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Summer Session at UChicago

The University of Chicago fosters a community of thinkers who ask tough questions and embrace new ideas. This summer, learn, do, explore, and become more in our Summer Session programs, joining other students from around the globe who are as curious and idea-driven as you, at one of the world's great intellectual destinations.



Study alongside University of Chicago students or immerse yourself in experiential and discussion-based courses on everything from business and science to law and writing; join a field school in paleontology, a research-based biological science program; or experience what makes the UChicago collegiate experience unique in the interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Summer Program in Chicago and in Asia. Discover all that our summer programs for high school students have to offer.
Students enrolled at other colleges and universities may enroll in any of the Undergraduate Course Offerings, or apply to one of our credit-bearing Urban Studies programs, Methods and Policy and Placemaking, or Chicago in Beijing program to cover one year’s worth of Chinese language instruction in just eight weeks. Learn more about opportunities for visiting students today!
When you stay for Summer Quarter, you have your choice among many Undergraduate Course Offerings, you can live in campus housing, and enjoy the city when it is at its liveliest. You can also broaden your horizons, and learn a year’s worth of Chinese language instruction through the Chicago in Beijing program. Discover the opportunities that await you in Summer Session today!
Summer Session programs for international students at UChicago
Ranked 3rd in the US and 10th in the world for undergraduate education, UChicago is a global hub for inquiry, research, and education. Every year students from all over the world join us for a summer of discovery. Apply now, and you can become one of them. Learn more about applying for Summer Session as an international student today!
Updates Regarding Immigration
As President Robert J. Zimmer recently stated, the University of Chicago remains “committed to the active engagement of people from around the globe, and the open exchange of ideas that it brings,” as expressed in President Zimmer and Provost Daniel Diermeier’s January 30 letter to President Trump, communications to the campus community, and an amici curiae brief (which the University of Chicago signed along with 16 other major research universities). Please check the Office of International Affairs (OIA) website regularly for information and guidance.




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Like the University, the city is a center for innovation and discovery. Summer is the best time of year to explore our iconic skyline, world-class museums and theaters, lakefront beaches and parks, and diverse shopping, restaurants, and neighborhoods, where you can travel the world without leaving the city limits. Living and learning in Chicago means never running out of things to do, see, and enjoy.

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