Youth Leadership Programs

WorldChicago is a local coordinator for U.S. Department of State Youth Leadership Programs for international high school students and adult mentors. These short, yet dynamic programs inspire cross-cultural dialogue, build respect and mutual understanding, and boost civic engagement among young Americans and their international peers. Youth reside with Chicago-area host families for 1–2 weeks during their exchange to get a full immersion into everyday life in America. During the day, groups participate in hands-on workshops, skills training sessions, volunteer activities, and cultural events.

Youth Leadership International Exchanges

WorldChicago is a local coordinator for U.S. Department of State Youth Leadership Programs for international high school students and adult mentors. These short, yet dynamic programs inspire cross-cultural dialogue, build respect and mutual understanding, and boost civic engagement among young Americans and their international peers.

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WorldChicago Youth Diplomats

The WorldChicago Youth Diplomats Program is a nine-month experiential learning opportunity to empower teens to be active global citizens. A series of monthly workshops and seminars will bring students from all over the Chicagoland area together.

We look forward to learning about what inspires, motivates, and drives you to be a global citizen. Please keep in mind that due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, the program is likely to be conducted virtually for the majority of the year. The possibility of in-person activities will strictly depend on upcoming safety guidelines.

*Application window is open til November 1, 2020. Click here to apply TODAY!

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