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4098Fw: Host a U.S. Department of State Professional Fellow this fall!

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  • Mary Kathleen Kacen
    Aug 29, 2014
      Some great Fall opportunities.  Thanks, kathy 
      Kathy Kacen
      773-603-2753 mobile
      President, Chicago Area Peace Corps Association
      P.O. Box 1149
      Chicago, IL 60690

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      From: Abbey Jennings <ajennings@...>
      To: mkkacen@...
      Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:31 PM
      Subject: Host a U.S. Department of State Professional Fellow this fall!

      World Chicago
      WorldChicago is still looking for homestay hosts for 8 program participants in the US Department of State's Professional Fellowship Program this October. 
       

       
      Would you be interested in hosting a social worker from Azerbaijan? A tech incubator manager from Russia? A nonprofit leader from Pakistan?  We are looking for hosts who have an extra bed room and want to be a part of our fellow's international immersion experience.  Stipends are available for homestay hosts for this program.  See additional details below in the homestay section!
      IN THIS ISSUE
      EXPERIENCE CHICAGO TOUR

      HOMESTAY HOSTING OPPORTUNITIES

      BUSINESS HOSTING OPPORTUNITY

      INTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

      INDULGE IN ITALY


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      Saturday, September 6, 2014
      Discover International Chicago Tour and Tasting 
      Puerto Rico and Ukraine
      9:30 am - 1:00 pm
      Individual Tickets: $20 
      Max Capacity: 13
       
      Click here to register
       
      Experience Chicago this summer with Chicago Cultural Alliance's one-of-a kind tour and tasting adventure! Join WorldChicago in visiting two of Chicago's most interesting ethnic neighborhoods. This interactive tour, featuring Puerto Rico and Ukraine, will include a bomba style drum lesson, Puerto Rican food tasting, and artistic immersion through a visit to the Ukranian Institute of Modern Art Museum.
       
      For more information, please contact Abbey Jennings at ajennings@... or (312) 254-1800 ext. 103. 
      HOMEHOMESTAY HOSTING OPPORTUNITIES
      YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
       
      Host students from South America and more in the upcoming months!   
       
      WorldChicago is seeking homestay hosts for short-term US Department of State Youth Leadership Programs this fall.
       
      Upcoming Youth Exchanges
      September 19-30: Bolivia, Peru & Ecuador - Youth Ambassadors - 12 youth, 3 mentors
      October 2-10: Côte d'Ivoire, Congo, Niger - French Speaking - 15 youth, 3 mentors
       
      To learn more or sign up to host, please contact Maria Krasinski at mkrasinski@... or at (312) 254-1800 ext. 102.
       
      ADULT PROGRAMS
       
      October 9 - November 3 - US Department of State Professional Fellows from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine

      October 12 - November 3 
      - US Department of State Professional Fellows from Pakistan
       
      All twelve fellows are fluent in English and will complete fellowships with government agencies and non-profit organizations in Chicago during the month of October.  Stipends are available to homestay hosts for the Professional Fellowship Program.
       
      To learn more or sign up to host, please contact John Baum at jbaum@... or at (312) 254-1800 ext. 100.
      SHANGHAIBUSINESS HOSTING OPPORTUNITY
      WorldChicago seeks Business Host for a Human Resources Professional
      Shanghai Economic Management College Professional Fellowship Program

      Chicago dates:  8 week Manager Fellowship (October - Early December 2014 - 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 manage of a construction company.  His fellowship focus is Human Resources Management, recruiting and corporate culture.  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!

      If interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Abbey Jennings at ajennings@... or (312) 254-1800 x103. 
      IVLPINTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
      International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

      This U.S. Department of State program identifies and selects emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields to visit 3-5 cities in the U.S. over a three-week period. Visitors meet their professional counterparts, explore thematic interest areas, and experience American professional and cultural life firsthand. These visitors stay in hotels.
        
      Upcoming IVLP delegations visiting Chicago:
      • Pakistan - Judicial System - August 26-30, 2014
      • France - Conductor - August 27-30,2014
      • China - Environment - August 28 - September 3, 2014
      • Serbia - Youth Centers - September 8-10, 2014
      • Women and Security - September 23-27, 2014
      • Ukraine Government Communication - September 24-27, 2014
      • Palestine Community Art - October 2-7, 2014
      • China Nuclear Energy - October 4-8, 2014
      If interested in learning more about any of these IVLP programs, please contact John Baum at mailto:jbaum@...or (312) 254-1800 x100. 
      FALLFALL CULTURAL FUNDRAISER
      Indulge in Italy
      Tuesday, September 16, 2014
      Tre Soldi Trattoria
      212 East Ontario Street
      5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
       
      $125 per ticket:  Click here to register
       
      $75 Young Professional (35 and under) per ticket: 
      Click here to register
       
      This year, join us in supporting citizen diplomacy at WorldChicago's annual fall fundraiser and cocktail reception! The evening will spotlight Italy this year in a fun-filled celebration of Italian culture, cuisine, drink, and entertainment in Chicago. Guests will experience the best Italy has to offer, from the taste and ambiance of Rome at Tre Soldi Trattoria to Italian musical performances from Chicago's Children's Choir. The night will also feature a silent auction and a live wine bottle auction!

      Finally, all guests will take home a little piece of Italy at the end of the night, as everyone will receive goody bags filled with Italian treats.
      For more information on the Fall Fundraiser or sponsorship please contact Abbey Jennings at ajennings@... or at (312) 254-1800 ext. 103. 
      FirstFIRST GLOBALS
      Tuesday, September 23, 2014 
      First Globals:  Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing Our Millennial Generation
      Presented in partnership with Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
      6:00-8:00 pm 
      American Bar Association
      321 N Clark St
      Chicago, IL
      $30 per ticket
      Click here to register

      Join author John Zogby for a discussion on his latest book, First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing Our Millennial Generation. This Young Professionals event will include a Q&A session, where questions will be taken from both directly from audience members and also through a live Twitter feed. There will also be a book signing with John Zogby immediately following the event.

      For more information, please contact Abbey Jennings at ajennings@... or (312) 254-1800 ext. 103. 
      OTHEROTHER EVENTS AROUND TOWN
      Chicago Cultural Mile:  Where Culture & Commerce Meet

      The Chicago Cultural Mile is Michigan Avenue south of the river to Roosevelt and eastward to Lake Michigan. Sibling to the Magnificent Mile, the Cultural Mile is distinguished by its blend of world-renowned institutions, extraordinary parks, diverse architecture, and dramatic fountains and sculpture. Its stretch of landmark-designated buildings is considered the face of Chicago and serves as a gateway to one of the richest cultural and educational districts in the country.

      2nd Fridays of each month enjoy FREE and DISCOUNTED Dining and Entertainment!

      Next 2nd Fridays is Friday, September 12, 2014

      To learn more about 2nd Fridays click here
      SUPPORTTHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
      Support Citizen Diplomacy in Chicago Today! 
      Sincerely,
      Abbey Jennings, Director of Outreach
      WorldChicago
      (312) 254-1800 x103
       
       
         
       
        
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