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CHI in the News: Flight 93 Trek

In September CHI Academic Year Program participant Shuri Sotohara, from Japan, took part in an event called Flight 93 Trek.  A small group made a 93 mile trip by foot from the Soldiers and Sailors Museum in Pittsburgh to the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel.

Five Years of Friendship, Travel and Joy

Jana Müller, from Germany, participated in CHI’s Academic Year Program as a high school exchange student five years ago.  Jana stayed with the Yaptangco family in San Diego, CA.  She had an amazing experience and became so close with her host

Illinois Host Families Welcome High School Exchange Students

CHI host families are the backbone of the CHI Academic Year Program (AYP). By volunteering and opening their home and heart to the world’s young people, they are donating an uncommon gift: an offer of friendship, a willingness to share themselves

Host Family Spotlight – The Major Family

CHI has many wonderful host families.  Families that go above and beyond to make their exchange student part of the family. We are so grateful and know that programs like Group Homestay, Academic Year Program and CHI Au Pair USA, would

High School Exchange Students Graduate

Congratulations to all of our high school exchange students that have recently graduated from American high schools.  What an amazing accomplishment!  We have loved having you as part of the CHI family and wish you nothing but the best in

Extraordinary High School Exchange Student from Spain

We will soon say goodbye to our 2014-2015 CHI high school exchange students. Before we do, we want to spotlight one extraordinary young lady Maria Hernandez Castro, from Spain.  Maria is living in Hanahan, SC with the Futch family who

Host a High School Exchange Student!

Are you ready to become a CHI host family? Host a high school exchange student!  Students from around the world are coming to America for the 2015/2016 school year! Students are 15-18 years old and attend your local high school

High School Exchange Students Visit Seattle

Each year Academic Program Administrators LuCinda Mountifield and Jennie Fouts take a large group of Academic Year Program (AYP) participants, host families and Academic Coordinators to Seattle for a day of sightseeing and holiday shopping.  This year they had about 110 people join including

Host a High School Exchange Student this Fall

Have you considered hosting a high school exchange student? There are still students waiting to be placed for this next school year! Denise Lee, CHI’s Developing Academic Program Administrator in South Carolina made this wonderful video that really captures the

Yosemite: A Memorable Exchange Student Weekend

Before the school year ended and our CHI high school exchange students returned home, CHI Academic Program Administrators organized one last event – a special trip to Yosemite National Park.  Seven Program Coordinators from California and Nevada joined together with their exchange

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