Center for Urban Life & Culture
Discover yourself and your culture in new ways by interacting with the diversity of Chicago, America's "city of neighborhoods."
During your three week learning experience, you'll get to know a Chicago most visitors rarely see, by volunteering three full days a week at an agency or organization within your major.
Chicago Center works with all majors -- even undecided! Other days of the term are just as exciting. You'll see cutting-edge theater and be exposed to the city's rich mosaic of blues, jazz, gospel and Latino music. You'll get to know ethnic neighborhoods and experience Chicago's world-renowned cuisines in their true settings. You'll be meeting with the people who make the city work, and hear a stimulating range of opinions about our society's pressing concerns such as public housing, affirmative action, education and the role of the arts in our communities.
Students live in apartments in a diverse, bustling neighborhood, sharing cooking, cleaning and group responsibilities. All students learn how to safely use the city's buses and trains and take an urban safety workshop.
DATES AND COSTS ARE PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES
Dates: May 6-27, 2015
Program fee: $2,000
Leader: Walt Paquin
16 - 19 students
Elaine Suderman, Asst. Director of Cross-cultural Programs
Cross-cultural Program Office
College Hall second floor