Student Interviews: Meet Ed!

It’s been so fun receiving exchange student applications and looking at the wonderful group of students we are placing for the 2018-2019 academic year! In addition to the applications they submit, we conduct interviews with each student over Skype to get to know them and learn more about them. Each kid is different in their own way, and interviews are the perfect time for them to shine! Learn more from our interview with Ed, below!

Student Interviews: Meet Ed!

 

Ed is a well rounded kid who was fun to interview!

Q: Tell me about your family.

A: My family is very kind. I live with my father and mother, and my grandmother also lives with us.

 

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: English. I think it’s important to learn English and different languages are good to know.

 

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

A: I would like to fly!

 

Q: If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

A: The United States of course! Also, I would like to go to Japan.

 

If you’d like more information on hosting Ed, reach out to a Program Coordinator at info@saeglobal.org! You can also visit our photolisting to see more about Ed or any of the other exchange students.

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Student Letters: Meet Federico

Each of our exchange student’s write a unique letter to their future host family, and these letters are a great way to get a feel for their personality and lifestyle. Take a look at Federico’s letter below!

Student Letters: Meet Federico!

 

Dear host family,

My name is Federico, but everyone calls me Fede. I am 16 years old now and I will be 17 the next september 3rd., so I will celebrate my next birthday in USA. My family and friends describe me as a spontaneous, creative and fun person. I live in Spain with my older brother Miguel and my father.

I am the third of 5 siblings, I have three sisters and one brother. My two little sisters live in Chile with my mother, her name is Daniela and she works designing purse and bags. She also paints and do pottery.

I am a responsible and orderly person, within the family environment I always try to do everything in a good mood. With my father and my bother I always spend very good times and I laugh a lot. I’m the one who cooks the most in my house because I like it a lot, as much as cooking as eating and trying new types of food. My favorite type of food is indian food, I love currys, and even I love healthy food as vegetables and fruits.

I did a 2 years cinema course where I learned photography and recording methods and many other important things about cinema, that I loved. I am the president of the school board of my school. For me, culture and art are very important because in my family it has always been given a lot of importance and I have been educated on it. I belong to a family of artist, my paternal grandfather was a realist painter and my grandmother also painted and my grandmother also painted and wrote books. one of
them is been launch next week in Madrid and talks about the life of his family in New York after the Spanish civil war. My great uncle is Federico Garcia Lorca, a poet and a writer from the 27 generation of the XX century in spain.

I love drawing, writing, listening to music, watching movies and taking photos. I like hang out with my friend, we used to spend time together in our houses, going to cinema, art shows, hiking in the mountains and most of all skiing.

I am a person of easy coexistence, with desire to know new cultures and new people, I know how to cook and I do not mind helping with household chores. I am clean neat and respectful. In my day to day what frustrates me most and I find it difficult are the math and physics which are two subjects that cost me a lot because I consider myself to be a more creative and artistic person.

One obstacle that I had to overcome was the separation of my parents which was very painful for me, but I decided to see the positive side and face that situation and enjoy the best of both. I’m still not quite sure what I want to study but I would like something like design or audiovisual. I look forward to living the experience of a school year in USA which my father and my brother already lived, I think this experience is going to be very rewarding for both me and my host family. I am looking forward to get to know you and I am very thankful that you consider hosting me for one year, I hope be part of
your family.

FEDERICO

 

If you think Federico would be a great match for your family, read more about him on our photolisting and reach out to a Program Coordinator at info@saeglobal.org today!

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Student Interviews: Meet Maria!

It’s been so fun receiving exchange student applications and looking at the wonderful group of students we are placing for the 2018-2019 academic year! In addition to the applications they submit, we conduct interviews with each student over Skype to get to know them and learn more about them. Each kid is different in their own way, and interviews are the perfect time for them to shine! Learn more from our interview with Maria, below!

Student Interviews: Meet Maria!

 

Maria is a sweet and quirky girl who is sure to make you smile!

