Summer in Chicago
Loyola offers students an extraordinary summer experience in Chicago. When you're not attending classes, you'll have time to explore the city and engage in cultural, recreational, and entertainment opportunities. You can also take advantage of hundreds of internships and networking opportunities with the city’s Fortune 500 companies.
Fun in the Sun
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy everything Chicago has to offer. Make an effort to see all of the buildings and landmarks that make Chicago one of the most famous cities in the world. Stroll down to Buckingham Fountain, go to the top of Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower), and watch a sunset over Lake Michigan.
You can check out the exhibitions at Chicago's many museums, visit an art gallery, go to the zoo, walk through Lincoln Park, shop on Michigan Avenue, explore Chicago's many diverse neighborhoods, and catch a baseball game at Wrigley Field (home of the Cubs) or U.S. Cellular Field (home of the White Sox).
If you're lucky enough to be in Chicago this summer, you can enjoy the many summer events and festivals offered throughout the city. People travel from all over the world to attend Taste of Chicago, a food festival featuring hundreds of menu items from the city's hottest restaurants. The city hosts movie screenings in many Chicago parks and sponsors numerous street and music festivals, including the renowned Chicago Blues Festival.
Oh, yeah...you can go to the beach, too! Chicago is home to many public beaches adjacent to Lake Michigan. Enjoy a refreshing swim, play some beach volleyball, or just hang out with your friends. What's more summery than that?
Shaping Your Future
Many Loyola students also use the summer months as a time to prepare for their future careers. Loyola can help you land an internship with one of Chicago's top businesses, organizations, or nonprofit groups. You can also take advantage of networking and service-learning opportunities to explore your interests and enhance your resume.