Study Abroad in Australia

Jaime JensenCHI High School Abroad participant Jaime Jensen, from Salem, OR, recently studied for a semester in Melbourne, Australia.  Jaime shared some thoughts from Australia.

“So far, I have gone to many attractions, but my favorite was Queensland. I went to a couple of the theme parks including sea world, movie world, and wet n wild. I am personally terrified of roller coasters but I think we went on the scooby doo ride about 5 times! All of the theme parks were great and I even got to pet a dolphin named Scooter. Australia has been such a good experience, and I would love to come back someday!”


Independence Day in Chicago

St. Louis Internship participants Lucia Del Pino, from Ecuador, and Alexandre Leglise, from France, took a weekend trip to Chicago for Independence Day.  Lucia is part of CHI’s Trainee program while Alexandre recently arrived for a two-month Short Term Enrichment Program.  The two had a great time exploring Chicago and enjoyed the Fourth of July fireworks.





High School Abroad in Italy

“I love to travel. Traveling is something my heart wants and something I must do. I have always been fascinated with other countries and how their cultures function.”

Amanda Cagle, CHI High School Abroad student in Italy 2014

Amanda Cagle


Jae Hyun Cho from South Korea Graduates from American High School

Congratulations to Jae Hyun Cho!  Jae, from South Korea, attended CHI’s Private High School Program and graduated this spring from Mission College Preparatory High School in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Jae's graduation photo

Work & Travel Students Celebrate 4th of July

Many of our Summer Work & Travel participant had a wonderful Fourth of July thanks to our amazing employers! We received photos from across the country of our participants enjoying fireworks, barbecues and even canoe racing. Thank you for making this holiday special for our exchange visitors!  Here are just a few of the pictures we received.
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Host Families Needed for CHI’s Group Homestay Program!

Groups of students from China are coming to the USA for 2-3 week homestay programs this summer, and need host families! Open your homes and your hearts to these fantastic young people. Participating in these short programs is a great way to try out hosting, and introduce your family to another culture. Students will be busy during the day, and with you on evenings and weekends.
Families are needed in the following cities in Northern and Southern California:
San Bernadino
San Jose
Groups are arriving in mid July, so sign up to host now!  To see all of our upcoming groups visit our website:
Group Homestay

Ecuadorian Partner Named Agency of the Year

CHI’s Ecuadorian partner organization Xplorer was recently name “La mejor agencia del ano” (Agency of the Year).  This award is presented by the Premier Agency Business Awards (PABA) whose mission is to recognize educational agencies that offer direction, support and guidance to participants in various programs.
Congratulations Xplorer!  We are proud to be partnered with you!

Happy Independence Day!

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America Here I Am!

CHI’s Summer Work & Travel program is currently in full swing.  For the month of June we asked our participants to participate in a photo contest called ‘America Here I Am’.  We asked that they send us their best selfie photo from anywhere in the USA.

We received some wonderful submissions and just recently named our first contest winners of the summer. Congrats to Julian, a Colombian participant who sent us a great photo of himself in New York City’s Times Square.  You can view all of the photo entries here. June Contest winners

Meeting Camels in Spain, Thanks to CHI

Heather Harms is currently an au pair in Valencia, Spain through CHI’s Au Pair Abroad program.  Heather is no stranger to cultural exchange, as her mom Tina is a long time employee of CHI.

Heather joined the Au Pair Abroad program in May and is taking care of a 13-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy this summer, while also helping them learn English.  During her free time, Heather gets to do fun things like hang out with camels!  How cool is that?

Where can we take you? Pair Abroad Heather




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