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Oleksiy
Male • 15 • Ukraine
2018-272-033-0001

Sports are a major part of life for Oleksiy, is a 15-year-old boy from Ukraine! He plays soccer, boxes, swims, skiis, but his real passion is taekwondo, and he is proud to have a black belt in this particular sport. Oleksiy says that being active in sports helps one to keep healthy. In addition to sports, he helps his grandparents around their homes, and in their garden and orchard. Oleksiy is described by his teachers as a most studious and motivated student who has well developed leadership skills. He is also a member of the school parliament. Oleksiy and his family (Dad, Mom, and younger sister) enjoy time together watching movies, playing board games, and going for pizza every Friday night, He also likes hanging out with friends - usually playing some type of sport. Particularly interested in environmental issues, Oleksiy hopes to pursue a career in green energy or alternative energy sources. His goal is to "make a difference in our world!" OLEKISY IS A FLEX SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT.

Economics Soccer Political Sci. Martial Arts Social Studies
unbooked STUDENT
Ahmad
Male • 15 • Pakistan
2018-206-033-0002

Fifteen-year-old Ahmad from Pakistan describes himself as kind, helpful, and polite! He lives with his parents and two "beautiful and charming" sisters. The family communicates openly, and are respectful of each other. They like to discuss current affairs and events together, and carefully consider the opinions of each family member before making decisions. Ahmad is an excellent student who wants to become an engineer, and plans to study pre-engineering after high school. For fun, he plays cricket daily, which is his passion. He also likes to take morning walks for activity. Ahmad has a wide circle of friends that he relies on for support as well as his family. They celebrate birthdays together, go out for dinner, discuss current events, or simply hang out. He improves his worldview through reading books on various subject and says "books are best friends." He likes to listen to classical music as well. Ahmad looks forward to learning about our culture and meeting all kinds of new people during his exchange experience! AHMAD IS A YES SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT.

Engineering Reading Gym Workout Outdoor Act. Family/Friends
unbooked STUDENT
Brigitta
Female • 17 • Estonia
2018-265-003-0002

Ambitious and accomplished 17-year-old Brigitta from Estonia believes that nothing worth having comes easy! She gives everything her all, from sports to academics. Brigitta's passion is ballroom dancing. She also has studied folk dancing, which she believes is culturally important. A love of running is something that Brigitta shares with her parents. Together, they have traveled to many different places to compete. The family trains together, and Brigitta also spends time practicing running on her own, in addition to her dance practices. On top of all of these activities, Brigitta finds time to volunteer in her community, and earn exceptional grades. Brigitta enjoys nature and spending time outside with her friends. She loves the beach in the summer at the family's seaside vacation home. Brigitta is very close to her parents and visits her grandparents at least once a week. Brigitta is a positive, determined, and goal-driven girl who would be an asset to any family. She promises you will not regret making her a part of your family! MUST BE PLACED IN CALIFORNIA

Mathematics Dance-Ballroom Golf Music-Listen Dance-Folk
unbooked STUDENT
Miroslav
Male • 16 • Bulgaria
2018-117-033-0001

Sixteen-year-old Miroslav from Bulgaria, who goes by "Miro," describes himself as thoughtful and curious! Miro is part of the DIY club at his school; in this club, he has created accessories and an escape room to escape from everyday life. Miro does not participate in any organized sports, but he enjoys riding his bike in the park every day that he can, while listening to music. Miro loves pop and dance music, some of his favorite artists being Adele, Miley Cyrus, and Meghan Trainor. Another way Miro likes to stay active is mountain climbing. Miro also enjoys doing Yoga, reading, and shopping. Miro studies many languages and plans to study and pursue a career in Psychology. Some of his chores include cleaning, cooking, doing dishes, doing laundry, and taking care of his rabbit. Miro wishes you health, happiness, and good luck in life! MIROSLAV IS A YES SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT.

