Our Students

Exchange brings cultures together, opens communities to the wider world and creates families across the globe.

Hannah - Germany - Girl - 15 years old

Hannah: I'm a very outgoing person and have no problem talking to strangers. I don't often get shy or embarressed and like to be around people. I don't have a problem making friends and would describe myself as a friendly person. My friends often tell me I'm very confident and always try to make everyone feel included. I'm very helpfu, because I always try to help the people around me when they have any problems and am always there for them. I'm also very responsible. I really love reading and often tell my family and friends of the books I recently read. I then tell them what happens in my books and keep them up to date when i read about how the storyline is going and at the and of the book i read I often tell them if I liked the book or not.

Hobbies/Interests: Church Activities, Listening to Music, Socializing with Friends, Reading, Animals


Germany - Girl - 15 yrs

Sofia - Italy - Girl - 15 years old

Sofia: I am a curious person, I like to read a lot about various topics. I like to find out what is going on in the world. I like being myself and tend not to follow trends or fashion that interest or influence most people. I don't like unfairnesses and I am a sensitive person. I am also empathic toward people around me. I enjoy reflecting on the way people act to try to understand them better. Sometimes I can seem a little bit introverted or shy at first, but as soon as I feel comfortable I can be pretty talkative. I like elaborated things and I enjoy it when you can see that someone worked hard to create something, so I always try to be the best version of myself.

Hobbies/Interests: Drama or Theater, Listening to Music, Reading, Cooking


Italy - Girl - 15 yrs

Akari - Japan - Girl - 16 years old

Akari: I am very interested in foreign cultures! Please teach me Irish culture and let me introduce Japanese culture to you! I like music very much and I often sing with my mother and friends, so I want to sing with you if you don’t mind! And I love manga very much! So I would like you to know manga! Music. I can play the piano and trumpet. Also, I like musical especially Les Misérables. Manga. I am proud of being Japanese because Japanese make many wonderful manga! Especially, ONE PIECE is my bible. Cats. I love cats!! Now, I keep two cats at home. They are my angels…

Hobbies/Interests: Baking, Cats, Listening to Music, Reading, Shopping


Japan - Girl - 16 yrs

Nele - Germany - Girl - 17 years old

Nele: I would describe myself as a very open person. I love to talk, sometimes I might talk a bit too much :)) If I meet others I am very open minded and try to get to know the other person. Because I love to paint, play guitar and listen to music, I would describe myself as a creative person. But I can also concentrate well and am disciplined and I put a lot of effort into what I do. When I have a goal that I'm working towards, I try my best to achieve it and try to keep going, even if it gets a little more difficult or complicated. Either with my best friend, my family or in school I am responsible and helpful.

Hobbies/Interests: Baking, Sports, Drawing, Socializing with Friends, Nature


Germany - Girl - 17 yrs

Arianna - Italy - Girl - 16 years old

Arianna: I would describe myself as a sensitive and shy person, but also very determined and persevering. I'm convinced of the things I want to do and I commit myself until I reach my goal. I'm not a lonely person, I like being in company and having fun. I love watching TV series and movies, specially with my friends, and I spend many evenings watching them. I also like going to school and studying. One of my favorite hobbies is reading, in fact, I read almost every night. I don't practice any sport, I'm not an athletic person, but I like swimming (I have practiced it for two years). I can't cook many dishes, only the simplest ones, like pasta or eggs. I love reading books and watching TV series and movies. I think books are a way to escape from reality and immerse in new worlds to discover. You can feel beautiful and incredible emotions just reading a book. My favorite genres of books are romantic and detective stories. I think TV series and movies are beautiful because you can empathize with the characters and understand their feelings. Both with books and films you can learn to see things from a different point of view.

Hobbies/Interests: Concerts, Listening to Music, Movies or TV, Reading, Shopping


Italy - Girl - 16 yrs

Anna - Germany - Girl - 15 years old

Anna: I think I'm a very happy and energetic person who loves meeting new people. I'm often a bit shy in the beginning but when I've got used to new people, I'm very talkative. I am interested in a lot of things like drawing, baking, dancing or taekwondo. That's why I'm also a very busy person. Though, I try to meet my friends at least once a week because I really enjoy spending time with them too. Nevertheless, my family is a huge part of my life and it'll be hard for me not to see them for a whole year. I think I'm very ambitious, sometimes a it too ambitious. I'm very good at school, maybe also because of that ambition. Even though, people from my class like me and I'm not only the teacher's pet. They ask me for homework or just if I can explain something they didn't understand during the lesson. I think I'm happy with that role.

