This group of students will have surf camp at the Oceanside pier.  The homestay is from June 29 to July 24.  Host families must live in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, or Encinitas.

Ricardo Herrero

Ricardo Herrero

Paced with the Burtzos family. 15 years old.  He lives in Burgos with his parents and 3 brothers, of which he is the youngest.  His father is an architect, and his mother is a businesswoman.  He likes soccer.  He would like to be in a family with a boy near his age.
Susana Garcia

Susana Garcia

Placed with the Wright family.  16 years old.  She lives in Almeria with her parents.  Her parents are both attorney's. She wants to study criminology and law, next year at the university.  She loves all sports, especially volleyball.  She also loves to travel and see new places.  She is very excited about coming to California!  Her main reason for this trip is to improve her English, but she also can't wait to meet her new American family, and learn to surf.  She also loves to watch movies at the cinema or at home.
Maria del Mar Martinez

Maria del Mar Martinez

Placed with the Garza family.  16 years old.  She lives in Almeria with her parents, younger sister, and 2 cats.  In her free time she loves dancing, playing sports, going to the movies, shopping, hanging out with friends, and she really, really loves music.  Her favorite band is One Direction.  She also loves to travel.  She is very excited to come to America to live with an American family, learn the culture, and improve her English.
Marina Cayuela

Marina Cayuela

Placed with the Roberson family. 17 years old.  She lives in Almeria with her parents and younger sister.  She wants to study Engineering.  She loves skiing, music, dancing, and going to the gym.  Her favorite thing to do is travel.  She is really excited about this trip because she wants to improve her English, learn to surf, walk on the "Walk of Fame", and she is very excited to stay with an American family to get to know you and learn your culture.  She can not wait to meet you!
Alejandro Perez

Alejandro Perez

Placed with the Gomez family.  15 years old.  He would like to immerse himself in a family, not being part of the group activities. He lives in Madrid with his father.  He likes hanging out with friends, and playing videogames.  He is interested in learning new things, meeting new people, and visiting other countries.   He also likes reading books, watching movies, going to the beach, and playing sports.  He loves animals.  He doesn't have any problem with eating vegetables, or fish.  And finally, he wants to have a great time with you!
Javier Fernandez

Javier Fernandez

Placed with the Triana family. 16 years old.  He lives in Oviedo with his parents, younger brother, his dog and 2 cats.  His parents are both doctors.  He has an advanced level of English.  He plays basketball on his school team, and he plays tennis 2 days a week.  He wants to be a doctor when he grows up.  He considers himself to be an adventurous person.  He likes playing sports, watching tv, and hanging out with friends. In the summer, he likes to go to the beach, and he usually takes a fun trip with his family.  Last year, he spent the entire school year in Canada, and then traveled to California with his parents.  He loved California, and is so excited to come back!  He loves the food and weather here, and is excited to get to know our culture!
Ana Isturiz

Ana Isturiz

Placed with the (Sarah) Thompson family.  16 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her mother, step father, younger brother & sister.  Her mother is a Biologist.  She has an advanced level of English.  She loves her family, and enjoys being with them.  Her father lives in China.  She likes to watch movies, and go for walks.  She likes playing sports, especially basketball.  She wants to try other sports like American football, rugby, or Lacrosse.  She likes surfing too, but isn't good enough to state that she surfs.  She likes Harry Potter, and One Direction.  She's very active and enthusiastic.  She adores meeting new people.  She doesn't normally wear makeup.  She believes in God and attends mass sometimes.  She is impatient to meet her host family, whoever you are!
Sofia Perez

Sofia Perez

Placed with the Riding family.  17 years old.  Sofia would like to immerse herself in a family, not being part of the group activities.  She will stay for 3 1/2 weeks.   She lives in Madrid with her parents and dog.  She likes to spend her free time hanging out with friends, going shopping, traveling, and playing piano.  She was in our program last summer and loved the experience so much that she decided to come back.  She is really a fan of music and spends a lot of time listening to music, particularly pop music.
Paula Martinez

Paula Martinez

Placed with the Rossel family.  14 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents, 2 sisters, and brother.  Her father is an Economist, and her mother is a school director.  She is very close to her family and says her parents are incredible!  Her hobbies are sports, swimming, skating, and having fun with her family and friends.  She is looking forward to meeting you, and enjoying her holidays with you.  She is also looking forward to improving her English, and making new friends.
Alberto Gozalo

