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Work and Travel Brings Argentina to Iowa

Belen Vazquez and Ariadna Aranda, from Argentina, have embraced their time in the US as participants in CHI’s Work and Travel program. Upon arrival, they immediately set out to explore their host community of Des Moines, Iowa. They toured the city, visited the capitol building, and attended some local sporting events. It was a great start, but the friends still wanted to do more.

Gap Year
Travel Abroad

3 Benefits of Taking a Gap Year

Have you ever imagined yourself teaching English to a classroom of Chilean children? What about helping a conservation group save elephants and jungles in Thailand? Have you ever wanted to intern with a French marketing firm? Or maybe you just want to backpack from one side of the world to another? If any of these sounds appealing to you, good! That’s the beauty of taking a gap year, there’s a nearly infinite amount of possibilities for you to explore!

Travel Abroad

12 things I learned about Jamaica

Michelle Riaz recently traveled to Jamaica to meet prospective Work and Travel participants. While there she learned about Jamaica and experienced new things. Here are 12 things she learned while in Jamaica.

Travel Abroad

10 things: USA vs the world | The Balkans

On a recent trip to Bulgaria and Montenegro, Kelly noticed some interesting cultural differences between the US and the countries she visited. Here is what she observed.

Au Pair

Au Pair plans 27-day road trip across the us

Alina Derickx, from the Netherlands, has made a point to explore as much of the US as possible during her Au Pair program. Last year she went on a 10-day cross country road trip driving through Virginia, New York and Chicago. This year she is planning a 27-day road trip that will cover 7,200 miles!

Travel Abroad

How to Apply for a US Passport

Have you always dreamed of visiting another country but just aren’t sure where to start? Don’t worry, you are not alone. You may be surprised to hear that only 36 percent of Americans actually have a passport.

Work Experience Programs

Stories from Peru

Story by Kamilla SilinaWork and Travel Department I recently returned from an inspiring job fair in Peru, where I met enthusiastic Work and Travel participants who will come to the U.S. in just a few months for the winter season.

Educational Programs

Is San Francisco on Your Travel List?

These lucky high school exchange students from Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Belgium and Germany spent a fun-filled weekend in the City by the Bay with their local CHI coordinator.   After visiting the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, they went shopping in

Travel Abroad

5 Things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

What are your current travel plans?  Is Lisbon on your travel list?  Here are 5 fun things to do in Lisbon, Portugal.   1. Praca de Comercio and Rua Augusta Arch Check out the many popular attractions and shopping at

Travel Abroad

American Visits 154 Countries in 3 Years

Kendrick never imagined he would have been to 154 countries in the first 25 years of his life. Here he is in the Faroe Islands in 2018. Kendrick Sharp participated in Cultural Homestay International’s World Explorers program in 2015. He

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