Meet our students!

Meet our students!

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Guillermo

Spain | Age 17 | Male

Interests: Piano, drawing, sports, board games
Guillermo is a 17 year old padel tennis player from Spain. He loves to learn new sports, spend time with friends, draw, play piano, and more! He describes himself as “a very cheerful, responsible, and sociable guy.” He’s especially excited to discover a new culture, meet new people, and make many new friends!

ID:AY21ES09-12

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Nela

Czech | Age 17 | Female

Interests: Pottery, painting, reading, yoga
Nela is a 17 year old artist from Czech Republic. She loves to create and paint pottery! On top of creating art, Nela loves scrapbooking, sports, and working out. She has a daily workout, goes to the gym every day, and does yoga every morning. She also enjoys reading, planning her future, and watching television shows. She’s very excited to experience American holidays and go on adventures with her host family.

ID: AY21CZ03-12

 

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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!

ID: AY21CZ04-12

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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!

ID: AY21ES63-10

 

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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.

ID: AY21KR03-10

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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.”

ID:AY21FR17-12

 

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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.

ID:AY21ES62-11

 

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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!

ID:AY21DE06-10

 

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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.

ID:AY21CZ02-12

 

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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!

ID:AY21FR18-12

 

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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”.

ID:AY21BE01-10

 

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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.

ID:AY21ES58-10

 

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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.

ID:AY21FR15-11

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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.

ID:AY21FR16-11

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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!

ID:AY21ES59-10

 

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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.
ID:AY21ES52-10

 

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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.
ID:AY21ES49-11

 

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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!

ID:AY21ES48-10

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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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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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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.

ID: DS21KG01-12

 

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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”

ID: AY21ES53-10

 

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