Hobbies/Interests: Baking, Drawing, Socializing with Friends, Sports, Cats


Germany - Girl - 15 yrs

Sara - Italy - Girl - 17 years old

Sara: I am very sunny and outgoing. I talk a lot, I'm nice and sporty. I don't have too much self-esteem but I'm not shy either. I'm not too affectionate but I show affection in other ways. I am very sensitive but also very strong. I am sometimes impulsive (in a good way) and kind. I really love playing football and I am the goalkeeper of a team from Rome that plays in Serie C. Three times a week I go to the weight room to strengthen myself and in my free time I enjoy cooking Italian and foreign delicacies for my family. Another passion of mine is music, in fact I started playing the guitar with my father. I am very interested in biology and would like to become a doctor in the future. I don't like reading books but I love watching movies and tv series like lucifer, grey's anatomy etc.

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Listening to Music, Movies or TV, Painting, Shopping


Italy - Girl - 17 yrs

Marta - Spain - Girl - 15 years old

Marta: It is very difficult to describe yourself accurately but I will try. I grew up all my life being a very sociable person, I have always really liked interacting with people, making friends, going out, etc. But during the last years I have also learned to be alone and be well. I am a very cheerful and open person, I always try to give my best to everyone, although sometimes it is not reciprocal. I love reading and writing, especially when I do it to let off steam, all those problems that I might have I calm down a lot thanks to expressing them in writing. I write different types of text but I especially love writing prose poetry. I also play the piano I have been playing for 7 years and I love to play and sing. I really enjoy composing songs and improvising, although I also do it with waltzes and sentimental songs. On the other hand, I love nature, especially the sea and animals. I love learning from them and enjoying their greatness. I think this is the most important things of me.

Hobbies/Interests: Beach, Listening to Music, Nature, Reading, Writing


Spain - Girl - 15 yrs

Mia - Germany - Girl - 16 years old

Mia: I would say that I am a shy person when I first meet people but it dosen´t take me long to warm up to them and when I am comfortable around people I talk quite a lot and I think I can be annoying sometimes. I also like helping people especially going to the supermarket with my mom, helping my little siblings to do their homework, watching them when my parents aren´t there and cooking when my mom dosen´t have time. And although I like spending time with my family from time to timebut I enjoy being alone in my room and cuddling with my cat or texting my friends too because my brother can be really annoying sometimes. I also spend a lot of my time in my room doing school things because it´s really important to me to do good in school but I still don´t like school or doing things for school very much.

Hobbies/Interests: Cats, Horses, Sports, Cooking, Reading


Germany - Girl - 16 yrs

Aoi - Japan - Girl - 16 years old

Aoi: I am very outgoing and have many friends. But I also like to be pensive and explore my ideas on my own. I also like to spend time with a small group of close friends. My friends also say that I can speak up for myself, and I will not do anything that I don't feel comfortable with. It is Music. I am always listening music and I listen a lot of genres such as English songs, Japanese songs and Korean songs. Also music has many meaning for me. I listen to music when I want to relax, lift my spirits or concentrate. And music is a way to make friends. When I entered junior high school, I got on with friends who like music genres as I like. Also I belong the choir club. I participated a choir competition in July. It was so fun. So music is a part of my life.

Hobbies/Interests: Comedy, Karaoke, Traveling, Puzzles, Listening to Music


Japan - Girl - 16 yrs

Alessandra - Italy - Girl - 16 years old

Alessandra: I am a quiet person and I consider myself dutiful. People often tell me that I'm funny but also introverted and that I should be more open..that's the reason I want to be an exchange student! I want to explore nel places and meet new people. Also,I consider myself gentle and I love to help everyone! I have to admit that I'm a bit lazy but I usually overcome that,especially when something interests me and motivates me! My greatest passion is drawing, I could spend hours and hours on a single drawing just because I want to see it finished..my style is purely cartoon with bright colors, because I find that they best reflect my personality. My other passion is theater, i love acting and watching theatrical works. I have been practicing acting for about six years and have no hint of wanting to stop, I couldn't think of a life without theater.

