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 Ali: A CS Graphic Design Student

Posted on Oct 18, 2017 in General Student Blogs

Hey! I’m Ali Achterhof- a student from Northwestern College, and as you can see, I’m in the midst of the Chicago Semester! I’m a Graphic Design major with a minor in Public Relations and a passion in photography. With a creative mind and a short attention span, I’m not the best at writing, so good […]

Reflections from Daria: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Oct 16, 2017 in Student Teacher Blogs

Ownership of Learning, Teaching, and Culture Hello again!  We are now six weeks into the school year, and student teaching seems to be keeping me even busier with each week that goes by – particularly as I continue to take on more responsibilities and roles in the classroom.  As of this week, I will be […]

Reflections from Abby: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Oct 16, 2017 in Featured Stories, Social Work Student Blogs

Chi-town, My Town “Chicago is my kind of town Chicago is my kind of people too… Chicago is calling me home.”- Frank Sinatra Hello! My name is Abby Duran, and I am a senior social work student at Hope College. This semester I am completing a full-time internship at The Children’s Place Association, in their […]

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Group Visit Days: Saturday, November 11,  2017 and 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