Chicago Fall Break Road Trip, Oct. 18–21
Make the most of your fall break this year with a road trip to Chicago just for international students. Hosted by the Office of International Services, this four-day, three-night trip provides international students a safe, guided opportunity to explore the sights, cultural landmarks and museums of this world-class city, located just a few hours from St. Louis.
Accompanied by staff members from the Office of International Services, students will make new friends, take lots of photos and have fun while touring the Windy City's top attractions. With institutions like the Museum of Science and Industry on the itinerary, you will also advance your cultural knowledge and enhance your education.
Secure Your Spot by Aug. 1
The Fall Break Road Trip takes place Oct. 18–21 and is a new event hosted by the Office of International Services. The trip costs $500, which includes transportation to Chicago, your hotel room, two dinners and a CityPASS (a booklet of admission tickets for five of Chicago's most popular tourist attractions).
All interested international students must register and pay the trip fee in full by Aug. 1. For more information, contact Scott Fetters at 314-977-2490 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the course of the Fall Break Road Trip, you will:
- View Chicago from Skydeck, the suspended glass observation box on the 103rd floor of the 442-meter Willis Tower.
- Explore the iconic architecture and expansive green space of Millennium Park.
- Visit the largest science museum in the Western hemisphere, Chicago's Museum of Science Industry.
- Go shopping among the 460 retail stores of the renowned Magnificent Mile and check out the rides, restaurants and entertainment of Chicago's Navy Pier.
- Bite into a slice of Chicago's signature deep dish pizza at the legendary Lou Malnati's Pizzeria.
- During your free time, visit the Art Institute of Chicago, Adler Planetarium or Field Museum for free with your CityPASS.
A truly world-class city, Chicago's 2.7 million residents are spread across a diverse set of 200 neighborhoods representing more than 100 countries. Museums and art galleries add to the cultural experience while the 460 retails stores along the city's famed Magnificent Mile make it a shopping paradise.
You can find more information on Chicago and the city's various attractions and cultural institutions at the links below:
- Choose Chicago
- Museum of Science and Industry
- Millennium Park
- Navy Pier
- Shedd Aquarium
- The Magnificent Mile
Students will stay (two to a room) in the historic Whitehall Hotel in downtown Chicago, located a short walk from the John Hancock Center and Chicago's lakefront and minutes away from Millennium Park, Navy Pier, Willis Tower and the Art Institute of Chicago.