This group of Spanish students will have surf camp at the Oceanside pier.  They arrive on July 2 and depart on July 30.  Host families must live in Oceanside, Carlsbad, La Costa, Vista, and San Marcos.

Laura Moraleda

Laura Moraleda

Placed with Pollock family.   15 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents, who are both bank employees, younger brother & sister, and dog.  She likes reading, writing, painting, and all sports.  Her favorite sport is soccer.  Biology is her favorite subject in school, as she would like to be a vet.  She likes to hang out with friends, go shopping, and to the cinema.  She is looking forward to going to Magic Mountain, learning to surf, and meeting her new family!
Alejandro Sanchez

Alejandro Sanchez

Placed with Wright family. 14 years old.  He lives in Toledo with his parents and younger brother.  His mother is an economist.  His father is retired, perhaps.  He loves fishing, and hanging out with friends.  He also loves sports, especially soccer, basketball, paddle, and floorball.  He is looking forward to coming to California to improve his English.  He feels English is important for his future, as he would like to study automobile engineering in the future.  He is looking forward to meeting you!
Claudia Amate

Claudia Amate

Placed with West family.  17 years old.  She lives in Almeria with her parents and sister.  She is a cheerful, sociable, a little bit shy at first, orderly and sporty girl.  She enjoys playing paddle, soccer, and golf.  She loves riding her skateboard with her friends, and thinks it's a healthy, comfortable and fun way of transportation.  She also enjoys reading adventure books.  She likes listening to music, like Coldplay, Iconic Pop, Calvin Harris, and Imagine Dragons.  She wants to be in a family with another teenage girl.  She loves traveling, but has only been to France, Italy and some cities in the north of Spain.  She is excited to visit California to learn about our culture, and to improve her English.  She is also excited to learn to surf, and meet her new family!
Antonio Buenos

Antonio Buenos

Placed with Bernal family.  17 years old.  He lives in Badajoz with his parents and younger sister.  His father is a promoter, and his mother is a symphony orchestra manager.   He is a friendly, polite, and funny boy.  He likes the cinema, video games, hanging out with friends and practicing sports.  His favorite sport is handball, but he also loves basketball, and soccer.  He has always wanted to come to America, especially California.  He is very excited for this trip, and looks forward to having a fantastic summer and to making some new friends!
Jaime Ruiz-Salinas

Jaime Ruiz-Salinas

Placed with Budman family.   13 years old.  He lives in Madrid with his parents and 5 siblings, of which he is the oldest.  He gets along well with his younger siblings, but also gets along well with older teenagers.  He has an advanced level of English.  He is very outgoing, and very sociable (and probably quite responsible for a 13 year old).  He likes to golf, waterski, play soccer, and tennis.  He loves animals!
Shawn Moksvold- LEADER

Shawn Moksvold- LEADER

Placed with Perkins family. 40 years old.  He is an American teacher living in Madrid, teaching English.  He went to school at Northern Arizona University, as well as UCSD.  While living in San Diego, he was involved in a harbor sailing business as the “boss” of a ship (I’m guessing perhaps he was the captain of the ship, or boat), as well as a sailing instructor.  He, apparently, still has friends and contacts in San Diego Bay, and will possibly help plan a trip for our group to go on a bay cruise!  He is patient, with a sense of humor that he utilizes in class as much as possible.  He enjoys travel and opportunities of language education in multi-cultural environments.  He does not smoke.
Patricia Cuesta- LEADER

Patricia Cuesta- LEADER

Placed with Sherar family. 29 Years old.  She lives in Burgos.  She is a music & English teacher at one of the schools that many of our students come from.  She has been a leader of student groups since 2007.  She is a cheerful & responsible person.  She does not smoke.
Juan Andres Cano

Juan Andres Cano

Placed with Taylor family.  16 years old.  He lives in Valladolid with his parents and younger sister.  His father is a Pharmacist, and his mother is a Psychologist.  He would like to be placed in a home with a teenager.  This is his first time visiting the USA, so he's very excited.  He wants to practice and improve his English.  He likes sports, and prefers playing them over watching them.  He also likes to cook and to hang out with friends.  He wants to thank you in advance for welcoming him, and he's looking forward to meeting you soon!
Victor Caballero