Alberto Gozalo

Placed with the Munoz family.  15 years old.  He lives in Madrid with his parents, older brother, and 2 older sisters.  His favorite sport is soccer, but he also likes golf, tennis, swimming, and skiing.  He has never surfed, but is looking forward to it.  He likes to watch some tv, and his favorite show is Big Bang Theory.  He also likes videogames.  He likes burgers and fish, but doesn't care for vegetables.
Julia Camarena

Julia Camarena

Placed with the Johnson family 6/29- 7/12; Newhart family 7/12 - 24.   15 years old.  She lives in Santander with her parents, who are both civil servants.  She would like to have a host sister near her age.  Her favorite hobby is surfing.  She also likes skating (longboard) and swimming.  She likes to hang out with friends, and go to the park, or shopping. She likes going to the movies, as well as watching tv.  She also likes dancing. She can't wait to meet you!
Maria Barbero

Maria Barbero

Placed with the Ceballos family.  15 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents, 4 brothers, and sister.  Her father is a business owner, and her mother is a housewife.  Her 2 brothers will be in this program too!  She has an advanced level of English.  She really likes animals, some sports, and going out with friends.  She also loves playing guitar, horseback riding, and gymnastics.  She considers herself to be a kind, fun and sociable person... she really likes having fun and laughing.  From this experience, she is hoping to learn about our culture, improve her English, meet new friends, and have a great time!
Sergio Orbaneja

Sergio Orbaneja

Placed with the d'Heilly family.  15 years old.  He lives in Madrid with his parents.  His father's occupation is Informatics, and his mother is a Psychologist.  He is allergic to fish.  He has asthma, which is controlled by medication.  His family & friends say that he is very sympathetic, and responsible.  He likes sports, like soccer and basketball.  He also plays tennis.  He loves music, especially rock & pop.  His favorite bands are Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons, and Green Day.  He also likes reading books like Game of Thrones, watching "The Voice", and series like Big Bang Theory or Modern Family.  He likes going to the movies, but his real passion is drawing... he wants a career in fine arts.  He really wants to thank you for this opportunity.
Jaime Barbero

Jaime Barbero

Placed with the Tyner family.  14 years old.  He lives in Madrid with his parents, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.  His father is a business owner, and his mother is a housewife. His brother and sister will be in this program too!  He loves playing all sports, but his favorite is soccer.  He's a fan of Real Madrid.  He likes animals, American food, and going to the movies.  He likes to travel, and is excited to visit California.
Antonio Barbero

Antonio Barbero

Placed with the Burrows family.  17 years old.  He lives in Madrid with his parents, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.  His father is a business owner, and his mother is a housewife.  His brother and sister will be in this program too!  He has an advanced level of English.  He likes sports, listening to music, spending time with family, and hanging out with friends.  He also likes animals, and loves cars.  He likes meeting people from other countries and cultures.  He is a friendly, kind person, who likes to laugh and help people when they need or ask for help.  He is not shy, and prefers to speak to learn as much as he can.  He has never been to America, but he thinks it's one of the best countries in the world.
LEADER- Francisco Figuera

LEADER- Francisco Figuera

Placed with the Lewis/Kjellson family. 25 years old.  He lives in Valladolid.  He is a Physical Education teacher in the Marista school in Valladolid, as well as a soccer coach for a team of 14 year old boys. He has had a lot of leadership experience with various summer camps.  He is sportive, and a cheerful person.  He is also responsible and always gives his best.  He is a highly committed person who puts passion in everything he does.  He really enjoys working with children and feels very lucky with what he does in life.  He does not smoke or have any allergies.
LEADER- Fernando Coloman

LEADER- Fernando Coloman

Placed with the Lewis/Kjellson family.  37 years old.  He lives in Valladolid.  He has a degree in Art History.  He is a teacher at the Marista School in Palencia.  He is open-minded, outgoing, adventurous, responsible, hard-working, sympathetic, and has a good sense of humor.  He does not smoke, and has no allergies.
Ruben Fernandez

