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Enter CHI’s Facebook Contest and you Could Win a $250 Visa Gift Card!

How to Enter? Step 1: LIKE our Facebook page – click the ‘like’ button at the bottom of our cover photo to become a fan of CHI. If you’re already a fan, thanks! Step 2: SHARE our Facebook page. Click on the three dots in our cover photo and choose ‘share’ –> ‘share on your timeline’. […]

 

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  • CHI Au Pair USA participant Matthew Tomlin recently shared with us some blog posts he wrote about his experience as an au pair.  Matthew gives an thoughtful look into the life of an au pair.  He shares successes as well as difficult times.  We thank him for being open and honest and sharing what it is like […]

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  • How to Enter? Step 1: LIKE our Facebook page – click the ‘like’ button at the bottom of our cover photo to become a fan of CHI. If you’re already a fan, thanks! Step 2: SHARE our Facebook page. Click on the three dots in our cover photo and choose ‘share’ –> ‘share on your timeline’. […]

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  • For 15 plus years now Toyama University of International Studies, from Japan, has been participating in CHI’s Group Homestay Program. This summer the group visited Washington State and took an amazing day trip to the beautiful Mt. Rainer National Park.  See some of the stunning pictures below as well as photos from their goodbye (sayonara) party. […]

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  • “I would like to thank you and CHI for such unforgettable experience. I learned a lot, and I have grown a lot. Dreams do come. Working at Dairy Queen brought me a lot and made me a more confident and uplifting person. It wasn’t easy but I overcame my struggles. Thank you all!!” Cadean Gardner, Summer […]

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  • CHI Au Pair USA participants Judit and Mela, along with their host moms, recently climbed Mt. Bierstadt, which is 14,065 ft!  Mt. Bierstadt is located in Clear Creek County, CO and is what local Coloradans consider a “14er”.  According to Judit, “climbing a 14er is something you must do at least once”. Judit, from Spain, and Mela, […]

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  • CHI high school exchange student Malena Delavalle, from Argentina, was recently featured in an article in the Marin Independent Journal.  After many years away from the sport, Malena has returned to her love of tennis and is having great success at Drake High school in San Anselmo, CA where she is currently a junior. Read the […]

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  • This summer CHI Short Term Enrichment Program (STEP) participant Yixing Song who went by the name Sam, stayed in Lawrence, MA with her host mom and host dad.  Sam, from China, came to the U.S. to volunteer at a local Psychological Center.  She learned a lot during her short stay and also had a lot of fun.  Sam created a […]

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  • CHI Internship/Trainee participants Mikaela Hanson, from Sweden, and Lucia Del Pino, from Ecuador, recently enjoyed the Festival of Nations held in Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, MO. You might also like: Internship Participant Shines at Pine Hollow Country Club CHI Internship Manager Arranges Holiday Party in St. Louis Interns Bowl in St. Louis Internship […]

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  • Article courtesy of Service Systems Associates (SSA) Wild Connections.  Original article can be found here. When visiting the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore this summer, guests were probably greeted with the phrase: sawasdee, which is Thai for hello. For the past couple of years, several students from Thailand have come to the zoo to work for SSA while getting a […]

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  • Around the world parents dream of their child graduating from an American High School and going on to study at a well respected U.S. college.  CHI’s Private High School Program (PHSP) provides international students with the opportunity to attend exceptional U.S. private schools on an F-1 visa while living with caring American host families. Graduates […]

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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: Spotlight Program: CHI Au Pair USA CHI Au Pair USA Scavenger Hunt in Phoenix CHI Au Pair USA Host Family Testimonial CHI Au […]

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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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