-skating, swimming, tennis, and surfing/paddle board. In her downtime, she can be found reading, watching movies, and playing the piano.

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Santi

Spain | Age 16 | Male

Interests: Basketball, tennis, movies, animals
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.

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Maria

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: dance, ballet, music, cello, baking
Maria is a 15 year old dancer from Spain. She has been dancing for almost 10 years in several different styles. She also loves listening to and creating music, playing in the orchestra at her school, baking, and watching tv series! She is very excited to experience American culture and continue dancing during her time in the US.

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Alberto

Spain | Age 15 | Male

Interests: Video games, Robotics, Table Tennis, Tennis
Alberto is a 15-year-old competitive judo martial artist and pianist from Spain who hopes to study engineering in the future. He’s an easy-going kid who adapts to situations with minimal conflict and loves to make new friends. He enjoys playing video games with friends, going to the movies; in addition he loves nature and animals, especially cats and dogs. Alberto is on the robotics team at school, and his extracurricular sports include tennis, table tennis, and swimming, and playing the piano.

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Fernando

Spain | Age 14 | Male

Interests: soccer, biking, skiing, baking
Fernando (Fer) is a 14 year old competitive soccer player. He has been playing since he was just 5 years old, and can’t wait to continue playing during his time in the US. He also loves going cycling with friends and family, crafting, baking (he makes a delicious sponge cake), and skiing! He loves spending time outdoors, especially with his friends and/or family. He is very excited to have new experiences and improve his English during his exchange program.

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Carlos

Spain | Age 14 | Male

Interests: soccer, hiking, going to the beach
Carlos is a 14 year old soccer player from Spain. He also loves playing paddle tennis, going on hikes in the mountains, and playing video games. His favorite games are FIFA and Fortnite. He also loves spending time with his family and friends! He can’t wait to make many new friends during his time in the US.

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Abdullah

Saudi Arabia | Age 17 | Male

Interests: Video Games, Movies, Astrophysics
Abdullah is a 17 year old astrophysicist from Saudi Arabia! He is incredibly smart and driven. He also loves to play video games and watch movies. He is very excited to improve his English and “discover new things in life” during his exchange program.

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Daniel

Spain | Age 16 | Male

Interests: Swimming, hiking, gym
Daniel (Dani) is a 16 year old competitive swimmer from Spain. He is very passionate about swimming, and hopes to beat the national record in swimming in his country! He spends 2-3 hours a day practicing – he is very dedicated! He hopes to continue swimming during his time in the US. He loves to spend time with friends and hopes to try baseball during his program.

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Dario

Spain | Age 16 | Male

Interests: Swimming, hiking, gym
Dario is a 16 year old inline hockey player. He is very passionate about hockey and hopes to try ice hockey during his time in the US since there’s not many places to ice skate in Spain. He spends his free time in the gym, playing video games, watching video game streams on Twitch, and watching Netflix shows! He also loves listening to music – his favorite artist is Lit Killah.

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Aina

Spain | Age 16 | Female

Interests: music, drawing, basketball, dancing, occasional skiing
Aina is a responsible, sensitive, and creative 16-year-old girl from Spain. She has an empathetic heart and is always prepared to help others and provide care whenever a person or animal is unwell. Aina is a cat lover whose favorite subjects are art, music, and history. She’s a competitive basketball player, and on the art side plays piano and sings in the choir. She also does modern dance performance, Bachata, and enjoys submarine photography. In her more mellow moments she can be found listening to music and drawing.

 

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Leane

France | Age 17 | Female

Interests: dance, reading, singing, drawing, painting, piano
Leane is a 17 year old dancer from France. Her two favorite styles of dance are ballet and modern dance. She also loves to play handball, do gymnastics, go diving, reading, and more! She is truly a Jill of all trades. She’s very determined and strong, and calls herself a perfectionist when it comes to her hobbies and her studies. She’s very excited to learn more about American culture and improve her English.

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Maria

Spain | Age 16 | Female

Interests: travel, reading, dancing, swimming
.Marta Maria (Maria) is a 16 year old dancer from Spain. She loves to travel and can’t wait to experience different places in the United States and their different cultures. She also loves listening to music – her favorite artist is Louis Tomlinson. She can almost always be found reading – her favorite book is Boulevard. She has been dreaming of studying abroad since she was a little kid, and now her time has finally come!

