Congratulations to our 2020 high school exchange students who were recently included in their school graduations as honorary grads!
CHI News BLOG
Category: Educational Programs
While this pandemic has been difficult for each of us personally, it is a global crisis that has greatly impacted exchange students from around the world. Imagine experiencing a global pandemic in another country away from your family and friends? Luckily, we have amazing host families that kept them safe and took care of them as their own children.
High school exchange student Mona, from France, should have been ending her time in the US making quintessential high school memories at graduation. But with traditional events cancelled this year, schools all over the country are working hard to find fun new ways to honor their graduates.
Although Belgian Academic Year Program (AYP) student Gilles Mascart’s program was cut short, he made the most of his time in the US and left a lasting impression on his host community in Alaska.
Blayne Matty, our Academic Year Program Area Program Administrator, and field staff trainer has been holding bi-weekly meetings for our national team of administrators and coordinators so that they can share ideas, laughs, and advice during this tragic crisis.
If you aren’t sure whether you should host an exchange student or not, perhaps Kittery 3rd grader, Caroline can convince you! She wrote her persuasive essay for her writing class trying to convince others to host an exchange student!
CSIET is hosting its 18th Annual Art Cover Contest. The winner will receive $500 and have their artwork featured in the CSIET 2020-2021 Advisory List!
Host family Matt and Abigal Linville and high school exchange student Özgü Su share their experience being a part of CHI’s Private High School program (PHSP) for a second year.
The Tullahoma News, in Tennessee, shared a wonderful article about 64 CHI high school exchange students that gave back to the community this holiday season by donating to the less fortunate.
The Beaudoin family shares what it’s like to host an exchange student through CHI’s Private High School Program. Each year, we, the Beaudoin family, enjoy hosting two high school exchange students, one of them this school year is Matteo, from Italy. He came to us through the CHI’s Private High School Program and he attends San Luis Obispo High School.”