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My American Experience – Living Like a Local

Short Term Enrichment Program participant Mengyi Lyu shares her experience living and volunteering in the U.S. this summer.  This is her American experience. It was a precious experience for me to participate in the international volunteer program in the United

American Welcome!

This is what an American welcome looks like! Welcome to the United States, high school exchange students! \\\\\\\\\\\\\\

Life in Alaska for High School Exchange Student

Victor Warnier, from Belgium, is a wonderful example of an amazing high school exchange student.  He is currently finishing up his CHI Academic Year Program in Craig, Alaska. Victor’s Academic Coordinator Pat Boyd says, “His excellence is contagious, he motivates his


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

Japanese Exchange Student Attends High School in the U.S.

Momoka Nakagawa, from Japan, has experienced both the CHI Academic Year Program as well as the Private High School Program. Momoka first attended her sophomore year at Petal High School in Mississippi. After going home to Japan, she returned 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

Japanese Exchange Students Explore Calaveras County

CHI’s Group Homestay Program was recently featured on the Calaveras Enterprise website.  Exchange students from Japan recently began a three-week stay in Northern California.  CHI has been bringing exchange students to Calaveras County for over 15 years.  The students are

Why Host an Exchange Student?

Have you ever wondered: “why host an exchange student?”  Are you curious if hosting would be right for your family?  One CHI host mom explains what hosting has meant for her and her family. “My husband and I have no

Ready to Learn About Another Culture?

Host an Exchange Student! Learn About Another Culture! CHI is currently looking for volunteer American host families for international exchange students, ages 15 – 18 years old for the upcoming school year or semester. These personable and academically select exchange students

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

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