Meet our students!

Meet our students!

Let us know which of the students is the right fit for you!

Please note that not everyone here may be available. Pick 2-3 possibilities and let your Community Advisor know who may best fit with your family!

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Miquel

Spain | Age 14 | Male

Interests: sports, hiking, guitar, legos, gaming

Miquel is a 14 year old handball player from Spain. He loves to go hiking, play with Legos, play video games, play tennis, and all things Star Wars! He describes himself as a very happy, orderly person. He hopes to learn more about American culture and make lots of friends during his time in the US. He also hopes to share his culture with his new friends and host family. He greatly values friendship and believes loyalty and empathy are very important in friendships.

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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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Sandra

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: swimming, boxing, hiking, beach
Sandra is a 15-year-old swimmer and boxer from Spain. She would like to continue both activities in the US, along with trying out for cheerleading and engaging in the arts. Sandra is responsible and studious, and performs actions with a consistency that tends toward perfectionism because she wants to master everything she encounters. Her favorite subjects are history and geography, and she would like to study either medicine or engineering in the future. Her other hobbies include hiking, volleyball, and skating.

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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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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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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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Aron

Hungary | Age 17 | Male

Interests: Skiing, wakeboarding, gymnastics, special effects make up, soccer, reading, TV, crafts, photography
Aron is a 17-year-old artist from Hungary. An accomplished special effects makeup artists, he has honed his crafts at fashion shows all over Europe and has a sizeable following on Instagram. He is also interested in videography and photography. Studying in the US was a dream of his since he entered into high school. During the exchange he would like to make international connections, and deepen his bonds to sustainable learning. In the US, Aron would like to learn more about art. His extensive hobbies include Chinese language classes, reading, TV, crafts, skiing, wakeboarding, gymnastics, and soccer.

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Zee

Thailand | Age 17 | Female

Interests: movies, badminton, photography
Zee (Sreena) is a 17-year-old girl from Thailand. A young entrepreneur, she owns a betta fish farm and is credited with creating a new breed of betta fish that is highly prized by betta fish enthusiasts all over the world! When she isn’t running her business, she swims competitively and participates in Math Olympiad. Her hobbies include movies, badminton, and photography. She can be a bit shy, but loves to travel and discover new cultures, languages and people!

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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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Nicolas

Spain | Age 15 | Male

Interests: Basketball, animals, skiing, sailing

Nicolas is a 15 year old basketball player from Spain. He describes himself as an easy going person, a good student, and a great friend. He loves playing video games, science and nature documentaries, playing piano, and water sports! He is excited to learn more about American culture and hopefully play on a basketball team in the US. He hopes to make many new friends in the US and share his culture with his new friends and family.

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Sumaiya

Tanzania | Age 17 | Female

Interests: Crafting, cooking, volunteering
Sumaiya is a 17-year-old merit scholar and future surgeon from Tanzania. She lives with her sisters and brothers, and spends her non-academic time crafting, cooking, and volunteering. Sumaiya is bold and unafraid of failure, and is helpful, tolerant, and engaging. She feels that these characteristics will help her to be successful on her exchange. After her medical career, she hopes to become a businesswoman as her second act, and funnel her profits into building an orphanage and attached hospital.

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Carlota

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: basketball, tennis, golf, shopping, cooking, reading
Carlota is a 15 year old basketball, tennis, and golf player from Spain. She is very sporty and friendly. She loves to spend time with her family, and can’t wait to create memories with her host family! She plays basketball competitively, so she is hoping to find a team to play with in the US. She also loves to shop, cook, and read. In the future, she wants to be a cardiothoracic surgeon. She hopes to learn more about American culture, gain maturity, and live new adventures 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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Narek

Armenia | Age 16 | Male

Interests: programming, wrestling, swimming
Narek is a 16-year-old merit scholar and mathlete from Armenia. He’s the middle of three boys and a natural diplomat. A well-rounded young man, Narek excels in the aforementioned math, along with Greco-Roman wrestling, swimming, and coding/programming. In fact, he hopes to be a programmer in the future. Narek says that this exchange experience will help him to know a new culture and to be a part of another country. It’s a new chance to try a new education system, a new family, a new culture, a new country, and meet new people. Most importantly, he gets to try new sports and eat American foods!

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Pleum

Thailand | Age 17 | Male

Interests: martial arts, soccer, swimming skateboarding, comics
Pleum (Sirapop) is a 17-year-old boy from Thailand. He’s a medaled Taekwondo martial artist and competitive soccer player who swims, skateboards, reads comics, plays drums, and is working on a novel! He has too many hobbies to list. He’s trilingual, speaking Thai, Chinese and English and hopes to be a diplomatic ambassador in the future. In coming to the U.S. he’ll leave behind his beloved cats and dogs, and would love a family with pets.

