What We Do
As Chicago’s official host of U.S. Government-sponsored visitors, WorldChicago's mission is:
¨ To facilitate professional and personal interaction for international leaders during official visits to Chicago;
¨ To enhance respect and communication through international exchanges and alliances, and;
¨ To promote the City of Chicago, State of Illinois and the County of Cook as important business and cultural centers.
Citizen Diplomacy is the idea that individuals have the right and responsibility to help shape U.S. foreign relations through person-to-person interactions with citizens of other countries (Center for Citizen Diplomacy).
Citizen diplomats can be students, teachers, athletes, artists, business professionals, humanitarians, adventurers, or tourists. We are motivated by a desire to engage with our interconnected world in a meaningful, mutually beneficial dialogue and to help build a more peaceful and prosperous world.