Workers and adventurers from all around the world built this city of towers on the shores of Lake Michigan, and its rich multicultural history is reflected in a constellation of communities, cuisines and musical styles. Dine on Sichuan noodles, Greek meatballs or French cassoulet in the West Loop; check out the colorful murals by Mexican-American artists over in Pilsen, and listen to Chicago’s urban take on the Southern blues at Buddy Guy’s Legends or Kingston Mines.
Located on Chicago’s famous shopping boulevard, the Magnificent Mile – just across the street from the spectacular 1920s neo-Gothic skyscraper, the Tribune Tower
17 state-of-the art classrooms, with two comfortable student lounges
Excellent transport links with two bus stops outside, and “L”-train, Metra, and water taxi stops within 10 minutes’ walk or less
A short walk from the Chicago River and the popular summer spot of Oak Street Beach
University Placement Service:
Our University Placement Service (UPS) allows you to benefit from our extensive network of partner universities and colleges. Combined with our wealth of experience, we help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate courses. Learn more.
Languages spoken by staff:
Arabic, French, Italian, Russian, Turkish.
All teachers have a level of education normally represented by a degree and they also have a CELTA or equivalent qualification. Some also hold the higher level DELTA qualification, PGCE, or MA in applied linguistics.
This Kaplan International English school is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training).
This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.All courses offered by Kaplan International are avocational and recreational, and are not intended to lead to vocation, occupation or career opportunities. Kaplan International does not confer credits, certification, diploma or degree for any courses, and no credits are transferrable to institutions of higher education.
*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed in 2017.
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Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
Live with fellow students for more independence
Most residences are self-catering
Live and socialize with your new friends
Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations
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Our consultants speak many different languages so if you would prefer to contact us in your own language, please tell us in the message to our staff below.