Victor Caballero

Placed with Boyd family.  16 years old.  His nickname is "Mode".  He lives in Badajoz with his parents.  His father is a Pharmaceutical Salesman and his mother is a lawyer.  He laughs a lot and his friends say he is a funny, special, and nice person.  He loves soccer and plays on a team.  He also likes paintball, basketball, etc...  He likes music, watching NBA games, meeting new people, American food and culture. He hopes you will have fun with him this summer!
Maria Sanchez

Maria Sanchez

Placed with Draper family.  16 years old.  Her father is a businessman and her mother is a doctor.  She has celiac disease so she must eat a gluten free diet.  She is cheerful & talkative.  She likes sports, especially skiing, horseback riding, and biking, but she loves all sports!  She also loves shopping and going to the beach.  She is sure she will love any activity she can do with her host family!  She is looking forward to meeting you!
Silvia Pereda

Silvia Pereda

Placed with Poniachik family. 15 years old.  She lives in Burgos with her parents and 2 younger sisters (5 & 13).  Her father is in construction, and her mother is a housewife.  She likes sports, especially soccer.  She likes photography, drawing, listening to music, skiing, riding horses, hanging out with friends, and really likes fashion!  Her favorite school subjects are English, Biology, Physics, & Chemistry.  She is really looking forward to spending July  here in California.
Beatriz Duran

Beatriz Duran

Placed with Mills family.  15 years old, but will turn 16 on July 16, during the program!  She lives in Madrid with her parents.  Her father is an airline pilot, and her mother is a housewife.  She is the youngest of 4 siblings.  Beatriz is total immersion, and has no program or activities.  She has Type 1 Diabetes and celiac disease, so she needs a gluten free diet.  She is a very joyful, easy-going girl.  She is really looking forward to spending the month in the USA.  She loves traveling and learning about new places and cultures.  She's never had the homestay experience and is really looking forward to it.  She likes being outdoors, around people, as she is very social.  She loves playing sports.  In the winter, she goes skiing, and in the summer she goes to the beach in the south of Spain, where she swims and plays volleyball with her friends.  She is also a big fan of longboarding and cycling.  She would like to study medicine.  Her favorite subjects are Biology and Ethics.
Itziar Prieto

Itziar Prieto

Placed with Garner family. 16 years old.  She lives in Bilbao with her parents and 22 year old sister.  Her father is a Biologist/Professor, and her mother is a Biologist.  She has an advanced level of English.  She likes going to the beach, swimming in the ocean, and getting tan.  She loves spending time with her family, and she gets along very well with her sister.  She loves shopping, especially for clothes and shoes.  She likes playing sports, especially basketball, tennis and jogging.  She also likes going to the mountains.
Claudia Lozano

Claudia Lozano

Placed with Crane family. 16 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents and younger brother.  Her father is a technical designer, and her mother is a professor of child education.  She is a friendly person and laughs a lot.  She loves sleep and taking care of her hair.  She likes hanging out with friends, going to the cinema, playing volleyball, and ice skating.  She ice skates twice per week.  She loves this sport!  She likes performing in theater and musical shows.  Biology is an easy subject for her.  She wants to be a nurse and hopes to find cures for many illnesses.  She is looking forward to coming to California, learning to surf and meeting her American family!  This will be her first time in the USA.
Victor Gutierrez

Victor Gutierrez

Placed with Vansant family. 16 years old.  He lives in Burgos with his parents and younger sister.  His father is an engineer, and his mother stays home.  He is sympathetic, and sociable.  He likes sports.  At this time, he plays soccer on his school team.  He also likes basketball, tennis, swimming, and cycling.  He likes animals, especially dogs.  He likes going to the beach, and also visiting new places.
Rodrigo Garcia

Rodrigo Garcia

Placed with Thompson family. 15 years old.  He lives in Burgos with his parents and younger sister.  His father is a computer programmer, and his mother is an engineer.  He is a happy person.  He loves sports, especially basketball, and he plays on his school basketball team.  He loves Kobe Bryant & the Lakers, and his dream is to go to the Staples Center.  He also likes swimming, riding bikes, and going to the beach.  He looks forward to meeting his new American family.
Alvaro Munoz

Alvaro Munoz

Placed with Acevedo family.  He will be 14 when he arrives, but he'll turn 15 during the program, on July 8!  He lives in Burgos with his parents, who are both bank employees.  He has 1 older brother and 2 younger brothers, and a cat & a dog.  He likes all sports, and plays soccer regularly.  He also likes to ride bikes, go swimming in a pool or at the beach, listen to music, or hang out with friends.  He is looking forward to learning to surf.
Alvaro Amo

