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Exchange Programs:

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CHI’s mission is to promote international understanding, friendship, and goodwill through people-to-people exchanges. Contact us today if you share that goal and want to help change the world through cultural exchange. We truly consider our partners part of the CHI family.

Educational

Academic year

Program Duration

5 to 10 months

Participant's Education

High School Student

Seasonality

Fall and Spring

Our Academic Year Program (AYP) has formed positive, long-term relationships with nearly 120 partner agencies in over 30 countries. At CHI, we are committed to supervising, facilitating, and managing student programs with efficiency, positivity, objectivity, and a true belief in our mission.

Group Homestay

Program Duration

1 to 4 weeks

Participant's Age

14 to 17 years old

Seasonality

Year-Round

Building bridges between cultures, one family and one student at a time – that’s the heart of CHI’s Group Homestay Program.

STEP

Program Duration

4, 6, 8 or 12 weeks

Participant's Age

18 to 30 years old

Seasonality

Year-Round

We at CHI STEP are always looking for partners who are responsible, established, and understand the student exchange industry. Partners who want to change the world one young person at a time.

Work Experience

Internship & Training

Program Duration

12 to 18 months

Participant's Education

UNIVERSITY STUDENT OR GRADUATE

Seasonality

Year-Round

CHI works with partner agencies from abroad, which recruit participants from top universities. CHI has partners in many countries around the world. They share CHI’s values and believe in the power of international cultural exchange.

Work & Travel

Program Duration

3 to 4 Months

Participant's Education

University Student

Seasonality

Summer, Winter and Spring

CHI’s global network of partner agencies help promote the Work & Travel program to university students from all walks of life. They then assist the participant through every step of the process, working closely with CHI to ensure everything is completed correctly. The work our partners do truly helps to increase mutual understanding between the people of their countries and those of the United States. Nothing beats people to people, in-person exchanges!

CHI Camp Leaders

Program Duration

3 to 4 Months

Participant's Education

University Student

Seasonality

Summer

CHI wants Americans and exchange visitors to come together and share culture, values, skills and life experiences. We have been opening doors to the world through quality exchange programs since 1980 because shared experiences bring people together and bringing people together changes the world.

Travel Abroad

World Explorers

Program Duration

1 to 3 months

Participant's Age

18+ Years Old

Seasonality

Year-Round

The World Explorers program offers native English speakers the opportunity to experience the excitement of living abroad. Help us find quality host families ready to open their homes to an exchange visitor. In exchange for room and board the host family will receive 15 hours of conversational English per week.

Child Care

Au Pair

Program Duration

12 Months

Participant's Age

18 to 26 years old

Seasonality

Year-Round

Do you have Au Pair participants? CHI has host families! CHI Au Pair provides a wonderful experience, allowing young people from around the world to be seen as a family member, rather than a participant of an exchange program.

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