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Have you Always Dreamed of Living Abroad? We Thought So!

Looking for a life changing experience traveling the world this summer? CHI’s English Conversation Volunteers Abroad (ECVA) offers homestay programs in over 20 countries! As an English Conversation Volunteer (ECV) you can go almost anywhere and stay with a host

English Conversation Volunteer in Brazil

CHI English Conversational Volunteer Abroad participant Nuria Villalobos Ulate is having an amazing time tutoring English in Brazil.  Nuria is from Costa Rica but studied in the U.S. and works as a professional English teacher in Costa Rica. Nuria recently shared

ECVA Contest Winners!

Announcing the winners of the 2014 English Conversation Volunteers Abroad (ECVA) “I’ll Go Anywhere” Photo Contest: First place goes to: Jared Wisniewski for his photo taken from a sunrise hot air balloon ride in Turkey. Second place goes to: Tracy Orakpo for

Exchange Student Spends Three Months in Spain

Cornell University student Tyer Angulo is currently finishing up his 3-month English Conversation Volunteers Abroad (ECVA) program in Spain.  Tyler, 20-years old, was placed with two different families during his time in Spain.  He began his program in Madrid where

ECVA Participant Teaches English in the North of France

This summer 20-year old Ekei Eyo participated in CHI’s English Conversation Volunteers Abroad (ECVA) program.  Ekei, a Clemson University college student from South Carolina, spent 1-month in Nancy, France living with her host sister who was just a few years older

ECVA Participant Teaches English in Madrid, Spain

Kendall Wilson, age 19 from New Jersey, recently returned home after participating in CHI’s English Conversation Volunteers Abroad (ECVA) program for two-months.  Kendall lived with a host family in Madrid, Spain and tutored  her 3-year old host sister and 7-year old host

English Conversation Volunteers Abroad Program in the News

​Emmy-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter Greenberg recently featured CHI’s English Conversation Volunteers Abroad program​ (ECVA)​ on his ​website.  Peter is America’s most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist. Read what Peter had to say about CHI’s ECVA

Adventures Teaching English Abroad: First Stop – Brazil

CHI English Conversation Volunteers Abroad (ECVA) Program Manager Heidi Smith is spending one month in Brazil and Argentina as an ECVA participant.  Heidi is going to document her experience through the blog Lost in Translation.  For all of Heidi’s updates,

English Conversation Volunteers Abroad Facebook Contest Winner

CHI’s English Conversation Volunteers Abroad program recently held a Facebook contest offering individuals the chance to win a free one month stay abroad through ECVA’s “I’ll Go Anywhere” program.  The contest was very exciting and received quite a few entries.

ECVA Participant Testimonial

“My trip to France was amazing! Being an English Conversation Volunteer is the perfect way to experience a foreign country. I learned so much about French culture from my two host families and greatly improved my French through all the

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