Join us this summer and explore your future in the Windy City.

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.

Northwestern University

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.

Go Wildcats!
Northwestern is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference.

Chicago Programs

Architecture

  • July 19 - July 27
  • July 31 - August 8

Biotechnology

  • June 25 - July 3
  • July 7 - July 15

Business & Emerging Technologies

  • July 19 - July 27
  • July 31 - August 8

Engineering

  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 15

Medicine & Health Care

  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 15
  • July 19 – July 27
  • July 31 – August 8

Social Impact & Innovation

  • July 19 - July 27
  • July 31 - August 8

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:

Architecture

Gensler Architecture Firm | Turner Construction Active Construction Tour | Von Weise Associates | Chicago River Architectural Boat Tour | Navy Pier | Millennium Park | Magnificent Mile

Biotechnology

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

Engineering

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

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