Hobbies/Interests: Acting, Dining Out, Drawing, Baking, Listening to Music


Alessandra - Girl - 16 yr

Noor - Spain - Girl - 15 years old

Noor: I consider myself a solidary and fair person since I love helping others. I am sociable and open and I love to meet new people, I also like to have moments of intimacy where I can read a book or watch a movie alone. I am sincere and transparent and I do not like people who are not. I would like to be more responsible for my future family and to be able to help as much as I can. Some negative characteristics about my personality is that sometimes i am too dramatic and a bit lazy, a bit impulsive and a direct person.

Hobbies/Interests: Listening to Music, Reading, Movies or TV, Animals, Traveling


Spain - Girl - 15 yrs

Valentina - Austria - Girl - 15 years old

Valentina: I am a very ambitious student I work hard to get the best grades. My room is always cleaned up, I love to tidy everything up and I hate being late. Maybe it seems now that I am a strict 14 year old girl but on the weekends I prefer watching tv and doing nothing over homework. I keep my life very organized. Most of the time I don't want to think of school and my education and just planing on going out with my friends and playing games and sleeping in. My Passions are Dancing and Music , it makes me happy and when I dance or listen to music the time stops and I am in my own world. History in general is a theme I could talk about for hours and never stop. Human rights feminism racism and even more the different opinions of the people get me every time.

Hobbies/Interests: Board Games, Cats, Drawing, Listening to Music, Socializing with Friends


Austria - Girl - 15 yrs

Ana - Italy - Girl - 17 years old

Ana: I have a quiet and reserved character, when I don't know someone I am introvert and also shy, but when I start to know someone I become to be more confident and extrovert, that is because at first I prefer to listen carefully rather than speak. Who knows me well knows that sometimes I could be stubborn, perfectionist and sometime I think too much about the things I do that I think are wrong. But I have also positives: when I say something is because I really think it, I am determined in what I want to do and I love spending time with my family. I think I am honest, kind and polite. I hate people who talk about you without your knowledge or people who say something and then do the opposite. I love watching crime series tv and also story about true crime. I like doing adrenaline experiences, like this summer for my birthday I went with my cousin and my uncle on the longest Tibetan bridge in the world, it was very high but I liked so much doing that. This summer I've also done an adventure park in the trees, instead the previous summer I've been at Gardaland, that is an amusement park, and I've done all rides from first to last. Another passion I have is building legos, but I had to stop because there wasn't any space left.

Hobbies/Interests: Animals, Baking, Beach


Italy - Girl - 17 yrs

Christian - Denmark - Boy - 16 years old

Christian: My name is Christian. I am 15 years old and from Denmark. I am a happy, positive person with a “can-do spirit.” I like to try new stuff even though it does not go as planned because I see every mistake and success as a way to improve and grow. I am tidy and I put great pride in my work. I use a lot of time on school work and assignments. My favourite classes are math and history. I like to spend time with friends and family.

Hobbies/Interests: Chess, Sports, Coding, Cooking, Reading


Denmark - Boy - 16 yrs

Julia - Spain - Girl - 15 years old

Julia: I am a active person ,I get up early ,I love go shopping and do family activities. I am a organized person . Also I am a mature and responsible person. I am a funny person ,I have a lot of friends and I like listen music .Another thing is that I like make deserts, and I love pasta bolognese pasta and crepes. I am so excited to meet my host family. Learn new things, practice sports like skí, athletics, paddle, fronton, fottball, basketball, gymnastics...also go to shopping and go to the beach. I love when my little sister is nice to me and we can do sisters stuff together . Also I like when we are in the car with my family and spending quality time together.

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, Sports, Socializing with Friends, Shopping, Movies or TV


Spain - Girl - 15 yrs

Mara - Germany - Girl - 17 years old

Mara: I wouldn't describe myself as shy, i know how to talk with people how to make conversations as long as i am not completely uncomfortable with that person. I do need some time alone sometimes, but i need time with others just as much and i don't have a problem with big groups. I can take care of myself pretty well and like to handle my problems by myself. I am adaptable and have no problems with changing my habits. I always try not to get in trouble with people and be nice and respectful, which does not mean i am afraid of speaking my opinion, even if people disagree. I am a very sarcastic person, which led to people not understanding that i am joking multiple times. I am a social person and am able to start a conversation, but i always prefer when people come up to me, because then i am sure they want to talk to me and i don't annoy them.

