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Catalina
Female • 16 • Chile
2019-126-003-0013

Meet Catalina, a fun and sincere 16-year-old student from Chile! Catalina has a big heart for animals, especially cats, and would love for the opportunity to volunteer at an animal rescue. Painting, photography, crafting, eating sushi, and spending time with her family and friends are favorite activities for Catalina. At school, Catalina loves to learn about Biology, and enjoys expressing herself in her Art class. In the future, she is considering a career as a psychiatrist and would like to return to America for further studies. Catalina was drawn to the USA for her exchange country because she has always been fascinated by its culture and people. During her time in the USA, she looks forward to mastering the English language and learning about the American lifestyle from her host family. Catalina would like to thank her host family in advance for sharing this experience with her!

Art Paint/Draw Piano Biology Photography
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Tilda
Female • 17 • Sweden
2019-231-003-0015

Ambitious, curious, and kind best describes 17-year-old Tilda from Sweden! A very dedicated student, Tilda loves to learn about a wide variety of subjects, and hopes to one day find a career that will enable her to benefit society and make a difference with environmental issues. When she's not studying, you might find Tilda practicing jazz and street dance, going for an outdoor jog, playing board games with friends, or working at her part-time restaurant job. Tilda has a close relationship with her parents and two older sisters, often traveling, working out, or enjoying "fika" - a relaxing coffee and cake break in Sweden. During her exchange year, Tilda is looking forward to learning about the American way of life while growing as a person. "It is really a privilege to be able to do this, and I am very thankful that you are giving me a chance to make it happen," says Tilda! MUST BE PLACED IN CALIFORNIA

Biology Dance-Jazz/Mod Gym Workout Music-Listen Languages
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Shinta
Female • 17 • Indonesia
2019-162-033-0005

Sixteen-year-old Shinta from Indonesia describes herself as a small town girl with a great passion for traveling and discovering new cultures! She is an active young lady who practices Pencak Silat, a traditional self-defense art from Indonesia. Shinta currently coaches children in this sport, and hopes to share her knowledge with her American host family as well! Cycling, jogging, and playing pentaque, a French lawn game, are other ways that Shinta keeps active. She likes to be creative through dancing and singing, and enjoys experimenting with photography, fashion, and make-up as well. With friends, Shinta can often be found studying together, going on nature tours, or discussing their hopes and dreams. In the future, Shinta would like to become an ambassador, a motivational speaker, and a YouTuber with YouTube Creators for Change. While in the USA, Shinta is ready to gain wisdom through learning about a different culture and sharing her Indonesian traditions with her host family and new friends. Shinta has dreamed of studying abroad for such a long time, and she cannot find the words to express her excitement for her upcoming exchange year in the USA! YES SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT

Chemistry Photography Bicycling Music-Listen Cooking/Baking
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Rintaro
Male • 16 • Japan
2019-171-003-0111

Rintaro, a 16-year-old student from Japan, is a bright, positive, and friendly young man! He likes to be active through playing on his school's basketball and track & field teams, sports that he would like to continue in the USA. Rintaro also enjoys the Japanese art of calligraphy, riding rollercoasters, computer games, reading, volunteering, camping with his family, and playing games in the park with his friends. He lives with his parents and two sisters at home, and is very happy to have been born into his family. A very good student, Rintaro enjoys learning about the past in his History class. His teachers write that he gives great advice and is trusted by his fellow classmates. Rintaro hopes that his exchange experience will make him more bold, and he would love to watch a MLB baseball game or a musical! Will you welcome Rintaro into your family?

History Watching Sports Paint/Draw Photography Camping
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Kolja
Male • 15 • Germany
2019-149-003-0311

Coming from a large family with 5 kids and 2 cats, meet 15-year-old Kolja from Germany! Kolja is described as a gentle and kind young man, who is always warm and welcoming to new classmates. He has a relaxed demeanor and a great sense of humor as well. Kolja has diverse hobbies, including karate, playing the piano, singing in the school choir, and taking ballroom dance classes. While in the USA, he is really hoping to try some activities that his host family members are interested in, or school activities or clubs that he doesn't have in Germany. In school, Kolja enjoys math and the sciences, but also likes creative subjects such as art, music, and theater. Kolja thanks your family for making cultural exchange possible by hosting an exchange student, which is why his family in Germany will also be hosting next school year!

