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CHI is here for you! Cultural exchange doesn’t stop because we can’t travel. It unites us so we can be strong together.

Travel Abroad

12 things I learned about Jamaica

Michelle Riaz recently traveled to Jamaica to meet prospective Work and Travel participants. While there she learned about Jamaica and experienced new things. Here are 12 things she learned while in Jamaica.


Introducing 40 Acts of Kindness Around the World

This year marks a momentous milestone: CHI’s 40th anniversary! In honor of this occasion, we are excited to announce an inspiring initiative: 40 Acts of Kindness Around the World.

Au Pair

Amazing Male Au Pair: Fede from Paraguay

We want to give a huge shout-out to one of our amazing male au pairs, Federico Leguizamon (Fede), from Paraguay. During his time as an au pair, Fede has embraced every opportunity you could possibly imagine all while being a dedicated and caring au pair to his host kids. His host family absolutely loves him.

General CHI News


For the past few months, we’ve been asking our Work and Travel, Internship/Trainee and CHI Au Pair participants to share photos from their summer fun.

Work Experience Programs

A second summer of fun

When you really love something you do it more than once! CHI Work & Travel participant Shaunell Ranglin returned for a second summer to Adventureland in Altoona, IA.

Work Experience Programs

AMERICAN BUSINESS embraces cultural exchange

CHI is partnering with a new employer this year in Des Moines, Iowa. Steena Co. (McDonald’s) recently welcomed 27 Summer Work and Travel participants at a few of their locations. They have gone above and beyond to make participants feel welcome and to ensure they are experiencing the cultural aspect of the program.

Work Experience Programs

Traditional Hawaiian culture with work & travel

Work and Travel participants in Hawaii recently experienced a unique cultural event. They took part in a traditional oli (Hawaiian Chant) and presentation to honor kupuna (ancestors).


An American Perspective: Why Summer Work & Travel Works!

Meet Elizabeth Cunningham.  She works at Steel Pier in Atlantic City and has been welcoming summer Work and Travel participants for over 16 years! Find out what Elizabeth loves about the Work & Travel program and how Atlantic City locals

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