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 Janelle: A CS English Student

Posted on Nov 29, 2018 in General Student Blogs

The Final Countdown T-minus two weeks until the last day of my internship. T-minus two and a half weeks until finals are done. It’s safe to say things are heating up, even as the weather’s cooling down. Now, I don’t have a motto, but one of my go-to phrases is, “Set your expectations low and […]

Reflections from Rebekah: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Nov 29, 2018 in Student Teacher Blogs

Ready for Change? You would think that I would be full of energy post-Thanksgiving break. You would also think that I would be fired up and excited to tackle my last two and a half weeks of student teaching! (Oh my goodness, how has time gone by this fast?) Unfortunately, both of those statements above […]

Reflections from Allison: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Nov 12, 2018 in Social Work Student Blogs

When a friend told me today that Thanksgiving is only eleven days away, I thought they were joking…how can it already be the holiday season?! We just moved to the city! But the Christmas lights are beginning to be put on the trees, the holiday displays are set up in store fronts, and Mariah Carey […]

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Elliot Talen ’06

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

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