My name is Lucas, I’m 17 years old and I’m looking forward to spending my senior year of high school in the United States. I live in Brasil, where I was born too. I live in a town with my grandparents, because I wanted to be around and take care of them, in the countryside of a city. My city is known as the ‘Town of Big Stuff’ and has around 150 thousand inhabitants. I have a younger brother and also a sister. My brother is 6 years old. He lives in the same town as me with my mom and we are all very close. My sister is 8 years old and she lives in another city with her family because my dad used to live there. We are a very united family.
The main language I speak is Portuguese, but I have taken English classes since I was very young.
In my day to day life, I go to school in the morning. I usually wake up at 6 and my grandmother takes me to school. After, I usually work out at the gym and then I do my homework. On Fridays, I take Italian language classes.
For fun, I love hanging out with my family and my friends. When I’m with my friends I enjoy going to the pool and playing video games. I also enjoy taking pictures, listening to music and drawing. We are very united. Most of us had been together since kindergarten. We like to hang out on weekends.
I love dogs and think they are always a man’s best friend. Sometimes I like to go shopping but I don’t go very often.
My mom always tells me that she really enjoys spending her time with me. My grandparents tell that I’m a great helper, she says she can always count on me and my friends think that I’m funny and spontaneous and they say that I make new friends easily, which is something that I really love to do.
I like to believe that I’m a role model for my younger brother and also to my sister because they always come to me for everything.
I always wanted to have a brother at the same age as me, so we could go to school together and also hang out.
I’m a very talkative person and I think I’m very friendly. I really want to meet new people and make new friends. I think I’m a bit goofy, which helps me to get over hard situations. I like playing tennis and swimming, and I also like to work out at the gym. In my free time, I love listening to all kinds of music, playing video games and watching TV series. My favorite season is the winter because I love snow and building snowmen. I also love traveling, which I think it’s the best experience a man could ever have. I’m easygoing and it’s easy for me to get used to new situations, so it won’t be hard to fit in the family. I like kids and I have already done some volunteering work, where I used to play with the kids from an orphanage. Sometimes I try cooking and my favorite recipe is fettuccine Alfredo, and I also like to bake brownies. I love all kinds of food, especially Italian.
In the United States, I hope to improve my English, especially my accent. I would like to learn more about the American culture and its history. I would like to learn how to play football. In the future, I look forward to attending a college for Business and I want to work with marketing and advertising because I enjoy meeting new people and speaking with them. I think it will be a good opportunity for me to build new friendships and to see the world in a new perspective. I think that something that makes me unique is my strength to overcome many obstacles and my ability to deal with difficult situations. I’m eager to meet you and hope to see you soon!