Marta G.  15 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents, 3 younger brothers, and 1 younger sister.  Her father is a businessman, and her mother is a real estate agent.  She is a fairly chatty person.  She likes sports and her favorite sport is tennis.  She also likes skiing and going to the beach.  She has been speaking English since she was very young. She is excited to come to California to practice her English, and to have a great experience.  She wants to thank you for having her stay in your house this summer.

 

 

Claudia D.  15 years old.  She lives near Valladolid with her parents, younger brother, 2 dogs and 1 cat.  Her father is a farmer, and her mother is a doctor.  She likes listening to music, and she likes sports, especially swimming.  She also plays basketball and tennis.  She stayed in Oregon last summer, and she is sure this summer will be great.

 

 

Cristina P.  17 years old.  She lives in Valladolid with her parents, brother and sister.  Her father is a chemist, and her mother is a pharmacist.  She is a bit shy, but also funny, cheerful, and sociable.  She is a generous, honest and helpful person. She is not really into shopping.  She likes reading, listening to music, and watching sci-fi, horror or thriller movies.  She loves nature and the outdoors.  She loves animals.  She likes hanging out with her friends, beach and swimming, and solving mystery games on her iPad.  She is also interested in mysterious things like the Bermuda Triangle, and the Loch Ness Monster.  She thanks you for taking her in, and trusts that you will have fun together.

 


Tentatively placed with Dehne family.
  
Diego F.  14 years old.  He lives in Madrid with his parents and younger brother. His father is an economist, and his mother is a banker.  He has a dog in his home that he loves.  He likes water sports and spends a lot of his summer on the beach in the south of Spain. He loves animals, but is allergic to cats and horses.  He also likes building trains and model airplanes.  He is very excited to try our famous roller coasters.  He is looking forward to meeting you.

 

 

Tentatively placed with Jones family.  Blanca F.  15 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents, who are both civil servants, and her brother and sister. She loves to hang out with friends, and meet new people.  She is a very optimistic person, and always tries to see the good in things.  She likes to be with her family, traveling or watching films together.  She loves sports, and enjoys running, swimming, and skiing.  She likes tv series, movies, and listening to music (which she enjoys singing and dancing to the beat of the song).  She can not wait to come to San Diego, and to meet you.  

 


Tentatively placed with Jones family.
 Ines A.
  15 years old.  She lives in Bilbao with her parents and older sister.  Her father is a lawyer, and her mother is an economist.  She likes tennis, and has recently started playing basketball.  She also practices Taekwando.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She can’t wait to meet you.

 

 

Tentatively placed with Moritz family.  Ines J. 16 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents.  Her father is an economist, and her mother is a lawyer.  She is excited to come to California to practice her English, practice surfing (she loves the beach), and meet new people.  She is an active girl, and full of energy.  She really wants to live the American lifestyle and make the most of this summer.

 

 

Tentatively placed with Reed family.  Cristina V.  16 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents, 2 sisters, and a dog.  Her father is an executive, and her mother is a businesswoman.  She likes volleyball, tennis and padel.  She is excited to learn to surf.  She is into fashion, so she loves shopping.  She loves going to the beach.  She also likes most foods except for butter, milk, and mayonnaise.  She is a very happy and positive person, and doesn’t stress easily.  She likes learning about new cultures and meeting new people.  She is excited to come to California, and to meet you.  

 

Placed with Landis (July 2-16).  Needs family July 16-29.  Maria G. 15 years old. 
She lives near Madrid with her parents and brother.  Her parents are both doctors.  She has an advanced level of English.  She would like to have a host sister around her age.  She loves music and dancing.  Her favorite singers are Bruno Mars, Prince Royce, and Jennifer Lopez.  She also likes sports, and has been playing tennis since she was 4.  She likes chatting with friends, going to the movies and shopping.  She is very excited about this coming experience.

 

 

 

Placed with Agtarap family.  Carlota C.  15 years old.  She lives near Madrid with her parents and older brother.  Her father is a graphic artist, and her mother is an administrator.  She is a super sporty person.  and loooooves to surf.  She also likes bmx, hockey, and lots of sports.  If you love to surf, or like extreme sports, she would be a good fit for your family.  She is excited to come here and share your traditions and culture, as well as share the Spanish traditions with you.

 

 

 

Placed with Barton family.  Berta A.  14 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents, brother and sister.  Her father is an engineer, and her mother is a homemaker.  She likes sports and is a competitive golfer.  She also enjoys shopping, ice-skating, cooking, reading, watching movies, and meeting with her friends.  She loves traveling, practicing foreign languages and learning about other cultures.  She is friendly and is easy-going.

