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  • Pitchayapa from THAILAND
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15187

    Hello! I am Pitchayapa from Thailand, please call me I-Tim. I am 16 years old and entering the 12th grade. I have a B+ Academic Average and am Buddhist willing to attend church weekly. I have 5 people in my family, including my grandmother. My favorite school subjects are computers, art, biology and social studies. I like to spend my free time with my friends and joke around and read and listen to music. My favorite activities are drawing and camping. I love adventure and to travel to other places. I want to be a Diplomat and hope to improve my English skills while in America. I enjoy bicycling, camping, cooking, drawing, gardening, going to movies, hiking, reading, singing, and visiting museums.

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  • Josefine from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15475

    Hello! My name is Josefine, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I have an A- grade average, and I have 6 years of English experience. I also know German. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I enjoy staying active and playing sports. I regularly go to the gym because I want to be fit and strong. I also enjoy watching movies and TV series. I do spend a great deal of time reading, as well. I love the classics. When I am with my family we like to play games, make dinner, watch ice hockey, or have a picnic. I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy American football, cooking, going to movies, ice hockey, ice skating, reading, soccer, and volleyball. (15475)

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  • Elena Teresa from SPAIN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15348

    Hello! My name is Elena, and I'm from Spain. I'll be in grade 10 for my exchange year. I am a B+ student with 10 years of English and scored 8 of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I also have taken 10 years of French. I am non-religious but am willing to attend church weekly. I enjoy debating, going to movies, reading and going to the gym. I like fitness training and want to be a criminologist with the police or FBI. I first became interested in studying abroad when I met a few American friends. I also enjoy shopping at the American shops near a military base in the area where we go for vacations. I've met more American friends there. I think studying in America will be a great opportunity for me to improve my knowledge of your language and culture. I look forward to arriving.

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  • Johanna from GERMANY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15636

    My name is Johanna, and I am from Germany. I am excited to be entering the 11th grade with I study abroad in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I have also studied French for 5 years. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. I love to dance. I practice ballet once a week, and we have performances two or three times a week. I am always open to learning new sports. In the winter I love to go skiing, and in the summer I love to go to the beach. I am currently interested in photography. Thank you for helping my dream of visiting America come true! I enjoy attending sporting events, ballet, crafts, drawing, going to movies, ice skating, photography, reading, singing, skiing-snow, and swimming.

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  • Hiro from JAPAN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15583

    Hello! My name is Hiro, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 3 years of English experience. I'm glad to have this opportunity to study in America because I like the English language very much. I also enjoy nature. I love to look at the sky. It makes me feel relaxed. My favorite things are cooking, listening to music, and drawing pictures. I'm also interested in skiing, ice skating, and dancing. My dream for the future is to be an interpreter. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy cooking, horseback riding, individual sports, martial arts, current events, attending theater, aerobic exercising, ballet dancing, camping, chess/backgammon, and classical music. (15583)

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  • Ella-Maarit from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15613

    My name is Ella. I am from Finland. I am excited to be attending the 12th grade when I come to the United States. I am an A- average student with 8 years of English experience. I also have studied Swedish for 7 years. I am Evangelical Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church monthly. In my free time I usually hang out with my friends or different kinds of sports. I have participated in competitive swimming for 7 years now. Swimming is a big part of my life. I also enjoy music, summer, traveling, hiking, surfing, going to the gym, writing, cultural experiences, road trips, and Italian food. I love learning new things, and I can’t wait to learn more about America! I enjoy camping, cooking, going to movies, hiking, popular music,running, sailing, skiing-snow, swimming

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  • Amalie from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15464

    Hello! My name is Amalie, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I have a B+ grade average, and I have 7 years of English experience. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I really like to be active in sports. In my spare time I play soccer at our local sports club. After school every day I like to hang out with my friends and watch TV. My family and I are also very close. We talk and laugh a lot together. We also like to play quiz games with each other. I am really looking forward to visiting the US! I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy drama, gymnastics, hiking, photography, running, skiing - snow, skiing - water, snowboarding, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. (15464)

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  • Friederike Lisa from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15223

    Hello! I'm Friederike Lisa, and I am from Germany. I'm excited about coming to America for my 10th grade. I am a B+ student with 4 years of English and scored 7 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I have also studied French 5 years. I am Protestant but am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I enjoy many activities, such as American football, archery, attending sporting events, basketball, bicycling, cooking, going to movies, hiking, ice skating, popular music, reading, roller blades, skiing - snow, skiing - water, soccer, swimming, and volleyball. Sports are very important and I would like to experience more while in the US. I have rabbits as pets as well.

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  • Erika from JAPAN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15562

    Hello! My name is Erika, and I am from Japan. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A average grade student, and I have 4 years of English experience. I belong to a dance club at school. We practice a type of dance called, “Lock Dance.” It is very difficult, but I enjoy the challenge. I also play the trumpet as a hobby. My mother has been teaching me how to cook, and I have found that I like cooking a lot. I want to improve in this skill. I like to watch movies on my free time, as well. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy and attending the theater, baseball, martial arts, painting/drawing, playing cards, visiting museums, and watching sports. (15562)

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  • Henni Karoliina from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15284

    Hello! My name is Henni Karoliina, and I am from Finland. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know Swedish and Spanish. I am Evangelical Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. In my free time I work out regularly at the gym. I also work at a café a few times a week. I am very interested in learning more about business and administrative. In the future I would like to run a business of my own. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, ballroom dancing, cooking, drama, going to movies, gymnastics, horseback riding, modern dance, photography, popular music, singing, skiing - snow (15284)

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  • Antia from SPAIN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15421

    Hello! My name is Antia and I am from Spain. I am very excited about coming to the United States for the 11th grade year. I am a A- average student with 12 years of English. I scored an 8 on the English Oral Interview and a 226 on the SLEP. I am a Catholic, but I am willing to attend church with my host family weekly. I am very social, and enjoy meeting new people. I think I will make friends quickly. I enjoy many different activities, but some of my favorites are aerobics, camping, modern dance, painting, and roller blades. One day I hope to go to University, where I would like to study either language or biomedical science. I have never before travelled outside my home country, which is why I am so excited for my year in America. I cannot wait to meet you! (15421)

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  • Gloria from ITALY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15483

    Hello! My name is Gloria, and I am from Italy. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend to my host family's church weekly. My biggest passion in life is the English language. I watch a lot of movies in English to help me improve my pronunciation. I also take lessons from a private tutor. I am also passionate about the American culture. My friends and I love pop music. We like to sing and dance along to the music. I am really looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy bicycling, computers, cooking, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, modern dance, photography, popular music, running, scouts (15483)

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  • Marthe from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15599

    My name is Marthe, and I am from Norway. I am looking forward to entering the 12th grade when I study abroad in your country. My current average grade standing is B+, and I have studied English for 10 years. I have also studied German for 3 years. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I live in a place near both the sea and the mountains, so I have a lot of opportunities to go hiking. I love to spend time with my siblings. We like to play games together, bake, skiing in the winter, and hiking or going to the beach in summer. I also enjoy pets. We have a cat and a dog at our home. I have been to the U.S. before, and visiting your country has made me want to experience it more! I enjoy drama, going to movies, modern dance, popular music, and skiing-snow

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  • Tabea from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15411

    Hello! My name is Tabea, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 9 years of English experience. I also know French. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church on weekly. I adore animals, and I have been a vegetarian since the age of 8. Even though I live in a big city, I still enjoy country life and being surrounded by nature. In my free time I like to read, ride horses, ride my bike, play board games, draw, and write stories. I devote a lot of my time doing volunteer work, much of which is centered around tutoring. I'm very excited to meet you and your family! I enjoy archery, basketball, bicycling, cooking, crafts, horseback riding, photography, popular music (15411)

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  • Rita from SPAIN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15518

    Hello! My name is Rita, and I from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B grade average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also know French and Galician. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. Sports are a very important part of my life. Water sports and dancing are my favorite. I also enjoy reading, hanging out with friends, and drawing. I'm not sure what my career goals will be after I finish school, but I am interested in Humanities. I am thinking of going into journalism or public relations. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, ballet, basketball, computers, cooking, drawing, gardening, gymnastics, modern dance, painting (15518).

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  • Maria from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15532

    Hello! My name is Maria, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B average grade student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also have taken 3 years of French. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I really enjoy spending time with my friends. They mean a lot to me. When we are together we like to talk about daily life and school, go shopping, go to the movies, or just be together. I think laughing is an important part of daily life. I also like to be active in sports, especially gymnastics. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy board/card games, cooking, crafts, going to movies, gymnastics, photography, popular music, reading, running (15532)

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  • Hansine from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15356

    Hi, I'm Hansine from Norway. I'll be in 12th grade for my exchange year. I'm a B student with 8 years of English and scored 8 of 10 in the English Oral Interview. I've also studied Spanish for 3 years. I'm a Protestant and willing to attend weekly services. I enjoy playing board/card games, cooking, going to movies, photography, reading, traveling, singing, and swimming. I also play the flute. I plan to continue my education after high school, but at this time, I'm not sure which career path I will follow. I am really looking forward to spending a year in the US and becoming a part of a new family. I can't wait to start learning first-hand about America's lifestyle, culture, and traditions. I look forward to making many lifelong friendships during my stay, too.

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  • Yuka from JAPAN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15587

    Hello! My name is Yuka, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B average student, and I have 5 years of English experience. I also have studied Chinese for 7 year. I am Buddhist, and I would prefer not to attend my host family's church. I am involved in 3 different clubs at my school: the English club, flower arrangement club, and a business club. I enjoy learning new things, and I also enjoy helping people. My hobbies are taking pictures of nature and reading books. In the future, I would love to pursue a career as an International lawyer. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy ballet, debating, drama, golf, modern dance, skiing - snow, and swimming. (15587)

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  • Kristine from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15600

    My name is Kristine, and I am from Norway. I am looking forward to entering the 12th grade when I study abroad in your country. My current average grade standing is B-, and I have studied English for 10 years. I have also studied German for 3 years and Spanish for 1 year. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love adventures and meeting new people, so I am very excited to have this opportunity to visit the US. I have played handball ever since I was 8 years old. When I am not playing the sport, I judge the younger kid's handball matches. My family and I also love to travel. I really appreciate you welcoming me into your home! I enjoy aerobics, going to movies, running, soccer, volleyball, handball

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  • Kraang Emma Linnea from SWEDEN
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15271

    Hello! My name is Emma and I am from Sweden. I'm excited about starting 12th grade in America. I am an A- student with 8 years of English. I scored an 8 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I have also studied German for 4 years. I am Christian and am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. There are many activities that I enjoy. They include horseback riding, ice hockey, listening to popular music, reading, singing and swimming. I love everything that has to do with sports. Also, I am in a choir. A show choir actually. We do two shows per year with various songs and dances. I can't wait to meet my new host family and start learning about life in America. I hope to make wonderful memories and build many lasting friendships during this year.

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  • Duanwei from CHINA
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15179

    Hi I'm Duanwei a girl from China. I'm entering 11th grade and have an Academic average of A. I am the number one student in my class. I've had 10 years of English and my SLEP score is 53. I don't attend Church but am willing to attend weekly with my host family. I enjoy drama, going to movies, modern dance, popular music, singing, tap dance and most of all reading. I volunteer to help in our school library. I want to become a Doctor after High School. I want to volunteer to help poor people medically. I visited the US last July to study for one month and loved the American culture and want to learn more about the US. I look forward to meeting you. Thank you for your consideration. (15179)

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  • Michalina from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15443

    Hello! My name is Michalina, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I also know German and French. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am a very social person. In my spare time I like to babysit, act, do acrobatics, do homework, and hang out with my friends. I am also a very active person. For as long as I can remember I have been a very fast runner. I love running. I also play soccer and basketball. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, bicycling, board/card games, cooking, drama, going to movies, gymnastics, modern dance, popular music (15443)

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  • Thea from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15522

    Hello! My name is Thea, and I am from Norway. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am an A- grade average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also have taken 3 years of French. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love having new experiences and making new friends. I also enjoy spending time with my family, and I am excited to get to know your family. I am very interested in travel and learning about different cultures. I am currently working part-time at a local café. I enjoy my work there very much. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy basketball, cooking, going to movies, photography, popular music, reading, skiing - snow, soccer, and volleyball. (15522)

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  • Freja from DENMARK
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15468

    Hello! My name is Freja, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I have a B+ grade average, and I have 6 years of English experience. I also know German. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. In my spare time I enjoy playing soccer, rhythmic gymnastics, go to the movies, shopping, and listening to music. I love to read crime and fantasy books. Sometimes I enjoy baking a cake or chocolate cookies. I love to talk in English. It is a beautiful language. I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy cooking, going to movies, horseback riding, modern dance, photography, reading, running, skateboarding, skiing - snow, snowboarding, and soccer. (15468)

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  • Aase May Fagerlid from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15266

    Hello. My name is Aase May Fagerlid, and I am from Thailand. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also have studied German for 3 years. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love to experience new places and cultures. One of my dreams is to travel all over the globe and experience the world. Besides traveling, music is my passion. I love to play the guitar during my spare time. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, ballroom dancing, board/card games, classical music, cooking, drama, going to movies, horseback riding, martial arts, modern dance, nascar (15266)

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  • Emilie from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15337

    Hi! My name is Emilie, I am from Demark. I'm entering the 11th grade and I have an Academic average of a B+ and my SLEP score is 227. I've had 9 years of English and I also speak French and German. I am Christian and I am willing to attend church weekly and monthly with my host family. I live with my parents' younger sister and my dog Nuka,she is a Lasha Apso. Our house is close to the center of town and we can bike or walk to school, in the summer we go to our summer home near the sea. I am a happy, easy going and reliable person. I belong to a fitness center I like to Zumba, Pilates, and Latin mix workouts. When I am not working out we go to the cafes, shopping, stay home or listen to music and watch movies. I enjoy aerobics, computers, cooking, going to movies, photography.(15337)

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  • Maria from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15478

    Hello! My name is Maria, and I am from Norway. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I have an A- grade average, and I have 8 years of English experience. I also know Spanish. I am not affiliated with any religion, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. When I am not at school I usually like to hang out with my friends or my family. I also enjoy playing sports. My passion for photography is continuing to grow, and animals have always been a big part of my life. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy camping, cooking, drama, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, photography, popular music, reading, singing, skiing - snow, soccer, and volleyball. (15478)

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  • Lisa from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15611

    My name is Lisa, and I am from Germany. I will be attending the 11th grade when I come to the US. I am a B average grade student, and I have 8 years of English experience. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I really love animals. Before I got my dog at Christmas, I had 2 guinea pigs. Once a week I volunteer at the elementary school teaching children how to read. During my free time I like to be with my friends. We enjoy doing many things like, ice skating, swimming, and watching different TV series. I have also passionately played the piano for 5 years. I enjoy attending sporting events, ballroom dancing, board/card games, cooking, going to movies, photography, and reading.

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  • Maria from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15635

    My name is Maria. I am from Germany. I will be entering the 10th grade when I study in the US. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I have also studied Latin for 4 years. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. My hobbies include track and field, playing piano, dancing ballet, and all different kinds of sports. Furthermore, I enjoy reading, meeting friends, going to the movies, and listening to music. Sewing is also another big interest of mine. I realize that participating in this exchange program is a great opportunity for me. I am really excited to join your family for 10 months! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, ballet, ballroom dancing, basketball, camping, cooking, crafts, debating, drama.

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  • Anna Sofie from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15531

    Hello! My name is Anna Sofie, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B+ average grade student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also have taken 3 years of German. I am Atheist, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I have been playing the guitar for 2-3 years now, and I also play the ukulele. In my spare time I like to paint and draw. I currently am not involved in any team sports, but I used to play badminton. My friends and I also like to go to the movies together and dance together. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy archery, board/card games, classical music, computers, drawing, going to movies, painting, popular music, singing, visiting museums (15531)

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  • Emma from FINLAND
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15553

    Hello! My name is Emma, and I am from Finland. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B grade average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I am Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. Some of my favorite activities are hiking, enjoying nature, animals, and taking pictures of nature. I like music, and I often go to concerts. My favorite music genres are rock and pop. When I have free time I like to spend time with my friends. We enjoy going to the movies together. I read a lot, and my favorite books are biographies. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, basketball, camping, cooking, crafts, drawing, going to movies (15553)

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  • Seika from JAPAN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15580

    Hello! My name is Seika, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 2 years of English experience. I belong to the lacrosse club at school. I really enjoy being a member of this club. I love ballet. I take lessons twice a week, and have been doing so for 11 years. I also enjoy reading books. I usually read two books a week. When I spend time with my family we like to go camping. We have been camping on a regular basis since I was young. I am very interested in learning about American culture. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy ballet dancing, baseball, classical music, collecting stamps, cooking, individual sports, indoor games, jogging, and martial arts. (15580)

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  • Ophelia from ITALY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15630

    My name is Ophelia. I am from Italy. I will be entering the 12th grade when I attend school in America. My grade average is a B+, and I have 11 years of English experience. I also have studied French for 3 years. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family’s church monthly. I like practicing several sports: volleyball, ice skating, swimming, horseback riding. I also love to travel. I’ve been to many different countries. One interest that I am passionate about is visiting museums, especially if there is a painting exhibition. I consider this exchange program a great opportunity. I enjoy archery, attending sporting events, ballet, ballroom dancing, board/card games, camping, chess, classical music, cooking, crafts, drama, drawing, gardening, going to movies

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  • Elin from SWEDEN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15535

    Hello! My name is Elin, and I am from Sweden. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school years in America. I am an A- average grade student, and I have 10 years of English Experience. I also have 5 years of experience in Spanish. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I have been on vacation before to the U.S., and I literally fell in love with the country. I enjoy the society, the culture, and the people. I can't wait to study abroad to develop myself. During my free time I like to hang out with my friends and family, study, and go to the gym. I also enjoy horseback riding. I am really looking forward to visiting the U.S. again. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy computers, going to movies, horseback riding, photography (15535)

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  • Josephine from DENMARK
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15470

    Hello! My name is Josephine, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I have a B+ grade average, and I have 6 years of English experience. I also know French. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I am a very busy person, but in my spare time I love to hang out with my friend. I have a job at McDonald's that I go to twice a week. I am also very active. I play soccer 4-5 times a week on the Varsity team. I love to cook healthy food and eat it, too. I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, cooking, going to movies, running, sailing, singing, skiing - water, soccer, and volunteerism. (15470)

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  • Iida from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15477

    Hello! My name is lida, and I am from Finland. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I have a B grade average, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know Swedish. I am Evangelical Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am always going somewhere or doing something. In my free time I like to cheerlead and coach junior cheerleading. I do this almost every day of the week. I love gymnastics, as well. When I am with my friends and family we usually go shopping, go to the movies, or out to eat. I am really looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, cooking, going to movies, gymnastics, popular music, running, snowboarding, and volunteerism. (15477)

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  • Celine from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15240

    Hello! My name is Celine, and I am from Norway. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also know Spanish and German. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. My family and I enjoy spending time together. One of our favorite things to do is to play card and board games. In my spare time I play handball, and I love it. I am vice president of our team. When I am not playing handball I like to hang out with friends, go to the movies, and work out. I also enjoy animals, and I play the guitar. I can't wait to visit the US. I'm looking forward to meeting you! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, going to movies, and popular music. (15240)

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  • Supichaya from THAILAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15232

    Hello! I'm Supichaya, and I am from Thailand. I'm excited about coming to America for my 11th grade. I am a B+ student with 9 years of English and scored 7 out of 19 on my English Oral Interview. I am a Buddhist but am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I enjoy ballet, cooking, drama, drawing, fishing, going to movies, photography, popular music, singing, snowboarding, tap dance, and tennis. I have a dog as a pet and I play the piano. I want to be a lawyer after I graduate from high school. My nickname is "Asia", and I love school activities. I headed a fundraiser that drew 1700 people and we raised money.

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  • Rafaela Eduarda from BRAZIL
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15610

    My name is Rafaela, and I am from Brazil. I will be attending the 11th grade when I come to the US. I am a B average grade student, and I have been studying English for 5 years. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. My favorite hobby is shopping. I love to shop for clothes and shoes. I love winter and the cold. I've never seen snow before, but I would love to see it for the first time! I hope this experience in the exchange program will let me accumulate a lot of knowledge. I look forward to seeing new things, new places, new people, and experiencing a different lifestyle. I enjoy ballet, cooking, horseback riding, ice hockey, martial arts, photography, skiing - snow, snowboarding, tennis, and volleyball.