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Carlos

Spain | Age 15 | Male

Interests: sports, soccer, dogs, swimming
Carlos is a 15 year old animal lover from Spain. He loves playing paddle tennis, playing soccer, skiing, playing the piano, and going to the beach! He hopes to start a new life from zero and improve his English during his time in the US. He loves to talk about current events with family members, and absolutely loves pets!

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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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Javier

Spain | Age 15 | Male

Interests: sports, soccer, video games
Javier is a 15 year old soccer superstar from Spain. He’s the top scorer on his team at home, and has been playing competitively for 10 years! He hopes to continue playing soccer in the US. He also loves listening to music, watching movies, and playing video games. He’s very funny, and assures us he will keep his host family entertained with lots of jokes!

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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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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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Inam

Thailand | Age 17 | Female

Interests: Swimming, art, camping, museums, volleyball, volunteering, basketball, badminton, Girl Scouts
Inam (Verawan) is a 17-year-old competitive swimmer, Girl Scout, and Picasso enthusiast from Thailand. Her art medium of choice is water color painting. Her paintings will be a soothing addition to her office in her future career as a doctor. She is eager to engage in cultural exchange, and in the US would like to try American activities such as ice-hockey, camping, volunteering, visiting museums, and exploring forests. “I want to meet new people and form new relationships. I want to share my culture, such as language, traditions, food, lifestyle and art, like Thai dance. I hope they say ‘Amazing Thailand!'”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Carolina

Spain | Age 16 | Female

Interests: Shopping, movies, volleyball, biking
Carolina is a 16 year old volleyball player from Spain. She also loves to play basketball, dance, and act! Carolina is very excited to make lots of new friends during her program. Her brother was able to study abroad and loved it, so she is following in his footsteps. She says she is most excited to cook for her friends and host family, and to try out American restaurants. She made sure to include in her letter: “I will try all of them” Carolina is a kind girl with a great sense of humor!

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Celia

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: Reading, dancing, animals, piano, cooking, painting
Celia is a 15 year old painter and dancer from Spain. She loves all types of painting, contemporary dance, music, reading, rollerskating, and more! She loves to travel and hopes to make many happy memories traveling with her host family. She has always dreamed of living in the United States, and she can’t believe the time is finally coming!

 

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Cemre

Turkey | Age 16 | Female

Interests: Drawing, cooking, singing, chess, dancing, volleyball
Cemre is a 16 year old competitive and professional artist from Turkey. She has been painting and drawing for 9 years, and has sold her own pieces AND won awards for her work! She also loves to sing, dance, play volleyball, play table tennis, and play chess! She hopes to continue many of her hobbies during her time in the US, and hopes to try out tennis as well! She’s a very friendly and empathetic girl with a big heart and lots of friends.

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Louise

France | Age 14 | Female

Interests: movies, singing, cooking, books and drawing
Louise is a 14 year old girl from France with MANY different interests! She loves to swim, read, sing, paint, cook, do yoga, and so much more! She is very friendly and sociable. Her favorite thing to do is go shopping with her friends. She shared with us that she is always ready to “help the others” and that she hates injustices. She’s excited to learn lots more about life in the United States, to improve her English, and to make many new friends!

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Maria

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: track and field, swimming, reading, tv
Maria is a 15 year old track and field superstar from Spain. She’s been competing in track and field for 9 years, and hopes to participate in the Olympics one day! Her goal is to volunteer for the next Olympics in Paris. She also loves to swim, read, travel, and watch television series. Her favorite book series is Harry Potter! She’s very excited to share her culture with her future host family and try lots of new foods during her time in the United States.
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Gabriela

Spain | Age 14 | Female

Interests: basketball, badminton, outdoors
Gabriela is a 14 year old basketball and badminton player from Spain. She loves to make jewelry like necklaces, earrings, and bracelets in her free time. She also enjoys going to amusement parks, playing paddle tennis, and doing anything outside! Her friends describe her as “active, funny, cheerful, supportive, and open-minded.” She’s especially excited to share her culture with her future host family and friends, as well as getting to know them and the “American way of life.”
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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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Mendbayar

Mongolia | Age 17 | Female

Interests: music, outdoor activities
Mendbayar is a 17 year old “Swiftie” from Mongolia. She absolutely loves Taylor Swift – she even improved her English by reading articles about her and her lyrics! She also loves to travel, spend time with friends, and spend time outdoors. She is very excited to share her culture with her new friends and family in the United States.
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Maelle

France | Age 15 | Female

Interests: boxing, reading, baking, scuba diving
Maelle is a 15 year old aspiring astronaut from France! She loves all things boxing, badminton, baking, reading, traveling, scuba diving, and more! She’s a driven girl with many varying interests. She’s very excited to improve her English and learn more about American culture.

