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Serbia Open World Leadership Program: May 2-10, 5 Adults (Accountable Governance)
Professional Fellows Program: May 1-June 1 and May 14-June 4, 4 Adults in Each Group
Pan-Africa Youth Leadership: Group II June 5–13, 24 Youth, 2 Adults
India & Pakistan Youth Leadership Program: June 13–18, 15 Youth, 2 Adults
Spain Science Teachers: June 29-July 27, 25 Adults
Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program: July 10–24, 14 Youth, 1 Adult
United Kingdom Youth Leadership Program: July 14–22, 12 Youth, 2 Adults
Mexico Jovenes en Accion: July 22–August 1, 18 Youth
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.
Featuring Keynote Speaker and 2014 Gold Medallion Citizen Diplomacy Award Recipient Ms. Hedy Ratner, Co-Founder & Co-President Emeritus Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC). read more...
11:30 am Reception & 12:00 – 1:30 pm Luncheon and Keynote Presentation
University Club Cathedral Hall, 76 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Coffee Conversations Thursday, May 20, 2014
US Department of State Delegation from France
Climate Change, Green Technology, and Alternative Energy in France & the U.S.
WorldChicago, 72 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL
Young Professionals International Trivia Night - May 21, 2014
Globe Pub, 1934 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago
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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