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Female • 15 • Japan

Megumi, a 15-year-old girl from Japan, loves to laugh and be around other people! One of her main activities with friends is performing in a brass band, playing the Euphonium. Music makes Megumi happy, both listening and playing it. Besides the brass band, Megumi also plays the piano. She enjoys listening to J-Pop, a popular genre of music in Japan. On the rare occasions she is not studying or playing in her band, Megumi likes to go shopping with friends. Megumi spends a great deal of her time studying. Math is her favorite subject in school, although she has not decided on a career yet. Megumi lives with her parents, older brother, younger sister, and their two Shetland sheepdogs. Megumi's father always knows how to make her laugh and her mother is very kind. She gets along well with her siblings and loves to play with her dogs. The family enjoys camping together and skiing. While she loves her family, Megumi hopes that her exchange year will give her the opportunity to become more independent. She looks forward to meeting her new American family!

Mathematics Paint/Draw Skiing-Downhill Brass Instr. Photography
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Female • 15 • Japan

"Let's have fun together," states a cheerful, considerate, outgoing, and adaptable Sae, age 15 from Japan! Multi-talented, she plays piano, has won a badminton championship, and held the leading role in a ballet recital. She relishes time with her family cooking, traveling, shopping, and watching television together. She also assists with tasks around the home. Additionally, Sae is fond of animals, photography, cooking, and watching movies. An "enthusiastic learner," she puts forth great effort in her classes. Sae's favorite class is English, which will assist her in pursuit of her desired future as a television announcer, and working internationally. Sae states, "I really appreciate your accepting me in your family!" She looks forward to cooking for her host family, making many friends participating in American clubs and activities, as well as going to McDonald's and Starbucks!

English Lang Dance-Ballet Badminton Piano Paint/Draw
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Female • 16 • Japan

Sixteen-year-old Asuka from Japan is excited to meet her host family and begin her exchange year! An excellent student, her teachers say that she has strong communication skills, is adaptable and flexible, and is a leader at school. Her favorite subjects are languages and music. "When I talk in English, I can feel different cultures. I can learn about the world through English," says Asuka. She describes herself as open-minded and curious to try new things. One activity she hopes to try while in the US is dancing. She wants to learn but has not had the opportunity to try it in Japan. Asuka has played the piano for 10 years and would like to continue while on exchange, if possible. Asuka says, "Music makes me happy and cheerful." She is a member of a swim club, and plays tennis and table tennis. Asuka also likes animals, enjoys listening to music, outdoor activities, and spending time with friends--especially singing karaoke with them. Will you be the one to open your heart and your home to Asuka, and share your culture and way of life with her?

English Lang Watching Sports Swimming Singing/Voice Music
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Female • 16 • Denmark

With a love for painting and being around animals, kind and caring, 16-year-old Maja from Greenland is ready for her exchange in the USA! Maja writes that her friends might add that she is sometimes stubborn but definitely funny, active, and a good friend. Family and friends are important to Maja. She enjoys spending time with her busy family fishing and sailing, traveling, skiing with her father, and watching soccer when she goes to visit her grandparents. With friends, Maja loves to work out, go shopping, go to movie theaters and cafes, and just hang out. Some of Maja's hobbies include listening to music, downhill skiing, cooking and baking, computer games, reading, and being outdoors. Maja plays the piano and ukulele, and has participated in a choir. Some of Maja's other favorites include: spaghetti with meat sauce and pizza! She writes that she isn't much of a vegetable eater and onions are her WORST enemy! She has a dog named Iggu whom she loves very much. Maja helps out at home by keeping her room clean, helping with pets, and washing the family car. Will you welcome Maja into your family?

English Lang Watching Sports Gym Workout Chorus/Choir Has Job
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Female • 16 • Japan

Watching baseball and discussing politics are things that 15-year-old Nonoka from Japan enjoys doing with her family! Her dream is to work at the American Embassy in Japan and take an active part in the international community. This might be one reason why two of her favorite subjects in school are political science and economics. She lives with her mother, grandmother and grandfather, and describes them as cheerful, carefree, and friendly. She likes to play volleyball and badminton. In the past, she has belonged to track & field, swimming, and dance clubs. In addition, Nonoka loves chocolate! Her family grows vegetables as a hobby, and thus you can often find them in the garden. With her friends, she likes to go shopping and watch movies. She thinks this exchange experience is one of the most important things in life. While on her exchange, Nonoka hopes to learn about American culture, politics and economics, and would love to go to a stadium to see a sports game!

