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HOMESTAY HOSTS NEEDED

Expand Your World!

Host a visitor in your home this summer.

(read more about all the programs)

AUGUST

China Youth Leadership Program: Exploring Community Through Arts: Aug 12-23 -10 students

OCTOBER

Pan-Africa Youth Leadership: Group III Oct 2-10, 24 Youth, 2 Adults (French speaking)

SEPTEMBER

Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador Youth Ambassadors, September 19-30: 13 students, 2 adult mentors

YEAR-ROUND

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 mkrasinski@worldchicago.org. Delegations from Afghanistan, Algeria, China, France, Russia and others read more...

 

ABOUT US

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.

2013 Annual Report Click Here!

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

2014 Board of Directors

2013-14 Corporate Donors and Sponsors

INTERN-VOLUNTEER-HOST

Click Below To See A Video About Homestay Hosting

Youth Leadership Homestay Host Program

Internships at WorldChicago

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.

Details on specific internships...

Volunteer Application Form -Volunteer Opportunities with International Visitor

 

 

EVENTS

For More Information and to Purchase Tickets go to the Events Page...

Register NOW For 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 more information coming soon..

Coffee Conversation with Jovenes en Accion -Youth Leadership Delegation from Mexico

Friday, August 1, 2014

12:00-1:30 pm

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St., Chicago, IL

Tickets: $15.00 for non members or  Free for members with registration

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

STAY CONNECTED

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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LINK TO VIDEO

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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