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Alejandra

Spain | Age 16 | Female

Interests: volleyball, music, art, playing the piano
Alejandra is a 16 year old volleyball player from Spain. She loves to play piano, paint, draw, travel, and hang out with friends! She is very passionate about music – her favorite artists are One Direction and Taylor Swift! She is a fun and upbeat young girl who makes friends with ease. She’s very excited to learn more about American culture and hopefully see different parts of the United States. She can’t wait to make new friends and happy memories during her exchange program!

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Valentina

Italy | Age 17 | Female

Interests: Dance, judo, swimming, cooking, photography
Valentina is a 17 year old dancer from Italy. She expresses her creativity through several different forms of dance, cooking, photography, and coloring her hair! She describes herself as responsible, genuine, and impulsive. She’s very excited to follow her dreams of studying in the United States!

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Fatima

Spain | Age 14 | Female

Interests: Tennis, swimming, music, shopping
Fatima is a 14 year old tennis player from Spain. She loves to swim, listen to music, go running, and go shopping! She leads a healthy lifestyle and stays busy with friends and hobbies. She has no issue making friends – she’s very sociable! She’s very excited to improve her English, make new friends, and learn many new things during her program in the United States.
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Vanessa

France | Age 15 | Female

Interests: dancing, boxing, anime
Vanessa is a 15 year old dancer and boxer. She is a strong, sociable girl! She loves to listen to music, watch anime, read manga, learn more about new and different cultures, and more. She has always been fascinated by American life and has dreamed of studying abroad for years! She is very excited to try many new sports and improve her English during her time in the US.

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Alejandra

Spain | Age 17 | Female

Interests: theater, drawing, reading, dance
Alejandra (Ale) is a 17 year old actress from Spain. Ever since she was 5 years old she has dreamed of being an actress professionally. She’s even been an extra in an American movie! She has many other interests like drawing, reading, dancing, listening to music, fashion, rhythmic gymnastics, and more! She describes herself as “respectful, sincere, truthful, and very perseverant.”

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Alice

France | Age 16 | Female

Interests: Paino, tennis, drawing
Alice is a 16 year old singer from France. She loves to draw, sew, play piano, play tennis, travel, and spend time with friends and family! She loves to spend time with friends and family playing board games and exploring new places. She is a smiley and friendly person! She is excited to learn more about American culture and improve her English speaking skills during her program.

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Joan

Spain | Age 15 | Male

Interests: Music, Dance, DJing
Joan is a 15 year old dancer and DJ from France. He is active, friendly, and caring. He loves to listen to all different kinds of music – his favorite artist is Harry Styles! Here’s a very sweet note he added: “I am not very demanding about what kind of family I am chosen, I will accept with open arms any sexuality or religion, profession … I just hope I can have a good time with them, and feel like a member of the family. I thank you very much for letting me be part of this experience and especially with you, I am very grateful.”

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Si Yoon

Korea | Age 15 | Male

Interests: Piano, Legos, swimming, soccer
Siyoon is a 15 year old piano player from South Korea. He describes himself as someone who is “bright and smiles a lot”. He loves snowboarding, basketball, playing piano and guitar, and traveling! He dreams of being a doctor someday so he can help people. Spending time with his future host family is very important to him; he can’t wait to make many happy memories with them!

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Matthias

France | Age 17 | Male

Interests: Board games, drawing, theater, baking
Matthias is a 17 year old runner from France. He is “joyful and sociable.” He loves to play board games, hang out with friends and family, travel, run each week, ski, surf, and more! He also loves to bake and wants to share those skills with his future host family. He dreams of being a pediatrician someday. He is looking forward to meeting his host family and making many happy memories together!

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Marco

Italy | Age 18 | Male

Interests: tennis, photography, running, technology
Marco is an 18 year old tennis player from Italy. He loves to go running, photography, spending time outdoors, and all things technology. He also loves listening to music and going to concerts – his favorite music is from the 90s-early 2000s! He’s looking forward to broadening his horizons and improving his English during his time in the US.

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Muhammad

Indonesia | Age 16 | Male

Interests: Architecture, biking, marching band
Muhammad(Salman) is a 16 year old architect from Indonesia. His dream is to “be an architect so I can help my family, friends and others design buildings, houses, parks, and other things.” In his free time, he likes to go jogging, bike riding, practice in marching band, and give public speeches for school. He’s very excited to learn more about American culture, traditions, and to make new friends!

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Josef

Czech | Age 17 | Male

Interests: Water skiing, golf, fishing, cooking
Josef is a 17 year old water skier from Czech Republic. He loves all kinds of sports, but especially enjoys water slalom (water skiing), soccer, hockey, snowboarding, and golf! He also loves listening to rap music, fishing, and cooking. He is very excited to improve his English during his time in the US, and maybe even see an NHL game or an American football game!

