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Academic Year Program Student Places in Art Contest

CHI AYP student Ekin Cifter spent this past school year in Napa, California, attending Napa’s New Technology High.  Before she left, Ekin, a junior, wanted to try her hand at the Napa County Agricultural Crop Report cover art contest.  She’s always been interested in drawing

Academic Year Program Student Crafts a Patriotic Thank You

Before her time in the United States ended, Mongolian Academic Year Program student Ninjin found a creative way to show how much she had enjoyed being here.  Ninjin, and her host mom Marlys, sewed an American flag quilt as a present for her host dad,

Academic Year Program Students Visit San Francisco

A group of Academic Year Program students from the Sacramento area enjoyed three beautiful days touring San Francisco, CA. They visited the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, and more.  The pictures they took show just how much fun everyone

Academic Year Program 2012-2013 Kick Off

As we enter the Spring, Academic Program Administrators (APAs) all over the country are preparing to find host families for our 2012-2013 Academic Year students. Recently, APAs from Oregon and Washington got together at the Vineyard Portal in Vancouver, WA to

Academic Year Program Students Visit Los Angeles

CHI Area Administrator Dorothy Whitefield recently accompanied a group of 48 Academic Year Program students on a trip to Los Angeles, CA.  The high school students were excited to spend time in the famous city they had all heard of, but

Homestays Create Lifelong Friendships

Jennie with Kazuhiro CHI Area Administrator Jennie Fouts from Washington knows first hand the lifelong friendships that can be formed by hosting a foreign exchange student. In 1970 Jennie gained a host brother when her family welcomed Kazuhiro from Japan. Forty

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