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CHI in the News: Flight 93 Trek

In September CHI Academic Year Program participant Shuri Sotohara, from Japan, took part in an event called Flight 93 Trek.  A small group made a 93 mile trip by foot from the Soldiers and Sailors Museum in Pittsburgh to the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel.

Five Years of Friendship, Travel and Joy

Jana Müller, from Germany, participated in CHI’s Academic Year Program as a high school exchange student five years ago.  Jana stayed with the Yaptangco family in San Diego, CA.  She had an amazing experience and became so close with her host

Illinois Host Families Welcome High School Exchange Students

CHI host families are the backbone of the CHI Academic Year Program (AYP). By volunteering and opening their home and heart to the world’s young people, they are donating an uncommon gift: an offer of friendship, a willingness to share themselves

Host Family Spotlight – The Major Family

CHI has many wonderful host families.  Families that go above and beyond to make their exchange student part of the family. We are so grateful and know that programs like Group Homestay, Academic Year Program and CHI Au Pair USA, would

Exchange Student Family Ties

If you have ever hosted an exchange student you know just how hard it can be to say goodbye.  This picture captures that emotional moment, as Host Dad Joe says goodbye to his exchange student for 10 months, and son

Chinese High School Exchange Student Graduation Speech

Past CHI Academic Year Program participant Zhenglin Yu, from China, recently graduated from Sant Bani School, in Sanbornton, NH.  All graduating seniors are asked to write a graduation speech.  Zhenglin was kind enough to share his speech with us.  His speech

Extraordinary High School Exchange Student from Spain

We will soon say goodbye to our 2014-2015 CHI high school exchange students. Before we do, we want to spotlight one extraordinary young lady Maria Hernandez Castro, from Spain.  Maria is living in Hanahan, SC with the Futch family who

Host a High School Exchange Student!

Are you ready to become a CHI host family? Host a high school exchange student!  Students from around the world are coming to America for the 2015/2016 school year! Students are 15-18 years old and attend your local high school

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