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Reflections from Andrew: A CS Biology Health Major

Blog #2 Greetings from the even snowier Gold Coast! This past weekend we were absolutely buried, receiving just about a foot of snow! It has certainly made for an interesting commute to work each morning, but also for some cozy evenings indoors. The last couple of weeks have been packed with work and learning but…
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Reflections from Mean: A CS Social Work Student

It’s been 4 weeks since I first began my internship and so many things have happened already! To give a little background, I work with the homeless population at Chicago Lights Social Services. We provide things like food, toiletries, coats, warm clothing, and assistance like obtaining/filing important documents. Every morning I help with our curbside…
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Reflections from Maria: A CS Nursing Student

While I don’t consider myself a coffee connoisseur, I was able to immerse myself in the world of coffee this past week. Upon entering the world’s largest Starbucks off of Michigan Ave. I was immediately surrounded by the comforting rich aroma of roasting coffee beans. Exploring all four levels revealed a restaurant, coffee bar, and…
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Reflections from Briana: A CS Student Teacher

Hello again! I am excited to show you some pictures from a walk I took with my friend Manna. This was Wednesday last week, we are both teaching remotely on Wednesdays. Manna is an elementary teacher, so she goes in for in-person instruction four days of the week. She is an amazingly sweet person. Even…
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Reflections from Briana: A CS Student Teacher

Hello! My name is Briana Coman and go to Trinity Christian College. I am a student teacher for Solorio Academy High School. I am currently living in Chicago for a semester abroad with the program Chicago Semester and it has been so exciting. I actually live about an hour away from Chicago, so this is…
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Reflections from Maria: A CS Nursing Student

Maria Egloff: Senior Nursing Student from Hope College After three night-shifts at the hospital, two classes, commuting through a blizzard, and a celebratory pizza run I’m happy to say my first official week in Chicago was a success! When beginning anything new there can be a mix of both excitement and apprehension. Earlier this week…
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Reflections from Mean: A CS Social Work Student

Mean Zanderveen: Senior Social Work Student from Calvin University Hello beautiful people! I am currently reporting from my Canterbury Court Apartment room. My room is on the 12th floor and is quite large. My general living space contains a twin bed, a kitchen, a massive closet, and a bathroom. My room is also next to…
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Reflections from Andrew: A CS Biology Health Major

Greetings from the snowy Gold Coast! My name is Andrew Phelps and this is my blog “The Word on the Street”. I am a senior biology health major, originally from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. My goal is to become a pediatric DO and to help me get there I am completing an…
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Reflections from Janae: A CS Student Teacher

The last blog post of the semester!? WHAT!? Crazy to think that Thanksgiving is this week and Christmas is right around the corner! I only have 4 weeks of student teaching left and will be leaving my home in Chicago even sooner! Wow how time flies! I have super exciting news to share before I…
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Reflections from Mikaela: A CS Business and Communications Student

Welcome to the final tea party! I know, bonkers right? Not to be dramatic, but this is my final chance to give you all the Chicago Semester wisdom I can before I leave you to your own discoveries! For anyone interested in doing Chicago Semester, I encourage you to read some of our blogs to…
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