Famous for its many museums, exciting nightlife and friendly culture, Chicago is an All-American city. Listen to free jazz concerts in Grant Park and modern music concerts in Millennium Park. Visit the Willis (Sears) Tower, the Field Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. For more information check the school website.
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Explore Chicago, meet new people, and experience your new home for a full immersion experience. Each month, the Stafford House Chicago student ambassadors organize exciting activities to get you out of the classroom. You'll use your English language skills in real-life situations and experience everything Chicago has to offer. 

Each month, Stafford House Chicago creates a new calendar of activities for students. This means that, in addition to the English you learn in the classroom, you will have the chance to explore the city and the area, meet Americans, use English in real- life situations and really experience the people and culture of Chicago. You will also have a lot of fun! 

About Location

Chicago is famous for being one of the largest business cities in the US. Sixty-six Fortune 500® companies make Chicago their home. That’s why Stafford House Chicago is your #1 choice for starting a career in a global business.

The Chicago school is located on Michigan avenue with views of the lake and the Art Institute of Chicago. The school has a convenient student lounge and kitchen, free wireless internet, and a Career Counseling and College Advising Center. The school also has an Activity Corner where you can find out about interesting activities, local tours, events, and more about local transportation.

Teaching Method

  • An ETS® Certified Test Administration Site offering the iBT TOEFL exam 

Preparation Programmes

English preparation programmes


  • Located on the world-famous Michigan Avenue
  • Within walking distance to the city’s most prestigious dining, shopping and architectural landmarks
  • One block away from Millennium Park and close to Lake Michigan
  • 20 classrooms with TVs and computers
  • 41 computers in 2 labs, free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurants nearby, student kitchen
  • Walking distance to public transportation


  • Close to all public transportation including, bus, METRA train and the "L" train


  • 40+ host families, 3+ residence clubs
  • Independent Housing Options
  • Homestay
  • Residence Club

Social Programme

If you need more ideas, talk to the Stafford House Student Advisors. They can tell you fun, new places to visit in and around the city of Chicago.


  • Trip to the Shedd Aquarium
  • Tour of Kendall College
  • Music festivals in the park
  • Chicago Turkish Festival