Previews of Students

Previews of Students

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Here are one page sneak previews of our incoming students. Each student has a longer, more in depth application as well. To learn more about the students please contact your local coordinator or email us to be connected with a local coordinator in your area.


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  • Pablo
    Male | Age 16 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Attend/Watch Sporting Events, Board Games, Outdoor Activities, Surfing, Travel, Legos, Bicycling, Padel, Snow Skiing, Soccer, Swimming
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: TO LIVE THE EXPERIENCE AND KNOW THE AMERICAN CULTURE

  • Theo
    Male | Age 17 | Belgium
    Belgium

    Top Interests & Sports: Attend/Watch Sporting Events, Auto Racing, Listening to Music, Travel, Video Games, Soccer, Tennis
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: Meet new people Discover another country Discover another lifestyle

  • Jonas
    Male | Age 16 | Czech Republic
    Czech Republic

    Top Interests & Sports: Camping, Listening to Music, PC Games, Playing Music, Reading, Soccer, Tennis
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: 1. To get out of my comfort zone. 2. To connect with other musicians abroad and learn from them.

  • Andrea
    Female | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Baking, Computers, Hiking, Travel, Badminton, Bicycling, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: To learn a different way of life in a country so different from mine in terms of people, cultures and also country side. To meet new people and make new friends in the US

  • Charlotte
    Female | Age 17 | Belgium
    Belgium

    Top Interests & Sports: Arts & Crafts, Baking, Drawing, Fashion, Reading, Badminton, Dance – Modern, Dance – Jazz, Swimming
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: 1) I love to travel and to see new landscapes, rural as well as urban. 2) I think this year is going to make me more mature and responsible, because I will be far away from my habits which is going to prepare me to my adult life.

  • Manon
    Female | Age 17 | France
    France

    Top Interests & Sports: Board Games, Cooking, Drawing, Reading, Horseback Riding
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to discover an other place, an other culture, to expand my knowledge and to gain independence.

  • Lara
    Female | Age 16 | France
    France

    Top Interests & Sports: Cooking, Drama & Theater, Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Reading, Dance – Other, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to study abroad because I want to go out of my comfort zone, have a new point of view and become more independent and mature.

  • Sara
    Female | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Fashion, Listening to Music, Outdoor Activities, Water Sports, Badminton, Basketball, Padel, Snow Skiing, Soccer
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: Because I think it will help me to mature and learn, to grow as a person and to appreciate more everything I have in Spain, apart from providing me with a wealth of unforgettable experiences and knowledge.

  • Eugenia
    Female | Age 14 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Babysitting, Fashion, Fitness, Photography, Shopping, Basketball, Gymnastics, Padel, Running, Soccer
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: Another reason why I want to study abroad is because I want to live a very funny experience and I want to be more independent. Also, I want to go there because I want to meet other people.

  • Ines
    Female | Age 14 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Babysitting, Cooking, Surfing, Travel, Windsurfing, Basketball, Golf, Snow Skiing, Soccer, Tennis
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I think it will be an experience that I will not forget, and I also want to go to meet other people and have a lot of fun with them.

  • Estrella
    Female | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Baking, Fitness, Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Gymnastics, Horseback Riding, Inline Skating, Snow Skiing, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: The two reasons why I want to study abroad are the change of life from one day to another that I will have, to learn to deal with all situations in life and the other one is to disconnect from my issues and friends here and try to enjoy the experience as best as I can.

  • NICOLΑS
    Male | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Outdoor Activities, Reading, Video Games, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Table Tennis
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: To be more mature as a person, because I will have more responsibilities having to do everything alone. I will learn to handle situations by myself and to know how to act in those situations in a correct way. The other reason is that I'll make lifelong friends. I'll try to make as many friends as possible. For me, this reason is one of the most important things to do in a hole year studying there.

  • Laura
    Female | Age 16 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Babysitting, Fashion, Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Reading, Aerobics, Badminton, Dance – Modern, Tennis
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: Because since I was little I have wanted to study abroad, I am very interested in the American culture. I also want to learn more things about the country and about their life style.

  • Blanca
    Female | Age 14 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Board Games, Drawing, Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Water Sports, Dance – Modern, Running, Snow Skiing, Swimming, Tennis
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: One of the reasons why I would love to study abroad is because it gives me the opportunity of being able to solve problems by myself, and another reason is that I would learn how to adapt to different sittuations.

  • Berta
    Female | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Arts & Crafts, Baking, Board Games, Playing Music, Ice Skating, Padel, Snow Skiing
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to study in the US to get to know the country and the American culture and education system. Also to have new experiences, make new friendships and for my personal growth.

