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 Daryn: A CS English Student

Posted on Oct 16, 2018 in Featured Stories, General Student Blogs

Hello again! I’ve just reached the end of my seventh week here in Chicago, which means after just one more week, it’ll be halfway through the semester, which is crazy!! I haven’t been able to decide yet if it feels like I’ve been here longer or shorter than seven weeks. It seems like forever ago […]

Reflections from Allison: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Oct 16, 2018 in Social Work Student Blogs

A Type 7 in the City If you have spent time around or consider yourself a millennial or “gen Z-er,” you most likely have heard of the Enneagram or been asked “what number are you?!” as an exuberant individual looks at you with anticipation. This personality test has become the topic of numerous conversations and […]

Reflections from Rebekah: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Oct 16, 2018 in Student Teacher Blogs

Midpoint Madness Lesson plans, assignments, edTPA, OH MY! I’m about to start full time teaching for six weeks and it feels SO crazy. It seems like just yesterday I was meeting my teacher and getting to know my students for the first time. We are just now reaching our mid-point of the semester. This week […]

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