Ruben Fernandez

Placed with the Peterson family.  13 years old.  He lives in Burgos with his parent and older brother (who will also be joining the program!).  His father is a chemical engineer, and his mother is a lab technician.  He loves animals, and has a dog in his home.  He likes all kinds of food, but doesn't enjoy eating vegetables.  His favorite foods are pizza and lasagna.  He is a sympathetic and friendly boy.  His favorite subject is natural sciences.  This will be his first trip abroad, and he is very excited!  He plays rugby on a local team, and used to play on a soccer team.   He also loves surf, playing video games, swimming, riding bikes, and going to the beach.  He looks forward to meeting you!
Patricia Lozano

Patricia Lozano

Placed with the Vansant family 14 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents.  Her father is an engineer, and her mother is a nurse.  She enjoys sports.  She used to do gymnastics, but now she plays volleyball.  She also likes surfing, swimming, tennis, skating, and many others.  She likes painting, as her granny is an artist and gave her lessons.  She enjoys cooking, especially baking, scrapbooking, arts and crafts, music, dancing, and taking photos with friends.   She loves dogs and hopes to have one when she grows up (I'm guessing that she would love to have one here in California too!)  She hopes to have a great time with you!
Andrea Vanes

Andrea Vanes

Placed with the Agtarap family.  17 years old.  She lives in Palencia with her mother, grandma, and 14 year old brother.  Her mother is a civil servant.  She likes traveling to learn about different countries and cultures.  She also likes learning foreign languages.  She really loves animals, especially dogs.  She loves music too.  She is looking forward to meeting you!
Cristina Cuervo

Cristina Cuervo

Placed with the Jimenez family.  16 years old.  She lives in Palencia with her parents and younger sister (14). Her father is an office worker for a phone company, and her mother is a nurse.  She has an advanced level of English!  She is a very active, responsible girl who considers herself to be very nice and generous, and loves meeting new people.  Her favorite school subjects are foreign languages, and science.  She would like to work in biology or medicine, in the future.  Her favorite sport is basketball, but she loves swimming and skiing too.  She likes trying new sports, and is looking forward to learning to surf.  She loves to travel, loves photography, going to the cinema, listening to music, shopping, reading books, and watching tv.  She eats all foods, but her favorite is pasta, and fast food. She wants to thank you for your kindness in hosting her.  She hopes to be like another member of your family.
Victoria Ortega

Victoria Ortega

Placed with the Lara family. 15 years old.  She will turn 16 on July 4th, during the program.  She lives in Burgos with her parents.  She was born in Russia, but has lived in Burgos since she was a young child.  Her father was a civil servant, but is now retired.  Her mother works in a factory.   She has an older brother that is going to University in Madrid.  She loves traveling, rhythmic gymnastics, animals, listening to music, and hanging out with friends.  She is a sociable and loving girl that likes meeting new people.  She is excited for this summer.
Unai Amazega

Unai Amazega

Placed with the Carlson family.  15 years old.  He lives in Getxo (near Bilbao) with his parents, brother and his dog.  His father is a businessman, his mother is a housewife.  He likes many sports, such as padel and tennis, but soccer is his favorite!  He likes the beach, going to the cinema, and playing Play Station 4 with his friends.  He likes all types of food.  He had a homestay in England and really enjoyed it, but not the weather.  He would like to be a gym teacher, as he loves sports and kids.  He wants to thank you in advance for your hospitality.
Alexandre Morel (FRENCH)

Alexandre Morel (FRENCH)

Placed with the Peterson family.  12 years old.   June 29 - July 12.  He lives in the south of France with his parents and 2 brothers.  His father is in Real Estate, his mother is an employment counselor.  His hobbies include basketball, video games, surfing, biking, and swimming.  He is fond of outdoor activities, and water activities.  He's sociable and adaptable. He's a bit shy, but only in the beginning.
Paloma Guijarro

Paloma Guijarro

Placed with the Gutridge family. 14 years old.  She will turn 14 on July 2!  She lives in Badajoz with her parents and older brother.  Her father is an economist, her mother is a Pharmacist.  She loves dance, the cinema, skiing, horseback riding, and going to the beach.  She is looking forward to meeting you and spending some fun days with you.
Marta Arribas

