Wherever you want to go, Chicago Semester helps get you there.

For 45 years, we’ve been providing opportunities for students to gain real world experience in an exciting big city.

Are you ready to broaden your perspective?

Explore & Engage

Limitless learning possibilities inside and outside the classroom and workplace will intrigue, challenge and inspire you.

BUILD YOUR RESUME

A full-time internship in your chosen field of interest delivers valuable professional experience to help launch your career.

EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS

Grow your confidence, adaptability and problem-solving skills as you navigate city life, supported by a caring community.

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"The most important aspect of this semester has been the ability to grow professionally. From having the opportunity to conduct business meetings to networking with others, I have met some amazing people both in and out of the Chicago Semester program."

– Connor Gisby

Class of ‘18, International Business, Internship at Chicago Sky

"Having the opportunity to live, learn and work in the city of Chicago has given me the opportunity to learn a lot about myself and the work in the world I want to do after graduation... I'll take a lot of memories back home with me along with some life-long friends."

– Kendra McGinnis

Class of ‘18, Public Relations, Internship at The Field Museum

"This semester allowed me to grow as a person and to challenge myself. I was given experiences and challenges I would not have faced back in my home college. This experience has made me a better person and teacher."

– Lillybeth Mendez

Class of 18, Spanish Education, Student Teaching Placement at Benito Juarez High School

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We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.

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Are you an alum? Reconnect with Chicago Semester!

We offer plenty of opportunities to stay active with the Chicago Semester community and our 4,500-strong alumni network.

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