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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
  • Youth Leadership Program

    Youth programs inspire cross-cultural dialogue, build respect, and boost civic engagement among young Americans and their international peers

This is the third post in our 12-part series “Global Insights on Chicago’s Tech Sphere” detailing the experiences of our Professional Fellows from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia as they discover more about Chicago’s thriving innovation community, and how it compares to their home countries. Part 3: On Inspiring Chicago By Ivana Čuljak, Croatia With the aim to develop national and international programs and an interest in opportunities to collaborate with innovative companies and institutions from the U.S., my participation in the WorldChicago Professional Fellows Program is related directly to my professional goals. I am very motivated to learn from the U.S. experience to transfer that knowledge into programs for Croatian startup community. Ivana (right) at the opening of ThinkChicago during Chicago Ideas Week I took advantage of events about innovation and entrepreneurship ...

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