Languages Cooking/Baking Bicycling Music-Listen Hike/Backpack
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Catharina
Female • 18 • The Netherlands
2018-200-003-0005

Eighteen-year-old Catharina, also known as Cathy, from the Netherlands is a hard-working student whose work motivates others, but she's also a fun-loving teen! She loves to swim and read at the beach, and wants to learn to surf. She also hopes that she might have a chance to continue playing her favorite team sport--soccer, during her exchange year. From a small city, Cathy likes big cities and explains, "On the weekends you can find me in Amsterdam or Rotterdam." She likes high school social science classes best because they will help her to meet her goal of traveling the world and learning about other cultures. After returning home to enter a university, Cathy plans to put her travel interest to good use by studying Hotel and Restaurant Management. Meanwhile, she enjoys meals, movies, shopping, and travel with her relaxed family, and outdoor activities with her active friends. "I love everything, she writes; "I'm very open-minded and with the right people everything can be fun." Cathy, who loves to laugh and make others laugh, is sure to bring fun into your family! MUST BE PLACED IN CALIFORNIA

Social Studies Watching Sports Soccer Music-Listen Has Job
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Daniel
Male • 14 • Brazil
2018-115-004-0006

FALL SEMESTER: Daniel a friendly student from Brazil! He will be 15 when he arrives in the USA. He isn't sure what he wants to do after high school, but it will probably be science-related, as he is very interested in math and science. Daniel also enjoys music and plays four instruments - bass, ukulele, piano, and drums. Daniel does parkour in his free time and sometimes goes scuba diving with his mother. Daniel is looking forward to following in the footsteps of his family members who also did exchange programs! STUDENT MUST BE PLACED IN CALIFORNIA

Science Computer Games Piano Biology Movies
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Tuomas
Male • 16 • Finland
2018-145-003-0011

Meet Tuomas, a 16-year-old boy from Finland! He describes himself as smart, outgoing, and excited to try new things. During the week Tuomas and his family enjoy spending time together eating meals and playing games. With his friends, Tuomas like to play games, talk and listen to music. Tuomas also enjoys lifting weights and exercising to keep himself fit and strong. While on exchange Tuomas would like to continue to play soccer and make new friends to share his memories with! Tuomas is excited to begin his adventure and meet his new family, will you be welcoming him into yours?

Languages Watching Sports Soccer English Lang Photography
unbooked STUDENT
Rikke Gjerluf Stentebjerg
Female • 16 • Denmark
2018-137-003-0003

Say hello to Rikke! She is a 16-year-old from Denmark, who got a taste of the U.S. while visiting with her family in 2015 and decided she wants to experience more. Rikke describes herself as determined and persistent, so you know she is going to make this happen! Rikke is very family-oriented. She enjoys hanging out with her mom, dad, and older brother. They like to travel together to learn about other cultures and lifestyles. When they are not traveling, they relax by playing card games and doing jigsaw puzzles. She is also quite close with her grandparents. Once a week you can find Rikke helping her grandmother in the thrift store where she works. Rikke likes to indulge her artsy side when she has free time. She draws, sews, and builds things to create up-cycled crafts as gifts for friends and family. She hopes to go to design school after high school. She also likes to dance and participates in her dance school's dance team. She finds these creative outlets allow her to share fun times with friends and family, and help her de-stress. She expects to make strong connections with new friends and her host family during her exchange year. Rikke thanks you for opening your home to her!

Watching Sports Dance Team Paint/Draw Cards Dance-Fun
unbooked STUDENT
Charlotte
Female • 15 • Denmark
2018-137-003-0004

Having grown up traveling with her parents, Charlotte (15) from Denmark is eager to experience "real life" in the United States! Charlotte lives with her parents and their dog, and she attends a private school. One of her favorite subjects is English. Upon coming to the US, she hopes to become fluent in English and learn Spanish as well. Outside of school, Charlotte enjoys training in karate, being a girl scout, working on hand crafts and small paintings, and baking. In the US, she would like to continue her karate training or some other form of martial arts. Charlotte is looking forward to the opportunity of going on exchange to become more open like Americans and to develop her independence. She hopes to learn a lot about her host family's US culture, and Charlotte would like to be involved in daily activities as a member of her host family. If you would be interested in teaching Charlotte about the US and in turn learn about Danish and Scandinavian culture, then this student may be a good fit for your home!