Marta Arribas

Placed with Frost family.  15 years old.  She lives in Valencia with her parents.  Her father is an Engineer, her mother is a nurse.  She has an advanced level of English.  She is a good student that likes learning foreign languages, as well as reading or watching mystery films.  She likes sports. especially athletics and skiing.  She also enjoys water sports, horseback riding, and generally any game in which you have to move.  She loves music, especially rock.  She plays the clarinet at her musical high school, and plays in a local band too.  She feels the best things in life are traveling, visiting new places, and meeting new interesting people.  She might be a bit shy in the beginning, but after a few days she'll be funny and open to trying new things.  She enjoys hanging out with friends, and going shopping.  She is a sentimental, nice, open-minded person.  She is looking forward to meeting you and wants to thank you for taking her in and giving her the chance to share this experience with you.
Imperio Rojas

Imperio Rojas

Placed with the LeBlanc family.  17 years old.  She lives in Badajoz with her parents and 2 brothers (18 & 6).  Her father is a judge, and her mother is a housewife.  Her favorite thing is sports... she does sports every single day, and she's on a volleyball team too.  She also likes hanging out with friends, listening to music, and shopping.  She is a healthy person and prefers eating healthy.  She wants to improve her English and feels the best way is to go abroad and live with an English speaking family... this is her dream!
Beltran Perez De Villar

Beltran Perez De Villar

Placed with the Horan family.  16 years old.  He turns 16 the day after he arrives!  He lives in Badajoz with his parents and sister.  His father is a doctor, his mother is a nurse.  He prefers to be in a home with children near his age, if possible.  He likes sports, hanging out with friends, and playing the piano.  He loves animals.
Alejo Garcia

Alejo Garcia

Placed with the Korbacher family.  14 years old.  He lives in Madrid with his parents.  His father is an Engineer, his mother is a Psychologist.  He has an uncle that lives in Ramona!  He practices tennis, soccer, and basketball regularly, but loves all sports.  He has never surfed, but is looking forward to it.  He speaks Spanish, English, and some French.  He attends an all boys school.  He is excited to meet his new American family, learn how American people live, our culture, and the typical sports his host family does.
Juan Saiz

Juan Saiz

Returning to the Brown family. 16 years old.  He lives in Burgos with his parents and older brother.  His father is an architect, his mother is a doctor.  He likes all sports, but soccer is his favorite.  He also plays tennis and he golfs.  He loves to listen to music and watch sports on tv.  He is looking forward to practicing his English here in California.  He would like to stay with a family with a boy near his age that likes sports.
Juan Ramos

Juan Ramos

Placed with the Goodman family.  17 years old.  He lives in Burgos with his parents.  His mother is an attorney.  He likes soccer, basketball, cycling, and water sports.  He is very interested in History and has read many books on US history.  In his free time, he enjoys building robots!  He likes animals very much, especially dogs (he has 2 at home), cats, and sharks.  He is looking forward to meeting you and spending time with you.
Jorge Tudanca

Jorge Tudanca

Returning to the Gretsch family. 16 years old.  He lives in Burgos with his parents and 14 y.o. brother.  His father is a doctor, his mother is a professor.  He gets along very well with his brother.  He loves going to the cinema, and loves movies like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games.  He loves video games and drawing (he is quite talented with his drawing!)  He loves sports and plays soccer, tennis, swimming, cycling and much more.  He loves speaking English and feels he speak quite well.  He looks forward to improving it even more.  He is also studying French and German now.  He really looks forward to meeting his American family!
Rodrigo Cidad

Rodrigo Cidad

Returning to the Merli family 6/29-7/17; Fuentes family 7/17-24. 15 years old.  He lives in Burgos with his parents.  His father is a lawyer and his mother is a nurse.  He likes soccer, playing tennis and watching basketball matches. He has spent some time in Ireland, practicing his English, and he is really looking forward to coming to California to practice more.
Eduardo Maza

Eduardo Maza

Returning to the Thomas family. 16 years old.  He lives in Badajoz with his parents and 2 sisters (one of which is his twin!).   His father is a chemist, his mother is a tax inspector.  He is a good student and his favorite subject is biology.  He is a cheerful & nice boy.  He is looking forward to returning to California to practice his English and experience our culture.  He loves sports, especially soccer, paddle, and skateboarding.  He also enjoys skiing, surfing, playing video games, listening to music, watching tv, going to the movies, and going out with friends.  He is looking forward to returning to his American family!