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  • Minami from JAPAN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15558

    Hello! My name is Minami, and I am from Japan. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A grade average student, and I have 5 years of English experience. I like to participate in sports during my free time. I belong to the basketball club at my school as well as the tennis club. I like playing basketball the best. I also enjoy spending time with my family. I have one brother. I have a dog named, Musashi. I love my family very much. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy tennis, popular music, baseball, cooking, cycling, going to the movies, horseback riding, jogging, photography, sailing, sewing, swimming, volleyball, and watching sports. (15558)

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  • Maria from SPAIN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15551

    Hello! My name is Maria, and I am from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 12 years of English experience. I have also studied German for 8 years. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love to travel and I have had the opportunity to travel to many different places. When I spend time with my friends we enjoy watching sports together. I also like to go water skiing and go to the beach. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy archery, attending sporting events, computers, fishing, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, modern dance, photography, popular music, reading, roller blades, running, sailing, skiing - snow (15551)

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  • Natalia from SPAIN
    Age: 14 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15565

    Hello! My name is Natalia, and I am from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A- average grade student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also have studied French for 3 years. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I really enjoy both watching and playing sports, especially volleyball. I am on a volleyball team. I love taking care of babies and children. It is a lot of fun. After school, I am considering becoming a surgeon or a writer for a successful newspaper. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, baseball, bicycling, board/card games, camping, computers, cooking, debating, drawing, gardening (15565)

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  • Clara from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15617

    My name is Clara. I am from Denmark. I am excited to be entering the 11th grade when I study in the United States. I am a B+ average student with 6 years of English experience. I also have studied German. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. I really enjoy being physically active, and I love participating in sports in my spare time. I especially love flat water kayaking. I am a member of the local kayaking club, and I train 4-6 times per week. I also really enjoy skiing, and I have been on a skiing vacation every years since I was 5 years old. I look forward to witnessing all the great culture differences in America. I enjoy attending sporting events, cooking, going to movies, photography, popular music, running, skiing-snow, and volleyball

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  • Reira from JAPAN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15578

    Hello! My name is Reira, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A average student with 4 years of English experience. One of my passions is the saxophone. I play the alto sax, the tenor sax, and the baritone sax. I have also served on the student's association at my school for two years as a class representative. My favorite subjects in school are music and P.E. After I graduate from school, I would like to become a physiotherapist. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy ballet dancing, basketball, chess/backgammon, cooking, dancing, jogging, painting/drawing, playing an instrument, soap operas, social dancing, and the symphony. (15578)

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  • Amanda from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15536

    Hello! My name is Amanda, and I am from Norway. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I also have studied French for 3 years. When I have free time I like to work out, hang out with my friends, listen to music, and read. Some of my other interests are writing, taking walks with my friends, and learning to skateboard. I am very interested in traveling, and I hope to travel the world one day. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, board/card games, camping, computers, cooking, drama, fishing, going to movies, golf, hiking (15536)

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  • Sophia Lykke from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15453

    Hello! My name is Sophia, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am a B average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know French. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. School keeps me very busy, but when I am not at school I usually am playing golf. It really gives me a lot of enjoyment. I am really interested in other languages, cultures, and people. After I finish school I plan to go to Business school and study Global Marketing. I am very excited to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, bicycling, debating, going to movies, golf, popular music, reading, singing, snowboarding, and volunteerism. (15453)

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  • Ditte from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15405

    Hello! My name is Ditte, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am a B average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I also know German. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am a very active girl and I enjoy a lot of different activities. Some of those activities are drama, badminton, dancing, football, skiing, and gymnastic. Gymnastics is my favorite. I also enjoy writing novels and songs, and discussing and analyzing different literature. I play a little piano, too. I am really looking forward to coming to America, and I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, baseball, camping, drama, drawing, gymnastics (15405)

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  • Maria from SPAIN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15502

    Hello! My name is Maria, and I am from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B- average grade student, and I have 12 years of English experience. I also know French. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love to talk and to spend time with people. Traveling and learning about other cultures is a passion of mine. Some other things I enjoy are children, snow, and food! I consider myself an active girl. I enjoy different sports like tennis and baseball. I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy american football, baseball, board/card games, cooking, crafts, drama, drawing, going to movies, ice skating, modern dance, painting, photography, popular music, reading (15502)

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  • Laura from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15397

    Hello! My name is Laura, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year in America. I am a B average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also speak French. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend church weekly and holidays with my host family. In my free time I love to play the guitar, enjoy listening to music and I also like to sing but not in front of people. I like going to school and my favorite subjects are English and math. I can sometimes be shy, until I get to know you. I am a positive, warm and caring person. I am looking forward to spending a year and making memories with my host family I enjoy going to movies, popular music, singing, and tennis. (15397)

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  • Paola from ITALY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15516

    Hello! My name is Paola, and I am from Italy. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also have studied French for 8 years and Spanish for 3 years. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I am really curious to know more about American culture and lifestyle. I love listening to music, and I also love going to the movies. Sometimes I like to go for walks at the park, go out with friends, and visit museums or exhibitions. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, ballet, drama, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, modern dance, photography, reading, swimming (15516)

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  • Marte from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15602

    My name is Marte, and I am a 16 year old girl from Norway. I will be entering the 12th grade when I study abroad in your country. My current average grade standing is B, and I have studied English for 8 years. I have also studied Spanish for 3 years. I am Protestant, I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. During my free time I enjoy being with my friends and family, or working out. I play on the local handball team as the Keeper. I have played this sport since the 4th grade. When I come to the USA, I will, of course, take with me a lot of picture so you can see that there are no polar bears in the streets here, but also to prove that we are exactly as tall as you think! I enjoy attending sporting events, going to movies, popular music, and volleyball.

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  • Thea Martine from NORWAY
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15548

    Hello! My name is Julie, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B grade average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I have also studied German for 3 years. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I like school a lot because I enjoy learning. In my spare time I have a job at a baker's shop. I also babysit for a family with 4 children. Besides school and work, I like to spend time with my friends. We like to watch movies, hang out and talk, and go to cafes. I love to cook, and I really like cooking healthy food. I am not involved in any sports right now, but I do enjoy running and hiking in nature. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! (15548)

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  • Oona Johanna from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15391

    Hello! My name is Oona, and I am from Finland. I am excited to be entering my 11th grade year in America. I am a B+ average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. School and my social life take up a lot of my time, but when I do have free time I like to Jog, read, and play volleyball. My passions in life are traveling and adventure. The US has been close to my heart for as long as I can remember. I am very grateful to be going there soon. I'm looking forward to experience of learning more about the American culture, and I hope to share some of my Finnish culture with you. I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy sporting events, drama, going to movies, hiking, popular music,volleyball (15391)

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  • Beatriz Maria from BRAZIL
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15339

    Hello! My name is Beatriz, but you can call me Bia. I am from Brazil. I am very excited to come to America for my 11th grade year. I am an A average student, and I have 5 years of experience in English. I am Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I enjoy a lot of different activities. Some of my favorite activities are basketball, swimming, gymnastics, and dance. Watching movies, TV, reading, and listening to music is also fun for me. I am very happy to be able to come to America and create some good memories with you and your family! I enjoy american football, ballet, baseball, basketball, bicycling, camping, computers, cooking, debating, drama, drawing, going to movies, gymnastics, ice hockey, ice skating, modern dance, painting, photography, reading(15320)

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  • Marie from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15251

    Hello! My name is Marie, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know German. I am Protestant Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I care about staying healthy. Therefore, I am very active. I dance and climb once a week. I also cycle every day. I enjoy cooking, especially baking. I'm also creative. I like to draw, paint, and read books. I am looking forward to coming to the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy board/card games, camping, cooking, crafts, debating, drama, drawing, going to movies, hiking, modern dance, painting, photography, popular music, reading, running, sailing, skiing - snow, and skiing - water. (15251)

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  • Leah from GERMANY
    Age: 14 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15241

    Hello! My name is Leah, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 9th grade school year in America. I am a B average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I also know French. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. In my free time I like to play tennis. I play on a team, but I also enjoy playing for fun with friends. I also take ballet lessons once per week. When my friends and I hang out we spend a lot of time swimming, shopping, going to the movies, and listening to music. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, ballet, ballroom dancing, cooking, drama, going to movies, modern dance, photography, popular music, reading, singing, tennis, and volunteerism. (15241)

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  • Aoi from JAPAN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15557

    Hello! My name is Aoi, and I am from Japan. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A grade average student, and I have 2 years of English experience. I have always loved sports. I currently am in a badminton club. I also am a relay runner, and I like archery and horseback riding. When I have free time I enjoy making cakes. When I was a school girl, I learned the tea-ceremony and the classical Japanese dancing. I would love to show you this dance. I also l like to sing. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy Aerobic exercising, American football, attending theater, camping, collecting stamps, fishing, ballet dancing, basketball, chess, cooking, current events, cycling, jogging, soccer, and social dancing(15557)

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  • Ingvild from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15364

    Hello There! My name is Ingvild, I am from Norway. I'm entering the 12th grade and I have an Academic average of an A. I've had 5 years of English and I am Protestant and I am willing to attend church weekly and on holidays with my host family. I also speak French and play the piano. My parents and my siblings live near the sea, with trees and grass around us, but with the big city with all its cafes and cinemas nearby. I'm a social person who loves to have people around me but I also need my own space. I exercise a lot and I love every type of sport but my favorite is handball. I also deliver newspapers and been a referee for handball part-time. I enjoy basketball, debating, going to movies, popular music, reading, running, skiing - snow, soccer, and swimming. (15364)

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  • Nicoline from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15525

    Hello! My name is Nicoline, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also have studied German for 4 years. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I do not think there is anything better than sitting together on a Sunday with my family and watching movies. I love spending time with my family, and I am looking forward to spending time with your family. I also enjoy animals. I have a dog named, Teis, and two cats named, Pler and Rita. After school, I would like to study to become a vet. I can't wait to visit the US. I am looking forward to meeting you!

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  • Kristine from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15615

    My name is Kristine, and I am from Denmark. I am looking forward to attending the 11th grade when I visit America. I am a B+ average student with 5 years of English experience. I also have studied German for 3 years. I am Protestant Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. I have a brother whom I am very close with. I enjoy spending time with my family. I also have some great friends. Together we enjoy talking, listening to music, shopping and eating. When I have free time I like to run, go to the gym, play guitar, watching movies, and reading. I am excited to be spending a wonderful year with you! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, cooking, crafts, debating, drawing, going to movies, photography, popular music, reading, skiing-snow, and swimming.

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  • Vilma Minette from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15407

    Hello! My name is Vilma, and I am from Finland. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am a B average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. There are many different activities I like to do. Some of this include snowboarding, skiing, jogging, going to the gym, soccer and drawing. When I am with my mom we like to play board games and sometimes we go out to see a movie. I am currently studying to become a beautician as well as taking my regular high school courses. I am very excited to come to America and to meet you and your family! I enjoy baseball, bicycling, camping, cooking, debating, drama, fishing, going to movies, gymnastics, hiking, ice skating, (15407)

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  • Ana Karen from MEXICO
    Age: 14 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15633

    My name is Ana Karen, and I am from Mexico. When I attend school in the States I will be entering the 10th grade. I am an A- grade average student, and I have 8 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. I enjoy cooking, especially desserts. I also like ballet, going to the theater, going to the movies, watching TV series, running, and helping people. I am good at teamwork, and I love learning about different cultures. My family and my friends are very important to me, and I enjoy spending time with them. I am very grateful for this opportunity to study in America! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, ballet, bicycling, camping, cooking, crafts, gardening, going to movies, hiking, popular music, reading, running.

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  • Saskia from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15409

    Hello! My name is Saskia, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am a B average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I am evangelical, and I am willing to attend my host family's church on holidays. One my favorite activities is trampoline jump. I have won the national championship in trampoline jumping many times. I'm really sporty, adventurous, and action loving. The next sport I would like to learn is surfing. I also like to hang out with my friends and go shopping or just laugh together. It has always been a dream for me to go to the USA. I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy gymnastics, and skiing - water, aerobics, bicycling, reading, baseball, camping, hiking, photography, basketball (15409)

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  • Ida Marie from DENMARK
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15460

    Hello! My name is Ida Marie, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year in America. I have an A- grade average, and I have 8 years of English experience. I also know German and French. I am Christian Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love being with my friends. Together we like to talk, walk our dogs, or bake together. In the summertime we enjoy swimming in the sea, and in the wintertime we like to go ice skating. I love to cook and especially to bake. Twice a week I work at a small organic shop after school. I am really looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy board/card games, cooking, debating, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, popular music, skiing - water, swimming (15460)

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  • Andrea from SPAIN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15462

    Hello! My name is Andrea, and I am from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade year in America. I have a B grade average, and I have 10 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love being with my friends. My favorite hobbies are cooking, ice skating, tennis, modern dance, and skiing. I also love spending time with my family. I like to bake cakes with my mom. I also enjoy being with my friends. Together we enjoy going shopping, going to the movies, eating out, visiting new places, and playing sports. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, board/card games, camping, cooking, crafts, fishing, gardening, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, modern dance (15462)

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  • Julie from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15595

    My name is Julie. I come from the country of Denmark. I will be in the 11th grade when I study abroad in your country. I am a B average grade student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I have also studied German for 3 years and Spanish for half a year. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I have a big family, and I love spending time with them. I really enjoy being outside and surrounded by nature. My family and I love to travel, and we often go to Austria to ski. I love to go camping in the summer. Meeting new people is one of my favorite things! I enjoy attending sporting events, basketball, bicycling, board/card games, camping, going to movies, hiking, photography, popular music, running, and skiing - snow.

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  • Julie from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15366

    Hello! My name is Julie, I am from Denmark. I'm entering the 11th grade and I have an Academic average of a B. I've had 7 years of English and I also speak German. I am Christian and I am willing to attend church weekly and holidays with my host family. My family consist of my parent, younger sister and our dog whose name is Bounty. I am excited to spend a year in America getting to know the culture and the people. I speak English, German and just learning to play the piano. I am out going, hardworking, ambitious and I like a challenge. When I finish school, I would like get into fashion or journalism beacause I like to write.

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  • Beatriz from SPAIN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15419

    Hello! My name is Beatriz and I am from Spain. I am so excited about coming to spend my 11th grade year in America! I am a A average student with 12 years of English. I scored an 8 on the English Oral Interview and a 233 on the SLEP. I am a Catholic, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly if so desired. I enjoy school, and am especially excited to study in the US. One day, I hope to go to college to study to become and engineer. I also enjoy many different activities and have many hobbies. Some of my favorites are: modern dance, popular music, sailing, snow skiing, tennis, and volunteerism. I also have a goal to travel as many places as I can, just another reason why I am so happy to be coming to America. I cannot wait to meet you! (15419)

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  • Mette from DENMARK
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15430

    Hello! My name is Mette and I am from Denmark. I am so excited to spending my 11th grade year in America. I am a B average student with 7 years of English. I scored a 9 on the English Oral Interview and a 265 on the SLEP. I am a Lutheran and am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I enjoy many hobbies, but some of my favorites are: board/card games, going to movies, photography, reading, writing, and playing the piano. One of my goals in life is to publish a book. Once I graduate high school I want to work with books and the media in some way. I also love traveling, and have done a fair bit with my family and school within Europe. Coming to America will be a completely new experience for me, and I cannot wait to meet you and your family. (15430)

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  • Sarah Olsen from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15304

    Hello, my name is Sarah, and I'm from Denmark. I'll be in grade 11 when I come to America for my exchange year. I'm a B+ student with 7 years of English (plus 3 of German), and I received 9 of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am a Christian and am willing to attend services weekly with my host family. Some activities I enjoy are attending sporting events, cooking, going to movies, popular music, singing, snow skiing, and handball. I like languages and want to see if I can three languages on A levels after high school. I am considering a career as a language officer in the army or as a policewoman. I'm excited about coming to your country and living as part of an American family. I hope to bond with my hosts and make lifelong friendships while I learn about your culture and traditions.

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  • Frederikke from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15318

    Hello. My name is Frederikke, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B grade average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also have studied German for 3 years. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I have been playing volleyball for 6 years now, and I really enjoy it. It's fun to play, and through it I have found some great friends. I also enjoy skiing and sailing. These are activities I have done since I was little. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy camping, classical music, debating, drama, going to movies, gymnastics, hiking, photography, popular music, reading, sailing, singing, skiing - snow, swimming, and volleyball. (15318)

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  • Elena from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15417

    Hello! My name is Elena, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade year with you in America. I am a B average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know French and Russian. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church on weekly. It is important for my host family to know that I am vegetarian. I like to do many different activities. Some of my favorites are dancing, swimming, reading, roller skating, and skiing. I love taking care of and playing with small children. I am very much looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy aerobics, bicycling, cooking, drama, going to movies, gymnastics, ice skating, modern dance,reading, roller blades, skiing - snow, and swimming (15416)

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  • Puttita from THAILAND
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15234

    Hello! My name is Puttita and I am from Thailand. I'm excited to enter 12th grade in America. I am a B+ student with 10 years of English and I scored a 7 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am Buddhist but am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. There are many activities that I enjoy. They include cooking, going to movies, ice skating, photography and popular music. I can play the piano and I am learning to play the violin. Music is very important to me and I love going to live concerts. I can't wait to meet my new host family and start learning about life in America. I hope to make wonderful memories and build many lasting friendships during this year.

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  • Chiho from JAPAN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15579

    Hello! My name is Chiho, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A average student with 6 years of English experience. I belong to the brass band club at my school. I play the trumpet. We often play Japanese pop music and classical music. I also like playing sports. I have a pet dog at home, and I enjoy playing with him after school. I like to watch foreign TV shows and movies. I am very interested in other cultures. After I finish school, I would like to work with UNICEF and help many poor children. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending theater, ballet dancing, basketball, camping, classical music, cooking, current events, cycling, debating, fashion, fishing, tennis (15579)

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  • Pakjira from THAILAND
    Age: 14 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15147

    Hi my name is Pakjira and I am from Thailand. My nickname is Ant. I am entering the 10th grade and have and academic average of a B+ I had 9 years of English and my SLEP score is 55. I play these musical instruments, Ukulele and Violin. I am Buddhist and willing to attend weekly and Holidays with my host family. My interest are Bicycling, Cooking, Camping, Photography and visiting museums. I live with my parents and oldest sister, and we like to go to many places, example: the sea, zoo, and shopping. I also like to make new friends from different countries. When I have free time I like to cook,it helps me relax. I also like to listen to music. When I finish school I would like to go to an engineer school and study aboard to improve my English. Thank You for your kindness.

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  • Mooktapa from THAILAND
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15162

    Hello! I am Mocky from Thailand. I will be in the 11th grade when I study in the USA. My academic average is an A, I have taken English lessons for 13 years. I am Buddhist, but I am willing to attend your church weekly. I enjoy basketball, bicycling, board/card games, camping, classical music, computers, drawing, going to movies, reading, swimming, and visiting museums. I consider myself easy to get along with. I think I will adapt easily to a new environment and will follow the rules. I can do most things by myself, and I will try to help you with anything that I can. I promise to not cause any trouble for you. Although we don't know each other yet, I am looking forward to living with you and have a great time making memories, and you becoming my "American" family forever!

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  • Gabriella Maria from BRAZIL
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15590

    My name is Maria, and I am from Brazil. I am excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ average grade student, and I have 11 years of English experience. I also have studied Spanish for 4 years and Italian for 1 year. I am Roman Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I like to participate in a lot of church activities. I love pets! My family and I have two small dogs named, Lola and Mili. When I am with my friends we like to meet at the shopping center and watch a movie or eat together. I like to travel, go to the beach, and visit parks. I enjoy ballet, bicycling, church activities, computers, cooking, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, modern dance, photography, popular music, reading, singing, swimming, tennis

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  • Momoka from JAPAN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15586

    Hello! My name is Momoka, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A average student, and I have 4 years of English experience. I also have studied French for 1 year. I have a sister who is 2 years younger than me, and I love spending time with her. My hobbies are dancing, listening to music, and eating delicious foods. I have attended dance school for 12 years. I studied Ballet and Jazz there. I love dancing because I believe it makes both the audience and the dancer happy. I would like to share my Japanese culture with you, and in return I would love to learn more American culture. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy American football, soccer, attending theater, baseball, and symphony. (15586)

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  • Laura from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15465

    Hello! My name is Laura, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I have a B grade average, and I have 5 years of English experience. I also know French. I am non-denominational, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I really enjoy listening to music. I also enjoy going out dancing with my friends. I love a lot of other activities like volleyball, handball, ice skating, jogging, or walking with friends and their dogs. I spend a lot of time with my friends. I also am a class representative at my school. I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy basketball, board/card games, going to movies, ice skating, popular music, roller blades, skiing - snow, and volleyball. (15465)

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  • Sarah from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15340

    Hi! My name is Sarah, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year in America. I am a B average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know German. I am Christian and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. My biggest passion in life is soccer. I play on an elite level and I am looking forward to playing in America. I love all sports, though, as I am really athletic. I like to be outdoors, and I like to experience new things. I also love to listen to popular music.I don't have a rhythm or tone in my body, but I can at least appreciate music! I cannot wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy attending sporting events, drawing, popular music, and soccer. (15340)

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  • Laura from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15515

    Hello! My name is Laura, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B grade average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I also have taken 3 years of German and 1 year of French. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I really enjoy bike riding. I ride my bike every day to school. After school I usually do my homework and then work. I work at a grocery store and at a sports center. When I want to relax I read a book, watch TV, and I love to laugh. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy board/card games, camping, computers, going to movies, gymnastics, modern dance, popular music, sailing, and soccer. (15515)

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  • Nirintana from THAILAND
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15183

    Hello. My name is Nirintana, and I am from Thailand. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A grade average student, and I have 9 years of English experience. I also have studied Chinese for 2 years, and French for 2 years. I am Buddhist, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I like to read books, listen to music, paint pictures, and learn new things. I like dogs and cats because I think they are cute. I love to watch cartoons, especially Mickey Mouse. I hope to visit Disneyland someday. In the future, I would love to have a career as an ambassador. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, ballet, ballroom dancing, bicycling, camping, classical music, computers, cooking, drama (15183)

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  • Tingting from CHINA
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15456

    Hello! My name is Tingting, and I am from China. My English name is Ivy. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 9 years of English experience. I do not have any religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I like to participate in sports, especially basketball. I'm also good at track and field, and I have passed level 9 in Karate. On the weekends, I like to spend my time doing outdoor activities. Some of my favorites are climbing mountains, picnics on the beach, and hanging out with my friends. I do love animals, but I am frightened of big dogs. I am looking forward to meeting you! I enjoy attending sporting events, ballet, basketball, bicycling, camping, computers, drawing(15456)

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  • Claudia from SPAIN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15153

    Entering Grade: 11 Academic Average: A Years of English: 10 English Oral Interview: 8 SLEP: 230 Program Duration: Academic Year Religion: Catholic Willing to attend: Weekly Hello! I am Claudia from Spain. I am very excited to be joining your family for my 11th grade of school. I am an A average student, with 10 years of English, and I received an 8 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am Catholic, but I am willing to attend your church with you weekly. I go by Clau, I like this better. I hope that I will have older siblings in my host family. I love pets of all kinds. I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, camping, cooking, going to movies, hiking, ice skating, modern dance, photography, reading, and tennis. I can't wait to meet you and become part of your family!

