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16, Female Student ID: 228SIGE028JYF Germany

The rewards of hosting are many, your family will learn and grow with the experience as you build a life-long relationship!

Horseback Riding
Running or Jogging


Dear my future host family,

First, I want to thank you so much for the opportunity to stay with you while I am going to school and be a part of your family. Unfortunately, I know nothing about you yet, so I am just going to tell you something about myself. Hoping to leave a good impression.

My name is Franziska but call me Franzi and I am sixteen years-old girl who is looking forward to having an amazing time in the USA while being a part of your family. I live in a village in the east of Germany. I live together with my mother and with my older brother. Although my parents are separated since I am 3 years old, I always had very close contact with my father. The only thing I didn’t like about this situation was that there was never a chance that I could have more siblings because I always wanted to have a little brother or sister.

At my school I am currently at 10th grade. My favorite subjects are art and sports, so in the Unites States I would also like to do something in the artificial direction. Maybe try out a new sport, like tennis.

The biggest hobby I have is going horse riding. I have been riding for 5 years since my mom started taking me pony riding. My mother and I bought our first horse 8 years ago. On this horse I learned how to ride for the most part. For 3 years we bought our second horse. I like riding so much because it gives me a feeling of freedom. And I love animals generally.

These days, I like spending time with my family or hanging out with my friends. I love to go shopping or go to the cinema with my friends or just to meet and talk to them. Another thing I like to do in my free time is reading. I am especially a fan on teenage love stories. I just like it to dive into other worlds. For this reason, I also like to watch series on Netflix. I also like to travel around the world, so I think that’s another reason why I like to do an exchange year but until now I have traveled within Europe. Furthermore, I like to watch soccer with my father and my brother.

I would describe myself as very helpful, smart, and ambitious because I always fights for my goals. I would also say that I am very confident and sociable because I enjoy meeting new people. But nobody is perfect so I would also describe me as chaotic and that I get nervous very quickly. Another thing is that I can´t say no and that I always come to early, so I have spent a lot of time waiting in my life.

The reason I decided to go on a year abroad in the Unites States is because it´s going to help me grow as a person. Also, I hope that this exchange year will improve my English. Furthermore, I enjoy meeting new people and getting to know new cultures. I also was interest in American’s traditions, like thanksgiving. I´ve also wanted to be a part of the famous American high school spirit which I know so far only from movies.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and for making this exchange year possible for me. I am looking forward to learning more about the American culture in exchange I will also show you how I live in Germany, and that it’s not all about beer, pretzel and schnitzel, but mostly I am looking forward to being a part of your family during this huge experience. Hopefully, I get to know you soon!

Best wishes,


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