Hobbies/Interests: Beach, Painting, Reading, Drawing, Political Activism


Germany - Girl - 17 yrs

Simon - Denmark - Boy - 15 years old

Simon: I'm a happy person, who loves to try new stuff, and learn about the world and new cultures. I love to be together with friends and family, whether it's just for eating or doing some kind of activity. I love to watch and play sports, mostly Football and Formula 1. But I'm a person who is ready to learn new things, also sports, but also everything else. I often set high goals for myself as a person, because i learnt that if you set higher goals, you even fail at a place where others dreamed to be, or you reach your goal.

Hobbies/Interests: Sports, Baking, Cooking, Socializing with Friends


Simon - Boy - 15 yrs

Pablo - Spain - Boy - 15 years old

Pablo: On the personality side, I have been told to be calm and patient, but I do know I can also be rather distracted at times (thankfully, it doesn't affect my learning). I always try to be as sympathetic as I possibly can, keeping myself open-minded, friendly and accomodating towards every new person I meet. I am the second child in a family of three, making me the middle one, and I am often left in charge of my younger sibling which has taught me about responsability since rather young. On the physical side, I am an easy one, having a very Spanish-like constitution except for the rather fair skin, inherited from my fathers side, native of the northern part of my country. My height is also a significant characteristic, being 1.83 meters and still going! I have brown hair and brown eyes, covered most of the time by my glasses.

Hobbies/Interests: Chess, Sports, Movies or TV, Socializing with Friends, Technology


Spain - Boy - 15 yrs

Emanuela - Italy - Girl - 16 years old

Emanuela: I like to discover new things and try my limits. I don't enjoy sitting back, which is why you will always see me doing something. I am caring, remembering when my friends needed someone to talk to, and I listened. When they were sick I would do whatever I could to help and make them feel better. I am determined, as when my mother told me to wait till my 16th birthday to get my ears pierced. I was seven at the time this year I will be sixteen and get my earrings. As I am right now, doing every step to achieve my goal, the exchange year. I often think about giving up because it's all so difficult, persuade my parents to let me go, search for all the necessary information, fill in all the forms, etc. But I don't give up because it is my life and my dream. I am enthusiastic in everything I do because I always find something that makes me enjoy what I'm doing and excited and eager to do it. But I am also sensitive, introverted, and curious.

Hobbies/Interests: Baking, Listening to Music, Traveling, Knitting, Writing


Italy - Girl - 16 yrs

Bianca - Germany - Girl - 16 years old

Bianca: I am an optimistic, openminded person and would even descibe myself as very funny. It isnt boring when you spend time with me and I am always open to try something new. In my freedom I try to read as often as I can and I go dancing every monday. I really love music and will miss my school choir when I'm in Ireland. Since the long time at home during the pandemic I also really like to bake, but sadly I cant do it as often as I want, because me and my family often do trips at the weeken and after school I am busy doing my homework. Since I first went to the theater, I AM OBSESSED. :) I love going to shows and even played small roles. since this year I play in the theater youth club.

Hobbies/Interests: Acting, Baking, Dogs, Listening to Music, Reading


Germany - Girl - 16 yrs

Jacopo - Italy - Boy - 17 years old

Jacopo: I usually am a calm guy, I am lively with friends but typically serene and rarely get angry. I am often slow in doing things either because I am very precise or I get distracted. But when I have to be fast I can. I am very curious and often interested on what is around me, when I was little I used to ask many questions and still today I ask myself many. I like to reflect and think about things, I like to ask myself philosophical questions and think about the dynamics that exist between people in the groups such as at school or at scout. I am open minded, social, sometimes chatty, I like riding my bicycle, I love music.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Social Media, Beach, Camping, Socializing with Friends