Art Dance-Ballroom Martial Arts Piano Chemistry
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Aylen
Female • 16 • Argentina
2019-106-004-0003

FALL SEMESTER: Meet Aylen, a 15-year-old girl from Argentina! Aylen loves to draw and paint, and would love to visit an art museum during her time in the USA. She also enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, shopping, and photography. Aylen has a close relationship with her family, often going for dinner and a walk, playing with their kitty, or watching space documentaries with her dad. In the future, Aylen would like to study tourism and languages. Her teachers say that she has a great disposition and interacts well with both educators and peers. Aylen's friends describe her as kind, friendly, and sensitive, and Aylen adds that she is a funny, empathetic, organized, and creative girl. Aylen chose the USA for her exchange destination because she believes that our country will offer her many opportunities to improve her language skills, and to become more independent, responsible, and sociable. Will Aylen become the newest member of your family?

Art Watching Sports String Instr. History Paint/Draw
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Luana
Female • 16 • Brazil
2019-115-003-0015

Fun, focused and friendly, meet 16-year-old Luana from Brazil! This outgoing young lady is full of life, and is excited to explore her new community and try new things next year. At school, Luana is a very good student who likes math best and plans to use her math skills in the future as an architect or interior designer. She lives at home with her parents and younger brother. Together, they like to play volleyball at the beach, share meals, watch movies, and play board games. Friends say that Luana is creative, likes to talk, and makes everyone around her happy. During spare time, Luana enjoys cooking, listening to music, meeting with friends to chat, spending time outdoors with her dog, reading, traveling, volunteering, and watching sports or movies. While in the USA, Luana would like to try new things, possibly gymnastics and cheerleading, and continue playing volleyball. Are you ready to add a little "sparkle" to your world while exchanging cultural traditions with Luana?

Mathematics Watching Sports Music-Listen Photography Cooking/Baking
unbooked STUDENT
Natsuki
Female • 15 • Japan
2019-171-003-0109

With a passion for cheerleading, 15-year-old Natsuki from Japan describes herself as a cheerful, positive, active, and naturally smiling girl! Being active is important for Natsuki, and she has participated in many sports such as cheerleading, soccer and volleyball. Playing the clarinet, listening to music, and time spent with friends is also high on Natsuki's to do list. Other hobbies include reading manga, drawing pictures, cooking, crafting, traveling, watching sports and movies, and volunteering. Occasionally on the weekends she likes to sleep in, read manga, listen to music, do some homework, and make cheese dogs! Natsuki is looking forward to her exchange year! Because Natsuki has been so involved in cheerleading, she is also hopeful to continue this while in the USA. Natsuki understands the importance of family and working together to keep the house clean. Consider hosting this fun girl!

Watching Sports Cheerleading Music-Listen Paint/Draw Dance Team
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Ryuto
Male • 17 • Japan
2019-171-003-0103

Ryuto is a sporty young man from Japan who will turn 18 shortly after arriving in the USA! He enjoys playing table tennis, volleyball and basketball, as well as watching professional basketball games. He loves entertaining his friends with his lively sense of humor! Ryuto is also a member of his school's badminton team, which he says is so much fun, even if they aren't a particularly strong team. In addition, he likes watching movies, playing computer games, and listening to music. An excellent student, his favorite subjects are Math and Physics. Ryuto's dream for the future is to become an airline pilot. Ryuto holds a leadership role at school, and his teachers describe him as a responsible student who tries to do his best in every situation. Ryuto is enthusiastic to meet his host family and become a member of his new home!

Mathematics Computer Games Music-Listen Physics Movies
unbooked STUDENT
Karin
Female • 17 • Japan
2019-171-003-0106

Karin is a 17-year-old girl from Japan who hopes to make a difference in the world! Karin believes that by coming to America she will contribute to greater cultural understanding. Her long-term goal is diplomacy, as she wants to be part of the effort to keep the world safe! Listening to music is one of Karin's favorite hobbies. She enjoys Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and One Direction, often translating the lyrics into Japanese. Karin also has an appreciation for team sports. She currently plays tennis and volleyball. Karin plans to use her interest in sports to help her make new friends during her exchange year. Academics are stressed in Japan, so Karin often has school on Saturdays and spends Sundays doing homework. In spare moments, Karin enjoys photography, crafting, and cooking Japanese dishes. Karin is close to her family, who she says are good at supporting each other in all that they do. She lives with her mother, older sister, and three older brothers. Karin's teacher describes her as diligent and willing to take on tasks that others will not. This special young woman will make a wonderful addition to your family!

