Meet our students!

Meet our students!

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

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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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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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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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Laura

Italy | Age 16 | Female

Interests: Theatre, bowling, movies, volleyball
Laura is a 16 year old competitive volleyball player from Italy. She loves music, sports, cinema, theatre, traveling, and spending time with friends. She describes herself as “shy and polite, but at the same time brave, cheerful, and sociable.” She’s a great friend and a wonderful listener. She’s most excited to become fluent in English and make many happy memories with her host family.

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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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Muhammad

Pakistan | Age 17 | Male

Interests: Badminton, biking/cycling, video editing, photography, reading
Muhammad is a 17-year-old future architect and entrepreneur from Pakistan. The oldest of four, he is very mature and responsible. Muhammad’s primary hobbies are badminton, cycling, photography, and video editing. He also enjoys musical instruments, sketching and reading. Buoyant in spirit, he would also like to become buoyant in body and learn to swim while in the US. From Muhammad: “I’ve learned over time that leaving your problems is not the solution. We should check our resources and… try our best to overcome that problem… we should always try to find the best solution.”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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