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Welcome to Washington Japanese Students!

Ten students from near Kagoshima, Japan arrived recently for an Intensive English Program to help them prepare for 10 months in an American high school as part of CHI’s Academic Year Program. Olympia, Washington host families anxiously awaited their students

Group Homestay Creates Lifelong Friendships

You may not think your life could change in just a few weeks, but with CHI’s Group Homestay Program it can. This program lets you experience what it is like to open your home, share your culture and create a

Japanese Exchange Student Joins Baseball Team

Japanese exchange student Kyosuke Yoshiwara sets up to hit one out of the park! Kyosuke is currently participating in CHI’s Academic Year Program and plays for his high school baseball team, the Paso Robles Bearcats.  

Japanese Exchange Students Visit for the Holidays

For the seventh year Japanese exchange students from Ibaraki Christian High School in Ibaraki, Japan (about 70 miles northeast of Tokyo) came to northern California for a holiday visit.  This large group stayed with host families in three cities, Lodi, Sacramento and Yuba City. In

CHI in the News: Flight 93 Trek

In September CHI Academic Year Program participant Shuri Sotohara, from Japan, took part in an event called Flight 93 Trek.  A small group made a 93 mile trip by foot from the Soldiers and Sailors Museum in Pittsburgh to the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel.

Japanese Exchange Student Bikes Across the U.S.

Three years ago Masaki Takisawa, from Japan, spent three-weeks in Keizer, OR with the Smedema family.  Masaki was part of CHI’s Group Homestay Program.  His trip to the U.S. came about when TOMODACHI and Coca-Cola partnered together and arranged a  homestay program for Japanese high school students from the

Welcome 2015 Summer Group Homestay Participants

Each summer, CHI welcomes participants of our Group Homestay Program.  This program is a wonderful opportunity for students as well as host families. Students from Japan, China, Taiwan and a handful of other countries are now arriving to begin their two to four

CHI Group Homestay Program Family Testimonial

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to host an exchange student from another country?  Read one family’s experience hosting through CHI’s Group Homestay Program. I live in Northern California and I have hosted 11 girls from Japan and China

Host a Short-Term Exchange Student this Spring or Summer!

Learn about another culture by hosting an international exchange student for 2-4 weeks!  Groups are coming to California, Oregon and Washington this spring and summer. We have students coming from China, Japan and some European countries. They attend English conversation classes right in your community

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