 

 

Placed with Blanchard family.  Laura C.  15 years old.  She lives near Barcelona  with her parents and older brother.  Her father is an architect, and her mother is a sales manager.  She loves dancing and listening to music.  She dances musical jazz, and hip-hop.  Her favorite singers are Rhianna, Justin Bieber, and Taylor Swift.  She loves other sports too.  She enjoys watching soccer, and is a big fan of the Barcelona soccer team.  She loves Italian food (pizza and pasta), as well as Mexican food.  She was in New York with her family when she was 12.  She is excited to come to California, and to learn to surf.    She loves to travel, and coming to California is one of her dreams.

 

 

 

Placed with Boyd family.   Celia M.  15 years old.  She lives in Valladolid with her parents and younger sister.  Her father is a retired policeman, and her mother is a teacher.  She has an advanced level of English.  She likes to live a healthy lifestyle.  She likes sweets, but doesn’t usually eat them.  She doesn’t like eggs or milk, and she loves fish.  She used to be on a volleyball team, but had to quit for school.  She loves animals and kids.  She likes hanging out with friends, swimming, drawing, reading, movies, music, beach, or being with her family.

 

 

Placed with Checa family.  Claudia A. 15 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents and 3 younger sisters.  Her father is a business consultant, and her mother is a teacher.  She has an advanced level of English.  She likes reading, playing tennis, watching movies or tv series, painting, shopping, playing guitar, and listening to music.  She thanks you in advance and looks forward to meeting you, and promises to follow your house rules.

 

Placed with Crespin family.  Noelia A.  15/16 years old.  She will turn 16 on July 16 (during the program).  She lives near Madrid with her parents and younger sister.  Her father is a pet store owner, and her mother is a nurse.  She loves animals and wants to become a veterinarian.  She has 2 dogs in her home.  Her hobbies are listening to music (her favorites are Ariana Grande, Justin Beiber, Drake and more of that style).  She likes photography too.  She likes to hang out with friends, and watch tv series… her favorite right now is “The Walking Dead” and “Skam”. 

 

Placed with DiMaria family.  Beatriz M.  14 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents, who are both Entrepreneurs, and older sister.  She loves pets, and has a German Shepherd at home.  She enjoys shopping, bowling, amusement parks, water parks, and many family activities.  She loves horseback riding, and has been riding since she was 4 years old.  She likes running, and is usually very athletic.  She loves most foods, except for candy, but she does love chocolate.  She is really looking forward to July to have a great time with you.  

 

 

Placed with Ellis family.  Eva S. 15 years old.  She lives near Madrid with her parents and younger brother (who is also in this program).  Her father is an engineer, and her mother is a doctor.  She has an advanced level of English.  She is very sociable, cheerful and friendly.  She likes shopping, going to the cinema, sightseeing, meeting new people, travel, and playing sports.  She likes spending time with her family and friends.  She loves listening to music.  Justin Bieber is her favorite.  She likes romantic comedies and horror movies.  Her favorite actors are Zac Efron and Jennifer Lawrence.  She also likes fishing, biking, running, going to the beach, and practicing water sports likes sailing and diving.  She hopes to be with a family that is into sports, and has a girl near her age that likes sports and shopping.  She would really love to have a dog in the family too, if possible.

 

 

Placed with Espinoza family.  Paula A.  13 years old.  She lives in Valladolid with her parents and 2 older brothers.  Her father works in maintenance, and her mother works in administration.   She enjoys outings, going to the pool, visiting new places, going to the beach, bowling, and hanging out with friends.

 

 

 


Placed with Federico family.  Maria M.
16 years old. She lives in Valladolid with her parents and brother.  Her father is a pharmacist, and her mother is retired.  She was adopted when she was 21 months old.  She is a happy, sociable person.  She loves kids and animals.  Would like to have a host teenager near her age.  She enjoys listening to music, reading, and taking pictures.  She is looking forward to learning about America and practicing her English.

 

Placed with Fumo family.  Lucia R.  15/16 years old.  Her birthday is during the program on July 4.  She lives near Barcelona with her parents and 3 siblings.  Her father is a Cardiologist, and her mother is a Hematologist.  She has an advanced level of English.  She is a friendly, happy, active and easygoing girl.  She loves sports, and plays basketball on her school team.  She also loves surfing, swimming, kayaking, water skiing, and tennis.  She likes hanging out with friends, going to the movies, or playing board games.  She enjoys cooking, photography, and meeting new people.  She likes most foods except hot dogs, artichokes, and carrots.  She used to be scared of dogs, but has gotten pretty used to them over the past few years staying with host families.  

