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Become a CHI AYP Partner Agency

We are a U.S. Department of State-designated, CSIET certified Exchange Visitor Program Sponsor that has developed a reputation as trustworthy, reliable, and student-focused. We genuinely love to see your students succeed, so we make sure that they have the staff support and the resources they need to have the best possible program.
Throughout the years, our Academic Year Program (AYP) has formed positive, on-going 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.

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Continuous Support

CHI provides extra layers in our support network to ensure that students always have access to the resources and help they need. We pride ourselves on providing well trained Local Coordinators, who will be there for their students. Our Academic Coordinators are supervised and supported by Academic Program Administrators in each territory who oversee each program, providing a vast network of support for your students.

Our Operations staff oversees all communication between your agency and the field staff. Their job is to keep this program moving and your agency and the student’s family informed.

EFFICIENCY
We have created a chain of communication over the years that allows us to efficiently filter important information and student issues through all of the levels of our program. We are committed to responding to important messages and issues within 24 hours to ensure that everyone is always aware of the status of a student’s program.
OBJECTIVITY
When a complex or serious behavioral issue arises, our AYP Committee is called upon to bring in Coordinators and Administrators from different regions of the country to conduct interviews, analyze reports, and draw the most objective possible conclusion. We never make big decisions about a student’s program without first consulting everyone involved, including the student and your agency.
SUSTAINABILITY
We have worked with most of our overseas partners for many years, and the relationships we have with them are important to us. We have a strong understanding of how to maintain positive working relationships, and we believe the best bonds form between like-minded organizations who share our values and our commitment to our diplomatic mission. We have seen how these long-term partnerships benefit the students and the overall program.
PASSION
We have worked in the industry since 1980 and have retained many of our Coordinators and Administrators due to the collective passion for this mission. Your students’ programs are overseen by people with years of knowledge.
FLEXIBILITY AND OPEN COMMUNICATION
We see our relationship with sending agencies as true partnerships, and we are committed to hearing your input, responding to your ideas and creating systems that work for both of us. Our Operations staff is there to respond to any issues or questions you have. We love the bonds we’ve formed with our partners over the years, and we love when everyone is happy to be working together for the student.
Cultural Homestay International
We are a U.S. Department of State-designated, CSIET certified Exchange Visitor Program Sponsor.
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How it works

You may be wondering how our process works. Once you’ve received student applications and vetted the students for the current school year, we:
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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

For Partners 1

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.

For Partners 2
For Partners 3

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

For Partners 4

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!

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For Partners 6

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

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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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