Frequent WorldChicago homestay host Todd Wells and his family hosted a Pan-Africa youth program mentor from the island of Mauritius this past March. The following is an excerpt from Todd’s travel blog, Travel Diary of a Mad Man, documenting their foray into “Pancake Diplomacy.”  What is pancakes? American soft power,

In March 2015, a Nigerian high school student named Adijat spent eight days in Chicago as a participant in the U.S. Department of State’s Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program. Hosted locally by WorldChicago, the program promotes leadership, mutual understanding, and community service for teens from sub-Saharan Africa. Students reside with Chicago-area