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This is Group Homestay

CHI had a wonderful summer welcoming Group Homestay students from around the world.  They came to learn about life in the United States, practice their English skills, and share their cultures with American host families. This is Group Homestay: Building bridges

Dominican Exchange Student Impresses at Work

Dominican exchange student Cesar Castillo Castro spent his summer participating in CHI’s Work and Travel program.  Cesar worked at the Best Western in Ruidoso, New Mexico.  After completing his program Best Western General Manager Holly Bailey wrote to us to

Business Shares the Benefits of Work and Travel

After an exciting Work & Travel summer, we received a wonderful testimonial from Gale Force Rentals regarding one of our students, Weicai Xiong.  Weicai, who went by David made a big impact on their business this summer.  Read their letter below where Gale


Help CHI protect the J-1 programs from the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts.  According to this week’s Wall Street Journal article, the White House is developing plans to eliminate certain J-1 visa programs, including Summer Work Travel, Intern Trainee, Camp Counselor and Au

Celebrate J Day – August 7th

Celebrate J Day CHI is excited to participate in J Day, a nationwide celebration of J-1 international exchange! Each year, thousands of international students and professionals visit the United States on J-1 exchange visitor visas. These students, teachers, au pairs,

“Dare to Dream, Travel, Explore!”

  INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS: CAMP COUNSELORS CHI’s Camp Leaders Program allows you to experience the excitement of working in the great outdoors, while at the same time, make a difference in a child’s life! Gain valuable leadership experience in the role

Cultural Homestay International Welcomes First J-1 Visitor from Cuba

Cultural Homestay International Welcomes First J-1 Visitor from Cuba Cultural Homestay International (CHI) has welcomed its first J-1 participant from Cuba. Luis Chavez is participating in CHI’s Camp Leaders program. CHI’s administrator, Ivy Cohen, picked him up from New York’s JFK


The Trump administration released its FY2018 budget, which calls for an unprecedented cut of 28 percent to the Department of State. While we don’t know by what amount, it is clear that the administration will soon propose steep cuts to

Alaska Exchange Student Making Amazing Memories

Alaska exchange student Victor, from Belgium, is currently participating in CHI’s Academic Year Program.  Victor is living and attending high school in Craig, Alaska and he is having an amazing homestay program so far.  Since arriving in August he has been

100 Years of Nathan’s Famous, 10 Years of Work & Travel

The hot dog is an American institution right up there with baseball and apple pie. The quintessential American hot dog is undoubtedly Nathan’s Famous. While everyone knows the delicious flavor that allowed Nathan’s to earn its ‘Famous’ moniker, not everyone

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