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Ines Filipa (17)

female, PORTUGAL

Languages: Portuguese, English, French
Siblings: Older sister, younger sister
Mother: Public Relations
Father: Director
Religion: Catholic
PO004EE Y

Interests

Basketball, swimming, volleyball, dancing, reading, music, piano, flute - ND

Letter to my Host Family

My name is Ines, I'm 16 years old and I'm from Portugal. I live with my parents and younger sister. I'm a positive person and I try to see the good side of every situation. I work hard in the things I'm interested in. In school, I chose to study Science and Technology because in the future I'd like to do something health related. I also believe that being an exchange student will help me improve my English as well as well my networking skills. I'm looking forward to growing as a person and become more independent. I've done sports from a young age. My first swim lesson was at 3 months and I have done it since. Due to lack of time I recently have had to stop. I have been playing basketball at school and I’m the captain of the team. Since in American it's easier to do sports and attend school at the same time, I'm looking forward to it as well. I'm excited to see you soon. I know that with you, I'll have the greatest year of my life.

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Juan Gabriel (16)

male, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English, French
Siblings:
Mother: Housewife
Father: Secondary School Teacher
Religion: Not Involved
SP023EE Y

Interests

Martial arts, hapkido (brown belt), running, gym, cooking, guitar, musical club - SN

Letter to my Host Family

My name is Juan. I am an only child. I have a small family but we are spread out through out Spain. I am very close with my family. We like to cook. We also like to explore historical sites. I am an athlete and practice Hapkido. I do very well with that. I play the Spanish guitar and like to run or go to the gym. I am sociable and outgoing. I am excited to learn about your culture and teach you mine. I want to learn more English. I am convinced this opportunity will be unforgettable.

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Charlotte Barbara Marianne (16)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, French, Italian
Siblings: Younger sister and younger brother
Mother: Textile Engineer
Father: Salesman
Religion: Evangelical
GI010EE Y

Interests

Tennis club, karate club, skiing club, kickboxing, snowboarding, reading, dancing, music - EM

Letter to my Host Family

My name is Charlotte. I'm a 15 year old girl from Germany. Sports are is very important to me and am involved with Karate and Kickboxing. I also am part the ski team in my town. My parents own six sports shops. I have learned to work hard thru my parents, who are both entrepreneurs. I consider myself funny, reliable, sporty person, and can easily get involved with people and things. My friends say I have an open heart and helpful girl. I hope you will open your heart toward me and consider hosting me!

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Lara Carolin (15)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, French, Latin
Siblings: None
Mother: Psychological Consultant
Father: Tax Consultant
Religion: Catholic
GM012EE S

Interests

Tennis, dancing, reading music, meeting friends - WO

Letter to my Host Family

I am a 15 year old girl from north of Bavaria Germany. Our family lives in a small flat near the city center. I attend a humanistic high school where Latin and Greek are our first foreign languages and am presently studying English and french as my second foreign languages. Biology and Chemistry are my favorite subjects along with physical education. My favorite hobby is tennis. I play competitively and it is a lot of work but mostly fun. I love the city, the mountains and the sea. I love traveling and meeting new people. I am a very positive girl who is open-minded and gets along with everybody. I love to hang out with my friends and they are important to me.

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Fatima (17)

female, AZERBAIJAN

Languages: Azeri, Russian, English, Turkish
Siblings: None
Mother: Executive Assistance
Father: Unknown
Religion: Muslim
CI026EE Y

Interests

Scouting, swimming, hiking, movies, volunteering at orphanage, writing for media, debate club - SN

Letter to my Host Family

She studies history, literature and languages(Azeri, Russian, English and Turkish). She lives with her musically trained mother who works for an oil company who supports her with love and happiness for life. Two of her favorite activities are scouting and volunteering. She did her lst volunteer work at an orphanage with her Mom. They still go 6 times a year to sing, read stories and eating with these children; her followed her example. Scouting has been a great influence as she has participated in local and international camps, conferences and the World Scout Jamboree in Japan in 2015. She was so impressed meeting girls from around the world. She since has established a scout group at her school, helped organize a Canoeing Camp and wrote articles for the Girl Scout Assn to the media. She is looking forward to meeting Girl scouts here in the US and would love to be in a troop or help a troop leader with younger girls. She loves to attend Opera, Theater and National Folk Music and Dance hall. She can't wait to get to the US and meet her host family.