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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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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.

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Sofia

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: gymnastics, painting, cooking, music
Sofia is a 15 year old gymnast from Spain. She has been a competitive gymnast for 8 years. Since the pandemic, she hasn’t been able to practice, so she’s hoping she can join a club during her program. She also loves to paint, cook, spend time with friends and family, and listen to music! She describes herself as “a cheerful person, also a neat, truthful, curious, perfectionist, and creative person”

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Masa

Serbia | Age 17 | Female

Interests: dance, skiing, guitar, photography
Masa is a 17 year old dancer and skier from Serbia. She loves to playing guitar, taking photographs, traveling, swimming, rollerblading, and more! Her favorite thing to do is explore parks, museums, and gardens with the people she loves most. She’s very friendly and active! She likes to maintain a healthy lifestyle and always stay on the movie.

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Kateryna

Ukraine | Age 16 | Female

Interests: dance, drawing, volunteering, reading
Kateryna is a 16 year old dancer from Ukraine. She loves to draw, volunteer, write, travel, and read. She’s obsessed with Harry Potter and dreams of visiting Universal Orlando so she can see Hogwarts in real life! She is very sweet and has a big heart. Cute note: “Finally, I want you to read and memorize my favorite quote: It is very important to remember that each of us has magic by J.K. Rowling”

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Laura

Spain | Age 17 | Female

Interests: volleyball, painting, music, movies
Laura is a 17 year old volleyball player from Spain. In her free time, she loves to hang out with friends, cook with her mom, listen to music, paint, and more! She loves action movies and television shows! She is a family centered girl who loves animals. She’s very excited to make new friends and learn more about American culture during her exchange program.
Laura must be placed in the 12th grade.

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Lilas

France | Age 16 | Female

Interests: tennis, dance, piano, singing
Lilas is a 16 year old tennis player and dancer from France. She loves to go running, kitesurfing, playing piano, listening to music, and more. She is very excited to hopefully continue playing tennis during her time in the US. She is also excited to cook for her host family! She described herself in her student profile as a person with “a strong character and I hate injusti􏰀ce. I am a li􏰁le feminist and I support anti-􏰀racism. I think that I’m an open-minded and enthusiastic person. I love laughing and smile. My parents say that I’m also mature and independent.’

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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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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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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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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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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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Daria

Kyrgyzstan | Age 17 | Female

Interests: dance, reading, nail art, music
Daria is a 17 year old dancer from Kyrgyzstan. She loves all things nail art, reading, listening to music, watching films, and spending time with family. She’s very close to her family and is very helpful around the house! She’s very excited to gain knowledge on American traditions that she can share with her home country.

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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!

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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.

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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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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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Adrian

Spain | Age 15 | Male

Interests: Soccer, biking, video games, collecting shoes, animals
Adrian is a 15 year old soccer and tennis player from Spain and is half German. He’s been playing soccer competitively for 10 years! He also loves going mountain biking, playing video games, skiing, water sports, and collecting sneakers! He absolutely loves dogs – he shared that one of his favorite things to do is play with his dog. He’s very excited to continue pursuing his interests and to make many new friends through them during his time in the US!

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Berta

Spain | Age 15 | Female

Interests: horses, cooking, movies, talking 🙂
Berta is a 15 year old from Spain who loves horseback riding. She’s been dancing in both hip hop and ballet styles but is now into weight training! She loves to go out with friends, see movies, and listening to music. She loves to watch football with her dad and spending time with family. She’s a very intelligent girl who hopes to be an engineer someday!

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Melisa

Turkey | Age 18 | Female

Interests: Badminton, violin, animals (especially dogs), computer games, listening to music, archery, singing/karaoke, reading
Melisa is an 18-year-old merit scholar and violinist from Turkey. She plays badminton, loves animals (especially dogs); and enjoys computer games, listening to music, archery, singing/karaoke, and reading. Her favorite subject is history and she would like to be a lawyer. In the US she wants to ride bikes and walk in the forest. She is excited to experience Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. “I know that living in a different country is hard and challenging, but I can handle that because I have a [calm temperament] and… I can get along well with my host family because I am a friendly person.”

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