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  • Ellen from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15603

    Hi! My name is Ellen, and I am from Norway. It has always been a dream of mine to travel to America! I will be entering the 12th grade when I study abroad in your country. My current average grade standing is B, and I have studied English for 10 years. I have also studied German for 3 years and Italian for 1 year. I am Atheist, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I'm blessed to have so many good friends. We like to go to the movies together, play games, or just talk. In my spare time I like to go to the gym or work at one of my two cleaning jobs. I hope to move to America in the future, so this experience of studying abroad is very exciting to me! I enjoy going to movies, painting, reading, singing, skiing - snow, soccer, and volleyball.

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  • Daijin from CHINA
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15371

    Hello! My name is Daijin, and I am from China. You can call me by my English name which is, Sherry. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade year in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I do not practice any religion, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am crazy about music. I love listening to music, but I also love playing the piano. I have no pets at my home, but I do enjoy animals. I am very close with my parents and we treasure the times we share together. I hope to share with you my Chinese culture, and I am excited to meet you and learn about America! I enjoy camping, church activities, classical music, cooking, crafts, fishing, gardening, going to movies, hiking, popular music, reading, singing (15370)

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  • Qinyun from CHINA
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15404

    Hello! My name is Qinyun, but you can call me Doreen. I am from China. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. There are a lot of different activities that I like to do. Some of these include cooking, planting, swimming, singing, and photography. I also consider myself a “foodie”, especially when it comes to desserts. I love to watch American Drama. I also love taking care of and playing with babies. I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy classical music, computers, cooking, crafts, drama, gardening, going to movies, photography, popular music, singing, and swimming (15404)

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  • Marie Stuhr from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15431

    Hello! My name is Marie, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am very busy with school, which I love, but when I do have free time I like to spend it reading, scuba diving, and swimming. I am part of my school's student council, and last year I was president. I have also been a member of my school's chess club for 5 years. I am on a team for Enthusiastic Students where we study mathematics and physics, some of my favorite subjects. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy board/card games, chess, computers, hiking, horseback riding, reading, sailing, singing, swimming (15431)

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  • Maria Svendsen from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15314

    My name is Maria and I am from Norway. I'm entering the 12th grade and I have an Academic average of an A-. I've had 10 years of English. I am Evangelical Lutheran and willing to attend church weekly and holidays with my host family. I am a positive, kind, independent and organized girl. I like to watch movies, computer, shopping, and hanging out with friends. I like helping people and I love animals, but I can be quirky at times. I hope to build a strong relationship with my host family and be left with great memories for the rest of my life I enjoy aerobics, archery, bicycling, board/card games, camping, chess, computers, cooking, crafts, drama, going to movies, gymnastics, horseback riding, ice skating, modern dance, painting, photography, popular music, reading, and running.

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  • Pernille Watvedt from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15614

    My name is Pernille, and I am from Norway. I will be attending the 12th grade when I come to the United States. I am an A- average student with 10 years of English experience. I also have studied Spanish for 3 years. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. One of my biggest passions is volleyball. I also enjoy music, movies, TV series, and books. I am a really big reader; it is one of my biggest interests. I really enjoy spending time with my family as well as my friends. I love learning new things, and I am excited to learn more about the American culture. I would love it if there was another teenager in my host family’s house. I enjoy board/card games, computers, drama, going to movies, popular music, reading, singing, skiing - snow, swimming

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  • Waner from CHINA
    Age: 14 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15597

    My name is Waner, and I am from China. I will be in the 10th grade when I study abroad in your country. I am an A- average grade student, and I have studied English for 9 years. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I like playing piano, and I feel I am really good at it. During my spare time I like to ride my bike and play sports. I really enjoy spending time with my friends. My parents are great role models for me, and I want to be like them in the future. I can't wait to go to America. Meeting you is something I am really looking forward to. I enjoy bicycling, camping, classical music, computers, cooking, drawing, going to movies, modern dance, painting, popular music, reading, singing, swimming, visiting museums, and volunteerism

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  • Edda from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15469

    Hello! My name is Edda, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I have a B+ grade average, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know Spanish. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. It is important for my host family to know that I am a vegetarian. In my free time I like to spend time with my friends and family. They mean a lot to me. I also enjoy sports like hockey and lacrosse. I also tried surfing once,and I really enjoyed it. My best friend and I love to go shopping and out to eat. I am really looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy ballroom dancing, skateboarding, and tennis. (15469)

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  • Ninni from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15542

    Hello! My name is Ninni, and I am from Finland. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 9 years of English experience. I also have studied Swedish for 3 years and French for 2 years. I am Evangelical Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I have wanted to be a doctor since I was a preschooler. I am interested in natural sciences, and I enjoy helping others. I love physical exercise because it gives me energy. I started dancing when I was 4 years old. In the summer I play golf, jog, bicycle, and swim. I am open to learning new sports. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, ballroom dancing, basketball, bicycling, board/card games (15542)

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  • Susanne from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15307

    Hello, my name is Susanne, and I am from Germany. I am excited to spend my 11th grade in America. I am a A- student with 7 years of English, receiving 7 of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I've also studied French for 4 years. I am a Protestant and willing to attend church weekly. My interests include going to movies, popular music, reading, roller blades, and singing. Drawing and painting have been my hobby since childhood. In fact, I hope to become a graphic designer one day. I can't wait to meet you and start learning firsthand about life in America. I hope to make wonderful memories and build many lasting friendships during this year.

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  • Fanny Sophie Svensson from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15591

    My name is Fanny Sophie. I am from Norway. When I attend school in America I will be in the 11th grade. I am a B+ average grade student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also have studied Spanish for 4 years. Although I have no religious affiliation, I am still willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am a very active girl, and I always have something going on. My favorite subjects in school are Theater and Math. My biggest hobby is dancing. I dance ballet, jazz, and musical dance. I also like to sing, cook, workout, and hang out with my friends and family. I think this experience of studying abroad will give me some great memories. I enjoy aerobics, ballet, cooking, drama, going to movies, hiking, modern dance, photography, popular music, singing, and skiing - snow

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  • Katariina from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15336

    Hey there! My name is Katariina, I am from Finland. I'm entering the 11th grade and I have an Academic average of a B. I've had 7 years of English and I also speak Swedish and German. I am Lutheran and I am willing to attend church monthly with my host family. I live in the capital of Finland with my mom and dad, twin brother and our cat whose name is Jasu. I am a kind, social person I can't wait to try new things and make new friends. I like to read, draw, dance and watch movies, my favorite writer is Paolo Coelo. I'm not sure what career I will pursue after I finish school. I enjoy american football, ballet, ballroom dancing, baseball, board/card games, camping, cooking, crafts, drawing, fishing, going to movies, ice hockey, ice skating, modern dance, painting, photography, popular.

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  • Camilla from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15198

    Hello! My name is Camilla and I am from Denmark. I am entering the 11th grade and have an Academic average of a B+. Ive had 6 years of English. I'm a Christian and am willing to attend weekly and monthly with my host family. I speak German and play the piano. I live with my parents and older brother. In my spare time I dance and I have danced for 7 years and I absolutely love it. I've made so many great friends and spend a lot of time together during practice and competitions. I have also tried gymnastics,handball and tennis. I chose America because I have always been interested in the culture. I'm looking forward till we get to know each other and have a great year. I enjoy attending sporting events, bicycling, cooking, going to movies, photography, and popular music. (15198)

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  • Eli Rebekka from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15414

    Hello! My name is Eli Rebekka, and I am from Norway. Most people just call me Eli. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 11 years of English experience. I also know French. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church on weekly. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do, and I am especially interested in visiting the US. The kind of sports that I like are handball, soccer, (rhythmical) gymnastics, and dancing. I also like to spend time with my friends. We like to cook and sing together. Some of my other interests are health, photography, music, design, and movies. I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy attending sporting events, board/card games, cooking, going to movies (15414)

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  • Astrid from NORWAY
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15413

    Hello! My name is Astrid, and I am from Norway. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade year with you in America. I am a B+ average student, and I have 11 years of English experience. I also know Spanish. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church on weekly. I always try to do something fun in my free time like going to the movies, going out to eat, going ice skating, or going shopping at our local mall. I have played handball for 10 years, but mostly I just go hiking, jogging, and exercising at the gym. I've wanted to be a foreign exchange student for a long time now, and I am grateful for the opportunity. I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy attending sporting events, golf, photography, reading, skiing - snow, and volleyball. (15413)

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  • Andrea from ECUADOR
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15629

    My name is Andrea Veronica, and I am from Ecuador. I prefer to be called Vero. When I study abroad in America, I will be entering the 11th grade. My grade average is an A-, and I have 5 years of English experience. I also have studied French for 1 year. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. I play all kinds of sports, but my favorites are volleyball and squash. I consider myself a very friendly and curious person. I like to listen to music all the time. In my free time, I like to spend time with my friends, go to the movies, travel, and camping. I am excited to share some of my culture with you, and to learn more about your culture in return. I enjoy basketball, bicycling, cooking, debating, drama, going to movies, horseback riding, modern dance.

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  • Emilie Renate from NORWAY
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15435

    Hello! My name is Emilie, and I am from Norway. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade year with you in America. I am a B average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also know German. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am not much of a cook, but I do enjoy making food with others. In my spare time I like to play soccer, and I have also been in gymnastics for 9 years. I have a part time job that I share with my sister where we sell newspapers. I am excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, basketball, bicycling, board/card games, camping, church activities, going to movies, photography, popular music, skiing - snow, soccer, visiting museums (15435)

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  • Mianjing from CHINA
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15485

    Hello! My name is Mianjing, and I am from China. My English name is Maggie. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ average student, and I have 8 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend to my host family's church weekly. I have many hobbies such as singing, playing volleyball, and badminton. Above all, singing is my favorite. My dream is to be a singer. My family and I also love to spend a lot of time together. On the weekends, we play badminton together. I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, basketball, bicycling, board/card games, camping, computers, cooking, drama, going to movies, hiking, photography, popular music, reading, singing(15485)

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  • Chanyanuch from THAILAND
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15252

    Hello! My name is Chanyanuch, and I am from China. You can call me Maeya. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I am Buddhist, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. Some of my favorite things to do are playing with animals (especially puppies), watching movies, traveling with my family, dancing, and listening to music. In school, I am on the volleyball team and the cheerleading team. I have a very good relationship with my family, and I enjoy spending time with them. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy bicycling, camping, cooking, drama, going to movies, popular music, singing, skiing - snow, and volleyball. (15252)

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  • Chayakarn from THAILAND
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15227

    Hi my name is Chayakarn but my nickname is Gas. I'm a girl from Thailand entering the 12th grade for the 10 month program. My Academic average is B+ and I've had 13 years of English. I'm Buddhist and willing to attend Church monthly with my host family. I enjoy chess, classical music, cooking, drawing, going to movies, painting, reading, and visiting museums. I live with my parents and younger brother. I love music and play guitar, trombone in the school band and the piano. I like to do things with my friends and help my Father working in our garden. I want to become a Doctor after high school. I hope we will be known soon. (15227)

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  • Janni from DENMARK
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15533

    Hello! My name is Janni, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A- average grade student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also have taken 3 years of German. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am very interested in sports. I have been involved in Track and Field for over 10 years, and I find it very fun. Wall-climbing is another sport that I enjoy. When I hang out with my friends we like to go shopping, go to the movies, or just have a girl's night at home. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy camping, cooking, going to movies, photography, reading, running, scouts, singing, and swimming. (15533)

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  • Chalermrat from THAILAND
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15279

    Hello! My name is Chalermrat and I am from Thailand. You can call me Tien. I'm excited to enter 11th grade in America. I am an A student with 10 years of English. I scored a 7 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am Buddhist but am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. There are many activities that I enjoy. They include ballet, classical music, drawing, going to movies and painting. I enjoy playing badminton with my mother and friends and I am a member of my school's Thai Instruments Club. I can't wait to meet you and start learning about life in America. I hope to make wonderful memories and build many lasting friendships during the year.

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  • Yuting from CHINA
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15389

    Hello! My name is Yuting, but you can call me Candy. I am from China. I am excited to be entering my 11th grade year in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. Dancing is the greatest passion in my life. I practice Chinese dance, ballet, and Latin dance. Last year I took first place in a Latin dance competition. During my free time I enjoy going to the movies, sightseeing, and eating Thai food. I am very enthusiastic about coming to America, and I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy ballet, ballroom dancing, classical music, cooking, drama, modern dance, reading, singing, visiting museums, and volunteerism. (15389)

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  • Jouline from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15442

    Hello! My name is Jouline, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am a B average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love to spend time with my family, especially my little brother. I have been playing tennis for 3 years, and I think it is a lot of fun. When I meet up with my friends we like to go to the movies, go shopping, or just chill. I also help my mom in the garden that we have at our house a lot. I am looking forward to visiting the US! I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, computers, cooking, drama, going to movies, gymnastics, modern dance, photography, popular music, singing (15442)

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  • Elena from SPAIN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15528

    Hello! My name is Elena, and I am from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also have studied French for 3 years. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. My favorite thing to do in my free time is playing sports. I play tennis, mostly, but I enjoy any sport. I also enjoy listening to music and going out with friends. In the summer, I love to go to the beach and play sports there with friends or go on hikes. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, bicycling, board/card games, camping, computers, cooking, going to movies, hiking, horseback riding, ice hockey, ice skating (15528)

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  • Isabella Emilie from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15269

    Hello! I'm Isabella, and I am from Denmark. I'm excited about coming to America for my 11th grade. I am a B+ student with 7 years of English and scored 9 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I have also studied French 3 years. I am a Christian but am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I enjoy attending sporting events, baseball, basketball, bicycling, camping, cooking, drawing, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, photography, popular music, reading, roller blades, running, skateboarding, skiing - snow, snowboarding, and swimming. I have played the guitar foe one year now and enjoy working out with my friends at the gym. When I was younger my biggest passion was baking but I also like cooking dinner.

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  • Carolina from GERMANY
    Age: 14 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15541

    Hello! My name is Carolina, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am a B grade average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also have studied Spanish for 4 years. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I am a very active person. In the summer, I spend as much time as I can outdoors. I like meeting friends, cycling, going shopping, swimming, and listening to music. In the winter I enjoy snowboarding and skiing. I love animals, although I do not have any pets at home. I have played the piano since I was 5 and the cello since I was 9. Music is very important to me. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! (15541)

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  • Jasmin from GERMANY
    Age: 14 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15634

    My name is Jasmin, and I am from Germany. I will be entering the 10th grade when I study in the US. I am a B grade average student, and I have 5 years of English experience. I have also studied French for 4 years. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church monthly. During my free time I like to go horseback riding, drawing, reading, and hanging out with my friends. When I do spend time with my friends we like to go to the movies, go shopping, talk, giggle a lot, cook, watch movies, go climbing, or go swimming. I was once in the USA, and I thought it was amazing. I think it’s a great country, and it is a dream come true to be able to go there again! I enjoy cooking, drawing, horseback riding, roller blades, and swimming.

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  • Beatrice from ITALY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15545

    Hello! My name is Beatrice, and I am from Italy. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B average grade student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also have taken 3 years of Spanish. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I spend most of my time at home studying and reading. School is very important to me because I know it will help me in my future. During my free time I like to go out with my friends. We enjoy shopping and jogging in the park. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy bicycling, board/card games, computers, cooking, drama, drawing, going to movies, gymnastics, ice skating, martial arts, painting, photography, reading, roller blades (15545)

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  • Marie Sandholdt from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15263

    Hello! My name is Marie and I'm from Denmark. I'm excited to start 11th grade in America. I am a B+ student with 7 years of English. I scored a 7 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I have also studied German for 3 years. I am Christian and am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. There are many activities that I enjoy. They include ice skating, reading, snow-skiing, handball and guitar. I play handball 3 times a week and I love science. This year a girl from my science class and myself participated in a science competition. We ended up in the top 10 and won a prize! I can't wait to meet my new host family and start learning about life in America. I hope to make wonderful memories and build many lasting friendships during this year.

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  • Selina from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15474

    Hello! My name is Selina, and I am from Norway. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I have a B grade average, and I have 11 years of English experience. I also know Spanish. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love to meet new people and to experience new things. When I hang out with my friends we like to sing, dance, and workout. I would much rather be doing activities with my family and friends rather than playing on the computer or watching TV. I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, ballroom dancing, cooking, crafts, debating, drama, drawing, going to movies, gymnastics, hiking, ice skating, martial arts, modern dance, photography (15474)

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  • Minori from JAPAN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15628

    Hello! My name is Minori, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be entering the 11th grade when I attend school in America. My grade average is an A-, and I have 12 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. I enjoy reading the newspaper and knowing what is going on in the world. I have a big appetite for reading and writing essays. I also am in love with the English language. My sister has lived in Oklahoma before and I was able to visit her. This is when my love of America and English was first encouraged. I am very excited to visit the States again! I enjoy american football, baseball, basketball, camping, computers, cooking, debating, drama, fishing, going to movies, hiking, horseback riding, modern dance.

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  • Maria from SPAIN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15446

    Hello! My name is Maria, and I am from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 9 years of English experience. I also know French. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church on weekly. I have a very good relationship with my family. We enjoy spending time together. On weekends, we usually watch movies, eat popcorn, go shopping, walk in the mountains, take excursions, and go to mass. I also enjoy staying active by playing badminton. Volunteering with the elderly is also important to me. I am looking forward to coming to the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, ballet, camping, drama, going to movies, horseback riding, modern dance, photography (15446)

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  • Kotona from JAPAN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15559

    Hello! My name is Kotona, and I am from Japan. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A grade average student, and I have 4 years of English experience. I like to participate in sports during my free time. I belong to the basketball club at my school, and I am interested in learning to play soccer. In the future, I would like to work with the United Nations. I am interested in helping refugees, children, and so on. Studying abroad will help me improve my English. This is important for my because of my future career goals. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy basketball, computers, horseback riding, ice skating, playing cards, political groups, soccer, social clubs, American football, and baseball. (15559)

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  • Phichaya from THAILAND
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15192

    Hello! I'm Phichaya, and I am from Thailand. I'm excited about coming to America for my 12th grade. I am a B+ student with 5 years of English and scored 7 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am a Buddhist but am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I enjoy bicycling, camping, computers, cooking, debating, photography, popular music, reading, and singing. I have been playing the Ukulele for a year and enjoy singing along as I play. I consider myself on the shy side but with friends and family I open up with a funny and cheerful personality. I am a single child and live with my mother because my dad passed away when I was little. I love meeting new people from different cultures and exchange ideas. I would like to study International Relations in college.

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  • Maryam from GERMANY
    Age: 14 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15514

    Hello! My name is Maryam, and I from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 4 years of English experience. I also know some French. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I used to compete on a swimming team. I did this for 5 years, but now I do other fitness sports twice a week. I enjoy spending time with my family which includes my Grandparents. They live close by to us, so we visit each other often. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, camping, debating, drama, going to movies, hiking, horseback riding, ice skating, modern dance, sailing, scouts, skiing - snow, skiing - water, snowboarding, and swimming. (15514)

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  • Regina from MEXICO
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15594

    Hi! My name is Regina, and I am from Mexico. I will be in the 11th grade when I study abroad in your country. My average grade standing is an A-. I have 10 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. Running is one of my greatest hobbies. I love to run in the streets and go to races. I also enjoy music, TV series, movies, sports, and cooking. My current career goals are to study Tourism Administration. I would love to share some of my Mexican culture with you, and I would really enjoy learning more about your culture. I expect the best from this exchange program. I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, ballet, board/card games, camping, computers, cooking, photography, popular music, running, singing, soccer, and tennis.

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  • Emelie from SWEDEN
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15622

    My name is Emelie. I am from Sweden. When I attend school in the United States I will be entering the 12th grade. I am a B+ average student with 10 years of English experience. I have also studied French for 4 years. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church on weekly. I like most sport activities. At the moment, I am involved with riding, dancing, and running. I have enjoyed playing soccer in the past. I also love horseback riding. Another interest I have is music. I play piano, and I also sing. I hope to be a link between the Swedish and American society. I am looking forward to telling you how I live in Sweden, and you can teach me how it is to be American. I enjoy drama, horseback riding, popular music, reading, running, singing, skiing-snow, and soccer.

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  • Angelica from BRAZIL
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15627

    My name is Angelica, and I am from Brazil. My friends call me Angel. I will be entering the 12th grade when I attend school in America. I am a B grade average student, and I have 4 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church monthly. I enjoy going out with my friends, listening to music, watching movies, and traveling. I live with my family which includes my older brother and our dog, Mell, and a kitten. I am very close with my family. I am really excited about this exchange program because I am in love with American culture. I think it will be amazing to learn more about your country. I enjoy aerobics, american football, attending sporting events, ballet, bicycling, board/card games, camping, chess, classical music, computers, crafts.

