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Host a High School Exchange Student!

Are you ready to become a CHI host family? Host a high school exchange student!  Students from around the world are coming to America for the 2015/2016 school year! Students are 15-18 years old and attend your local high school for a semester or full academic year. Volunteer host families are carefully matched with a […]

 

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  • The Summer Work & Travel program is in full swing.  Participants are arriving and getting settled.  They are making friends, participating in cultural activities and learning about American business. We recently invited participants in Atlantic City to attend a summer kickoff and safety orientation at Steel Pier, a local amusement park.  After the safety orientation participants were given […]

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  • Congratulations to all of our high school exchange students that have recently graduated from American high schools.  What an amazing accomplishment!  We have loved having you as part of the CHI family and wish you nothing but the best in the future! CHI High School Exchange Students Graduate You might also like: CHI in the News: […]

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  • Bulgarian Work & Travel participant Ina Georgieva, recently wrote us to say what a wonderful time she is having as a CHI participant.  Ina arrived on May 20th and is currently a lifeguard at the Belle View Condominium in Alexandria, VA.  So far Ina says her favorite thing about the program is “the people!  They are […]

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  • CHI Internship/Trainee and Work & Travel participants kicked off the summer with a fun get together at Overlook Lounge in New York City.  Overlook Lounge located in Manhattan on East 44th Street was the perfect spot to visit, enjoy some appetizers and get to know one another. We had participants form all over the world including, […]

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  • My Summer Work & Travel Story The U.S Embassy in Jordan recently created a video promoting the Summer Work & Travel program.  In the video they chat with Work & Travel alumni and we are pleased that two of the students interviewed are past CHI participants. This video was created for an outreach event at local universities […]

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  • Camie Juan is a blogger from the Philippines that will participate in CHI’s World Explorers program in the U.S. this fall.  As a travel blogger she had to apply for a visa which involved an interview at the U.S. Embassy.  Camie blogged about her experience and gave some great advice for those who will need to obtain […]

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  • As Jordan from Michigan, prepares to say good bye to new friends at the end of his fantastic semester in Australia next week, Cassi, from Missouri, is anticipating arriving in Brisbane in two weeks to meet her new host family and begin her exciting semester ‘down under’. By participating in CHI’s High School Abroad Jordan and […]

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  • CHI is deeply saddened by today’s tragic events in Berkeley which resulted in the deaths of J-1 Irish exchange students.  Although there were no victims sponsored by CHI, we join the international exchange community in sending our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families, as well as our thoughts and prayers to those who are still hospitalized.    […]

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  • At the end of April, 21 CHI high school exchange students and five chaperones from Nevada and California spent four days together at Yosemite National Park.  Though the weather didn’t completely cooperate, they still had a great time!  A group of 10 students even braved the cold and went for a long hike in the snow and rain.  The […]

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  • CHI is pleased to partner with Internship/Trainee employer Dealer Product Services (DPS), located in Long Grove, IL.  DPS is currently training two CHI marketing interns Anke Kutzscher, from Germany, and Andrea Garcia Zulueta, from Spain.  Both girls are learning a lot about digital marketing and receiving amazing opportunities including writing articles that have been published.  Anke was even just named […]

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  • Have you ever wondered what it would be like to host an exchange student from another country?  Read one family’s experience hosting through CHI’s Group Homestay Program. I live in Northern California and I have hosted 11 girls from Japan and China through CHI.  It was a great experience.  Lifelong friendships were developed. My girls were short-term […]

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  • We will soon say goodbye to our 2014-2015 CHI high school exchange students. Before we do, we want to spotlight one extraordinary young lady Maria Hernandez Castro, from Spain.  Maria is living in Hanahan, SC with the Futch family who will host again next year. Each month we reach out to our participants and host families […]

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  • Last month 18 CHI Academic Year Program teenagers from eight different countries descended upon Maine Huts & Trails in Kingsfield, ME.  Located in western Maine, this picturesque getaway offers a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, paddling and even skiing in the winter and swimming in the summer.  Guests stay in huts which the resort calls “Boutique Hostels”.  Each hut […]

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  • Are you Ready to Travel Abroad and Experience Life as a Local? CHI has some exciting news to share from our outbound department!  After analyzing surveys and gathering feedback from past participants and applicants, we are thrilled to announce that we have transformed CHI’s ECVA program into the redesigned and exciting World Explorers. World Explorers […]

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  • CHI high school exchange students from California recently surprised CHI participants in Nevada and attended their farewell party.  The group had a great time visiting at the party as well as sightseeing together. CHI’s Academic Year Program is currently looking for families to host for the 2015/2016 school year.  Are you ready to become a CHI host family? […]

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  • CHI Au Pair USA is proud to announce Romanian au pair Edina Gabri as the winner of our 2nd annual Au Pair of the Year contest. Host families were asked to nominate an au pair by writing a letter explaining how their au pair goes above and beyond.  CHI Au Pair USA was thrilled to receive […]

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  • Summer is just around the corner, and CHI is gearing up to welcome young adults from countries like the UK, Colombia, New Zealand and Hungary to sharpen their leadership skills as counselors at summer camps across the U.S. International counselors in CHI’s Camp Leaders Program experience a classic American summer tradition: CAMP — from toasting […]

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  • In May we welcomed a new group of au pairs. They gathered together to attend the latest CHI Au Pair USA orientation in Washington, DC.  Our newest participants learned a lot and had a great time during their brief but productive stay in our nation’s capital. Welcome new au pairs!  We are so glad you are here and we hope […]

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  • CHI Work & Travel participant Jayrel Lanaria, from the Philippines, sent the following photos with the caption, “Loving this cultural exchange program. :) Never thought I will be here in USA!”  Jayrel is two months into his spring program and residing in Ocean City, Maryland. Thank you Jayrel for sharing your cultural exchange moments in Maryland! […]

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  • “Our Au Pair coordinator is AWESOME! Very sweet and caring, always responsive. We love her! This is an incredible program both for the US families that need childcare and the Au Pairs. They have an exciting experience travelling inexpensively, earning some money, and seeing life in a different culture. The kids benefit from having a […]

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