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Exchange students donate to those less fortunate

The Tullahoma News, in Tennessee, shared a wonderful article about 64 CHI high school exchange students that gave back to the community this holiday season by donating to the less fortunate.

Travel Abroad

CHI World Explorer Makes Local French News

A young, Colombian girl made a big impact in a small town in France earlier this year. Camilla Retavizca, joined CHI’s World Explorers program in Lambersart, France this past March.

Work Experience Programs

2019 National Summer Work & Travel Community Support Group Summit

CHI representatives attended the 4th Annual National Community Support Group (CSG)
Summit in Branson, MO. The CSG Summit engaged communities, businesses, civic leaders, and designated sponsors across the U.S. to learn and build on the best practices for the Summer Work & Travel (SWT) program participants.

Educational Programs

What it’s like to host an Italian exchange student

The Beaudoin family shares what it’s like to host an exchange student through CHI’s Private High School Program. Each year, we, the Beaudoin family, enjoy hosting two high school exchange students, one of them this school year is Matteo, from Italy. He came to us through the CHI’s Private High School Program and he attends San Luis Obispo High School.”

Work Experience Programs

How to Spot an Email or Phone Scam

We are noticing an increasing number of phone and email scams affecting exchange visitors. Specifically with housing and rental scams where exchange visitors transfer money before they start their program to a fraudulent realtor or landlord, scamming the victims out of hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

General CHI News

CHI Thanksgiving Lunch

Last week CHI staff gathered for a delicious Thanksgiving lunch. Everyone brought a dish to share.

Au Pair

CHI Au Pairs volunteer at the 2019 NYC Marathon

Eight exchange visitors from CHI Au Pair representing six nations joined over 12,000 volunteers at the 49th New York City Marathon which took place on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Their local CHI Community Administrator from Long Island, Renee Turkiewicz, assisted and volunteered alongside the group.

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