This is a group of 14 Spanish students, that will be attending 1 full day excursion per week.  The other days will be spent with their host families.

 

Maria Calba

Maria Calba

Placed with Mills family.  16 years old.  She lives in Tarragona with her parents and brother.  Her father is an insurance agent and her mother is a bank employee.  She's a happy, clever, sociable, funny girl.  She's very athletic and has played basketball since she was 6 years old.  Basketball is her passion!  Her favorite subjects in school are History, Social Science, Economics, and English.  In the summer, she spends a lot of time at the beach, reading and listening to music, playing volleyball & basketball.  Prefers a home without pets.  She is very close to her family.  She hopes that this experience will help improve her English, learn about our culture and customs.  She is excited to live with an American family and meet new people.
Carmen Garcia

Carmen Garcia

Placed with Stewart family.   16 years old.  She lives in Cuenca with her parents.  Her father is a pharmacist and her mother is a lawyer.  She likes to travel, go shopping, listen to music, hang out with friends, and cook.  She would like to attend mass on Sundays.
Elena Garcia

Elena Garcia

Placed with Nocito-Diaz family. 15 years old.  She lives in Tarragona with her parents, 2 older brothers and 1 older sister.  Her father is a teacher & basketball coach, and her mother is a doctor.  She has been dancing ballet since she was 5 years old.  She also likes horseback riding.  She enjoys practicing sports with her family such as skiing, hiking and swimming.  She used to play piano at the conservatory.  She likes hanging out with friends, going shopping, to the movies, or walking around the city center.  She likes many kinds of music, but prefer pop and house music.  She is excited to come to the USA to learn more about our culture and to practice her English.
Mariana Villa

Mariana Villa

Placed with Jimenez family. 16 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents and older brother.  Her father is a computer consultant and her mother is a teacher.  She has an advanced level of English!  She is fond of shopping, baking cakes, and making crepes.  She loves soccer matches, especially Real Madrid matches.  She is an animal lover, especially horses and dogs.  She enjoys horseback riding, photography and listening to music.
Marlise- Coordinator

Marlise- Coordinator

Ana Rodrigo- LEADER

Ana Rodrigo- LEADER

Placed with Sherar family.  25 years old.  She lives in Madrid.  She is very outgoing, and always has a smile on her face.  She likes teaching and traveling.  Presently, she teaches Pilates and Aerobics.
Sara Chicano

Sara Chicano

Placed with Martinez family. 15 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents and brother.   Her father is a Professor and her mother works in Marketing.  She wants to get a degree in English, so she is excited to come here to practice her English.   Apart from school, she studies German and math.  One of her favorite hobbies is taking pictures of everyone, everywhere.  Her brother, Pablo, will also be in this program.
Paula Pita

Paula Pita

Placed with Hancock family. 15 years old.  She lives in Toledo with her parents.  Her father is a lawyer and her mother is a veterinarian.  She practiced ballet for 10 years.  She rides horses, swims and plays basketball.  She is a friendly girl.  She likes animals, but hates insects and reptiles.  She likes music, going to the movies, and the beach.  She likes most foods, but loves fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and pasta.  She is excited to come here to improve her English.
Maria Pampillon

Maria Pampillon

Placed with McKinnell family  16 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.  Her father is a Professor and her mother is a housewife.  She has an advanced level of English.  She would like to attend Mass on Sundays.  She loves dinner time with her family, talking about their days.  She loves going to the movies or out to eat with her friends.  She is sociable and enjoys meeting new people.  She is looking forward to this trip to improve her English and to make the most of this experience.
Lourdes Olabarri

Lourdes Olabarri

Placed with Colt family.  15 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents, 8 brothers, 2 sisters and a dog.  Her father is a lawyer and her mother is a housewife.  She would like to attend Mass on Sundays.  She loves basketball and other sports.
Angela Martin

Angela Martin

Placed with Brenner family. 14 years old.  She lives in Madrid with her parents.  Her father is a business manager and her mother is a travel agent.  She prefers a home with a teenager near her age.  Pets are ok, as long as they are not dangerous!  She is excited to visit the USA for the first time, so she can really improve her English.  She is a sympathetic, cheerful, funny girl... and is also sporty and sociable.  She loves sports and plays sports at a club every weekend.  She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends.  She likes horseback riding and paddle.  She used to compete in tennis and iceskating.  She loves music, dancing, outdoor activities, and taking photos of fashionable clothes.  Fashion is her passion.
Adelaida Rubio

Adelaida Rubio

Placed with Fierro family. 16 years old.  She lives in Reus with her parents and older brother.  Her father is a doctor and her mother is a housewife.  Her friends call her "Dali".   Her best subjects in school are languages and math.  She is a very happy, positive person.  She is very active and loves all kinds of sports... swimming, karate, basketball.  If possible, she would love to watch a basketball game while here.  She loves shopping and tries to follow the fashions.  She likes to hang out with friends, going shopping, to the movies, or for a walk.  She also loves listening to music.
Pablo Chicano

Pablo Chicano

Placed with Merli family. 17 years old.  He lives in Madrid with his parents and younger sister.  His father is a Professor and his mother works in Marketing.  His sister will also be joining this program.  He has allergies to cats and horses.   He practices a lot of sports, likes swimming, soccer.  He's been playing piano since he was 7 years old.  He enjoys it because he likes music and it's relaxing.  He is an open-minded person and is not shy.  He enjoys the outdoors, doing activities and meeting new people.  He likes all types of food, but his favorite is Italian food.  He has never been to America and is looking forward to it's people and culture.
Miguel Aguilar

Miguel Aguilar

Placed with the Silva family.   14 years old.  He lives in Badajoz with his parents and older sister.  His parents are both Professors.  He loves studying social science and math.  He loves basketball and plays every week on a basketball team.  He also enjoys camping with his "Scouts" group.  He loves listening to music, especially rock... ACDC, Arctic Monkeys, Aerosmith, Beatles, etc...  He loves traveling and has traveled many places in Europe with his family.
Fernando Perez

Fernando Perez

Placed with Breyer family. 18 years old.  He lives in Palencia with his parents.  His father is a banker and his mother is a teacher.  He is allergic to nuts, as well as cats.  He would like to become a doctor.  He loves music, plays piano and guitar, and sings too.  He also loves sports, especially basketball and tennis.  He loves traveling and going to the beach.  He is an only child. 
Fernando de Mateo

Fernando de Mateo

Placed with Gonzales family.  15 years old.  He lives in Madrid with his parents.  His father is a banker and his mother is a pharmacist.  He would like to be in a family with a teenager near his age.  He has spent a lot of time in Canada, Chicago and Ireland in the past few years, so he has an advanced level of English!  He loves drawing!  He also enjoys sports, like soccer & skiing.  He likes to hang out with friends and tell jokes.  He is very social and makes friends fast.  He also likes animals.