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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  • Chloe
    Female | Age 18 | Belgium
    Belgium

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Attend/Watch Sporting Events, Listening to Music, Photography, Reading, Bicycling, Horseback Riding, Running, Snow Skiing, Soccer
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I don't know yet what I would like to do later so I find that it's a good way to have more time to think about my future. I just know that I want to travel before to go to university. It will help me become more independent and open-minded. Give me another perspective on the world and on people.

  • Jonas
    Male | Age 17 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Cooking, Fitness, Listening to Music, Video Games, Water Sports, Basketball, Running, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: One point is that I want to get to know myself better and know how to get along without my parents. Another point is that I want to know more about the lifestyle compared to ours in Germany.

  • Lluna
    Female | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Arts & Crafts, Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Scuba Diving, Travel, Water Sports, Basketball, Sailing, Snow Skiing, Tennis, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to go out of my confort zone and testing myself

  • Lionel
    Male | Age 18 | Belgium
    Belgium

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Camping, PC Games, Baseball, Basketball, Weightlifting
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: To become more independent and to be able to see the incredibly diverse nature in the United States.

  • Gonzalo
    Male | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Outdoor Activities, PC Games, Basketball, Rowing, Soccer
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I would like to go to the states because I want made new friends and learn about the American culture. I enjoy watching American series and films, and I would like to have my own American experience. My sister came to the States last year and she had a great experience. Studying in a highschool it seems as if you were inside a movie, possibility to practice different sports, homecoming week, etc.

  • Marta
    Female | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Hiking, Listening to Music, Playing Indoor Games, Reading, Padel, Running, Snow Skiing, Track & Field, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to live the experience of being without my parents and friends and know how I solve my problems on my own. And I want to be more responsible and independent.

  • Roberto
    Male | Age 16 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Community Events & Festivals, Fitness, Water Sports, Padel, Running, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: To know foreign lifestyles and meet people

  • Paula
    Female | Age 16 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Cooking, Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Hiking, Listening to Music, American Football, Boxing, Gymnastics, Snow Skiing, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: Grow as a person and learn to make decisions Meet people who will surely be friends for life.

  • Jordi
    Male | Age 16 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Attend/Watch Sporting Events, Outdoor Activities, Travel, Video Games, Water Sports, Windsurfing, Basketball, Sailing, Snow Skiing, Soccer, Swimming
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I would like to study abroad because I believe it can help me to be more independent and self-taught as I will not be in my comfort zone and I can learn to adapt to new situations. Whether it is a different culture and a different educational system. This experience can help me to increase my values and self-confidence. Thus having a personal growth. In addition, it will give me a global perspective of the world that I do not have right now.

  • Jon
    Male | Age 16 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Cooking, Fitness, Internet, Reading, Travel, Martial Arts, Soccer, Swimming
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to study in the USA because I believe that having the autonomy to move away from home could bring about a positive change in my life. I am confident that this experience will help me to mature and grow and make new friends.

  • Oliva
    Female | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Arts & Crafts, Attend/Watch Sporting Events, Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Basketball, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: First of all, I would like to have to opportunity to become more independent and mature. I think that this experience will help me to be able to face new challenges and try to solve them by myself. At the same time I will need to learn how to ask for help when necessary and trust my host family. Secondly I am really willing to make new relationships with my host family and with new friends at school or town, in order to learn about a new way of living at the same time that I share my own culture.

  • Martina
    Female | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Boating, Cooking, Fashion, Photography, Travel, Badminton, Baseball, Diving, Snow Skiing, Swimming
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: BECAUSE IT IS A DREAM THAT I HAVE HAD SINCE I WAS VERY LITTLE, TO BE ABLE TO LIVE AN ACADEMIC YEAR IN THE USA. BECAUSE I LIKE BEING ABLE TO EXPAND MY KNOWLEDGE IN OTHER COUNTRIES

  • Fine
    Female | Age 16 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Cooking, Listening to Music, Reading, Shopping, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to study abroad to live a different lifestyle than in my home country, for example living with a new family or having different hobbies. I also want to study abroad to experience a new school system and have a new education. I also want to meet new people and make new friends to expand my social skills.

