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.
Student teaching in Chicago seemed far-fetched for a small town girl like me. However, when the opportunity presented itself, I could not help but feel intrigued and excited at the chance to step outside my comfort zone and grow personally and professionally. My name is Emilee Livesay and I am starting my 4th week at […]
Hi there, I’m Jennie Droog. I am a junior at Dordt College studying business with an emphasis in marketing and minor in accounting. If asked to describe myself, you would quickly realize that I am probably one of the most typical “small town” girls you’ll ever meet. I call the beautiful northwest corner of Iowa […]
“”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