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Greetings!:

It's that time of year again when the U.S Department of State is looking for some great high school students to study abroad on their Youth Programs scholarships. 


The application deadlines vary, so click on the name of each program in order visit their websites for more information and deadlines. 


 

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WorldChicago Coffee Conversations-Brown Bag Series

" FLEX-International High School Students Reflect on their Experiences in Chicago Homes & Schools"

 

Monday, November 12, 2012 - Veterans Day (bring your kids too!)
12:00-1:00pm *Note- Different time than other Coffee Conversations*

WorldChicago Office, 72 E. Randolph Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60601

 

WorldChicago will host a public forum for 5 high school students currently living and studying in Chicago for the full academic year.  These 5 students are from Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.  They will share their insights and experiences as participants of U.S. Department of State's Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program. Q&A to follow

 

Cost & Registration: WorldChicago members, free

Members, contact Lexy Gore to register at (312) 254-1800 x103 or Lgore@worldchicago.org 

Non-member Registration: $10 per person   

 

WorldChicago Annual Meeting & Holiday Party

"Around the World with WorldChicago & the Chicago Photography Center"

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

6:00-8:00pm

Chicago Photography Center, 3301 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657  

 

Celebrate the holidays with an international photography exhibit representing photos from local and international photographers. The exhibit will include photos from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.     

  

Enjoy a Mediterranean buffet dinner and international wine with WorldChicago and Chicago Photography Center members and friends.     

    

"In selecting the work for this exhibition I wanted to find a unique voice or vision of each photographer while also creating a show that is cohesive and works as a whole.  Although the theme of the exhibition could have led to distinctive landscapes, cityscapes or other iconography as the focal points of images, I felt strongly that, with our current world events, it was the people I wanted to emphasize.   These artists have succeeded in taking us on a visual journey where they are exploring their own cultural curiosity, finding wonder and amazement in the scenes they witness, and mapping a path through an artistic documentation of what they have found." - Curator, Jeff Stevenson, Gallery Director, Governors State University

 

We will also delight in a special slideshow presentation by WorldChicago volunteers traveling through Japan, Taiwan and Vladivostok, Russia, this fall.

   

Cost and Registration: $30.00 per person

 

FLEXDO SOMETHING NEW IN 2013! HOST A HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENT FROM RUSSIA OR MOLDOVA FROM JANUARY TO JUNE 

Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program:

 

Add excitement, interest and culture to the cold Chicago winter season!  Invite one of our students into your warm home! 

 

WorldChicago needs your help!  We are seeking host family placements for two female high school students for second semester.  Olga (from Russia) and Inga (from Moldova) are enrolled at Lincoln Park High School.  They are staying with a temporary host family in the area.   If interested in hosting one of our students from January to June, please contact Peggy Parfenoff at pparfenoff@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x101. 

 

To apply, click here.
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). Meal hospitality has specifically been requested for the visitor programs highlighted below in red. Priority for meal hosting is given to current WorldChicago members.    

  • Kazakhstan - Special Education - November 2-7
  • Thailand - U.S. Elections - November 6-7
  • Multi-Regional Program - Edward R. Murrow Journalism Program - November 13-17 
  • China - U.S. Legal System-November 14-18 In-home dinner hospitality requested for 2 visitors (with an interpreter) on the evening of Thursday, November 15th.  If interested, please contact Lexy Gore at (312) 254-1800 x103 or Lgore@worldchicago.org.     
  • Saudi Arabia - Legal Education - November 18-21
  • Uzbekistan - Religion in America - November 28-December 1
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Sincerely,
Lexy Gore, Associate Director - Outreach
WorldChicago