WorldChicago Youth Ambassadors from France, Martinique, and Guadeloupe spent the day with us to experience learning like GCE students. WorldChicago facilitates collaboration between people from all over the world to advance national security, economic development, and social justice. WorldChicago is a local coordinator for the 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.

The international students joined us in classes, ate lunch with us, and participated in our Soapbox discussion. The students from France, Martinique, and Guadeloupe shared anecdotes about their school-life in comparison to what they’ve experienced in Chicago. Upon leaving at the end of the day, WorldChicago Youth ambassadors and GCE students exchanged social media handles, so we look forward to keeping up with our visitors.

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2 thoughts on “WorldChicago Youth Ambassadors

  1. Hey, GCE students and friends,
    This is simply wonderful. This kind of contact with kids from around the world provides new perspectives, finds commonalities, and makes friends. While you’re having that experience, I am in Tanzania visiting a little elementary school named Shikabania. You can find it on the web. I am going to be with you in school somewhat soon. I look forward to seeing all of you again.
    Eleanor Nicholson

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