The Miss Tennky Area AFS Volunteer Leadership Team is
currently looking for loving families who wish to share
their homes with AFS high school exchange students who will
be arriving in early August for the 2009-10 school year.
Family applications need to be completed by July 12th for
the students to all arrive on time.
Single adults, tradition and retired folks make great
hosting families. In fact, most loving families make good
host families. Students need love, transportation and
lodging. They come with spending money and are fully
For more details and to see bios, contact Jenny Myers, the
team hosting coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-385-
9644. You may also view www.afs.org/usa (hosting) and the
local web site at http://misstennky.org. to learn more
about the AFS organization. To view the mini-bios on those
students who still need families see below.
Currently, AFS is the world's leading exchange organization
and is currently partnering with over 50 other countries.
AFS has been hosting and sending exchange students and
teachers for over 61 years.
Lisana from Indonesia
Lisana, who is called Lia by her friends and family, is
described as cheerful, energetic and active. Lia likes to
laugh, loves chocolate and cats, and enjoys reading comics
and novels. She often listens to music, watches movies and
goes swimming. Lia takes part in many clubs at her school,
such as the karate club, the club for environmental
concerns and the Japanese club. Lia does not eat pork.
King from Hong Kong
Student has been swimming since the age of 4 and trains
every week; King loves table tennis and practices after
school; he also enjoys basketball, cycling, skiing, and
reading. King used to be a boy scout but stopped to
concentrate on school. The school he attends is very
prestigious & one of the most competitive in the area.
Stefan from Brazil
Stefan is funny and lively. He is very close to his family
and enjoys spending time with them. Stefan likes to
exercise and end loves to eat good food! He enjoys watching
movies and listening to music. Stefan loves animals. He is
very excited about coming to the States and about getting
to know the American culture.
Celia from Belgium
Celia is energetic, cheerful and likes being active. She
has been taking ballet lessons twice a week since she was 7
years old. Celia has violin lessons once a week and plays
in an orchestra. She enjoys running and swimming, and once
a week, she goes to a scouts group. Celia loves to read and
would like to go to university.
Jana from Czech Republic
Jana is very musical and loves to play the flute. She also
likes to stay very active by participating in a variety of
activities. She loves aerobics, acting and drama, walking
her dogs, snowboarding, swimming, and traveling. Her
friends and family describe her as very friendly and that
she has a great sense of humor.
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Gudridur is described as open-minded and honest. She enjoys
doing Jazz ballet twice a week and ballet once a week.
Gudridur plays the piano and is a member of her school
choir. She has a close relationship with her parents and
her older siblings, and loves to cook and bake. Gudridur
would like to study design and fashion.
Anette from Norway
Anette is the middle child of five and loves to have
siblings to look up to, as well as younger siblings to be a
big sister for. She practices soccer 2-3 times a week and
plays in matches every other week. Anette will read
anything she can including books, magazines, and
newspapers. She also spends time trying to teach herself
how to play the piano and the guitar. Anette has plans for
sewing designed T-shirts, but has yet to have the time to
complete them. Anette is excited to get to know the daily
life and culture of her host family.
Jakkapat from Thailand
Jakkapat has a great knack for making the people around him
feel comfortable. He loves playing soccer and being
outside, running around. Jakkapat also enjoys playing on
the computer weekly and journaling a couple times a month.
He always helps around the house and is interested in
musical instruments, although he cannot play any
particularly well. Jakkapat would like to become an
engineer in the future and is looking forward to the new
experiences that a year abroad will provide.
Jakob from Germany
Jakob is helpful and reliable. He has two older siblings
who no longer live at home, and one younger sister. He
enjoys rowing and has been in rowing club for 6 years.
Jakob also enjoys long-distance running, and sometimes
participates in community runs. In his leisure time, Jakob
likes spending time with his friends. They often go on bike
rides or play beach volleyball. Jakob is interested in
economics and would one day like to become an economic
David from Germany
David’s passion is playing the guitar; he takes weekly
lessons. He is also part of a traditional German shooting
club called “Schützenverein.” David enjoys tack and field,
especially sprinting and long-jumping. He is interested in
trying new sports during his year abroad. David is a very
positive and friendly person. His family is important to
him, and he considers his older brother one of his best
friends. David is close to parents as well as his cousins.
Studying is important to David, and he would like to
incorporate his knowledge of languages in his future career.
Afzal from India
Afzal is a hardworking student. He has decided to focus on
Math and Physics in high school, and he plans on becoming
an aeronautical engineer. Afzal is close to his family and
often helps his younger siblings with homework. Afzal
enjoys playing sports; his favorites are cricket and
soccer. He loves drawing and painting. When he has the
chance he participates in debates, quizzes, and craft
competitions. Afzal also likes computer games and reading.