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  • Henna from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15494

    Hello! My name is Henna, and I am from Finland. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 8 years of English experience. I also know Swedish. I am Evangelical Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. Last year, I started studying drama, and I found that I really like it. My favorite subjects are Math, Swedish, and dance. A big part of my life is ice skating. I am on a team of synchronized skating. I also practice ballet and belly dancing. When my friends and I hang out we like to go boating, suntan, and relax in a sauna. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy ballet, gymnastics, ice hockey, ice skating, modern dance, running, skiing - snow, and tennis.(15494)

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  • Suzuno from JAPAN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15561

    Hello! My name is Suzuno, and I am from Japan. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A average grade student, and I have 3 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, and I do not wish to attend church while in the US. One of my hobbies is volleyball. At school I am in the volleyball club. I also enjoy listening to music. I like foreign music very much. I am very curious to learn more about American culture. I am hoping this trip will also help me improve my English. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, baseball, computers, cooking, going to movies, martial arts, modern dance, popular music, reading, visiting museums, and volleyball. (15561)

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  • Elise Mjoeen from NORWAY
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15365

    Hi! My name is Elise, I am from Norway. I'm entering the 12th grade and I have an Academic average of a B. My SLEP score is 227, I've had 8 years of English and I also speak German. I am Protestant and I am willing to attend church weekly and monthly with my host family. We live by the sea, and take advantage of all it has to offer. I like to sing, play the piano and basic guitar. My favorite sports are hand ball and I also play football. In my spare time I like to sit in front of the fireplace and read a book or just relax. I look forward to hearing from you and to building a new relationship with my host family. I enjoy cooking, going to movies, gymnastics, horseback riding, photography, popular music, singing, skiing - snow, and soccer. (15365)

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  • Malin from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15311

    Hello! My name is Malin, but I go by my middle name, Sophie. I am from Germany and will be in grade 11 when I come to America for my exchange year. I have an academic average of B+ and have studied English for 6 years, earning 9 of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am a Protestant Christian and am willing to attend church with my hosts monthly. I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, bicycling, board/card games, camping, church activities, cooking, going to movies, hiking, modern dance, photography, popular music, reading, sailing, scouts, swimming, visiting museums, volunteerism and writing. I'm looking forward to getting to know my host family and the customs and traditions in your American culture. I hope to make some lifelong friends and to share some of my heritage with you.

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  • Mina from JAPAN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15554

    Hello! My name is Mina, and I am from Japan. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A average grade student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, and I do not wish to attend church in America. My biggest hobby is listening to music. My favorite genres are J-Pop and Jazz. I have been playing jazz on the electric organ for 10 years now. I am also learning how to play classical guitar. Recently, I have been very interested in taking photos, and I hope to take many pictures when I visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy bicycling, board/card games, cooking, horseback riding, ice skating, modern dance, popular music, skiing - snow, and soccer. (15554)

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  • Christina from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15177

    Hello! From Denmark, my name is Christina. I will be entering the 11th grade in the USA, and I have a B+ average. I have only studied English for 7 years, however I scored a 10 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am willing to attend church weekly. I enjoy going to movies, ice skating, photography, popular music, roller blades, running, and skiing - snow, I like camping. Every year we meet our family in Sweden and go camping, sleeping in tents, and canoeing. My whole family also enjoys motocross, sometimes on the weekend we will go do motocross. I play handball with my best friends, we are a team. Sometimes on the weekends we play against other teams. I want to go to the USA, because it is such an fascinating country and I want to have an American experience I will remember!

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  • Naja Wen from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15346

    Hello! I'm Naja, and I'm from Denmark. I'll be in grade 11 and am a B+ student. For 7 years I've studied English and I scored 9 of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I like languages and have also studied German for 4 years. I'm Protestant and am willing to attend church weekly. I enjoy bicycling, going to movies, photography, playing badminton, reading, soccer, and visiting museums. I don't specifically know what I want to be in the future, but I've always thought being a vet or a lawyer would be really cool. Right now, I'm just excited about the coming year. I've been working in a supermarket to earn money to use during my exchange year. I look forward to the coming year. I feel it will be helpful in my future and is a great way to get to know another culture and make lifelong friends.

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  • Jin from CHINA
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15191

    Hello. My name is Jin, and I am from China. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 8 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I like to play the piano, play badminton, and watch movies. In the future, I would like to pursue a degree in medicine. I know there a lot of differences between Chinese culture and American culture, but I have been to America before, and I have found the people to be very nice. I really like this country. I am looking forward to visiting again. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy bicycling, board/card games, computers, cooking, reading, and skiing - water. (15191)

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  • Nicoline from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15525

    Hello! My name is Nicoline, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also have studied German for 4 years. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I do not think there is anything better than sitting together on a Sunday with my family and watching movies. I love spending time with my family, and I am looking forward to spending time with your family. I also enjoy animals. I have a dog named, Teis, and two cats named, Pler and Rita. After school, I would like to study to become a vet. I can't wait to visit the US. I am looking forward to meeting you!

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  • Jiajie from CHINA
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15134

    Hi, My name is Jiajie and I am from China. I am entering the 11th grade, my Academic Standing grade is an A I have had 9 years of English and my SLEP score is 50. I am willing to attend church monthly with my host family. I live with my parents and I have a happy loving family. We often sit around the table and talk about politics, economics and cultures. I've learned a lot of truth, that I can't learn in books or schools from our discussions. My family often has dinner together, take tours and go to the movies. I enjoy bicycling, camping, classical music, computers, going to movies, photography, running, and visiting museums. I also know how to play the piano and I like math and am good at it. I want to go to university in America and create my own computer games in the future.

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  • Igor from BRAZIL
    Age: 17 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15609

    My name is Igor. I am from Brazil. I will be attending the 12th grade when I come to the US. I am an A-average grade student, and I have 8 years of English experience. I also have studied Spanish for 5 years. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church on holidays. After school I like to go to the gym. Then at night I usually go out, or I stay home producing electronic music. I would like to make new friends during my stay in America. It would be great if my host family would have children around my age. I enjoy aerobics, american football, attending sporting events, baseball, basketball, bicycling, camping, computers, cooking, fishing, gymnastics, hiking, horseback riding, ice hockey, ice skating, martial arts, nascar, photography, popular music, running

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  • Erika from JAPAN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15562

    Hello! My name is Erika, and I am from Japan. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A average grade student, and I have 4 years of English experience. I belong to a dance club at school. We practice a type of dance called, “Lock Dance.” It is very difficult, but I enjoy the challenge. I also play the trumpet as a hobby. My mother has been teaching me how to cook, and I have found that I like cooking a lot. I want to improve in this skill. I like to watch movies on my free time, as well. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy and attending the theater, baseball, martial arts, painting/drawing, playing cards, visiting museums, and watching sports. (15562)

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  • Taito from JAPAN
    Age: 17 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15491

    Hello! My name is Taito, and I am from Japan. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade year in America. I am an A grade average student, and I have 8 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church on holidays. I love sports, especially soccer. I also like playing tennis, volleyball, and table tennis. I'm a member of the guitar club at my school. After I finish school, I hope to go to University to study international issues. I look forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, baseball, basketball, bicycling, board/card games, chess, classical music, crafts, drama, fishing, going to movies, painting, popular music, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. (15491)

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  • Amalie from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15464

    Hello! My name is Amalie, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I have a B+ grade average, and I have 7 years of English experience. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I really like to be active in sports. In my spare time I play soccer at our local sports club. After school every day I like to hang out with my friends and watch TV. My family and I are also very close. We talk and laugh a lot together. We also like to play quiz games with each other. I am really looking forward to visiting the US! I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy drama, gymnastics, hiking, photography, running, skiing - snow, skiing - water, snowboarding, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. (15464)

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  • Ingvild from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15364

    Hello There! My name is Ingvild, I am from Norway. I'm entering the 12th grade and I have an Academic average of an A. I've had 5 years of English and I am Protestant and I am willing to attend church weekly and on holidays with my host family. I also speak French and play the piano. My parents and my siblings live near the sea, with trees and grass around us, but with the big city with all its cafes and cinemas nearby. I'm a social person who loves to have people around me but I also need my own space. I exercise a lot and I love every type of sport but my favorite is handball. I also deliver newspapers and been a referee for handball part-time. I enjoy basketball, debating, going to movies, popular music, reading, running, skiing - snow, soccer, and swimming. (15364)

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  • Claudia from SPAIN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15153

    Entering Grade: 11 Academic Average: A Years of English: 10 English Oral Interview: 8 SLEP: 230 Program Duration: Academic Year Religion: Catholic Willing to attend: Weekly Hello! I am Claudia from Spain. I am very excited to be joining your family for my 11th grade of school. I am an A average student, with 10 years of English, and I received an 8 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am Catholic, but I am willing to attend your church with you weekly. I go by Clau, I like this better. I hope that I will have older siblings in my host family. I love pets of all kinds. I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, camping, cooking, going to movies, hiking, ice skating, modern dance, photography, reading, and tennis. I can't wait to meet you and become part of your family!

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  • Beatriz Maria from BRAZIL
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15339

    Hello! My name is Beatriz, but you can call me Bia. I am from Brazil. I am very excited to come to America for my 11th grade year. I am an A average student, and I have 5 years of experience in English. I am Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I enjoy a lot of different activities. Some of my favorite activities are basketball, swimming, gymnastics, and dance. Watching movies, TV, reading, and listening to music is also fun for me. I am very happy to be able to come to America and create some good memories with you and your family! I enjoy american football, ballet, baseball, basketball, bicycling, camping, computers, cooking, debating, drama, drawing, going to movies, gymnastics, ice hockey, ice skating, modern dance, painting, photography, reading(15320)

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  • Wenqiaochu from CHINA
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15408

    Hello! My name is Wenqiaochu, and I am from China. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 8 years of English experience. I am not affiliated with any religion, but I am willing to attend my host family's church on holidays. When I have free time I like to play basketball and baseball. I am also very interested in west-coast music, like jazz, blues, and hip hop music. My parents are very important to me and I have a close relationship with them. I am very excited to be visiting America, and I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, baseball, basketball, bicycling, camping, going to movies, hiking, photography, popular music, reading, skiing - snow, and swimming. (15408)

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  • Gabriella Maria from BRAZIL
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15590

    My name is Maria, and I am from Brazil. I am excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ average grade student, and I have 11 years of English experience. I also have studied Spanish for 4 years and Italian for 1 year. I am Roman Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I like to participate in a lot of church activities. I love pets! My family and I have two small dogs named, Lola and Mili. When I am with my friends we like to meet at the shopping center and watch a movie or eat together. I like to travel, go to the beach, and visit parks. I enjoy ballet, bicycling, church activities, computers, cooking, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, modern dance, photography, popular music, reading, singing, swimming, tennis

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  • Elena from SPAIN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15528

    Hello! My name is Elena, and I am from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also have studied French for 3 years. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. My favorite thing to do in my free time is playing sports. I play tennis, mostly, but I enjoy any sport. I also enjoy listening to music and going out with friends. In the summer, I love to go to the beach and play sports there with friends or go on hikes. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, bicycling, board/card games, camping, computers, cooking, going to movies, hiking, horseback riding, ice hockey, ice skating (15528)

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  • Camilla from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15198

    Hello! My name is Camilla and I am from Denmark. I am entering the 11th grade and have an Academic average of a B+. Ive had 6 years of English. I'm a Christian and am willing to attend weekly and monthly with my host family. I speak German and play the piano. I live with my parents and older brother. In my spare time I dance and I have danced for 7 years and I absolutely love it. I've made so many great friends and spend a lot of time together during practice and competitions. I have also tried gymnastics,handball and tennis. I chose America because I have always been interested in the culture. I'm looking forward till we get to know each other and have a great year. I enjoy attending sporting events, bicycling, cooking, going to movies, photography, and popular music. (15198)

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  • Pedro from SPAIN
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15612

    My name is Pedro, I am from Spain. I will be attending the 11th grade when I come to the United States. I am an A average student with 9 years of English experience. I also have studied French for 5 years. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church monthly. I spend most of my free time with my friends playing soccer or going to the cinema. I really love sports, so I practice soccer twice a week. I also practice tennis and basketball. I enjoy pets, although I do not have any at my home currently. I am very excited to be traveling to America! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, baseball, basketball, bicycling, board/card games, cooking, fishing, going to movies, golf, nascar, skiing - snow, soccer, and tennis.

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  • Marie Stuhr from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15431

    Hello! My name is Marie, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am very busy with school, which I love, but when I do have free time I like to spend it reading, scuba diving, and swimming. I am part of my school's student council, and last year I was president. I have also been a member of my school's chess club for 5 years. I am on a team for Enthusiastic Students where we study mathematics and physics, some of my favorite subjects. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy board/card games, chess, computers, hiking, horseback riding, reading, sailing, singing, swimming (15431)

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  • Jong Kun from SOUTH KOREA
    Age: 14 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15242

    Hello! I am Jong Kun from South Korea. I have B academic average and scored a 6 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am willing to attend church weekly. I like to play soccer and watch sports games with my friends. I love many sports, so I want to learn popular American sports. I like animals and have fish at home. I believe attending this exchange student program is one of the best choices in my life. I will do my best to make great memories and learn about American culture. I enjoy American football, attending sporting events, bicycling, chess, going to movies, gymnastics, hiking, photography, popular music, running, soccer, and volunteerism.

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  • Emelie from SWEDEN
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15622

    My name is Emelie. I am from Sweden. When I attend school in the United States I will be entering the 12th grade. I am a B+ average student with 10 years of English experience. I have also studied French for 4 years. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church on weekly. I like most sport activities. At the moment, I am involved with riding, dancing, and running. I have enjoyed playing soccer in the past. I also love horseback riding. Another interest I have is music. I play piano, and I also sing. I hope to be a link between the Swedish and American society. I am looking forward to telling you how I live in Sweden, and you can teach me how it is to be American. I enjoy drama, horseback riding, popular music, reading, running, singing, skiing-snow, and soccer.

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  • Villads from DENMARK
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15393

    Hello! My name is Villads, and I am from Denmark. I am excited to be entering my 11th grade year in America. I am a B+ average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know German and Spanish. I am Lutheran Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I spend most of my free time playing sports with my friends. I like to play soccer, football, and skiing in the winter. I also enjoy music, and I attend a local music school a couple of hours every week. I play the guitar, drums, and the piano. In the spring and summer I work at a local amusement park. I am very much looking forward to meeting you and your family. I enjoy basketball, hiking, ice hockey, popular music, skateboarding, skiing - snow, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. (15393)

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  • Duanwei from CHINA
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15179

    Hi I'm Duanwei a girl from China. I'm entering 11th grade and have an Academic average of A. I am the number one student in my class. I've had 10 years of English and my SLEP score is 53. I don't attend Church but am willing to attend weekly with my host family. I enjoy drama, going to movies, modern dance, popular music, singing, tap dance and most of all reading. I volunteer to help in our school library. I want to become a Doctor after High School. I want to volunteer to help poor people medically. I visited the US last July to study for one month and loved the American culture and want to learn more about the US. I look forward to meeting you. Thank you for your consideration. (15179)

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  • Mette from DENMARK
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15430

    Hello! My name is Mette and I am from Denmark. I am so excited to spending my 11th grade year in America. I am a B average student with 7 years of English. I scored a 9 on the English Oral Interview and a 265 on the SLEP. I am a Lutheran and am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I enjoy many hobbies, but some of my favorites are: board/card games, going to movies, photography, reading, writing, and playing the piano. One of my goals in life is to publish a book. Once I graduate high school I want to work with books and the media in some way. I also love traveling, and have done a fair bit with my family and school within Europe. Coming to America will be a completely new experience for me, and I cannot wait to meet you and your family. (15430)

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  • Andrea from SPAIN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15462

    Hello! My name is Andrea, and I am from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade year in America. I have a B grade average, and I have 10 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love being with my friends. My favorite hobbies are cooking, ice skating, tennis, modern dance, and skiing. I also love spending time with my family. I like to bake cakes with my mom. I also enjoy being with my friends. Together we enjoy going shopping, going to the movies, eating out, visiting new places, and playing sports. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, board/card games, camping, cooking, crafts, fishing, gardening, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, modern dance (15462)

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  • Kristine from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15615

    My name is Kristine, and I am from Denmark. I am looking forward to attending the 11th grade when I visit America. I am a B+ average student with 5 years of English experience. I also have studied German for 3 years. I am Protestant Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. I have a brother whom I am very close with. I enjoy spending time with my family. I also have some great friends. Together we enjoy talking, listening to music, shopping and eating. When I have free time I like to run, go to the gym, play guitar, watching movies, and reading. I am excited to be spending a wonderful year with you! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, cooking, crafts, debating, drawing, going to movies, photography, popular music, reading, skiing-snow, and swimming.

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  • Gloria from ITALY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15483

    Hello! My name is Gloria, and I am from Italy. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend to my host family's church weekly. My biggest passion in life is the English language. I watch a lot of movies in English to help me improve my pronunciation. I also take lessons from a private tutor. I am also passionate about the American culture. My friends and I love pop music. We like to sing and dance along to the music. I am really looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy bicycling, computers, cooking, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, modern dance, photography, popular music, running, scouts (15483)

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  • Emilie Renate from NORWAY
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15435

    Hello! My name is Emilie, and I am from Norway. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade year with you in America. I am a B average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also know German. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am not much of a cook, but I do enjoy making food with others. In my spare time I like to play soccer, and I have also been in gymnastics for 9 years. I have a part time job that I share with my sister where we sell newspapers. I am excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, basketball, bicycling, board/card games, camping, church activities, going to movies, photography, popular music, skiing - snow, soccer, visiting museums (15435)

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  • Katariina from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15336

    Hey there! My name is Katariina, I am from Finland. I'm entering the 11th grade and I have an Academic average of a B. I've had 7 years of English and I also speak Swedish and German. I am Lutheran and I am willing to attend church monthly with my host family. I live in the capital of Finland with my mom and dad, twin brother and our cat whose name is Jasu. I am a kind, social person I can't wait to try new things and make new friends. I like to read, draw, dance and watch movies, my favorite writer is Paolo Coelo. I'm not sure what career I will pursue after I finish school. I enjoy american football, ballet, ballroom dancing, baseball, board/card games, camping, cooking, crafts, drawing, fishing, going to movies, ice hockey, ice skating, modern dance, painting, photography, popular.

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  • Yuka from JAPAN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15587

    Hello! My name is Yuka, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B average student, and I have 5 years of English experience. I also have studied Chinese for 7 year. I am Buddhist, and I would prefer not to attend my host family's church. I am involved in 3 different clubs at my school: the English club, flower arrangement club, and a business club. I enjoy learning new things, and I also enjoy helping people. My hobbies are taking pictures of nature and reading books. In the future, I would love to pursue a career as an International lawyer. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy ballet, debating, drama, golf, modern dance, skiing - snow, and swimming. (15587)

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  • Julie from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15366

    Hello! My name is Julie, I am from Denmark. I'm entering the 11th grade and I have an Academic average of a B. I've had 7 years of English and I also speak German. I am Christian and I am willing to attend church weekly and holidays with my host family. My family consist of my parent, younger sister and our dog whose name is Bounty. I am excited to spend a year in America getting to know the culture and the people. I speak English, German and just learning to play the piano. I am out going, hardworking, ambitious and I like a challenge. When I finish school, I would like get into fashion or journalism beacause I like to write.

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  • Alvaro from SPAIN
    Age: 14 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15440

    Hello! My name is Alvaro, and I am from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 9 years of English experience. I also know French. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. One of my favorite hobbies is playing soccer. I practice quite often, and for this reason I try to follow a healthy and balanced diet. My friends and I also like to go to the movies, travel, and play sports. In my spare time apart from my friends I like to listen to music, read, watch TV, go skating, and go swimming. I am very excited to visit the USA. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, bicycling, going to movies, ice hockey, reading, running, skateboarding (15440)

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  • Maryam from GERMANY
    Age: 14 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15514

    Hello! My name is Maryam, and I from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 4 years of English experience. I also know some French. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I used to compete on a swimming team. I did this for 5 years, but now I do other fitness sports twice a week. I enjoy spending time with my family which includes my Grandparents. They live close by to us, so we visit each other often. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, camping, debating, drama, going to movies, hiking, horseback riding, ice skating, modern dance, sailing, scouts, skiing - snow, skiing - water, snowboarding, and swimming. (15514)

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  • Ninni from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15542

    Hello! My name is Ninni, and I am from Finland. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 9 years of English experience. I also have studied Swedish for 3 years and French for 2 years. I am Evangelical Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I have wanted to be a doctor since I was a preschooler. I am interested in natural sciences, and I enjoy helping others. I love physical exercise because it gives me energy. I started dancing when I was 4 years old. In the summer I play golf, jog, bicycle, and swim. I am open to learning new sports. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, ballroom dancing, basketball, bicycling, board/card games (15542)

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  • Sarah from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15340

    Hi! My name is Sarah, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year in America. I am a B average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know German. I am Christian and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. My biggest passion in life is soccer. I play on an elite level and I am looking forward to playing in America. I love all sports, though, as I am really athletic. I like to be outdoors, and I like to experience new things. I also love to listen to popular music.I don't have a rhythm or tone in my body, but I can at least appreciate music! I cannot wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy attending sporting events, drawing, popular music, and soccer. (15340)

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  • Puttita from THAILAND
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15234

    Hello! My name is Puttita and I am from Thailand. I'm excited to enter 12th grade in America. I am a B+ student with 10 years of English and I scored a 7 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am Buddhist but am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. There are many activities that I enjoy. They include cooking, going to movies, ice skating, photography and popular music. I can play the piano and I am learning to play the violin. Music is very important to me and I love going to live concerts. I can't wait to meet my new host family and start learning about life in America. I hope to make wonderful memories and build many lasting friendships during this year.

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  • Atiwat from THAILAND
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15305

    Hello! My name is Atiwat and I am from Thailand. I'm excited to enter 11th grade in America. I am a B+ student with 10 years of English and I scored a 7 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I have also studied French for 7 years. I am Buddhist but I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. There are many activities I enjoy. They include attending sporting events, computers, going to movies, popular music and swimming. I am also learning to play the guitar and I love to draw. I can't wait to meet my new family and learn about life in America. I hope to make wonderful memories and build many lasting friendships during this year.

