An exchange program for Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Professional Fellows Program (PFP) brings emerging tech innovation, entrepreneurship, and education leaders from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia to Chicago for short-term fellowships with leading tech-related companies in a variety of fields, government agencies and NGOs that promote innovation and entrepreneurship, and university and non-university technology incubators.
The overall goal of the program is for the PFP Fellows to gain insight into best practices in tech innovation, entrepreneurship, and education and how an effective urban tech innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem operates. PFP Fellows are competitively-selected tech leaders 25–40 years old, fluent in English.
WorldChicago has hosted 19 total fellows in Chicago in May and October of 2015 for four-week fellowships. Organizations that host PFP Fellows are eligible to nominate someone from their office to participate in a U.S. State Department-sponsored reciprocal exchange to Fellows’ countries.
All Fellows stay with Chicago-area homestay hosts during the program.
Upcoming program: Spring 2016
Fall 2016: October 13 – November 18, 2016
Application Now Open! Deadline to apply is April 15, 2016
If interested in being a fellowship host please contact John Baum for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.254.1800 x100.