Training emerging leaders around the globe.
The U.S. Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program connects emerging leaders with government offices, public policy-oriented NGOs, private companies, and university departments for short-term, intensive fellowships designed to broaden their professional expertise. This unique professional development opportunity provides young global leaders with exposure to U.S. government and civil society processes, hands-on research experience, and a platform to learn and share best practices with their American counterparts. Since 2010, WorldChicago has hosted more than 135 Fellows in the program.
In turn, American fellowship hosts are eligible for a reciprocal exchange to their fellow’s region for a similar professional exchange. Recently, Chicago leaders have traveled to Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Tunisia on reciprocal exchanges. Read a fellowship host’s experience abroad in Tblisi, Georgia.
Professional Fellows also stay with Chicago-area homestay hosts for a full cultural immersion experience. To learn more about participating in the Professional Fellows Program, please contact Angela Mughal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.254.1800 x103.
Professional Fellows Program with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia and North Macedonia
WorldChicago launched the Tech Innovation, Education, and Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program in May 2015. Over the course of three years, we will host a total of 60 emerging tech and entrepreneurship leaders from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia and North Macedonia for one-month fellowships in Chicago. Learn more about the program!
Meet Our May 2015 Fellows in the Tech Innovation, Education, and Entrepreneurship Program!
“It was truly a remarkable learning experience that I would recommend everyone and every company to participate in.” – Bess Feathersone, Jasculca-Terman, 2014 Fellowship Host