WorldChicago helps Chicago's Citizen Diplomats become internationally active to enhance our city's and country's image by hosting visitors, emerging leaders and professional counterparts from around the globe. WorldChicago is Citizen Diplomacy one handshake at a time.
In any vibrant democracy, each individual has the responsibility to support global relationships. WorldChicago helps Chicago's Citizen Diplomats become internationally active one handshake at a time to enhance our city's and country's image by hosting visitors, emerging leaders and professional counterparts from around the globe.
Through Citizen Diplomacy, WorldChicago encourages individuals and businesses to build a network of human relationships, which are the foundation for international agreements and cultural cooperation. WorldChicago hosts events, programs and meetings for approximately 800 international delegates each year. Our Education Initiative brings many of these delegates into Chicago classrooms providing local students with unique international exchanges and experiences.
WorldChicago also offers Chicago-area citizens ways to be involved, including professional hosting, expertise sharing and social dinner-hosting. We offer full-day cultural experiences; home stay hosting; the opportunity to attend WorldChicago events to network and meet other internationally-minded Chicagoans.
We also offer interesting and meaningful mentoring, internship, and volunteer opportunities. WorldChicago is a non-profit organization that achieves these goals through federal government and private programs and individual donations.
Tripping, hosting and couch surfing are done at your own risk: please use good judgement and act responsibly.