Economics Watching Sports Swimming Piano Political Sci.
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Male • 15 • West Bank

Rashid (15) from the West Bank enjoys being part of many "friend groups," and really hopes to live in a home with pets--since his own family has none! He has a group of chess friends, a group of anime friends, plus other friends involved in graphic design, and then his crazy "school friends" just for fun. He is also involved in student government, and his hobbies include watching Youtube videos and anime. To stay in shape, Rashid will run or hike. Rashid writes that his biggest achievement is programming because it has helped to build his personality and changed the way that he thinks! After he finishes school, Rashid would like to study to pursue a career in programming, graphic design, and web design. Rashid likes to spend his free time learning, so he often listens to podcasts. Rashid's family is busy but close, and he enjoys hanging out with his sisters. Rashid is excited for the chance to try playing basketball in the USA! RASHID IS A YES SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT.

Computers Watching Sports Running/Jogging Web Design Hike/Backpack
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Female • 15 • Japan

Misaki is a cheerful and kind fifteen-year-old student from Japan! Described by friends and teachers as helpful and friendly, Misaki is a music-loving girl. She has played the piano for eight years, and loves to listen to pop music, including some K-pop. Misaki lives with her parents, her older brother, and younger sister, and their family is very close. She likes to play tennis, often playing with her dad. Misaki also loves to shop with friends. She plans to become a doctor one day so that she can help children in developing countries. She loves history, especially Japanese history, and likes to learn about cultures through history. Misaki is excited to share her Japanese knowledge and learn everything that she can about American culture. She hopes to try new things like horseback riding and soccer while on exchange, if possible. Misaki can't wait to start the adventure of her exchange year and become a part of your family!

History Watching Sports Tennis Piano Photography
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Female • 16 • Japan

16-year-old Rina from Japan loves sports, especially tennis, often playing with friends and her brother. She also plays soccer and likes to travel with her family to visit grandparents and see ancient landmarks. Following in her grandfather's footsteps, she loves taking photos of beautiful sites. She also enjoys watching movies, especially Harry Potter films. With a keen interest in building styles and floor plans, she aspires to become an architect. Rina describes herself as being kind and a good listener. Her teacher states that Rina is thoughtful and considerate, and always persevering and diligent when something is important to her. Rina looks forward to many new experiences while on exchange and hopes to try hiking and perhaps, cooking the American cuisine. She thanks you for welcoming her into your home and family!

History Watching Sports Soccer Piano Mathematics
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Female • 15 • Germany

Curious about the world, well-rounded 15-year-old Elena from Germany is excited to begin her exchange year in the US! A diigent student, Elena lives at boarding school during the week, then goes home on weekends to catch up with her sister, mother and grandparents, who share a home together. Elena loves languages, and studies five of them (Spanish, Latin, French, English and Arabic), in addition to her native German! She is an accomplished musician, playing both the violin and piano for many years, and she hopes to continue both while in the US, if possible. Friends state that Elena is open-minded, cheerful, and reliable; always interested in new people and cultures. Hobbies include photography, drawing, listening to music with friends, outdoor activities, and sports. She is open to trying new things and is excited to try sports that are new to her while on exchange. Because she is only with family on weekends, she tries to enjoy every minute together with them doing activities such as biking, jogging, swimming, and traveling together. Is there room in your home to share American culture with this charming girl?

Languages Paint/Draw Piano Photography Skiing-Downhill
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Male • 17 • Japan

Self-described as cheerful, 17-year-old Hiroki from Japan has a unique talent of performing magic tricks! He enjoys showing his tricks to friends and family. Hiroki is also an accomplished team handball player. He competes often and is happy that it keeps him active. Other hobbies of Hiroki's include calligraphy, drawing, and painting. Although very creative, there is a logical side to Hiroki as well. He studies math and plans to become an electrical engineer someday. Hiroki prides himself on doing his best in both academics and hobbies. While he has never been to a foreign country, Hiroki is excited to learn from a different culture and improve his English. Hiroki's family consists of his parents, older brother, and older sister. They spend time shopping and eating together, and helping each other with the housework. Hiroki is willing to work hard during his exchange year so that he can be a great addition to your family!

