November 12, 2019 News & Happenings Print

Featured In This Issue

Don't Forget to Register!

"We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria"
Professor Wendy Pearlman
November 20th, 2019
5:30 to 7:30 to p.m.
The Brown Palace Hotel

Learn More and Register Here!

Remember, Remember the Triumph of November!

WorldDenver's 7th Annual Global Cup Challenge was a huge success!
The Truman Fellows took the first place prize, followed by the Boulder Brain Busters #2 in second and Moscow Mitch 2020 rounding out third.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VICTORS! And for everyone else, there's always next year!

Be Sure to Take Our Annual Member Survey!

We invite you to show your support for WorldDenver AND have the chance to win a $5 Starbucks gift card or free entrance to an event. Your feedback helps us better serve you and provide the high quality programs you deserve. Thank you for your support!

To take the survey, click here!

Back to top

Colorado Gives Day

Schedule Your Colorado Gives Day Donation!

At WorldDenver, we believe that international exchange increases our capacity for empathy and builds a more peaceful world. Now more than ever, be a part of our work to build bridges between Denver and the world by scheduling your donation for December 10th! Simply select "Colorado Gives Day" under donation frequency.

For more info visit:

Back to top

A Note from Our Executive Director

Dear WorldDenver members and supporters,

Last night, I shared dinner with more than a dozen women sports journalists from around the world visiting Denver through a WorldDenver exchange. It was remarkable to hear them share their stories of fighting adversity and rising to the top of a traditionally male-dominated field. Individually, many of them are the only woman covering sports in their newsroom, in their market, or even in their country. Together, they found power in their shared experience and made connections that will last throughout their lives. 

That’s the impact of international exchange. Along with the sports journalists, this month WorldDenver hosted a student exchange from France and the West Indies, a delegation working to empower women in Ukraine, and a group of young professionals from around the world learning career skills in Denver. In total, we have made it possible for more than 500 students, public officials, business and non-profit leaders to visit Denver to exchange ideas and share expertise and culture from around the globe. 

Speaking of expertise, this morning we held an informative and engaging briefing on the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement with the Canadian Consul-General and the Colorado Business Roundtable, graciously hosted by Ireland Stapleton.

Next Wednesday, Professor Wendy Pearlman will present stories and reflections on the Syrian uprising, war, and refugee experience from her book We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled: Voices from Syria at the Brown Palace Hotel. On December 4, we’ll host a timely presentation on cybersecurity and protecting the integrity of our elections by Samuel Visner, Director of the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center.  

Also, a group of WorldDenver members left today on a two-week travel experience to Bhutan. We have exciting itineraries planned for Bulgaria and Indonesia in 2020.  

Of course, none of this happens without your membership and support. If you believe in the power of international exchange, please make a gift to WorldDenver on Colorado Gives Day on December 10. You can schedule your gift today! 

Thank you for your support, 

John M. Krieger 
Executive Director
[email protected]

Back to top

Upcoming Events

November WorldDenver Dines Out

Thursday, November 14
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Bronze Empire
Learn more and register here!

"We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria" with Professor Wendy Pearlman

Wednesday, November 20
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Brown Palace
Learn more and register here!

"The Evolution and Future of Cybersecurity - Challenging Our Assumptions" with Samuel Sanders Visner

Wednesday, December 4
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
Learn more and register here!

Back to top

WorldDinner Opportunities

Our WorldDinners program is a unique opportunity for our members to open their homes to visitors from around the world and show them what an authentic American home-cooked meal truly means.

Don’t feel like you have the space to host a dinner but are still able to provide transportation for the visitors? Request to be a co-host! 

Email [email protected] for more information and to request to host or co-host.

We do not currently have any WorldDinner opportunities, but if you are interested in hosting in the future, please reach out to [email protected]!

Back to top

Homestay Hosting Opportunities

Homestay Hosts needed for last exchange of 2019!!!


December 6th - 14th, 2019 (7 adult participants - transportation provided)

YOUTH AMBASSADORS from Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua

January 28th-February 10th, 2020 (16 high school participants and 2 adult mentors)

**  ** **

The Youth Ambassadors need to be brought to the WorldDenver office each morning and picked up every evening, and the Open World Group will have provided transportation to bring them from host homes to WorldDenver or a central meeting spot each morning!

Please note: If you are interested in hosting for our 2020 programs, WorldDenver will need to have you complete a new application to keep in compliance with the State Department. A new home check and background check will be requested if it has been more than a year since your last one!

Contact [email protected] or visit our application link here:

Back to top

Upcoming Travel Programs

Save the Date for WorldDenver's 2020 Travel Opportunities!

The Balkans: April 18 to 31, 2020

Indonesia: September 8 to 19, 2020

For more information, contact [email protected]

Back to top

Not a Member? Join WorldDenver Today!

Click here for more information on our membership programs including updated benefits and ways to get more involved. 

Is membership not for you? You can still support our mission to strengthen and expand the community of engaged global citizens and organizations in Colorado by making a donation.

Back to top

WorldDenver Thanks Our Corporate Members

Corporate Member: $5,000 Consul Level

Corporate Member: $1,500 Envoy Level

Back to top

Unique Opportunities


Judging Opportunity for We The People Competition

Overland High School is hosting their annual We The People Competition and are looking for judges for November 15th from 9:30 to 12:00 p.m.

If you are interested, please contact Kelly Jones-Wagy at [email protected]

Judging Opportunity for a Model UN

St. Mary's Academy and The Kent Denver school are co-hosting a Model United Nations Meet in the Kent Denver Upper School and are looking for judges. Details below:

  • Attend a training session the morning of the event

  • Observe councils and evaluate delegates

  • Breakfast and lunch will be served

Saturday, November 16th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(or 3:45 p.m. if you would like to stay for the awards ceremony)

Please email Anne Evans at [email protected] if you would like to volunteer as a judge or if you have any questions about this opportunity!

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX)

CBYX is a full scholarship exchange program that annually offers 250 young Americans the opportunity to live with a host family and attend high school in Germany for an academic year. The program is available to high school students in Colorado between the ages of 15 and 18 ½ with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

More information can be found at the ECA website and application can be found at

Deadline to apply is December 3, 2019.

DSCI Seeking a Development Director 

Denver Sister Cities International (DSCI) is hiring!

Be a part of a remarkable organization that bridges four continents, thirteen municipal governments, at least fifteen languages, and nearly twenty million city dwellers. Please send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

Job Description for DSCI Development Director

Back to top


Back to top