World Chicago


Open your home and widen your world - host an international visitor this spring! WorldChicago seeks homestay hosts for visitors from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and South Asia beginning in April. Our visitors range from a lawyer interested in the role of women in

politics to a nonprofit professional focused on grassroots organizing. Help enhance their experience of American life, and get a glimpse into a different culture - right from your own home!


More info here under "Homestay Hosting Opportunities."


Chicago Celebrates International Women's Day  

International Fair & Luncheon

Presented by International Trade Club of Chicago, Union League Club of Chicago, WorldChicago


Friday, March 8, 2013

Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago

10:30 am - International Fair

12:00 pm- Keynote Luncheon   


Keynote Speaker

Ellen Costello, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Corp. and U.S. Country Head     



$65 Luncheon ticket (includes admission to International Fair)

$125 Booth at International Fair (includes one luncheon ticket)

$700 Partner Table (includes 10-top luncheon table, booth at International Fair and program recognition)


Registration and more information available at

Questions? Please contact Lexy Gore at or 312-254-1800 x103.

WorldChicago Young Internationals Trivia Night

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Globe Pub, 1934 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613


Back by popular demand!  Join WorldChicago for our 2013 kick-off event for Young Internationals - graduate students, young professionals and those young at heart (open to those 21+ years old)! Join us for appetizers, drinks, and a fabulous international trivia game! Come show off how much you know (or come just to learn!).   

Come with a team or come alone (and we'll make sure to team you up!). Join us for a fun, interactive and international night!

Cost & Registration: Price includes appetizers and 2 drink tickets.
Individual Ticket:  $18.00
Team of five: $80.00     


WorldChicago Coffee Conversations Series 

"Perspectives from Around the World ~ Insights from Fulbright Scholars"    

Representing Bolivia, China, Czech Republic, Greece & Russia (more to be added; stay tuned)  

Friday, February 8, 2013

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 66002

5th Floor, Millennium Park Room


WorldChicago will host a public forum for a prestigious group of international Fulbright scholars who are professors, researchers and experts from around the world, residing at area colleges and universities for 6-12 months. Come hear about their insights and experiences. Q & A to follow.

Continental breakfast will be provided.


Cost: WorldChicago members, free

Members, contact Lexy Gore to register at (312) 254-1800 x103 or   


Non-member Registration: $10 


WorldChicago Spring Diplomacy Luncheon Fundraiser

"Sports & Citizen Diplomacy"

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603


Keynote Speaker

Mr. Lester Munson, Senior Writer & Legal Analyst,; Investigative Reporter at Sports Illustrated and Adjunct Instructor at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism


Individual Tickets: $125

Sponsorships Opportunities
Gold Sponsor: $5,000
Silver Sponsor: $2,500
Bronze Sponsor: $1,800


Questions? Please contact Lexy Gore at or 312-254-1800 x103.

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

Legislative Fellows: Eastern Europe
April 4- May 8
3 young professionals from Armenia, Georgia and Moldova will have public policy fellowships

Legislative Fellows: South & Central Asia
April 14-May 8
4 young professionals from South and Central Asia will have public policy fellowships

Community Connections Program: Belarus
April 10-May 1
10 mid-career professionals will explore topics on strengthening NGO capacity through new technology

Open World Program: Turkmenistan
April 24-May 2
5 Civic leaders will be in Chicago exploring transportation management

Empower Access Fellows Program
April 26-May 21
3-4 fellows from Central Asia will explore issues related to working with people with disabilities

If interested, please contact Maria Krasinski, Youth & Professional Programs Manager, at or 312-254-1800 x102.
International Visitor Leadership Program:

Description: 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.

This is a list of upcoming international delegations visiting Chicago through the International Visitor Leadership Program.

  • Australia - Financial Markets - January 28 - 30
  • France - Equal Opportunity - January 23 - 27
  • Venezuela - Higher Education - January 30 - February 2 
  • Middle East Regional Project - Rule of Law - February 6 - 12

If interested in learning more about any of these programs, please contact John Baum at or (312) 254-1800 x100. 


Moldova AID

Moldova AID is a non-profit organization that primarily supports informational and educational programs to the Republic of Moldova. For more information visit Moldova AID launched a new project called A Book Share The objective of the project is to expand access to academic books to encourage research and development in various fields of science and technology in the Republic of Moldova and to promote English as a universal platform for accessing information. Thus, Moldova AID is looking for donations of textbooks, academic journals, CDs and DVDs in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Information Technology, Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy, Linguistics and Economics.


For your convenience, a drop-box will be located at the WorldChicago offices, 72 E.Randolph Street, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60601. The donations will be collected until mid March. For details about logistics please contact:Elena Dragalin, Moldova AID founder and chairman at or 610-405-1426. For Chicago area donations, contact Romina Hendrzak at  or 773 344 2657.


Support Citizen Diplomacy in Chicago Today! 

Lexy Gore, Associate Director - Outreach