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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
CHI has nominated local community organizer Kathy Winfree of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the 2019 Outstanding Leadership Award to be presented at the upcoming Community Support Group (CSG) Summit to be held in Branson, Missouri on November 12-14, 2019.
We were so impressed by all of the Cultural Ambassador Award submissions that we decided to select 16 winners.
Summer is almost here and our Work and Travel participants are starting to arrive! A group of participants recently landed in Houston where they received a warm welcome from the Downtown Aquarium where they will be working this summer. They
“I have always been actively involved in my own governance. Rather than passively complying with the status quo, I question how could the situation be improved and subsequently take action to tackle pressing issues.” Lauren Rosegreen, from the United Kingdom,
“My heart and passion is what drives me and I like to believe I am a successful leader due to this. It doesn’t matter where I am, being kind, caring and determined are the key ingredients to success and I