Seeking Host Families for International Professional Fellows!


Cause Areas


Fri Oct 07, 2016 - Mon Nov 14, 2016


72 E Randolph St2nd FloorChicago, IL 60601


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 or (312)254-1800 x 100 or visit our website at

Host a visitor, make a friend for life. Volunteer today!


  • Turkish
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Russian
  • Hospitality
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Evenings and Weekends
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