Dear Host Family
My name is Bruna and I’m 16. I’m currently in 11th grade in high school. I live in a small town in the East of France. Where I live, it is the countryside and especially the mountains! In winter, we do a lot of downhill and cross-country skiing. I go to high school in a town 31 miles away from my home, so I go to boarding school all week and come home at the weekend. I love boarding school because it allows me to spend a lot of time with my friends!
On the family side, my father passed away when I was 5 years old, I now live with my mother, my stepfather, my half-sister who is 8 years old and my half-brother who is 7. I also have an older sister, who is 18 and studying medicine. We also have a cat, whose name is Merlin. I often take care of my half-brother and my half-sister when my parents are not there and I also train young children every Friday at athletics, so as much to say that I am used to children!
I appreciate food and I love to cook for my whole family and I will be happy to share French recipes with my future host family! About my activities, I am a sporty girl, I practiced many different ones during my childhood, and I have been practicing athletics for 5 years now. I also like downhill skiing, bodybuilding, climbing, cycling, team sports… I am very open to culture and music, I listen to almost any style of music, from classical to jazz and rap. . . I also love to sing, I go to my high school choir. Besides, I am learning to play the piano on the internet. I have been doing theater for 9 years and I regularly participate in eloquence contests. One of my other passions is reading. My favorite book id the unmissable Harry potter! I am also a film buff and I really like to watch series. I really like fashion and shopping with my friends, I actually love spending time with my friends, whatever the activity! My favorite subjects are literature and philosophy and I don’t like Sciences.
I already went to the United States when I was 6 years old, we left with my family for 6 months in the United States and Canada, and since then, I dream of going back there. I really convinced that spend my last year of high school in USA will allow me to discover in depth the American school system which I find very diverse and complete, and above all, the American culture that really inspires me. I am very open minded and very curious to learn about new cultures. This stay would also allow me to come back bilingual, which is a big asset for my future.
In terms of every life, I have a first experience of life in autonomy far from my parents because I have been at boarding school since 2 years. I’m a resourceful girl who can fend for herself but is it with great pleasure that I will share a family life with an American host family, with all the activities, the challenges and the moments of happiness that we will have share together.
I am strongly motivated and impatient to live this one-year experience which will not only be a source of personal enrichment, but also a springboard for my professional project (I would like to do international law later), and in general, a source of inspiration for my future life. I will do everything to integrate myself and that my stay goes as well as possible ! Thank you in advance for the attention you can bring to my application.