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WorldChicago London Olympics Opening Ceremonies Party

In partnership with the International Trade Club of Chicago and the American Women for International Understanding - Chicago Chapter 

 

Friday, July 27, 2012
6:30-10:30pm
Dave and Buster's
1030 N. Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60610

Join us as we celebrate the start of the Olympic Games!  The festivities include a buffet dinner, cash bar, trivia games & prizes, and lots of socializing. We will enjoy our party in a private banquet room with a huge TV screen airing the Opening Ceremony (for those interested in quiet viewing) and in a separate bar space (for those who want prefer to view and brew).


Bring your friends; join us for this fun party as we commemorate this global celebration!

Cost: $30.00 per person; cash bar

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YOUTHHOSTINGIRAQI YOUNG LEADERS EXCHANGE PROGRAM - REQUEST FOR HOMESTAY HOST FOR TWO STUDENTS, JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2012  

Summer 2012 Youth Leadership Program

 

WorldChicago seeks a homestay host family for two girls, July 28th-August 3rd, 2012!
These student leaders will be in Chicago as part of the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program to explore civic activism and leadership development. 
  • Katherine, age 16, from Bozeman, Montana, likes to play soccer and take photographs! She is looking forward to her stay in the Midwest's biggest city!  
  • Kale, age 16, from Sulaymania, Iraq, likes to play basketball and swim.  She also enjoys taking photos and cooking!  Help us show her American hospitality! 

What we need: Host families provide a bed (can be a shared room) and most breakfasts and dinners, while WorldChicago provides daily activities, lunches, phones, and transportation passes.

 

To learn more, please contact Anita Daniel at daniel@worldchicago.org or 312-254-1800 x 107.

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 3 more students from Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Ukraine. These students arrive in August to live in the 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 (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!

 

Description:  Eight manager level professionals from Shanghai, China will participate in a Professional Fellowship Program, or internship program, with Chicago-area businesses coordinated by WorldChicago, in cooperation with the Shanghai Economic Management College and the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the Shanghai Municipal Government. Following two successful fellowship programs in 2011 and 2010, these experiences offer the opportunity to establish business relationships between Chicago and Shanghai companies. 

 

WorldChicago seeks  fellowship host companies for this year's program in the fields of human resources and real estate development.  If interested in hosting a fellow in your place of business, please contact Lexy Gore at Lgore@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x103. 
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.          

  • Czech Republic- Cultural Preservation- July 21-25     
  • Russia- U.S. Political System-July 22-25   
  • Ukraine - Civil Society - July 25-28.  In-home meal hospitality requested for 6 delegates for the evening of Thursday, July 26.  If interested, please contact Donna Sadlicki at (312) 254-1800 x104 or dsadlicki@worldchicago.org.  
  • Africa Regional Project- International Crime- August 1-4
  • Malta- Election Process- August 8-11  
EVENTSUPCOMING WORLDCHICAGO COFFEE CONVERSATION EVENT

WorldChicago Coffee Conversations Series  

"Building on the Future of Iraq - Perspectives from Youth Leadership Participants"   

 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

8:30 - 9:30 am

Chicago Cultural Center

Garland Room, 1st Floor

78 E. Washington Street

Chicago, IL 60602  

 

WorldChicago will host a public forum for a delegation of teens on the U.S. Department of State sponsored Iraqi-US Young Leaders Program.  Participants will spend a week in Chicago living with homestay families and exploring the themes of volunteerism, citizenship, democracy, and cross-cultural friendship and understanding.  Based on their experiences in Chicago, come hear how they will use what they have learned to effect change in their communities.  Q & A to follow.   

 

Continental breakfast will be provided.

 

Non-member Registration: $10 per person

 

WorldChicago members, free

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

 

AUCTION1WORLDCHICAGO SEEKS AUCTION DONATION ITEMS

Please join WorldChicago in supporting Citizen Diplomacy in our great city through your support of our upcoming online auction to take place from July 27 to September 16, 2012. Online visibility is great, so utilize this opportunity to market your goods and services to a wide audience, local and worldwide! 

  • Looking to market your new business?  Donate a certificate for complimentary services.
  • Have you published a book?  Donate an autographed copy.
  • Did your restaurant or hotel just open?  Donate a certificate and get the word out!

The auction is a major fundraiser for WorldChicago with proceeds supporting our non-profit organization and programs of Citizen Diplomacy.

 

We respectfully request your support of this auction through a donation. Your tax-deductible contribution will be acknowledged online and your company's name will be prominently displayed with the auction item on the website.

 

For more information and/or to make a donation, please contact Lexy Gore at Lgore@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x103.   

 

Stay tuned for the announcement of our Auction Opening on July 27th! 

OTHEROTHER INTERNATIONAL EVENT AROUND TOWN

Economic Development Council Luncheon

What Happened in Springfield?

July 25, 2012, 12:00pm

The University Club, 76 E. Monroe Street, Chicago  

 

Featuring State Representatives Elaine Nekritz and Michael W. Tyron  

 

Reservations are mandatory and can be made by: prepaying online at www.edcchicago.org,

emailing the EDC at edc@edcchicago.org or calling the EDC at 773-279-8787.

SUPPORTTHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  

Support Citizen Diplomacy in Chicago Today! 

Sincerely,
Lexy Gore, Director of Events & Outreach
WorldChicago