  • Laurens K
    Male | Age 16 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Outdoor Activities, Playing Music, Reading, Video Games, Fencing, Sailing, Soccer, Table Tennis
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: In addition to the advantage of getting to know another culture and improving my language skills, I also hope to develop my personality through gaining transnational competencies. I will leave my familiar surroundings behind and live, learn and work in a foreign culture. That will broaden my horizon through personal experience.\n\nI'm also already looking forward to making new friends from the US with naturally different interests and backgrounds than the ones I'm used to at home.

  • Kano
    Female | Age 16 | Japan
    Japan

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Cooking, Listening to Music, Shopping, Singing, Travel, Basketball, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: When I go abroad alone, I have to think deeply, carefully, and act by myself. First, I can be more confident. Second, I'll learn some nerve. I think these two things are very important to be reliable in society.

  • Naemi
    Female | Age 16 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Listening to Music, Outdoor Activities, Reading, Badminton, Horseback Riding, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: A school year abroad gives you the oppertunity to get to know new perspectives and different ways of working and thinking. You can gain\nexperiences that broaden your own world view and given you a more open view of the world. Intercultural exchange promotes understanding of other cultures and tolerance towards different ways of life. A period abroad also means facing new challenges and breaking out of your own comfortzone. You learn to be more flexible, adapt to unfamiliar enviroments and become more independent. Such experiences promote personal develoment, boost self-confidence and improve the ability to adapt and work together.

  • Eliott
    Male | Age 18 | Belgium
    Belgium

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Baking, Canoeing, Cooking, Playing Cards, Snorkeling, Baseball, Snow Skiing, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I think that my reasons to study abroad is that I love the United States and it is dream to go there since my childhood. I started to love the USA when I saw my first American Christmas movie, I just loved the atmosphere and at this moment started my american Dream. The second one is that the USA is renowned for beeing the Country where the sport is a important thing. So that there is a school's team and I always wanted to go inside that team.

  • Clara D
    Female | Age 17 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Baking, Painting, Reading, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to study abroad, because I really like meeting new people and the chance to be on my own and getting along by myself. On top of that, I think, that studying abroad will definitely strengthen my personality and make me even more grateful for my life.

  • Alessandra
    Female | Age 16 | Italy
    Italy

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Travel, Tennis, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: Studying abroad is something I always wanted to do because I can participate to new things, I can meet new people with different cultures than mine, and I like sharing my culture abroad as well. I think it’s really useful for being on your own and helps your growth.

  • Tom
    Male | Age 18 | Netherlands
    Netherlands

    Top Interests & Sports: Fitness, Gardening, Travel, Snow Skiing, Snowboarding
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I think it wil be a great life experience where you will grow as an individual. It is also a great opportunity to\nmeet new people and make new friends.

  • Emma
    Female | Age 17 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Arts & Crafts, Baking, Cooking, Listening to Music, Scouts, Swimming, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: Because I want to experience a different school system and see how Americans learn about the different topics. I am pretty sure there are taught different things in different subjects, e.g. history or politics. I am very good in my german school and I want to see, how I can compete the american high school life and in a different language. Besides that, an exchange and going to school in a different country will be great for supporting my future career options and will be an opportunity to adapt into a new school system and learn more about living and learning apart from my home country

  • Aurora
    Female | Age 17 | Italy
    Italy

    Top Interests & Sports: Surfing, Travel, Diving, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to spend a year away from home because it has always been my dream to be able to be independent without the support of my family and my friends because I like to test myself and I think I am capable of it. Another reason is that I want to embark on this journey to discover myself, I want to learn how to feel good even on my own, I want to make international friends and I want to fully experience the American culture because living in the USA has always been one of my biggest dreams.

