Dear Future Host Family…

Dear Future Host Family,

I am Mateo from Burgos, Spain. My home country is beautiful and known for its Gothic Cathedrals. I live with my parents and little sister, Alma. As a family, we enjoy hiking and visiting museums.

I am anxious and excited to meet you. Becoming a foreign exchange student wasn’t an easy choice. I was torn between leaving the comforts of home and traveling the world. However, I know these new experiences are a once in a life time opportunity for me.

Mateo and Alma exploring the city

Because of your family, I get the opportunity to learn a new culture and expand my education. In turn, I will teach you about my culture. Have you ever tried lazos de san guillermo? It’s my favorite dessert! I will make it for your family.

I am grateful for you choosing me as an exchange student. As we say in my home country sincero gracias meaning thank you.

Te veo pronto (See you soon),


About Student Ambassador Exchange:

At Student Ambassador Exchange, we impact the lives of students like Mateo every day! Join our global mission today by becoming a host family. Applying is easy at Have a question about the program? Call to speak with a Program Coordinator at (512) 323 – 9595.


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Sarah MacDonough
Sarah MacDonough

Exchange Program Coordinator Student Ambassador Exchange | Children of All Nations 248 Addie Roy Road, Ste. A102 | Austin, TX 78746 Tel: (512) 323-9595 ext. 3053