Q: Tell me about yourself.

A: I love to skate very much. I also like animals, drawing, and I like to make crafts.

 

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Oh that is hard to choose. I like cookies,  and also soup.

 

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

A: I would read the minds of people.

 

Q: Are you ready to participate in host family life?

A: Yes! I’m very excited for that.

 

If you’d like more information on hosting Maria, reach out to a Program Coordinator at info@saeglobal.org! You can also visit our photolisting to see more about Maria or any of the other exchange students.

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Student Letters: Meet Roy!

Each of our exchange student’s write a unique letter to their future host family, and these letters are a great way to get a feel for their personality and lifestyle. Take a look at Roy’s letter below!

Student Letters: Meet Roy!

 

Dear host family,

Hello everyone! It’s the first time I write a piece of letter to a host family. So I am a little nervous. And first of all thanks for considering accepting me. I’m looking forward to be a good friend with you and a new member of your family.

My English name is Roy. Now I am 16 years old. I am a student in grade 10. I like going to school because I can study, talk, eat with my classmates there. I’m a little shy, and I get a little nervous when I meet a stranger. My parents and friends consider that I’m a friendly boy. I live with my parents. And they love with each other. My father is a knowledge person and he care about news. He sometimes watches TV after dinner, but he often works out. My mother wants to be a baker, she loves bake, she often make cookies for me. And I like to watch movies on my phone. Marvel movie is my favorite. I like spider-Man best, because he is a high school student, so am I.

I have a pet, it’s a dog, It’s named MaoMao, it’s 5 years old. First time I met MaoMao, it is under the table, it looks scared or shy, I have no idea why it was here. Until my mother tell me it is my new pet. It has black and white fur. And it doesn’t like taking a shower.

Beijing is the capital of China. It is also one of the fastest developing cities in China. Beijing has more than 20 million citizens. I am so proud that I was born in Beijing. Because in here you can communicate with the world more easily. Beijing is a dry city. It hasn’t rained from August, 2017 to February this year. There are a lot of delicious food in Beijing, Beijing Roast Duck is my favorite. I like sunny in Beijing. But Beijing often haze in winter. And we still working hard on changing it. It’s become better now.

I have studied English for three years. I have heard that studying abroad is good for my English. So I’m eager to catch this opportunity. I like traveling. I want to travel around the world when I grow up. But first I need to be a walking dictionary.

I spend time for my hobby. I have a lot of hobby. I like playing baseball, playing basketball and go hiking. l like taking picture anywhere and anytime. At home, I not only do my own things by myself such as washing clothes and tiding room, but also bear a little housework such as sweeping the floor and taking out the trash. In addition, I can also cook some simple Chinese food.

Do you have any advice for me? Are there any poisonous animals?What should I pay attention to?

Finally, I would like to thank you for accepting me to live with you and your family. I’m looking forward to meeting you soon.

 

ROY

 

If you think Roy would be a great match for your family, read more about him on our photolisting and reach out to a Program Coordinator at info@saeglobal.org today!

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Student Interviews: Meet Sergio!

It’s been so fun receiving exchange student applications and looking at the wonderful group of students we are placing for the 2018-2019 academic year! In addition to the applications they submit, we conduct interviews with each student over Skype to get to know them and learn more about them. Each kid is different in their own way, and interviews are the perfect time for them to shine! Learn more from our interview with Sergio, below!

Student Interviews: Meet Sergio!

 

Sergio is a laidback, talented, and mature kid who we think could make friends with almost anyone!

Q: Why do you want to go to the United States?

A: I think it will be a nice opportunity to learn American culture, and I do want to improve my English. That is important for my future. I want to grow and get more life experience.

 

Q: Are you ready to participate in host family life?

A: Yes. I’m good at talking with people and I like meeting new people so I don’t think it will be a problem.

 

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

A: Flying, or maybe breathing underwater.

 

Q: What is your favorite hobby?

A: I like sports! Also music and hanging out with my friends. 