Watching Sports Tennis String Instr. English Lang Paint/Draw
unbooked STUDENT
Ryosuke
Male • 17 • Japan
2019-171-003-0084

Meet 17-year-old Ryosuke from Japan who loves to make new friends and be healthy through playing sports! He has played baseball, basketball, and track & field for many years, and now he is enjoying practicing handball. Ryosuke is hoping to play some type of sport in the USA during his exchange year. He works very hard at school, studying information systems, programming, and technology. He wants to use his skills to help people and to eliminate crime on the internet. For that, he feels he needs more knowledge, so that is one of the reasons he wants to learn in the USA. One of his favorite hobbies is origami, which is the Japanese art of paper folding. He likes this activity because it is very profound as it can be made easy or difficult, and it requires time and skill. Ryosuke chose the USA for his exchange year to meet new people and to discover the American culture. He wants to be a member of your family, and hopes to introduce his Japanese culture to you!

Computers Movies Baseball Music-Listen Mathematics
unbooked STUDENT
Karen
Female • 15 • Japan
2019-171-003-0082

Cheerful and curious, 15-year-old Karen from Japan will embrace all opportunities to expand her cultural knowledge and independence during her year in the USA! She has some familiarity with America because her father went to business school here, and she has visited New York City with her family. Now, she looks forward to staying for a year to learn about the American culture and values in-depth. Karen has a passion for singing and dancing! She is currently learning to dance ballet and jazz, is a member of a choir, and she loves musicals! In the future, Karen may follow in her parents' footsteps and pursue a career in medicine, or perhaps international business. If you choose Karen as your exchange student, expect to enjoy her Japanese cooking, as she is eager to share her culture with you too. "I really appreciate your kind consideration to be a host family," says Karen!

Business Dance-Ballet Chorus/Choir Economics Dance-Jazz/Mod
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Maki
Female • 18 • Japan
2019-171-003-0080

Curious, outgoing, thoughtful and kind Maki, age 18 from Japan, enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, reading, and watching movies and sports! Having high regard for family, she appreciates the close relationship with her working mother, assisting in meal preparation and household tasks. Maki cherishes family time spent eating meals and shopping. Time with friends is relished whether gathering for lunch, listening to music, sharing concerns or studying. Respectful and friendly at school, Maki is an avid learner earning excellent grades. She assisted her science team with winning a first place award in a science contest, and is the vice chair of a broadcast club. Additionally, she plays the clarinet in a band. Excited to have been able to participate in a two week cultural training in Hawaii, Maki was enthralled to learn about the USA and Japan while visiting historical sites and interacting with others. In the future, Maki is considering becoming a teacher. Looking forward to improving her English and expanding her knowledge of the American culture and history, Maki wants to share the "charms" of Japan. She is grateful to the host family who makes her a member of their family, "sharing a great year" together!

Science Watching Sports Music-Listen English Lang Cooking/Baking
unbooked STUDENT
Ichito
Male • 17 • Japan
2019-171-003-0079

Cheerful, curious, and kind are just a few words to describe 17-year-old Ichito from Japan! He is an avid soccer player, enjoying working as team with his peers. As a young child, he always wanted to become a professional soccer player but as he's gotten older, he has seen other possibilities in sports that he would like to pursue. Some of his other hobbies include listening to rap music, watching sports, outside activities, and playing Kendama - a traditional Japanese skill toy. Ichito chose America for his exchange destination because even though it is only one country, it has so many cultures and characteristics within it. Also, living in America for a school year is a great way to improve his English skills, and to improve himself and his sense of responsibility. He is very realistic, he knows that this opportunity is not a vacation, there will be a lot of great times but also many challenges. These experiences whether good or bad, will help shape the person that he wants to become. Ichito is up for this challenge, flexible enough to make it work, and knows that good communication is necessary to accomplish his dream. He looks forward to sharing this experience with your family!

History Watching Sports Soccer Music-Listen Paint/Draw
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Taiga
Male • 17 • Japan
2019-171-003-0078

Taiga is a friendly and cheerful 16-year-old student from Japan! He lives with his mom, older sister, and grandparents. They are a close-knit family, and enjoy having meals together, playing sports, and talking with each other. Taiga likes spending time with friends as well, often hanging out and playing table tennis with them after school. He loves music, and plays the piano, drums, and likes listening to pop songs. Taiga also enjoys other creative pursuits such as drawing and woodcrafting. He says that he likes the ability to create tangible things. Taiga likes to cook, and would love to cook some traditional Japanese food for his host family and learn some American dishes! He is also interested in computers, and likes to build them and dive into programming. During his exchange year, Tagia is excited to make new friends and learn more about the world to make his future bright. Always willing to try new things, Taiga is excited to embark on the adventure of his exchange year alongside his host family!

