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Chicago is one of the BEST large cities in the USA! Our campus is in the heart of downtown, just blocks from the Art Institute, Grant Park, Millennium Park, Museum Campus and the Magnificent Mile. Students who have attended the "Difference" class have enjoyed visiting cultural institutions like the National Museum of Mexican Art and the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood as well as Chinatown, the third largest one outside of China. Past students at our "Discover class" have participated in activities such as a double decker bus tour, Chicago Architecture boat cruise, Hancock Tower viewing or comedy show and of course Chicago style pizza! Don’t miss out on this unique weekend class experience, and sign up for both classes to experience what Chicago has to offer! 


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Make a Difference & Discover The U.S.

Costs and Educational Hours

The 3-day weekend course offers 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits) for an all-inclusive price of $349, which includes tuition and registration, course materials, educational excursions including activities and transportation during class hours, and some meals.


Register for both courses at once (a double weekend package offering 72 hours/equivalent to 6 credits) for only $619.


Note: hours include pre-weekend assignments and follow-up work.

Classes are held at the following times
Friday: 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm (check-in from 3-3:25 pm)
Saturday: 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am. - 5:00 pm
Attendance is mandatory beginning on Friday, with check-in from 3:00-3:25 pm and classes starting at 3:30 pm, and does not end until Sunday at 5:00 pm. If you are late to class or leave early on Sunday, you will not be eligible to receive your completion letter. Travel arrangements or work commitments are not accepted as excuses for missing class hours.


Courses are offered in collaboration with the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Extension


Courses are held at Roosevelt University
Auditorium Building
425 S. Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

UCLA Extension Website

Housing is available as a courtesy to students who sign up for it during registration. Accommodations are at Hostelling International Chicago (24 E Congress Pkwy), which is just blocks away from campus. The cost is $100 for two nights for 1 bed in an 8-bed/1 bath dorm room shared with other APW students. The cost includes a basic breakfast.

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