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5 Tips for Living with a Host Family in a Different Country

By Heidi Smith, World Explorers Program Manager  World Explorer Jim Ryan visited a mosque in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. 1. Embrace your host family’s culture and traditions Living with a host family allows you to see the world through the eyes of a

CHI Visits Local University for International Education Week

In honor of International Education Week (#IEW), the College of Marin hosted an event on November 14, 2018, to welcome their international students and to inspire American students to travel abroad. CHI’s World Explorers team had a table at the event to

You’ve Booked an International Flight, Now What?

  Here are 7 tips to help you plan your big adventure abroad:   1) Now that you know where you are going…do your homework! Research your destination to discover the top tourist attractions, museums, restaurants and cultural venues. Check

International Internships with CHI

CHI now offers exciting internship opportunities for American university students or recent graduates in various countries around the world. These programs allow you to gain experience in a professional work environment, learn a new language and culture, meet graduation requirements,

Volunteer and Explore the World!

Volunteering is an affordable way for people to see the world and make a difference. CHI’s World Explorers program offers meaningful volunteer opportunities in various countries around the world where volunteers become part of a local community and give back

A Year-Long Adventure in France

Calvin experiencing Chinese New Year in France Calvin Lee is 34-years-old and comes from Vancouver, Canada, where he worked as a piano teacher and as an accountant. He decided to take a break from his normal routine and embark on

10 Perfect Days in Nicaragua

Did you know that Nicaragua is only a 2 hour and 45-minute flight from Texas? Follow our World Explorer’s Program Manager, Heidi Smith on her recent trip to Central America. Day 1 I took the red-eye flight out of San

5 Things Americans Need to Know When Traveling to Europe

Thinking about planning a big trip to Europe? Make sure you know the visa regulations before you go!   Traveling to Europe after graduation from high school or college can serve as a rite of passage for American youth. Taking

Visit Exciting Destinations as a World Explorer

As a World Explorer, you can go to over 20 countries and stay with a host family for one, two or three months. The World Explorers program allows everyone, even budget travelers, to experience the excitement of living abroad. We

Italian Summer Camp in Northern Italy

Two CHI World Explorers had the opportunity to work at an Italian Summer Camp. After a two-day orientation in Torino, the girls were taken up to the camp, which is located in the beautiful mountain village of Bardonecchia in northern

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