Loyola University Chicago

THEA Institute


Below are the most frequently asked questions about the program.

  • All meals and snacks
  • Lodging in the residence halls
  • Transportation to field work throughout the week
  • Supplies
  • THEA T-shirt
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Bathing suit
  • Comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Journal
  • Beach towel
  • Goggles (not mandatory)
  • Sunscreen
  • iPad (not mandatory, but could be useful for group projects)
  • Pillow and bedding
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol

Yes, we accommodate all dietary restrictions and preferences, including vegan and gluten-free diets.

No, the THEA Institute is designed to be engaging through a wide variety of hands-on activities from fieldwork around the city of Chicago to service projects to small group reflection to recreational time at the beach.

In the case of an emergency with a youth participant, Loyola staff will contact the individual(s) listed on the youth participant's medical form and contract medical professionals immediately, if medical attention is required. If there is an emergency in the youth participant's family, please contact the Program Director, Dr. Lisa Reiter, to discuss the situation and coordinate logistics.