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  • Tabea from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15411

    Hello! My name is Tabea, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 9 years of English experience. I also know French. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church on weekly. I adore animals, and I have been a vegetarian since the age of 8. Even though I live in a big city, I still enjoy country life and being surrounded by nature. In my free time I like to read, ride horses, ride my bike, play board games, draw, and write stories. I devote a lot of my time doing volunteer work, much of which is centered around tutoring. I'm very excited to meet you and your family! I enjoy archery, basketball, bicycling, cooking, crafts, horseback riding, photography, popular music (15411)

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  • Natalia from SPAIN
    Age: 14 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15565

    Hello! My name is Natalia, and I am from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A- average grade student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also have studied French for 3 years. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I really enjoy both watching and playing sports, especially volleyball. I am on a volleyball team. I love taking care of babies and children. It is a lot of fun. After school, I am considering becoming a surgeon or a writer for a successful newspaper. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, baseball, bicycling, board/card games, camping, computers, cooking, debating, drawing, gardening (15565)

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  • Nilton from BRAZIL
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15623

    My name is Nilton, and I am from Brazil. I will be entering the 11th grade when I attend school in the States. My grade average is a B, and I have 10 years of English experience. I am Evangelical, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church on monthly. My family means more to me than anything. I have 5 brothers. I love all kinds of animals, but dogs are my favorite. When I have nothing else to do, I like to watch TV series, play basketball, and I play the guitar. I have been involved in theatre course since I was a child, and I love acting! Thank you for welcoming me into your home. I hope to be a good friend and companion to you. I enjoy baseball, basketball, bicycling, camping, church activities, classical music, computers, cooking, drama, fishing, going to movies, gymnastics.

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  • Freja from DENMARK
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15468

    Hello! My name is Freja, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I have a B+ grade average, and I have 6 years of English experience. I also know German. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. In my spare time I enjoy playing soccer, rhythmic gymnastics, go to the movies, shopping, and listening to music. I love to read crime and fantasy books. Sometimes I enjoy baking a cake or chocolate cookies. I love to talk in English. It is a beautiful language. I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy cooking, going to movies, horseback riding, modern dance, photography, reading, running, skateboarding, skiing - snow, snowboarding, and soccer. (15468)

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  • Hansine from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15356

    Hi, I'm Hansine from Norway. I'll be in 12th grade for my exchange year. I'm a B student with 8 years of English and scored 8 of 10 in the English Oral Interview. I've also studied Spanish for 3 years. I'm a Protestant and willing to attend weekly services. I enjoy playing board/card games, cooking, going to movies, photography, reading, traveling, singing, and swimming. I also play the flute. I plan to continue my education after high school, but at this time, I'm not sure which career path I will follow. I am really looking forward to spending a year in the US and becoming a part of a new family. I can't wait to start learning first-hand about America's lifestyle, culture, and traditions. I look forward to making many lifelong friendships during my stay, too.

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  • Amanda from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15536

    Hello! My name is Amanda, and I am from Norway. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I also have studied French for 3 years. When I have free time I like to work out, hang out with my friends, listen to music, and read. Some of my other interests are writing, taking walks with my friends, and learning to skateboard. I am very interested in traveling, and I hope to travel the world one day. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, board/card games, camping, computers, cooking, drama, fishing, going to movies, golf, hiking (15536)

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  • Marthe from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15599

    My name is Marthe, and I am from Norway. I am looking forward to entering the 12th grade when I study abroad in your country. My current average grade standing is B+, and I have studied English for 10 years. I have also studied German for 3 years. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I live in a place near both the sea and the mountains, so I have a lot of opportunities to go hiking. I love to spend time with my siblings. We like to play games together, bake, skiing in the winter, and hiking or going to the beach in summer. I also enjoy pets. We have a cat and a dog at our home. I have been to the U.S. before, and visiting your country has made me want to experience it more! I enjoy drama, going to movies, modern dance, popular music, and skiing-snow

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  • Laura from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15515

    Hello! My name is Laura, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B grade average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I also have taken 3 years of German and 1 year of French. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I really enjoy bike riding. I ride my bike every day to school. After school I usually do my homework and then work. I work at a grocery store and at a sports center. When I want to relax I read a book, watch TV, and I love to laugh. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy board/card games, camping, computers, going to movies, gymnastics, modern dance, popular music, sailing, and soccer. (15515)

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  • Zhuo from CHINA
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15569

    Hello! My name is Zhuo, and I am from China. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A- average grade student, and I have 5 years of English experience. I do not have any religious affiliations, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. Some of my many hobbies include: reading, swimming, ping-pong, and cooking, but reading is my favorite among these activities. I love to read many different genres. I believe reading broadens my horizons and it also improves my writing skills. After I finish school, I hope to pursue a career as a Chartered financial Analyst. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy basketball, drama, running, swimming, and tennis. (15569)

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  • Susanne from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15307

    Hello, my name is Susanne, and I am from Germany. I am excited to spend my 11th grade in America. I am a A- student with 7 years of English, receiving 7 of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I've also studied French for 4 years. I am a Protestant and willing to attend church weekly. My interests include going to movies, popular music, reading, roller blades, and singing. Drawing and painting have been my hobby since childhood. In fact, I hope to become a graphic designer one day. I can't wait to meet you and start learning firsthand about life in America. I hope to make wonderful memories and build many lasting friendships during this year.

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  • Astrid from NORWAY
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15413

    Hello! My name is Astrid, and I am from Norway. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade year with you in America. I am a B+ average student, and I have 11 years of English experience. I also know Spanish. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church on weekly. I always try to do something fun in my free time like going to the movies, going out to eat, going ice skating, or going shopping at our local mall. I have played handball for 10 years, but mostly I just go hiking, jogging, and exercising at the gym. I've wanted to be a foreign exchange student for a long time now, and I am grateful for the opportunity. I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy attending sporting events, golf, photography, reading, skiing - snow, and volleyball. (15413)

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  • Rafaela Eduarda from BRAZIL
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15610

    My name is Rafaela, and I am from Brazil. I will be attending the 11th grade when I come to the US. I am a B average grade student, and I have been studying English for 5 years. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. My favorite hobby is shopping. I love to shop for clothes and shoes. I love winter and the cold. I've never seen snow before, but I would love to see it for the first time! I hope this experience in the exchange program will let me accumulate a lot of knowledge. I look forward to seeing new things, new places, new people, and experiencing a different lifestyle. I enjoy ballet, cooking, horseback riding, ice hockey, martial arts, photography, skiing - snow, snowboarding, tennis, and volleyball.

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  • Beatrice from ITALY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15545

    Hello! My name is Beatrice, and I am from Italy. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B average grade student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also have taken 3 years of Spanish. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I spend most of my time at home studying and reading. School is very important to me because I know it will help me in my future. During my free time I like to go out with my friends. We enjoy shopping and jogging in the park. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy bicycling, board/card games, computers, cooking, drama, drawing, going to movies, gymnastics, ice skating, martial arts, painting, photography, reading, roller blades (15545)

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  • Maria from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15478

    Hello! My name is Maria, and I am from Norway. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I have an A- grade average, and I have 8 years of English experience. I also know Spanish. I am not affiliated with any religion, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. When I am not at school I usually like to hang out with my friends or my family. I also enjoy playing sports. My passion for photography is continuing to grow, and animals have always been a big part of my life. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy camping, cooking, drama, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, photography, popular music, reading, singing, skiing - snow, soccer, and volleyball. (15478)

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  • Finn from GERMANY
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15383

    Hello! My name is Finn, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year in America. I am a B average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I am Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am very interested in programming and electronics. In my free time I work on providing web pages, programming scripts, and online shops. I have developed some web and print media for friends. I also enjoy listening to music, skiing, cycling, going to the movies, and in the summer I like to sail my small boat. I am looking forward to coming the United States. I'm so excited to meet you! I enjoy computers, going to movies, golf, popular music, and skiing - snow. (15383)

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  • Anna Sofie from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15531

    Hello! My name is Anna Sofie, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B+ average grade student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also have taken 3 years of German. I am Atheist, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I have been playing the guitar for 2-3 years now, and I also play the ukulele. In my spare time I like to paint and draw. I currently am not involved in any team sports, but I used to play badminton. My friends and I also like to go to the movies together and dance together. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy archery, board/card games, classical music, computers, drawing, going to movies, painting, popular music, singing, visiting museums (15531)

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  • Pakjira from THAILAND
    Age: 14 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15147

    Hi my name is Pakjira and I am from Thailand. My nickname is Ant. I am entering the 10th grade and have and academic average of a B+ I had 9 years of English and my SLEP score is 55. I play these musical instruments, Ukulele and Violin. I am Buddhist and willing to attend weekly and Holidays with my host family. My interest are Bicycling, Cooking, Camping, Photography and visiting museums. I live with my parents and oldest sister, and we like to go to many places, example: the sea, zoo, and shopping. I also like to make new friends from different countries. When I have free time I like to cook,it helps me relax. I also like to listen to music. When I finish school I would like to go to an engineer school and study aboard to improve my English. Thank You for your kindness.

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  • Ophelia from ITALY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15630

    My name is Ophelia. I am from Italy. I will be entering the 12th grade when I attend school in America. My grade average is a B+, and I have 11 years of English experience. I also have studied French for 3 years. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family’s church monthly. I like practicing several sports: volleyball, ice skating, swimming, horseback riding. I also love to travel. I’ve been to many different countries. One interest that I am passionate about is visiting museums, especially if there is a painting exhibition. I consider this exchange program a great opportunity. I enjoy archery, attending sporting events, ballet, ballroom dancing, board/card games, camping, chess, classical music, cooking, crafts, drama, drawing, gardening, going to movies

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  • Marie Sandholdt from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15263

    Hello! My name is Marie and I'm from Denmark. I'm excited to start 11th grade in America. I am a B+ student with 7 years of English. I scored a 7 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I have also studied German for 3 years. I am Christian and am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. There are many activities that I enjoy. They include ice skating, reading, snow-skiing, handball and guitar. I play handball 3 times a week and I love science. This year a girl from my science class and myself participated in a science competition. We ended up in the top 10 and won a prize! I can't wait to meet my new host family and start learning about life in America. I hope to make wonderful memories and build many lasting friendships during this year.

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  • Maria from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15532

    Hello! My name is Maria, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B average grade student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also have taken 3 years of French. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I really enjoy spending time with my friends. They mean a lot to me. When we are together we like to talk about daily life and school, go shopping, go to the movies, or just be together. I think laughing is an important part of daily life. I also like to be active in sports, especially gymnastics. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy board/card games, cooking, crafts, going to movies, gymnastics, photography, popular music, reading, running (15532)

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  • Veikko from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15201

    Hello! My name is Veikko and I am from Finland. I'm excited to enter 11th grade in America. I am a B- student with 7 years of English. I scored an 8 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I have also studied Swedish for 4 years. I am Lutheran and am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. There are many activities that I enjoy. They include basketball, computers, going to movies, gymnastics and martial arts, among other things. I am on the Student Council at my school and I enjoy downhill skiing and motocross on the weekends. I can't wait to meet my new host family and start learning about life in America. I hope to make wonderful memories and build many lasting friendships during this year.

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  • Mina from JAPAN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15554

    Hello! My name is Mina, and I am from Japan. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A average grade student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, and I do not wish to attend church in America. My biggest hobby is listening to music. My favorite genres are J-Pop and Jazz. I have been playing jazz on the electric organ for 10 years now. I am also learning how to play classical guitar. Recently, I have been very interested in taking photos, and I hope to take many pictures when I visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy bicycling, board/card games, cooking, horseback riding, ice skating, modern dance, popular music, skiing - snow, and soccer. (15554)

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  • Frederikke from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15318

    Hello. My name is Frederikke, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B grade average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also have studied German for 3 years. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I have been playing volleyball for 6 years now, and I really enjoy it. It's fun to play, and through it I have found some great friends. I also enjoy skiing and sailing. These are activities I have done since I was little. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy camping, classical music, debating, drama, going to movies, gymnastics, hiking, photography, popular music, reading, sailing, singing, skiing - snow, swimming, and volleyball. (15318)

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  • Maria from SPAIN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15446

    Hello! My name is Maria, and I am from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 9 years of English experience. I also know French. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church on weekly. I have a very good relationship with my family. We enjoy spending time together. On weekends, we usually watch movies, eat popcorn, go shopping, walk in the mountains, take excursions, and go to mass. I also enjoy staying active by playing badminton. Volunteering with the elderly is also important to me. I am looking forward to coming to the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, ballet, camping, drama, going to movies, horseback riding, modern dance, photography (15446)

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  • Zhiyuan from CHINA
    Age: 17 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15626

    My name is Zhiyuan. I am from China. I will be entering the 12th grade when I attend school in America. I am an A- grade average student, and I have 11 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family’s church monthly. I enjoy many activities. Playing the violin is one of my favorites. I am the main violin player in the orchestra at school. I also like traveling, sometimes with my parents, and sometimes with my friends. America’s diverse culture attracts me and I hope to broaden my knowledge of your country while I stay with you. I am looking forward to becoming your friend. I enjoy attending sporting events, basketball, bicycling, classical music, computers, debating, going to movies, ice skating, popular music, reading, soccer.

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  • Edda from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15469

    Hello! My name is Edda, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I have a B+ grade average, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know Spanish. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. It is important for my host family to know that I am a vegetarian. In my free time I like to spend time with my friends and family. They mean a lot to me. I also enjoy sports like hockey and lacrosse. I also tried surfing once,and I really enjoyed it. My best friend and I love to go shopping and out to eat. I am really looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy ballroom dancing, skateboarding, and tennis. (15469)

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  • Mianjing from CHINA
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15485

    Hello! My name is Mianjing, and I am from China. My English name is Maggie. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ average student, and I have 8 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend to my host family's church weekly. I have many hobbies such as singing, playing volleyball, and badminton. Above all, singing is my favorite. My dream is to be a singer. My family and I also love to spend a lot of time together. On the weekends, we play badminton together. I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, basketball, bicycling, board/card games, camping, computers, cooking, drama, going to movies, hiking, photography, popular music, reading, singing(15485)

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  • Maria from SPAIN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15551

    Hello! My name is Maria, and I am from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 12 years of English experience. I have also studied German for 8 years. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love to travel and I have had the opportunity to travel to many different places. When I spend time with my friends we enjoy watching sports together. I also like to go water skiing and go to the beach. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy archery, attending sporting events, computers, fishing, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, modern dance, photography, popular music, reading, roller blades, running, sailing, skiing - snow (15551)

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  • Fabian from ECUADOR
    Age: 17 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15529

    My name is Fabian, and I am from Ecuador. You can call me Fabi. I will be entering the 11th grade when I attend school in United States. I am an A average student with 4 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church on weekly. My biggest passion is extreme sports, especially biking and motocross. I also enjoy basketball, skating, soccer, Martial Arts, and Capoeira. My family and I love to travel. During my free time I like to take pictures, listen to music, and go to the movies. I’m sure this exchange experience will be enjoyable. I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, baseball, basketball, bicycling, board/card games, camping, chess, computers, drama, drawing, fishing, going to movies, golf, gymnastics, hiking, ice hockey

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  • Chiranat from THAILAND
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15439

    Hello! My name is Chiranat, and I am from Thailand. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am a B+ average student, and I have 9 years of English experience. I am Buddhist, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I have many different hobbies like collecting and reading novels, building models, taken photos on vacation, playing games with friends, listening to music, and traveling with my family. On the weekend I take an extra class at school, then I go shopping with my mom. After that I usually go to the movies with my father, then we go out to eat at the mall. We love the Japanese food there. I am very excited to visit the USA! I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, board/card games, movies (15438)

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  • Josefine from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15475

    Hello! My name is Josefine, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I have an A- grade average, and I have 6 years of English experience. I also know German. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I enjoy staying active and playing sports. I regularly go to the gym because I want to be fit and strong. I also enjoy watching movies and TV series. I do spend a great deal of time reading, as well. I love the classics. When I am with my family we like to play games, make dinner, watch ice hockey, or have a picnic. I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy American football, cooking, going to movies, ice hockey, ice skating, reading, soccer, and volleyball. (15475)

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  • Suzuno from JAPAN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15561

    Hello! My name is Suzuno, and I am from Japan. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A average grade student, and I have 3 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, and I do not wish to attend church while in the US. One of my hobbies is volleyball. At school I am in the volleyball club. I also enjoy listening to music. I like foreign music very much. I am very curious to learn more about American culture. I am hoping this trip will also help me improve my English. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, baseball, computers, cooking, going to movies, martial arts, modern dance, popular music, reading, visiting museums, and volleyball. (15561)

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  • Thea from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15522

    Hello! My name is Thea, and I am from Norway. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am an A- grade average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also have taken 3 years of French. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love having new experiences and making new friends. I also enjoy spending time with my family, and I am excited to get to know your family. I am very interested in travel and learning about different cultures. I am currently working part-time at a local café. I enjoy my work there very much. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy basketball, cooking, going to movies, photography, popular music, reading, skiing - snow, soccer, and volleyball. (15522)

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  • Ming from CHINA
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15492

    Hello! My name is Ming, and I am from China. My English name is Ethan. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year in America. I am a B grade average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. During my spare time I draw pictures and get together with my friends. I also like to spend time with my family. I consider myself a good cook, and I would enjoy sharing famous Chinese dishes with you. After I finish school I have the dream of becoming a fashion designer. I'm looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy bicycling, computers, cooking, going to movies, painting, popular music, reading, and singing. (15492)

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  • Fanny Sophie Svensson from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15591

    My name is Fanny Sophie. I am from Norway. When I attend school in America I will be in the 11th grade. I am a B+ average grade student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also have studied Spanish for 4 years. Although I have no religious affiliation, I am still willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am a very active girl, and I always have something going on. My favorite subjects in school are Theater and Math. My biggest hobby is dancing. I dance ballet, jazz, and musical dance. I also like to sing, cook, workout, and hang out with my friends and family. I think this experience of studying abroad will give me some great memories. I enjoy aerobics, ballet, cooking, drama, going to movies, hiking, modern dance, photography, popular music, singing, and skiing - snow

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  • Roberto from BRAZIL
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: First Semester (5 Months)
    Student ID: 15618

    My name is Roberto, and I am from Brazil. I will be entering the 12th grade when I attend school in America. I am a B+ average student with 5 years of English experience. I also have studied Spanish for 2 years. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church monthly. I have a very close relationship with my family. We like to play tennis, soccer, and visit friends. We are very outgoing. I love music and sports. My favorite sports are tennis and swimming. My family and I are Catholic, and we enjoy participating in church events whenever possible. This exchange program is a dream come true for me! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, hiking, popular music, singing, skiing - snow, soccer, swimming, and tennis.

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  • Aoi from JAPAN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15557

    Hello! My name is Aoi, and I am from Japan. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A grade average student, and I have 2 years of English experience. I have always loved sports. I currently am in a badminton club. I also am a relay runner, and I like archery and horseback riding. When I have free time I enjoy making cakes. When I was a school girl, I learned the tea-ceremony and the classical Japanese dancing. I would love to show you this dance. I also l like to sing. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy Aerobic exercising, American football, attending theater, camping, collecting stamps, fishing, ballet dancing, basketball, chess, cooking, current events, cycling, jogging, soccer, and social dancing(15557)

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  • Selina from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15474

    Hello! My name is Selina, and I am from Norway. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I have a B grade average, and I have 11 years of English experience. I also know Spanish. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love to meet new people and to experience new things. When I hang out with my friends we like to sing, dance, and workout. I would much rather be doing activities with my family and friends rather than playing on the computer or watching TV. I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, ballroom dancing, cooking, crafts, debating, drama, drawing, going to movies, gymnastics, hiking, ice skating, martial arts, modern dance, photography (15474)

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  • Lucca from BRAZIL
    Age: 18 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15593

    My name is Lucca, and I am from Brazil. I will be in 12th grade when I study abroad in your country. My average grade standing is a B. I have 10 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love playing tennis, basketball, volleyball, and swimming. When I am with my friends we enjoy cooking, playing sports, and playing video games. I also like to watch TV, read a good book, watch movies, and listen to music. I've traveled to different countries before, and I have always enjoyed the experience of learning about different cultures. I am excited to learn more about the American culture! I enjoy attend sport events, basketball, computers, drama, going to movies, roller blades, skateboarding, swimming, tennis, and volleyball

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  • Chayatorn from THAILAND
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15193

    Hello, my name is Chayatorn and my nickname is Poon. I am from Thailand, I'm entering the 11th grade and I have an Academic average of a B+. I've had 10 years of English and my SLEP score is 226. I am Buddhist and am willing to attend church weekly and monthly with my host family I like to read comic books, swimming, playing badminton and travel. My family and I have gone to foreign countries like Japan, Australia, Singapore and South Korea. I got a scholarship for a month to study English and Cultural Immersion Program in West Vancouver School District in Canada. It was a fantastic trip. Look forward to meeting you. I enjoy basketball, bicycling, camping, computers, going to movies, hiking, martial arts, popular music, reading, singing, soccer, and swimming. (15193)

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  • Momoka from JAPAN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15586

    Hello! My name is Momoka, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A average student, and I have 4 years of English experience. I also have studied French for 1 year. I have a sister who is 2 years younger than me, and I love spending time with her. My hobbies are dancing, listening to music, and eating delicious foods. I have attended dance school for 12 years. I studied Ballet and Jazz there. I love dancing because I believe it makes both the audience and the dancer happy. I would like to share my Japanese culture with you, and in return I would love to learn more American culture. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy American football, soccer, attending theater, baseball, and symphony. (15586)

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  • Zhenyu from CHINA
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15498

    Hello! My name is Zhenyu, and I am from China. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B average grade student, and I have 9 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I play basketball every day. I play with my friends, as well as on my school team. I also enjoy painting, both sketch and oil. I believe painting keeps me refreshed and inspired. I am very excited to be visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, basketball, bicycling, camping, classical music, computers, drawing, going to movies, painting, photography, reading, running, visiting museums, and volunteerism. (15498)

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  • Jiawen from CHINA
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15186

    Hello! I am Jiawen from China, but please call me Calvin. I will be entering 11th grade, have an A- Academic Average and scored an 8 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am willing to attend church with my family monthly. My family and I often volunteer on the weekends with children in underdeveloped districts. From these activities, I know I can do something for others and influence more people to join in. I am eager to volunteer in similar situations in America. My favorite subjects are Chemistry, Biology and History. I have a dream of becoming a doctor. I enjoy basketball, bicycling, board/card games, computers, cooking, debating, drawing, going to movies, painting, popular music, reading, sailing, singing, swimming, visiting museums, and volunteerism.

