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Experience the “best of both worlds” at Lake Forest College. Live and attend classes on our picturesque campus, then “escape” for a fun-filled day or night in Chicago.

  • Travel to Chicago by train. Students can purchase discounted Metra 10-ride tickets at the Center for Chicago Programs.
    Travel to Chicago by train. Students can purchase discounted Metra 10-ride tickets at the Center for Chicago Programs.
  • With just a flash of their student IDs at the front desk, Lake Forest students get free admission to the Art Institute.
    With just a flash of their student IDs at the front desk, Lake Forest students get free admission to the Art Institute.
  • Faculty travel to Chicago with their classes more than 200 times every academic year—that’s not including individual trips our students take in their free time.
    Faculty travel to Chicago with their classes more than 200 times every academic year—that’s not including individual trips our students take in their free time.
  • 86% of students conduct an internship in Chicago. Our students have worked at places like the Board of Trade, Chicago Public Radio, and the Goodman Theater.
    86% of students conduct an internship in Chicago. Our students have worked at places like the Board of Trade, Chicago Public Radio, and the Goodman Theater.
  • Up to 38 students live in the Loop every semester, where they complete coursework and up to 300 internship hours.
    Up to 38 students live in the Loop every semester, where they complete coursework and up to 300 internship hours.

Located 30 miles north of Chicago, Lake Forest College is roughly an hour’s commute from the city. The Metra rail line, located in downtown Lake Forest, is a 15-minute walk from campus, where trains run approximately 25 times per day, easily transporting students to (and from) the city.

 

 

Center for Chicago Programs

The Center for Chicago Programs, located in the Mohr Student Center, is the campus hub for all Chicago-related programming. Providing help with itineraries and transportation, bringing Chicago-area speakers and performers to campus, sponsoring various course-related field trips to the city, and so much more, the Center is your “one-stop-shop” for all things Chicago.


Living In The Loop

Through our Lake Forest College In The Loop residential program students spend a semester living, taking courses, and completing an internship at the College’s Chicago campus. Students reside on the seventh (top!) floor of Hostelling International-Chicago, which is located in the South Loop, the heart of Chicago’s thriving education district.

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