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Letter to My Host Dad – Why Hosting is Awesome!

This is why hosting is awesome!  In July host dad JD celebrated his birthday.  He received a wonderful message from his past high school exchange student Bjarne.   JD and his wife Jennie hosted Bjarne, from Germany, in 2015/2016.  Here

From a European Village, to Film Maker in Small-Town Missouri

In 2013 Thomas Romainville traveled from a small European village in Belgium to southwest Missouri to attend high school through CHI’s Academic Year Program.  He said goodbye to his hometown of just under 700 people and made new friends in Seymour,

Host a High School Exchange Student this Fall!

There is still time to host a high school exchange student this fall. Students from around the world are coming to America for the 2017-2018 school year! Students are 15-18 years old and attend your local high school for a semester or

Concord Exchange Student Destination

Loic Servais came from Belgium and was immersed in American culture through CHI’s Academic Year Program.  Loic did not know what to expect when he arrived in Concord, NH last August but he ended up having a wonderful year.  He

Farewell High School Exchange Students

Summer means it is time to say goodbye to our high school exchange students.  They come to the U.S. for five or ten months on CHI’s Academic Year Program.  They live with a host family, make friends and create memories

Gratitude from Spain

CHI received this lovely thank you letter from a very happy natural mother in Spain expressing her appreciation for the care of her son during his Academic Year Program. Gratitude from Spain I would like to start by saying that

High School Exchange Student Helps in Katrina Rebuilding

Headlines in Belgium noted Hurricane Katrina, but it quickly passed from the news in Europe. Little did Loïc Servais, a native of Chantemelle, Belgium, know that a dozen years after the storm he would be seeing first-hand what is still

Academic Year Program Spring Retreat

CHI Academic Year Program participants went on their annual spring retreat to Devils Lake near Lincoln City, Oregon.  Over 60 high school exchange students joined from 17 different countries.  Everyone had a great time sharing culture, putting on a talent

High School Exchange Students Visit Nation’s Capital

CHI high school exchange students recently took a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit our nation’s capitol.  There is still time to welcome a high school exchange student this fall. (  Visit our website to learn more:  

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