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  • Abel Armando from MEXICO
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15588

    Hello! My name is Abel, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love sports, especially soccer and tennis. I also enjoy reading, listening to music, going out with friends to the movies, or spending times at their homes. I am looking forward to visiting America because I hope to improve my English, make new friends, and learn about the culture of your country. In the future, I hope to study medicine. I would love to serve and support the community in need. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy basketball, bicycling, camping, going to movies, reading, running, soccer, and tennis. (15588)

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  • Rio from JAPAN
    Age: 17 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15582

    Hello! My name is Rio, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I like outdoor activities. I also like pizza and tennis. I would like to study agriculture in college. I want to do something to contribute to people to make them happy. I want to learn a lot from this experience of going to school in the US. I am looking forward to the many experiences I will have with my host family. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy ballet dancing, classical music, indoor games, jogging, martial arts, motor vehicles, playing an instrument, playing cards, political groups, soap operas, soccer, and social clubs. (15582)

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  • Marie from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15251

    Hello! My name is Marie, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know German. I am Protestant Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I care about staying healthy. Therefore, I am very active. I dance and climb once a week. I also cycle every day. I enjoy cooking, especially baking. I'm also creative. I like to draw, paint, and read books. I am looking forward to coming to the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy board/card games, camping, cooking, crafts, debating, drama, drawing, going to movies, hiking, modern dance, painting, photography, popular music, reading, running, sailing, skiing - snow, and skiing - water. (15251)

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  • Regina from MEXICO
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15594

    Hi! My name is Regina, and I am from Mexico. I will be in the 11th grade when I study abroad in your country. My average grade standing is an A-. I have 10 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. Running is one of my greatest hobbies. I love to run in the streets and go to races. I also enjoy music, TV series, movies, sports, and cooking. My current career goals are to study Tourism Administration. I would love to share some of my Mexican culture with you, and I would really enjoy learning more about your culture. I expect the best from this exchange program. I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, ballet, board/card games, camping, computers, cooking, photography, popular music, running, singing, soccer, and tennis.

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  • Beatriz from SPAIN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15419

    Hello! My name is Beatriz and I am from Spain. I am so excited about coming to spend my 11th grade year in America! I am a A average student with 12 years of English. I scored an 8 on the English Oral Interview and a 233 on the SLEP. I am a Catholic, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly if so desired. I enjoy school, and am especially excited to study in the US. One day, I hope to go to college to study to become and engineer. I also enjoy many different activities and have many hobbies. Some of my favorites are: modern dance, popular music, sailing, snow skiing, tennis, and volunteerism. I also have a goal to travel as many places as I can, just another reason why I am so happy to be coming to America. I cannot wait to meet you! (15419)

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  • Adolfo from MEXICO
    Age: 17 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15621

    My name is Adolfo. I am from Mexico. I will be entering the 12th grade when I attend school in United States. I am a B+ average student with 10 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church on weekly. I have played the guitar for 5 years now. When I was 12, I began to practice the keyboard. I have also been playing American football for 3 years. I am on the defensive line on my team. I like to draw and paint. I am very eager to learn new things. It is a big pleasure to have the opportunity to be a part of your family. I enjoy american football, baseball, bicycling, chess, computers, drawing, going to movies, ice skating, painting, reading, sailing, skiing - water, snowboarding, soccer, swimming, and visiting museums.

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  • Iida from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15477

    Hello! My name is lida, and I am from Finland. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I have a B grade average, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know Swedish. I am Evangelical Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am always going somewhere or doing something. In my free time I like to cheerlead and coach junior cheerleading. I do this almost every day of the week. I love gymnastics, as well. When I am with my friends and family we usually go shopping, go to the movies, or out to eat. I am really looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, cooking, going to movies, gymnastics, popular music, running, snowboarding, and volunteerism. (15477)

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  • Celine from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15240

    Hello! My name is Celine, and I am from Norway. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also know Spanish and German. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. My family and I enjoy spending time together. One of our favorite things to do is to play card and board games. In my spare time I play handball, and I love it. I am vice president of our team. When I am not playing handball I like to hang out with friends, go to the movies, and work out. I also enjoy animals, and I play the guitar. I can't wait to visit the US. I'm looking forward to meeting you! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, going to movies, and popular music. (15240)

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  • Tim from THAILAND
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15161

    Hello! I am Tim from Thailand. I will attend school in the USA as a Junior. I am a B+ student and have had 9 years of English. I am a Buddhist, but I will attend church with you weekly if would like me to. I play the piano, clarinet and guitar. I enjoy playing some outside sports,I enjoy bicycling, board/card games, computers, drawing, horseback riding, ice skating, painting, reading, skiing - snow, snowboarding, and swimming. I would like to improve my English to be very good. I believe that it will be an advantage to my studies and my future career. My dream is to have a happy life. I will be an architect, have a wife and 2 kids and live together forever.

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  • Pitchayapa from THAILAND
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15187

    Hello! I am Pitchayapa from Thailand, please call me I-Tim. I am 16 years old and entering the 12th grade. I have a B+ Academic Average and am Buddhist willing to attend church weekly. I have 5 people in my family, including my grandmother. My favorite school subjects are computers, art, biology and social studies. I like to spend my free time with my friends and joke around and read and listen to music. My favorite activities are drawing and camping. I love adventure and to travel to other places. I want to be a Diplomat and hope to improve my English skills while in America. I enjoy bicycling, camping, cooking, drawing, gardening, going to movies, hiking, reading, singing, and visiting museums.

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  • Sutiwat from THAILAND
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15233

    Hello! My name is Sutiwat and I am from Thailand. I'm excited to enter 11th grade in America. I am a B+ student with 10 years of English and I scored a 7 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I have also studied Mandarin for 3 years. I am Buddhist but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. There are many activities that I enjoy. They include classical music, computers, going to movies, popular music and swimming. I also play the piano, the Kiui (Thai flute) and the Ja-kay (Thai stringed instrument). I even received an award for playing the Ja-kay from my school music festival. I can't wait to meet my new host family and start learning about life in America. I hope to make wonderful memories and build many lasting friendships during this year.

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  • Luis Daniel from ECUADOR
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15631

    My name is Luis Daniel. I am from Ecuador. I prefer to be called Daniel. When I study in America I will be entering the 11th grade. My grade average is an A-, and I have 5 years of English experience. I also have studied French for 3 years. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. I like sports like tennis, swimming, and cycling. I also enjoy playing videogames, which I often do with my cousins. I like to paint and draw, as well. When I hang out with my friends we like to go to the movies or go out to eat. I am very enthusiastic about this exchange experience, and I’m sure we will share many good times together. I enjoy bicycling, chess, computers, drawing, going to movies, gymnastics, reading, running, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. (15631)

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  • Paola from ITALY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15516

    Hello! My name is Paola, and I am from Italy. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also have studied French for 8 years and Spanish for 3 years. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I am really curious to know more about American culture and lifestyle. I love listening to music, and I also love going to the movies. Sometimes I like to go for walks at the park, go out with friends, and visit museums or exhibitions. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, ballet, drama, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, modern dance, photography, reading, swimming (15516)

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  • Eli Rebekka from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15414

    Hello! My name is Eli Rebekka, and I am from Norway. Most people just call me Eli. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 11 years of English experience. I also know French. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church on weekly. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do, and I am especially interested in visiting the US. The kind of sports that I like are handball, soccer, (rhythmical) gymnastics, and dancing. I also like to spend time with my friends. We like to cook and sing together. Some of my other interests are health, photography, music, design, and movies. I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy attending sporting events, board/card games, cooking, going to movies (15414)

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  • Malin from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15311

    Hello! My name is Malin, but I go by my middle name, Sophie. I am from Germany and will be in grade 11 when I come to America for my exchange year. I have an academic average of B+ and have studied English for 6 years, earning 9 of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am a Protestant Christian and am willing to attend church with my hosts monthly. I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, bicycling, board/card games, camping, church activities, cooking, going to movies, hiking, modern dance, photography, popular music, reading, sailing, scouts, swimming, visiting museums, volunteerism and writing. I'm looking forward to getting to know my host family and the customs and traditions in your American culture. I hope to make some lifelong friends and to share some of my heritage with you.

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  • Nicolas from SPAIN
    Age: 14 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15592

    My name is Nicholas. I am from Spain. When I attend school in America I will be in the 10th grade. I am a B+ average grade student, and I have 11 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I play for the soccer team of my neighborhood, and I also play on the basketball team for my school. I also love videogames and computers. Playing different sports in America is something I am really looking forward to doing. I love getting to know people, and I consider myself a very friendly person. I am really looking forward to getting to know you and your family! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, baseball, basketball, computers, debating, going to movies, horseback riding, running, skiing - snow, soccer, swimming, tennis

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  • Ida Marie from DENMARK
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15460

    Hello! My name is Ida Marie, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year in America. I have an A- grade average, and I have 8 years of English experience. I also know German and French. I am Christian Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love being with my friends. Together we like to talk, walk our dogs, or bake together. In the summertime we enjoy swimming in the sea, and in the wintertime we like to go ice skating. I love to cook and especially to bake. Twice a week I work at a small organic shop after school. I am really looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy board/card games, cooking, debating, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, popular music, skiing - water, swimming (15460)

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  • Maria from SPAIN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15502

    Hello! My name is Maria, and I am from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B- average grade student, and I have 12 years of English experience. I also know French. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love to talk and to spend time with people. Traveling and learning about other cultures is a passion of mine. Some other things I enjoy are children, snow, and food! I consider myself an active girl. I enjoy different sports like tennis and baseball. I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy american football, baseball, board/card games, cooking, crafts, drama, drawing, going to movies, ice skating, modern dance, painting, photography, popular music, reading (15502)

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  • Janni from DENMARK
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15533

    Hello! My name is Janni, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A- average grade student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also have taken 3 years of German. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am very interested in sports. I have been involved in Track and Field for over 10 years, and I find it very fun. Wall-climbing is another sport that I enjoy. When I hang out with my friends we like to go shopping, go to the movies, or just have a girl's night at home. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy camping, cooking, going to movies, photography, reading, running, scouts, singing, and swimming. (15533)

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  • Tomoki from JAPAN
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15581

    Hello! My name is Tomoki, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A average student, and I have 3 years of English experience. My favorite sport is soccer. I belong to the school soccer team. I play as a midfielder. I sometimes travel abroad with my family, and we have visited many different places, including many cities in America. My favorite city to visit was Los Angeles because of the great weather and the beaches. I am interested in learning more about American culture and traditions. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy computers, cooking, current events, going to the movies, hiking/backpacking, horseback riding, ice skating, sports, sailing, and sewing. (15581)

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  • Luka from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15510

    Hello! My name is Luka, and I from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am a B grade average student, and I have 9 years of English experience. I also know Latin. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. My hobbies include going out with friends, watching different TV series, working with my computer, longboarding, and playing games. I also enjoy animals, especially cats and dogs. My favorite subjects in school are math and physics. After I finish school, I am hoping to go to University and possibly studying to become a doctor. I am looking forward to visiting America. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy board/card games, computers, going to movies, skateboarding, and swimming. (15510)

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  • Eduardo from SPAIN
    Age: 14 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15155

    Hello! My name is Eduardo, and I am from Spain. You can call me Edu.I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am a B+ average grade student, and I have 4 years of English experience. I also know Italian. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I like playing soccer. I am the goal keeper for my team. I'm also good with computers. During my free time I like to play videogames or watch TV. I have soccer practice 3 times a week and swimming twice a week. I live very close to the beach, so I go there everyday. I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy baseball, basketball, computers, drawing, going to movies, golf, reading, soccer, swimming, and tennis. (15155)

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  • Minori from JAPAN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15628

    Hello! My name is Minori, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be entering the 11th grade when I attend school in America. My grade average is an A-, and I have 12 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. I enjoy reading the newspaper and knowing what is going on in the world. I have a big appetite for reading and writing essays. I also am in love with the English language. My sister has lived in Oklahoma before and I was able to visit her. This is when my love of America and English was first encouraged. I am very excited to visit the States again! I enjoy american football, baseball, basketball, camping, computers, cooking, debating, drama, fishing, going to movies, hiking, horseback riding, modern dance.

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  • Isabella Emilie from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15269

    Hello! I'm Isabella, and I am from Denmark. I'm excited about coming to America for my 11th grade. I am a B+ student with 7 years of English and scored 9 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I have also studied French 3 years. I am a Christian but am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I enjoy attending sporting events, baseball, basketball, bicycling, camping, cooking, drawing, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, photography, popular music, reading, roller blades, running, skateboarding, skiing - snow, snowboarding, and swimming. I have played the guitar foe one year now and enjoy working out with my friends at the gym. When I was younger my biggest passion was baking but I also like cooking dinner.

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  • Ana Karen from MEXICO
    Age: 14 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15633

    My name is Ana Karen, and I am from Mexico. When I attend school in the States I will be entering the 10th grade. I am an A- grade average student, and I have 8 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. I enjoy cooking, especially desserts. I also like ballet, going to the theater, going to the movies, watching TV series, running, and helping people. I am good at teamwork, and I love learning about different cultures. My family and my friends are very important to me, and I enjoy spending time with them. I am very grateful for this opportunity to study in America! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, ballet, bicycling, camping, cooking, crafts, gardening, going to movies, hiking, popular music, reading, running.

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  • Cord from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15398

    Hello! My name is Cord, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to spend my 11th grade year with you in America. I have a B- average grade, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know Spanish. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. When I am with my friends we like to go longboarding, swimming, play badminton, or just hang out and listen to music. I also like to take my dog, Amy, out for a walk every day. My favorite subjects in school are Math, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Physical Education. I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy bicycling, ice hockey, ice skating, photography, roller blades, sailing, and skateboarding. (15398)

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  • Waner from CHINA
    Age: 14 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15597

    My name is Waner, and I am from China. I will be in the 10th grade when I study abroad in your country. I am an A- average grade student, and I have studied English for 9 years. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I like playing piano, and I feel I am really good at it. During my spare time I like to ride my bike and play sports. I really enjoy spending time with my friends. My parents are great role models for me, and I want to be like them in the future. I can't wait to go to America. Meeting you is something I am really looking forward to. I enjoy bicycling, camping, classical music, computers, cooking, drawing, going to movies, modern dance, painting, popular music, reading, singing, swimming, visiting museums, and volunteerism

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  • Michalina from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15443

    Hello! My name is Michalina, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I also know German and French. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am a very social person. In my spare time I like to babysit, act, do acrobatics, do homework, and hang out with my friends. I am also a very active person. For as long as I can remember I have been a very fast runner. I love running. I also play soccer and basketball. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, bicycling, board/card games, cooking, drama, going to movies, gymnastics, modern dance, popular music (15443)

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  • Maria Svendsen from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15314

    My name is Maria and I am from Norway. I'm entering the 12th grade and I have an Academic average of an A-. I've had 10 years of English. I am Evangelical Lutheran and willing to attend church weekly and holidays with my host family. I am a positive, kind, independent and organized girl. I like to watch movies, computer, shopping, and hanging out with friends. I like helping people and I love animals, but I can be quirky at times. I hope to build a strong relationship with my host family and be left with great memories for the rest of my life I enjoy aerobics, archery, bicycling, board/card games, camping, chess, computers, cooking, crafts, drama, going to movies, gymnastics, horseback riding, ice skating, modern dance, painting, photography, popular music, reading, and running.

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  • Fabian from GERMANY
    Age: 14 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15500

    Hello! My name is Fabain, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am a B+ average grade student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I also know French and Latin. I am Roman Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I like to play soccer, which is a very popular sport in Germany. Additionally, I have been playing the double bass in the school orchestra for four years. I also am skilled at handling computers as well as other types of technical equipment. I am very excited to be visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, basketball, bicycling, chess, classical music, computers, drawing, going to movies, hiking, photography, popular music, (15500)

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  • Rita from SPAIN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15518

    Hello! My name is Rita, and I from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B grade average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also know French and Galician. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. Sports are a very important part of my life. Water sports and dancing are my favorite. I also enjoy reading, hanging out with friends, and drawing. I'm not sure what my career goals will be after I finish school, but I am interested in Humanities. I am thinking of going into journalism or public relations. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, ballet, basketball, computers, cooking, drawing, gardening, gymnastics, modern dance, painting (15518).

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  • Andrea from ECUADOR
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15629

    My name is Andrea Veronica, and I am from Ecuador. I prefer to be called Vero. When I study abroad in America, I will be entering the 11th grade. My grade average is an A-, and I have 5 years of English experience. I also have studied French for 1 year. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. I play all kinds of sports, but my favorites are volleyball and squash. I consider myself a very friendly and curious person. I like to listen to music all the time. In my free time, I like to spend time with my friends, go to the movies, travel, and camping. I am excited to share some of my culture with you, and to learn more about your culture in return. I enjoy basketball, bicycling, cooking, debating, drama, going to movies, horseback riding, modern dance.

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  • Isaac Sebastian from MEXICO
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15625

    My name is Isaac. I am from Mexico. I will be entering the 10th grade when I attend school in America. My grade average is a B, and I have 9 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. I really am looking forward to learning more about the American culture. I stayed in America before for 5 weeks, and I became really interested in your country. My family and I enjoy traveling. In the summer, I help with the family business. In the future, I would like to become a detective. I am looking forward to this experience in the United States. I enjoy basketball, computers, drawing, going to movies, running, skateboarding, soccer, swimming, and wrestling.

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  • Pernille Watvedt from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15614

    My name is Pernille, and I am from Norway. I will be attending the 12th grade when I come to the United States. I am an A- average student with 10 years of English experience. I also have studied Spanish for 3 years. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. One of my biggest passions is volleyball. I also enjoy music, movies, TV series, and books. I am a really big reader; it is one of my biggest interests. I really enjoy spending time with my family as well as my friends. I love learning new things, and I am excited to learn more about the American culture. I would love it if there was another teenager in my host family’s house. I enjoy board/card games, computers, drama, going to movies, popular music, reading, singing, skiing - snow, swimming

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  • Ella-Maarit from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15613

    My name is Ella. I am from Finland. I am excited to be attending the 12th grade when I come to the United States. I am an A- average student with 8 years of English experience. I also have studied Swedish for 7 years. I am Evangelical Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church monthly. In my free time I usually hang out with my friends or different kinds of sports. I have participated in competitive swimming for 7 years now. Swimming is a big part of my life. I also enjoy music, summer, traveling, hiking, surfing, going to the gym, writing, cultural experiences, road trips, and Italian food. I love learning new things, and I can’t wait to learn more about America! I enjoy camping, cooking, going to movies, hiking, popular music,running, sailing, skiing-snow, swimming

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  • Marte from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15602

    My name is Marte, and I am a 16 year old girl from Norway. I will be entering the 12th grade when I study abroad in your country. My current average grade standing is B, and I have studied English for 8 years. I have also studied Spanish for 3 years. I am Protestant, I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. During my free time I enjoy being with my friends and family, or working out. I play on the local handball team as the Keeper. I have played this sport since the 4th grade. When I come to the USA, I will, of course, take with me a lot of picture so you can see that there are no polar bears in the streets here, but also to prove that we are exactly as tall as you think! I enjoy attending sporting events, going to movies, popular music, and volleyball.

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  • Erjing from CHINA
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15493

    Hello! My name is Erjing, and I am from China. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year in America. I am an A- grade average student, and I have 9 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. My biggest hobbies are playing basketball, badminton, and surfing the Internet. I also really enjoy playing the guitar. It's important for me to have a healthy lifestyle. After I finish school, I hope to own my own company dealing with IT. I run every morning for 2 hours. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy basketball, bicycling, computers, going to movies, horseback riding, ice skating, nascar, photography, singing, skiing - snow, soccer, swimming, and tennis. (15493)

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  • Henni Karoliina from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15284

    Hello! My name is Henni Karoliina, and I am from Finland. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know Swedish and Spanish. I am Evangelical Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. In my free time I work out regularly at the gym. I also work at a café a few times a week. I am very interested in learning more about business and administrative. In the future I would like to run a business of my own. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, ballroom dancing, cooking, drama, going to movies, gymnastics, horseback riding, modern dance, photography, popular music, singing, skiing - snow (15284)

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  • Hiro from JAPAN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15583

    Hello! My name is Hiro, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 3 years of English experience. I'm glad to have this opportunity to study in America because I like the English language very much. I also enjoy nature. I love to look at the sky. It makes me feel relaxed. My favorite things are cooking, listening to music, and drawing pictures. I'm also interested in skiing, ice skating, and dancing. My dream for the future is to be an interpreter. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy cooking, horseback riding, individual sports, martial arts, current events, attending theater, aerobic exercising, ballet dancing, camping, chess/backgammon, and classical music. (15583)

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  • Felipe from BRAZIL
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15632

    My name is Felipe. I am from Brazil. I will be entering into the 11th grade when I study in the States. My grade average is an A-, and I have 6 years of English experience. I also have studied Spanish for 1 year. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. I would prefer if my host family was also Catholic. My hobbies include gaming, practicing sports (especially basketball and tennis), playing board games, hanging out with friends, and much more. My favorite subject in school is physics. I am always wanting to know more about it. I want to thank you for this opportunity to make new friends, learning new things, and discovering another culture. I enjoy archery, basketball, bicycling, board/card games, camping, computers, Martial Arts, and reading.

