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.
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.
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.
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.
A Few Deep Breaths I vividly remember my first day at the Chicago Semester office as a student teacher. It was a warm, Sunday afternoon and I was waiting for my train at the Irving Park “L” stop. I had been dreaming of student teaching with Chicago Semester since my sophomore year at Calvin College, […]
Hello everyone! My name is Daryn McMinn, and I’m a junior majoring in English at Ouachita Baptist University, which is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. I’m originally from Royse City, Texas, the epitome of small Southern towns. Having never lived so far from home and having never even visited Chicago previously, I’m experiencing a little bit […]
“”If you are considering applying for Chicago Semester, I would say JUMP IN.”- Alyssa Allen ’10
“CS prepares you to make a smooth transition to your post-collegiate life.”- Elliot Talen ’06