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Make friends. Have fun. Flourish.

The University of Chicago’s Summer Session programs bring together a global community of thinkers who ask tough questions and embrace new ideas. Are you an insatiable learner? Do you learn best by doing? Join fellow engaged, idea-driven students from around the globe as you dig in —sometimes literally—to a Summer Session program at one of the world’s great intellectual destinations.

Where the classroom comes to life

Feeding off the vitality of one of the world’s most dynamic cities, and touting a faculty heralded for its research and teaching excellence, each of our Summer Session courses has its own heartbeat. Participating in UChicago’s Summer Session means tapping into the pulse of a diverse community of forward-thinking scholars, all while extending your education into one of the world’s great cities.

In Chicago

Daytrips out to the lakeshore. Selfies from the top of the Sears Tower or in front of the Bean. Cubs games under the lights. The pleasures of Lake Michigan mixed with the infectious energy of the city make summers in Chicago a once-in-a-lifetime sight to behold, and all of it a mere “L” ride away.

Around the U.S.

UChicago’s Summer Sessions courses attract students from all across America. Take a seat beside fellow students in our Stones and Bones paleontology course, or our Pathways Program in Economics, and soon you may have a friend for every star on the flag.

International

Students and faculty come from all around the world to take advantage of the University of Chicago’s resources. Life on UChicago’s campus is a mosaic of cultures, languages, and backgrounds, and it won’t take long for you to see the rich diversity that contributes to UChicago’s reputation as a global center.

Around the U.S.

UChicago’s Summer Sessions courses attract students from all across America. Take a seat beside fellow students in our Stones and Bones paleontology course, or our Pathways Program in Economics, and soon you may have a friend for every star on the flag.

International

Students and faculty come from all around the world to take advantage of the University of Chicago’s resources. Life on UChicago’s campus is a mosaic of cultures, languages, and backgrounds, and it won’t take long for you to see the rich diversity that contributes to UChicago’s reputation as a global center.

“I will never forget this experience, as well as the things I learned and friends I met. Thank you UChicago for such a life changing experience.”
—Physics of Stars student

"I cannot begin to say how much I enjoyed the Socratic Seminar style of learning—the answers were not given, they were discovered.”
—Stephanie W.