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FAMILY"

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Valeria from Italy
The Moniz Family

THE WORLD OUTSIDE YOUR NEWSFEED
The Moniz family

"During the 10 months that 17 year-old Martin, from Germany, lived with us, our lives and perspectives changed forever..."

Reflections on Our Hosting Experience…

“As Martin’s arrival date drew near, it was so exciting to think about all the things we would to do together this year. The museums and historical places in our own hometown that we took for granted suddenly seemed fascinating and important. Our family traditions and holidays began to take on new meaning as I anticipated sharing them with a new son.

Once Martin arrived, we all began to look differently at even the most ordinary aspects of American life..."   Keep Reading

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OUR STUDENTS

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continents
90
countries
1,000's
lives changed

Each year, more than 2,300 exchange students from 90 countries come to the US on AFS programs to study in high schools and live with host families. By hosting an AFS Exchange Student in your home, you will start seeing the world differently.

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STUDENTS LIKE THESE
ARE COMING TO YOUR AREA

Frilly
Frilly from Indonesia
Gender: Female
Interests: Biking, jogging, camping, cooking, volunteering

Frilly spends a lot of time outdoors biking, jogging, hiking, and camping. Indoors, her favorite activities are singing karaoke and cooking with her family. Frilly likes scouting, volunteering, and engaging in community projects.

Johannes
Johannes from Germany
Gender: Male
Interests: Soccer, skiing, plays instrument

Johannes is very athletic and enjoys soccer, table tennis, and skiing. Johannes plays cello in his school orchestra and watches the news daily to keep up with current events. He hopes to work in a career that involves working closely with people.

Veronica
Veronica from Paraguay
Gender: Female
Interests: Swimming, soccer, plays instrument, volleyball, tennis

Veronica swims and plays soccer, handball, volleyball, basketball, and tennis. She plays guitar and harp. Veronica is a straight A+ student and one of the top students in her class. At home, she often spends time with her grandmother.

Mert
Mert from Turkey
Gender: Male
Interests: Sporty, soccer, movies, family oriented, fishing

Mert enjoys playing sports, especially water sports, and also enjoys soccer, fishing, snowboarding and windsurfing. His other interests include movies and spending time with friends and family. Mert hopes to study architecture in the future.

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