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  • Thea Martine from NORWAY
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15548

    Hello! My name is Julie, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B grade average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I have also studied German for 3 years. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I like school a lot because I enjoy learning. In my spare time I have a job at a baker's shop. I also babysit for a family with 4 children. Besides school and work, I like to spend time with my friends. We like to watch movies, hang out and talk, and go to cafes. I love to cook, and I really like cooking healthy food. I am not involved in any sports right now, but I do enjoy running and hiking in nature. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! (15548)

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  • Elena Teresa from SPAIN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15348

    Hello! My name is Elena, and I'm from Spain. I'll be in grade 10 for my exchange year. I am a B+ student with 10 years of English and scored 8 of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I also have taken 10 years of French. I am non-religious but am willing to attend church weekly. I enjoy debating, going to movies, reading and going to the gym. I like fitness training and want to be a criminologist with the police or FBI. I first became interested in studying abroad when I met a few American friends. I also enjoy shopping at the American shops near a military base in the area where we go for vacations. I've met more American friends there. I think studying in America will be a great opportunity for me to improve my knowledge of your language and culture. I look forward to arriving.

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  • Christina from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15177

    Hello! From Denmark, my name is Christina. I will be entering the 11th grade in the USA, and I have a B+ average. I have only studied English for 7 years, however I scored a 10 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am willing to attend church weekly. I enjoy going to movies, ice skating, photography, popular music, roller blades, running, and skiing - snow, I like camping. Every year we meet our family in Sweden and go camping, sleeping in tents, and canoeing. My whole family also enjoys motocross, sometimes on the weekend we will go do motocross. I play handball with my best friends, we are a team. Sometimes on the weekends we play against other teams. I want to go to the USA, because it is such an fascinating country and I want to have an American experience I will remember!

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  • Naja Wen from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15346

    Hello! I'm Naja, and I'm from Denmark. I'll be in grade 11 and am a B+ student. For 7 years I've studied English and I scored 9 of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I like languages and have also studied German for 4 years. I'm Protestant and am willing to attend church weekly. I enjoy bicycling, going to movies, photography, playing badminton, reading, soccer, and visiting museums. I don't specifically know what I want to be in the future, but I've always thought being a vet or a lawyer would be really cool. Right now, I'm just excited about the coming year. I've been working in a supermarket to earn money to use during my exchange year. I look forward to the coming year. I feel it will be helpful in my future and is a great way to get to know another culture and make lifelong friends.

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  • Emma from FINLAND
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15553

    Hello! My name is Emma, and I am from Finland. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B grade average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I am Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. Some of my favorite activities are hiking, enjoying nature, animals, and taking pictures of nature. I like music, and I often go to concerts. My favorite music genres are rock and pop. When I have free time I like to spend time with my friends. We enjoy going to the movies together. I read a lot, and my favorite books are biographies. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, basketball, camping, cooking, crafts, drawing, going to movies (15553)

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  • Mooktapa from THAILAND
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15162

    Hello! I am Mocky from Thailand. I will be in the 11th grade when I study in the USA. My academic average is an A, I have taken English lessons for 13 years. I am Buddhist, but I am willing to attend your church weekly. I enjoy basketball, bicycling, board/card games, camping, classical music, computers, drawing, going to movies, reading, swimming, and visiting museums. I consider myself easy to get along with. I think I will adapt easily to a new environment and will follow the rules. I can do most things by myself, and I will try to help you with anything that I can. I promise to not cause any trouble for you. Although we don't know each other yet, I am looking forward to living with you and have a great time making memories, and you becoming my "American" family forever!

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  • Kristine from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15600

    My name is Kristine, and I am from Norway. I am looking forward to entering the 12th grade when I study abroad in your country. My current average grade standing is B-, and I have studied English for 10 years. I have also studied German for 3 years and Spanish for 1 year. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love adventures and meeting new people, so I am very excited to have this opportunity to visit the US. I have played handball ever since I was 8 years old. When I am not playing the sport, I judge the younger kid's handball matches. My family and I also love to travel. I really appreciate you welcoming me into your home! I enjoy aerobics, going to movies, running, soccer, volleyball, handball

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  • Patrick from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15129

    Hello! My name is Patrick, and I am from Denmark. I am really looking forward to coming to America for my 11th grade year. I am a B+ average student with 7 years of English. I am a Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I enjoy many different activities. My favorite activity is playing basketball. I have played on the same team for 4 years now, and I really have a lot of fun with it. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends in the city where we go shopping, visit the cinema, and enjoy meals together. I am very interested in learning more about America, and I hope to create many new lifelong friends there. I enjoy American football, attending sporting events, baseball, basketball, computers, cooking, ice hockey, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and baseball

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  • Shinya from JAPAN
    Age: 17 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15585

    Hello! My name is Shinya, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am an A average student, and I have 5 years of English experience. My biggest hobby is dancing. I belong to the dance club at my school. Dancing is fun, but it also helps me build friendships. I love to dance every day. I am very interested in learning more about the culture and history of America. My family is very cheerful and fun, and I love spending time with them. We enjoy watching TV together. I would really enjoy having a host family with small children or pets. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobic exercising, American football, basketball, camping, chess/backgammon, martial arts, and the symphony. (15585)

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  • Antia from SPAIN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15421

    Hello! My name is Antia and I am from Spain. I am very excited about coming to the United States for the 11th grade year. I am a A- average student with 12 years of English. I scored an 8 on the English Oral Interview and a 226 on the SLEP. I am a Catholic, but I am willing to attend church with my host family weekly. I am very social, and enjoy meeting new people. I think I will make friends quickly. I enjoy many different activities, but some of my favorites are aerobics, camping, modern dance, painting, and roller blades. One day I hope to go to University, where I would like to study either language or biomedical science. I have never before travelled outside my home country, which is why I am so excited for my year in America. I cannot wait to meet you! (15421)

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  • Nirintana from THAILAND
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15183

    Hello. My name is Nirintana, and I am from Thailand. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A grade average student, and I have 9 years of English experience. I also have studied Chinese for 2 years, and French for 2 years. I am Buddhist, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I like to read books, listen to music, paint pictures, and learn new things. I like dogs and cats because I think they are cute. I love to watch cartoons, especially Mickey Mouse. I hope to visit Disneyland someday. In the future, I would love to have a career as an ambassador. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, ballet, ballroom dancing, bicycling, camping, classical music, computers, cooking, drama (15183)

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  • Pisut from THAILAND
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15256

    Hello! My name is Pisut, and I am from Thailand. You can call me, Ton. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B+ average student, and I have 13 years of English experience. I also know Chinese. I am Buddhist, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. My favorite subject in school is physics. I enjoy playing the guitar and the bass. When my family goes on holiday we like to go to the beach and the mountains. I am very interested in electronics and programming. I practice this science every week because I hope to be an engineer. I am looking forward to coming to the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, camping, classical music, computers, crafts, fishing, going to movies, reading, running, and soccer(15256)

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  • Roope Santeri from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15333

    Hey there! My name is Roope, I am from Finland. I'm entering the 11th grade and I have an Academic average of an A-. I've had 6 years of English and my SLEP score is 230. I also speak Swedish. I am an Evangelical Lutheran and I am willing to attend church weekly and holidays with my host family. I live in the capital of Finland with my mother, stepfather and his son. I also spend a lot of time with my dad in the summer we go golfing, he also has a cottage and we spent time with family. My mom and I do archery at a local sport center, plus we like cooking together. I am social, talkative and a responsible individual. When I finish school, I would like to either be a lawyer, trader but my passion is to become an entrepreneur. I look forward to life on the other side of the Atlantic.

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  • Aase May Fagerlid from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15266

    Hello. My name is Aase May Fagerlid, and I am from Thailand. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also have studied German for 3 years. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love to experience new places and cultures. One of my dreams is to travel all over the globe and experience the world. Besides traveling, music is my passion. I love to play the guitar during my spare time. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, ballroom dancing, board/card games, classical music, cooking, drama, going to movies, horseback riding, martial arts, modern dance, nascar (15266)

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  • Elise Mjoeen from NORWAY
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15365

    Hi! My name is Elise, I am from Norway. I'm entering the 12th grade and I have an Academic average of a B. My SLEP score is 227, I've had 8 years of English and I also speak German. I am Protestant and I am willing to attend church weekly and monthly with my host family. We live by the sea, and take advantage of all it has to offer. I like to sing, play the piano and basic guitar. My favorite sports are hand ball and I also play football. In my spare time I like to sit in front of the fireplace and read a book or just relax. I look forward to hearing from you and to building a new relationship with my host family. I enjoy cooking, going to movies, gymnastics, horseback riding, photography, popular music, singing, skiing - snow, and soccer. (15365)

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  • Kraang Emma Linnea from SWEDEN
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15271

    Hello! My name is Emma and I am from Sweden. I'm excited about starting 12th grade in America. I am an A- student with 8 years of English. I scored an 8 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I have also studied German for 4 years. I am Christian and am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. There are many activities that I enjoy. They include horseback riding, ice hockey, listening to popular music, reading, singing and swimming. I love everything that has to do with sports. Also, I am in a choir. A show choir actually. We do two shows per year with various songs and dances. I can't wait to meet my new host family and start learning about life in America. I hope to make wonderful memories and build many lasting friendships during this year.

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  • Bruno from BRAZIL
    Age: 17 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15589

    Hello! My name is Bruno, and I am from Brazil. I am excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B average grade student, and I have 5 years of English experience. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church on holidays. I love to cook, and I truly enjoy trying new spices and different kinds of food from around the world. One of the spices I am most amused by is pepper. All kinds of it. After I finish school, I would like to study Computer Science at University. I hope to get my Masters in Information Security. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, american football, attending sporting events, basketball, bicycling, board/card games, classical music, computers, cooking, drawing, fishing (15589)

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  • Angelica from BRAZIL
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15627

    My name is Angelica, and I am from Brazil. My friends call me Angel. I will be entering the 12th grade when I attend school in America. I am a B grade average student, and I have 4 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church monthly. I enjoy going out with my friends, listening to music, watching movies, and traveling. I live with my family which includes my older brother and our dog, Mell, and a kitten. I am very close with my family. I am really excited about this exchange program because I am in love with American culture. I think it will be amazing to learn more about your country. I enjoy aerobics, american football, attending sporting events, ballet, bicycling, board/card games, camping, chess, classical music, computers, crafts.

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  • Alvaro from SPAIN
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15539

    Hello! My name is Alvaro, and I am from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school years in America. I am a B average grade student, and I have 12 years of English Experience. I also have taken 4 years of French and 2 years of Chinese. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I really enjoy sports, especially soccer, tennis, and skiing. I also love animals, mainly dogs. When I have free time I like to go out with my friends, go shopping, spend time with my family, and play PlayStation. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, baseball, bicycling, computers, gardening, going to movies, hiking, martial arts, photography, reading, running, singing, skiing - snow, soccer (15539)

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  • Seika from JAPAN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15580

    Hello! My name is Seika, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 2 years of English experience. I belong to the lacrosse club at school. I really enjoy being a member of this club. I love ballet. I take lessons twice a week, and have been doing so for 11 years. I also enjoy reading books. I usually read two books a week. When I spend time with my family we like to go camping. We have been camping on a regular basis since I was young. I am very interested in learning about American culture. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy ballet dancing, baseball, classical music, collecting stamps, cooking, individual sports, indoor games, jogging, and martial arts. (15580)

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  • Leah from GERMANY
    Age: 14 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15241

    Hello! My name is Leah, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 9th grade school year in America. I am a B average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I also know French. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. In my free time I like to play tennis. I play on a team, but I also enjoy playing for fun with friends. I also take ballet lessons once per week. When my friends and I hang out we spend a lot of time swimming, shopping, going to the movies, and listening to music. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, ballet, ballroom dancing, cooking, drama, going to movies, modern dance, photography, popular music, reading, singing, tennis, and volunteerism. (15241)

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  • Supichaya from THAILAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15232

    Hello! I'm Supichaya, and I am from Thailand. I'm excited about coming to America for my 11th grade. I am a B+ student with 9 years of English and scored 7 out of 19 on my English Oral Interview. I am a Buddhist but am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I enjoy ballet, cooking, drama, drawing, fishing, going to movies, photography, popular music, singing, snowboarding, tap dance, and tennis. I have a dog as a pet and I play the piano. I want to be a lawyer after I graduate from high school. My nickname is "Asia", and I love school activities. I headed a fundraiser that drew 1700 people and we raised money.

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  • Emilie from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15337

    Hi! My name is Emilie, I am from Demark. I'm entering the 11th grade and I have an Academic average of a B+ and my SLEP score is 227. I've had 9 years of English and I also speak French and German. I am Christian and I am willing to attend church weekly and monthly with my host family. I live with my parents' younger sister and my dog Nuka,she is a Lasha Apso. Our house is close to the center of town and we can bike or walk to school, in the summer we go to our summer home near the sea. I am a happy, easy going and reliable person. I belong to a fitness center I like to Zumba, Pilates, and Latin mix workouts. When I am not working out we go to the cafes, shopping, stay home or listen to music and watch movies. I enjoy aerobics, computers, cooking, going to movies, photography.(15337)

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  • Erik from GERMANY
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15324

    Hi There! My name is Erik I am from Germany. I'm entering the 11 grade and I have an Academic average of a B. I've had 8 years of English. I also speak French and tried playing the guitar. I am willing to attend Free church monthly with my host family. I live with my mother and my dog whose name is Sam. My two hobbies are ballroom dancing and photography. I started practicing Standard and Latin style dances at the age of 7, and I attend dancing classes twice a week at a local dance club. On vacations I like to windsurf, skiing and ping pong. I also volunteer helping in the cafeteria. I enjoy ballroom dancing, bicycling, cooking, gardening, going to movies, photography, popular music, roller blades, running, skiing - snow, soccer, swimming, and volunteerism. (15324)

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  • Yuting from CHINA
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15389

    Hello! My name is Yuting, but you can call me Candy. I am from China. I am excited to be entering my 11th grade year in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. Dancing is the greatest passion in my life. I practice Chinese dance, ballet, and Latin dance. Last year I took first place in a Latin dance competition. During my free time I enjoy going to the movies, sightseeing, and eating Thai food. I am very enthusiastic about coming to America, and I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy ballet, ballroom dancing, classical music, cooking, drama, modern dance, reading, singing, visiting museums, and volunteerism. (15389)

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  • Maria from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15635

    My name is Maria. I am from Germany. I will be entering the 10th grade when I study in the US. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I have also studied Latin for 4 years. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. My hobbies include track and field, playing piano, dancing ballet, and all different kinds of sports. Furthermore, I enjoy reading, meeting friends, going to the movies, and listening to music. Sewing is also another big interest of mine. I realize that participating in this exchange program is a great opportunity for me. I am really excited to join your family for 10 months! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, ballet, ballroom dancing, basketball, camping, cooking, crafts, debating, drama.

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  • Reira from JAPAN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15578

    Hello! My name is Reira, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A average student with 4 years of English experience. One of my passions is the saxophone. I play the alto sax, the tenor sax, and the baritone sax. I have also served on the student's association at my school for two years as a class representative. My favorite subjects in school are music and P.E. After I graduate from school, I would like to become a physiotherapist. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy ballet dancing, basketball, chess/backgammon, cooking, dancing, jogging, painting/drawing, playing an instrument, soap operas, social dancing, and the symphony. (15578)

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  • Chalermrat from THAILAND
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15279

    Hello! My name is Chalermrat and I am from Thailand. You can call me Tien. I'm excited to enter 11th grade in America. I am an A student with 10 years of English. I scored a 7 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am Buddhist but am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. There are many activities that I enjoy. They include ballet, classical music, drawing, going to movies and painting. I enjoy playing badminton with my mother and friends and I am a member of my school's Thai Instruments Club. I can't wait to meet you and start learning about life in America. I hope to make wonderful memories and build many lasting friendships during the year.

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  • Qinyun from CHINA
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15404

    Hello! My name is Qinyun, but you can call me Doreen. I am from China. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. There are a lot of different activities that I like to do. Some of these include cooking, planting, swimming, singing, and photography. I also consider myself a “foodie”, especially when it comes to desserts. I love to watch American Drama. I also love taking care of and playing with babies. I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy classical music, computers, cooking, crafts, drama, gardening, going to movies, photography, popular music, singing, and swimming (15404)

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  • Xuanyi from CHINA
    Age: 17 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15448

    Hello! My name is Xuanyi, and I am from China. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church on weekly. My greatest passion in life is playing the piano. I have played the piano for 10 years now, and it brings me a lot of joy. Secondly, I enjoy playing basketball, fencing, swimming, and hiking with friends. I have been involved in a lot of piano competitions, charity events, and different kinds of school events. I am really looking forward to coming to the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, basketball, board/card games, chess, classical music, computers, cooking (15448)

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  • Javier Ramon from SPAIN
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15300

    Hi There, My name is Javier and I am from Spain. I'm entering the 11th grade and I have an Academic average of a B-. I've had 10 years of English and my SLEP score is 233. I also speak French and I am Catholic and willing to attend church weekly and holidays with my host family. I live with my parents and I am an only child. We live near the beach, my friends and I spend about 2 to 3 hours surfing on the weekends. When I have free time my friends and I go to the movies, mall or just hang around. I am cheerful, kind, generous and sympathetic. I am very excited to meet my host family and spend a year in America. I enjoy basketball, computers, drama, reading, running, skateboarding, soccer, tennis, and volunteerism. (15300)

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  • Daijin from CHINA
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15371

    Hello! My name is Daijin, and I am from China. You can call me by my English name which is, Sherry. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade year in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I do not practice any religion, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am crazy about music. I love listening to music, but I also love playing the piano. I have no pets at my home, but I do enjoy animals. I am very close with my parents and we treasure the times we share together. I hope to share with you my Chinese culture, and I am excited to meet you and learn about America! I enjoy camping, church activities, classical music, cooking, crafts, fishing, gardening, going to movies, hiking, popular music, reading, singing (15370)

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  • Elin from SWEDEN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15535

    Hello! My name is Elin, and I am from Sweden. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school years in America. I am an A- average grade student, and I have 10 years of English Experience. I also have 5 years of experience in Spanish. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I have been on vacation before to the U.S., and I literally fell in love with the country. I enjoy the society, the culture, and the people. I can't wait to study abroad to develop myself. During my free time I like to hang out with my friends and family, study, and go to the gym. I also enjoy horseback riding. I am really looking forward to visiting the U.S. again. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy computers, going to movies, horseback riding, photography (15535)

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  • Mark from UNITED STATES
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15566

    Hello! My name is Mark, and I am from Sweden. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A average grade student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I also have studied German for 4 years. I am Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. My biggest interest in life is music. I play the trumpet, the piano, and the guitar. I also like to sing. Some of my other hobbies include sailing and table tennis. I am very committed to my friends, and I always try to be there for them. I'm looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy cooking, ice skating, popular music, reading, running, sailing, singing, skiing - snow, swimming, and volleyball. (15566)

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  • Friederike Lisa from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15223

    Hello! I'm Friederike Lisa, and I am from Germany. I'm excited about coming to America for my 10th grade. I am a B+ student with 4 years of English and scored 7 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I have also studied French 5 years. I am Protestant but am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I enjoy many activities, such as American football, archery, attending sporting events, basketball, bicycling, cooking, going to movies, hiking, ice skating, popular music, reading, roller blades, skiing - snow, skiing - water, soccer, swimming, and volleyball. Sports are very important and I would like to experience more while in the US. I have rabbits as pets as well.

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  • Pablo from SPAIN
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15479

    Hello! My name is Pablo, and I am from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B+ average student, and I have 8 years of English experience. I am Catholic and willing to attend to my host family's church weekly. I practice many sports, but my favorites are basketball and soccer. Twice a week I train for two hours at my soccer club. I enjoy that so much. I also like to spend time with my friends. We like to go to the movies, listen to music, and play sports. I love visiting new places, and I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, basketball, drama, going to movies, painting, photography, popular music, snowboarding, soccer, swimming, and tennis. (15479)

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  • Pablo from SPAIN
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15598

    My name is Pablo, and I am from Spain. I am looking forward to entering the 11th grade when I study abroad in your country. I am an A average grade student, and I have studied English for 12 years. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love drawing and painting. I currently am attending an art academy. I just started taking piano lessons last year. I can spend hours and hours listening to music. My favorite style is Indie. I also enjoy cooking, reading, and traveling. I think this opportunity to study abroad will be a great experience! I enjoy classical music, cooking, crafts, debating, drama, drawing, going to movies, painting, photography, popular music, reading, and visiting museums.

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  • Clara from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15617

    My name is Clara. I am from Denmark. I am excited to be entering the 11th grade when I study in the United States. I am a B+ average student with 6 years of English experience. I also have studied German. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. I really enjoy being physically active, and I love participating in sports in my spare time. I especially love flat water kayaking. I am a member of the local kayaking club, and I train 4-6 times per week. I also really enjoy skiing, and I have been on a skiing vacation every years since I was 5 years old. I look forward to witnessing all the great culture differences in America. I enjoy attending sporting events, cooking, going to movies, photography, popular music, running, skiing-snow, and volleyball

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  • Nat from THAILAND
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15171

    Hello! I'm Nat, and I am from Thailand. I'm excited to come to America for my 10th grade. I am a B student with 10 years of English and scored 7 of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am a Buddhist but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am friendly, light-hearted and funny. There are many activities I enjoy. They include bicycling, camping, cooking, drama, drawing, going to movies, golf, ice skating, martial arts, roller blades, skiing - snow, skiing - water, and swimming. But my favorite is reading! My career goal is to become a chef. I can't wait to meet my host family and start learning firsthand about life in America. I hope to make wonderful memories and build many lasting friendships during this year.

