WorldChicago is actively seeking host families for our first Anglophone delegation, Thursday, March 27, through Friday, April 4. Youth will participate in program activities through Friday, 9 to 5. Evenings and weekends will be left free to spend with host families.
WorldChicago has partnered with FHI360 to implement the U.S. Department of State's Pan-African Youth Leadership Program.
This dynamic program will bring together 72 students and adult mentors from all across sub-Saharan Africa for a 3-week program to strengthen their understanding of civic engagement, leadership, diversity, and community engagement. The 8-day Chicago segment will include special emphasis on the sub-theme of youth entrepreneurship and employment.
For more details, please contact by email: Maria Krasinski at (312) 254-1800 x102. or (312) 254-1800 ext. 102.
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"
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
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WorldChicago Internship Program
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. Also
Friday, March 7, 2014
The Union League Club | 65 W. Jackson Blvd | Chicago, IL
International Fair - 10:30 a.m.
Keynote Speaker Luncheon - 12:00 p.m.
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Michèle Ledgerwood, Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies
"Seven Revolutions: Global Trends and the Role of Women in 2035" is an ambitious effort to look at the pressing global trends that will fundamentally change the way we work, think, and live – as individuals, as organizations, as nations, and as women in leadership positions.
For program and exhibit details, please visit www.chicagowomensday.org
International Trade Club of Chicago
Union League Club of Chicago
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 Maria Krasinski (312) 254-1800 x102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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