Language studies in Chicago

Discover daily life in the USA and explore the Windy City with brand new eyes - and ears - on an English gap year course in Chicago! If you’re looking to create your own American dream and live in the USA while also building your skills and learning something new, Chicago is a great place to be based! Immersion in a new language and culture is the fastest way to boost your English skills, so what are you waiting for? Live right in the heart of it all on a gap experience in Chicago!

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    Giving onto the Magnificent Mile, our partner school is located in the heart of Chicago’s downtown area,...

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    From 497 EUR
    570 USD for 1 week

Why take an English long term course in Chicago?

  • Stay for an extended period of time in a new country, where you’ll experience full immersion and practise your English in everyday situations.
  • Meet people from around the world, and make friends with local people, in one of the world’s most famously friendly nations.
  • Explore the iconic city of Chicago, getting to know it outside the guidebooks and tourist locations.
  • Discover the American Midwest, and travel to new cities around the USA, where you’ll develop a better understanding of the United States and create incredible memories wherever you go.

What you’ll do on your English gap year course in Chicago


At ESL, our gap experiences abroad are completely flexible - you just have to decide how long you want to stay (or if you want to travel somewhere else, too, let us know!) and we’ll help match you with the right English long term course in Chicago. We work closely with our partner schools to offer a wide variety of courses that reflect ESL’s high quality standards. You’ll be taken on a fully immersive linguistic and cultural journey, where you have the chance to learn English in an authentic environment and discover what life is truly like in the USA. A gap experience with ESL is like nothing you’ve ever done before!

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