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  • Elena from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15417

    Hello! My name is Elena, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade year with you in America. I am a B average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know French and Russian. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church on weekly. It is important for my host family to know that I am vegetarian. I like to do many different activities. Some of my favorites are dancing, swimming, reading, roller skating, and skiing. I love taking care of and playing with small children. I am very much looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy aerobics, bicycling, cooking, drama, going to movies, gymnastics, ice skating, modern dance,reading, roller blades, skiing - snow, and swimming (15416)

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  • Tingting from CHINA
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15456

    Hello! My name is Tingting, and I am from China. My English name is Ivy. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade year with you in America. I am an A- average student, and I have 9 years of English experience. I do not have any religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I like to participate in sports, especially basketball. I'm also good at track and field, and I have passed level 9 in Karate. On the weekends, I like to spend my time doing outdoor activities. Some of my favorites are climbing mountains, picnics on the beach, and hanging out with my friends. I do love animals, but I am frightened of big dogs. I am looking forward to meeting you! I enjoy attending sporting events, ballet, basketball, bicycling, camping, computers, drawing(15456)

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  • Chanyanuch from THAILAND
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15252

    Hello! My name is Chanyanuch, and I am from China. You can call me Maeya. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I am Buddhist, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. Some of my favorite things to do are playing with animals (especially puppies), watching movies, traveling with my family, dancing, and listening to music. In school, I am on the volleyball team and the cheerleading team. I have a very good relationship with my family, and I enjoy spending time with them. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy bicycling, camping, cooking, drama, going to movies, popular music, singing, skiing - snow, and volleyball. (15252)

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  • Juan from SPAIN
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15420

    Hello! My name is Juan and I am from Spain. I am very excited to come spend my 10th grade year in the United States! I am a A- average student with 12 years of English. I scored a 7 on the English Oral Interview and a 233 on the SLEP. I am a Catholic, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly if desired. I enjoy many different hobbies and activities, but my favorites are skateboarding, tennis, and snow skiing. I am a very social person, and am very excited to make many new friends and come once again to America. I love music, especially rock, and listening to records on my record player. I also play the guitar and ukelele. I love traveling to new places and learning about the culture, and am very excited for this opportunity. I cannot wait to meet you! (15420)

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  • Sophia Lykke from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15453

    Hello! My name is Sophia, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am a B average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know French. I have no religious affiliation, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. School keeps me very busy, but when I am not at school I usually am playing golf. It really gives me a lot of enjoyment. I am really interested in other languages, cultures, and people. After I finish school I plan to go to Business school and study Global Marketing. I am very excited to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, bicycling, debating, going to movies, golf, popular music, reading, singing, snowboarding, and volunteerism. (15453)

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  • Jouline from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15442

    Hello! My name is Jouline, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am a B average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I love to spend time with my family, especially my little brother. I have been playing tennis for 3 years, and I think it is a lot of fun. When I meet up with my friends we like to go to the movies, go shopping, or just chill. I also help my mom in the garden that we have at our house a lot. I am looking forward to visiting the US! I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, computers, cooking, drama, going to movies, gymnastics, modern dance, photography, popular music, singing (15442)

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  • Jiyan from CHINA
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15517

    Hello! My name is Jiyan, and I from China. I am very excited to be spending my 12th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I am not affiliated with any religion, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. School and my studies keep me very busy, but I like playing basketball a lot. Most of my free time is spent at the courts playing basketball with my friends. I believe this experience I will having in visiting the States with benefit me a lot. I am really looking forward to it. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy aerobics, attending sporting events, basketball, chess, computers, gymnastics, singing, skiing - snow, and swimming. (15517)

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  • Pablo from SPAIN
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15313

    Hello! I am Pablo from Spain, but you can call me Paul. I will be entering 11th grade, have a B+ academic average and scored a 7 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am Catholic and willing to attend church weekly. I have two dogs and love summer because I can play in the garden with my friends. I very much enjoy playing soccer with my friends and enjoy sports in general. This year I am doing a triathlon. My dream is to study in another country and then work in the same country. I will be a journalist, a police officer or a lawyer. I enjoy attending sporting events, bicycling, computers, going to movies, popular music, running, skiing - snow, soccer, swimming, and tennis.

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  • Jesper from DENMARK
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15509

    Hello! My name is Jesper, and I from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also know German. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I live close to the ocean so I enjoy windsurfing, kitesurfing, and regular surfing. When I am with my family we like to go to the movies, attend sports events, and just hanging out together. I spend a lot of my free time cooking. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, basketball, computers, cooking, going to movies, popular music, skiing - snow, skiing - water, snowboarding, soccer, and tennis. (15509)

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  • Alvaro from SPAIN
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15427

    Hello! My name is Alvaro and I am from Spain. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade year in America. I am a B+ average student with 9 years of English. I scored an 8 on the English Oral Interview and a 230 on the SLEP. I am a Catholic but am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I have a variety of hobbies and interests, but my favorites are american football, cooking, basketball, photography, and snow skiing. I also enjoy listening and playing music, as I play both the piano and the guitar. I dream one day to go to school to become an engineer. I also want to travel the world, and by spending 10 months in America you are helping my dream come true! I look forward to making memories with you and your family. (15427)

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  • Vilma Minette from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15407

    Hello! My name is Vilma, and I am from Finland. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am a B average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. There are many different activities I like to do. Some of this include snowboarding, skiing, jogging, going to the gym, soccer and drawing. When I am with my mom we like to play board games and sometimes we go out to see a movie. I am currently studying to become a beautician as well as taking my regular high school courses. I am very excited to come to America and to meet you and your family! I enjoy baseball, bicycling, camping, cooking, debating, drama, fishing, going to movies, gymnastics, hiking, ice skating, (15407)

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  • David from SPAIN
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15616

    My name is David. I am from Spain. When I attend school in the United States I will be in 11th grade. I am a B average student with 10 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. I am extremely interested in technology. In the future, I would like to be an engineer specializing in robotics. I have been chosen to do some practice with a nanotechnology company. I also love basketball, and I have been playing the sport since I was 6 years old. My goals for my experience in America are to learn more about you, improve my English, and improve my basketball techniques. I am looking forward to having a great time with you! I enjoy american football, basketball, computers, and tennis.

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  • Henna from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15494

    Hello! My name is Henna, and I am from Finland. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 8 years of English experience. I also know Swedish. I am Evangelical Lutheran, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. Last year, I started studying drama, and I found that I really like it. My favorite subjects are Math, Swedish, and dance. A big part of my life is ice skating. I am on a team of synchronized skating. I also practice ballet and belly dancing. When my friends and I hang out we like to go boating, suntan, and relax in a sauna. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy ballet, gymnastics, ice hockey, ice skating, modern dance, running, skiing - snow, and tennis.(15494)

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  • Krit from THAILAND
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15301

    My name is Krit my nickname is PP, and I am from Thailand. I'm entering the 11th grade and I have an Academic average of a B+. I've had 10 years of English and my SLEP score is 223. I am Buddhist and willing to attend church weekly with my host family. I live with my family, which consist of my parents and older sister. We have four dogs, I think they are lovely, and I feel pets are good for everyone. My other responsibilities are to help in cleaning the house and taking care of the dogs. I like watching movies, badminton and riding my bike. I have many friends, we joined a running marathon for His Majesty King Bhumibol. It was such great fun, we plan to do it again. I enjoy bicycling, camping, computers, cooking, drawing, going to movies, horseback riding, painting, photography, read

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  • Oona Johanna from FINLAND
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15391

    Hello! My name is Oona, and I am from Finland. I am excited to be entering my 11th grade year in America. I am a B+ average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. School and my social life take up a lot of my time, but when I do have free time I like to Jog, read, and play volleyball. My passions in life are traveling and adventure. The US has been close to my heart for as long as I can remember. I am very grateful to be going there soon. I'm looking forward to experience of learning more about the American culture, and I hope to share some of my Finnish culture with you. I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy sporting events, drama, going to movies, hiking, popular music,volleyball (15391)

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  • Carolina from GERMANY
    Age: 14 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15541

    Hello! My name is Carolina, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am a B grade average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also have studied Spanish for 4 years. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I am a very active person. In the summer, I spend as much time as I can outdoors. I like meeting friends, cycling, going shopping, swimming, and listening to music. In the winter I enjoy snowboarding and skiing. I love animals, although I do not have any pets at home. I have played the piano since I was 5 and the cello since I was 9. Music is very important to me. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! (15541)

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  • Josephine from DENMARK
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15470

    Hello! My name is Josephine, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I have a B+ grade average, and I have 6 years of English experience. I also know French. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I am a very busy person, but in my spare time I love to hang out with my friend. I have a job at McDonald's that I go to twice a week. I am also very active. I play soccer 4-5 times a week on the Varsity team. I love to cook healthy food and eat it, too. I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending sporting events, cooking, going to movies, running, sailing, singing, skiing - water, soccer, and volunteerism. (15470)

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  • Shin from JAPAN
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15560

    Hello! My name is Shin, and I am from Japan. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A grade average student, and I have 3 years of English experience. My hobbies are listening to music, playing the piano, playing the guitar, and singing songs. I also like watching movies, especially Disney movies. I belong to the soccer club at school. I have also been involved in our school festival where I performed a drama. It went really well, and I enjoyed the experience. I want to learn more about American culture. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy soccer, attending the theater, baseball, basketball, chess/backgammon, classical music, horseback riding, motor vehicles, photography, playing cards, and swimming. (15560)

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  • Jasmin from GERMANY
    Age: 14 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15634

    My name is Jasmin, and I am from Germany. I will be entering the 10th grade when I study in the US. I am a B grade average student, and I have 5 years of English experience. I have also studied French for 4 years. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church monthly. During my free time I like to go horseback riding, drawing, reading, and hanging out with my friends. When I do spend time with my friends we like to go to the movies, go shopping, talk, giggle a lot, cook, watch movies, go climbing, or go swimming. I was once in the USA, and I thought it was amazing. I think it’s a great country, and it is a dream come true to be able to go there again! I enjoy cooking, drawing, horseback riding, roller blades, and swimming.

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  • Laura from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15465

    Hello! My name is Laura, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I have a B grade average, and I have 5 years of English experience. I also know French. I am non-denominational, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I really enjoy listening to music. I also enjoy going out dancing with my friends. I love a lot of other activities like volleyball, handball, ice skating, jogging, or walking with friends and their dogs. I spend a lot of time with my friends. I also am a class representative at my school. I am very excited to visit the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy basketball, board/card games, going to movies, ice skating, popular music, roller blades, skiing - snow, and volleyball. (15465)

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  • Ar-non from THAILAND
    Age: 15 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15185

    Hello! I am Ar-non from Thailand and I go by 'New'. I will be entering 11th grade and have a B+ Academic Average. I scored a 7 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am a Buddhist and willing to attend church weekly. I love football and my favorite team in Manchester United F.C. in England. My favorite food is fish and I also like spicy food. My family and I like to fix and decorate things in our house together. I am open-minded and will adjust to my host family, be good, study hard and make everyone proud of me. I enjoy basketball, bicycling, camping, computers, going to movies, photography, popular music, running, soccer, and visiting museums. (15185)

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  • Sarah Olsen from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15304

    Hello, my name is Sarah, and I'm from Denmark. I'll be in grade 11 when I come to America for my exchange year. I'm a B+ student with 7 years of English (plus 3 of German), and I received 9 of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am a Christian and am willing to attend services weekly with my host family. Some activities I enjoy are attending sporting events, cooking, going to movies, popular music, singing, snow skiing, and handball. I like languages and want to see if I can three languages on A levels after high school. I am considering a career as a language officer in the army or as a policewoman. I'm excited about coming to your country and living as part of an American family. I hope to bond with my hosts and make lifelong friendships while I learn about your culture and traditions.

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  • Michael from GERMANY
    Age: 14 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15385

    Hello! My name is Michael, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 10th grade year in America. I am a B+ average student, and I have 9 years of English experience. I am Lutheran Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I enjoy attending school since we get to learn a lot of interesting things like handcrafting, basket-making, and forging. I've also taken a sailing course and a wind surfing course. I have a passion for photography, and I hope to take some great pictures in America. During my free time I like to play video games, listen to music, read, and play basketball. I am very excited to meet you! I enjoy bicycling, computers, going to movies, photography, and reading. (15385)

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  • Saskia from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15409

    Hello! My name is Saskia, and I am from Germany. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am a B average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I am evangelical, and I am willing to attend my host family's church on holidays. One my favorite activities is trampoline jump. I have won the national championship in trampoline jumping many times. I'm really sporty, adventurous, and action loving. The next sport I would like to learn is surfing. I also like to hang out with my friends and go shopping or just laugh together. It has always been a dream for me to go to the USA. I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy gymnastics, and skiing - water, aerobics, bicycling, reading, baseball, camping, hiking, photography, basketball (15409)

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  • Aphisit from THAILAND
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15217

    Hello. My name is Aphisit, and I am from Thailand. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 10 years of English experience. I am Buddhist, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am interested in music and sports. I also like watching movies and traveling. Sometimes, I often swim and go bike riding with my dog running behind me. When I want to relax I will watch cartoons or play computer games. In the future I would like to pursue a career as a teacher. I enjoy american football, camping, computers, going to movies, gymnastics, photography, popular music, and visiting museums. (15217)

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  • Peeranat from THAILAND
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15204

    Hello, my name is Peerant , my nickname is Pee and I am from Thailand. I will be entering the 11th grade and have a B+ grade, Ive had 10 years of English and my SLEP score is 226. I'm willing to attend church weekly with my host family. My family and I often do activities together such as running , playing table-tennis and we play a board game called "go". I am also interested in martial arts, cooking and singing even though I'm not so good at it. I am easy going, polite, generous, and straight forward. A lot of people say that I have a good sense of humor, myself I think I'm talkative but only with family and friends. I'm looking forward to being a part of your family. I enjoy board/card games, chess, classical music, cooking, ice skating, martial arts, music, running, and swimming

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  • Ellen from NORWAY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15603

    Hi! My name is Ellen, and I am from Norway. It has always been a dream of mine to travel to America! I will be entering the 12th grade when I study abroad in your country. My current average grade standing is B, and I have studied English for 10 years. I have also studied German for 3 years and Italian for 1 year. I am Atheist, but I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I'm blessed to have so many good friends. We like to go to the movies together, play games, or just talk. In my spare time I like to go to the gym or work at one of my two cleaning jobs. I hope to move to America in the future, so this experience of studying abroad is very exciting to me! I enjoy going to movies, painting, reading, singing, skiing - snow, soccer, and volleyball.

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  • Phichaya from THAILAND
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15192

    Hello! I'm Phichaya, and I am from Thailand. I'm excited about coming to America for my 12th grade. I am a B+ student with 5 years of English and scored 7 out of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am a Buddhist but am willing to attend my host family's church monthly. I enjoy bicycling, camping, computers, cooking, debating, photography, popular music, reading, and singing. I have been playing the Ukulele for a year and enjoy singing along as I play. I consider myself on the shy side but with friends and family I open up with a funny and cheerful personality. I am a single child and live with my mother because my dad passed away when I was little. I love meeting new people from different cultures and exchange ideas. I would like to study International Relations in college.

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  • Lisa from GERMANY
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15611

    My name is Lisa, and I am from Germany. I will be attending the 11th grade when I come to the US. I am a B average grade student, and I have 8 years of English experience. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I really love animals. Before I got my dog at Christmas, I had 2 guinea pigs. Once a week I volunteer at the elementary school teaching children how to read. During my free time I like to be with my friends. We enjoy doing many things like, ice skating, swimming, and watching different TV series. I have also passionately played the piano for 5 years. I enjoy attending sporting events, ballroom dancing, board/card games, cooking, going to movies, photography, and reading.

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  • Johanna from GERMANY
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15636

    My name is Johanna, and I am from Germany. I am excited to be entering the 11th grade with I study abroad in America. I am a B+ grade average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I have also studied French for 5 years. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family’s church weekly. I love to dance. I practice ballet once a week, and we have performances two or three times a week. I am always open to learning new sports. In the winter I love to go skiing, and in the summer I love to go to the beach. I am currently interested in photography. Thank you for helping my dream of visiting America come true! I enjoy attending sporting events, ballet, crafts, drawing, going to movies, ice skating, photography, reading, singing, skiing-snow, and swimming.

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  • Julie from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15595

    My name is Julie. I come from the country of Denmark. I will be in the 11th grade when I study abroad in your country. I am a B average grade student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I have also studied German for 3 years and Spanish for half a year. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I have a big family, and I love spending time with them. I really enjoy being outside and surrounded by nature. My family and I love to travel, and we often go to Austria to ski. I love to go camping in the summer. Meeting new people is one of my favorite things! I enjoy attending sporting events, basketball, bicycling, board/card games, camping, going to movies, hiking, photography, popular music, running, and skiing - snow.

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  • Chiho from JAPAN
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15579

    Hello! My name is Chiho, and I am from Japan. I am excited to be spending my 10th grade school year in America. I am an A average student with 6 years of English experience. I belong to the brass band club at my school. I play the trumpet. We often play Japanese pop music and classical music. I also like playing sports. I have a pet dog at home, and I enjoy playing with him after school. I like to watch foreign TV shows and movies. I am very interested in other cultures. After I finish school, I would like to work with UNICEF and help many poor children. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy attending theater, ballet dancing, basketball, camping, classical music, cooking, current events, cycling, debating, fashion, fishing, tennis (15579)

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  • Laura from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15397

    Hello! My name is Laura, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year in America. I am a B average student, and I have 7 years of English experience. I also speak French. I am Christian, and I am willing to attend church weekly and holidays with my host family. In my free time I love to play the guitar, enjoy listening to music and I also like to sing but not in front of people. I like going to school and my favorite subjects are English and math. I can sometimes be shy, until I get to know you. I am a positive, warm and caring person. I am looking forward to spending a year and making memories with my host family I enjoy going to movies, popular music, singing, and tennis. (15397)

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  • Anthony Jossue from ECUADOR
    Age: 17 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15605

    My name is Anthony, and I am from the beautiful country of Ecuador. I like to be called by my middle name, Jossue. I will be entering grade 11 when I come to the US for this exchange program. I am an A- average grade student, and I have 4 years of English experience. I am Catholic, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. Some of my favorite activities are rollerblading, soccer, and all kinds of sports. I love my family very much. We like to cook together and watch movies together. I hope to make good friends with my host family. I am sure we will enjoy many wonderful moments together! I enjoy american football, basketball, bicycling, camping, computers, going to movies, hiking, photography, roller blades, skateboarding, soccer, and visiting musuems

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  • Kotona from JAPAN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15559

    Hello! My name is Kotona, and I am from Japan. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A grade average student, and I have 4 years of English experience. I like to participate in sports during my free time. I belong to the basketball club at my school, and I am interested in learning to play soccer. In the future, I would like to work with the United Nations. I am interested in helping refugees, children, and so on. Studying abroad will help me improve my English. This is important for my because of my future career goals. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy basketball, computers, horseback riding, ice skating, playing cards, political groups, soccer, social clubs, American football, and baseball. (15559)

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  • Chayakarn from THAILAND
    Age: 17 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15227

    Hi my name is Chayakarn but my nickname is Gas. I'm a girl from Thailand entering the 12th grade for the 10 month program. My Academic average is B+ and I've had 13 years of English. I'm Buddhist and willing to attend Church monthly with my host family. I enjoy chess, classical music, cooking, drawing, going to movies, painting, reading, and visiting museums. I live with my parents and younger brother. I love music and play guitar, trombone in the school band and the piano. I like to do things with my friends and help my Father working in our garden. I want to become a Doctor after high school. I hope we will be known soon. (15227)

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  • Kittipat from THAILAND
    Age: 16 Gender: M
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15172

    Hello, I am Kittipat from Thailand. I am looking forward to coming to America for my 12th grade. I am an A student with 14 years of English and scored 7 of 10 on my English Oral Interview. I am a Buddhist but am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I enjoy many activities such as bicycling, camping, computers, cooking, gardening, going to movies, popular music, reading, running, singing, and visiting museums. My dream is to be a tour guide or flight attendant because I want to use my English in my work. I love animals and at home we have dogs, cats, birds, fish, and a rabbit. I can't wait to meet you and begin this journey to learn about life in America. I am looking forward to be part of your family.

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  • Ditte from DENMARK
    Age: 15 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15405

    Hello! My name is Ditte, and I am from Denmark. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade year with you in America. I am a B average student, and I have 6 years of English experience. I also know German. I am Protestant, and I am willing to attend my host family's church weekly. I am a very active girl and I enjoy a lot of different activities. Some of those activities are drama, badminton, dancing, football, skiing, and gymnastic. Gymnastics is my favorite. I also enjoy writing novels and songs, and discussing and analyzing different literature. I play a little piano, too. I am really looking forward to coming to America, and I can't wait to meet you and your family! I enjoy american football, attending sporting events, baseball, camping, drama, drawing, gymnastics (15405)

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  • Minami from JAPAN
    Age: 16 Gender: F
    Program: Full Year (10 Months)
    Student ID: 15558

    Hello! My name is Minami, and I am from Japan. I am very excited to be spending my 11th grade school year in America. I am an A grade average student, and I have 5 years of English experience. I like to participate in sports during my free time. I belong to the basketball club at my school as well as the tennis club. I like playing basketball the best. I also enjoy spending time with my family. I have one brother. I have a dog named, Musashi. I love my family very much. I am looking forward to visiting the US. I can't wait to meet you! I enjoy tennis, popular music, baseball, cooking, cycling, going to the movies, horseback riding, jogging, photography, sailing, sewing, swimming, volleyball, and watching sports. (15558)

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