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 Margiree: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 in Featured Stories, Social Work Student Blogs

Hello all! My name is Margiree Palmer. I am a senior social work major at Trinity Christian College. This semester I am interning at New Moms a non-profit agency that serves young moms between the ages of 16-24 located on the west side in the Austin community.  I work with the workforce development team, which […]

Reflections from Daria: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in Featured Stories, Student Teacher Blogs

Many Faces of Chicago Hello again!  It’s hard to believe the semester is already over halfway over!  Over the past few weeks, I have had opportunities to explore Chicago and better understand the city my students call their home.  We have had several non-routine days at Walsh recently, including festivities for Halloween and Día de […]

Reflections from Ali: A CS Graphic Design Student

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in Featured Stories, General Student Blogs

I hurried after Lisa, the kind woman who was showing me around the office and introducing me to everybody.  “Hi, this is Alice, our new intern.  Hi… yes, this is Alice.  She’s working in the marketing department.”  I would flash a smile and try to remember everybody’s name (knowing full well I might forget them […]

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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