Discover a new culture together and build life-long friendships -- host an international visitor!
WorldChicago is seeking homestay hosts for 32 Professional Fellows participating in the U.S. Department of State's Professional Fellow'sProgram from October 7 -November 14! Professional Fellows places mid-career (aged 25-45) entrepreneurs, government and NGO officials, and legal professionals at U.S. organizations to further understand of U.S. public and private practices and foster stronger person-to-person grassroot ties. WorldChicago will be welcoming fellows from Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Moldovia, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam, India, Pakistan and Kazakhstan for 1-, 3-, and 4-week fellowships. Stipends are available to homestay hosts for this program. Participants’ are fulent in English.
Participants reside with Chicago-area host families during the program. Anyone can be a host! Our incredible roster of homestay hosts include families of all shapes and sizes, single young professionals, retirees, returned Peace Corps volunteers, travelers, teachers, city dwellers, suburbanites, and more -- all united by a common interest in learning about the amazing diversity of international cultures, while sharing a piece of their own. Hosts provide a bed and some meals, but more importantly, they help immerse our visitors in everyday American life. WorldChicago provides program activities weekdays 9-5.
If interested in additional details of this program please contact Brian Peckrill at Bpeckrill@worldchicago.org or (312)254-1800 x 100 or visit our website at http://www.worldchicago.org/new-homestay-hosts/.
Host a visitor, make a friend for life. Volunteer today!
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Relationship Building
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Evenings and Weekends