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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


From Wisconsin to Ecuador. My Travel Story

Written by Jodi Blank, Midwest Regional Service Manager, CHI Work & Travel Program The word travel. It can mean so many things. To some, it’s a quick trip to see relatives just a few short hours away. To some its a jaunt to a

Travel Abroad

Study Abroad in Spain

American high school exchange student Waverly Seale, from Portland, Oregon spent an amazing semester living and attending school in Spain.  Waverly shares her experience. I have had the amazing opportunity to live in the south of Spain for the second half

Travel Abroad

International Education Week: Reasons You Should Study Abroad

Experience a new culture – Studying abroad is a unique opportunity to actually live in another culture, not simply be a tourist. As a student, you will have the opportunity to experience the traditions, culture, and society from the inside. Earn

Travel Abroad

10 Independent Bookstores You Should Visit

One of the best ways to discover what a city has to offer is to take some time to explore the places that aren’t on the tourist maps.  Local neighborhood shops, restaurants, and bookstores are often the social and cultural

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