The professional program participants are in meetings or internships all day during the week, spending time with host families primarily during evenings and weekends.
ADULT HOMESTAY HOST OPPORTUNITIES
Open World Leadership Program - 6 Journalists from Burytia, Russia
June 21 - 25, 2013
Spain - 25 Science Teachers studying at Roosevelt University
June 29 through July 29, 2013
Kazakhstan - 10 Heathcare Professionals
July 26 - August 16, 2013
YOUTH HOMESTAY HOST OPPORTUNITIES
United Kingdom: Youth Dialogue
Mexico Jóvenes en Acción (Youth in Action)
July 19–August 3
Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program
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
WorldChicago accepts internship application on a rolling basis. WorldChicago seeks undergraduate/graduate students from various fields of study who have an interest in international affairs to fill various volunteer/internship roles on a part-time basis for a time-frame of 3-4 months. All interns must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Internships are unpaid, but WorldChicago is able to offer course credit. Additionally, interns may attend several special events and seminars at a reduced cost or at no charge. Details on how to apply...
WorldChicago Coffee Conversations Series
"Reporting from Buryatia"
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor Millennium Park Room, Chicago, IL 60602
WorldChicago will host a public forum for 6 delegates from the Buryatia Region of Russia (bordering Mongolia) coming to Chicago on the Open World program through the Library of Congress. The Russian Federation is divided into 83 constituent units and the Republic of Buryatia represents a non-Russian ethnicity, or ethnic constituency. All delegates have extensive professional experience in the field of journalism in Buryatia--at newspapers, TV news stations, and radio stations--and are here to learn about journalism and mass media in Chicago. At this forum, delegates will discuss their experience in journalism in Buryatia, and highlight topics such as representation in mass media, best practices in reporting, and public opinion of media sources. Q & A to follow. Continental breakfast will be provided.
WorldChicago Members: Contact Shanti Freitas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 254-1800 x107 to register.
International Visitor Leadership Program This U.S. Department of State program identifies foreign leaders in a variety of fields to visit the U.S. for 3 weeks (visiting 3-5 cities) to meet their professional counterparts, explore their thematic interest area(s), and experience America firsthand. These visitors stay in hotels. If you are interested in meeting with these visitors professionally and/or socially for meals in your home, please contact Shanti Freitas (312) 254-1800 x107 or email@example.com.
Bangladesh - Government Accountability - May 21 - 25
Indonesia - US Political Process - May 22 - 25
Ukraine - Pro Bono Legal Services - May 22 - 25