The best way to learn about another country is to experience it! Spend three, five or ten months attending high school in another country. There is a host family waiting just for you! Live as a member of a family and become an active participant in the school and community. Your new family and school will help you develop a deep understanding of their country. Being an exchange student offers you the chance to make life-long friendships and offers you a new view of the world and your role in it.
For over 36 years, CHI has been developing exchange programs. Why? CHI wants businesses, hosting families and young Americans to share their values, their love and their freedom with foreigners. CHI also wants foreigners to share their culture, values, skills and life experiences with Americans. We believe this to be the best way to promote trust and understanding among nations and to build a more prosperous, peaceful world.
CHI's talented, hands-on and caring staff strive to ensure you will have the experience of a lifetime.
CHI is a leader in educational and cultural exchange since 1980. Over the years and through our various exchange programs, we have positively affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of families.
CHI only works with partners that share the same philosophy about student exchange we hold dear and that offer the same high level of support and care we provide.
High School Abroad allows students to choose their destination country. The multitude of options is one of the benefits CHI offers.
After you arrive in the destination country, our support goes on! You will:
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|Is it Included?|
|Immigration and visa documents|
|Pre-departure orientation and cultural information about hosting country|
|Medical insurance, liability insurance and travel insurance|
|Round trip transportation from closest international airport|
|Homestay, including room and board|
|Placement in accredited high school|
|Local coordinator to support you in your host country|
|Fees for visa and passport applications|
|School expenses such as books, uniforms (if required), lab fees, lunches purchased at school etc.|
|Monthly spending money for personal items and activities|
We believe student exchange is important! And because CHI values the families who have hosted students in our Academic Year Program, we want to help you give your children the same exciting educational experience overseas.
CHI will provide a $1000 discount on a full academic year High School Abroad Program or $500 for a semester abroad program to students whose families are currently hosting or who have hosted for CHI’s Academic Year Program within the past 3 years.
No, there are hosting countries with no language requirement.
You may go during your final semester of high school. There are other program choices for high school graduates. Perhaps CHI’s World Explorers program would be just perfect for you.
You will receive information about your host family as soon as the “match” is made. Do not expect it earlier than 8 weeks before departure. It may come sooner but often does not. It is better to be prepared for this waiting period.
This educational experience will assist your child with their future plans. College and university officials are impressed by cultural exposure and advanced language skills. Students who participate in an exchange program are valued for initiative and their ability to adapt. Your child’s sense of adventure, courage and intellectual achievements gained will benefit them for a lifetime.
With CHI, you and your student are in excellent hands. All administrative staff have hosted foreign students themselves, traveled extensively, and worked with young people as counselors and coordinators. Extreme care is taken to place your child in a safe environment with a wonderful family and typical high school. Academic Counselors abroad will provide your child with assistance and advice to support them in a successful exchange experience along with 24 hour emergency coverage.