HOST A VISITOR

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

 

WHAT IS HOMESTAY HOSTING?

Our professional program participants are in meetings or internships all day during the week, spending time with host families primarily during evenings and weekends.

What do we need? Each visitor must have a separate bedroom and access to shared or private bathroom. Some programs provide a small stipend. Hosts provide breakfast and dinners. WorldChicago provides transportation by public transit or private coach.


HOMESTAY HOSTS NEEDED! FOR PAN-AFRICAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 2014

WorldChicago is seeking host families for our Youth Leadership Programs.  The participants will be active Monday  through Friday, 9 to 5. Evenings and weekends will be left free to spend with host families.

WorldChicago has partnered with Washington, DC-based nonprofit FHI360 to implement the U.S. Department of State's Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program in 2014.

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.

WorldChicago will receive three delegations of 24 students each - two Anglophone and one Francophone - through the spring, summer, and fall.

Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program: Entrepreneurship - 24 students, 2 adult mentors (in each group)

Group 2: June 5–13

Group 3: October 2-10 (Francophone-prefer at least one French speaker in the home)

(contact Maria Krasinski at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Serbia Open World Leadership Program - 5 adults

May 2-10  (contact Donna Sadlicki at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Professional Fellows Program - 4 adults in each group

May 1-June 1 and May 14-June 4 (contact John Baum at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

India & Pakistan Cultural Immersion - 15 students, 2 adult mentors

June 13–18 (contact Maria Krasinski at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Spain Science Teachers - 25 adults

June 28-July 26 (contact Donna Sadlicki at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program: Teen Health - 14 students, 1 adult mentor

July 10–24 (contact Maria Krasinski at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

United Kingdom Youth Leadership Program - 12 youth, 2 adults

July 14-22 (contact Maria Krasinski at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Mexico Jovenes en Accion - 18 youth

July 22- August 1 (contact Abbey Jennings at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

 


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.

India - Agricultural Issues in the US - April 12-16, 2014

Argentina - Trade & Agriculture Program - May 7-10, 2014

Near East Asia - Regional Project - Domestic Violence - May 17-22, 2014

Europe - Climate Change and Clean Energy - May 20-24, 2014


OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP PROGRAM  SERBIA - May 2-10, 2014

Homestay Hosts Needed

WorldChicago is hosting an Open World Program from Serbia. Six participants will be in Chicago  to study Accountable Governance/Economic Development: Teaching Technology that Delivers Jobs. This program is sponsored by Open World Leadership Center at the Library of Congress.

This program seeks to expose important higher education decision-makers in Serbia, both faculty and administration, to America's Information and Communication Technology education system, with a focus on how this education is designed around job creation through innovation.


US DEPARTMENT OF STATE PROFESSIONAL FELLOWS PROGRAM

US Department of State's Professional Fellows Program - English fluent emerging public policy officials will complete fellowships with government agencies, NGOs, and universities.  Stipends are available for homestay hosts for both cohorts listed below. If interested in more information on the US Department of State's Professional Fellowship Program please contact John Baum at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (312) - 254- 1800 ext. 100.

Eastern European Professional Fellows (4 adults) May 1-June 1

South Asian Professional Fellows (4 adults) May 15-June 4

 

 

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