Received the following email from a Betsy Benitez ([email protected]) who is involved with the AYUSA (www.ayusa.org):
Here is the student I have in mind. He would attend high school while he is here. I like to place the students with families that have the same interests. I live in Virginia and I would really like someone in Virginia to host him but the organization is all over the US so if someone wanted to host him in another area that would be fine too. The website is www.ayusa.org
Sex: M Age: 15
Home Country: Korea, South
Program Type: Academic Year
Height: 5' 7'' Weight: 150 lbs.
GPA: B Grade: 10
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Student ID: 41PFE006
RM ID: 8
Primary Interests: Tennis, science, computers, and roller hockey
Secondary Interests: socializing with friends and family, skateboarding,
fishing, camping, and taking pictures.
Future Plans: He would like to be a lawyer.
Languages: English 3 years (lived in Canada for 1 year)
Religion: Catholic Practicing: Occasionally
Able to live with pets? Yes
Dietary Restrictions? No
Willing to live with:
In addition to a traditional
host family a young couple with no children.
an older couple with no children.
The following assessment was made by the student's English Language Teacher:
Reading: Good (understands 7-8 out of every 10 words.)
Writing: Good English Test Score: 52
Speaking/Comprehension: 8 on scale of 1-10
Fathers Name: Youngrai Occupation: Business Software
Mothers Name: Youngmee Occupation: housewife
Other Family Members: Junyoung M/10
Seeon is a polite, hardworking, friendly, adaptable, and social young man.
He is a tennis player and would like to play while in the US. Seeon spent a
year in Canada in a city where Korean was not spoken at all. He had only a
little bit of English and is now doing very well with English.
Seeon is a good student and is very good at working in groups. He is willing
to take the leadership role when needed. Seeon's family lived in Raleigh, NC
when he was age 2 to age 6. He has a sociable personality that was
cultivated while in the US. He likes to talk and joke with people and tends
to look at the positive side of life.