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Class of 2020 Honorary Graduates!

Congratulations to our 2020 high school exchange students who were recently included in their school graduations as honorary grads!

Educational Programs

Meet Nico from France

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.

Educational Programs

American Graduation During Quarantine

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.

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High School Exchange Student Makes Lasting Impression

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.

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CHI Working from Home

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.

Educational Programs

What it’s like to host an Italian exchange student

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.”

Au Pair

Her Experience as an au pair brought her courage, persistence, patience and love

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.

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Exchange Student Welcome Party in New England

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!

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