Mathematics Paint/Draw Piano Martial Arts Percussion
unbooked STUDENT
Kazane
Female • 18 • Japan
2019-171-003-0075

Introducing Kazane, a 17-year-old girl from Japan! Kazane lives with her mother, father, an older brother, and her pet rabbit. She loves to dance, especially hip-hop. Kazane enjoys performing in front of others, and finds dance to be a way to express herself. She also enjoys watching action movies, camping, and playing badminton. With friends, Kazane can often be found at a karaoke room where they practice singing songs in English. Kazane is especially interested in Japanese history, and would like to share her knowledge of the Japanese culture with you. While in the USA, Kazane would like also to become a bridge between Japan and America, and therefore wants to improve her English skills to speak the language more fluently. She also hopes to participate in her host family's life as much as possible. Kazane can't wait to experience the American culture with you!

History Watching Sports Music-Listen Camping Badminton
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Tetyana
Female • 15 • Ukraine
2019-272-033-0007

Describing herself as someone with lots of hobbies, 15-year-old Tetyana from Ukraine is both creative and athletic! Her list of hobbies includes playing both the piano and the guitar, drawing, and writing poetry, but Tetyana says that her favorite activity is running. She loves the energy that it gives her, and likes to go for a long run when she has free time or is just feeling lazy! A good student with outstanding English skills, Tetyana has occasionally been used as an interpreter, but her main academic passions are science and math. She enjoys robotics, doing research, and says that she hopes to become an engineer and create new technologies someday. Tetyana describes her parents and younger sister as her best friends. They love to travel, go skiing, fishing, take walks, and have picnics together. Tetyana has been described as someone who adapts easily and who is curious and open-minded. She loves to participate in different activities, sports, and projects. She is looking forward to everything about her exchange year and would love to play a team sport, play in a high school band, and continue running. As someone who likes to write, she'd even be happy writing for a school newspaper or join a science club! FLEX SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT

Science Reading Music-Listen Mathematics Guitar
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Nanaho
Female • 17 • Japan
2019-171-003-0070

Introducing 17-year-old Nanaho from Japan! Nanaho is a passionate artist who loves to paint, especially using acrylic and oil pants. She is a member of her school's art club as well, where they learn about different art styles and have the chance to exhibit their creations in the school's gallery. Nanaho also loves to visit art museums during her free time, and is considering a career within this field. "My future dream is to enrich the lives of the people around the world with art and make them smile," explains Nanaho. During her exchange year, she would love to discover the differences between the Japanese and American creative styles. Nanaho would also be happy to attend a MLB game with her host family as she loves the excitement and unity she feels when watching her local baseball team in Japan. Nanaho looks forward to gaining a global perspective while studying abroad, which she will carry with her throughout life to help achieve her dreams!

Art Watching Sports Science Paint/Draw Biology
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Lea
Female • 17 • Germany
2019-149-033-0297

Curious, creative and open-minded, 17-year-old Lea from Germany is very excited to begin her exchange year in the USA! A girl of contrasts, Lea describes herself as a bit introverted, yet curious, friendly, and open-minded. An excellent student, Lea is highly regarded by both teachers and peers and has been chosen as the class president since fifth grade. Lea lives at home with a younger sister and her mother, two cats and a hamster. She loves animals, likes to draw, play computer games, hang out with friends, and listen to music. But her true passion is writing and acting. Using her talent to serve her community, she reads her own short stories to the elderly living in nursing homes and to young children, sharing her creativity with all ages. She has been part of a theater group for the past 5 years and says that through acting, she can express her emotions and creativity. Lea has chosen a vegetarian lifestyle, but does her own cooking. Will you open your home and share your world with Lea? CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG STUDENT

Art Paint/Draw Music-Listen History Photography
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Sarah
Female • 16 • Germany
2019-149-033-0298

Acting is favorite activity for Sarah is a 16-year-old from Germany during which she can slip into another life and be on stage. Sarah has also practiced judo and flute for a number of years. Her family consists of her parents, younger sister, and baby brother. Sarah says there is always something going on at home, discussions to have or friends stopping by. Sarah is also a class representative in her school and frequently acts as an active organizer among her friends. Sarah also enjoys reading, doing crafts, and writing short stories. Sarah is eager for her exchange year, which she sees as an opportunity to gain a new perspective on life in general and American life in particular! CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG STUDENT

