Expand Your World!
Host an international visitor in your home! Go global without leaving home.
These 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. Please contact the listed staff contact for details.
June 21 - 25, 2013 Burytia, Russia
Open World Leadership Program - 6 Journalists Contact: Shanti Freitas
June 29-July 27 SPAIN
25 science teachers from Spain studying at Roosevelt University Contact: Donna Sadlicki
July 2- 12 UNITED KINGDOM Youth Dialogue
Youth and adult chaperones from London will be in Chicago to explore intercultural cooperation. Contact: Maria Krasinski
July 20–31 IRAQ Young Leaders Exchange Program
Iraqi and American youth will explore leadership development and civic engagement together. Contact: Maria Krasinski
July 19–Aug 3 MEXICO Jóvenes en Acción (Youth in Action)
Youth from multiple cities in Mexico will learn about strategies to combat gang violence. Contact: Maria Krasinski
July 26-Aug 16, KAZAKHSTAN Community Connections- WorldChicago seeks homestay hosts for a delegation of 10 professionals exploring the topic of HIV awareness. Contact: Donna Sadlicki
Arrivals List - Host visitors for dinner in your home!
International Visitor Leadership Program, sponsored by US Department of State
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 Shanti Freitas at (312) 254-1800 x107. Meal hosting is a benefit of membership with WorldChicago
Africa Regional Project - State and Local Government - May 11 - 15
India - Urban Development - May 11 - 15
People's Republic of China - International Trade - May 14 - 16
Morocco - Female Entrepreneurship - May 15 - 21
Haiti - Civic Education - May 16 - 21
Bangladesh - Government Accountability - May 21 - 25
Indonesia - US Political Process - May 22 - 25
Ukraine - Pro Bono Legal Services - May 22 - 25