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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 Alex: A CS BSN Student

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 in Student Blog

Faith > Fear I have just a few more weeks left working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. As I look back at where I started a few months ago, I see so much growth and independence in the clinical setting. Through out this experience, I have learned so much more than just maturing in my nursing […]

Reflections from Sarah: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 in Student Blog

Creativity is Key This week felt like a real taste of full control since it was our first normal week in a while. My teacher wasn’t getting observed, we didn’t have PARCC testing, or any of the other events that have seemed to scramble our schedule these past few weeks. It was a long week […]

Reflections from Sarah: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 in Student Blog

Growing up in the southwest suburbs I was not entirely unfamiliar with the Windy City, however, I’ve learned that visiting Chicago and living in Chicago are two completely different things. Spending just one day in the city does not compare to the excitement of living here for an entire semester. Chicago has been one of […]

There is still time to apply to Chicago Semester!

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.

Apply Today!

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