Expand Your World!
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Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador Youth Ambassadors, September 19-30: 13 students, 2 adult mentors
Pan-Africa Youth Leadership: Group III Oct 2-10, 24 Youth, 2 Adults (French speaking)
International Visitor Leadership Program: If you are interested in meeting with these visitors professionally and/or socially for meals in your home, please contact Maria Krasinski (312) 254-1800 x102 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Delegations from Afghanistan, Algeria, China, France, Russia and others read more...
Mission Statement: WorldChicago’s mission is to facilitate professional and personal interactions for international leaders during official visits to Chicago; to enhance respect and communication through international exchanges and alliances; and to promote the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois, and Cook County as important centers of business and culture.
WorldChicago hosts events, programs and meetings for over 1000 international delegates each year. Our Education Initiative brings many of these delegates into Chicago classrooms providing local students with unique international exchanges and experiences. WorldChicago offers Chicago-area citizens ways to be involved, including professional hosting, expertise sharing and social dinner-hosting. We offer full-day cultural experiences; home stay hosting; the opportunity to attend WorldChicago events to network and meet other internationally-minded Chicagoans. We also offer interesting and meaningful mentoring, internship, and volunteer opportunities. WorldChicago is a non-profit organization that achieves these goals through federal government and private programs and individual donations. More About Us
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WorldChicago is a nonprofit organization that organizes professional and cultural exchange programs for U.S. Department of State and other federal government-sponsored international visitors. WorldChicago seeks college students, graduate students, and recent grads with an interest in international affairs to fill various volunteer internship roles on a full or part-time basis for 3 to 4 months.
Applicants must possess excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Research, event planning, marketing, and social media experience a plus. Internships are unpaid, but WorldChicago is able to offer course credit.
Internships follow three primary tracks: International Programs, Youth Programs, and Events & Outreach
To apply for an internship, please submit a current resume and one-page cover letter (Word or PDF) that addresses why you are applying for the internship; your relevant experience; which internship category you would prefer to work in; and the skills or experience you are most interested in gaining through the internship.
NEW! Globally Engaged Series
WorldChicago is pleased to present the inaugural year of the Globally Engaged Series. The Globally Engaged Series provides participants with a behind-the-scenes tour, lecture, or presentation from an expert on diverse topics that explore Chicago’s unexpected — or unnoticed — international outreach. read more..
Individual Tickets: $125
Zooniverse: Worldwide Crowdsourced Citizen Science - Adler Planetarium
Thursday, August 21
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Indulge in Italy
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Tre Soldi Trattoria, 212 East Ontario Street
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ticket Prices: $125 & $75 (35 and under) Young Professional
Discover International Chicago Tour and Tasting
in partnership with Chicago Cultural Alliance
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Puerto Rico and Ukraine
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Individual Tickets: $20
Max Capacity: 13
John Zogby Event! Tuesday, September 23, 2014
WorldChicago & Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
John Zogby, Pollster and Author, The First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing Our Millennial Generation
Ticket Price: $30.00 (limited seating available)
WorldChicago participants in Department of State exchange programs, please be sure to register with the Department of State's International Exchange Alumni Website and complete WorldChicago's Visitor Program Survey.
WorldChicago professional meeting hosts please be sure to complete our brief Program Survey.
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Watch the video above. WorldChicago's Sports & Disabilities Exchange between Chicago and Brazil -The Path to the Paralympics! Sponsored by US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Link to the story above. ABC NEWS "WorldChicago hosts Brazilian athletes with disabilities"
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