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Families sought to host Italian exchange students

Basic CMYKThe Chicago office of AFS-USA is looking for host families who are willing and able to take in several Italian students this summer.

AFS-USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world through independent, nonprofit AFS Organizations, each with a network of volunteers, a professionally staffed office, and headed up by a volunteer board.  We’ve been exchanging students throughout the world for more than 65 years. That’s six decades of history and experience in international education with an exemplary record of safety, security, and service to students, parents, and educators.

Ilaria (17) is an introverted but active girl who comes from a very close family. She often helps her younger sister with homework, helps her mother cook, and enjoys playing sports with her cousins. She works very hard in school and when she has free time she likes to go shopping or to the movies with her friends. She also likes drawing, volleyball, zumba, painting, reading books like Harry Potter, and going to the theater which has always been a passion for her. She currently attends an English speaking high school and hopes to become a doctor one day, although she is not sure in which field.

Alberto’s (17) friends describe him as a reliable, mature and responsible young man. He loves playing soccer, tennis, rugby and swimming. At the same time, he likes trying out new sports and has been playing rugby for quite some time, but now is enjoying soccer. During his free time, he likes to read, play video games, go out with friends, and ride his motorbike. He likes spending time with his parents, younger brother and their dog. Studying abroad would give him the opportunity to meet new people and discover different cultures around the world, including learn new languages,

Costanza Maria (16) is a sunny, curious, adventurous and organized young woman who appreciates getting to know people deeply through time and shared experiences. She practices the art of circus performing with her best friend, and her particular focus is in aerial gymnastics. She has no fear of falling or injury, and has the most amazing sense of freedom when she’s balanced eight meters above the ground. Costanza Maria hates lies and Monday mornings and loves hot tea and reading romance novels. She works every Saturday night to earn some spending money and she is her class’s chosen representative.

Camilla (16) has a sunny personality and a thirst for knowledge. She goes to a liberal arts high school and loves classes like ancient Greek, Latin, and Latin literature & philosophy. In her spare time she likes music, movies, playing piano, spending time with friends, and reading (especially ancient Greek authors). At home Camilla is very close with her family and enjoys family dinners, cooking/baking with her mom, and watching soccer with her dad. Her favorite thing to do is travel and her dream is to go to college in a foreign country, although she is not sure where or for what major.

Fulvio (15) is an outgoing, talkative, social, athletic, and bright young man. To Fulvio parkour is a recent sport which he started practicing in his free time. He also enjoys playing soccer, which he practices several times a week and has been playing it for many years. He is very focused on his school work, too. Fulvio doesn’t have a specific plan for the future, but he does know that he will be attending university. He has a passion for both physics and astronomy, so he plans to go into those fields of study while also continuing to play soccer, of course. He is excited to come to the USA.

Interested parties should contact Traci Larson-Lee
Team, Development Specialist for the Greater Chicago
AFS-USA

at tlarson-lee@afsusa.org
ph or 847-329-467.

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