  • Rebecca
    Female | Age 17 | Italy
    Italy

    Top Interests & Sports: Baking, Camping, Listening to Music, Scouts, Surfing, Boxing, Diving, Horseback Riding, Snow Skiing, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to study abroad because I would love to meet new people and friends, learn new and also because i like the idea that i can recreate my life from 0

  • Ignacio
    Male | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Camping, Cooking, Playing Music, Scouts, Video Games, Baseball, Basketball, Padel, Soccer, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: The opportunity to meet new people with whom to talk, from the american family to schoolmates, going through sports or other social circles. Without a doubt, these people will be friends or contacts with whom I can do important things in the future.\nBesides, doing things that I can’t do in Spain or are not usual, such as playing a different sport (baseball or american football) or belonging to a school music band, if possible, with a wind or percussion instrument. I prefer this type of instrument because I already practice viola in a conservatory in my city.\n

  • Sofia
    Female | Age 17 | Italy
    Italy

    Top Interests & Sports: Cooking, Parachuting, Reading, Scouts, Travel, American Football, Basketball, Boxing, Lacrosse, Soccer
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: Because I want to learn to be more independent and open-minded and I want to meet new people and make new experiences.

  • Claire
    Female | Age 17 | France
    France

    Top Interests & Sports: Babysitting, Board Games, Listening to Music, Playing Music, Water Sports, Writing, Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics, Horseback Riding, Swimming
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to study aboard because it's the perfect way to live a different experience (Leave the classic way and become more serene to choose my studies in order to be sure on what I want for my future).The second reason is that this experience represents a real opportunity to discover myself out of my habits, my daily life.

  • Valerie
    Female | Age 16 | Belgium
    Belgium

    Top Interests & Sports: Outdoor Activities, Reading, Gymnastics, Horseback Riding
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: To come out of my comfort zone and also to learn about the American school system.

  • Nina
    Female | Age 16 | Brazil
    Brazil

    Top Interests & Sports: Babysitting, Fitness, Listening to Music, Photography, Reading, Travel, Badminton, Running, Soccer, Swimming, Water Polo
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: Besides experiencing a cultural exchange and improving my foreign language skills, there are other reasons why I want to study abroad. I see it as a chance for me to gain responsibility and independence because I΄ll be out of my comfort zone and living something totally different from what I'm used to. Moreover, I guess that this experience will help me grow as a person.

  • Carmen C
    Female | Age 14 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Arts & Crafts, Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Photography, Roller Skating, Travel, Dance – Modern, Gymnastics, Snowboarding, Swimming, Track & Field
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: This exchange experience is an oportunity for making new friends, adapt to a new family life style and, deepen into the different sports and subjects the high school would offer.

  • Laura B
    Female | Age 17 | France
    France

    Top Interests & Sports: Attend/Watch Sporting Events, Canoeing, Community Events & Festivals, Listening to Music, Playing Cards, Shopping, Soccer
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to travel, is my dream but also I want to continue my studies so to study abroad is a good way to do both. Also I want to become another person, more independent, sure about myself and will be proud of me to get out of my comfort zone.

  • Maya
    Female | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Baking, Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Jet Skiing, Snorkeling, Aerobics, Badminton, Diving, Martial Arts, Snow Skiing
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: When you study abroad you can make very good and strong friendships that you never forget. Also, I think it is a great opportunity to test my limits and to see how independent I can be. I would love to study abroad because I think is the opportunity of a lifetime.

  • Jaime
    Male | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Cooking, Fitness, Listening to Music, Travel, Basketball, Padel, Snow Skiing, Soccer
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: To meet new people and live in a different culture in a country that I love.

  • Lucia
    Female | Age 17 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Arts & Crafts, Fashion, Listening to Music, Playing Cards, Roller Skating, Singing, Basketball, Padel, Snow Skiing, Soccer
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I'm excited about the life experience and the friends i will make there.

  • Claudia
    Female | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Babysitting, Baking, Boating, Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Bowling, Dance – Ballet, Golf, Ice Skating, Snowboarding
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to study abroad because as a child, I’ve always dreamed about it and it’s one of my biggest dreams, I get emotional every time I remember that little girl watching Disney Channel that wanted to be just like that people and I get even more emotional knowing that now I have the chance to be like them. One of the other reasons it’s because I love the culture, I think everything is very cool and beautiful.

  • Lourenco
    Male | Age 16 | Brazil
    Brazil

    Top Interests & Sports: Board Games, Cooking, Video Games, American Football, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Tennis
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: Make new friends and try new sports

  • Meliane
    Female | Age 16 | France
    France

    Top Interests & Sports: Photography, Basketball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to begin a new life, live a new experience. I want to discover and live the American culture. I want to be close to my host family and make some new friends in USA.

  • Anna Maria
    Female | Age 16 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Cooking, Hiking, Photography, Reading, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I would like to study abroad because I want to improve my personal skills (being more open, social skills, overcoming imaginery obstacles). Secondly, it's interesting to experience a different day-to-day life, another school system with different classes and a different way of studying. And after all I adore travelling and being & getting to know foreign countries and its people. And making friends and gaining a second family in another country might be one of the best things that could happen to someone.

  • Emily B
    Female | Age 16 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Arts & Crafts, Baking, Drama & Theater, Drawing, Reading, Travel, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to make international friends, I want to know more about myself and make on of my dreams come true to see and live in the U.S.A.

