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5 Tips on How to ‘Get Out There’ Safely

We are relieved to see the progress in the fight against COVID-19. With early signs that the infection curve has improved in many places, cities are gradually starting to open back up. Summer is right around the corner and we are ready for it!

Story with a Smile

CHI’s Story with a Smile: Myrtle Beach Heroes

Across the country, CHI Work and Travel team members wake up every day, grab a cup of coffee and dive into their email inboxes from their homes in search for updates on ongoing processes, providing responses and assistance to those who need support.


Black Sea Beach Cleanup in Ukraine

CHI’s Jessica Pennewell recently visited Ukraine to meet with prospective Work and Travel participants. While there, Jessica and Ruslan, from our partner organization Youth Exchanges Center Dba BULATGROUP, arranged the next of our 40 Acts of Kindness Around the World: a Black Sea beach cleanup. Jessica shares her unforgettable experience.

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.

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.

Work Experience Programs

2019 National Summer Work & Travel Community Support Group Summit

CHI representatives attended the 4th Annual National Community Support Group (CSG)
Summit in Branson, MO. The CSG Summit engaged communities, businesses, civic leaders, and designated sponsors across the U.S. to learn and build on the best practices for the Summer Work & Travel (SWT) program participants.

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.

Au Pair


We were so impressed by all of the Cultural Ambassador Award submissions that we decided to select 16 winners.

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