The Internship & Training Programs

Cultural Homestay International’s Internship & Training Programs are a practical “on-the-job” training in an American business for overseas university students and young professionals. The program bridges the participant’s course of study to their career development objectives. While participants gain practical knowledge in their specialized fields, the American staff gains international cultural and business awareness. The participants not only gain valuable insight into American business methods and practices, they immerse themselves into American society and culture.

Why CHI?

  • 24/7 support for both participant and employer
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wide selection of jobs and locations
  • Efficient operations 
  • Reliable and responsive team 
  • Strong belief in the value of cultural exchange

Differences Between Internship and Training

Which program can you apply for? We get that question all the time and the answer is in the comparison table below. Pick the scenario (a row) that best fits you. Then, look for the green checkmark(s) on the right. You are eligible for the program(s) marked in green.

Duration of the Program in months1218
Participant must be enrolled in a degree or post secondary academic institution
Participant must be graduated within 12 months of the program start date
Participant must have at least 5 years of work experience without a degree
Participant must have a degree and at least 1 year of work experience outside the U.S.

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For Employers

Consider the many benefits of welcoming an educated and motivated international intern to your business. Your young overseas professional will quickly become a valuable member of your team while benefitting from a cross-pollination of ideas and learning a new culture. In turn, your staff will benefit from being exposed to your intern’s culture and having the chance to see a different perspective.

For Participants

Consider the many benefits of the CHI Internship, Training, Hospitality, and Agriculture programs. Offering practical experience in an American host business, our programs give you a chance to put your skills, knowledge, and training to work in your chosen field. In the process you will gain an in-depth understanding of American business, society and culture.

For Partners

Do you want to help change the world for the better? CHI partners put our mission of promoting international understanding, friendship, and goodwill through cultural exchange into action by recruiting participants from top universities for the Internship, Training, Hospitality, and Agriculture programs.