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CHI Group Homestay Students visit TV Station CCTV

Salem, Oregon’s local public access television station, Capital Community Television (CCTV), recently featured a segment highlighting the experience of a number of CHI Group Homestay students.  Please enjoy the fun video!

CHI Founders Tom & Lilka Run into Departing Group Homestay Students

From Jenny Fouts, CHI Administrator from the State of Washington: “As we were putting some MNCC IEP (Intensive English Program) students through security at SeaTac airport, there were Tom and Lilka returning from their Alaska trip/conference.  Boy were they surprised

Group Homestay Program Host Family Testimonial

Below is a letter from first time host father Brad after saying goodbye to his family’s short-term exchange student. Wow, what a decision to take in a Japanese student. We were just out enjoying Kent Cornucopia Day and for some

Japanese Group Homestay Students Volunteer in Puget Sound

This summer CHI Group Homestay Students from Okinawa, Japan spent the day volunteering at the Pickering Garden in Issaquah, WA. The Pickering Garden is owned by the city of Issaquah and all of the food grown in the garden goes directly

CHI Helps Group Homestay Students Affected by Japan Tsunami Visit Oregon

This past summer, TOMODACHI and Coca-Cola partnered to arrange a three-week homestay program in the USA for Japanese high school students from the areas affected by last year’s earthquake and tsunami.  The program was conceived with the idea of helping young students who might have otherwise missed out on

Japan’s Keiwa High School Celebrates 30 Years with CHI

At the end of July, CHI co-founders Tom and Lilka Areton visited Sacramento, CA to take part in a special celebration.  This year is the 30th anniversary of Keiwa High School’s participation in CHI’s Group Homestay program.  Keiwa students have traveled to Academic Program Administrator Cathy Johnson’s territory

CHI Group Homestay Program Featured in the Los Banos Enterprise

Earlier this summer, CHI welcomed twenty-five Japanese exchange students to Los Banos, CA for a one-month stay. The group visited with local children and spent some time sharing their Japanese culture and teaching the children origami.  The group also traveled around the state, visiting the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Old Town

Group Homestay in the News

CHI’s Group Homestay program was recently featured in the North County Times. CHI Teacher Coordinator Sandy Williams took some time to talk about the group of Chinese students that will be visiting the Escondido area this summer. Check out the full article below.  Thanks Sandy, for all your

Become a Host Family – Short-Term Groups Arriving Summer 2012

Learn about another culture by hosting an international exchange student for 2-4 weeks. Open your home and heart and enjoy the rewarding and inspiring experience of hosting an exchange student this summer. View our arriving groups in California, Oregon and Washington!

Become a Host Family – Short-Term Groups Arriving Summer 2012

Learn about another culture by hosting an international exchange student for 2-4 weeks. Open your home and heart and enjoy the rewarding and inspiring experience of hosting an exchange student this summer. View our arriving groups in California, Oregon and Washington!

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