Mathematics Watching Sports Music-Listen Web Design Paint/Draw
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Female • 16 • Japan

Sixteen-year-old Manaka from Japan describes herself as easy-going and persistent! Manaka plays the trumpet and likes to listen to different types of music, one of her favorite groups being One Direction. She also likes to participate in hip-hop dance. Manaka's favorite subject in school is English, and she would like to pursue a career as either a Kindergarten or Special Education teacher. Manaka does not currently play any sports, but she enjoys watching basketball on television and would be open to trying sports in the United States. Another hobby of Manaka's is cooking; her mother is currently teaching her to cook traditional Japanese dishes so she can cook for her American family. Manaka also enjoys reading and watching movies. Manaka has a good relationship with her family and likes when her dad takes them on trips, and in their free time, they often go shopping. Some of her chores include cleaning, helping with meals, and doing laundry. Manaka thanks you for opening your home to her!

English Lang Watching Sports Music-Listen Photography Trumpet
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Male • 14 • Japan

Kind and interesting Yuri from Japan wants to be an astronaut! This soon-to-be 15-year-old boy is interested in the English language and science because he wants become an astronaut in the USA. He promises to study hard during his exchange year to bring him one step closer to his dream. Yuri and his family enjoy sharing meals together, with manners being very important to them. He "always tries to teach his brother and sister to make them better." The family also likes to go snowboarding together. Yuri and his friends can often be found playing soccer, rock climbing, or playing baseball. He says that he also enjoys reading and usually reads 20 to 30 books per year! Some of Yuri's other hobbies include taking photos, going for a run, or even cycling. Is athletic, studious, and honest Yuri the boy for you?

Physics Watching Sports Baseball Music-Listen English Lang
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Male • 16 • Japan

Rin is an active 16-year-old boy from Japan with a passion for playing soccer! While he is currently a back-up goalie, he is working hard to make it to first-string! Rin's father is a soccer coach, so the love for this sport comes naturally. His father was also an exchange student to America, which has inspired Rin to learn English and have the same opportunity. Rin's parents both teach English at different levels. While Rin has no siblings, his grandparents live next door, and he often sees his cousins. When he's not practicing soccer, Rin likes to go downtown with his friends. They also have cook-outs at his home. Rin enjoys trying new foods, and is especially fond of meat! Rin's favorite subjects in school are English and Physical Education. Rin would like to travel when he graduates, and eventually work in a foreign country. Rin is excited for the chance to live and learn in the United States. He believes it will expand his "field of view" in a positive way!

English Lang Watching Sports Soccer Music-Listen Photography
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Female • 15 • Japan

Fifteen-year-old Kokoa from Japan describes herself as a talkative, lover of shopping and fashion! Kokoa plays the recorder and also is in the juggling club at her school. Kokoa's main sport is Japanese archery, but she also enjoys skiing and swimming. Her favorite subject in school is English, and she would like to attend a university after she graduates and then become a cabin attendant. Kokoa likes to listen to rock music and attend concerts with her friends. She also enjoys cooking for her family and helping to take care of their tiny, cute turtle. With her family, Kokoa likes to camp and travel with them to the sea and mountains. Some of her chores include cleaning, helping with meals, and doing laundry. Kokoa thanks you for reading her letter and is looking forward to meeting you!

English Lang Paint/Draw Skiing-Downhill Music-Listen Photography
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Female • 16 • Germany

Sixteen-year-old Katharina from Germany, who goes by Katy, describes herself as open, diligent, and ambitious! One of Katy's favorite subjects in school is P.E. because she loves sports. She plays handball and dances for fun. Her favorite genres of music are pop, rock, and metal. She is also interested in languages and science. She works to help improve her English by watching American Youtubers. Katy is not sure about the career she would like to pursue, but she knows that she would like to attend a university, and travel and learn about different cultures. She hopes to possibly pursue a career in science because that is a subject in which she excels. Katy enjoys going for walks, going to the movies, and going shopping with her friends. She describes her family life as normal. Her family loves to travel and play board games together. They have traveled all over Europe, Asia, and Africa. Some of her chores include cleaning, helping with meals, and doing yard work. Katy wishes you a great day and would like to thank you for taking the time to get to know her!

