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					WorldChicago
Our Role in Facilitating International
 Education Opportunities for Youth
               Our Mission
By acting as the liaison between Chicagoans
and international visitors from around the
world, WorldChicago promotes international
understanding, appreciation for other cultures,
mutual respect, and communication.
            Programs that Involve
               Chicago Youth
 INBOUND PROFESSIONAL
  PROGRAMS
    Adult Visitors from Abroad
      (IVLP, Community
      Connections, Open World)
 YOUTH LEADERSHIP
  PROGRAMS
    Inbound programs -
     international youth in
     Chicago
    Hybrid domestic programs -
     Chicago and international
     youth
    Outbound programs -
     Chicago youth abroad
   Inbound Professional Programs -
      Adult Visitors from Abroad
 Educators and leaders in field of education - visit
  schools, academic institutions – engage in
  professional exchange with local educators
 Professionals in various fields – give presentations in
  schools about their country and their profession
       Youth Leadership Programs
 Funding: US Dept of State, Bureau of Ed &
 Cultural Affairs, private
 Approx. 1,275 students & teachers per year


                               Components:
Overarching Goals:
                                 Community leader
  Leadership
    development                   meetings
                                 Workshops
  Diversity
                                 Service activities
  Civic Activism
  Service                       Social & cultural
  Mutual                        School visits
    Understanding                Homestays
                                 Follow-on projects
      Inbound Programs - International
             Youth in Chicago
   2009: delegations from Denmark, UK, Belgium, Iraq, & Serbia
   2010: delegations from Iraq, UK, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania,
   and Serbia
 Interact with local students
  in variety of ways
   Live with homestay families who
    have students in high school
   Visits to schools /shadow
    students
   Participate in Dreams for Kids
    workshops and Cultural Kitchen at
    International Hostel with local
    student groups
   Volunteer in after school or
    extra-curricular programs with
    elementary students
Hybrid Domestic Programs (in Chicago,
 DC, Denver, and Vermont) - Chicago
       and international youth
          US – Iraqi Young Leaders Program
2008:
                                       2010: 4 students from
 6 students from Chicago
  (Payton, Wendell Phillips,            Chicago (Lincoln Park, Gary
  Michele Clark)                        Comer Charter, Regina
 Vermont, Denver, DC                   Dominican, Foreman HS) –
 Turkish & German students             went to Vermont, Denver,
2009:                                   DC for 4 week exchange
 2 students from Chicago
  (Michele Clark & Pritzker College
  Prep – Noble)
 leadership program in Vermont
 participated in Chicago Iraq
  program
            Outbound Programs -
            Chicago Youth Abroad
Youth Leadership Exchange to Serbia
 March 19 - April 3, 2010
 4 students from Chicago
     1 from Northside College Prep; 2 from Daniel
      Hale Williams Prep; 1 from Stevenson High
      School
  Students from other US regions
  Travel to Serbia
     (free of charge!!)
  Funded by U.S. State Dept
2011 program to Serbia
Ways for Chicago Students & Teachers
           to Get Involved
             Be a homestay host - homestay brothers and
             sisters often participate in the events and activities
             with the international guests

             Be a day host

             Host a professional delegation to give a
             presentation to your class

             Try to get your school engaged and solicit
             for shadow days

             Sign up to receive emails from
             WorldChicago about current opportunities

             Apply for exchange program
             opportunities – being actively involved in the
             hosting activities provides you with the knowledge and
             contacts for knowing about the exchange opportunities
Homestay Hosting Opportunities
           2010


  November 2 -15, 2010 ~ Serbia Youth
            Leadership Program
~ 9 Youths, ages 15-18, and 2 Chaperones

     IMMEDIATE NEED FOR HOSTS!!
  Travel & Exchange Opportunities
               2010
Iraqi Leadership Program~ Chicago, Denver, Vermont, DC
                  ~ July – August , 2011
           APPLICATION BEGINS MARCH 2011

               Serbia Youth Exchange
                   ~ Spring 2011
       APPLICATION BEGINS NOVEMBER 1, 2010

  ** Possible additional programs and opportunities to
      come… check website and emails for updates!
INTERNATIONAL VISITORS CENTER OF CHICAGO
              Youth Leadership Program
     Thank You!
Questions? Please ask us!
 Lisa@WorldChicago.org
LSobel@WorldChicago.org
   Handouts available!!

				
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