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Tips and Tricks for Your Next Hiking Adventure – Updated

Hiking is a fun and affordable activity that is good for the body and mind.  Go with friends, explore and see something new.  Whether you are a beginner or an expert, here are some tips and tricks to help you on your next hike.

Travel Abroad

One World Explorer Remains in Russia during the Quarantine

Gideon Foley joined CHI’s World Explorers program to be a Teacher’s Assistant in Russia this past February. He was supposed to return in April, but his flight was cancelled due to a travel ban brought on by COVID-19.

Gideon is still not sure when he will be able to return home to Canada, but he is making the most of it by spending quality time with his hosts and teaching English online.

Work Experience Programs

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.

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