 


Placed with Good family.  Lucia A.  16 years old.  She lives in Burgos with her parents and younger brother.  Her father is an engineer, and her mother is an administrator.  She likes to dance at her dance academy.  She is really excited to come to California.  She hopes to develop a good relationship with your family, and she looks forward to begin communicating with you.

 

 

Placed with Harrington family.  Tian S.  16 years old.  She lives in Salamanca with her mother and grandma.  Her mother is a Professor.  She has an advanced level of English.  She was born in China and was adopted at the age of 2, when she moved to Spain.  She has no siblings, but wishes that she did.  She loves pets, reading books, and meeting new people. She also likes going to the movies, and spending time with friends.  She plays piano in the Conservatory.  She likes swimming, horseback riding, and golf.  She is a sympathetic, social person, but may seem a little shy at first.  She likes to work hard to achieve her goals.  She is very grateful for you receiving her in your family.

 

 

Placed with Ianniciello family.  Javier Z.  15 years old.  He lives in Burgos with his parents, who are both doctors.  He loves all sports, especially soccer.  He also enjoys playing tennis, cycling, and surfing.  He listens to all types of music.  His favorite tv show is Game Of Thrones.  He loves theme parks, having adrenaline rushes and traveling.

 

 

 

 

Placed with Jimenez family.  Gonzalo S.  13 years old.  He lives near Madrid with his parents and older sister (who is also in this program).  His father is an engineer, and his mother is a doctor.  He is very sociable, cheerful and friendly.  He likes shopping, going to the cinema, sightseeing, meeting new people, travel, and playing sports.  He likes spending time with his family and friends.  He loves listening to music.  He likes comedy and horror movies.  He also likes going to the beach.  He is excited to get to know you.

 


Placed with Johnson family.  Carmen C.
16/17 years old (July 7th).  She lives in Badajoz with her parents.  Her father is an engineer, and her mother is a doctor.  She likes sports… she plays tennis and Ultimate Frisbee.  She likes surfing, but doesn’t get to practice it much because she lives far from the beach.  She loves animals… she has fish and turtles, but has always wanted a dog.  She also loves photography.  She is really looking forward to meeting you.

 

 

Placed with Laszuk family.  Pablo C.  15 years old.  He lives in Badajoz with his parents, older brother and younger sister.  His father is an agricultural engineer, and his mother is a teacher.  He would like to stay with a family with a son near his age that likes to surf, or that likes technology and/or robotics.  Robotics is his favorite hobby.  He competed in an Int’l Robotics comp and took 2 first place and 1 second place prizes.  He is a funny, friendly, sociable, and polite person.  He likes sports, with his favorites being surf and cycling.  He enjoys time with his family, or playing computer games, or hanging with friends.

 

 

 

Placed with McGrath family.  Joaquin B.  13 years old. He lives in Madrid with his parents and older brother (who is also joining the program).  His parents are both bank employees.  He would like to attend Catholic mass each weekend.  He is joining this program to improve his English, and to enjoy his holidays.  He likes animals.  He also likes going on excursions.  He is sure it will be a great experience, and he looks forward to meeting his new American family.

 

 


Placed with McKinnell family.
 Marta L
.  18 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents, 3 brothers, 1 sister (who is also coming in this program), and their dog.  Her parents are both bank employees.   She would like to attend Catholic mass on the weekends.  Her hobbies include playing ping pong, volleyball, making cakes, going to the cinema, and spending time with friends.  She is very excited to come here and live with you.

 

 

Placed with Mevs family.  Cristina G.  15 years old.  She lives in Salamanca with her parents and older brother.  Her father is a photographer, and her mother is a pharmacist.  She has an advanced level of English.  She loves music, and has been playing violin and piano in the Conservatory for 8 years.  She has traveled a bit in the US, but has never been to the West Coast.  Her hobbies include singing, reading, and playing sports.  She loves traveling and learning new languages.  She loves animals, and has 2 birds at home.  She likes to go to the movies, or hang out with friends.  She is really excited to share this new experience with you.

 

Placed with Moore family.  Paula P.  15 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her mother and older brother.  Her father is a salesman, and her mother is a lawyer, but they are divorced.  She also has a younger brother that lives with her father.  She is friendly, positive, active, and hard working.  She loves sports, and practices rhythmic gymnastics.  She also likes traveling, listening to music, dancing, drawing, and hanging out with friends.  She is so excited to get to know you and be a member of your family.  She wants to be with one family for the entire program, so no split placement for her.  She also wants a teenage girl in her host  family.

