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Access Chicago

Students in Chicago

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  • Guided by Professor Jim Marquardt, students cross the busy streets of Chicago. Guided by Professor Jim Marquardt, students cross the busy streets of Chicago.
  • Students learn the science behind the cooking in a top restaurant in Chicago. Students learn the science behind the cooking in a top restaurant in Chicago.
  • Taking the Metra train downtown is easy to do. Taking the Metra train downtown is easy to do.
  • Students travel to Chicago’s Navy Pier to explore the popular scene. Students travel to Chicago’s Navy Pier to explore the popular scene.
  • Professor Amanda Felkey talks to her students while on their trip to the Cabrini Green neighborhood in Chicago.  Professor Amanda Felkey talks to her students while on their trip to the Cabrini Green neighborhood in Chicago. 
  • Students wait for the CTA bus to take them to their next location around the city. Students wait for the CTA bus to take them to their next location around the city.
  • Professor Elizabeth Fischer gives the students some information about the Fulton Market neighborhood. Professor Elizabeth Fischer gives the students some information about the Fulton Market neighborhood.

The Second City is Our Second Campus 

At Lake Forest College, you don’t just read about the Caribbean Reef for a class assignment, but experience it first hand, getting a diver’s-eye view on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Shedd Aquarium. You don’t just study Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” on a projector slide, but see the paint strokes of the world-renowned masterpiece up close in person at the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago’s possibilities for hands-on learning are endless.

And just for fun

In addition, student-led Chicago Ambassadors lead you on excursions down the Chicago River, improv shows at The Second City, Cubs’ games, and more, all with your fellow Foresters and all for free. And just for fun!