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My American Experience – Living Like a Local

Short Term Enrichment Program participant Mengyi Lyu shares her experience living and volunteering in the U.S. this summer.  This is her American experience. It was a precious experience for me to participate in the international volunteer program in the United

High School Exchange Student Places in Cross Country Meet

High school exchange student Sarah, from Luxembourg, is part of her high school cross country team in Boulder City, NV.   Sarah’s team recently placed second in their division and are headed to regionals! Sarah far left and her host sister second from

High School Exchange Students Run Cross Country

High school exchange students run with the team as they blend into American school life.  Academic Year Program participants Florence and Yu Jin, both from Belgium, run with their local teammates at Plymouth Regional High School in New Hampshire.

5 Tips for Adjusting to an American High School

Starting a new school as an exchange visitor can be intimidating.  You have left behind familiar surroundings and your circle of friends at home, and you’re nervous about meeting new people.  Well, good news!  Most exchange students find that Americans

Exchange Brings Cultures Together

This summer Oak Ridge High School senior Michael Gery traveled to Japan where he lived with a host family for three weeks.  Michael lived with Chikayuki Ibe and his mother in Niigata, which has a population of 800,000 and is located on the west

Rooftop Party in St. Louis

CHI Short Term Enrichment Program participants had an end of summer rooftop party in St. Louis, Missouri.  STEP participants, Interns and friends joined.

German Partner Organization Visits CHI Headquarters

CHI was recently visited by German partner organization Hico Education.  Alexandra and Sara came to CHI Headquarters in San Rafael, CA for an office tour, meetings and lunch.  Hico Education currently partners with CHI on our Academic Year Program but

Welcome Exchange Students From Around the World

This month Japanese Group Homestay Program participants spent three weeks in Lodi, CA where they stayed with host families and toured Lodi as well as the surrounding areas.  The Lodi News recently wrote an article about their arrival where they

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