Cultural Homestay International is a non-profit educational Sponsor founded in 1980 by Tom and Lilka Areton.

CHI is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1980 by Tom and Lilka Areton. CHI’s Mission is to promote international understanding and goodwill through people-to-people exchanges. We believe that the best way to build bridges of friendship and trust among people is to experience directly each other’s customs, languages, and values. To live, study or work together leads to a transformational experience of acceptance and genuine affection.


The Work and Travel program was designed to offer international students an opportunity to explore U.S. culture while gaining valuable work experience. Cultural enrichment for each participant is a mandatory part of the program and one that CHI takes seriously. By the end of this short program, participants will not only have work experience but they will have had a chance to truly experience all that the U.S. has to offer.


We are glad that we have managed to fulfill our mission towards you and support your development and affirmation. We are grateful for your effort to participate in the extraordinary Work And Travel Program offered by CAEP Center For American Exchange Programs and CHI Cultural Homestay International Sponsor. This Summer will be unique to you and this because of the experience you will have, this will be a real challenge 🙂 … You will travel to an extraordinary country, will work at a job for which you will be remunerated and appreciated as an American citizen, will communicate a lot in English, make new friends and … many, many other interesting things … To be well-prepared click on the links below!




255 West End Avenue, San Rafael
CA, 94901, USA


+1 415 459 5397


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