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 Kendra: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 in Social Work Student Blogs

When I was a junior in high school, I went on a spring break trip with my best friend and our mothers. We drove all through the east half of the country, trying to find our dream college. During this trip, I was trying to determine my own path. As everyone was getting ready for […]

Reflections from Emilee: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 in Student Teacher Blogs

As I begin week 10 of my journey here in Chicago I am confident that my choice to participate in this program was the best decision for me.  I continue to be challenged daily and have gained the needed tools to handle these moments of opportunity.  I have seen my ability to manage the classroom […]

Reflections from Emilee: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Mar 6, 2018 in Student Teacher Blogs

It is hard to believe I am already in my seventh week here in Chicago.  I am a little less than halfway done and the time is flying by.  The past few weeks have been extremely busy diving into my edTPA requirements for licensure in the state of Illinois, as well as taking complete control […]

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We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.

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Group Visit Day: Saturday, April 7, 2018. 


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