World Chicago


Do You Know The Answers To These Trivia Questions?

  • In which country is the world's narrowest street located?
  • What is the only city made of vowels?
  • How many official languages does South Africa have?

Whether you do know the answers or not, join us for a fun night out on February 6th! Come to showcase your skills or just to learn at our WorldChicago Young Internationals Trivia Night!


More info here and below.


Hope to see YOU in the game!


WorldChicago Coffee Conversations Series 

"Brazil - Criminal Justice Systems - Trends and Challenges"

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602

5th Floor, Millennium Park Room


WorldChicago will host a delegation of 8 legal professionals from Brazil as part of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. As a panel, the delegates will discuss the structure of the criminal justice system in Brazil and their observations of the American system, during their 3-week visit to the United States. Q&A to follow. Continental breakfast will be provided.


Cost & Registration: WorldChicago members, free of charge

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


Non-members: $10


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"  

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.


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.


Host a High School Student from Kyrgyzstan This Semester! 

Our student is a friendly, out-going and energetic 17 year old guy.  He enjoys horseback riding and cooking with his family. At school, his favorite subjects are mathematics and English. Outside school, he is involved in soccer, aikido, and modern dance. He enjoys listening to American pop and classical music, and he enjoys reading mystery novels. His only international travel experience includes Russia, so he is very excited to be living in Chicago this year!


This student is currently living with a temporary host family in the area and attending Taft High School in Norwood Park.  If interested in hosting him for the rest of the school year, and learning about his fascinating country and culture while showcasing ours, please contact Maria Krasinski at or (312) 254-1800 x102.   

The following adult 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 Russia and Turkey 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.

  • Brazil - US Criminal Justice System - January 16 - 20
  • Australia - Financial Markets - January 28 - 30
  • France - Equal Opportunity - January 23 - 27
  • 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. 

Thank You to WorldChicago Service Provider & Citizen Diplomat! 

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