The City Life: Chicago
Our campus is located 40 miles northwest of the beautiful Windy City of Chicago. Students will often take the Metra train (which is located very close to our campus) into the city. It has been said to be one of the most culturally diverse and fun cities in America. Although we cannot list all the things you can do at Chicago, here are the top 10 favorites of our international students.
The Navy Pier has been a Chicago landmark since it opened in 1916. It now
showcases a unique collection of restaurants, shops and plenty of
entertainment. At Navy Pier you'll find the Chicago Children's Museum,
an IMAX theater, Crystal Gardens (an indoor botanical park), the Chicago
Shakespeare Theater and Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows.
Best view of Chicago from one of the world's tallest
buildings. The Willis Tower Skydeck offers FREE touch and tells computers
featuring Chicago’s landmarks in six languages.
Located in the heart of downtown Chicago. Today, with
its unprecedented combination of architecture, monumental sculpture and
landscape design, the 24.5 acre Millennium Park has become the crowning
achievement for Chicago in the tradition of its original founders.
The Magnificent Mile
Offers 460 stores in eight city blocks. Beyond
the Chicago favorites like American Girl, Crate & Barrel and
Niketown, choose from delectable restaurants, unique shops and several
museums and galleries to round out your day on the mile.
The Field Museum
Discover Sue, the largest and most complete T-Rex
ever found! At The Field Museum, you can get a bug's-eye view in
Underground Adventure, descend into an Egyptian tomb, watch a glowing
lava flow, be dazzled by sparkling gems, come nose-to-nose with the
man-eating lions of Tsavo, and learn about the worlds cultures and
Beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, the facility houses nearly
22,000 aquatic animals representing some 1,500 species of fishes, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds and
mammals from waters around the world.
Eating at Ed Debevic's is a Chicago tradition but it’s not the
only restaurant you should check out. Whether you are looking for
American, Thai, Italian, Chinese, or Mediterranean you’ve got plenty
of options. Take a walk down Michigan
Avenue or find your way to China Town or Little Italy. Whatever you
choose you won’t be disappointed.
Chicago Sports Teams
Whether you enjoy football, baseball,
basketball or soccer you will have a Chicago team to cheer on. Come out
and see the Chicago Bears play at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bulls at
the United Center, the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park, the Chicago White
Sox at US Cellular Field or the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 as both a museum
and school, first stood on the southwest corner of State and Monroe Streets.
The collection now encompasses more than 5,000 years of human expression from
cultures around the world, and the school's graduate program is continually
ranked as one of the best in the country.
Tour Chicago's world-renowned architecture aboard the
Architectural River cruise or experience Chicago's rich history on the
Historical Lake & River cruise. Boat tours depart daily from River
East Plaza, a short walk from Navy Pier.