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.”
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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!
“I really had a great time here and appreciate everyone for what they have done. I hope I can hold this cherish this memory forever.”
Japanese exchange students from Kirishima, Japan recently spent a few weeks visiting their Sister City Sonora, CA where they lived with host families and learned about American culture.
This is what an American welcome looks like! Welcome high school exchange students! We are so happy you are here!
CHI has been welcoming Japanese exchange students to Prince George, British Columbia since 1992. Over the last 27 years, approximately 1,000 students and more than 60 teachers from Japan have visited Prince George and some of the volunteer CHI families have been hosting for a decade or more.
Being a seasoned Host Mom and a Local CHI Coordinator, Christina Busso can probably write a short story novel. Christina has been a coordinator with CHI Au Pair for over six years. She has also been a host mom to 13 Au Pairs (and counting!).
“For me, one of the best things about being an Au Pair is the fact that you get the chance to have a whole new life, it’s like a new you.”