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Nela

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: Volleyball, swimming, music, ukelele
Nela is a 15 year old volleyball player from Spain. She loves to listen to and play music, painting, hanging out with friends and family, and doing outdoor activities. She’s very excited to learn more about American culture, make new friends, and experience American holidays! She has dreamed of living in the United States since she was very young, and can’t wait for that dream to come true!

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Somon

Tajikistan | Age 18 | Male

Interests: Reading, TV, human rights
Somon is an 18 year old from Tajikistan who loves teaching English and Russian to others. He has always dreamed of studying in the United States. He is fascinated by our holidays and traditions like Halloween and Thanksgiving. He loves to read, watch television programs, and go to the park with his friends. He wants to learn more about human rights during his program so he can be better suited to become a lawyer someday. He dreams of writing a grant for the FLEX program so other students can have the experience he has been gifted. He is a kindhearted, driven student with a passion for helping others!

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Sulaiman

Kyrgyzstan | Age 16 | Male

Interests: Soccer, ecology, history, reading
Sulaiman is a 16 year old soccer player from Kyrgyzstan. He dreams of one day becoming the president of his country and implementing some of the things he learns about American culture during his exchange program! He’s very kind, honest, active, and ambitious.

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Gonzalo

Spain | Age 16 | Male

Interests: Rugby, tennis, swimming, football
Gonzalo is a 16 year old competitive rugby player from Spain. He loves all kinds of sports! Some of his favorites are soccer, tennis, rugby, and swimming. He dreams of trying American football during his exchange program! He’s following in his mother’s footsteps by studying abroad – she also studied in the US 25 years ago!

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Chanakan

Thailand | Age 16 | Female

Interests: Music, swimming, cooking, drawing
Chanakan is a 16 year old K-Pop fanatic from Thailand. She’s a kindhearted person who loves her family. She’s very excited to experience a new culture and grow as a person during her time in the United States.
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Jeongha

Korea | Age 16 | Female

Interests: Movies, band, volunteering, reading
Jeongha is a 16 year old swimmer from South Korea. She loves watching movies, spending time with family, playing guitar, and cooking! She is very excited to cook for her host family. Cute quote: “I am very excited because l am going to be in the sky for 12 hours. I can’t believe I’m flying to the opposite side of the earth. How amazing is that!”
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Giulia

Italy | Age 16 | Female

Interests: music, cooking, hiking
Giulia is a 16 year old softball player from Italy. She describes herself as “determined, stubborn, ambitious, and brave.” She always has a smile on her face! She loves listening to music, playing sports, doing activities outside, and exploring new things. She loves nature! She is very excited to experience American culture, high school, and traditions.

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Blanche

France | Age 16 | Female

Interests: Piano, art, music, fashion
Blanche is a 16 year old athlete from France. She loves all kinds of sports and is open to exploring new ones! She goes running every day. She loves traveling, art, culture, and history. This influenced her decision to spend a year in the United States! She’s very excited to explore new places, learn more about American culture, and make many memories with her new friends and family.

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Alexia

France | Age 16 | Female

Interests: Music, singing, anime, tennis
Alexia is a 16 year old tennis player from France. She loves to spend time with friends, sing, listen to music, and more! She loves to meet new people and discover new cultures. She can’t wait to make new memories, meet new friends, and live her dream of becoming bilingual and learning about American culture!

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Ignacio

Spain | Age 14 | Male

Interests: Writing, Harry Potter, games, biking
Ignacio is a 14 year old padel tennis player from Spain. He loves to play basketball, go skiing with his family, spend time with his siblings, and learn about different countries! He hopes to become a technology engineer someday. He describes himself as “happy, smiling all the time, and confident.”

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Louise

France | Age 16 | Female

Interests: film, dancing, photography, reading
Louise is a 16 year old cinema fanatic from France. She loves American cinema – Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch are her favorite directors! She also loves dancing, photography, reading, and listening to music. Her favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird. She loves going out of her comfort zone, and can’t wait to experience America’s “awesome diversity of thinking ways and brotherhood spirit.”

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Ivan

Germany | Age 17 | Male

Interests: Gymnastics, paintball, pottery, reading
Ivan is a 17 year old gymnast from Germany. He loves to do UFC fighting, break dancing, playing paintball, and going for walks with friends. He also loves to read and listen to music! He dreams of becoming a police officer someday so he can help people and promote peace. He describes himself as “a very friendly, helpful, and funny person.”

