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 28, 2017 in Student Blog

The Greatest City in the World After the week I had, I could leave Chicago right now and be completely happy. I made a lot of phone calls, typed many emails, and learned that the world of PR and branding takes a lot of grind, but it all pays off. That’s exactly why I’m here […]

Reflections from Samantha: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in 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 Alex: A CS BSN Student

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 in Student Blog

An Introduction Hi! My name is Alex Riley and I am a senior nursing student at Hope College. It’s okay if you have never heard of my school, as most people have not. It is a tiny, liberal arts school in Holland, Michigan. It is a quaint town where Dutch people sell wooden shoes and […]

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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