Italy - Boy - 17 yrs

Anouk - Switzerland - Girl - 16 years old

Anouk: I'm an open minded person and I can say that I have good manners. I also have a lot of interests and I like to communicate with others and learn new things in general. But of course, I also sometimes like to spend some time by myself. I love to spend some time outside so I do it really often. I'm really passionate about music. Sadly I can't really make music by myself but I love listening to it. I also really enjoy reading books. When I'm reading a book I can dive in an other world and I can be creative. I also like to draw or paint and do Sport. I tried out a lot of different sports ( for example soccer, riding, different dance styles and figure skating).I danced ballet for 10 years.I stopped doing that because I hadn't enough time but I still love to dance and see others dance. A small passion of mine is cycling because my friends and I often go cycling. Once we went camping with our bikes. When I was younger I also had a passion about writing books. And of course the nature because I like being outside and I love plants. I don't know if I should call it passion but I really enjoy hiking.

Hobbies/Interests: Walking, Traveling, Reading, Camping, Church Activities


Switzerland - Girl - 16

Maria - Spain - Girl - 16 years old

Maria: I would describe myself as a happy and chill person. I like to stay in calm places, but I get bored really easly, so I need to keep myself busy with some activity. I am easy-going and I like to think that I am organised. I also enjoy spending my time with family and friends.I am really passionate about space and the life astronauts have. I could spend hour watching videos of astronauts talking about how they live when they are up in space. I love learning about how it would be to live in a place with no gravity, in which you can just float around. I like that so much that I hope that one day I can become one of them.

Hobbies/Interests: Camping, Cooking, Listening to Music, Animals, Gardening


Spain - Girl - 16 yrs

Marie-Sophie - Austria - Girl - 17 years old

Marie-Sophie: I am a very helpful person, because I like helping people and making them happy. I can talk endlessly about books, the ocean and food. I really love reading novels, sometimes thriller too. I like to cook. I want to study biology later and after that marine science. I can talk endlessly about books, the ocean and food. I really love reading novels, sometimes thriller too. In my profile picture you can see some of my favourite books. I'll say more to them a little bit later. I like cooking, but I don't like baking. I don't really know why though, probably because I don't often eat cakes, cupcakes and things like that.

Hobbies/Interests: Beach, Cooking, Listening to Music, Reading, Volunteering


Austria - Girl - 17 yrs

Jonathan - Germany - Boy - 16 years old

Jonathan: I think I'm a very athletic young man with many different interests. I am open minded and curious about interesting projects and experiences. Nevertheless, I feel very comfortable in the circle of my family. I like to live in a clean environment and love good food. But sometimes I can also be a bit moody. I like to talk to my friends about different sports. Likewise, so I am interested in economic topics and the current polotics in our country. I'm also interested in movies and series. I like to discuss these topics passionately with my family.

Hobbies/Interests: Beach, Listening to Music, Movies or TV, Sports, Socializing with Friends


Germany - Boy - 16 yrs

Laly - France - Girl - 17 years old

Laly: I am a person, who likes to be in touch and who always needs to talk, I like to cook and read, I like everything to be in order, I am always a partner to help, serious in the work I do. I am not shy, I am sociable and I like to spend time with my family. I like to listen to music and play sports. I also like to spend moments alone from time to time. I am a smiling and possitive person. I am a big fan of music, I can listen to any kind of music. I also love movies and series, as well as reading. I can talk for hours and hours about the books or movies I liked. I can sometimes read for hours without seeing the time go by. I also spend a lot of time with my friends

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Listening to Music, Movies or TV, Socializing with Friends, Reading


France - Girl - 17 yrs

Carmen - Spain - Girl - 15 years old

Carmen: I am an outgoing and friendly person. I am also affectionate and like to spend time with my family. I consider myself a bit messy and intelligent. I love to talk about anything and although I like baking I'm terrible at cooking. I'm dark blonde and I'm a little over 1,60 m tall and my eyes are green. I especially like doing gymnastics and reading. But I also love the beach and listening to music. I love travelling and getting to know other cultures. Animals and fashion. And sometimes I like to create stories in which I am the main character. I love to go to the nursery on Sundays with my mother and admire all the plants, especially the cactus.

Hobbies/Interests: Activism, Animals, Reading, Sports, Beach


Spain - Girl - 15 yrs

Kaho - Japan - Girl - 17 yrs

Kaho: My friends often say to me, "It's bright, kind, has a strong sense of responsibility, and looks like a mother." I became a student council officer from the first year of junior high school, and when I was in the third grade, I served as the student council president. I was in wind instruments when I was in junior high school. The instrument I was playing is the flute. Therefore, I like flute very much. I can ride and skiing. There are many other sports that I like, and I always enjoy taking physical education classes with my friends.

