While this pandemic has been difficult for each of us personally, it is a global crisis that has greatly impacted exchange students from around the world. Imagine experiencing a global pandemic in another country away from your family and friends? Luckily, we have amazing host families that kept them safe and took care of them as their own children.
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Tag: Academic Year Program
High school exchange student Mona, from France, should have been ending her time in the US making quintessential high school memories at graduation. But with traditional events cancelled this year, schools all over the country are working hard to find fun new ways to honor their graduates.
Although Belgian Academic Year Program (AYP) student Gilles Mascart’s program was cut short, he made the most of his time in the US and left a lasting impression on his host community in Alaska.
Blayne Matty, our Academic Year Program Area Program Administrator, and field staff trainer has been holding bi-weekly meetings for our national team of administrators and coordinators so that they can share ideas, laughs, and advice during this tragic crisis.
From late in the day on March 2nd into the early morning hours on March 3rd, several supercell thunderstorms spawned numerous tornadoes across southeast Missouri, southern Kentucky, Tennessee, and central Alabama.
During CHI’s Academic Year Program field training conference aboard a Caribbean cruise ship recently, the program staff, including CHI founders Tom and Lilka Areton, made a port stop in Cozumel, Mexico to deliver backpacks filled with school supplies for underserved elementary school children on the island.
CSIET is hosting its 18th Annual Art Cover Contest. The winner will receive $500 and have their artwork featured in the CSIET 2020-2021 Advisory List!
The Tullahoma News, in Tennessee, shared a wonderful article about 64 CHI high school exchange students that gave back to the community this holiday season by donating to the less fortunate.
Now that most of our 2019-2020 high school exchange students have arrived in the U.S. and are getting adjusted to their new lives, next up is a big welcome party!
Every year, we welcome some of our Academic Year Program (AYP) students from East Asia for intensive English classes that help them prepare for their year in the U.S.