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My Amazing Journey to China

Travel makes you stronger, more tolerant of others, and a much more resilient person in general. It turns out that getting to China would take time and patience, more than I ever needed before.


Operation Cozumel Backpack

During CHI’s Academic Year Program field training conference aboard a Caribbean cruise ship recently, the program staff, including CHI founders Tom and Lilka Areton, made a port stop in Cozumel, Mexico to deliver backpacks filled with school supplies for underserved elementary school children on the island.

General CHI News

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week

This week we celebrate Random Acts of Kindness. This goes perfectly with CHI’s current initiative of 40 Acts of Kindness Around the World. This week is an opportunity to do nice things for others throughout the day.

Travel Abroad

12 things I learned about Jamaica

Michelle Riaz recently traveled to Jamaica to meet prospective Work and Travel participants. While there she learned about Jamaica and experienced new things. Here are 12 things she learned while in Jamaica.

Travel Abroad

10 things: USA vs the world | The Balkans

On a recent trip to Bulgaria and Montenegro, Kelly noticed some interesting cultural differences between the US and the countries she visited. Here is what she observed.


Charity Run in Uzbekistan

On January 2nd, CHI sponsored a race in Tashkent, Uzbekistan called Charity Run “New Year Elves”. CHI was well represented, with 2020 Work & Travel participants, Internship and Work & Travel alumni, and our supportive local partner organization, Global Friends Tashkent, all taking part.


Introducing 40 Acts of Kindness Around the World

This year marks a momentous milestone: CHI’s 40th anniversary! In honor of this occasion, we are excited to announce an inspiring initiative: 40 Acts of Kindness Around the World.

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