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Dear Friends, First, the Birth of CHI… If you had made a dinner reservation at Victoria Station in Larkspur, California, on October 31, 1980, you would be forgiven for not noticing a group of 4 unusual customers in the back

2017 Au Pair of the Year

CHI Au Pair is proud to announce au pair Birte Storms as the winner of our 4th annual Au Pair of the Year contest. Host families were asked to nominate their au pair by explaining how their au pair goes above and beyond. 


The Trump administration released its FY2018 budget, which calls for an unprecedented cut of 28 percent to the Department of State. While we don’t know by what amount, it is clear that the administration will soon propose steep cuts to

Six Ways to Prepare for Your Au Pair

 You’ve matched with your perfect au pair and are anxiously awaiting their arrival!  Here are a few quick tips on how best to prepare your family during this exciting time: Prepare your au pair’s room – Try to make sure

Au Pair Shares – “13 Months in America”

CHI Au Pair Elian, from Colombia, shares his experience as an Au Pair in California. “Everything began in Washington D.C 13 months ago! I was so excited landing in a totally different world for me. Winter was saying “hello” as

International Education Week – November 14-18

November 14-18 is International Education Week (IEW). This week we will celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange.  Joined by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education we promote the benefits of international exchange and education

The Future of J-1 Programs Under Trump Administration

Dear CHI Friends, I know that many of you are anxious about the U.S. presidential election results – and the potential impact of Trump’s presidency on CHI AYP, Au Pair, Work & Travel, Internship and other programs. Every 4 years,

Meet CHI Representatives at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016

Diversify your seasonal staff with the J1 Work & Travel Program! Work with CHI to recruit from the richest talent pools around the world for any entry level, seasonal position such as:  Retail/Grocery F&B Amusement/Waterpark/Lifeguard Culinary Hospitality Ski/Snow Instructors You

100 Years of Nathan’s Famous, 10 Years of Work & Travel

The hot dog is an American institution right up there with baseball and apple pie. The quintessential American hot dog is undoubtedly Nathan’s Famous. While everyone knows the delicious flavor that allowed Nathan’s to earn its ‘Famous’ moniker, not everyone

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