Congratulations to our 2020 high school exchange students who were recently included in their school graduations as honorary grads!
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Tag: Host Family
While this pandemic has been difficult for each of us personally, it is a global crisis that has greatly impacted exchange students from around the world. Imagine experiencing a global pandemic in another country away from your family and friends? Luckily, we have amazing host families that kept them safe and took care of them as their own children.
High school exchange student Mona, from France, should have been ending her time in the US making quintessential high school memories at graduation. But with traditional events cancelled this year, schools all over the country are working hard to find fun new ways to honor their graduates.
Although Belgian Academic Year Program (AYP) student Gilles Mascart’s program was cut short, he made the most of his time in the US and left a lasting impression on his host community in Alaska.
Blayne Matty, our Academic Year Program Area Program Administrator, and field staff trainer has been holding bi-weekly meetings for our national team of administrators and coordinators so that they can share ideas, laughs, and advice during this tragic crisis.
On November 23 CHI au pairs from all over the Washington DC Metro region celebrated International Au Pair Day 2019 by being a sponsor at the Rochambeau French International School’s French Winter Market in Bethesda, MD.
The Beaudoin family shares what it’s like to host an exchange student through CHI’s Private High School Program. Each year, we, the Beaudoin family, enjoy hosting two high school exchange students, one of them this school year is Matteo, from Italy. He came to us through the CHI’s Private High School Program and he attends San Luis Obispo High School.”
Nayama Mielle Lima, from Brazil, decided to become an au pair after graduating college with a degree in social sciences. It was her desire to experience a new culture, meet new people, travel and improve her English that led her to the program. While her first host family wasn’t a perfect match, she soon joined the Wilkinson family and started taking care of their two children, Oliver and Elias.
High school exchange students and host families recently spent the day visiting Spooner Farms in Washington.
Now that most of our 2019-2020 high school exchange students have arrived in the U.S. and are getting adjusted to their new lives, next up is a big welcome party!