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  • Locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States;
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Associated Colleges of the Midwest 
  • Restrictions: St. Olaf College applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: Art, Business, Independent Study, Internship, Social Change, Urban Studies Language of Instruction: English
Course Number: 207 Program Host: ACM
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Department: OFFC
Advisor or Instructor: Richard Goedde Housing: Apartments
Program Description:
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This is your chance to experience college life in the vibrant city of Chicago!

The ACM Chicago Program: Arts, Entrepreneurship, & Social Justice gives you the knowledge and tools needed to address major issues facing cities today. You’ll also gain hands-on experience through internships and independent research.

Chicago photoExplore the arts, entrepreneurship, and social justice in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Working alongside faculty practitioners, you’ll discover Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, expand your worldview, and broaden your professional network. Whether you take a field trip to a start-up business, visit a storefront gallery, or interact with community activists, you’ll be engaged with and challenged by everything Chicago has to offer.

Global in its reach, yet distinctively American, Chicago was built on connections, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit. It’s also a hub of communication, commerce, and creative energy. Make lifelong connections with Chicagoans from all walks of life and enjoy the many museums, theatres, restaurants, recreational areas, and historical landmarks that call Chicago home.

  • Internship: Participate in an academically focused work experience, choosing from a diverse array of organizations and enterprises across the not-for-profit, business, and government sectors.
  • Independent Study Project: Draw upon Chicago’s vast resources to develop a guided project of your choice.
  • Seminar: Explore a program-related topic through readings, field visits, and guest lectures.
  • Core Course: Learn about Chicago through its history, neighborhoods, residents, and current issues.
In addition to fall and spring semesters, the Chicago Program offers a spring quarter/trimester schedule option.

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Pre-Approved GE Credits
This is a list of pre-approved GE credits.  If you want other courses to be considered for GE credit, contact your St. Olaf Program Advisor, Richard Goedde.  


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/22/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/22/2018 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.