My 2012 stay in Chicago!
My 5 weeks in Chicago went too fast. It’s an almost-perfect city, clean and not too big. It offers a wide choice of activities; it is quite unique! I wanted to do everything, but I didn’t have enough time. The Kaplan school is ideally located in the heart of the “Loop” area, and it’s very well connected. It’s well organized and multicultural. I made friends from all over the world and we are still in touch through Facebook. Teachers are very professional, open and funny. They made us work without us even realizing; we laughed all the time!
The school organized activities to make us discover Chicago and meet the other participants. It was great!
As for the accommodation, the host family I stayed with was nice, but I decide to move out because I wanted to live more central. After my first week, I moved to the the “Loop” and lived in the heart of Chicago for the rest of my stay.
President Obama came to visit Chicago a few times, and each time it was very exciting… It was interesting to see how the city gets ready for presidential visits.
As for ESL, I can say that, since the first day, the staff has been very nice and organized. I am already thinking about my next language trip!
In Chicago, it can be hot and cold at the same time, and it’s always very windy. I highly recommend this programme and this agency. Thank you!