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Tips and Tricks for Your Next Hiking Adventure – Updated

Hiking is a fun and affordable activity that is good for the body and mind.  Go with friends, explore and see something new.  Whether you are a beginner or an expert, here are some tips and tricks to help you on your next hike.

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5 Tips on How to ‘Get Out There’ Safely

We are relieved to see the progress in the fight against COVID-19. With early signs that the infection curve has improved in many places, cities are gradually starting to open back up. Summer is right around the corner and we are ready for it!

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A Message from Tom and Lilka Areton CHI Co-founders about COVID-19

Cultural Homestay International (CHI), a worldwide student exchange organization, is approaching its 40th anniversary this year. Over the past four decades CHI has been building bridges of friendship and understanding among the people of 131 countries, involving more than a


CHI Donates Face Masks to Local Community

CHI greeted neighbors and guests in front of CHI Headquarters in San Rafael, CA this past Saturday with over 300 free face masks ready to pass out to those in the community.

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Stay Connected

CHI is here for you! Cultural exchange doesn’t stop because we can’t travel. It unites us so we can be strong together.

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Make 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 involved.

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5 Ways to Advance your Career While Staying Home

One thing the entire world has in common right now is that we are all doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying home. Now is the time to take advantage of this extra time on our hands to benefit your future.

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How to make A Face Mask

CHI wants to make sure you are staying safe out there. Face masks have been proven to protect against COVID-19. Learn how to make a face mask at home. No sewing required! All you need is a bandanna and two rubber bands or hair ties.

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CHI World | sculpture Reveal

On Friday, December 20th CHI reveled a new sculpture titled CHI World located in front of CHI Head quarters in San Rafael, CA. CHI World was created by local kinetic artist, Susan Pascal-Beran, using the design CHI co-founder Tom Areton sketched down a few years ago.

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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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