Chicago Trinity Adventure Provides Just That
This fall marked the first year of Trinity hosting the Chicago Trinity Adventure. The new CTA program gives incoming freshmen the opportunity to experience living and studying in Chicago while receiving college credit.
As part of the three-week program, which was held before the official start of the academic year, students earned three credits for completing the History 103 course. The program also gave them the chance to meet professors and make friends.
“We got to know our professor, Dr. John Fry, really well,” said Kailyn Baum ’12 of Hudsonville, Michigan. “He was super supportive as well as a great teacher.”
“While it was a challenge to teach our entire general education American history course in three weeks,” said Dr. John Fry, associate professor of history, “it was a pleasure to share the experience downtown with these talented and engaged students.”
Students not only earn college credit, they are able to experience Chicago first hand. This year’s participants lived in Chicago’s Gold Coast and enjoyed trips to Oak Street Beach, the Sears Tower, a White Sox game, and some favorite area restaurants. They also formed close friendships with other incoming freshmen.
“Now, at school, we're permanent fixtures in each other’s lives, and I think it may always be that way,” said Baum. “I praise God for the great friends I made through the program.”
Students enrolled in the program enthusiastically shared their excitement about their CTA experience and strongly encourage next year’s incoming freshmen to participate.
“The worst part of the program was that we couldn’t stay longer,” said CTA student Ashley Veurink ’12 of Platte, South Dakota.
For more information about the CTA program visit: http://tcc.trnty.edu/cta/.
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