Journalism Paint/Draw Bicycling Flute History
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Martha
Female • 15 • Germany
2019-149-033-0296

Artistic, empathetic, education-oriented, and optimistic describes 15-year-old Martha from Germany! She sings in her school's choir and enjoys dancing, drawing, painting, crafts, and photography. Martha is also involved in drama club. She is a caring and kind student who advocates for the civic engagement of minorities, as well as other human rights issues. Martha "radiates a positive attitude and is attentive and empathetic," comments one of her friends. At school, she serves as a class representative and represents her school in the community council. While on program, she would like to learn about the American educational system. Martha has worked hard for her impressive GPA and is especially interested in history, which she feels explains the present. After graduating from university, she plans to be back in the classroom - sitting at the teacher's desk. When she's not in school or volunteering, she spends her spare time doing activities like walking her dog, cooking, baking, watching movies, shopping, and traveling with her mother or friends. You will enjoy having Martha as your German daughter! CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG STUDENT

History Watching Sports Swimming Singing/Voice Music
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Kanon
Female • 16 • Japan
2019-171-003-0067

Patient, cheerful and friendly, 15-year-old Kanon from Japan loves the American culture and can't wait to learn all about life in the United States! What excites her the most is becoming part of a family and making many new American friends at school. When she's not studying, Kanon loves to dance contemporary and classical ballet styles. She also has experience as a cheerleader, and enjoys drawing and spending time with her dog during her spare time. At school, Kanon loves learning the English language, which will come in handy for her future career as a flight attendant. Kanon hopes to spend as much time with her American host family and friends as possible, so that she can improve her English skills and share her Japanese culture. She has studied the Japanese traditional tea ceremony, and looks forward to demonstrating her performance of tea preparation and serving for you. "I am looking forward to seeing you face to face soon," says Kanon!

English Lang Watching Sports Cheerleading Piano Dance-Ballet
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Robin
Male • 17 • Germany
2019-149-033-0293

Robin, 17, is an active young man from Germany! He goes to the gym regularly with his brother and his friends to keep fit. Robin also serves as a member of the volunteer fire company in his town. He explains that they train vigorously, and the group feels like a big family. Robin's family is very close, and they regularly visit his grandparents, both for breakfast and to celebrate special events. Robin has two dogs that he cares for and says that he loves all animals. Robin says that he loves to be outdoors enjoying nature. His favorite subjects in school are English, politics, geography, and ethics. He also enjoys creative writing. While he would love to become an actor, Robin knows this can be a difficult possibility, so he will probably pursue architecture as a stable backup. Teachers describe Robin as precise, cooperative, kind, and as a young man with many interests. Open to new experiences, Robin is excited to meet his host family and begin his exchange experience! CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG STUDENT

Political Sci. Has Job Gym Workout Geography Theatre Arts
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Alexandra
Female • 16 • Germany
2019-149-033-0294

Alexandra is a 16-year-old German girl who says she is curious and inquisitive! Having a creative nature, she enjoys making pottery, painting, working with ceramics, and crocheting. She also works on model trains and cars with her brother. Alexandra says that she is not particularly into technology, preferring to read and work on puzzles instead. Because of her strong love for animals, Alexandra takes care of and loves her pet rabbit and cat. An excellent student, Alexandra is described by teachers as industrious and responsible. She is one of the managers for the school's medical emergency service team, for which she has taken first-aid training. She also volunteers as a swim instructor at the local pool. Alexandra says that her family enjoys playing board games, puzzles, and taking walks together. She believes they have a very relaxed connection. Currently, she is focused on her "biggest dream" of studying abroad and is looking forward to meeting her host parents! CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG STUDENT

Chemistry Watching Sports Swimming Mathematics Paint/Draw
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Mariana
Female • 15 • Brazil
2019-115-003-0010

Meet active, friendly, polite, and kind, Mariana, a 15-year-old girl from Brazil. Mariana loves animals, skateboarding, swimming, and she also participated in artistic gymnastics in past. Additionally, she enjoys listening to music and watching sports. Mariana earns good grades at school with her favorite subject being Science. With a love for the elderly, she is considering a future career in geriatrics. Eager to begin her exchange year in the USA, Mariana looks forward to participating in Halloween as well as other American traditions, and would also like to cook her host family her favorite sweet dessert. To her future host family, she states, "Thank you very much for this incredible opportunity to live with you for 1 year!"