 

If you’d like more information on hosting Sergio, reach out to a Program Coordinator at info@saeglobal.org! You can also visit our photolisting to see more about Sergio or any of the other exchange students.

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Student Interviews: Meet Sofia!

It’s been so fun receiving exchange student applications and looking at the wonderful group of students we are placing for the 2018-2019 academic year! In addition to the applications they submit, we conduct interviews with each student over Skype to get to know them and learn more about them. Each kid is different in their own way, and interviews are the perfect time for them to shine! Learn more from our interview with Sofia, below!

Student Interviews: Meet Sofia!

 

Sofia is a sweet and happy girl who was really fun to interview!

Q: Tell me about yourself

A: I like to be funny and to have with my friends and family. My friends come to me with their problems because I’m good at listening. I like to help people a lot.

 

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: I really like art, but I hate math!

 

Q: What is your favorite hobby?

A: photography is my favorite. I practice Tennis two times a week, and I dance two times a week. I also like makeup and shopping and traveling.

 

Q: Why do you want to go to the United States?

A: I know it will be a good experience, and I want to improve my English. I want to make friends there and have a really good time!

 

If you’d like more information on hosting Sofia, reach out to a Program Coordinator at info@saeglobal.org! You can also visit our photolisting to see more about Sofia or any of the other exchange students.

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Student Interviews: Meet Curt!

It’s been so fun receiving exchange student applications and looking at the wonderful group of students we are placing for the 2018-2019 academic year! In addition to the applications they submit, we conduct interviews with each student over Skype to get to know them and learn more about them. Each kid is different in their own way, and interviews are the perfect time for them to shine! Learn more from our interview with Curt, below!

Student Interviews: Meet Curt!

Meet Curt Exchange Student from China

 

Curt is a laid back student who wasn’t afraid to show his enthusiasm for drumming!

Q: Tell me about yourself

A: I am 17 years old and I’m an only child. I have many hobbies such as football and drumming. I have been drumming for over 10 years, but maybe I wouldn’t be considered a good drummer in America because America has a lot of good drummers.

 

Q: What is your favorite color?

A: I love gray! It’s my lucky color. (He was wearing a gray shirt during our video interview with him)

 

Q: Are you ready to participate in host family life?

A: I have built and made relationships and friendships before, so I think this is good for me to build a relationship with my host family when I’m in the US.

 

If you’d like more information on hosting Curt, reach out to a Program Coordinator at info@saeglobal.org! You can also visit our photolisting to see more about Curt or any of the other exchange students.

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Meet Ana from Spain

Meet Ana from Spain! She’s a high school exchange student who’s in need of a host family for the 2018-2019 academic school year. Ana is excited for the opportunity to study in the US and learn about American culture. Read below to get to know Ana!

Can you tell us about yourself?

“My name is Ana, and I am 14 years old. My family and friends describe me as an independent, happy, friendly, a bit shy at first sight, generous, competitive, perfectionist, and sportive person.”

Can you tell us about your family?

“I have two younger brothers, and sometimes I take care of them. We have different personalities. I am calmer than them, and I am more independent.”

Why do you want to study abroad in the US?

“I would like to live in the USA one year because I want to improve my English and have a lot of good experiences there. I want to be part of an American family because some people told me that you can enjoy the experience more. I have chosen the USA because people are open-minded, and I like the hospitality the Americans have.”

What type of hobbies do you have?

“I enjoy a lot going out with my friends and doing different things. I do a lot of sports, I love it. I play basketball (I am the team captain), paddle tennis, I ride horses, and in the winter time I go skiing with my family. In the summer, I love to go to the beach. I also love to listen to music, go with my friends to take photos, cook dessert, and go to Madrid downtown.”

Do you have any plans for the future?

“My plans for the future are to continue studying and get a university degree. I still don’t know what I want to study in the future. So far, what I like most is to be a home interior designer.”

Want to learn more about Ana?