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Leonard

Germany | Age 16 | Male

Interests: Piano, violin, cars, basketball
Leonard (Jahvis) is a 16 year old soccer player from Germany. He loves to play the piano, play the violin, play basketball, and play video games! He is a dedicated soccer player – he practices at least three days each week. He’s looking forward to experiencing American holidays and getting to know his host family!

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Stanislas

France | Age 16 | Male

Interests: Horses, planes, animals, sports
Stanislas is a 16 year old future pilot from France. He loves all things aeronautics. He also loves riding horses, spending time with family, and laughing! He describes himself as “mature and funny.” He is very curious, and can’t wait to experience new traditions and try new foods! He dreams of seeing a real rocket take off.

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Dai Phong

France | Age 16 | Male

Interests: cooking, soccer, violin
Dai Phong is a 16 year old soccer fanatic from France. He loves all things sports, television, cooking, and he loves to play the violin. He loves to learn new sports and activities, and hopes to try out new sports in the United States! He loves math and chemistry. He is looking forward to interacting with locals and improving his English.

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Mael

France | Age 17 | Male

Interests: Photography, reading, games
Mael is a 17 year old video game player from France. He loves to explore new things and new hobbies, computer programming, climbing, skiing, and more! He has always wanted to go out and explore the world, so this is the perfect opportunity for him! He describes himself as “very curious and a bit introverted.” He is looking forward to discovering and enjoying the United States!

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Eve Anne

France | Age 16 | Female

Interests: Reading, dance, running, boxing
Eve-Anne is a 16 year old dancer from France. She loves contemporary dancing, ballet, swimming, running, water sports, and more! She’s a friendly person who has many hobbies. She’s very excited to meet her host family and cook crepes for them like she learned from her grandmother!

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Teodor

Czech | Age 18 | Male

Interests: Outdoors, hiking, swimming, museums
Teodor is an 18 year old explorer from Czech Republic. He loves to explore nature and spend time outdoors. He greatly enjoys touring gardens and museums, watching animals in the forest, listening to birds, and feeling the peace of nature. Maintaining his health is very important to him – he goes to the gym every day. He is looking forward to meeting new people, improving his English, and getting to know his host family!

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Ines

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: Sailing, cooking, photography, basketball
Ines is a 15 year old basketball and tennis player from Spain. Her friends describe her as “an open minded, funny, spontaneous, and enthusiastic person.” She loves to laugh! Some of her favorite activities include playing basketball competitively, playing tennis, swimming, spending time with friends, dancing, and cooking! She hopes to continue playing tennis and swimming during her time in the US. She’s very excited to get to know her host family and learn lots about American culture during her program abroad!

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Seungju

Korea | Age 16 | Male

Interests: Stargazing, basketball, spicy food, math
Seongju is a 16 year old athlete from South Korea. He loves all kinds of sports – badminton, basketball, and table tennis are his favorites! He is fascinated by stars and dreams of looking up at the night sky in a quiet neighborhood in the US. He excels in math and hopes to become a math teacher someday! He is especially excited to meet his host family and make many happy memories with them.

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Yedra

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: Sports, cooking, drawing, camping
Yedra is a 15 year old dancer and gymnast from Spain. She loves all things sports; she has grown up dancing, practicing gymnastics, playing basketball, playing soccer, surfing, and more. She also loves to draw, cook, travel, and go camping with her family! She is a funny girl who loves to make others laugh. She’s excited to experience life in America and celebrate Christmas with her host family.

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Michaela

Czech | Age 17 | Female

Interests: Dance, reading, movies, TV
Michaela is a 17 year old contemporary dancer from Czech Republic. She describes herself as “friendly and kind.” She loves going on walks with her mom, reading, watching television series and movies, and going on adventures! She dreams of traveling the world one day. She is very ambitious and dreams of owning her own company someday. She’s very excited to make memories with her host family and experience American holidays.

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Natacha

France | Age 17 | Female

Interests: Piano, violin, biking
Natacha is a 17 year old singer from France. She loves to play piano, violin, hang out with friends, go biking, and more! She enjoys the simple things in life – her favorite thing is getting ice cream with friends and going to listen to live music. She’s very independent and is helpful around the home. She’s excited to make friends from the US and improve her English during her program!

