Life in Chicago

Your story begins today. Put yourself in the Chicago Semester experience and explore what your life could look like in the Windy City.

Who are we?

The mission of Chicago Semester is to provide urban, experiential education from a Christian perspective that equips students for integrated personal, professional, and public lives.

Living Living

You will live in the heart of the city of Chicago, completely immersing yourself in a global urban environment as you navigate the benefits and complexities of city life.

Learning Learning

You will take courses for academic credit that foster engagement in issues significant to the city and allow you to grow professionally as you explore issues of vocation and calling.

Working Working

You will complete a full-time internship in your field of study, gaining essential professional experience, setting you apart from your peers as you enter a competitive job market.

Student Blogs

Reflections from Daria: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Dec 12, 2017 in Student Teacher Blogs

Over the past week, I have started to transition out of full time teaching so that my departure at the end of the upcoming week will be smoother for the students. It has been a little strange not teaching during the algebra classes, although I have still been busy taking care of other tasks around […]

Reflections from Abby: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Dec 11, 2017 in Featured Stories

Hi again! So here we are, already in December with the semester all but finished. A quick snapshot of the second half of the semester… My internship at the Children’s Place has wrapped up and I have transferred the families on my caseload to other interns. I have had the chance to experience ethical service […]

Reflections from Daria: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in Student Teacher Blogs

Celebrations All Around I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Now that the holiday has passed, the remaining weeks are going to go by in a flash.  The week before Thanksgiving was extremely hectic at Walsh – the students had a test, two field trips, a merit party, and report card pickup!  Despite the lack […]

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Group Visit Days: Saturday,  November 11, 2017 and April 7, 2018. 


Alyssa Allen ’10

“”If you are considering applying for Chicago Semester, I would say JUMP IN.”

- Alyssa Allen ’10
Elliot Talen ’06

“CS prepares you to make a smooth transition to your post-collegiate life.”

- Elliot Talen ’06