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 Emilee: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on May 3, 2018 in Featured Stories, Student Teacher Blogs

“Life begins outside of your comfort zone.” A phrase that I never really understood until I packed up my things and moved to Chicago to take on the most challenging, yet rewarding, semester of my college career. Not only did I walk into a classroom to help move twenty-nine sweet and knowledgeable second graders towards […]

Reflections from Jennie: A CS Business Student

Posted on Apr 30, 2018 in Featured Stories, General Student Blogs

It is strange to look back and realize that I have been living in Chicago for an entire Semester. Before January, I had never been to this city before and now it has become a temporary home that will carry a piece of my heart for the rest of my life. These last few weeks […]

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 […]

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