About the Program
The Chicago Center at Loyola provides undergraduate and graduate students from outside the U.S. an opportunity to pursue a semester or year of study at one of Chicago’s top universities. Students enroll in up to five undergraduate classes, including a seminar designed specifically for Chicago Center students about the history and culture of the city. In addition to classes and local outings, students embark on two excursion trips to other U.S. cities each semester. Throughout the program’s duration, students reside in Loyola’s International House, a cross-cultural living and learning community for international and American students.
Who should apply for the Chicago Center Program?
Undergraduate and graduate students from outside the U.S. with at least a sophomore standing and a minimum GPA 2.8 may apply. The program also requires that students take the TOEFL (minimum 550) or TOEFL IBT (minimum 79), or that students have an IELTS score of 5.5 for conditional admission with some ESL required, or 6 for full admission.
Students in this program will be given a program certificate upon successful completion of all courses for the semester or year. A transcript with grades will be provided upon request.