Spend your summer in the beautiful City of Chicago as it comes alive during the long and warm summer months. Between classes relax along the shores of Lake Michigan or take a walk through one of 570 public parks. On weekends, attend concerts, festivals, and cultural events throughout the city’s unique neighborhoods. Learning about American culture is best done through experience and summer in Chicago has a lot to offer.
Chicago Center students enrolled in the summer semester select courses from the undergraduate catalogue, taking up to six credits (two classes) over the six-week long term. Summer students are encouraged to attend community activities at the International House and participate in local day-trips around Chicago and the Midwest.
Summer 2017 events include:
Cheese Tour, Art Museum, and Summerfest in Wisconsin
Observe the art of cheese making at Clock Shadow Creamery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin followed by a sampling of fresh cheese after the tour. In the afternoon, explore the Milwaukee Art Museum and take some free time to relax along the lakefront or grab a coffee at one of the city’s many cafés. As the sun goes down, dance the night away to the music of Summerfest, the world's largest outdoor music festival featuring multiple bands and stages.
Berry Picking and Beach Visit in Michigan
Spend a day soaking up sunshine in the warm sands of Michigan's most famous beaches. In the afternoon, head to a rural Michigan farm for berry picking. Get your fill of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries to take home or enjoy on the road.
Second City Comedy Show
Prepare to laugh at Chicago's most famous comedy club, The Second City. Opened in 1959, "The Second City" holds live performances every night and distinguishes itself as the birthplace for many American comedians such as Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Bill Murray, and more.
Chicago Food Tour
Eat your way from restaurant to restaurant learning about the unique culture of Chicago's famous food scene. Being a city of neighborhoods, no two areas of town are alike. Try local flavors and cuisine not found anywhere else.
Chicago Architectural Boat Tour
Chicago is also home to the original skyscraper. Scattering the skyline with unique shapes, every building has a story and there is no better way to learn about these histories than floating along the Chicago River by Tour Ship
Students interested in enrolling in the Summer 2017 semester are encourage to apply online by April 15, 2017