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Reflections from Janae: A CS Student Teacher

Welcome back to student teaching COVID edition! As I mentioned in my last blog, things look a little different this year and boy have there already been some twists and turns! I cannot believe that it is already October, but like they say, “Time flies when you’re having fun!” ooorrr when you are super busy!…
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Reflections from Mikaela: A CS Business and Communications Student

Hello and greetings from my cozy Canterbury Court Apartments! Here’s my five second introduction. Don’t worry I made sure it was five seconds. I am Mikaela and I am a senior studying Business and Communication at Dordt University (4.73 seconds to be exact). Today I find myself looking out to the beautiful city lights of…
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Reflections from Bethanie: A CS BSW Student

Blog #1: First off, thank you so much for joining my journey here in Chicago, make your self comfortable. Grab some coffee or tea, sit somewhere comfortable, and just enjoy. My name is Bethanie Blackann. I am a senior at Kuyper College getting my Bachelor in Social Work with a specialization. The reason I am…
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Reflections from Janae Wynja: A CS Student Teacher

Hello! Welcome to the inside scoop of Chicago Semester Student Teaching COVID edition! As you probably know schools look a little different for both students and teachers this year. Since the students are not at school in person, the teachers are also not required to be in school to teach, so I have been teaching…
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August Updates from Chicago Semester

Welcoming Students this Fall We are excited to welcome our Fall 2020 students to Chicago in the coming weeks. This fall we will be utilizing Chicago parks and outdoor spaces for classes and orientation, engaging students in virtual and outdoor fine art events and creating opportunities for internships to be partially completed online. We have…
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Emerging as a Professional

Allison Raddatz ’20, first learned about Chicago Semester when she was a prospective student on a visit to Trinity Christian College (IL). Allison had dreams of attending a school in the city of Chicago, but Trinity’s campus just felt like home. Allison’s admissions counselor told her about Chicago Semester and she loved the idea of…
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Chicago Semester in 2020

Each year Chicago Semester broadens its impact as we serve more students from our growing list of partner colleges and universities. This past year over 125 students embarked on the Chicago Semester experience, emerging as professionals in their chosen fields, pursuing their vocational callings and faithfully engaging their communities. We invite you to share in celebrating their stories by clicking…
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Final Reflections from Spring 2020 Bloggers

We loved our Spring 2020 Chicago Semester students. They handled unexpected changes with grace and we are thankful to have worked with such incredible students this semester. Here are a few final reflections from some of of our semester bloggers.   I can’t emphasize enough how grateful I am for my time in Chicago, however…
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Reflections from Mariah: A CS Communications Student

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” My mom has instilled this quote in me for as long as I can remember. Never in my wildest thoughts would I have imagined being sent home from Chicago because of a global pandemic, but here we are. That saying has been with me from the…
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Reflections from Brittney: A CS BSW Student

Hello Everyone, Sorry for the delay in posting, but as many of you have heard, much has changed since the last time I sat down to write. The biggest being that, due to the coronavirus, Chicago Semester has officially been moved online. Not only have our classes been moved to an online format, but this…
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