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San Francisco J Day, A Great Success!

Over 100 people joined together at Fort Mason’s Great Meadow on Monday, August 3rd to celebrate J Day, a nationwide celebration of J-1 international exchange.  Under the slogan “Eat. Play. Give.”, attendees enjoyed good food, played fun games and brought canned goods with them to donate to the San Francisco Food Bank. CHI participants from Work & Travel, Internship/Training […]

 

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