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Reflections from Annie: A CS Nursing Student

Oh my stars have the last several weeks flown by with both joys of the happy and bittersweet kinds. Adventures have included exploration of the Chicago Natural History Museum, ’80 & ’90s-themed milkshake bars, the “World’s Best Fried Chicken”, the creamiest of ice creams, the Art Institute, green rivers, the Cheesecake Factory Experience, nostalgia of…
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Reflections from Anna: A CS Student Teacher

These past few weeks have been less adventurous than the first. The busyness of full take over in my 4th grade classroom in Chinatown has been an adventure in and of itself. It has been such a joy to spend time with them and read the work that they create. There have been brief moments…
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Reflections From Vanessa: A CS BSW Student

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw   Living in the heart of the city has made me grow personally and professionally. If I thought being a college student living alone on campus shaped me to be become an adult, then living in the city alone goes above and…
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Reflections from Anna: A CS Student Teacher

Time has been flying on the wings of the windy city. Since my last post, I have switched placements and submitted my edTPA. Both come with a level of anxiety and stress. The anxiety of entering in to a new place was mixed with the sadness at leaving the old behind. Each of my students…
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Reflections from Vanessa: A CS BSW Student

I am about two months into Chicago Semester I have been able to learn so much and still a lot left to explore. I have found living in the city feels at times like it moves much quicker than it does. I am constantly  busy between my internship, classes, cooking, shopping, wandering around and more….
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Reflections from Matt: A CS Marketing Student

This past month has been filled with new challenges, familiar faces, new faces becoming familiar faces, self-discovery, good food, and some unforgettable experiences. Now that I’m almost two months into my time in Chicago (When did that happen?!) I feel like I’ve really established a firm foothold in the city. I know where I like…
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Spring News from Chicago Semester!

Students Engage Public Life in Chicago Our students are witnessing democracy in action here in the city. Chicago voters will have the opportunity to participate in a historical runoff election on April 2, electing the city’s first African American female into office. As a program we are committed to “equipping students for integrated personal, professional…
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Don't miss our book and wine pull on Friday, April 12!

Join the Story on Friday, April 12 as we celebrate 45 years!  This interactive evening at the American Writers Museum will include delicious food and drink, games, live music, a silent auction and book and wine pull. You won’t want to miss the highlighted opportunities below to give to Chicago Semester – check it out!…
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Reflections from Annie: A CS Nursing Student

Hello from the Windy City!   Week 1 A week into moving to Chicago, I was already absolutely in love with all of the experiences that Chicago has to offer.  Most of the first weekend was filled with orientation sessions that help us understand how to live in the city, but I also began to…
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Visit the American Writers Museum with us on Friday, April 12!

  About the Venue   Chicago Semester’s 45th Anniversary Awards Celebration will take place at the interactive American Writers Museum in the heart of downtown Chicago. The Museum opened to the public in 2017 and just a few months later was ranked the #1 Best Illinois Attraction by The USA TODAY 10Best Readers. Learn more here! We are proud…
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