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Loyse (16)

female, FRANCE

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Siblings: Older sister
Mother: Documentation Manager
Father: Human Resource Manager
Religion: Not Involved
FR023EE Y

Interests

weigh training, archery, riding scooter, skating, skiing, swimming, cooking, walking, games, movies, museums, exhibitions, piano - ND

Letter to my Host Family

My name is Loyse, I'm 16 years old I live in Ile de France with my mom. I have older siblings who are away in college. I used to have a dog but now I have 2 cats. In school I specialize in Literature and my favorite classes are English and English Literature. I enjoy skateboarding and during my free time I practice archery and weigh training. My passion however, is cooking. I even did a short internship in a famous French chef Cyril Lignac. I'm excited to meet new people. Though I have traveled to many other countries, I have picked to go to America because I love your country and want to become totally fluent in English.

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Max (16)

male, GERMANY

Languages: German, English, Latin, Chinese
Siblings: Younger brother and younger sister
Mother: Teacher
Father: IT Manager
Religion: Not Involved
GM003EE Y

Interests

Basketball, biking, athletics, sports, reading, playing computer games, programming computer, learning to play trumpet - TW

Letter to my Host Family

My name is Max and I am from Germany but a few years ago we moved to China. My parents like adventures and got employment at a German school. My mum teaches art and mathematics. She is creative and loves math. My dad is an IT manager at the school and teaches ICT and Robotics. He is caring and loving and works hard. He is my role model he is why I am interested in computer science. I have a younger brother and sister. After school, I help my younger sibling with their homework and play games with them if there is time left. If I have my studies done by the end of day and if there is time, I listen to music, read books, watch the news and chat with friends, who are scattered across the world. On weekends we go on trips to places in the area. We do bicycle tours, inline skating, go climbing or go hiking in the mountains. I am very interested in everything that has to do with computers, and am trying to develop little programs. I would be grateful to be a part of the American culture and not just be a visitor. I would like to get a deeper insight into the real life, to experience American way life, traditions and culture.

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Claudia (15)

female, SPAIN

Languages: Spanish, English
Siblings: Younger brother
Mother: Travel Manager
Father: Comercial
Religion: Catholic
ES009EE Y

Interests

Biking, handball, basketball, volleyball, athletics, dancing, singing, music, theater, concert, social works, cooking - EM

Letter to my Host Family

Yes, I am one of those teenagers that want to come to America. My name is Claudia and I am from Spain. I am very respectful, active, and love sports. I love to cook with my mum and grandmother. I like several American TV programs such as Suits, Stranger Things and I especially like the Ellen show. I like reading novels, poetry and enjoy some theater. I am excited about the thought of be part of your customs and I will do everything possible to make you enjoy our time together. If you choose me, I’m sure you will not be disappointed.

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Sarah (16)

female, GERMANY

Languages: German, French, English
Siblings: I have one older sister.
Mother: Psychologist
Father: n/a
Religion: Catholic
GI008SE S

Interests

I like cheerleading, fashion, swimming, hiking, playing board games, reading, baking, crafting and drawing.

Letter to my Host Family

Dear host family, my name is Sarah and I am about to turn 16 years old. I live with my mother and older sister in Germany. I am very open-minded and I love meeting new people and making new friends. I think that I am very mature for my age. I am independent and down to earth. I can take responsibility for myself and others, because I have been a waitress sine I turned 15 years old. I am very ambitious. I study a lot for school to get good grades and have cheerleading practice almost every day. I am very athletic, I enjoy swimming and biking. I really like learning new things to expand my horizon. I really like playing board-games. We often play board-games with the whole family when we are on vacation. My friends also play a major role in my life. We meet once a month to go to dinner together - just to catch up and have fun. We do fun activities together - we go bowling, climbing, swimming, going to the movies, or having a picnic. I care a lot about my friends and I wish everyone to be happy. I cannot wait to be an exchange student in the US. I would appreciate it if you considered me as your guest student.

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Sonia (17)

female, ITALY

Languages: Italian, English, French
Siblings: Older brother
Mother: Accountant
Father: Manager of a Furniture Company
Religion: Not Involved
IM014EE S

Interests

I do athletics, my specialty is triple jump, basketball, I love science it is my favorite subject, I love dogs. - SN

Letter to my Host Family

My name is Sonia and I live in Northern Italy. I live with my mom, dad, and brother. I have been working on my parents allowing me to come to America for three years now. I am very determined! I am so excited they are allowing me to come. I am sporty and I train very hard for the triple jump. I used to play basketball also. I am so motivated and determined to experience everything that is new to me. I am very excited for this challenge. I am so grateful for this opportunity and I look forward to meeting you.

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