Nayama Mielle Lima, from Brazil, decided to become an au pair after graduating college with a degree in social sciences. It was her desire to experience a new culture, meet new people, travel and improve her English that led her to the program. While her first host family wasn’t a perfect match, she soon joined the Wilkinson family and started taking care of their two children, Oliver and Elias.
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Story by Kamilla Silina, Work & Travel Department Omar Al Shamailh. from Jordan, visited Washington, D.C. this summer as one of CHI’s Cultural Ambassador Award winners. Before visiting D.C., Omar spent his summer as a Work and Travel participant at
Frances has been a Community Administrator with CHI Au Pair for nearly seven years. She considers herself an “Army Brat”, born in Germany, and raised in Washington, D.C. Her parents were a host family for the Foreign Student Service Council, she also has extended family that lived all over the world.
Have you always dreamed of visiting another country but just aren’t sure where to start? Don’t worry, you are not alone. You may be surprised to hear that only 36 percent of Americans actually have a passport.
CHI Internship/Trainee participants in Columbus, OH are experiencing the best of the U.S. while they train and learn at the Hyatt Regency.
CHI Au Pair Abbie, from the United Kingdom, is a huge help to her host family. They have five children and they can’t imagine life without Abbie!
This August CHI brought together 16 exchange visitors from all around the world to participate in our Cultural Ambassador Award Conference. They were strangers when they met but they soon realized how much they had in common.
CHI Internship/Trainee participant Somnus, from China, recently volunteered to help with the grape harvest at CHI Founders Tom and Lilka Areton’s vineyard.
High school exchange students and host families recently spent the day visiting Spooner Farms in Washington.