Hobbies/Interests: Animals, Concerts, Movies or TV, Dogs


Kaho - Girl - 17 yrs

Xènia - Spain - Girl - 15 years old

Xènia: I would describe myself as a responsible, autonomous, energetic girl and very punctual, if I am five minutes late I get nervous. I am a little bit shy but when I gain confidence I can not stop talking. I am sincere, but just with persons that I know and that I have confidence. I am very scared of spiders, and when I see one I start shouting and runing away from the spider, also I don't like horror movies. My favorite color is blue, but on the other hand I like to wear dark colored pants, like black or dark blue and I like to have the walls of the house in a light or white color. I like to decorate my room or other spaces in a simple way but elegant, cozy and not very loaded. I am passionate about reading and, some time before, painting canvas with oils paints and acrylic paints. I also like doing lettering because I think that are a very beautiful letters, and then you can use it to make the tittle for the subjects in school or to give it to someone for her/his birthday. A topic that I can talk with no endlessly is cooking. I love to cook for my family and then they give their opinions about the food. With my aunt I can talk about this a whole afternoon without stopping, because she also loves cooking and trying new things. I also like to share recipes with my aunt and tell to each other how we made some foods that are really good and we like a lot.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Listening to Music, Animals, Cooking, Drawing


Spain - Girl - 15 yrs

Anita - Germany - Girl - 16 years old

Anita: I would say making me happy is not very hard since I don't need much and I get easily fascinated by things because it is fascinating what other people invented and what ingenious ideas the human brain can have or how we just accidentaly invent things. It just blows my mind. I am a pretty laid-back person and almost never become really stressed. But I am still a very conscientious person and always try to do the best I can so even if I fail I can tell myself there's nothing I could have done better. I always try to think positive, so in my mind in the end everything is always fine and I think that may be the reason I stay calm almost all time.

Hobbies/Interests: Baking, Cooking, Reading, Photography/Film, Movies or TV


Germany - Girl - 16 yrs

Estefania - Spain - Girl - 16 years old

Estefania: I am a cheerful, honest, friendly, empathic, responsible girl, I am almost always happy, laughing and smiling, I behave well, I help with the housework and help with the care of the animals. Regarding studies, I am an applied student, who behaves well and strives to get the highest possible grade. I love to go out from time to time with my parents and the telescopes to make astronomy observations because it is very entertaining and the sky is spectacular. I am passionate about rugby, I have been playing almost 5 years but I stopped because of the pandemic, but I still watch rugby matches. And finally I really like animals, especially cats and I hate reptiles, they scare me a little.

Hobbies/Interests: Beach, Cats, Dining Out, Social Media, Socializing with Friends


Spain - Girl - 16 yrs

Petra - Italy - Girl - 17 years old

Petra: I am independent, competitive, ambitious and determined but also kind, caring, friendly, open-minded and with a great sense of humor. I get serious when I'm in important situations. Sometimes I may hold on to things from the past, but I am working on it. I love watching film and tv series, especially fantasy and crime ones: they are so engaging! I am also into reading: my favorite genre is romance. Even though books and movies are my favorite topics to talk about, I can engage anyone in a conversation with a lot of different subjects.

Hobbies/Interests: Listening to Music, Reading, Traveling, Movies or TV, Animals


Italy - Girl - 17 yrs

Ellen-Sofia - Denmark - Girl - 16 years old

Ellen-Sofia: I talk alot when you first get to know me. Spending time with my family and friend is important to me, but I also like to be alone sometimes. I am a curios person and I laught alot. I care about how people treat eachother, and I think that it is important to respect other people. I am serious about the things I do and I want to do it right. I love to go to museeums and read about history and that kind of stuff. I spend alot of time with my dog, I play with her and I walk her nearly every day. I also like to talk and be with my friends. I play football and sometime I also talk about it. I love to take trips to Copenhagen with my family and visit friends and family and experience things. I like to take walks in the nature during the weekends.