Alvaro Amo

Placed with Burrows family. 15 years old.  He lives in Burgos with his parents.  His father is a civil servant, and his mother is a nurse. He likes sports, especially soccer & basketball.  This will be his first time in the USA, as well as his first experience with a host family.  He is excited to come to California to improve his English and to see our country.  He is looking forward to meeting his new family.
Marta Bermejo

Marta Bermejo

Placed with Villaruz family. 16 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents, who are both engineers, and her sister.  She has spent some time during the past 2 summers in a camp in the USA, but this will be her first time living with a host family.  She likes going shopping, traveling, listening to music, and going out with friends.  She would like to be in a host family with a teenager near her age.  Although she likes hanging out with friends, she also likes spending time with family.  She is a happy, active and loving person and always tries to help people.  She likes sports, especially skiing and dancing.  She is always interested in new experiences.  She is excited about coming to California, and looking forward to meeting her new American family.    
Cristina Menguez

Cristina Menguez

Placed with Schroeder family.  16 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her mother.  Her mother is a banker.  Her father passed away when she was 2.  She is an only child, so she would like a host family with a girl near her age.  She loves animals, especially dogs.  She likes skiing, baseball, running, and going to the beach.  She enjoys shopping, watching movies, listening to music, playing sports, and hanging out with friends.  She's excited to see the sights in California, meet her new family, and to learn to surf.
Juan Cordoba

Juan Cordoba

Placed with Cherry family. 14 years old.  He lives in Badajoz with his parents, and younger brother & sister.  His father is an engineer, and his mother is a teacher (of students with learning disabilities).  He is a funny, friendly, sociable, and polite guy.  He loves sports, especially soccer and tennis.  He loves skiing and surfing.  He takes surf lessons every summer, and he's looking forward to practicing it here in California.  He's a good student, and his favorite subjects are Math, History and English.  This will be his first time in the US, so he is very excited.  He likes playing video games.  He loves spending time with his family.
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.
Patricia Ais

Patricia Ais

Placed with Glauch family. 15 years old.  She lives in Bilbao with her parents and younger sister.  Her father is a Lawyer and her mother is an Economist.  She plays basketball and volleyball.  She also likes shopping, swimming and spending time outdoors.  She loves hanging out with friends, and spending time with her family.   She was in this program last year and had such an incredible experience that she is returning this summer!  She would like to be in a family with younger children and/or a girl her age.  She can't wait to meet her new family!
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.
Sofia Perez

Sofia Perez

Placed with Elisa Jimenez family. 16 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents and her pet, Lola.  She is a shopaholic and loves fashion!  She loves hanging out with friends.  She loves to sing (she's in a choral group) and play piano.  She is part of a solidarity group... a group of young people that meet to organize activities and campaigns for solidarity.
Maria Maza

Maria Maza

Placed with Durr family. 15 years old.  She lives in Badajoz with her parents, sister and twin brother (he is joining this program too!).  Her father is a chemist and her mother is a tax inspector.  She prefers a home without dogs or cats.  She is a good student and her favorite subject is Math.  She likes to play paddle, skiing and surfing.  She has lots of friends and they like to go shopping, go to the movies, listen to music, or just hang out.  This will be her first time to California, and she is looking forward to meeting her new family!
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!
Javier Ibanez

Javier Ibanez

Placed with Besset family.  14 years old.  He lives in Madrid with his parents.  He has an advanced level of English, and would like a family with a boy of his age or a little older, as he is quite mature for his age.   He's a really sporty guy.  He plays on a roller hockey team.  He also plays tennis, soccer, likes swimming and many other sports.  He likes animals a lot, and has a dog.  He likes going to the beach.
Paula Barba

Paula Barba

Placed with Hoyo family. 15 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents and grandmother.  Her father is a businessman, and her mother is a travel agent.  She loves reading, listening to music, and singing, but is shy singing in front of people.  She loves shopping and visiting new places.  She loves animals, especially dogs.  She's afraid of snakes and spiders.  She is an only child, so she'd like to have brothers and/or sisters in her host family.  She likes all foods, especially burritos.  She is looking forward to coming to California and enjoying the wonderful family that is waiting for her here!
Alberto Jurado

