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A CALL TO ACTION! There is a strong effort to increase the tax deduction in California for hosting a high school exchange student from $50 to $500.  California State Assembly Bill [AB] 153 would increase this deduction for hosting J-1 students and extend that

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Making a Difference on Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd to raise awareness of our planet’s needs. Earth Day calls for action in helping our world by motivating, inspiring and challenging people to act. There are many ways to get

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5 Tips for a Successful Interview

Whether you are interviewing for a new job or are one of the hundreds of Work and Travel participants about to head into visa interviews, these tips can be applied to any important meeting in your life. Dress Professionally –

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2019 Cultural Ambassador Award – Win a Trip to DC!

Are you currently participating in CHI’s summer Work & Travel, Internship Trainee or Au Pair programs?  Are you an American co-worker of an exchange program participant?  If so, you are eligible to enter our 2019 Cultural Ambassador Award contest and

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Advocacy Day 2019

CHI was a proud participant in Advocacy Day 2019 in Washington, D.C. Organized annually by the Alliance for International Exchange, the event was an opportunity for advocates from 44 member organizations to come together in the nation’s capital to meet

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Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce recently launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, a new program supporting women entrepreneurs around the world. This initiative will provide women with business resources and skills while giving them

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Differences Between China and America

CHI Short Term Enrichment Program participant Rose is currently volunteering at a local TV station, the Portsmouth Public Media. Rose took the time to create three short videos describing the differences between life in China and life in America. Take

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Happy Holidays From CHI!

Dear Colleagues, Host Families, Friends, Partners, Host Businesses and Students around the World. All of us at CULTURAL HOMESTAY INTERNATIONAL would like to THANK YOU for sharing our journey, promoting cultural understanding, teaching our democratic values and for helping us

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Advocating for Exchange

Rachel Levine (Intrax), Linda Mori (CHI), Kaitlin Sinclair (Intrax), Legislative Assistant Sarah Jackson (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Washington, DC office), Dana Welch (CCUSA) and Emmanuel Diaz-Obregon (Intrax). Several California based Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) sponsor organizations, certified by the Department of State, recently participated in

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CHI Visits Local University for International Education Week

In honor of International Education Week (#IEW), the College of Marin hosted an event on November 14, 2018, to welcome their international students and to inspire American students to travel abroad. CHI’s World Explorers team had a table at the event to

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