CULTURAL HOMESTAY INTERNATIONAL
Changing millions of lives worldwide since 1980
We believe in the value and potential of cultural exchange.
Cultural Homestay International (CHI) has excelled at promoting international understanding and goodwill through people-to-people exchanges since 1980. CHI is designated by the United States Department of State as a J-1 visa sponsor, and is a proud member of the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), World Youth Student Educational Travel Confederation (WYSE Travel Confederation), WYSE Work Abroad, International Au Pair Association (IAPA) and The Alliance for International Educational & Cultural Exchange.
CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
Life-changing exchange programs for host families, high school and university students.
Work experience programs
Amazing opportunities for university students, young professionals and American businesses.
Affordable, fun and safe travel opportunities to over 25 popular countries abroad.
We know what matters most to your family. CHI Au Pair is known by its loving and affordable live-in childcare.
More About CHI
CHI is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1980 by Tom and Lilka Areton. CHI’s Mission is to promote international understanding and goodwill through people-to-people exchanges. We believe that the best way to build bridges of friendship and trust among people is to experience directly each other’s customs, languages and values. To live, study or work together leads to a transformational experience of acceptance and genuine affection.
CHI News Blog
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CHI is turning the Big 40 this year! In honor of this occasion, we are excited to announce an inspiring initiative: 40 Acts of Kindness Around the World.
We are inviting our staff, program participants, host families/companies, loyal supporters and you to demonstrate that good deeds and acts of kindness are the hallmark of CHI, and the most motivational way to make positive change.
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