English Lang Watching Sports Martial Arts Paint/Draw Swimming
unbooked STUDENT
Ida
Female • 15 • Germany
2018-149-003-0067

15-year-old Ida from Germany loves cooking, drawing, photography and her dog! Her favorite foods to cook are pasta and Chinese. Her love for drawing explains her career goal of fashion design. She is always taking photos of her friends and her dogs and she hopes there might be a photography club she can join while on exchange. Ida describes herself as an open person who likes to try new things. She likes people around her to be happy, which is probably why her friend describes her as "open, sympathetic and trustworthy". Ida's family includes her parents and together they enjoy camping, being outdoors and an overall healthy lifestyle. Ida's chores at home include cleaning her room and caring for her dog. Ida says "Thank you for giving her the chance to become part of your family and she hopes to have a wonderful year together with many beautiful memories"!

Art Paint/Draw Music-Listen Photography Camping
unbooked STUDENT
Laura
Female • 16 • Germany
2018-149-003-0052

Laura, 16, is an adventurous, loyal, and kind German student who loves cooking with her dad, playing basketball, politics, math and spending time with her family and friends. She lives with her dad, mom, younger sister and their two rabbits in a house with a wonderful garden! As a family they enjoy cooking, shared meals and conversation, traveling, attending the girls' sports events, gardening, and visiting relatives. She hopes to become a teacher or policewoman someday. Laura loves the camaraderie of her basketball teammates. She is an excellent student and her teachers find her open-minded, friendly, and always willing to volunteer. Laura and her friends enjoy sports, sleepovers, shopping, movies, and just being together. In America, she is looking forward to experiencing Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the school "spirit", and sharing her life with her new family and friends! Laura will be happy to attend religious services with her family as often as they attend.

Art Paint/Draw Mathematics Cards Swimming
unbooked STUDENT
Paula
Female • 15 • Germany
2018-149-021-0243

SHORT-TERM COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM: Meet 15-year-old Paula from Germany, who is helpful, friendly, and ready to try new activities during her time in the USA! Paula's favorite hobbies include reading, snowboarding, painting, and spending time with animals. Paula has two dogs of her own, and dreams of becoming either a dog handler or a policewoman someday! With her family, Paula can be found going for walks in the forest, traveling to Austria for ski trips, or spending holidays near the Baltic Sea. Paula and her best friend love to take the train to Berlin for the day, or simply hang out at each others' houses and talk. During her time in the USA, she is hoping to see American sports such as basketball or baseball first hand, while also becoming a member of her host family and seeing a glimpse of typical, American life! MUST BE PLACED IN WASHINGTON DC

Paint/Draw Music-Listen Cooking/Baking Snowboarding Reading
unbooked STUDENT
Samira
Female • 15 • Germany
2018-149-003-0048

Clever, open-minded, and interested in the world around her is Samira, a 15-year-old from Germany! Described by her teachers as someone who takes on responsibility, Samira's favorite subjects in school are social philosophy and politics. Oral arguments are a part of the studies that she particularly enjoys and she hopes to study to be a lawyer someday. Samira is also physically active, interested in working out and trying some American activities or sports. Samira is excited to come to the US to strengthen her language skills and her maturity. With friends Samira often goes to the gym or to the movies. She likes to listen to music to relax. Samira's parents are separated and she lives with her mother. She has an older brother, and has good relationships with all of her family. Her only restriction is that she does not eat pork. Samira is friendly and reliable and hopes to soon be making memories of great experiences with your family!

