Homestay hosts Mr.James and Mrs. Paula Kiefer
As a WorldChicago member you have the opportunity to meet one-on-one, socially and professionally, with our distinguished visitors and guests. Membership in WorldChicagoprovides an excellent opportunity to help you build important business relationships and lasting friendships around the world.
WorldChicagoindividual membership provides special opportunities to meet with our friends and guests from countries around the world while helping them experience all Chicago has to offer.
Members receive a number of benefits, including: exclusive opportunities to meet with our State Department visitors, free or discounted admission to allWorldChicagoevents, and reciprocal hospitality opportunities with WorldChicagoalumni when you are traveling abroad.
WorldChicagocorporate membership provides your organization with a direct connection to the most important contacts in our global economy, helps keep you informed about the developments that are shaping the emerging global opportunities, and contributes to our ongoing promotion of Chicago as an important and vital center of commerce, culture, and political dialogue.
Members receive a number of benefits, including: exclusive opportunities to meet with foreign dignitaries and global business leaders, special invitations to WorldChicago business briefings and round tables, and high-level networking sessions with representatives from domestic and global business leaders.
For more information on becoming a Corporate Member, please contact Executive Director Peggy Parfenoff.
WorldChicago homestay hosts open their homes to our international visitors and guests. They share the unique experience of discovering new cultures together. Homestays range from one to eight weeks and both youth and adults participate in homestay programs.
Become a homestay host with WorldChicago! We seek diverse Chicago-area hosts in age, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, occupation, and interests. WorldChicagoinvites our homestay hosts to participate in many of the social and cultural activities with their international delegate(s). Homestay hosts and their guests often keep in touch and have formed strong friendships that last over the years and across the oceans.
Now accepting applications for winter/spring internships.
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.
To apply for an internship, please email Abbey Jennings with a cover letter and up to date resume by word attachment.
In your cover letter, please be sure to specify the semester you are applying for; your preferred start and end date; number of hours per week you would be able to work; and days of the week that you would be able to work.
Become a Volunteer Fill out the volunteer application/click Here!
Help us in our efforts to build citizen diplomacy one handshake at a time.We have a number of needs for volunteers to help us in our offices, with special events, or serving on board committees. Please consider donating your time and your skills.
WorldChicago is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We receive about half of our funding from the various federal exchange programs with the US Department of State and US AID. The remaining half of our funding comes from local supporters like you.
Please support us in our mission to build the network of human relationships that serve as the foundation for international agreements and cultural cooperation.