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Summer Volunteer, From China to New York

CHI recently placed summer volunteer Guangyu Xie from Shanghai, China with World Cares Center in New York.  CHI is proud to work with such a wonderful organization as World Cares Center whose mission is to “empower communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters through training, support, and coordination.”

Guangyu joined WCC for the summer as part of CHI’s Short Term Enrichment Program.  When asked why she sought out a volunteer position in the United States Guangyu said, “I plan to apply for a master’s degree in the U.S. in the near future, and I thought that having work experience in New York could help me make a better decision. I found World Cares Center through a cultural exchange program in my home country. I hoped to contribute to an organization that creates social value, and I felt that this position would provide a vivid work environment at an NGO.”

Read more about Guangyu’s experience as a summer volunteer in New York City here.

Summer Volunteer


CHI’s Short Term Enrichment Program (STEP) is a cultural immersion and volunteer program that has been expanding all over the world. STEP is a great way for international participants, local communities and host families to have a cross-cultural exchange experience.

Our participants spend 1-3 months living and learning about American life. By living with a host family, they get to experience a typical American household. During the day, participants volunteer at local non-profit organizations where they will experience the American spirit of donating time and helping a community.


Partners recruit participants and send their applications to CHI
CHI reviews and accepts the applications
CHI assigns a Coordinator to each participant
The Coordinator recruits host businesses and host families
Participants obtain visas and purchase airline tickets
Participants are picked up at the airport and taken to their host families
The assigned Coordinator provides an orientation session to each participant

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