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 Cailee: A CS BSW Student

Posted on May 8, 2017 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

Hello, Cailee Veenstra here! I am a recent Social Work graduate from Dordt College and had the amazing opportunity to complete my learning while interning in Chicago. I have had some incredible learning experiences because of this internship, and am abundantly grateful for all those who contributed to my learning. I interned at New Moms, […]

Reflections from Alex: A CS BSN Student

Posted on May 3, 2017 in Nursing Student Blogs, Student Blog

New Beginnings Chicago semester Spring 2017 is officially over! I had a very positive experience with this program and I encourage those who are considering studying in Chicago to dive in head first as I learned so much about others and myself through this internship. Not only did I grow professionally, but personally as well. […]

Reflections from Sarah: A CS Student Teacher, Spring 2017

Posted on May 1, 2017 in Student Blog, Student Teacher Blogs

Final Thoughts I am now on my final week of student teaching and I will be observing classrooms in Cooper, another public school, and my own class for the rest of the week. I cannot believe that I am almost done and that I could have my own classroom this fall! This past week I […]

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We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.

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Group Visit Days: Saturday, November 11,  2017 and Saturday, 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