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CHI Alumni Build Bridges and Promote World Peace

The Work & Travel program was designed to offer international students an opportunity to explore U.S. culture while gaining valuable work experience.  After working and traveling for up to four months, participants return home to share their experiences.  CHI alumni are leaders that build bridges and promote world peace.Recently two past Work & Travel participants Mustafa Atilla and Kagan […]

 

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  • CHI’s winter Work & Travel participants are having an amazing time at Homewood Mountain Resort ski area on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, California.  Homewood Mountain Resort is a new partnership for CHI this season, and we could not be happier with them and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship. Participants are having a great […]

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  • In 2002, a young Bulgarian named Gergana Keene joined CHI’s Internship Program.  Over the course of a year in the United States, she interned at two businesses.  The first was the Best Western Mayfair Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, where she trained in international group sales and event management, learning the tasks of a general manager.  She […]

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  • Internship/Trainee participants and international meetup friends got together in January to play glow-in-the-dark mini golf in St. Louis.  They gathered at Putting Edge, located in the Mills Mall.  The following countries were represented: India, Peru, China, Bulgaria, Colombia, Philippines, Romania, Ecuador, and Africa.  Everyone had a great time trying something new. You might also like: Internship Participants Have […]

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  • High School Abroad exchange student Paige, from Texas, is currently studying abroad in Spain.  Paige is having a great experience.  Page has made new friends, explored Madrid and has a new friend in the family dog, Otto.  Otto wasn’t sure of Paige in the beginning so she started saving half of her sandwich from lunch […]

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  • CHI au pairs in Atlanta recently spent their Sunday volunteering at MedShare, a non-profit organization that delivers medical supplies and equipment to hospitals in developing countries.  The group sorted over 30 boxes of clean, unused needles that will be donated to Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Nepal. MedShare was founded in 1998 with a goal to assist the healthcare needs of […]

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  • Typical weekday mornings in families throughout the U.S. can be chaotic.  Parents getting ready for work, while children are going to school, day care or off to a family member’s home for the day.  The shuffle of pick ups, drop offs, packing up and unpacking can be exhausting. Children who are out of school at 3:00 […]

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  • High school exchange students from Sacramento tour San Francisco.  The group had a great weekend exploring the City by the Bay.  They visited the beach, ate good food, went shopping, saw amazing views of the city and rode a cable car.  What a great experience for our Academic Year Program participants!   You might also like: […]

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  • CHI high school exchange student Ami Kuroda, from Japan, is currently attending high school at Bluffton High, in South Carolina.  Ami is a member of the  girls basketball team and they recently won their first game back after the holiday break.  Online paper, the Bluffton Today, wrote a great article about the game and featured a photo of Ami sinking a 3-point […]

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  • CHI au pairs on Long Island, NY took advantage of a great winter activity, ice skating!  The group gathered together for an afternoon of fun.  Au pair Magda was joined by her host child who is autistic.  She wanted to share this experience with him. You might also like: No related posts.

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  • Happy New Year from CHI! With the new year beginning, we wanted to extend best wishes for a safe and happy 2016.  This year CHI would be honored to help with your childcare needs. Below are a number of sample profiles for au pairs ready to travel to the U.S. during 2016.  They highlight the many countries […]

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  • The holidays are an exciting time of year and we make sure our CHI participants have every opportunity to join in the fun.  We arrange get-togethers and encourage them to spend time with friends and (host) families.  We want them to learn new traditions and share their holiday customs from home.  What a wonderful time […]

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  • CHI high school exchange students tour Seattle.  Academic Year Program participants from Washington state met at Westlake mall in Seattle and spent the day shopping and touring the city.  At the end of the day they all met up for dinner at the Spaghetti Factory.  Exchange students tour Seattle You might also like: High School Exchange […]

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  • Virginia au pairs joined together at CHI Au Pair Community Administrator Joy Gough’s house for a holiday party.  The au pairs made the occasion more festive by each bringing food from their home country for everyone to share.  They also participated in a gift exchange.  Everyone had a very nice time celebrating the holidays together.  The […]

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  • For the seventh year Japanese exchange students from Ibaraki Christian High School in Ibaraki, Japan (about 70 miles northeast of Tokyo) came to northern California for a holiday visit.  This large group stayed with host families in three cities, Lodi, Sacramento and Yuba City. In addition to sightseeing and touring San Francisco, they were invited to sing a peace message in […]

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  • Two CHI Au Pair USA participants Paula and Sarah, rented bikes on their day off and went for a bike ride through New York City’s Central Park.  Central Park is a great place to explore on a bicycle.  You can take in breathtaking views and challenge yourself with both hilly and flat scenic terrain.  The girls […]

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  • CHI Au Pair USA recently completed their December orientation in Washington, D.C.  They were pleased to have Sabrina Holly and Joy Proctor from the Department of State join the orientation. The orientation was a great success.  Everyone learned a lot, made new friends and enjoyed touring our nation’s capital. December 2015 Au Pair Orientation You might also like: Welcome New […]

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  • Two CHI Au Pair USA participants Nadia Myburgh and Megan Goddard, both from South Africa, recently visited students at Cross Schools in Bluffton, SC. The girls shared their culture about life in South Africa with second and fourth grade classes. The kids loved the cultural exchange. You might also like: Au Pair Host Family Testimonial 2015 Au Pair […]

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  • It is very important that our high school exchange students enjoy fun group activities while they are in the U.S.  CHI’s Sarah Jenson recently took a large group of participants to visit Los Angeles.  They had a great time visiting Universal Studios and touring the Los Angeles area. CHI’s Academic Year Program allows families to […]

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  • CHI Internship/Trainee participants and friends recently joined together for a meetup event in St. Louis, MO.  Erika, from Colombia, Farrukhjon, from Uzbekistan, and Nevena, from Bulgaria, came out to share cultures and have some fun.  A few past interns joined as well.  It was a great night! Learn more about CHI’s Internship/Trainee program!     You […]

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