If you think Ana would be a great match for your family, reach out to a Program Coordinator at info@saeglobal.org today! For more information about hosting an exchange student, sign up for our upcoming Host Family Informational Webinar!

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5 Reasons to Host an Exchange Student

Every year, Student Ambassador Exchange helps students from all around the world connect with host families in the US. As a host family, you’ll welcome an exchange student into your home while they study in your local high school. It’s a great opportunity for students and host families to experience new cultures, create memories together, and make lasting friendships. You’ll be surprised at what you learn about yourself and the student as you get to know one another!

Why Host an Exchange Student?

Learn About New Cultures

Hosting an exchange student is an amazing way to learn about other cultures without having to leave your home! Our students are excited to share their own heritage with their host families (in addition to learning about American culture). You can learn about the student’s native language, traditional food, holidays and festivals, and more.

Bring Excitement into Your Home

When you host a student from another country, activities that you do regularly suddenly become new adventures with your student! For example, activities like going to a restaurant and watching sports seem like special events when you’re introducing them to your student for the first time. This can revitalize your family activities and inspire you to explore your local community with them!

Improve Your Communication Skills

If you’re learning your student’s native language, practicing speaking with them is a great way to improve your skills. Also, learning to communicate with someone despite a language barrier is an important skill that you gain through hosting. You’ll improve your ability to connect and relate to others with a culture different from your own!

Make Lifelong Friendships

Host a student and make lifelong friendships with them! Hosting allows you to establish a meaningful connection with someone that you otherwise might never have met. Oftentimes our students and host families keep in touch with each other after the student returns home. Maybe you’ll even get to visit the student and their family in their home country!

Do a Good Deed

By hosting an exchange student, you’re making a positive impact on their life! You’re helping them adjust to another country while ensuring they feel safe, supported, and a part of your family. As a host family, you play an important part in helping students grow and develop.

Are you interested in hosting an exchange student? We are currently matching students for the 2018-2019 school year! Visit our photo listing to meet our available students and check back regularly to meet any new students added. Contact us today to find out how you can change one student’s life through education and cultural exchange!

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Student Letters: Meet Nora!

Each of our exchange student’s write a unique letter to their future host family, and these letters are a great way to get a feel for their personality and lifestyle. Take a look at Nora’s letter below!

Student Letters: Meet Nora!

Meet Nora Exchange Student from Spain

 

Hello!

I am Nora, and I’m 14 years old. I live in a really cold city from the north of Spain. Even though I like warmer places, I love my hometown. I live in a flat with my parents. My brother lives away from home, since he is in university. My brother and my father are triathletes. I miss my brother when he’s away but I get to see him a lot of weekends.

I consider myself a mature girl. I am very independent – I don’t like to rely on anyone. I always try to be nice and polite. I am an extroverted person, but it takes me time to open up to people. I am an open-minded person; I try not to judge things or people without knowing and I respect everyone’s thoughts, ideas, and likes. I can be impatient and a perfectionist, which can be a good or bad thing. I get nervous but I am working on that and getting better at controlling it.

I love to hang out with my friends. We have such an amazing time together. They go to the same school as me so we are always together. We share some hobbies but at the same time we have our own personalities so we learn new things from each other.

Here are some things that I love to do in my free time: I love to dance. I love every style and I am always dancing, with or without music. I love any type of music, especially classical, jazz, pop, and rap. I also love to play sports. My favorite subject is PE, and I have so much fun! I enjoy playing instruments. Music is something that calms me and makes me happy when I am upset or stressed out.

I take school seriously. When I get a bad grade, I always try to learn from my mistakes so I don’t repeat them. I always try to be creative and develop my artistic side. I try to express myself through music, paint, writing, dance, and fashion.

NORA

 

If you think Nora would be a great match for your family, read more about her on our photolisting and reach out to a Program Coordinator at info@saeglobal.org today! To learn more bout hosting an exchange student, sign up for our upcoming Host Family Informational Webinar!

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