April Homestay Hosting Opportunities
Make your New Year's resolution to be a homestay host this year! WorldChicago is looking forward to a very busy and exciting April as we will be host to many short-term homestay based visitor programs. Please see our programs below and join us as a host!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 254-1800 x102.
|APRIL HOMESTAY HOSTING OPPORTUNITIES - MAKE THIS YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION!
|These 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 email@example.com or 312-254-1800 x102.
|UPCOMING WORLDCHICAGO EVENTS
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 Lgore@worldchicago.org
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
Ellen Costello, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Corp. and U.S. Country Head
Registration and more information available at www.chicagowomensday.org
WorldChicago Spring Diplomacy Luncheon Fundraiser
"Sports & Citizen Diplomacy"
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Mr. Lester Munson, Senior Writer & Legal Analyst, ESPN.com; Investigative Reporter at Sports Illustrated and Adjunct Instructor at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism
Individual Tickets: $125
Gold Sponsor: $5,000
Silver Sponsor: $2,500
Bronze Sponsor: $1,800
Questions? Please contact Lexy Gore at Lgore@worldchicago.org or 312-254-1800 x103.
|CHICAGO AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: APPLICATION DEADLINE JANUARY 6TH! 2013 IRAQI YOUNG LEADERS EXCHANGE PROGRAM!|
Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program:
July 12-August 5, 2013
Application Deadline: January 6, 2013
Description: In partnership with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning, WorldChicago is now recruiting Chicago-area high school students ages 15 to 17 to participate in the 2013 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, based in the United States. During this 3.5-week, fully-funded program, Iraqi and American teenagers will travel together to multiple American cities to explore the themes of civic responsibility, community development, global issues, leadership, and diversity, with the goal of promoting mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between the United States and Iraq.
The program begins in Brattleboro, Vermont at the SIT Graduate Institute, followed by two weeks with host families across the U.S., and concludes with a civic education week in Washington, DC. Participants will focus on the program themes through site meetings, experiential learning activities, leadership trainings, civic participation, mentoring by community, business, and NGO leaders, volunteering, cultural events, and outdoor leadership activities.
For complete program information, visit the WorldChicago website. To apply now, link here.
Questions? Please contact Maria Krasinski, Youth & Professional Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-254-1800 x102.
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