A Day Together

A few weeks back the CHI Virginia group (7 exchange students, 4 host families, and a couple of the CHI staff) took a hike together. It was warm (I got a little sunburned), but our families had fun.  Getting to spend the day with our amazing big-hearted host families was awesome.  I felt pretty excellent…

“My big brother”

Sometimes I take to the streets (or farmers markets) to talk to people about hosting exchange students. One of our amazing local coffeeshops, Mudhouse, sometimes lets me set up a little table outside to talk to people and answer questions. While sitting outside Mudhouse, I heard a number of questions.  I get questions everywhere, but…

Students of 2016/2017

Let’s make this dream team’s dreams come true. Our Virginia team of academic coordinators has been assigned these wonderful young people to find volunteer host families for.  It’s important to me that we make good matches and find wonderful supportive host families for these guys to spend their exchange year with. I want everyone involved…