The City of Chicago
Life in Chicago is a study in rich and revealing contrasts: it is home to Oprah, Obama, the Mercantile Exchange, and a patchwork of vital, culturally distinct neighborhoods; the Bears, the Bulls, the Fire, the Cubs, and the White Sox. It's the cradle of modern architecture, deep-dish pizza, world-class museums, innovative theater, and improv comedy.
Northwestern works with the renowned institutions in Chicago area to create opportunities for students to enhance their learning experience. At the Art Institute of Chicago, for example, there are internships for students in art history and arts administration, along with a collaboration that has engineering students working with conservators at the museum to research pigments, materials, and other properties or objects in the collection. Virtually every program at Northwestern makes Chicago a key factor in its curriculum through internships and field studies with internationally recognized partners.
To say that Northwestern students enjoy the advantages, attractions, distractions, and possibilities this city offers is an understatement. It is a place for fun, adventure, growth, and new beginnings. With the University's own free shuttle buses linking Evanston and Chicago as well as public transit and commuter rail lines near campus, it is easy for students to take advantage of all the city has to offer.