Chicago Semester provides students with a full Chicago experience, living at one of our housing partner sites, located in some of the most unique areas in the city. Let us do the work for you! After you are accepted into the program, simply fill out your housing application, selecting the housing site you would like to live in and completing the roommate questionnaire, and we will do the rest. As a bonus, the housing Chicago Semester provides is incredibly affordable for city living. Our semester housing costs range between $550 – $600 per month, and that includes almost all utilities! This is often cheaper than housing on campus. What are you waiting for? Your new Chicago home is waiting for you.
Our longest standing housing site partner, Canterbury Court Apartments houses the majority of our Chicago Semester students every year. Located in one of the liveliest neighborhoods in Chicago, the Gold Coast, you will find some of the best food and entertainment right outside your front door! The Gold Coast is full of shops and restaurants, and is only a short walk away from Lake Michigan and the lakefront trail. Canterbury is right next to the CTA Red Line train, which provides access to some of the most popular sites in Chicago such as Millennium Park and Wrigley Field, as well as numerous CTA bus routes. You will share an apartment with one or two fellow Chicago Semester students. You can select your roommates ahead of time or let Chicago Semester staff match you.
Canterbury comes fully furnished, and includes coin operated laundry. When living in Canterbury you also have the option of signing up for a semester long gym membership at the Moody Bible Institute.
Though Chicago Semester makes housing arrangements for you, you will sign a lease with Canterbury Court Apartments, paying rent and giving you direct access to the on-site staff. For more information, contact Alexis Rivers, Student Services Coordinator and Registrar.
Located in another historic Chicago Neighborhood, Pilsen, La Casa is an innovative model in student housing that surrounds students with many benefits and resources of on-campus living – plus the added advantage of an onsite resource center. You will have instant community, as you and 9 other college students share an apartment cluster style suite. La Casa is a great fit for students looking for a dorm-like experience that includes in-place resources and support systems geared specifically towards college students.
With easy access to the CTA Pink Line, and several major CTA bus routes, La Casa is located in an ideal location that is minutes from downtown. The first floor of the building includes a coin operated laundry facility, fitness center and café. The top five floors of this environmentally friendly building house fully furnished student suites that include fully-equipped kitchens and shared student lounge spaces.
Though Chicago Semester makes your housing arrangements for you, please note that you are responsible for signing a lease with La Casa Student Housing, paying rent, following La Casa Student Housing rules and guidelines, and dealing directly with La Casa Student Housing should any issues arise. For more information, contact Alexis Rivers, Student Services Coordinator and Registrar.
More on Pilsen and the Resurrection Project
Pilsen is a community rich in culture and history. For over 150 years, Pilsen has served as a point of entry for thousands of immigrant families. Today, Pilsen is a predominately Latino community. Culture and art are infused throughout Pilsen in the form of vibrant murals on railroad overpasses, canvased walls of the train platform, as well as numerous festivals, museums and authentic cuisine.
Community Action and involvement is also a staple of this community. The mission of the Resurrection Project is, “to build relationships and challenge individuals to act on their faith and values by creating community ownership, building community wealth, and serving as stewards of community assets” (“The Resurrection Project RSS”).
Learn more about what the Resurrection Project is doing in the Pilsen community.