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 Bailey: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Apr 11, 2018 in Featured Stories

In our society today, there are so many social issues that cause our nation to be so divided. When I decided to enter the social work program at Spring Arbor University, I knew I was in a field where I could speak up and make others notice the injustice occurring in our nation. During my […]

Reflections from Emilee: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Apr 11, 2018 in Student Teacher Blogs

With only four weeks to go, I am torn between the excitement of graduation and the reality that I will be leaving the city and my students soon.  That said, there is still work that has to be done before any of this can happen! So what has happened in room 222 this past week?  […]

Reflections from Jennie: A CS Business Student

Posted on Apr 11, 2018 in General Student Blogs

It is hard to believe that this experience is almost over. There are times when I can’t wait to get home, but most days I can’t believe how fast it has gone. Choosing to spend a semester away from campus is never an easy decision. For me, I loved my campus, my community, and my […]

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