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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 Alex: A CS BSN Student

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 in Student Blog

Pizza and Company This week one of my nursing professors from Hope visited the nursing students at Chicago semester and took us out to dinner. The six of us went to Giordano’s on Rush St. for some Chicago deep dish, which is my absolute favorite kind of pizza. J If you have never been, it should […]

Reflections from Libbie: A CS Communication Student

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in Student Blog

Adventures in Wicker Park Ever been in a record store? I had my first visit to one this weekend. The store seemed welcoming to all interested in music of all kinds with floor to ceiling front windows and a huge sign reading, “Reckless Records.” I described the experience to my friend as calming and comfortable. […]

Reflections from Alex: A CS BSN Student

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in Student Blog

Surviving the CTA With seven different train routes and hundreds of different bus routes, riding public transportation in Chicago can seem very intimidating at first. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago my whole life, and I was the girl who drove her car everywhere. The only bus I had ever taken was the […]

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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