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Anselme

France | Age 16 | Male

Interests: Basketball, horses, science fiction, reading
Anselme is a 16 year old competitive basketball player from France. He plays for at least 2 hours a day. He spent his childhood competing in horseback riding competitions, so sports competitions are very important to him! He also loves to go skiing, listening to music, playing video games, and reading science fiction books!

ID: AY21FR14-11

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Valentine

Belgium | Age 15 | Female

Interests: theater, gymnastic, scouts, dancing, music
Valentine is a 15 year old dancer from Belgium. She loves gymnastics, boxing, playing badminton, participating in scouts, theatre, and more! She’s a very creative person who loves making others laugh. She shared that the emotion she would choose to describe herself would be “joy”.

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Lorenzo

Italy | Age 17 | Male

Interests: Cooking, judo, fashion
Lorenzo is a 17 year old compeititve judo artist from Italy. He is working on earning his black belt! He loves judo because it’s not only a sport, but also a “very deep philosophy of life”. He also loves to go on social media, plan events for his school, collect sneakers, and follow fashion trends! He’s very excited to learn more about American culture and improve his English skills.

ID: AY21IT05-12

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Emma

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: basketball, painting, drawing, dancing, singing
Emma is a 15 year old basketball player from Spain. She comes from a family of musicians – her father just put out his second album! She describes herself as a very loving, kind, and smiling person. She loves summer, going swimming, listening to music, dancing, and social media.

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Titouan

France | Age 15 | Male

Interests: Theatre, reading, biking, outdoors
Titouan is a 15 year old boxer and actor from France. He loves skiing and snowboarding, reading, listening to music, and biking. He also loves spending time with friends – one of his favorite memories is from when he went camping with his best friends! He is very excited to learn more about American culture and meet new people.

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Joachim

France | Age 16 | Male

Interests: soccer, surfing, skateboard, fashion, running
Joachim is a 16 year old athlete from France. He loves to play soccer, skiing, surfing, and playing tennis! He loves to spend time with friends, going to the cinema, and drawing. He is very interested in fashion – especially sneakers! He is curious and open and cannot wait to learn more about American culture.

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Adriana

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: Gymnastics, shopping, fashion, painting
Adriana is a 15 year old rhythmic gymnast from Spain. She loves all things shopping and fashion, painting, music, traveling, and fitness! She considers herself very nice and kind. She has always dreamed of exploring the world outside of Europe, and cannot wait to learn more about American culture!

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Claudia

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: Drawing, basketball, horror movies, running
Claudia is a 15 year old artist and basketball player from Spain. She loves to draw, watch horror movies, go skiing, run, and more! She has been dreaming of learning about new cultures and studying abroad since she was 12 years old, and now her dreams are coming true! She can’t wait to meet her host family and learn all about them and their culture.
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Blazo

Montenegro | Age 18 | Male

Interests: Soccer, basketball, theatre
Blazo is an 18 year old soccer and basketball player from Montenegro. He loves to spend time with his family and friends outdoors going camping and hiking. He also loves theatre, video games, and programming computers! He is excited to meet new people and learn more about American culture.

ID: DS21ME01-12

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Maria

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: Dance, water sports, canoeing, theater, baking
Maria is a 15 year old dancer from Spain. She loves all things water sports, traveling, theatre, baking, and more! She has many different interests that she can’t wait to continue during her time in the United States. She’s very excited to make many memories with her host family and new friends.
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Blanca

Spain | Age 14 | Female

Interests: Soccer, volleyball, hiking, painting
Blanca is a 14 year old soccer and volleyball player from Spain. She loves hiking, painting, listening to music, playing tennis, water sports, and more! She is a very outgoing person and loves meeting new people. She enjoys going on adventures with friends, and can’t wait to make new friends and memories during her time in the United States!

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Irene

Italy | Age 17 | Female

Interests: horses, music, beach, singing
Irene is a 17 year old horseback rider from Italy. She loves music, dancing, spending time with friends, walking around the countryside, and visiting the beach! She has been taking singing lessons and would love to learn how to play an instrument. She is very curious and loves to discover new things. “My name is Irene, which in Greek means “peace” and I find it suits me, in fact, I am cheerful, calm and I rarely get angry.”

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Mariola

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: volleyball, music, reading
Mariola is a 15 year old competitive volleyball player from Spain. She loves to spend time with friends, listening to music, and reading. She is excited to hopefully join the high school volleyball team during her exchange program! She is very passionate about making memories with the people she loves, and she’s very excited to make memories with her host family and new friends. She describes herself as open minded, mature, and independent.

ID: AY21ES55-10

 

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