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Work travel Participant Returns home with new Hopes and Goals

Georgina Musolino spent the winter experiencing what it’s like to live and work in Boston, Massachusetts. As a participant in CHI’s Work and Travel program, she was able to get real-world job skills while discovering life in the U.S.


Painting Project in Jamaica

For CHI’s 40 Acts of Kindness Around the World, our Summer Work and Travel partner embarked on a painting project in Kingston, Jamaica.

Work Experience Programs

One Winter in New Hampshire

It wasn’t really cold in New Hampshire, at least not during the days I stayed in Dover. The town hall was nearby, hidden in the white light. This quiet town seemed to have been lost and still stood out from the shining. In front of the Greek church, the snow-covered pine-trees were only pitch-black, and the yellow leaves that had not yet fallen were the first lamps of the night.


Suds of Love in Nashville

From late in the day on March 2nd into the early morning hours on March 3rd, several supercell thunderstorms spawned numerous tornadoes across southeast Missouri, southern Kentucky, Tennessee, and central Alabama.

Why you should host an exchange student
Educational Programs

Why You Should Host an Exchange Student

If you aren’t sure whether you should host an exchange student or not, perhaps Kittery 3rd grader, Caroline can convince you! She wrote her persuasive essay for her writing class trying to convince others to host an exchange student!


Unforgettable Black Sea beach cleanup in Ukraine

CHI’s Jessica Pennewell recently visited Ukraine to meet with prospective Work and Travel participants. While there, Jessica and Ruslan, from our partner organization Youth Exchanges Center Dba BULATGROUP, arranged the next of our 40 Acts of Kindness Around the World: a Black Sea beach cleanup. Jessica shares her unforgettable experience.

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Work and Travel Brings Argentina to Iowa

Belen Vazquez and Ariadna Aranda, from Argentina, have embraced their time in the US as participants in CHI’s Work and Travel program. Upon arrival, they immediately set out to explore their host community of Des Moines, Iowa. They toured the city, visited the capitol building, and attended some local sporting events. It was a great start, but the friends still wanted to do more.

Gap Year
Travel Abroad

3 Benefits of Taking a Gap Year

Have you ever imagined yourself teaching English to a classroom of Chilean children? What about helping a conservation group save elephants and jungles in Thailand? Have you ever wanted to intern with a French marketing firm? Or maybe you just want to backpack from one side of the world to another? If any of these sounds appealing to you, good! That’s the beauty of taking a gap year, there’s a nearly infinite amount of possibilities for you to explore!

Work Experience Programs

#Throwback to CAA Forums

In 2020 CHI is proud to host the fourth annual CAA Forum. More than 50 Cultural Ambassadors have had a chance to visit Washington D.C. representing their countries from all around the world. Let’s look back and see what happened during the last three years.

Au Pair

2020 Au Pair of the Year Nominees

Each year, the International Au Pair Association (IAPA) asks Au Pair host families to help them select an Au Pair of the Year. Host families nominate their au pair by writing a letter explaining how their au pair goes above and beyond.

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