Chicago: the most American of American cities, the City in the Garden, the Second City. This summer you can explore the birthplace of modern architecture while living and learning on one of the premier university campuses in the country.
Founded in 1851
Located on Lake Michigan in Evanston, directly north of Chicago.
#9 on the U.S. News Best Colleges list
One of the country's premier academic and research centers.
Northwestern is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference.
Trips & Tours
An important part of the NSLC is seeing the sites around some of our nation’s greatest cities. These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and exclusive educational trips specifically tailored to your area of study.
These trips may include:
Gensler Architecture Firm | Turner Construction Active Construction Tour | Von Weise Associates | Chicago River Architectural Boat Tour | Navy Pier | Millennium Park | Magnificent Mile
Northwestern University Prosthetics and Orthotics Center | Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology | AbbVie Pharmaceuticals | Navy Pier | Magnificent Mile
Business & Emerging Technologies
Amazon Fulfillment Center | Blue Lacuna Innovation Center | Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management | Northwestern University Segal Design Institute | Magnificent Mile | Navy Pier
Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering | Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory | Argonne National Laboratory | U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago Lock System | mHUB, Technology Innovation Hub | Stern Pinball Factory | Navy Pier | Magnificent Mile
Medicine & Health Care
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine | University of Illinois, Chicago Simulation Center | Navy Pier | Magnificent Mile
Social Impact & Innovation
Greater Chicago Area Food Bank | PLANT Chicago | Global Health Initiative | Chicago History Museum | Mag Mile | Navy Pier