It’s time this week for SAE’s student letters featuring one of our Spanish students – Ignacio! Ignacio is an amazing older brother and is part of an adoptive family himself. We’re excited to have him participating in our programs with so many adoptive families interested in getting their own children connected with the world! Every week, we feature one or two student letters of kids applying to our program for the upcoming school year. It’s a great way to learn more about a student and find out if he or she is a good fit for your family! You can meet all of our students on our photolisting and submit a FREE application to receive a photo album and video for any of the kids in the program.
Student Letters: Meet Ignacio
My name is Ignacio and I am 15 years old (I will be 16 in April). I am from Spain. I think I am a fun and nice person and I don’t give problems and I think I can do everything I purpose myself. I like listening to music and reading. Also I love summer, going to the beach, have fun with my cousins and friends and spend time with the family. I think I am friendly. and little shy at the beginning, but after having confidence with people I am really funny and pleasant. I think I can express myself in English well but I would like to be able to understand the language and improve it.
My mother is Ana and she is 49 years old, my father is Tomas and he is 51 years old. I have too a brother called Artiom, he is 14 years old. I have too two little sisters. Cristina is 13 years old and Elisa is 10 years old. We all go to the same school, 5 minutes walk from home. My father is a lawyer and my mother works in an office in the financial department. In our family everybody likes making plans, like going to the beach, to the mountains or travelling. On weekends we usually go to the mountain or to do a trip.
At home we all participate in the house works. We make our beds every day, tidy our room, set and clean the table and do the dishes. Sometimes we help cooking, which is something I like very much. I will be willing to do the same during my stay with you. I am used to it and I think that it is fair that we all collaborate. My dad loves cooking and I plan to prepare and practice some typical Spanish recipes so you enjoy our great cuisine. I hope I can be successful in this point!
I study in school. My favourite subject is English because I love your language and by now, that we have already a good level, we do in class fun projects in groups like a newspaper or practice the listening with songs that we have to understand. Most of the music I like is in English. I have a lot of fun singing them out loud. The most difficult subject for me is maths but I am always making effort for improve my grades.
I still don’t know which career I’m going to choose when I finish High School but I am clearly oriented towards a degree in humanities. Maybe law or psychology… In the future I would like to have a big family. I want to get married and have two or three kids.
I am very excited about spending a year in your country. I don´t know speaking English very well and the first weeks I think that for me will be hard understanding you. American accent can be a little difficult at the beginning, but as I am good with the languages and I have good ear I am sure I will be able to get it soon. I will start practicing the listening with my cousin. Last year she started watching on TV some series in original version like” Modern Family” . I will start meeting her to see some chapters.
But improving my English is not the main reason for my decision of being an exchange student for a year in USA. Getting to know your culture, your way of life, your traditions and being part of it will show me another perspective of life and open my mind and my horizons. I am sure it will be a great experience in my life and will bring me the opportunity to come back with a new family and friends that I hope I can keep forever.
I think I will not be out of tune in your family and I hope you to give me a chance for meeting me. I will be very grateful if you consider accepting me as part of your family and I promise to do my best for you to enjoy your time with me.
Check out Ignacio’s profile on our photolisting to read a letter from his parents and meet all of our students from abroad. If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a host family, reach out to one of our Program Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us about hosting Ignacio!