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Generations of Cultural Exchange

CHI Area Program Administrator Jennie Fouts has been living cultural exchange for many years.  She has a wonderful relationship with her host brother from Japan and they recently got their families together for a visit. “1970 – my parents hosted

Exchange Visitors Volunteer at the Lodi Grape Festival

Last month CHI Academic Year Program participants in California experienced something new by volunteering at the 2018 Lodi Grape Festival.  The four-day festival was packed with entertainment, carnival, food, exhibits and lots of grapes. Left to right: Giorgia (Italy), Jimena

What is High School Homecoming?

Homecoming is an annual tradition in the United States for many high schools and colleges.  In the fall, students and alumni are all welcomed to celebrate the school and the season with football games, school dances, and other fun events

November High School Exchange Student of the Month: Gene

CHI is pleased to announce that Chanon (Gene) Wongthonglaue has been named November student of the month.  Gene is an exceptional exchange student from Thailand.  He is currently living with the Arp family and attending Beaufort High School in South Carolina. 

Fall Fun in Washington

Exchange students and host families spent the day visiting Spooner Farms in Washington. They enjoyed the pumpkin patch and local corn maze.  With about 20 students and host families, they had a great turnout!

Exchange Students Tour San Francisco

High school exchange students from California had an amazing weekend in San Francisco.  In one weekend they visited the Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point, the De Young Museum, Twin Peaks, Union Square, China Town, Coit Tower, the Ferry Building, Fisherman’s

High School Exchange Student Performs in Our Town

High school exchange students are so brave!  Beatrice Cascio, from Italy, has been in this country for under two months and she just appeared as Joe Crowell in Goffstown High School’s production of Our Town!  An Italian girl plays New Hampshire

High School Exchange Student Places in Cross Country Meet

High school exchange student Sarah, from Luxembourg, is part of her high school cross country team in Boulder City, NV.   Sarah’s team recently placed second in their division and are headed to regionals! Sarah far left and her host sister second from

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