  • Linn
    Female | Age 17 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Outdoor Activities, Reading, Travel, Dance – Hip Hop, Horseback Riding, Table Tennis
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to study abroad, because I think its a good chance to gain new experiences and to see the different lifestyles. Also I can meet a lot of new people and learn about cultural differences.

  • Hannes
    Male | Age 18 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Cooking, Fitness, Museums, PC Games, Travel, Diving, Martial Arts, Snow Skiing, Swimming
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: My parents met many amazing people while living in the US and I hope to do the same. I want to experience the vast natural beauty of the US. I want to learn more about the US as a whole. The people, the history even the superstores.

  • Julen
    Male | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Cooking, Drawing, Flying, Travel, Bicycling, Handball, Padel, Soccer, Table Tennis
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: The first reason is because I want to meet other people from other countries. I love to speak with other people, and if it’s better, talk in english.\nThe second one is to live with other habits to know other cultures in the world, for example, the hour of lunch. It is a good challenge for people like me.\n

  • Freya
    Female | Age 15 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Photography, Playing Music, Shopping, Skateboarding, Handball, Snow Skiing, Soccer, Track & Field
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I would like to get to know new sports that are not available in Germany and to get to know life in another family.

  • Luise
    Female | Age 16 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Baking, Community Events & Festivals, Fashion, Fitness, Travel, Diving, Gymnastics, Snow Skiing, Swimming, Track & Field
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to get to know new people and I want to experience the American Way of life. I am looking forward to live in an American host family and to go to a High School.

  • Eloise
    Female | Age 17 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Billiards, Drawing, Listening to Music, Painting, Reading, Horseback Riding, Snow Skiing, Table Tennis, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: It is important for me to further develop my social skills, such as independence and self-confidence. I would also like to make new friends. I would like to collect special memories in my life. I am particularly interested in the USA because I would like to get to know high school life with the many offers that do not exist in Germany. I am also impressed by the many beautiful landscapes and national parks in the USA.

  • Yukiho
    Female | Age 17 | Japan
    Japan

    Top Interests & Sports: Baking, Drawing, Badminton
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: The first reason for wanting to study abroad, besides international exchange and improving English skills, is to gain self-confidence. I have studied English for a long time, but in order to be able to use it with confidence, I thought I needed to actually go to the U.S. and use it on a daily basis. Secondly, I want to change myself more. I wanted to overcome my shyness by jumping into a new world and putting myself in an environment where I have to take action on my own.

  • Anna
    Female | Age 16 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Baking, Listening to Music, Reading, Surfing, Water Skiing, Dance – Ballet
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I wanna gain new experiences, meet cool people and become more independent!

  • Carolin
    Female | Age 16 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Baking, Community Events & Festivals, Cooking, Fashion, Outdoor Activities, Horseback Riding, Snow Skiing, Swimming, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: It is a childhood dream of mine and I would like to gain new experiences for life.

  • Paul
    Male | Age 16 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Attend/Watch Sporting Events, Board Games, Computers, Listening to Music, Painting, Reading, Basketball, Tennis
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I would like to get to know the American way of living and the American highschool life and participate in extracurricular activities, such as orchestra or science clubs. Another point is that I would like try another sport like baseball or football which is very popular in the US, but not in Germany. I think I could also play basketball in a school or church team (maybe not in the 1st team but in a 2nd or 3rd team). And of course, I would like to be part of an American family and exchange with my family experiences and knowledge.

  • Jacobo
    Male | Age 15 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Board Games, Church/Religon, Cooking, Listening to Music, Video Games, Baseball, Snow Skiing, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I love to explore things, moments and experiences, so I wish to have a new experience with different people I am usually with.\nAnother reason why I want to go is to get to know to different people, that maybe we do best friends, or we hate each other.\n

  • Paula Z
    Female | Age 17 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Community Events & Festivals, Listening to Music, Dance – Modern, Horseback Riding, Padel, Swimming
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: 1) It is a dream I have had since I was 12. 2) I would love to learn more about the American culture and traditions. 3) I have watched a lot of American films and read blogs and publications about teenagers' experience there and I would like to live my own experience

  • Punyapat
    Male | Age 16 | Thailand
    Thailand

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Auto Racing, Listening to Music, Outdoor Activities, PC Games, Basketball, Bicycling, Soccer, Swimming
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: 1. Expanded Global Perspective 2. Personal Growth and Independence.