Political Sci. Cooking/Baking Gym Workout Music-Listen Philosophy
unbooked STUDENT
Kenya
Female • 14 • Germany
2018-149-003-0013

Kenya, who will be 15 when she arrives in the US, is excited to learn more about the American school system and school related activities. She says German schools are much different and she can't wait to experience the difference! Hoping to try many new things, Kenya thinks a new sport would be fun--possibly volleyball or swimming. Described as quiet at first, but self-confident, positive and trustworthy, she is hoping to share family chores at home, as she does in Germany. A typical teen, Kenya likes spending time with friends, listening to music, shopping and watching movies and sports. She enjoys traveling with her family, spending holidays together, and playing games. At school, this good student enjoys studying languages and speaks English, French, and a little Spanish in addition to her native German and is highly respected by teachers and classmates alike. She hopes to use those skills in a vocation in the future. Kenya likes animals but is hoping for a cat and rabbit free home during her exchange. Can you make Kenya's dream come true?

Languages Watching Sports Running/Jogging Music-Listen Photography
unbooked STUDENT
Hannah
Female • 15 • Germany
2018-149-003-0021

Fascinated with the USA, Hannah, 16 from Germany, wants to be a part of the American culture and understand the American way of life! Hannah enjoys many subjects at school but history and languages, especially English, are her favorite. Hannah takes pride in her school studies and her excellent grades show it. Hannah is proud to be elected by her peers to be the Class Representative at her school. She has learned to give speeches, which has helped to build her confidence. Hannah enjoys reading books, hanging out with her friends, playing the piano, and swimming at her school. Hannah is open to try new things during her exchange year. Maybe Theater or Choir! Hannah's family works in the medical field and she hopes one day to study medicine or psychology. Hannah enjoys traveling but has not visited the USA yet knows this year will be the opportunity of a lifetime. Both she and her parents want to thank you for being so gracious to opening up your home to Hannah. It is going to be a wonderful year!

History Watching Sports Piano Languages Photography
unbooked STUDENT
Nnamdi
Male • 15 • Germany
2018-149-003-0022

Meet Nnamdi, a sports-loving teenager from Germany! He comes from a family that loves to travel and experience different cultures, speak French and German together and even hosting an exchange student of their own from Thailand. Nnamdi currently attends a school specialized in arts and culture, and he enjoys studying art, film, biology, and chemistry, but his favorite class is gym! He loves soccer and basketball, training several times a week and competing on weekends. Aside from athletics he plays keyboard, practicing on his own using the Internet. He also enjoys drawing and spending time with friends. Nnamdi looks forward to improving his English skills and experiencing a new way of life. He is very much looking forward to exchanging cultures with his host family and being part of an American family!

Art Art, General Keyboard Biology Family/Friends
unbooked STUDENT
Moritz
Male • 24 • Germany
2018-149-021-0244

SHORT-TERM COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM: Moritz from Germany is excited to be a chaperone for the short-term program of German students traveling to Washington DC! He completed a yearlong exchange experience when he was in high school, and is eager to meet new faces in a brand new city. Moritz is currently focusing much of his spare time towards skydiving, but he also enjoys basketball, watching sports, reading, cooking, and being around animals. One of his other unique hobbies is riding and fixing up motorcycles. Learning how to ride a motorcycle off-road is one of the top ten items on Moritz's bucket list! Moritz is currently attending an internationally-focused university, and has future plans to become a political consultant dealing with international affairs. Before he started university, Moritz did a lot of traveling and even worked for a documentary filmmaker. He says that this was an extraordinary experience that allowed him to research and speak with people from many different backgrounds. Moritz thanks you for your willingness to turn strangers into friends, and is delighted to meet you soon! MUST BE PLACED IN WASHINGTON DC

Political Sci. Watching Sports Cooking/Baking Volunteering Outdoor Act.
unbooked STUDENT
Bernd
Male • 15 • Germany
2018-149-003-0241