Science Paint/Draw Music-Listen English Lang Photography
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Female • 16 • Italy

Sixteen-year-old Camilla from Italy is described by her friends as trustworthy, extroverted, and self-assured! Camilla likes to be active through various sports, but especially loves running. Camilla has a great relationship with her friends, and enjoys spending time with them on the weekends in the city center. She also has a good relationship with her parents upon whom she relies for advice. With her family, Camilla can be found eating her favorite foods, going to soccer games, or attending church. At school, Camilla enjoys the subjects of math and science, and is considering becoming a doctor someday. While in the USA, Camilla is interested in improving her English skills and learning about a new culture. She hopes to make many good memories during her year abroad. Will you be the family who helps her to create those memories?

Science Watching Sports Mathematics Photography Cooking/Baking
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Female • 16 • Japan

Fifteen-year-old Miu from Japan is described by her friends as talkative, but also a great listener! She lives in a large city with her parents, both of whom attended university in the US, and her younger brother. Miu often helps him with his studies and even makes lunches for both of them to take to school. She loves her teachers and friends at school, but above all, she loves being in the school choir. She has many other interests, including figure skating; so, she's looking forward to watching the Olympics! Even though she's learned a lot about the US from her parents, Miu is interested in learning how people's actions and manners are different from those in Japan. She's looking forward to the guidance her host family will give her in navigating American culture. Will you be that family?

History Watching Sports Martial Arts Chorus/Choir English Lang
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Female • 17 • Thailand

Coming from Thailand, 17-year-old Tidtanya describes herself as friendly, kind, smiling, funny, and a lover of animals! Tidtanya's nickname is "Klai," and she plans to become a flight attendant in the future. During her free time, she likes to go swimming or watch movies with friends, especially sci-fi or action films. She also enjoys reading, playing computer games, and listening to music. On weekends, she can be found going to the market with her mom so that they can prepare delicious meals together. During her exchange year, Klai hopes to make lots of new memories and friends. She looks forward to learning how to cook the American cuisine and perhaps, try playing a new sport. Klai is very grateful that your family is willing to share your life with her as she has dreamed of visiting the USA for a very long time. She looks forward to meeting you soon!

History Photography Swimming Music-Listen English Lang
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Female • 16 • Germany

Humorous and enthusiastic, that's Ulrike (16) from Germany! This cheerful, lively, and self-confident girl lives in a medium-sized city with her parents, while her older sister, whom she considers to be her close confidant, is away attending university. Ulrike travels frequently with her family and enjoys the new cultures and people that she encounters. At home, she enjoys an active life - attending school, going to basketball practice, and being involved at the local youth center. She's been skiing since she was a small child and hopes to continue. Ulrike also appreciates curling up with a good book and playing the piano. Ulrike looks forward to immersing herself in American life, going beyond her comfort zone, and embracing new people and a new environment. Will you be the family to help her achieve this goal?

English Lang Photography Piano Cooking/Baking Skiing-Downhill
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Female • 16 • Germany

Sixteen-year-old Lea-Marie from Germany can be described as humorous, compassionate, and positive! She lives with her parents and enjoys spending time with them playing board games or watching movies. Lea-Marie loves music and playing different instruments, and often finds herself dancing with her friends. She also is an avid reader and even volunteers at the local library. However, all of these activities come after she's completed her household chores! During her exchange year, Lea-Marie hopes to not only improve her English skills, but to gain self-confidence, become more independent, and become more accepting of others. Most importantly, she want to be someplace that she can consider as her "second home." Will you be the family that can provide that home for her?

History Dance-Ballroom Piano Languages Photography
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Female • 15 • Germany

15-year-old Jette from Germany loves animals, and especially enjoys horseback riding! She hopes to continue horseback riding while on exchange, if possible. She also likes climbing in a forest or hall, trying new baking or cooking recipes, and working as a Youth Leader in church to help younger children become confirmed. She describes herself as happy, friendly, open-minded, and spontaneous. Free time with friends usually includes watching movies, drinking hot chocolate, swimming at the pool, or just hanging out and talking. One reason for choosing America is her desire to become more fluent in English as it is a language spoken all around the world. Jette is excited to try many new sports and activities while in the USA. She thanks you for your openness and willingness to host an exchange student!

