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A CALL TO ACTION! There is a strong effort to increase the tax deduction in California for hosting a high school exchange student from $50 to $500.  California State Assembly Bill [AB] 153 would increase this deduction for hosting J-1 students and extend that

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Is San Francisco on Your Travel List?

These lucky high school exchange students from Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Belgium and Germany spent a fun-filled weekend in the City by the Bay with their local CHI coordinator.   After visiting the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, they went shopping in

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Japanese Exchange Students Marry 11 Years After Meeting

At CHI, we love connecting people.  It’s why we do what we do. Sometimes the most lasting connections start slow, like Yoehi and Mikoto.  Strangers when they signed up for CHI’s Academic Year Program as teenagers back in 2007, Yohei and

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World Fair Day at New Hampshire High School

Every day becomes World Fair Day with CHI students in local high schools! Here Phi, from Germany, presents her project on Myanmar. As a junior at Bow High School, Phi helps bring the world to rural New Hampshire. Phi is

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Ice Skating in New Hampshire

  Yago, from Spain, continues to make the most of this New Hampshire winter. Here he is joining his host dad and siblings for an exceptionally good skating season.

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Spreading Holiday Cheer Through Volunteering

It’s important to give back during the holidays.  High school exchange students in Washington State experienced the true meaning of the season when they volunteered at The Forgotten Children’s Fund.  This great organization is located in Seattle and the surrounding areas of

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Japanese Exchange Students Sing at California State Capitol

As soon as you walk through the doors of California’s State Capitol, you begin to experience California’s rich history.  The 19th-century granite building located in the heart of downtown Sacramento is where the past, present, and future of California come together. 

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Holiday Spirit in Seattle

High school exchange students spent the day sightseeing and taking in the holiday spirt in Seattle, Washington

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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

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