 


Placed with Munoz family.
 Maria L.
  16 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents, 3 brothers, 1 sister (who is also coming in this program), and their dog.  Her parents are both bank employees.   She would like to attend Catholic mass on the weekends.  Her hobbies are playing paddle, ping pong, making cakes, going to the cinema, and spending time with friends.  She is very excited to come here and live with you.

 

 

Placed with Navarrete family.  Nicolas Y.  14 years old.  He lives in Madrid with his parents (who are both economists), 2 brothers and 1 sister.  He is very excited to come to California this Summer to learn to surf.  He loves sports and plays soccer, tennis, golf, skiing, and waterskiing regularly.  He spent a year studying in the UK, and 1 term studying in Chicago, so his English is advanced.  He is very sociable and enjoys meeting new people, and learning about different cultures.  He is looking forward to enjoying his time with his new American family.

 

 

Placed with Nubling family.  Pablo B.  16 years old.  He lives in Bilbao with his parents, 2 older sisters and 1 older brother (who have all been in our program in past years).  His father is a technician in the aerospace industry, and his mother is a lawyer.  He likes sports, especially tennis, hockey, basketball, soccer, and surfing.  He has been playing piano since he was 4 years old.  He likes listening to Indie or rock music.  He likes playing computer games.  He is looking forward to getting to know you.

 

Placed with Peterson family.   Ana C.  17 years old.  She loves in Madrid with her parents, older brother, and 2 dogs.  Her father works in administration, and her mother is a housewife.  She has an advanced level of English.  She enjoys meeting new people, and making new friends. She likes surfing, even though she is a beginner.  She plays guitar (just a bit), she loves singing, doing theater, cinematography, reading, and hanging out with friends.  She is a tidy person.  She likes all kinds of foods, but prefers fish, over meat.  She is excited to meet your family.

 

 

 

Placed with Poniachik family.  Elena S.  17 years old.   She lives in Badajoz with her parents.  Her father is a doctor, and her mother is a lawyer.  It has been her dream to visit California, since she was a little girl.  She is a cheerful, nice girl who enjoys whatever she’s doing.  She is responsible and hardworking.  She wants to become a doctor in the future.  She really likes being with people… friends or family, or meeting new people.  She enjoys the beach, sightseeing, practicing sports, watching movies, and learning about different cultures.  She wants to thank you in advance for having her in your home, and she can’t wait to meet you.

 

 


Placed with Raymond family.  Carlota E
.  17 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents.  Her father is an economist, and her mother is a consultant.  Her friends call her Charlotte.  She has an advanced level of English.  She is half Spanish and half French.  She loves basketball and soccer, and also likes running, hiking, and racket sports.  She likes cooking, eating good food, and loves fruits and veggies.  She loves animals, and has a dog at home.  She is very excited to come to California, but she is a bit nervous to surf.  To sum it up, she loves the sun, sea, good food, and sports.

 

 

 

Placed with Rivera family. Ernesto J.  16 years old.  He lives in Palencia with his parents and older brother.  His father is an office worker in the town hall, and his mother has a farm near Palencia.  He likes playing any sports… he loves basketball and plays on his school team. He likes to hang out with friends, travel, with his family, and go to the cinema.

 

 


Placed with Smith family.
 Cecilia C.
14 years old.  She lives in Valladolid with her parents and older sister (who will also be joining in this program).  Her father is a veterinarian, and her mother is a housewife.  Her hobbies are photography, going to the beach, and playing paddle.  She considers herself outgoing and friendly.  She is hoping to stay with a girl hear her age, to live these beautiful moments together.  

 

 

 

Placed with Sundelius family.  Ignacio B. 16 years old.  He lives in Madrid with his parents and younger brother (who is also joining the program).  His parents are both bank employees.   He would like to attend Catholic mass each weekend. His nickname is Nacho.  He has been to Miami, San Francisco, New York, and Washington DC, but has never been to San Diego.  He loves animals, and he loves to travel.

 

 


Placed with Villaruz family. 
Sofia C.
 20 years old.  She lives in Valladolid with her parents and younger sister (who will also be joining in this program).  Her father is a veterinarian, and her mother is a housewife.  She has an advanced level of English.  She is studying to become a doctor.  She likes to play sports like swimming, tennis, paddle, and surfing (even though she has only had 2 weeks of surf lessons).  She loves being with family and friends.  She like to travel.  She is very sociable and is hoping to have an American sister near her age.  She is thankful to the family that she gets to experience this July with.