Featured Students for January Arrival!!!

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We have a few students still looking for host families for half year experiences from January to June. If you’ve considered hosting, but aren’t sure you can commit to a full year, why not take a January arrival?

These are the great kids we are featuring this week:

Samuel
Switzerland

STUDENT INFORMATION
Gender: Male
Age: 17
Father’s Occupation: Radiation Oncologist
Mother’s Occupation: housemaker, nurse
Marital Status: Married
Student Lives With: Both Parents
No. of Siblings: 3
Place of Birth: Switzerland
Community: City or Town
Religion: Christian
Religion Frequency: Occasionally
Attend Host Religion: Occasionally
Food Restrictions: None
Live With Diff Host Religion: Yes
English Level: 8
GPA: B
Program Start: January 2014
Program Length: Half Year

ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS
• Boxing
• Cooking
• Listening to music
• Cinema / Movies
• Gym
• Soccer

INTERVIEWER COMMENTS
Samuel is a very active, honest and independent young man who comes from a big family. He loves the openness of Americans. He adores boxing and soccer and loves traveling, having spent a month at the EF language school in NY. He is goal-oriented, extroverted, flexible, and has a fun disposition, which makes him very approachable. He loves sitting around the dinner table with his family of six.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOURSELF
I am a 17 years old active, athletic, fun-loving boy. With me you can talk about quite everything, I like listening to people and learn new things from them. I really like the USA and its people, sports, food, shopping, music, honest people, new haircuts, go out with friends, the sound when typing on a laptop, family festivals-like on Christmas and strong wind.

Philipp
Germany

STUDENT INFORMATION
Gender: Male
Age: 16
Father’s Occupation: Consultant
Mother’s Occupation: Teacher
Marital Status: Divorced
Student Lives With: Both Parents
No. of Siblings: 1
Place of Birth: Germany
Community: small town or village
Religion: Catholic
Religion Frequency: Occasionally
Attend Host Religion: Yes
Food Restrictions: None
Live With Diff Host Religion: Yes
English Level: 8
GPA: C
Program Start: January 2014
Program Length: Half Year

ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS
• Biking / Cycling
• Golf
• Listening to music
• Skiing
• Watching TV
• Computers
• Hiking
• Piano
• Tennis

INTERVIEWER COMMENTS
Philipp is a charming, polite and interested young boy. He is very athletic – his hobbies are swimming, playing golf and tennis. He is very open-minded and is looking forward to getting to know a new culture and improving his English.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOURSELF
I´m 16 years old and I´m currently visiting the 9th class. In my spare time I like to do various sportive activities. In the summertime I love to play golf and tennis. As I live very close to the lake, I also like to go swimming and meeting with my friends.  During the wintertime I like to go skiing with my friends and my family.

Tim
Germany

STUDENT INFORMATION
Gender: Male
Age: 16
Father’s Occupation: Craftsman
Mother’s Occupation: Secretary
Marital Status: Married
Student Lives With: Both Parents
No. of Siblings: 1
Place of Birth: Germany
Community: City or Town
Religion: New Apostolic (Christians)
Religion Frequency: Occasionally
Attend Host Religion: Occasionally
Food Restrictions: None
Live With Diff Host Religion: Yes
English Level: 7
GPA: A
Program Start: January 2014
Program Length: Half Year

ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS
• Listening to music
• Swimming
• Reading
• Weight training

INTERVIEWER COMMENTS
Tim is an athletic boy, who likes to work out in the gym and take care of his health. He is generally interested in sports and would like to get to know news sports, like e.g. American football. Tim likes to spend time with his friends, going to the movies or swimming. He is also very interested in economic and history, those are his favorite subjects. Tim is a helpful boy,who takes over household chores. He is outgoing, talkative and thus will most probably easily find new friends and fit into a new family.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOURSELF
I’m open for new things and interested to learn new things. I am looking forward to going to school in the USA and become a member of a sports team. I would like to see some nature in the US, maybe something special near my host family.

If you’re interested in opening your home this holiday season, fill out the form to be contacted for more information:

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Saturday Students

If you’ve ever considered hosting a student, now is the time.   If you haven’t, check out some of our available students and see what a difference they could make in your home, school and community – and what a difference YOU can make to them!

Maximilian, 16, Germany

Interests:  Basketball, computers, skiing, listening to music

I would say that I am very determined. I am very confident and I am open to new things. I am helpful and can work well with other people. I am interested in playing basketball and spending time with my family. Furthermore I like languages: I study Latin as a second language.

Max is a highly likeable and sociable young man. He’s very open-minded, loves to be among people and counts basketball as one of his favorite hobbies. He also loves to be with his friends, go skiing or just relax with his family. The year abroad will definitely be a dream come true for him and you will love having him in your family.

Jose, 17, Spain

Interests:  Computers, field hockey, piano, soccer, listening to music, swimming, snowboarding, surfing, watching TV

I like sports but I am not obsessed. I am a funny guy. I am a good person, honest, talkative and friendly.

Jose loves snowboarding. He also likes music and many other sports. He’s well prepared to face a high school year abroad and know how this experience will influence in his future. He´ll be a great boy for any host family he is lucky to share his year with.

Edoardo, 17, Italy

Interests:  Fishing, computers, martial arts, listening to music, surfing, watching TV

I’m a very independent boy, I am precise and polite. I was born in the north of Italy but I have been leaving all my life in Sardinia in a nice and touristic town, where there’s no so much violence and criminality as in big cities, it is very crowded in summer season and relaxing in winter.

Edoardo is an extroverted and lively boy. He is athletic and especially enjoys windsurfing and martial arts. He is also interested in fishing, listening to music and watching movies. He is flexible, polite, reliable and well mannered. He believes this program will allow him to improve his personality and English and is very excited to be able to meet new people and live in a new community.

Phranai, 16, Thailand

Interests:  Choir/singing, movies, dance, drama/theatre, gardening, running, listening to music, volunteering, soccer

I think I friendly with everyone but in first generation when I live there I think in must hard to qualify because It is a new country new environment new family new friends and certainly new language so it hard to start a relationship with new friends but I will try to talk with them and I believe I can do it. I don’t like any illegal things and I don’t enjoy to quarrel with anyone I want to live peaceful.

Phranai is a humorous, kind, and open minded boy. He likes to play many kinds of sports. He also likes to dance and listen to the music. He is a pet lover. Dog is his favorite pet and he has 1 dog in his home. He usually spends time with his family having dinner and watching movies. Sometimes he helps his dad gardening and his mom cooking. He thinks that going abroad as an exchange student will gain him experiences and makes him learn about culture and language.

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US Flag (Photo credit: PS-OV-ART Patty Sue O’Hair-Vicknair, Artist)

Interested in hosting any of these great boys?  Interested in finding out about other students we still have available?  Fill out the contact form below and an EF Foundation representative will be in touch with you within 24 hours.