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Japanese Exchange Students Tour Washington State

Japanese exchange students from Okinawa are currently spending three weeks sightseeing around Washington State as part of CHI’s Group Homestay Program.  The group consists of students ranging in age from 13-17 years old. They are staying with host families from Steilacoom,

Building Bridges Between Cultures Through Homestay

Building bridges between cultures, one family and one student at a time. That’s the heart of CHI’s Group Homestay Program. Since 1980, we’ve been bringing American families together with students from around the world to share exciting, memorable experiences for

Group Homestay Creates Lifelong Friendships

You may not think your life could change in just a few weeks, but with CHI’s Group Homestay Program it can. This program lets you experience what it is like to open your home, share your culture and create a

Japanese Students Share Cultures at Lompoc High School

CHI’s Group Homestay Program recently welcomed 28 Japanese high school exchange students and two teachers to Lompoc, CA.  The group visited Lompoc High School (LHS) where they were paired with current high school student for the day.  They attended classes

Japanese Exchange Students Visit for the Holidays

For the seventh year Japanese exchange students from Ibaraki Christian High School in Ibaraki, Japan (about 70 miles northeast of Tokyo) came to northern California for a holiday visit.  This large group stayed with host families in three cities, Lodi, Sacramento and Yuba City. In

New CHI Director of Academic Programs: Micki Lalonde

Please welcome Micki Lalonde as the new Director of Academic Programs. Micki started as a TC in 1990 when we operated CHI Canada. Soon she was handling AYP students as well. She became an APA in 1995, when she was

Japanese Exchange Student Bikes Across the U.S.

Three years ago Masaki Takisawa, from Japan, spent three-weeks in Keizer, OR with the Smedema family.  Masaki was part of CHI’s Group Homestay Program.  His trip to the U.S. came about when TOMODACHI and Coca-Cola partnered together and arranged a  homestay program for Japanese high school students from the

Japanese Exchange Students Visit Lakewood

The blurb below was shared on the Suburban Times website.  A group of CHI Group Homestay Program students took the time to visit Lakewood City Hall.  It looks like they had a great time!  Thank you to Lakewood City Hall

Chinese Exchange Students Visit the U.S. This Summer

Group Homestay Program was CHI’s very first program. It all started with a group of Japanese exchange students back in 1980. Since then, CHI has grown and evolved but our Group Homestay students are still near and dear to our heart.

Welcome 2015 Summer Group Homestay Participants

Each summer, CHI welcomes participants of our Group Homestay Program.  This program is a wonderful opportunity for students as well as host families. Students from Japan, China, Taiwan and a handful of other countries are now arriving to begin their two to four

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