CHI’s Group Homestay Program welcomed two new groups of students on July 11th. The pair of groups, consisting of boys and girls ages 14-17, both hail from Chongqing, China, and are staying with host families in the Seattle area communities of Port Orchard and Poulsbo, Washington.
The two groups will each be here for just over three weeks and are looking forward to a fun-filled time in America. Highlights of the planned agenda include trips to Mt. Rainier National Park, a Native American reservation, the Microsoft Museum and the University of Washington. The participants are also excited to see the Pacific Ocean, as back home they live inland, and have never before had the opportunity to see the ocean. Of course they’ll also spend some time in downtown Seattle, and will enjoy a grand finale detour to Southern California and Disneyland before heading home.
Everyone at CHI would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to those who made this Group Homestay placement possible, especially all of the wonderful host families who have truly opened their doors to the world. The students have already begun to make great new memories in America.