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WorldChicago Online Auction "Chicago - New Delhi" Is Now Open!

The auction will run from August 1, 2012 to September 16, 2012, with proceeds going to WorldChicago in order to support programs of Citizen Diplomacy in Chicago. Auction items include great get-aways, overnight stays in some of Chicago's finest hotels, restaurant and theater packages, sports memorabilia, yoga classes, autographed copies of books and more.  All items are guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, family, and community. Let the bidding begin!

 

This auction will close just in time for our Fall Cultural Fundraiser, "Incredible India- A Night to Remember."  Please plan to join us in Chicago on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 6:00pm at the Union League Club of Chicago for a night of Indian culture and fun- hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and dance!  More information below

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FLEXHOST A HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENT FOR THE 2012-2013 ACADEMIC YEAR  

Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program: Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine  

 

 FLEX

 

 

Chicago Dates: August 2012 - June 2013 (exact dates TBD)

Semester opportunities available too!

 

 

 

Description: WorldChicago needs your help!  We are seeking school and host family placements for students from Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.  They will arrive this week to live in Chicagoland for an academic year through the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program. FLEX is the U.S. Department of State's flagship youth exchange, with a 20-year legacy of promoting understanding between the U.S. and Eurasia.

 

What makes FLEX students unique?

  • Students are carefully selected from a pool of 47,000 applicants across Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
  • Students are fluent in English. 
  • Students demonstrate excellence in character, community service, and academics.
  • As alumni, students become leaders in their communities and countries.

Help us provide these exchange students with a meaningful academic year in Chicago!  If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Amy at akrzyzek@worldchicago.org or 312-254-1800 x 102.

 

To find out more, link here.  

SHANGHAIWORLDCHICAGO-SHANGHAI ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT COLLEGE PROFESSIONAL FELLOWSHIPS - CHICAGO BUSINESS HOSTS REQUESTED

WorldChicago- Shanghai Economic Management College Professional Fellowships 

 

Chicago Dates: September-December, 2012 (12 weeks; exact dates TBD)

 

Does your company already do work in China or are you hoping to do work in China in the future?  If so, consider hosting a manager-level professional from Shanghai in your company!  Your employees will gain a better understanding of Chinese business practices and build a relationship with a Chinese industry professional without actually traveling to China!

 

WorldChicago seeks professional hosts for the following 5 candidates-  

Fellows work full-time and positions are unpaid.    

 

General Manager of Engineering Management at Shanghai Industrial Development Company Ltd.

 Vice Director of Land Management at Shanghai Lin'gang Economic Development (Group) CO., Ltd.

Chicago Fellowship Focus: Real Estate Development

 

Administrative Director of the Shanghai General Building Materials Group Corporation.

Vice President of Shanghai Electric Power Generation Equipment Co., Ltd.Senior Vice President of Shanghai Donghao Human Resources Co., Ltd.

Chicago Fellowship Focus: Human Resources Management

 

If interested in hosting a fellow in your offices, please contact Lexy Gore at Lgore@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x103.  

LEGFELLOWSHOMESTAY HOSTS NEEDED FOR LEGISLATIVE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS  

Russia and Turkey Legislative Fellowship Program

Chicago Dates: October 12 - November 7, 2012


Description: 8 Emerging Public Policy Leaders from Russia and Turkey will be completing fellowships at State and Local Government Offices and NGO's in Chicago.    

All participants are fluent in English.  Individual profiles are available for these fellows.     

 

If interested in hosting 1-2 of these Legislative Fellows in your home, please contact John Baum at (312) 254-1800 x100 or  jbaum@worldchicago.org.

 

South & Central Asian Legislative Fellows Program  

Chicago Dates: October 21 - November 7, 2012      


Description: 4 Emerging Public Policy Professionals from 4 South & Central Asian Countries will be completing fellowships at State and Local Government Offices and NGO's in Chicago.  All participants are fluent in English.     

 

Home stays are needed for all of these delegates.  A small stipend is available for homestay hosts. 

 

What do we need?
Each guest with his or her own bed and access to a private or shared bathroom;

Quality time spent with guests to share experiences and insights about daily life and culture in Chicago    

 

Stipends are available to homestay hosts for both programs.  If interested in hosting 1-2 of these Legislative Fellows in your home, please contact John Baum at (312) 254-1800 x100 or jbaum@worldchicago.org.

IVLPINTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM & MEAL HOSPITALITY REQUESTS

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.    

 

If you are interested in meeting with these visitors professionally and/or socially for meals in your home, please contact John Baum at (312) 254-1800 x100 or jbaum@worldchicago.org to request these opportunities (please note that not all requests may be met due to scheduling conflicts and programming goals).  Priority for meal hosting is given to current WorldChicago members.            

  • Malta- Election Process - August 8-11
  • South Korea -Opera Management - August 19 - 22.  In-home meal hospitality requested for 6 delegates for the evening of Monday, August 20 or Tuesday, August 22.  If interested, please contact John Baum at (312)254-1800 ext. 100 or  jbaum@worldchicago.org. 
  • Zimbabwe - Economic Development - August 19 - 22
  • Venezuela - Corporate Social Responsibility - August 22 - 25
  • Chile - Human Trafficking Prevention - August 25 - 29
  • Brazil - Government Accountability - August 29 - September 2
  • Brazil - High School Exchanges - August 29 - September 2
  • France - Diversity and Integration - August 29 - September 2
  • Romania - Social Media and Youth Activism - August 30 - September 6 Globalize your holiday BBQ and invite these three delegates to join you at your home for Labor Day hospitality on Monday, September 3.  If interested, please contact John Baum at (312)254-1800 ext. 100 or jbaum@worldchicago.org. 
INCREDINDIAWORLDCHICAGO CULTURAL FUNDRAISER- INCREDIBLE INDIA
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER- TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012 

WorldChicago Cultural Fundraiser

Incredible India- A Night to Remember

Chairperson: WorldChicago Board Member, Greta Pope

 

Join us in supporting Citizen Diplomacy initiatives in Chicago!

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

6:00-8:30pm

Union League Club of Chicago

65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604

 

Enjoy a night of Indian culture and fun- hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and a live dance performance by Natya Dance Theatre, amongst the most critically acclaimed and culturally treasured Indian dance companies in the United States!  Join in on the bidding fun too; there will be an excellent live and silent auction!

 

Ticket Price: $100 per person 

 

Register Today!

 

 

Our Grand Live Auction Prize is a trip to India!  

            This package includes:

 

2 round-trip tickets from Chicago to New Delhi, India, with service from New Delhi to Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Kochi, or Chennai and from one of the above cities back to New Delhi, courtesy of Air India

  • 3 nights stay in a junior suite at the luxurious Sofitel Mumbai
  • 2 nights stay at the chic Crowne Plaza Bengaluru in Bangalore

 

Our Grand Silent Auction Prize is a trip to a fabulous destination in the U.S.!

This package includes:

United Airlines unofficial 

 

 

2 round-trip tickets from Chicago to any destination in the United States,  

courtesy of United Airlines (excluding Alaska and Hawaii)

  • Hotel to be announced
Sponsorship-

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor

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Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors

Allerton Hotel Chicago

Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown

Hotel Indigo Chicago Downtown

 

Sponsorship Opportunities - Questions? Contact Lexy Gore at Lgore@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x103.

 

Bronze Sponsor $1,500

Silver Sponsor $2,500

Gold Sponsor $5,000

 

WCOTHEREVENTSOTHER WORLDCHICAGO EVENTS 

Global Experience, Making a Local Impact on Your Career - A Roundtable Discussion Co-sponsored by WorldChicago, Harold Washington College, and Illinois Institute of Technology

 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

5:30-7:30pm

Harold Washington College, Room #1115

30 E. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Networking! Networking! Networking!

 

Join us for this careers focused event that will welcome current professionals from the following sectors as roundtable discussion leaders - 1) business; 2) technology; 3) non-profit; 4) arts and architecture. The event will begin with introductions from our career professionals and then attendees will break up into small groups to begin brief rotations. All attendees will have the opportunity to hear from each round-table leader about the influences of previous international experiences on their career paths and how they got to where they are today. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and engage in small group conversation with current professionals. This event is ideal for college students, graduate students, recent grads, and those looking for new opportunities.

 

Light refreshments will be served. Dress is business casual.  

 

Advance registration required. Link here.  

FREE OF CHARGE!

SUPPORTTHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  

Support Citizen Diplomacy in Chicago Today! 

Sincerely,
Lexy Gore, Associate Director - Outreach
WorldChicago