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Events and Opportunities

A Toast to Twenty Years with WorldChicago

October 20, 2021 5:30 PM

Carnivale 702 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60661

Join WorldChicago as we celebrate Peggy Parfenoff’s 20th Anniversary as President of WorldChicago.

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Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Fellowship Program (YTILI)

The YTILI Fellowship Program engages young European entrepreneurs in a series of professional development and leadership activities.

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Become a Virtual Professional Host

This Spring, help emerging global leaders from Southeast Europe see your world through their eyes.

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138 Countries
708 Visitors
68 Programs

Global Reach. Global Impact.

Our programming and the contributions of our volunteer hospitality and professional hosts provide enriching opportunities for global idea-sharing, networking, and professional development

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Lifechanging Experiences

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Homestay Host

Being a homestay host changed my life

“I have had hundreds of people come stay with me and I had at least one hundred people come through WorldChicago. In these days, when everyone is battening down the hatches and pulling up the draw bridge in this moat mentality, I choose to be open. I choose to be hospitable.” - Roland Kulla

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Business Mentorship

See the World in a New Light

“I am a Fellow. For those who do not know what that means, the professional fellows exchange program was made by the State Department, and my chosen one is headed by an organization called World Chicago. 15 professionals in the entrepreneurship and tech sectors are chosen to go from their home countries in the Balkans to Chicago for a 4-week fellowship, followed by a week in Washington to show off our experiences.” - Pro Fellows Blog by Maja, Bosnia & Herzegovina

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