My name is Wil Gutierrez, a recruitment specialist
for AFS Intercultural Programs USA. AFS is a non-profit foreign exchange
organization for high school students. My job is to find host families
for students who want to spend a year in the United States. I specifically
work with the state of Virginia and the surrounding states. I am
emailing you because I have 13 students who are coming to Virginia this
August to study for a year. They are from Italy, Germany, Finland, Thailand,
France, Japan, Ghana, Spain and Austria. Below you will find four short
bios highlighting four of the students. I would appreciate it if
you would circulate them to anyone you think might be interested in hosting.
If you would like to see the bios of the other students or have any questions
about hosting with AFS, please do hesitate to contact me at the information
Pascal from Germany (Congress/Bundestag
Pascal is very into sports and music. He
likes soccer, basketball, tennis, and riding his bicycle with friends.
Music is a very important to him and he has been playing the guitar for
seven or eight years and in a band for one and half years. At school
he is in a group called ���Students help Students��� where he gives private
tutoring sessions to younger students. To earn pocket-money, Pascal gives
guitar- lessons, private tutoring sessions, or by mows the neighbors���
Wanrada from Thailand
Wanrada is studious and trustworthy. She
loves spending time with her family. Wanrada has a dog that she loves to
take for walks. Her two favorite subjects are English and Art. Wanrada
would like to become a graphic designer one day. In her free time, Wanrada
enjoys biking, cooking, shopping, and reading. Wanrada is very excited
to be an exchange student.
Simo from Finland
Simo has been playing soccer for 3 years
and would like to play in the U.S. He also loves listening to music. He
enjoys playing card games such as the fantasy card game Magic the Gathering.
His teachers describe him as motivated and a good student. Friends
and family describe him as open, friendly, and well-liked. Since his parents
are divorced and his mother sometimes works long hours, Simo is used to
helping at home with shopping, cooking, etc. (**slight allergy to
cats but can live with them if they do not come into bedroom.)
Lavinia from Italy
Lavinia is described as a calm and intelligent
individual. Lavinia is very close to her family, and especially to her
younger sister. She is an excellent student and is dedicated to studying
in order to achieve good results. In her free time, Lavinia likes to go
to the cinema or shopping with her friends. She also enjoys reading a good
book. She is looking forward very much to seeing new places and meeting
new people during her year in the US! (**Has fear of dogs).
Wil Gutierrez Assistant Regional Hosting Coordinator
AFS Returnee: USA to Italy Year Program[masked]
This group is for all ages, singles or couples, new to DC, who loves to hang out any day of the week, and looking for a place to meet more People.
The people who enjoy Party who like to dance like no one's watching, If you like to dance and want to explore the nightlife of DC, this group is for you.
But look, if you're bored, shy, pessimistic, you don't like dance, negative, lazy, selfish... you are welcome too!
Meet other singles near you! Come to a Singles Meetup Dance Party and flirt with fellow minglers for fun, friendship, business... and many more!
Most importantly, join us for good times, to meet great folks and Mingle with the Singles, Meet fellow Wine, and Food and going out on the cheap Enthusiasts for Happy Hours, Cultural Events, House Parties, Festivals, Live Bands and Fun Day Trip outings!
We have our meetup scheduled every week, with parties at the best clubs in DC, at the minimal cost. Hosting events at various venues all through the Washington DC area. From nightlife events, fundraising happy hours, sporting events, to bowling, movies, classes and dining... We have just the place for you.
Ah! Just in case, when a meetup party ends, be careful don't forget the after party.