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Expand Your World!

Host a visitor in your home this summer.

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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 Delegations from Afghanistan, Algeria, China, France, Russia and others read more...

Women and Security - September 23-27, 2014

Ukraine Government Communication - September 24-27, 2014

Palestine Community Art - October 2-7, 2014

Near East Asia Regional Program - Domestic Violence - November 5-9, 2014

Near East Asia Murrow Program - November 5-10, 2014

Africa Regional Program Rule of Law - November 18-22, 2014

Multi Regional Project Investigative Journalism - November 20-25, 2014



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.

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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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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




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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)

Coffee Conversation: Pan-African Youth Social Entrepreneurship

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Join us for an afternoon Coffee Conversation with participants in the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program. Coming from Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, and the Republic of the Congo, these 15 high school students and 3 adult mentors will spend three weeks in the U.S. learning about social entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and community service.

Free for WorldChicago members, students, and teachers however registration is required due to limited seating. $15 for Non-Members


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

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