Hobbies/Interests: Animals, Reading, Sports, Nature, Shopping


Denmark - Girl - 16 yrs

Margherita - Italy - Girl - 17 years old

Margherita: With people my age i am very outgoing and cheerful from the first moment, with adults usually i need a little more time. But after the first moment i return to being myself. I speak a lot.. a lot!! And having to do it in another language won't stop me. I'm not lazy but i need to sleep a lot to rest and recover my energy. My family is not religius but i belive in God, and i would like to go to church in Ireland too, even tough i'm not sure how it works there. i have always been the tallest of my friends, sometimes i am insecure about my body, but i think it's normal for a teenager girl. I like to read and study; i love traveling, and i prefer the small city surrounded by nature. I am very tidy in my spaces. A characteristic of me is that i always look at the small details, in everything; i prefer small gestures to exaggerated ones. One of my impressive qualities is sincerity. I would never make a fuss about food, i eat whatever is proposed to me, i adapt.

Hobbies/Interests: Animals, Camping, Environmentalism, Nature, Horses


Italy - Girl - 17 yrs

Mara - Germany - Girl - 17 years old

Mara: I am easily excited and love trying out new things. I love animals especially cats. i also absolutely love and enjoy being outside and travelling and just exploring in general. I like doing diferent sports like swimming and traditional archery. I like going out and spending time with people(going shopping, going to the cinema, just exploring places, getting food and drinks together) but i also enjoy time for myself with books, knitting, music, a movie or a videogame. I also like drawing, puzzling and pottery. I can talk quite a lot when i get excited or am interested something. And i am very interested in history, different mythologies and true crime docus. I like sleeping long (on the weekend) but i dont mind getting up early to do something interesting. Cooking and baking is another activity i like doing, either alone or together with my parents or friends. I am also a big fan of watching streams or you tube videos about gaming, vlogs and like a lot of different topics in general.

Hobbies/Interests: Listening to Music, Activism, Reading, Socializing with Friends, Digital Art


Germany - Girl - 17 yrs

Sara - Italy - Girl - 16 years old

Sara: I think of myself as an optimistic person. I try to find the good in things, even when everything seems to go the wrong way. I've been told I am calm in stressful situations, I don't really like getting mad. Even though I like doing things my way, I feel I am patient with other people and don't mind working in a group, too. I love spending quality time with my family and friends, but I also need some alone time now and then to focus on the things I like doing. I have always loved learning and going to school, and I can't wait to start at my new Irish High School! One of the things that I will never get tired of is traveling. I have loved it for as long as I can remember and hope I will continue to do it for the rest of my life. I believe that discovering new places and cultures is one of the best things someone can do with their lives. So far I have only visited European countries, but I can't wait to expand my horizons more! During the last couple of years, I have also discovered my love for the English language, so I'm thrilled to think I will soon be able to speak it with everyone around me. I look forward to learning everything I can about Irish culture and visiting every Ireland landmark and attraction.

Hobbies/Interests: Camping, Cooking, Listening to Music, Photography/Film, Reading


Italy - Girl - 16 yrs

Sophie - Switzerland - Girl - 16 years old

Sophie: I think many people would describe me as an open-hearted person. I love to get to know new things and people. I am a very loving person who attaches great importance to family. Another characteristic of mine is that I love animals and have always had a special connection with nature. I also like being outside and making music, like playing the piano and singing. One of my biggest passions is playing Piano. I think that music is something very fascinating and it's a big part of my life. My second passion is horse riding because I absolutely love animals. We also have a cat at home, so I'm used to animals. I also love to travel with my Family, I have already been in Scotland, Spain, South-Africa and other countries.

Hobbies/Interests: Dogs, Horses, Listening to Music, Socializing with Friends, Writing


Switzerland - Girl - 16

Alessandro - Italy - Boy - 17 years old

Alessandro: I'm still trying to find my sweet spot, but as a general description i would say I'm outgoing, reflective and willing to take risks. I don't like staying in my comfort zone for too much time, after some time I always get tired. My energy is made of highs and lows, it's very hard for me to be keep putting in the same effort for something. I think I'm good at inspiring others and helping a team reach some goal. I'm very passionate about video games, I often invite my friends over just to discuss about the best strategies, in my opinion it's even better than playing the actual game. I'm also very into music, as a matter a fact I'm listening to Maroon 5 while I'm writing this. I listen to many genres, like pop, rap, folk, metal, jazz, blues, rock... It would be easier to list the music I don't appreciate. The last passion I'd like to mention is physics. I spend a lot of my free time learning about interesting physics stuff on YouTube. Because there are many more English videos about the topics I find interesting than Italian ones, I almost spend more time of the day listening to people speaking in English than Italian.

