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CHI Exchange Students Volunteer at USS Midway

Imagine walking up the gangplank of a historic ship knowing you are going to be part of its history that very day.  Having the chance to explore below deck, experience flight simulators, climb up and down metal stairways as you discover the length and breadth of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier.  Breathing in the fresh cool […]

 

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  • Romane VanWichelen, from Bierges, Belgium is the only foreign exchange student at Eastside High School in Lancaster, CA. Her fellow high school students are so impressed with her that they started a fan club. They get together once per week at lunch and talk and about life in Belgium. She has made a lot of friends. Romane […]

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  • CHI’s Internship/Trainee program currently has quite a few participants in Miami, FL.  Miami is a vibrant city filled with culture and entertainment.  From the beaches to the shops, to the museums, there is so much for our interns to do. CHI recently had a great visit with our Miami interns and wonderful businesses. Cargomax Worldwide Logistics FIFI Logistics […]

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  • Before the school year ended and our CHI high school exchange students returned home, CHI Academic Program Administrators organized one last event – a special trip to Yosemite National Park.  CHI staff from California and Nevada joined together with their exchange students for an unforgettable weekend. The group spent the weekend hiking, visiting waterfalls, exploring the park […]

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  • Let CHI’s Work & Travel help fill your seasonal and temporary job openings at no extra cost to you.  We have qualified English-speaking exchange students that are available in winter, spring and summer and can help with your seasonal hiring needs! Participants are in the U.S. on a J-1 visa for up to four months. CHI […]

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