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 Maggie: A CS Summer Student

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 in Summer Student Blogs

Well, well, well…  The time has come for me to write my fourth and FINAL blog post regarding my time here in Chicago. It truly amazes me when I think back over the 10 short, SHORT weeks and see just how much has changed over the course of this summer.   I’m probably the most sentimental […]

Reflections from Maggie: A CS Summer Student

Posted on Jul 18, 2018 in Summer Student Blogs

YA’LL!  I have less than two weeks here in Chicago… I don’t think it has completely hit me yet (which is a good thing because I’ll be a wreck when it does—yikes).   Knowing that this experience is coming to an end (and much too quickly then I would prefer), I am finding myself in quite […]

Reflections from Maggie: A CS Summer Student

Posted on Jul 3, 2018 in Summer Student Blogs

Hi again! WOW—have things changed since the last time I posted! When I wrote my first blog post (which I hope you all made your way to), I had been here in Chicago for a whole month. I thought time had just FLOWN by, as I had already completed two weeks of classes and two […]

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