What is Carthage in Chicago?
The Carthage in Chicago Program gives Carthage students the opportunity to hold an internship, take courses,complete a major academic project, and participate in weekend excursions during the Fall semester. There is also a course-only J-term option for students.
Where are students living while in Chicago?
Carthage is excited to partner with HI-Chicago to provide housing for participants. The cost of housing for the semester will be approximately $4,800 for a shared room within a two-bedroom suite. Each suite contains a kitchen, bathroom, common area, and two bedrooms. Complimentary wireless internet is provided. HI-Chicago will provide the following benefits to students:
- A central location within the Loop, which provides convenient access to internship sites, restaurants, museums, public transportation, and resources from nearby universities
- Daily complimentary continental breakfast
- Classrooms located within the HI-Chicago facility
- 24-hour security and key-card access to floors
- Social gathering areas and communal kitchens
- An international clientele which will provide cultural interactions
- Ongoing educational and cultural events
Do students take classes?
Yes. Course descriptions can be found here. Course offerings may change between semesters and typically fulfilled the following requirements: Writing Intensive, Global Heritage, Fine Arts, or Carthage Symposium.
Will students receive credit and/or compensation for their internship?
Students will be registering for an 8 credit internship (minimum of 16 internship hours per week) or research project. Employers are responsible for decisions regarding compensation.
When should students inquire about the program?
Students who are interested in participating should complete an online application as soon as possible. A one-on-one interview with members of the Carthage in Chicago Committee will be held to discuss the program. Students who are selected by the committee will work with Career Services to secure an internship. Juniors and Seniors will have first priority, but well-prepared sophomores will be considered.
Contact Erik Kulke, Director of Education Abroad – firstname.lastname@example.org