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Work travel Participant Returns home with new Hopes and Goals

Georgina Musolino spent the winter experiencing what it’s like to live and work in Boston, Massachusetts. As a participant in CHI’s Work and Travel program, she was able to get real-world job skills while discovering life in the U.S.

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One Winter in New Hampshire

It wasn’t really cold in New Hampshire, at least not during the days I stayed in Dover. The town hall was nearby, hidden in the white light. This quiet town seemed to have been lost and still stood out from the shining. In front of the Greek church, the snow-covered pine-trees were only pitch-black, and the yellow leaves that had not yet fallen were the first lamps of the night.

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Work and Travel Brings Argentina to Iowa

Belen Vazquez and Ariadna Aranda, from Argentina, have embraced their time in the US as participants in CHI’s Work and Travel program. Upon arrival, they immediately set out to explore their host community of Des Moines, Iowa. They toured the city, visited the capitol building, and attended some local sporting events. It was a great start, but the friends still wanted to do more.

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#Throwback to CAA Forums

In 2020 CHI is proud to host the fourth annual CAA Forum. More than 50 Cultural Ambassadors have had a chance to visit Washington D.C. representing their countries from all around the world. Let’s look back and see what happened during the last three years.

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My Amazing Journey to China

Travel makes you stronger, more tolerant of others, and a much more resilient person in general. It turns out that getting to China would take time and patience, more than I ever needed before.

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10 things: USA vs the world | The Balkans

On a recent trip to Bulgaria and Montenegro, Kelly noticed some interesting cultural differences between the US and the countries she visited. Here is what she observed.

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2019 National Summer Work & Travel Community Support Group Summit

CHI representatives attended the 4th Annual National Community Support Group (CSG)
Summit in Branson, MO. The CSG Summit engaged communities, businesses, civic leaders, and designated sponsors across the U.S. to learn and build on the best practices for the Summer Work & Travel (SWT) program participants.

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How to Spot an Email or Phone Scam

We are noticing an increasing number of phone and email scams affecting exchange visitors. Specifically with housing and rental scams where exchange visitors transfer money before they start their program to a fraudulent realtor or landlord, scamming the victims out of hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

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Jordanian Cultural Ambassador Visits Japan

Story by Kamilla Silina, Work & Travel Department Omar Al Shamailh. from Jordan, visited Washington, D.C. this summer as one of CHI’s Cultural Ambassador Award winners. Before visiting D.C., Omar spent his summer as a Work and Travel participant at

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