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Her Experience as an au pair brought her courage, persistence, patience and love

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.

Work Experience Programs

Jordanian Cultural Ambassador Visits Japan

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

Au Pair

Meet Au Pair Community Administrator, Frances Barbour from Tiburon, Ca

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.

Travel Abroad

How to Apply for a US Passport

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.

Work Experience Programs

CHI Intern Helps with Grape Harvest

CHI Internship/Trainee participant Somnus, from China, recently volunteered to help with the grape harvest at CHI Founders Tom and Lilka Areton’s vineyard.

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