Alberto Jurado

Placed with Gomez family. 15 years old.  He will celebrate his 16th birthday during the program (July 24).  He lives in Badajoz with his parents and 13 year old sister.  His father is a beekeeper, and his mother is a communications engineer.  He enjoys school and gets good grades.  His favorite hobbies are playing video games, watching movies, listening to music, hanging out with friends, and playing sports.  He likes traveling and spent a month, last summer, in Boston.
Gonzalo Sanchez

Gonzalo Sanchez

Placed with Outlaw family.  16 years old.  He lives in Badajoz with his parents.  His father is a doctor and his mother is a pharmacist.  He has no brothers or sisters, but he has lots of friends!  He likes school & gets good grades.  His favorite hobbies are playing video games, and listening to music. His favorite band right now is the Beatles.  He doesn't like music like One Direction or Justin Beiber.  He also likes watching movies, and going for bike rides.  He is allergic to cats, nuts, and kiwi.  He loves traveling and previously spent 12 days seeing different National Parks in California & Nevada.  He is looking forward to meeting you, his new American family! 
Diego Bravo

Diego Bravo

Placed with Park family. 15 years old. Lives in Badajoz with his parents.  His father is a physicist teacher, and his mother is a family physician.  He has an older bother (18) and sister (21) that are both in college.  One of his favorite hobbies is playing guitar.  He likes playing tennis and basketball, playing video games, listening to music, and hanging out with friends.  At this time, his favorite band is Fall Out Boy.  He also likes photography and editing videos. He enjoys traveling and has been to Ireland, Germany, Holland, the USA, and some others.
Victor Fernandez

Victor Fernandez

Placed with Agtarap family. 17 years old.  He lives with his mother and 14 year old brother in Gijon, in the north of Spain.  His father is a waiter, and his mother is a banker.  He has an advanced level of English.  He would like to be with a family with a teenager.  He likes to surf, so he'd like to be with a family that surfs!  He gets along well with his brother and likes to play sports with him.  He loves sports and plays basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, running, and his favorite sport is surfing. He has surfed for 4 years and has surfed competitively for 2 years.  He's a sociable person and enjoys meeting new people.  This will be his 3rd time to California.
Sergio Maniegas

Sergio Maniegas

Placed with Peterson family 17 years old.  He lives in Gijon with his parents, who are both Opticians.  He has a 19 year old sister who lives away at college.  He has an advanced level of English.  This will be his 5th time to the USA, and 2nd time to California.  He enjoys sports, such as running & swimming, tennis, skiing, handball, and surfing.  He enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies and listening to music.  He likes to play guitar, but is fairly new at it.  He is a polite, responsible, and active boy.
Carmen Arribas

Carmen Arribas

Placed with Harrington family. 16 years old.  She lives in Badajoz with her parents.  Her father is an Insurer, and her mother is a nurse.  She is an only child.  She likes riding bikes, playing tennis and paddle, and swimming.  In her free time, she enjoys shopping, hanging out with friends, or going to the cinema.  She likes pets.  She has studied English since she was 6, and French since she was 12.
Begona Garate

Begona Garate

Placed with Leblanc family. 17 years old.  She lives in Algorta with her parents.  Her father works in Administration, and her mother is a Lawyer.  This is her 3rd time to the USA.  She is an only child, but has many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  She enjoys her cousins because she has always wanted to have brothers or sisters.  She has a good character, is easy going, and a hard worker with her studies.  She is a very sporty girl and likes every kind of sport. She plays basketball on a team, and she also swims.  She is very grateful for your hospitality of opening your home to her and helping improve her English.
Begona Beitia

Begona Beitia

Placed with Uridil-Slayton family. 16 years old.  She lives in Bilbao with her parents, sister (19) and 2 brothers (18 & 12).  Her father is a technician in the aerospace industry, and her mother is a Lawyer.  Her older brother and sister were in our program 2 years ago.  She likes all sports, but tennis & swimming are her favorites.  She likes the beach, listening to music, and hanging out with friends.  She has played piano since she was 4 years old!  She is looking forward to coming to California and getting to know her American family!
Oriol Ribot

Oriol Ribot

Returning to Swank family. 18 years old.
Ana Perez

Ana Perez

Returning to Mosko family. 16 years old.
Olga Torres

Olga Torres

Returning to Johnson family.   15 years old.
Paula Pita

Paula Pita

Returning to Hancock family. 16 years old.