Hobbies/Interests: Acting, Listening to Music, Coding, Socializing with Friends, Movies or TV


Italy - Boy - 17 yrs

Coco - Japan - Girl - 15 years old

Coco: I am often told by those around me that I am curious. I like to challenge many things. And I like to make friends. I spend most of my time with my friends. I am both an active and an indoor person. I really like to move my body and often go out to play or play sports to exercise. On the other hand, I also like to play games. I play many types of games. And I also like to sleep. I really like k-pop idols so I really can talk about this endlessly. BTS is my favorite group. I also like music too. I like many singers, not only in Japan. My favorite artists are Bruno Mars, one ok rock, Fujii Kaze, One Direction and more. I usually listen to it on my way to and from school.

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Drama or Theater, Listening to Music, Socializing with Friends, Dogs


Japan - Girl - 15 yrs

Michela - Italy - Girl - 17 years old

Michela: Hi, I'm Michela, a very sunny and charismatic girl, I love making friends and spending time outdoors, I like traveling and visiting new places. I am also a very determined girl, I can easily adapt to many situations and I have already had experiences with two host families during some study vacations I had in the past years. I love to dance, it has always been my passion, I started at the age of 3 and since then I have practiced many disciplines including: modern dance, hip hop, break dance, zumba, horse riding; currently practicing reggaeton for almost 1 year. Another passion of mine is the love I feel towards animals: since I was a child I have always loved animals, now I have a little dog named Mowgli who lives at home with me, and many dogs, cats, sheep ... who live in the country side.

Hobbies/Interests: Animals, Acting, Comedy, Blogging or Vlogging (Video Blogs), Socializing with Friends


Italy - Girl - 17 yrs

Mia - Germany - Girl - 16 years old

Mia: I would describe myself as a caring and very polite person. I also love to laugh a lot and am desperate to help if needed to. I am also really chill and don‘t always need entertainment and don‘t need to be always around people. But I still like being around people but need my time alone to get my social battery reloaded if that makes sense.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Baking, Drawing, Listening to Music, Movies or TV


Germany - Girl - 16 yrs

Mattia - Italy - Boy - 17 years old

Mattia: The first thing that comes in my mind when I have to describe my personality, is my ambition. I'm the most strong willed person I know, and this characteristic, combined with my extreme curiosity, makes me engage and apply in a lot of activities and topics. I'm a little competitive and sometimes prickly. My friends tell me I'm a very good listener and I really know how to help people with their problems. I'm a natural leader and I'm able to transmit very well my emotions and my motivation to people around me with a quite fascinating eloquence. I'm open minded, passionate and altruistic, but also unrealistic, strict with myself and overly idealistic. I'm an outgoing boy and I love to discover people in their depth. Sometimes I can seem a little melancholy but often I'm just lost in my thoughts. I live in a little island and I feel to be growing up quicklier than my age people. I search the change every day and in everything because it makes me feel strong emotions.

Hobbies/Interests: Beach, Chess, Cooking, Reading, Writing


Italy - Boy - 17 yrs

Jan - Germany - Boy - 15 years old

Jan: I am a person that loves to be surprised by myself and things that are new to me. I am always open to expand my boundaries. I am very thoughtful and sometimes enjoy sharing thoughts with people I like. In my friend group I am the funny guy who isn‘t afraid of being embarrassed by anything or anyone. I am confident but still self-aware. My mood is mostly positive and gets manipulated by music easily. I am a person that stays true to their opinion and passions. I am very passionate about music and especially Hip-Hop although I can enjoy any kind of music. I am passionate about science to since I always can expand my knowledge and become a smarter person. I love to play video-games because me to interact with a virtual world, like a playable movie. Speaking about movies I also really love to watch movies and read critics of them to find what’s truly behind a story. Movies can influence my mood just like music.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Movies or TV, Listening to Music, Camping, Socializing with Friends


Germany - Boy - 15 yrs

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