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 the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’  Youth Leadership Program  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.

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