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English Conversation Volunteers Abroad Program in the News

​Emmy-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter Greenberg recently featured CHI’s English Conversation Volunteers Abroad program​ (ECVA)​ on his ​website.  Peter is America’s most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist. Read what Peter had to say about CHI’s ECVA program in Paris, France. You might also like: ECVA Participant Teaches English in Madrid, Spain […]

 

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  • CHI Short Term Enrichment Program (STEP) participant Xinbei Li (Shelby) recently completed her program in Boston.  Shelby had a wonderful time, made friends and learned a lot.  Before returning home she decided to donate her gorgeous long hair to Locks of Love.  Shelby is the second CHI participant to donate to such a wonderful cause. Shelby shared with […]

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  • Before their program came to an end, Work & Travel participants Ruth, from London, and David, from Scotland, joined their Program Coordinator Kathy Mears at the Houston Color Run.  Everyone had a great time and ended up very colorful by the end of the race. Ruth and David spent their summer working at the Downtown […]

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  • “The before and after – my first and last working the lunch room at Pine Hollow Country Club.  I’m so blessed and thankful for being in the right place at the right time for the right things to happen!” -Janine Morales September 2013 (left) and September 2014 (right) You might also like: Internship Participant Shines […]

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  • CHI recently said goodbye to two of our Short Term Enrichment Program (STEP) participants from China.  Ji He and “Fionna” Jingxiao Guo completed their one month program in St. Louis, MO.  CHI’s Dayna O’Brien arranged a nice send off for the girls with several other CHI interns as well as local friends.  We wish you the best […]

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  • CHI Au Pair USA welcomed a new group of au pairs this month! We are so glad you are here and we hope you have a wonderful time! You might also like: Lock in Low Rates Now! Spotlight Program: CHI Au Pair USA CHI Au Pair USA Scavenger Hunt in Phoenix CHI Au Pair USA […]

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  • CHI High School Abroad student Ann Hansen, from Montana, poses in front of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris, France with friends. You might also like: High School Exchange Student Begins Homestay Program in Spain Program Spotlight: High School Abroad Study Abroad in Australia High School Abroad in Italy

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  • Cornell University student Tyer Angulo is currently finishing up his 3-month English Conversation Volunteers Abroad (ECVA) program in Spain.  Tyler, 20-years old, was placed with two different families during his time in Spain.  He began his program in Madrid where he tutored three teenagers.  He really enjoyed this and was excited to help the eldest […]

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  • “My time as an exchange student has sadly come to an end. Despite it sometimes being hard, it’s been totally worth it. I’ve had the time of my life and I will always remember it. I must say it’s been fun. I’ve learned new things. Thank you for the memories that I will cherish forever […]

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  • CHI Group Homestay Program students from Okinawa, Japan had a great time exploring Washington state this summer.  One of the highlights of their stay was when the group had the unique opportunity to visit with members of the Squaxin Island Tribe, a Native American community, on their land in the South Puget Sound area, near Olympia. The students were […]

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  • Internship/Trainee participant Janine Morales was recently surprised with a birthday celebration from friends and co-workers at Pine Hollow Country Club.  Janine was so touched by the gesture, she cried tears of joy.  We hope you had a fantastic birthday Janine and thank you to Pine Hollow Country Club for being such a wonderful host! You might also like: […]

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  • “I want CHI Au Pair USA to know how pleased we are with [our au pair] Blane. He is a complete delight and has truly become a part of our family…even extended family. He is amazing with [our son] Tommy, I can’t even describe how nice it has been to watch their relationship grow. They are so close. Although Tommy […]

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  • Janielle Beh embarked on an adventure of a lifetime to Israel this past summer. As the winner of the “I’ll Go Anywhere” Facebook Photo Contest, Janielle was granted a 1-month English Conversation Volunteers Abroad (ECVA) program to where ever CHI chose to send her. It was clear from her photo entries that Janielle was driven […]

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  • CHI participants have been enjoying many fun summer activities.  Recently CHI Coordinator Sandra Haglund invited local Short-Term Enrichment Participants as well as host families and friends to a concert in the park in Westlake Village, CA.  Everyone sat on blankets, ate good food and enjoyed live music.  Some of the students even went down to the front of […]

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  • CHI is sponsoring next months San Diego Travel Festival!  The festival runs from September 11th -14th and CHI’s own, Heidi Smith will be joining a panel in discussing cross-cultural understanding.  Heidi manages CHI’s English Conversation Volunteers Abroad program.  If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello!  Heidi would love to meet with you and […]

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  • This summer 20-year old Ekei Eyo participated in CHI’s English Conversation Volunteers Abroad (ECVA) program.  Ekei, a Clemson University college student from South Carolina, spent 1-month in Nancy, France living with her host sister who was just a few years older than her. Ekei and her host sister had a wonderful time together and in addition […]

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  • For a first-hand look at the Academic Year Program, read this heart-felt letter from past CHI host family about their experience with Celia, their high school exchange-student from Spain.  There is still time to host for the 2014-2015 school year.  Visit our regions page for more information! Original Blog Post: http://www.crystalkupper.net/i-didnt-want-her-then-i-didnt-want-to-return-her/ I opened the dishwasher, saw […]

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  • CHI Internship and Work & Travel participants gathered for some lunch and good conversation at the Hard Rock Cafe in St. Louis, MO. You might also like: Day Trip to the St. Louis Zoo Work & Travel Participant Shares Photos from Chickie’s & Pete’s Crabhouse Internship and Training Program in Chicago Uzbekistan Intern Runs Chicago Color […]

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  • Ruben Portalatin is 29-years-old and lives in Florida. He speaks both Spanish and English natively, so Spain was an easy choice for him when it came to deciding where to go on his 2-month English Conversation Volunteers Abroad (ECVA) program. Ruben is currently staying with his hosts in Madrid and tutoring English to the entire family. […]

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  • This summer CHI Au Pair USA participants in the Bay Area were thrilled to attend a night game at AT&T Park in San Francisco to watch SF Giants beat the Miami Marlins. Clusters from the South Bay, East Bay and North Bay (along with CHI Headquarters) were invited to join the San Francisco Bay Area cluster […]

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  • In addition to the amazing fall discount we currently have running, CHI Au Pair USA is offering an additional $500 host family fall discount! We have compiled a list of au pairs who will be turning 27 years of age in the next few weeks / months. Their last chance of being an au pair […]

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