The city that feels like home.

The Chicago Bean

The great city of Chicago is:

  • the third largest city in the U.S.
  • an international center for finance, technology
  • energetic, friendly with a rich culture and history.
  • a city that feels like home


In 2018, Chicago welcomed over 58 million visitors.

In 2019, Chicago will welcome you, too.

Chicago was definitely the perfect choice, because it’s a big city, has a lot to do, amazing landscapes and is a mix of different cultures, so they are very friendly with the foreigners. The food is really good, especially their special pizza, the deep dish pizza.

Aline Pantano and Maria Gehlen  |  Brazil

Public Transportation in Chicago

Students at UIC train stop

Chicago and the UIC campus are both easy to navigate and excellent for walking, biking and taking public transportation.

The Chicago train and bus system is called Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). The CTA is the second largest public transportation system in the U.S., with rail and bus lines within the City of Chicago and 40 neighboring communities.

UIC has its own convenient stop along the CTA Blue Line train: UIC-Halsted

Weather in Chicago

Chicago is known as the ‘Windy City’ partly because it is located on Lake Michigan, which creates a strong lake breeze.

You can experience all four seasons while in Chicago

Months Weather What students wear
Winter December, January, February Cold Heavy Coat, Boots, Scarves, Gloves, Hats
Spring March, April, May Warm, Rainy Raincoat, Boots, Sweaters
Summer June, July, August Hot, Sunny Sandals, Shorts, Sunglasses
Fall September, October, November Chilly, Cool Light Jacket, Sweater, Boots, Scarves

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