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Year Long Students Visit Yosemite

Academic Year Program students from California recently enjoyed a trip to beautiful Yosemite.  Six Academic Program Administrators gathered their students together at the amazing national park. Each group spent some time sightseeing though the park. In Mariposa Grove – The Fallen Monarch

Exchange Students Sightsee in Chicago

Tina Blackwell, from Tennessee, and Amy Hensley, from Illinois, recently took their Academic Year Program students to Chicago for a fun outing. They enjoyed a Rihanna concert, a Chicago Bulls game, some shopping and hung out in Millennium Park.

Host Family Letter: What is an Exchange Student?

An exchange student is someone who comes into your life when you least expect it and teaches you to trust that little voice inside you saying, “just do it!”. An exchange student is someone who teaches you to take a

CHI Attends San Diego Earth Fair

In April, CHI staff and participants attended the San Diego Earth Fair in Balboa Park. Academic Coordinators Sandi Castro, Frederic Hewett and Amanda Renfrow participated in the event. They were joined by host brother Andrew Proud-Madruga and participants Juan Sebastian

Italian Exchange Student Helps Dye Easter Eggs

Beatrice, from Italy, enjoys volunteering for her community. She recently colored and hid over 700 Easter eggs for the Port Orchard Fire Station’s annual Easter egg hunt in Washington. She later returned to cook and clean for the Easter morning

Exchange Student from Spain Shares Love for Host Sister

Academic Year Program student Irache Diez, from Spain, has spent the school year in Tennessee with 4 year old host sister Savannah.  Irache has been a wonderful big sister and recently shared this photo of the two with the message

Exchange Students Visit the Grand Canyon

CHI Academic Program Administrator Darla Cherry recently took a group of Academic Year Program students to the Grand Canyon.  Darla has always wanted to share the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon with her year-long students.  With the help of Academic Coordinators

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