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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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  • Over the weekend CHI staff, host families, students and friends participated in the Summerville Christmas Parade in South Carolina.  The theme of the parade was Candy Canes and Christmas Carols.  Led by CHI’s Denise Lee, the group decorated a float with CHI banners and even a Christmas tree!  They handed out candy canes with information […]

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  • CHI Academic Year Program student Lisa Cording, from Germany, was recently featured in local Charleston, SC paper, West Of.  The article talks about Lisa’s great contribution to her high school tennis team.  West Ashley High School is definitely going to miss her next year.  Enjoy the article titled: Intercontinental Serve: German native Lisa Cording finishes season on […]

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  • Past Work & Travel participant Julia Hrytsenko, from Ukraine, had an amazing experience working at Johnny Rockets in Miami Beach, FL.  After returning home Julia wrote to us to share her experience. “I’m at home 2 months already and I’ve got a lot of souvenirs, but I still can’t believe that I was in the USA, in […]

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  • Cultural Homestay International (CHI) was excited to be a part of the second annual International Education Week at the College of Marin, in Kentfield, CA, right near our San Anselmo headquarters.  The event, taking place on November 19th and 20th, was sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Education and the U.S. Department of State, with the […]

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  • Visiting Yosemite is an amazing experience for anyone.  Over the summer four of CHI’s interns had the opportunity to enjoy a two day trip to the beautiful national park.  Maggie, form the Academic Year Program department, Dilyana, from Accounting, and Vedrana and Kiki, from Work & Travel packed as much fun into two days as possible. During their […]

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  • CHI’s Short Term Enrichment Program (STEP) is a wonderful program that offers participants the opportunity to experience a business or non-profit operation while enhancing their business English skills.  Over the summer we had many outstanding participants but two from China earned attention from the press and were interviewed for the Chongqing Times and the Chongqing […]

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  • CHI Au Pair USA participants Erika Gonzalez Gomez, from Colombia, and Matthew Tomlin, from the United Kingdom, are both placed with the Brisotti family in Mattituck, NY.  Erika and Matthew take care of the family’s two children, Christian, 7 and Kaitlyn, 12. The family recently took a trip to Washington DC as well as Baltimore.  In DC […]

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  • CHI English Conversation Volunteers Abroad (ECVA) participant Maris Westrum is currently partaking in a very unique ECVA experience. She is splitting her time by tutoring two different families simultaneously in Madrid, Spain. Her students are teenagers that are best friends and live in the same neighborhood. Maris tutors both girls in conversational English everyday, but switches off […]

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  • The CHI Private High School Program (PHSP) is an F-1 visa program that provides students around the world the opportunity to attend private or public high schools and live with caring American host families.  Specially selected schools are available across the United States, offering a variety of sizes, geographical locations, courses, activities, clubs, and sports.  […]

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  • CHI Academic Year Program participant Tilda Carlelycke, from Sweden, was recently crowned Queen of the Louisville Fall Festival in Louisville, IL.  Congratulations Tilda!  You look beautiful! You might also like: Academic Year Program Student Nominated for Student of the Month Exchange Student Makes High School Experience a Success Norwegian Exchange Student Shares Goodbye Video Yosemite: A […]

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  • We love to see our participants grow and improve during their time in the U.S. CHI’s Internship/Trainee program is a great place to see personal and professional growth. Last year, Weihao Li (Simon) was new to his place of business, Otis McAllister, a global food trade organization. Those early winter days were difficult for Simon […]

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  • CHI Work & Travel students at Johnny Rockets, in Myrtle Beach, SC, had a wonderful summer! Check out this fun video: https://vk.com/video49212001_170113434 We also wanted to share this great testimonial from a Yulia, from Ukraine, who spent her summer at Johnny Rockets in Miami Beach, FL. “My friend Oleksandra Abramova and I worked in Johnny Rockets […]

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  • Here at CHI we believe in recognizing our employees for all of their hard work.  After a busy summer with Group Homestay and months of finding great host families for Academic Year Program, Area Administrators Dorothy Whitefield and Mellanni Loughrey took time to thank their staff.The luncheon was held at The Harbor Restaurant on Stearn’s Wharf in Santa Barbara, […]

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  • CHI High School Abroad participant Amy Zunino, from Boston, MA, is currently studying in Spain this year.  Amy sent this great picture with friends in Madrid. You might also like: Study Abroad in Australia High School Exchange Student Begins Homestay Program in Spain Program Spotlight: High School Abroad High School Abroad in Italy Study Abroad […]

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  • CHI English Conversation Volunteers Abroad participant Abrianna Melino is currently spending 2-months in Barcelona, Spain. She is staying with a wonderful host family and tutoring their two daughters in conversational English. Abrianna is an ambitious young woman from Canada that is eager to see the world. You can read more about Abrianna’s ECVA experience on her personal blog, The Hopeful […]

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  • The Dunwoody family took their kids and CHI Au Pair USA participant Paula out for some ice cream. Thanks for sharing this great picture!     You might also like: Host Family Video Welcomes Au Pair Host Family Creates a Video to Welcome New Au Pair CHI Au Pair USA Fall Discount CHI Au Pair USA Scavenger […]

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  • CHI’s Group Homestay Program is excited to welcome students from Haguro, Japan to the Los Angeles area.  The group arrives on Saturday and will spend their days at Rialto High School attending classes and meeting students.  Rialto High School welcomes this group of over 70 students and accompanying teachers every year. Group Homestay was CHI’s very first program. It all started […]

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  • Academic Year Program student Yoshiyuki, from Kagoshima, Japan, is having a great time in Port Orchard, WA.  Yoshiyuki (who goes by Yoshi) has joined his high school water polo team and enjoys spending time with his host family and the two family dogs.  Thanks for sharing these great pictures Yoshi!     You might also like: […]

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  • CHI’s Dayna O’Brien recently traveled to Galveston, TX, to visit Internship Trainee participants at Hotel Galvez & Spa.  The food, beverage and culinary interns are learning a lot and having a great time.  In their spare time some of the girls from Colombia like to visit nearby Houston where there are a lot of Colombian […]

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