He is very happy to have the opportunity to study abroad.
Emelie from Sweden
Emelie is open-minded and sociable. She enjoys playing golf
and dancing, and participates in a school theater class.
Emelie likes spending time with her family, and often plays
golf together with her parents, her brother and her
grandparents. Emelie loves little children and dogs, and
enjoys taking care of her family's cocker spaniel. She is
not sure yet about her plans for the future, but she can
imagine becoming an architect or working with children.
Maria from Norway
Maria is a dancer at heart. She has been dancing since the
third grade and practices for a few hours every day after
school. Maria loves a variety of sports, including soccer,
handball, mountain climbing, and swimming. During the
summer she likes to go sailing with her father and during
the winter she loves to spend time on the slopes skiing and
snowboarding. She also likes to read when she is not
participating in sports. Maria hopes her time in the U.S.
helps her become a better person with a wider perspective
Samantha from Italy
Samantha’s friends and family describe her as sunny,
talkative, confident, and a great friend. She loves to
travel to exotic places and really enjoys swimming, scuba
diving, and skiing. In her free time she also loves to
sing, listen to music, and read. She is very close with her
family and very excited to spend a year in the US.
Bakhtiyar from Kazakhstan
Bakhtiyar attends a school for gifted children and enjoys
the challenges that it presents. He has met great friends
through the school and together, they enjoy skating, going
to the cinema, and going to the pizzeria. Bakhtiyar also
practices Judo and Karate to keep his health in top form.
He is the leader of his school’s debate team and
participates in regional competitions. In the future,
Bakhtiyar wants to an engineer of atom physics, but first
is looking forward to the expanded outlook a year abroad
Konrad from Germany
Konrad is a very active individual who spends much of his
free time outside. He goes climbing and plays tennis at
least once a week. Konrad is also interested in mountain
biking, skiing, and snowboarding, where he enjoys trying
new acrobatic tricks. Music is also important to him, as he
has played the drums for the past three years and plays in
a band with his two friends. Konrad also takes dance
lessons with his friends and enjoys reading fantasy books
like “Lord of the Rings.” Konrad is looking forward to
getting to know his host family and grow from his
Tchoy from Holland
Tchoy, who everyone calls ‘Daisy’, is described as shy, but
able to make friends very quickly. She helps her parents
with the family’s Chinese restaurant and her two younger
brothers. Daisy loves to listen to music, swim, play on the
computer, and watch television. She also likes to bowl and
to travel when the opportunity arises. Daisy is not sure
what she wants to do in the future, but is hoping that her
time in the U.S. helps her shape an idea.
Judith from Austria
Friends and family describe Judith as sporty and
artistically talented. She participates regularly in
artistic gymnastics and enjoys drawing whenever she gets a
chance. Judith is also interested in reading, listening to
music, movies, and foreign countries, languages and
cultures. It is very important to her that people see her
as a trustworthy and reliable individual. Judith is excited
to get far from her comfort zone in Vienna and to
experience a growth that only a year abroad can provide.
Francesco from Italy
Playing basketball is one of Francesco’s favorite
activities and he plays about four times a week. He is the
captain of a regional team who travels to compete in
tournaments. Francesco also enjoys listening to music and
going to concerts with his friends. He and his friends also
go to the movies, watch soccer matches, or go out to eat on
the weekends. Francesco is looking forward to making new
friends and learning a new culture through this year abroad
Kantapon from Thailand
Kantapon considers singing his most important and
fulfilling hobby. He is very happy when singing and finds
it very relaxing. This is why Kantapon sings on daily
basis. He enjoys playing the piano and the Salor, an
instrument native to the northern region of Thailand. When
not participating in musical activities, he likes to read,
swim, take photographs, use the computer and play tennis,
badminton, and volleyball. Kantapon would like to become a
doctor in the future and possibly open his own computer
Nayib from Costa Rica
Nayib’s family is very united and they care a great deal
for one another, a reality that has helped him throughout
his life. He is a member of the local church’s youth group
where he spends time with his friends working with the
community. Nayib loves to ride his bicycle and also play
basketball and soccer. On the creative side, he likes to
play the guitar, assemble model cars, draw, visit museums
and mix music on his computer. After spending a year in the
U.S. learning the culture and language, Nayib would like to
attend a university to become a plastic surgeon.
Dr. Barbara Y. Wills, NCC, LPC
Miss Tennky Area AFS Volunteer Leadership Team Publicity
Coordinator, 10 Time AFS Host Mom, AFS Global Educator to
Thailand 2000, AFS-USA Delegate to German Volunteer
Conference 2006, Retired Professional Counselor
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and Non-Voting
Delegate to the First National AFS Volunteer Assembly 2009
2233 Roanoke RD
Clarksville, TN 37043