Fifteen-year-old Bernd from Germany is described as being polite, creative, supportive of peers, mature, and adaptive! He is very active in the youth ministries of his church, is involved in a number of mentoring initiatives within the church, and he sings in the church's gospel choir. In the future, he plans to study theology, and pursue a career as a pastor with a focus on hospice ministries. He also expresses an interest in learning about other religions. Other interests include competitive chess and group computer games. Bernd has also been playing the violin for 8 years and finds time to volunteer for the local youth fire department. During the exchange year, he hopes to participate in new hobbies and experiences, especially trying some unique American sports, and learning new perspectives. Bernd is a vegetarian, but is willing to eat meat occasionally with his host family. Bernd can't wait to see the differences between American and German culture first-hand!

History Watching Sports Chorus/Choir Religion Church Youth Group
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Noah
Male • 16 • Germany
2018-149-003-0238

Noah is a 17-year-old boy from Germany who describes himself as open-minded, helpful, and sporty! He plays basketball on a team, and enjoys watching games on TV as well. He is looking forward to experiencing the "American sport spirit." An easy-going young man, teachers say that he is a positive influence in class and is always respectful of others' opinions. Although his family is busy, they eat dinner together every day and attend church on Sundays. Noah is willing to attend his host family's church as well. He says that listening to music is very important to him, and he finds time to do so every day. He also enjoys baking and cooking, and says that his cakes from scratch are a "win for everyone!" Noah is grateful for the opportunity to experience a year in the USA, and is excited about the ups and downs and everything that he can't imagine just yet!

English Lang Computer Games Music-Listen Cooking/Baking Swimming
unbooked STUDENT
Ran
Female • 14 • China
2018-128-003-0022

Ran from China, also known as Jenny, will be 15-years-old when she arrives to the USA! Although she can be shy when she first meets you, once she warms up she promises to bring happiness to your life! Jenny plays basketball, and hopes her new American family will be interested in this sport as well. Jenny's passion is in her drawing and art, where she says that she keeps her soul. Jenny lives at school, but when she's at home she lives with her parents and two younger brothers. When they're together they like to go mountain climbing, eat lunch at a cafe and then watch a movie together. Jenny knows this exchange year will be a challenge, but she is eager to meet it head-on! She says that it will help her to become more independent, and get to know America in a whole new way. Welcome Jenny from China, and let her paint your beautiful life!

Mathematics Paint/Draw Music-Listen Photography Swimming
unbooked STUDENT
Wenyu
Male • 15 • China
2018-128-003-0023

Signing his letter to his host family as "your Chinese son," 15-year-old Wenyu from China says that his American family can call him Daniel! He cannot wait to see what his new American family looks like, and wonders if he will have some host brothers and sisters. Described as a well-mannered and hard-working student who takes pride in his work, Daniel also likes to participate in other school activities like talent shows and sports meets (where the students get to participate in different kinds of sports). In fact, Daniel describes himself as someone who is active and enjoys all different kinds of activities. His favorite hobby, though, is playing basketball. He even has a favorite NBA team, and although he knows it's not practical, he dreams of playing professional basketball someday. Daniel has a close relationship with his family, which includes grandparents and a younger brother. During the weekend, he likes to play sports with his dad and brother, or go with friends to do some shopping or see a movie. Daniel also really likes to cook, and says that his family enjoys eating what he makes. He hopes that his host family will allow him to cook some delicious Chinese food for them, as well!

English Lang Computer Games String Instr. Cooking/Baking Sports, General
unbooked STUDENT
Iciar
Female • 14 • Spain
2018-227-003-0005

Describing herself as a "typical teenager," there is nothing typical about Iciar from Spain! An excellent all A's student with an interest in math and physics, this soon-to-be 15-year-old girl has outstanding English skills. Iciar is a very social teen, who takes interest in things easily, and likes to be active. A teacher describes her as someone who always tries to do her best, is curious, likes to be challenged, and has good social skills. Iciar is the representative for her class, and volunteers tutoring underprivileged children. Iciar says that her family has a very strong relationship, getting together regularly with grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. Iciar, her 2 siblings, and her parents like to take paddle tennis lessons, and Iciar recently has been taking boxing lessons - but just for fun with her friends! In fact, Iciar likes to try a new sport every year. During her year abroad, Iciar is excited to learn about American culture, and would love to participate in group activities or a school club! MUST BE PLACED IN GRADE 10.

