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Past Internship Participant Returns for a Visit

Last fall, two CHI staffers were in Sebastopol, CA as part of an exciting reunion. Sebastian Closs participated in CHI’s Career Exploration Program (which evolved into the current Short-Term Enrichment Program) back in 2004. Coming from his native France, he

Work & Travel Employer Visits Partner Agency

Monina Moya, a Patina Restaurant Group employee who originally comes from the Philippines, made a visit to our partner agency in Manila while back home for the holidays. She took the opportunity to personally meet and greet the Spring 2013

Belgian Academic Year Program Participant Shows Off Soccer Skills

CHI Academic Year Program participant Francois Molitor, from Belgium, is currently playing soccer for his high school team, the Cabrillo Conquistadores in Lompoc, California.  Although his team lost a recent game, Francois made some great plays against local rival Santa Maria High. Francious’s picture

Internship Participant Dresses for Culture Day

Yaerim Kang is about to finish up her yearlong CHI Internship program.  A native of South Korea, Yaerim, who goes by ‘Rim’, has been interning as a teacher’s assistant at Pinecrest School in Thousand Oaks, CA.  Each year, the school has a ‘culture day’ where they

CHI Au Pair USA Conference

CHI Au Pair USA recently held a very successful Au Pair conference in Washington, D.C. CHI Founders, main office staff, Regional Coordinator Chris Burbach and Au Pair Coordinators from around the country attended. The conference provided a great opportunity to discuss recruiting,

A Life Journey in New England

Written by Minerva Ganaden, Internship Program 28th of September – Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) – Terminal 2, was packed with weary travelers, most of them standing and waiting to check-in their luggage. I was waiting in line, seeing my

Big City Girl Finds American Dream in Small Town

Written by David Svien Iris Ryckaert is taking full advantage of her time in America, playing volleyball in addition to cheering. Iris (RT in the photo) is not from around here, yet she fits right in. The bubbly Coupeville (WA)

Academic Year Program Student Spotlight: Marta from Spain

Academic Year Program (AYP) Student Marta Campo Mayor, from Spain, has adjusted beautifully to her new life in America.  During the CHI AYP orientation she played an amazing Spanish piece on her violin and the other students were very impressed. Marta

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