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 Libbie: A CS Communication Student

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 in Student Blog

DISCOVERY #421 (approximately) is that contemporary art is really, really cool. One of the classes I’m enrolled in, appropriately entitled “Art in the City” requires us students to go and experience one show, exhibit, play, musical, etc. at least once a week. On Tuesday the Museum of Contemporary art had free admission to all Illinois […]

Reflections from Bernadette: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 in 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 Sarah: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 in Student Blog

TORTAS, TELEGRAPHS, AND TEACHING This week, I was given more freedom to assert myself as a leader in our classroom when working with small groups. In science, students had the opportunity to create their own “telegraph” by using electromagnets and send secret messages to another group by using a code. My CT asked me to […]

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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