Mathematics Photography Tennis Music-Listen Physics
unbooked STUDENT
Xianglin
Female • 16 • China
2018-128-003-0020

Sixteen-year-old Xianglin, from China describes her family life as "warm, gentle, and fragrant," and hopes to have the same with her "cute future family members!" Xianglin says that she is an outgoing person who believes that interpersonal relationships are one of the most important things in life. She enjoys playing badminton at school, and watching matches between schoolmates. Currently her favorite subject is Biology, because it explains how the human body works. Although she attends a boarding school, all vacations and holidays are spent with her family. Xianglin and her parents enjoy traveling together, watching movies, and eating family meals. Her friends describe her as a dream-seeking optimist with a strong sense of responsibility! Xianglin is so excited to see new scenery and experience all the new and joyful American festivals! Will you share your scenery and special moments with Xianglin? WILLING TO CONSIDER PAYING UP TO $5,000 IN TUITION

Biology Paint/Draw Badminton Music-Listen Cooking/Baking
unbooked STUDENT
Diego
Male • 15 • Mexico
2018-192-003-0002

Mountain biking, or just about any cycling activity, is a passion for 15-year-old Diego from Mexico! He says that there is nothing that he enjoys more than being able to ride his bike. Described by a teacher as a natural leader, Diego is said to be curious, creative, kind, and honest. A very good student who enjoys math, Diego dreams of becoming a mechanical engineer, owning his own bicycle factory, and creating his own brand of bikes. The youngest of 3 boys, Diego hopes that his host family will have siblings as well since he enjoys spending time with family. Besides cycling, Diego loves outdoor activities and playing soccer. He is interested in trying some new activities as well. Diego likes to spend time with his friends or family, doing activities such as going to a coffee shop, riding motocross, or just chatting. Diego knows that this experience will help him to become more independent and mature. He can't wait to have a great experience with your family!

Mathematics Watching Sports Bicycling Music-Listen Photography
unbooked STUDENT
Adriana
Female • 14 • Spain
2018-227-003-0003

"One of my very best students!" says Adriana's teacher! Adriana, 15 from Spain, has excellent grades and enjoys reading, writing, and art. Becoming an Artist would be her wish one day, but she plans on attending a university after high school to study science. She excels in all that she does, and is active in cultural programs centered around charity. Adriana says that she is very tidy, likes things organized, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Enjoying the outdoors is one of Adriana's favorite activities. Riding her bike, going for a walk with the dogs, or going to the beach with her family are things that she very much enjoys. Adriana has visited the USA one time and really wanted her visited to last longer, so becoming an exchange study was the perfect fit for her. During her exchange year, she cannot wait to become a part of your family! She wants to experience the culture, perfect her English, and make lifelong friends. Adriana wants you to know that she appreciates your hospitality and opening your home to her. She is excited to start her year in the USA! MUST BE PLACED IN GRADE 10.

Art Paint/Draw Skiing-Downhill Piano Mathematics
unbooked STUDENT
Martha
Female • 15 • Germany
2018-149-003-0237

Meet Martha, a 15-year-old girl from Germany! Described by friends as open-minded and helpful, Martha finds joy in volunteering with the homeless in her community. She says that she is curious and is hopeful to gain knowledge of the American way of life and try new activities during her exchange year! At home, Martha enjoys running to stay fit and playing guitar to relax; she is currently working on learning songs by The Beatles, as they are one of her favorite bands. Martha also enjoys photography and is considering studying it at University in the future. She says that photography allows her to be creative and to "realize my own ideas in pictures." Martha lives with her parents and says that their life is relaxed. They enjoy watching movies together at night. She helps out around the home cleaning her room, helping with outside chores and meal preparation, and following a curfew. Welcome Martha to your family and share your American life with her!