Biology Church Youth Group Swimming Piano Photography
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Female • 16 • Germany

Welcome 16-year-old Chiara from Germany, who is excited for her upcoming year in America after being encouraged by stories of her father's exchange experience! She loves to practice and perform dancing, play with her dog, and goes to the gym to stay fit. She also loves to cook for family and friends. Maybe you can cook special dishes together? Friends and family are very important to Chiara. During holidays, her family often drives to the mountains to ski and snowboard, or to the sea for swimming and relaxing on the beach. Chiara considers herself to be considerate, affectionate, funny, helpful, and ambitious. She hopes to try new sports and activities while on exchange. She thanks you for offering her this wonderful opportunity and looks forward to an unforgettable year together as a new family!

Biology Has Job Skiing-Downhill Music-Listen Mathematics
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Female • 15 • Germany

Mariette is a friendly and open-minded 15-year-old student from Germany! Mariette is a member of a musical theater group, whose members she considers to be her second family. She loves the combination of singing, dancing, and acting on stage. Mariette is also a member of her school's choir, and shows off her sporty side through playing field hockey. During her exchange year, she is hoping to try new sports such as cheerleading, softball, or volleyball, if possible. Mariette enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going shopping, and babysitting in her free time. She loves animals, especially her beloved dog Emil. When she has finished high school, Mariette plans to pursue a career in the medical field. She loves learning the English language because it is a language that can help you communicate with people from all over the world. Mariette is very interested in the American school system and can't wait to learn more about normal life in the USA!

History Watching Sports Chorus/Choir Geography Cooking/Baking
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Female • 15 • Germany

Paula, who will be 16 in October, is a funny, open-minded, organized, and helpful student from Germany! Paula loves volunteering with elementary school children. She also likes to babysit for younger kids in her neighborhood. She lives with her mom and her mom's life partner in a city that she loves. Together they cook, travel, share household chores including gardening, and like to explore their city. Paula describes her family life as harmonious and always in motion. She is a very good student, whose favorite subjects are Chemistry and Biology. Her teachers find her to be curious, friendly, a student with good ideas, and a pleasure in classroom. With her friends, she enjoys painting pictures while listening to music, watching movies, and jogging in the forest. Paula hopes to learn more about herself, meet new people, learn new things, and have lots of fun during her exchange year. Paula with her light-heart and generous spirit is hoping for a family in America where she can share in our culture while making new friends and wonderful memories!

Art Watching Sports Gym Workout Music-Listen Biology
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Female • 15 • Germany

Paula is an open-minded and optimistic 15-year-old student from Germany! She also prides herself on being a great listener and trustworthy person for her friends. Paula loves to be active and spend time in nature. Some of her favorite activities include hiking, climbing, and working out at the gym. She also dances ballet and is involved in her school's theater productions. Paula would love the opportunity to join her American school's drama club, if possible. She hasn't yet decided what she'd like to study at university, but is considering applying to an acting school. During her quiet time, she can often be found reading and listening to music. She also enjoys baking, especially during Christmastime. With her family, Paula likes to go swimming, take walks, and enjoys their annual family camping trip. She is looking forward to learning about American culture, traditions, and lifestyle during her exchange year and she can't wait to meet her host family!

Art Dance-Ballet Gym Workout Music-Listen English Lang
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Male • 16 • Germany

Meet Max, a 16-year-old German student who is friendly, curious, and open-minded! Max is a sporty boy who has been playing basketball on a team for the past 6 years. He also serves as a Team Manager for another local basketball team. Max truly enjoys this position since he is able to be in contact with people from all over the world, and interact with the players instead of standing at the sideline and simply watching. Some of Max's other hobbies include cooking, baking, spending time outdoors, and working on his computer to edit photos and videos. Max also enjoys listening to music and has a wide variety of musical interests including jazz, blues, rock, and rap. A good student, Max's teacher finds him to be helpful, able to motivate others, and a pleasure in classroom. At school, Max's favorite subjects are Math and Chemistry as he believes that this knowledge will help him to succeed in life. Max and his family enjoy cooking together, sharing birthdays, visits from family and friends, watching movies, skiing, and traveling together. During his exchange year, Max is open to trying everything, and would especially like to play American Football. He also hopes to develop as a person, learn from his mistakes, and collect many different experiences with your family!

