The Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture (formerly Urban Life Center) provides Manchester students with the opportunity to earn credit and work and learn in Chicago as part of their academic program. The Chicago Center is open to students in all majors seeking an urban internship. The Chicago Center offers special practicum experiences for social work majors and student teaching placements for education majors. As a long-standing academic partner with Manchester, the cost of this study away program is the same as our study abroad programs. For full-time students who are U.S. citizens, the cost of tuition, room and board is the same as attending Manchester, and financial aid packages apply. (Chicago Center summer programs are also available at additional costs for U.S. and international students.)
Representatives from the Chicago Center also visit campus each semester and appointments can be arranged. Students interested in the Chicago Center should meet with the Director of Study Abroad and Off-Campus Academic Programs (Professor Thelma Rohrer
) and begin planning early.