HOST A VISITOR

Host an international visitor in your home! Go global without leaving home.

 


 

YOUTH PROGRAM HOSTING NEEDS

WorldChicago seeks volunteer host families for international high school students and mentors coming to Chicago on U.S. Department of State-sponsored short-term exchange programs.

This is a unique (and fun!) opportunity to learn about cultures from around the world, and to share a little of your own culture and hospitality. Our engaged students and adult mentors are eager to experience everyday life in the United States by staying with a host family. Past exchange participants report that the most enriching part of their program is the home stay portion.

Home hosts provide guests with a bed, breakfast, and most dinners. Youth will participate in program activities weekdays from approximately 9 to 5, with evenings and weekends free to spend with you. WorldChicago provides ground transportation, lunches, cellphones, and all program fees. Families are invited to enjoy program celebrations and other fun activities. Host siblings are also invited to join in program activities as space allows.

This summer, we are excited welcome youth from Bolivia, China, Ecuador, India, Iraq, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, the United Kingdom, and eight countries across Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania. The programs — ranging from 5 days to two weeks — focus on civic engagement, leadership, diversity, and community service, with sub-themes such as youth entrepreneurship, violence and bullying prevention, exploring community through arts, and teen health.

AUG 12-23: China Youth Leadership Program, Exploring Community Through Arts
9 youth, 1 adult mentor
SEPT 19–30: Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador Youth Ambassadors
12 youth, 3 adult mentors
OCT 2-10: Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program: Entrepreneurship
15 youth, 3 adult mentors; French-speaking, prefer at least one French speaker in the home

 


 

INTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

National Council for International Visitors Announces Name Change to Global Ties U.S.

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at (312) 254-1800 x102. Meal hosting is a benefit of membership with WorldChicago

Visit the U.S. Dept of State website to learn more aboutexchange programs.

China - Legal Writing - July 27-30, 2014

Poland - Civil Society - July 29 - August 2, 2014

Kenya-Chief of Staff Program - August 3-7, 2014

Brazil - Combating Violence - August 6-10, 2014

Poland - Holocaust Education - August 8-10, 2014

African Women Entrepreneurship Program - August 12-16, 2014

Algeria - Renewable Energy - August 14-19, 2014

Europe - Foreign Policy - August 14-19, 2014

Ukraine - Legal Defense - August 20-23, 2014

 

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