  • Emily P
    Female | Age 16 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Arts & Crafts, Baking, Listening to Music, Outdoor Activities, Volunteering, Dance – Ballroom, Dance – Hip Hop, Swimming
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to gettting to know the US school system (I like the idea of extra-curricular activities and the US American tradition of sports at schools).\nAnd I think it would strengthen my personal skills (for example: getting more independent from my parents, improving my ability to adapt to new/ unknown social situations)

  • Juri
    Female | Age 15 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Fitness, Listening to Music, Outdoor Activities, Reading, Television, Soccer
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: Generally the life in the U.S.A is for me very interesting, because it is very different to the life in Germany. I also see an exchange year as an unique chance to make an experience you will maybe never do again in your life. Also do you learn new things from yourself.

  • Lea
    Female | Age 16 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Arts & Crafts, Baking, Cooking, Listening to Music, Painting, Soccer
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to meet new friends and want experience their lifestyle. I think the differences between the family life and the generell life in America and Germany.

  • Jonas B
    Male | Age 15 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Listening to Music, Travel, Soccer
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: - I want to meet new people from an other part of the world, talk to them and see, how their point of view of the world is. \n- I want to show the people abroad something about my culture and my point of view of the world, because I believe, that it΄s important to exchange ideas for a better understanding.

  • Jakob G
    Male | Age 16 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Computers, Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Outdoor Activities, Travel, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to have a second family somewhere else. Another place to turn to. I've had many exchange students at my house before and one of them is going to marry next summer and we are invited. That is incredibly cool to me. They don't always need to be close but when I don't feel good or something I would just like to call them. If I can make a new family like that in a year i will be happy.\nI just want to see what it is like. Not very complicated but I think still important. It's going to be different and I think i will like that. If it's different I think I can grow from it.

  • Eva-Maria
    Female | Age 16 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Drawing, Reading, Scouts, Bicycling, Field Hockey, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: Studying abroad would be great chance for me regarding my schooling and my self-development. I will have an entirely different study program with subjects and extracurricular activities my own school in Germany does not offer. That way, I could discover new talents and new sides of my personality. \nAs an exchange student, I become a member of my host family and make new friends, not only in my local community, but also on an international level. It will be great to have friends all over the world and to be part of an international network. And, I hope that my host family will always be a second home to me.

  • Simeon
    Male | Age 15 | France
    France

    Top Interests & Sports: Video Games, Badminton
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I would like to discover a different school system and learn a different mindset. I will realize that my french culture is not the only one.

  • Lente
    Female | Age 17 | Netherlands
    Netherlands

    Top Interests & Sports: Arts & Crafts, Drama & Theater, Boxing, Field Hockey
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: - The adventure of having an entirely different life\n- Gaining international friends\n- Travel experience\n- Different school education

  • Laura R
    Female | Age 16 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Baking, Fashion, Listening to Music, Outdoor Activities, Reading, Travel, Badminton, Dance – Modern, Gymnastics, Inline Skating, Sailing
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to live the experence of going to a high school in America, I want to have the oportunity of meeting amazing people from all over the world and to live with a host family.

  • Manuela
    Female | Age 14 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Attend/Watch Sporting Events, Drama & Theater, Fashion, Volunteering, Horseback Riding, Sailing, Snow Skiing, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I would love to establish a long-term relationship with my American family and hopefully they can come and invite them to Spain to introduce my family, friends and show them how we live in Spain.

  • Carmen
    Female | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Board Games, Drawing, Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Travel, Water Sports, Dance – Other, Diving, Gymnastics, Tennis, Track & Field
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to study abroad because I think it is a great opportunity to grow as a person, to know different cultures and become more independent. Also because I can try new activities that I don't usually do or that I never imagined I would do.

  • Natalie
    Female | Age 16 | Czech Republic
    Czech Republic

    Top Interests & Sports: Arts & Crafts, Listening to Music, Painting, Reading, Dance – Other, Diving, Gymnastics, Tennis, Track & Field
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: It is my dream to study in american university, so i want to get introduced to an american school system in advance. In addition to this I want to be independent in life so I find this as a great opportunity to become more independent.

  • Margherita
    Female | Age 17 | Italy
    Italy

    Top Interests & Sports: Arts & Crafts, Fashion, Shopping, Snorkeling, Travel, Badminton, Golf, Snow Skiing, Swimming, Tennis
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I've decided to become an exchange student because I would like to test myself by taking up the challenges of the experience. Another reason is to get to know myself better, make new friends for life and learn to appreciate the little things.

  • Alessandra
    Female | Age 16 | Italy
    Italy

    Top Interests & Sports: Drama & Theater, Drawing, Listening to Music, Television, Travel, Writing, Badminton, Dance – Ballet, Gymnastics, Running, Swimming
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I think there are more than just two other reasons why this experience is so important and formative. But I think that two of the most important ones are: n.1 Learn to adapt to any situation, not to panic when the circumstances don't put you at ease. This because if you learn to adapt, you can be comfortable with anyone, anwhere. N.2 Become more indipendent, more confident in yourself and to feel good even on your own.

  • Vera
    Female | Age 17 | Netherlands
    Netherlands

    Top Interests & Sports: Cooking, Outdoor Activities, Dance – Hip Hop, Dance – Modern, Dance – Ballet
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I would love to grow as a person and become more independence in America.\nI would like to get to know new people and make good contacts.\nI want to get to know the culture

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