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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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  • Participants of CHI’s Camp Leaders program experience the excitement of working in the great outdoors, while at the same time, making a difference in children’s lives. Mel Cameron, from Wales, knows firsthand the benefits of this program.  Not only does Mel work for our partner organization Smaller Earth in Liverpool, UK, but for the last 14 years, Mel […]

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  • Summer Work & Travel participants Edith and Lucacia, from Romania, joined up with CHI’s Dayna O’Brien as well as international friends at the ArtBar in St. Louis, MO. The ArtBar is an amazing space that invites creativity and encourages conversation.  They hope guests will make new friends, learn new things and be inspired.  You can order […]

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  • CHI ran a contest in June for our Summer Work & Travel participants asking them to share with us photos of their first impression of the U.S.A.  We asked to see what surprised them or what they did first.  We received some fun photos.  Our winner was Anna Virág who submitted this text with the […]

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  • For a limited time, CHI Au Pair USA is offering an incredible au pair discount for new and repeat host families.  Match with an au pair from August through December and you will receive $500 off the placement fee!  The $100 application fee will also be waived. Now is the time to open your doors to the world […]

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  • CHI recently visited Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, in Mt Pleasant, SC, where 15 of our Hospitality Interns are currently training.   From learning how to run the front desk to cooking in the kitchen, these amazing kids are doing it all.   CHI’s Ireana Anthony visited with the participants and enjoyed the beautiful South Carolina coast. You […]

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  • CHI partners with some amazing employers including Lost Treasure Golf, located in Ocean City, MD.  Lost Treasure Golf is currently hosting two of our Summer Work & Travel participants.  Their motto at Lost Treasure Golf is, “Where Golf Becomes An Adventure”.  They offer two exciting 18 hole miniature golf courses that take you through caves, volcanoes, […]

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  • If you have ever hosted an exchange student you know just how hard it can be to say goodbye.  This picture captures that emotional moment, as Host Dad Joe says goodbye to his exchange student for 10 months, and son for always, Sam, from Thailand.  It’s clear that the exchange student family ties created by […]

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  • CHI Internship/Training participants Lucia Del Pino, from Ecuador, and Nicole Garcia Ramos, from Colombia, spent a day of fun at the Lake of the Ozarks, in Missouri. Located in the heart of Missouri, The Lake of the Ozarks is a lake resort destination, offering boating, golfing, fishing, restaurants, and other recreational activities. The girls participated in […]

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  • Past CHI Academic Year Program participant Zhenglin Yu, from China, recently graduated from Sant Bani School, in Sanbornton, NH.  All graduating seniors are asked to write a graduation speech.  Zhenglin was kind enough to share his speech with us.  His speech reminds us to never underestimate the struggles a student goes through, the perseverance they poses […]

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  • CHI World Explorers participant Carmen Reese recently made it safely to South Korea.  Carmen is currently living with a host family near the beach for a month this summer. The food is so delicious she may be full the entire time! Through World Explorers you can explore new places, exchange your language and culture, experience life as a local […]

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  • As an international student, studying abroad is extremely rewarding, but also very challenging.  It is completely normal to feel a range of emotions and feelings while abroad.  The International Student Insurance created this great video below that talks about the feelings you may experience and when you should seek care. Mental Health Awareness for International Students You […]

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  • CHI Work & Travel participant Rodolfo Allen Bren (Allen), from Spain, recently had the opportunity to attend a comic con convention in Atlantic City.  The fun event is called Atlantic City Boardwalk Con (ACBC) and ran for four days in the middle of May.  This specific event is known for being “The hottest new con […]

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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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