Grow personally, professionally and academically.

Chicago Semester programs offer a unique opportunity to get hands-on work experience in your chosen field, delve into thought-provoking courses and discover strengths you may not even realize you have.

Broaden your horizons in a vibrant city, encouraged by a supportive community of peers, professors and mentors.

Big-City Living

Savor the fun and excitement of all Chicago has to offer.


Whatever your calling, we’ll work with you to find a meaningful internship.

Chicago is your Campus

Take courses for academic credit, using the entire city as your learning ground.

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"I feel I've grown the most this summer in terms of my adaptability and openness. During my time here in Chicago I have learned so much that I never could have gotten in my small town back home. If you're looking for an opportunity to expand your worldview, Chicago is the place for you!"

– Mia Condon

Class of '21, Internship at Lifeline Theatre & Pegasus Theatre

"I think the program and the city of Chicago itself has helped me understand so much about working, networking and growth. This is thanks to the program’s focus on building community in Chicago and exploring the meaning of our own vocation, and spirituality, which has illustrated to me how I can integrate those things wherever I go."

– Ramzi Torbey

Class of '21, Internship at Thresholds

"Chicago Semester gave me the opportunity to experience big city life, while also helping me grow professionally. Through my CS experience, I was exposed to many different cultures, learned new marketing techniques, and made new friends from all over the country."

– Cassie Clark

Class of '21, Internship at Edgewater Chamber of Commerce

Recent grad? You can still participate!

Chicago Semester also offers career-launching opportunities for recent college graduates. Build your resume and professional network to give your job search extra momentum.

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Can’t commit to a full-time internship? You can still get the experience you need to stand out!

Chicago Semester offers micro-internships during the summer and semester. This is a great option for students that need to be on their home campus for the semester or work part-time during the summer, but still want professional internship experience in their field of study.

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