  • Natnitcha
    Female | Age 16 | Thailand
    Thailand

    Top Interests & Sports: Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Photography, Singing, Travel, Badminton, Dance – Hip Hop, Dance – Modern
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: First, I would like to learn how to manage myself and become independent Second, I want to have a chance to liveaboard and gain a new perspective.

  • Nathakon
    Male | Age 17 | Thailand
    Thailand

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Listening to Music, PC Games, Television, Video Games, Bowling, Golf, Soccer, Table Tennis, Weightlifting
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: There are a lot of in terested activities that permit me to do,it will be my once -in -a-life time experience I want to do various volunteer activity because I want to learn about it.

  • Martina C
    Female | Age 16 | Spain
    Spain

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Fashion, Painting, Travel, Water Sports, Dance – Modern, Horseback Riding, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: For getting to know new people and a new culture. Also, to grow as a person and become the best version of me so far.

  • Elisabeth
    Female | Age 16 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Baking, Drawing, Fashion, Listening to Music, Museums, Reading, Dance – Modern, Horseback Riding, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to study abroad to get to know new people and make friends, but also to become more independent of my parents, to shape myself as a person and become more open-minded. I see myself as a very extroverted person and therefore think that a year abroad will be a fun and educational experience for me which will also help me in life.

  • Guilherme S
    Male | Age 17 | Brazil
    Brazil

    Top Interests & Sports: Cooking, Fitness, Listening to Music, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: For me studying abroad is about meeting new people and becoming a more independent person

  • Dorian
    Male | Age 16 | Germany
    Germany

    Top Interests & Sports: Drama & Theater, Listening to Music, Painting, Playing Cards, Playing Music, Badminton, Basketball, Snowboarding, Volleyball, Weightlifting
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: To decide if its a place for me where I would like to live there or not.To see how the schoolsystem works in another countries.

  • Valentina
    Female | Age 17 | Bolivia
    Bolivia

    Top Interests & Sports: Animals, Attend/Watch Sporting Events, Politics, Shopping, Volunteering, Basketball, Bicycling, Boxing, Swimming, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: Mainly to learn more about life in the United States with the purpose of preparing myself to study at an American university and to research and take advantage of scholarship opportunities available to international students.

  • Omer
    Male | Age 16 | Turkey
    Turkey

    Top Interests & Sports: Auto Racing, Board Games, Fishing, Going to Movies/Watching Movies, PC Games, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bicycling, Tennis
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: I want to study abroad because I believe it will effect my carrier in the future and it will allow me to improve my general knowledge and become more knowledgeable about America

  • Pietra
    Female | Age 17 | Brazil
    Brazil

    Top Interests & Sports: Baking, Community Events & Festivals, Fitness, Going to Movies/Watching Movies, Photography, Playing Music, Aerobics, Dance – Other, Dance – Ballet, Horseback Riding, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: One of the reasons is that the exchange program makes us grow as a person, by making us more independent and taking on responsibilities, developing a high level of maturity, and I think that's a strong reason. The second reason is that with the great experience, like meeting new people, the program makes life more meaningful, more full of content, it also teaches us to appreciate the simple, to practice gratitude and to be happier with everyday life and with our lives, that's another very strong reason that I believe.

  • Temuujin
    Male | Age 16 | Mongolia
    Mongolia

    Top Interests & Sports: Cooking, Fitness, Listening to Music, Volunteering, Basketball, Martial Arts, Swimming, Volleyball
    Give at least two other reasons why you want to study abroad: Firstly, I want to learn about new cultures and traditions. Secondly, I want to share my culture with my new host family, friends, and community.

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