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First-year students score Chicago Ambassador trip

Student winners enjoyed an all-expenses-paid trip to Skydeck Chicago at the Willis Tower and Eataly Chicago, an Italian marketplace.

Chicago Ambassador Nikoletta Raso ’17 led a group of first-year students and their Forester Guides on a fun-filled trip to Chicago on Saturday, October 1.

First-year students built cardboard structures as part of the Center for Chicago Programs and Career Advancement Center’s New Student Orientation Event: Envision Your Future. The prize for the teams with the winning structures was a customizable Chicago Ambassador trip. This past Saturday, first-year students cashed in on that prize, with an all-expenses-paid trip to the Skydeck and Eataly.

The misting rain did not deter the group from traveling to the city via the Metra and then navigating downtown on the CTA. Raso used the opportunity to share a few street smarts with the group, answering questions about riding the “L,” places to eat, and fun things to do. The first stop was Willis Tower, where students braved the “ledge” and took in the views. Next, it was on to Eataly for lunch, where they dined on caprese, gelato, and more.

Student-led Chicago Ambassador trips are sponsored by the Center for Chicago Programs, where tickets and transportation are paid for by the Center. Watch for news on two more trips during the fall semester.