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Professional Fellows Program

Emerging international leaders complete short-term fellowships to learn about American government and civil society processes while staying with a host family

Open World Program

The Open World Program enables current and future international leaders to meaningfully engage and interact with Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and thousands of other Americans.

International Visitor Leadership Program

Foreign leaders exchange knowledge and best practices with Chicago experts in the U.S. Department of State’s premiere professional exchange program

Former WorldChicago Professional Fellow, Tanja Madžarević, is one of the 2018 Alumni Impact Award recipients selected by the State Department for the impact they are making in their home countries after completing the Professional Fellows Program. They were acknowledged in Washington DC where they received their award, led workshops, shared their work experiences, and spoke with 200+ Professional Fellows from around the world.
Tanja began her fellowship in Chicago in 2015 at FootPrent (formerly Project Techteens) on the South Side of Chicago.  FootPrent is an engaging and integrative tech curriculum that includes in-school programming, after-school programming, and mentorship.  Scott L. Steward, Founder and CEO with 20 years of educational leadership experience, became Tanja’s mentor.  This past month, Tanja came back to Chicago to participate on a panel at Amundsen High School to discuss the inclusion of women …


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