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Exchange Students in Brazil Prepare to Come to the US

Exchange students in Brazil recently completed their Academic Year Program orientation and are excited to travel to the U.S. in a few months. There is still time to welcome a 2019/2020 high school exchange student. Hosting changes and enriches your life forever!

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Seeing the World Through Hosting

For the past six years Sandra Santagata, her husband John, and their two children have hosted exchange students through CHI. The family continues to host because they truly love the experience.  “We as a family have learned and grown so

Educational Programs

Graduating After Four Years at a U.S. High School

April Lee, from South Korea, is about to graduate from Mission College Prep High School in San Luis Obispo, CA. After four years in a U.S. high school, April says, “I learned and grew up so much while I was

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Creating Family Bonds Through Hosting

When you host an exchange student, you gain a new family member. No one knows this better than six-year-old Brayden Daugherty. When Brayden was recently assigned a school project to make a family tree he said, “Mom, make sure you

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Making American Friends Through Group Homestay

On March 27th, an excited group of Japanese exchange students met their American host families for the first time. The group arrived in Arlington, WA as part of CHI’s Group Homestay Program. While they were tired from a long flight,

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What it’s Really Like to Host an Exchange Student

“Our homestay was filled with sharing thoughts, language, food preparations and fun times. We learned from each other and the growth in the girls was noticeable by the end of the month. They became more confident with their English communication

Travel Abroad

Study Abroad in Spain

American high school exchange student Waverly Seale, from Portland, Oregon spent an amazing semester living and attending school in Spain.  Waverly shares her experience. I have had the amazing opportunity to live in the south of Spain for the second half

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Volunteering in the U.S.

CHI Short Term Enrichment Program participant Gang Li Bruce learned a lot about life in the U.S. while living in Dover, NH and volunteering at a children’s museum.  Gang shares his experience during his one month stay.   “I have learned a lot

Work Experience Programs

Cultural Ambassador From Ukraine Makes Voice Heard

Anastasiia Plokha (front row, third from left) shares her J-1 experience with university students. Work & Travel participant Anastasiia Plokha from Ukraine was one of the fourteen distinguished young people selected as a CHI Cultural Ambassador Award (CAA) winner in

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