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Spring Dishes from CHI Staff

CHI staff love food almost as much as they love to travel. To welcome the longer days and warmer temperatures they recently enjoyed a fun potluck lunch filled with spring dishes. Here are some of their favorites: Spring Easter Egg

Work Experience Programs

Winter Wonderland in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Can you imagine spending your winter break exploring this winter wonderland? CHI Winter Work & Travel participants are lucky enough to spend time at the beautiful Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire. We recently visited some of our current

CHI Life

Advocating for Exchange

Rachel Levine (Intrax), Linda Mori (CHI), Kaitlin Sinclair (Intrax), Legislative Assistant Sarah Jackson (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Washington, DC office), Dana Welch (CCUSA) and Emmanuel Diaz-Obregon (Intrax). Several California based Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) sponsor organizations, certified by the Department of State, recently participated in

Educational Programs

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

Work Experience Programs

Work Hard, Play Hard

Kuyoshbek Mirzakamolov shares his experience as a CHI Work and Travel participant.

Work Experience Programs

Cultural Ambassador Award Conference 2018

19 cultural ambassadors went to Washington DC for 3 days to discuss matters of global concern through a very inspiring conference with the participation of Lynette Evans – Public Affairs Specialist (Department of State) and Ilir Zherka (Alliance for International

Work Experience Programs

Farewell Summer Work and Travel

CHI’s Summer Work and Travel program is coming to an end for the season.  Exchange visitors are finishing the travel portion of their program, saying goodbye to their new friends and flying home to return to school.  They have had

CHI Life

Alliance for International Exchange Visits CHI Headquarters

Ilir Zherka, Executive Director of Alliance for International Exchange, recently paid a visit to CHI staff members in San Rafael, CA.  Ilir, CHI Co-Founder Tom Areton, and CHI managers from each department discussed the current climate of exchange programs and other issues in a

Work Experience Programs

Interns Visit Amusement Park in Wisconsin

Before summer officially ends CHI Internship participants spent a day riding rides and playing games at Bay Beach Amusement Park, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Travel Abroad

Celebrating Cultural Exchange – J Day 2018

CHI had a wonderful turnout at Lucky Strike, San Francisco’s premier bowling alley, on Monday, August 6th for our annual J Day event, part of a nationwide celebration of J-1 international exchange every summer.  CHI participants from Work & Travel, Internship/Training and Au

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