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 Nicolette: A CS Communications Student

Posted on Oct 21, 2016 in Featured Stories

As a Magnificent Mile intern I get access to some pretty cool opportunities. We have monthly membership events at various members venues, for instance, last month we had a membership event at Lou Malnati’s where we were able to network with prominent Michigan Avenue businesses while eating pizza and tiramisu. Not a bad deal! Another really cool […]

Reflections from Samantha: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 in Student Blog

TREAT YOURSELF! I have learned many valuable lessons this week in Chicago, as I do every week. One of these lessons was the importance of taking care for yourself. This week has been filled with surprises, events and activities. As an introverted person, these surprises, paired with the constant hustle and bustle of student teaching […]

Reflections from Kristen: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 in Student Blog

THE SELFIE STICK MADE IT TO CHICAGO Moving to Chicago was one of the bigger changes that I have experienced. I was SO nervous about what life would be like in a big city and if I could handle the drastic differences from my small-town life in Byron Center, MI. Little did I know that […]

Alyssa Allen ’10

“”If you are considering applying for Chicago Semester, I would say JUMP IN.”

- Alyssa Allen ’10
Erin Campbell ’12

“You will gain valuable experience in a field of your choice, opening doors for future opportunities in Chicago and beyond.”

- Erin Campbell ’12
Elliot Talen ’06

“Chicago Semester prepares you to make a smooth transition to your post-collegiate life.”

- Elliot Talen ’06