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Participant Spotlight: Juan

CHI recently caught up with Colombian Work and Travel alumnus Juan Pablo.  Juan participated in the CHI Work and Travel program in the Winter of 2007 before returning home to his native Bucaramanga, Colombia.  He took what he learned in

CHI Recognizes Three Outstanding AYP Administrators

CHI would like to congratulate Jennie, Cathy and Lisa for placing the most Academic Year students between June 4th and June 15th!  Each wonderful lady will receive a bottle of refreshing Aretonia Vineyards Riesling.  This wine is handmade by CHI Co-Founder, Tom Areton.

Host Family Spotlight: Marian & Paul

CHI received a wonderful letter from Marion and Paul Hinds, a host family from Steilacoom, WA.  They recently said goodbye to Tatsuya, a Japanese participant in CHI’s Academic Year Program, who stayed with them during the school year.  They enjoyed

Group Homestay in Japan

We recently documented the activities of our latest group of American’s to participate in CHI’s Travel Abroad for Americans program.  Here, one of our Japanese partners, Sachi, gives further insight into the details of the host family experience, and the

CHI Au Pair USA Featured in NW Kids Magazine!

NW Kids Magazine recently featured CHI Au Pair USA in a wonderful article highlighting the benefits of the Au Pair program! Article taken from NW Kids Magazine: “My family recently spent a week with a cousin’s family who had just had

Photos From the Field

Group Homestay participant Xuran Zhao from Chongqing, China, celebrates the Fourth of July holiday in Olympia, Washington.  

Work & Travel Students Enjoy Maine!

Work & Travel USA participants from Taiwan, Serbia and Jamaica recently gathered together for a fun outing in Maine.  They took a break from their work at Fun 1 Games in Old Orchard Beach, Maine to enjoy a lobster dinner

Welcome Group Homestay Students!

CHI’s Group Homestay Program welcomed two new groups of students on July 11th.  The pair of groups, consisting of boys and girls ages 14-17, both hail from Chongqing, China, and are staying with host families in the Seattle area communities of Port

CHI Participates in Servapalooza!

This Spring, APA Darla Cherry and AC Alison Fishman attended Servapalooza (Service Festival and Parade of Wishes) in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Servapalooza is dedicated to providing the community with exciting volunteer opportunities.  CHI was there hoping to find volunteer host families for

Photos From the Field

On Saturday, June 20th, CHI Au Pair /Intern Coordinator Sandra Haglung gathered eight au pairs and six interns for a family day at the Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena, CA.

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