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CHI Ambassadors: Impacting the Future of Cultural Diplomacy

CHI Ambassadors: Impacting the Future of Cultural Diplomacy Fourteen distinguished winners from Cultural Homestay International’s (CHI’s) Summer Work & Travel program, representing ten different countries, were chosen to participate in CHI’s Cultural Ambassador Award (CAA) conference, in Washington, DC.  The

Foreign Workers Learn Safety Law in Cape May County

Wildwood’s International Student Orientation Program (ISOP) welcomed exchange students in the U.S. for the summer. As part of the orientation, the students were introduced to local laws that promote their safety. The orientation included community members such as Urgent Care,

Exchange Visitor Creates Successful Custom Decorative Pillow Company

In 2010, Darya Modestova was just 19 years old.  She had just graduated from high school and was sweating through a hot summer in her hometown of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.  She had no work experience, but she was ambitious and wanted to do something that would help her succeed

Day Trip to Angel Island

CHI’s Work & Travel department spent a beautiful spring day exploring Angel Island.  Angel Island State Park is an island in the San Francisco Bay that you reach by taking a short ferry ride from San Francisco or Tiburon.  Angel Island

Community Support Group in Ogunquit, Maine

At the end of April, CHI hosted our first Community Support Group in Ogunquit, Maine.  Held at Anchorage Inn By the Sea, the goal was to discuss best practices for the Summer Work and Travel participants.  Michael James from the

3 Helpful Tips for a Successful Summer with J1 Students

Hello, Summer Employers! I am sure your J1’s are beginning to arrive in waves and your onboarding process is in full effect. Luckily, if you and your sponsor have prepared well in advance you know exactly what to expect and

Work & Travel Participant Returns as an Intern

Justin Castillo spent his school break in spring of 2015 participating in CHI’s Work and Travel program. Justin, from the Philippines, was working at Downtown Aquarium Houston where he had an amazing experience. He enjoyed it so much he has

Welcome to the New Era of Seasonal Hiring

Turnover is a major issue for many businesses.  And hiring for seasonal or part-time positions can be an even bigger challenge.  As your busy season approaches, you can feel stressed wondering who to find to fill these positions.  Will they

Work and Travel Participant Visits Lake Champlain Islands

Work & Travel participant Giuliano Cernada, from Argentina, recently visited the Lake Champlain Islands in Vermont. With 200 miles of shoreline to explore, “the Islands,” as they are commonly referred to offer gorgeous views, natural history and cultural heritage. Giuliano took

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