Art Watching Sports Baseball Music-Listen Computers
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Male • 15 • Switzerland

Sports and video games are high on the list of activities that 15-year-old Alistair from French-speaking Switzerland enjoys! These are activities that allow him to "spend time with friends, relax, and have fun." Some of Alistair's favorite sports include soccer, ice hockey, and floorball, which is similar to indoor hockey. Alistair has also been a member of a fencing team for the past 11 years, but is looking forward to trying new sports during his exchange year such as American football or baseball. During his leisure time, Alistair enjoys cooking and listening to music. He is also an aspiring actor and belongs to a theater club, though in reality he plans to become a chemistry lab technician when he finishes school. Alistair lives with his father, mother, and older brother. He enjoys going biking with his father, cooking with his mother, and playing sports and video games with his brother. Alistair's family has a passion for travel, and they have been to many places including Thailand, the Philippines, Mexico, Egypt, Bali, Greece, Italy, Paris, and London. To his host family, he says "I'd like to thank you for opening your home's door for me. I'm happy that you share with me American traditions, especially Halloween and Thanksgiving!"

Chemistry Watching Sports Bicycling Music-Listen Mathematics
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Male • 17 • Japan

Passionate, energetic, sporty, talkative, and humanitarian are all words that best describe Ryosuke, an active 17-year-old from Japan! Ryosuke has two passions. One is sports; his favorite is tennis, but he also enjoys volleyball, basketball, snowboarding, and mountain climbing. He loves playing sports with his family and friends, and hopes to continue being active on exchange with his host family and school. His other passion is researching about poverty in Madagascar. He has visited Madagascar and it has inspired him to devote his life to starting an organization to help battle the poverty there. Ryosuke also enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, singing, gardening, cooking, and being outside in nature. Ryosuke loves to be communicative face to face, not on a cell phone, and does not play video games. He is very grateful to his future host family and hopes to be a part of the family, not a guest. Ryosuke quotes a Japanese proverb Ichigoichie, which means "Once in a life opportunity". Ryosuke says "I would like to treasure Ichigoichie with you!"

Geography Photography Bicycling Singing/Voice Cooking/Baking
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Female • 15 • Germany

Meet confident, sensitive, open-minded, and animal-loving 15-year-old Emma from Germany! Emma's favorite sport is soccer. She has played soccer for years and hopes to continue while on exchange, if possible. Emma gets very good grades in school, and her teachers say that she is friendly, cheerful, and positive. Emma participated in a short-term school exchange to France, and her open-mindedness and flexibility allowed her to manage brilliantly in this new situation. Emma's desire to help others is demonstrated by her volunteer work tutoring refugee children. Emma's friends describe her as a good listener and reliable, with a good sense of humor. Together, they enjoy swimming, skiing, ice-skating, going to movies and shopping. Emma's family includes her parents, a younger sister, and her dog. They have at least one meal together daily, and they spend time together on the weekends walking the dog, traveling, skiing, and frequently visiting grandparents. Her chores at home include cleaning her room, caring for her dog, helping with meals, and helping with her younger sister. While on exchange, Emma wants to experience new things, see new places, meet new people, discover our culture, and also share her German customs with you. She says "Thank you for your willingness to host an exchange student!"

Biology Watching Sports Soccer Piano Photography
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Male • 15 • Germany

Meet sporty, outdoor-loving, curious 15-year-old Erik from Germany! Skiing, kickboxing, and weightlifting are three of Erik's favorite activities, and he would like to continue in the U.S., if possible. However, he also plays soccer and basketball with friends, and is interested in learning American sports such as football, so Erik knows he will find active ways to keep busy during his exchange year. He enjoys dinners and talking over the day with his mom and two sisters, hiking, taking weekend trips, or just staying home and watching movies together. Erik says that all his family members are interested in each others' activities, and that they have "strict family rules" about how they "treat and respect each other." With a busy working mom, Erik adds that everyone helps with the housework, and he sometimes cooks easy family meals. Erik enjoys listening to hip-hop, rock, and pop music, and his favorite performers are Eminem and Linkin Park. Erik is excited about his chance to join a new family that will teach him about American culture and life, and he adds, "I hope that I will take some typical characteristics of Americans like their open-mindedness with me!"

English Lang Watching Sports Music-Listen Cooking/Baking Soccer
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