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Reflections from Tiffany: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

It was the summer of 2001, and I was six years old. My mom had taken my younger brother and I to the Museum of Science and Industry in the beautiful south side neighborhood of Hyde Park. I recall being in awe not only of the lush greenery that surrounded us but also of the […]

Reflections from Sarah: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 in Social Work Student Blogs, 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 […]

Reflections from Colton: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

Hey, I’m Colton Clark. I’m currently a Social Work student from Hope College here at the Chicago semester. I’m from Holland, Michigan; a town on the west coast known best for it’s lakeside views and Tulip Time in May. I have long wanted to live and work in an urban environment, and this Semester has […]

Reflections from Samantha: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

Hi! I’m Samantha Bandstra, a social work student at Chicago Semester. After just a few weeks living in the Windy City, I have fallen in love with the city and its people. I assumed that people in Chicago would be too busy to talk, but I was happily surprised when many of the people I […]

Reflections from Bernadette: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

HELLO! My name is Bernadette Arthur, and I am a spring 2017 Chicago Semester student. Transitioning from a smaller city like Grand Rapids (where my college Calvin College is) to a larger city like Chicago has been a refreshing experience for me. I grew up in the city of Accra, Ghana, West Africa, and so […]

Reflections from Kailey: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

ENERGY, DIVERSITY, LIFE. The early morning walk to the Clark and Division Red Line isn’t as bad, when I notice the rest of Chicago seems to be awake, rising and shining for the day ahead. I am part of something special. I am part of a community. I catch the train, sit down and look […]