WELCOME TO THE 2023 EV1 AND EV12 GROUPS! NEW STUDENTS’ PROFILES ARE ADDED AS THEY ARE PROCESSED. FOR THESE GROUPS, CHECK BACK OFTEN THROUGH MAY TO SEE LATEST PROFILES.
Dates of different groups:
EV-1 Saturday, June 17 – Saturday July 8, 2023 DULLES AIRPORT arrival and departure
EV-12 Saturday, June 17 – Friday July 28, 2023 DULLES AIRPORT arrival and departure
Welcome to the EV-1 / EV-12 French groups. Students arrive on dates listed above. The EV-12 group usually consists of about 1-3 students who want a longer stay.
Below are small vignettes about each student. We have a 4-6 page dossier on each student which includes a letter they have written to their host family, full disclosure of their interests and activities, and pictures. If you see one or more students that you might be interested in hosting or knowing more information about, please let us know by filling out an Application so that we can help you choose the student that best fits your family’s lifestyle. Please note that filling out an application does not obligate you to host. Or if you’d prefer, feel free to Contact us with any questions you might have.
As a helpful guide, students are rated on their proficiency in English. The four choices are:
Easily Very well With difficulty With a lot of difficulty
Even a student who is labeled “with a lot of difficulty” has the basic skills needed to function in a family, has more English language skills than most American students have after three years of foreign language study, and you will be surprised at the fluency that has developed in that student after 3 weeks. Remember, Europeans begin studying their first foreign language anywhere from 3rd -6th grade, second language in 7th-8th grade, and if they choose a third, it begins in 9th or 10th.
Also, students are often quite open to joining their host sibling in summer camps. You just have to be able to get them in, somehow, once they apply since they’re usually signing up pretty late. But, if your own teen is attending a camp, students are usually fine being in the host family experiencing normal American life and waiting patiently until the teen returns.
Francois lives near Paris with his parents and two older brothers. He likes animals and has done an internship at a veterinary clinic. He likes all types of sports, particularly tennis, judo and swimming. Francois also likes to cook and might show you some French cooking, cookies anyway. He has visited the US with his parents once but now looks forward to learning more about the country and meeting new friends in America.
Mae is looking forward to experiencing the diversity of American culture. She enjoys playing basketball and dance. She also likes to cook. She has always been facinated about American history.
Prudence lives in the north of France, in the country near Lille with her parents and two sisters. She likes going to the gym and practicing dance as well as all kinds of music. She also likes animals, especially dogs. At school she is most interested in math, history and sports. Prudence likes cooking - maybe she could make you some French pastries. This will be her first visit to the USA.
Louis is from the north of France - near Lille. He likes soccer and is in a club. Some of his other sports are volleyball and tennis. He also plays the guitar - both classical and electric! His parents are both engineers but Louis thinks he will study economics and political science. He wants to learn about American culture.