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Prince George, British columbia says sayonara to Japanese Exchange Students

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.

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20 Year Friendship Between Schools in Japan and the U.S.

For over 20 years, Japan’s Matsudo Kokusai High School and California’s Del Oro High School have been sister schools.  Each year about 20 Japanese exchange students travel to Del Oro’s hometown of Loomis, CA, and spend three weeks living with

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Making American Friends Through Group Homestay

On March 27th, an excited group of Japanese exchange students met their American host families for the first time. The group arrived in Arlington, WA as part of CHI’s Group Homestay Program. While they were tired from a long flight,

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Japanese Exchange Students Sing at California State Capitol

As soon as you walk through the doors of California’s State Capitol, you begin to experience California’s rich history.  The 19th-century granite building located in the heart of downtown Sacramento is where the past, present, and future of California come together. 

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Generations of Cultural Exchange

CHI Area Program Administrator Jennie Fouts has been living cultural exchange for many years.  She has a wonderful relationship with her host brother from Japan and they recently got their families together for a visit. “1970 – my parents hosted

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This is Group Homestay

CHI had a wonderful summer welcoming Group Homestay students from around the world.  They came to learn about life in the United States, practice their English skills, and share their cultures with American host families. This is Group Homestay: Building bridges

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High School Exchange Student Discovers Success in New Medium

Yui Hirata, from Japan, was excited to come to the United States and attend high school as part of CHI’s Academic Year Program.  She was placed with a host family in Puyallup, WA and attended Rogers High School.  Yui was

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Japanese High School Visits Sister School

Matsudo High School, from Japan. made a springtime visit to their sister school, Del Oro High School, in Loomis, CA. The school visits annually each spring for three weeks.  All of the host families have a child at the local

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