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.
Explore 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.
Learn more at ACM.edu/Chicago.
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.
USA: CHICAGO PROGRAMS (ACM) APPROVED GE CREDITS