Science Paint/Draw Music-Listen Photography Cooking/Baking
unbooked STUDENT
Kengoritchi
Male • 16 • Japan
2019-171-003-0064

Thoughtful, curious and enthusiastic, 16-year-old Kengo from Japan loves playing baseball, snowboarding, and exercising! He views life with a fair and objective point of view. Kengo visits soup kitchens, and tries to find ways to improve the lives of underprivileged children. He adores his family, appreciating "everything" his mother does for their family, especially her "great cooking." Together, they like watching movies and sports, traveling, and dining out. Currently, his brother is on exchange in the USA. Time spent with friends is consumed with playing baseball, studying, and watching movies. A determined young man, Kengo is attentive to his studies earning very good grades. He especially enjoys his English and History classes. Kengo's future endeavor is to become a pilot. Eager to learn about the American culture, Kengo states, "It will be very meaningful for me to meet and learn from as many people as possible." To his future host family, he expresses his gratitude for "accepting me into your family!"

History Baseball Music-Listen English Lang Watching Sports
unbooked STUDENT
Bea
Female • 17 • Germany
2019-149-033-0291

Meet outgoing, warm-hearted, and curious Bea, a 17-year-old student from Germany! Bea is an active young lady who loves playing team handball, volunteering at church to organize children's activities, and working at an ice cream shop. Earning very good grades at school, her teacher states that Bea "works with great care and determination" and contributes towards "creating a pleasant atmosphere in the classroom." Meals are a highly-valued source of family time, but they also watch movies and sports, host family game nights, camp, and travel together. Time with friends is enjoyed playing handball, going shopping, baking cookies, and watching movies. Quieter times will find Bea immersed in a good book or magazine. Open to new activities and looking forward to discovering the American dream for herself, Bea is "very thankful for this opportunity." Please welcome this inspiring young lady into your home and your heart! CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG STUDENT

Biology Watching Sports Music-Listen English Lang Has Job
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Hanako
Female • 16 • Japan
2019-171-003-0058

Described as imaginative, full of intellectual curiosity, and interested in sharing ideas, 16-year-old Hanako from Japan has participated in an English morning class before school to be able to communicate in English with people of all ages! She loves making music, especially singing and playing the clarinet in her school's wind orchestra. Although her favorite music to listen to is Japanese pop, she also likes the Beatles, One Direction, and the music from Frozen. Other interests run the gamut from practicing the traditional art of Japanese calligraphy to getting lost in a fantasy or romance novel. Hanako's favorite sport is volleyball, which she plays with her friends, and she believes she can make American friends through music and sports. An excellent student who likes activities near the ocean, Hanako hopes to become an environmental scientist. In the more immediate future, she looks forward to meeting her American family and to living happily in her new home. She will probably even bake you cakes!

Mathematics Watching Sports Music-Listen Sailing/Boating Clarinet
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Daiki
Male • 18 • Japan
2019-171-003-0060

Seventeen-year-old Daiki from Japan describes himself as a helpful and sporty young man! His favorite sport is volleyball, and he enjoys exercising and being physically fit. He would love to join your family in your favorite sport activities! At school, Daiki is fascinated by the subjects of Chemistry and Math, and he plans to study Environmental Engineering and become a government official in the future. Daiki is very interested in computer games and programming as well. He enjoys listening to pop music and watching movies during his free time, some of his favorites being from the Marvel series. Daiki also likes to bake, and is looking forward to whipping up some Japanese omelets for you! Other hobbies for Daiki include reading books, drawing, and painting. Daiki spends time with his family shopping and eating together, and he enjoys spending time playing sports with his friends. Daiki is looking forward to coming to America, and is excited to meet his host family!

Chemistry Watching Sports Music-Listen Mathematics Paint/Draw
unbooked STUDENT
Narumi
Female • 16 • Japan
2019-171-003-0061

Narumi is a cheerful and friendly 16-year-old girl from Japan! She loves to spend time with her family, which includes her parents and an older brother. Together, they enjoy cooking, as well as traveling and playing sports. Narumi likes staying active through sports. She plays badminton, and enjoys dancing and swimming as well. She'd like to pursue any of these while on exchange, and is also open to trying new sports and activities. With friends, Narumi likes to go shopping and discover new restaurants. She loves food, and is excited to try the authentic American cuisine and cook some Japanese food for her host family! Narumi loves Disney movies and theme parks, and says they are what inspired and helped her to learn English. Narumi's favorite school subjects are math and PE. She hopes to become an international flight attendant one day as she wants to help people. Narumi can't wait to start the new adventure of her exchange year and share it with her host family!

Mathematics Watching Sports Swimming Music-Listen Paint/Draw
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