Political Sci. Surfing Diving-Scuba Music-Listen English Lang
unbooked STUDENT
Pauliina
Female • 16 • Finland
2018-145-003-0029

Meet Pauliina, a 16-year-old girl from Finland! She describes herself as a "happy and energetic girl," and uses up this energy by hitting the gym several times a week - sometimes weekends too! Pauliina used to ride horses, and is excited to try new activities and sports in America. As an athletic person, she is especially interested in trying cheerleading, swimming, and volleyball. Caring, kind, and curious, Pauliina likes to make everyone happy and is referred to as "the mom" of her friend group. She and her friends like to watch movies, talk, and practice sports. At home Pauliina lives with her dad and stepmom, and stays with her mother on weekends and holidays. They usually eat dinner together every night, and like going for walks. Pauliina's chores include cleaning her room, helping around the house, caring for their pets, doing laundry, and keeping a curfew. Welcome Pauliina to your family today!

Biology Paint/Draw Cheerleading Music-Listen English Lang
unbooked STUDENT
Julia
Female • 15 • Germany
2018-149-003-0104

Passionate about music and dance, 15-year-old Julia from Germany is an enthusiastic and friendly girl who loves to have fun and laugh. Julia has been a member of a dance team for 10 years, sings in 2 choirs, and enjoys playing the piano. She describes herself as having a normal everyday life; attending school where she especially enjoys language classes, and spending time with her family and friends. Julia has a very close relationship with her family, which includes 2 brothers and her grandmother. As a family, they enjoy having dinner together, going to the cinema, going for a bike ride, or hiking. Julia loves spending time with both her younger and older brother as well. Julia has been on an exchange program with her school's partner school in Holland, and loved the opportunity to learn a new culture and experience many new things. She is very much looking forward to trying some typical American activities or sports, and would like to thank her future host family for choosing her as their new family member!

Chemistry Cooking/Baking Dance Team Chorus/Choir Languages
unbooked STUDENT
Jonna
Female • 15 • Germany
2018-149-003-0105

15-year-old Jonna, from Germany, loves to laugh! Her friends describe her as a funny and open person, and she can hardly wait for all the new experiences awaiting her in America. Although Jonna plays on a handball team in Germany, she says her exchange year is for trying new things like cheerleading, softball, or even American football. Jonna can be found hanging out with friends, baking, snowboarding, and practicing her photography skills in her spare time. Jonna also enjoys diving when she's on holiday. She loves to see new fish, explore coral reefs, and explains that diving makes her feel "weightless." She loves listening to music in her spare time, and her current favorite musician is Shawn Mendes. She also enjoys Disney songs! Invite happiness into your family with Jonna!

Languages Watching Sports Diving-Scuba Music-Listen English Lang
unbooked STUDENT
Amelie
Female • 16 • Germany
2018-149-003-0110

Amelie, 16, from Germany, quickly shows her special connection with others. Declaring her mom the best ever, she also says that one look between her dad and herself tells the two of them what each other is thinking. "My little sister is my little angel and devil in one person," she adds. "We laugh together and have a lot of fun." This caring for others extends beyond her family because Amelie and her best friend also conduct a weekend sports course for kids and weekly help to teach them karate, which Amelie has trained and competed in for years. This combination of wanting to help people and keep physically active has led Amelie to believe that police work is the right career for her. Described as responsible, able to motivate others, and respected by her peers, who often seek her opinions, Amelie eagerly awaits her arrival in the U.S. Having seen American schools and families on TV and in movies, she writes, "I don't just want to see it; I want to feel it, and I'd like to be part of the real America."

Biology Movies Martial Arts Music-Listen Languages
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